Friday, April 23, 2010

Our Mother's Day Adventure: Paper Corsage

Maren is already thinking ahead with this cute wrist corsage that I will definitely wear on Mother's day.
This is a kid friendly project, you probably already have scraps of paper left over from other craft projects. Maren made this in a few minutes while just watching TV.
Here's what you'll need: 3 coordinating scrapbook paper, 1 brad, ribbon, 1 glue dot,scissors. Step 1: Using a 5" square of paper, fold in triangle shape, fold in half , in half again. Cut a round curve to make the petal. Unfold and repeat with a 3" square, 2" square. Step 2: Starting with the largest flower, layer them with the smallest on the top. Using a brad poke a small hole and insert the brad. Step 3: Cut ribbon 10" long and use a glue dot to attach the ribbon to the back of the flower.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Our Adventure: Fabric Flowers

This week's adventure, we made fabric flowers.
Here's what you'll need to make 1 flower:
3 Fabric Squares (coordinating patterns and 3 sizes)
Hot Glue Gun
A Button
Wooden Craft Stick
Step 1: Fold square into a triangle. then fold in half and in half again.
Step 2: Cut in a zigzag pattern.
Step 3: After each square has been cut, glue each piece (largest to smallest) together. Push down with wood craft stick(so you don't burn your self).
Step 4: Glue on a button, pushing it on with the stick.
Step 5: Turn the flower upside down while still hot, using the wooden stick push on the sides to form bowl shape ( this gives the once flat flower some shape).
Step 6: Let the flower cool and can be added to headbands, bags, and more. Or a pin or clip can be glued to the back of the flower to add some flair to your clothes or hair.