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Archive for June, 2010

Pencil Holder

Today I am going to make special gift especially on Father’s day. This is one of the best gifts for your father that even small kids can also make and present it to their father. It is not expensive and not so many items are required. Just by utilizing recycled material, you can make wonderful pencil holder that your dad would love to place it on his office table to hold daily use stationery. This craft is home made but really special.

The things you need are:

• 4 toilet paper tubes
• Scissors
• Scrap of heavy cardboard
• Stapler
• Acrylic paints
• Paint brush or markers
• Glue

Take the toilet paper tubes and cut each about 1 inch wide. Join them together with the help of stapler in shape of 4 leaf clover. Now cut a circle bigger than the paper tube holder, place it on the center of that cupboard and make outline with the help of pencil. Now take off the paper tubes, apply glue in the outline and place those tubes on the glue. Fix it and wait until it becomes dry.

Now paint the tubes and make several designs according to your choice. You can use stencil before using paint on the tubes. Apply stickers, stones, glitter etc. This is the time where you can show your creativity and your artistic nature will support you here. You can use stars, dots, triangles of different color that also look great. Use paint of differ color scheme to make it more eye-catching.

Party Crafts

Crafts can be made from different household things. Making art and craft things at home are really a fun. You can make several projects at home and use it for decoration purpose. Today I am going to share with you a very simple and easy home craft; even your kids can make it because to work on this craft is safe and sound in all respect. You can place this craft at some party and enjoy its noise.

The things you need are:

• 2 plastic disposable cups
• Colored electrical or craft tape
• Pony beads, wood beads or beans, rice, popcorn kernels, jingle bells, small stones
• Paint and paintbrush

Take one of the plastic glasses and fill it with colorful beads, wood beads, small stones, beans, jingles bells etc. Put the other plastic cup on the filled cup with beads to enclose it. Now with the help of craft tape or any colorful electrical tape join it from the center that will give the look of boarder line. Now decorate the party shaker from outside the wall by making different patterns or by pasting colorful stickers on it. Now it is ready to place anywhere at home.

Handmade Frames

Frames look eye-catching and beautiful while placing on the side table of the bedroom. You can place them in your kid’s bedroom as well as in your drawing room with your family photos. Photo frames are very easy to make at your home by yourself. This is the perfect gift that you can give to your loved ones. Today I am going to share with you how to make these photo frames at home.

The things you need are:

• Cardboard
• Lace ribbon
• White, red, or pink card stock
• Scissors
• Pen
• White glue
• Hot glue gun
• Conversation heart candies

Draw the sketch on the paper of the frame with boundary’s outline as well. Take cardboard and place this paper on it to trace the sketch. Now cut the layout of the cardboard. Then cut out the frame from inside the white paper and draw the sketch on the card stock with this white paper layout. Now apply glue on the back of the frame edges and paste it on the cardboard edges. Allow it to dry.

For the frame edges pattern, you can use different color of card stock. Take ribbon and paste it on the stock cards to add elegant look to the rectangular frame. Now take candy heart and add hot glue at back, place it on the frame. To stand the frame cut a rectangular piece of cardboard and paste it at the back end of the frame. Now your frame is ready to add photo of your beloved.