DIY · Robin's Artwork

Hand Painted Storage Chest

"Pocket Full of Sunshine" - hand painted storage chest - haphazardhomemaker.com

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DIY · Robin's Artwork

Making Time for Making Art

I have seriously missed having a creative outlet by painting and crafting. Living in a small home, I really don't have the space to spread out, set up my supplies and work on a project that will take me several days. Any craft or artwork I have done in the last few years have been… Continue reading Making Time for Making Art

DIY · Holidays

Fun Banners

My friend over at Kellys DIY has made some bright and fun patriot decorations for 4th of July. These would be so much fun to get the family together for a Family Craft Session. Be sure to check out her other posts, because she does all kinds of simple and amazing craft projects!

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For this project you will need Scrapbook pages in patriotic colors. You start by cutting the paper in half. Take one half and start at the widths end, and fold under and fold back over like you’re making a fan.

 

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Then you fold it in half again, and press down on the folded part really hard with your fingers to strengthen that fold. Be sure the ends line up with each other and glue the ends together. You can use Aleenes tacky glue or hot glue.
Now take the two ends and bring together and glue…it will look like this:

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Then I decided a star would be perfect in the middle

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Added glitter around the edges!

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Then I started making a bigger one….

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This one is bigger. What I did was cut the blue scrap paper in half again, make the folds on both, then glue them together. You glue…

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Free Printable Chinese Fortune Greeting Card

My blogging friend Patty shared directions to make this super cute card. I love how simple it is, yet every bit as cute as a store-bought card. Perfect for many occasions just by changing the fortune!

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I don’t know how much $$$ I have spent on silly greeting cards through the years.  It was always fun to go through the racks and buy the cards that made me giggle out loud.  I think I liked cards because it made letter writing easier…less room to write!

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It’s fun to get a greeting card for no occasion at all, just because someone is thinking of YOU!  I like ones with silly messages like the Chinese fortunes I collected after I Googled “free Chinese fortunes”.

Silly Chinese Fortunes:

1. Some days you are pigeon, some days you are statue. Today, bring umbrella.
2. Two can live as cheaply as one, for half as long.
3. Your reality check about to bounce.
4. Two days from now, tomorrow will be yesterday.
5. Your inferiority complex not good enough. Try harder.
6. When chosen for jury duty, tell judge “fortune cookie…

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DIY · Gift Ideas

Butterfly Mobile

I saw this post a few days ago from my friend over at kelleysdiy.com and I just couldn’t stop thinking about how cute this project was, so I decided to share it. This can be made up in any colors of your choice to match your decor, and the butterflies switched out for little animals or birds. The perfect craft to do together with a child.

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Remember the Beautiful Baby Shower Mobile I showed you the other day? Well, after a friend saw it, she wanted me to help her create a pretty mobile for her room.
I wrote this last summer….reposting for a friend.
My young friend has been spending a lot of time with me during her summer break making crafts. She loves crafting as much as I, well almost. We picked out bright papers at Joann’s to go with her bedroom colors. She saw the mobile I made from Baby Shower papers and fell in love with my idea.
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For this project you need a butterfly punch (mine is Martha Stewarts) , (or you can use any design punch you would like.) illusion cord, 2 embroidery hoops (larger and smaller) paper or scrapbook paper, pkg. of assorted mirrors, 3 different ribbons and a thinner ribbon for hanging. You will only use one of…

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