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Ice Cream Cone Banner-A Craft

8 Jul


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I started my first class/camp of the summer today, so I was in a very sunny mood! Nothing screams ‘summer’ to me like an ice cream cone, so I made this cheery banner to brighten up my room. It’s very easy to make and has great results, so let’s get started…

Y O U   W I L L   N E E D: Colorful paper, markers, scissors, a pencil, ribbon, tape, a glue stick, and a ruler.

  1. Start by drawing out your cones on a tan piece of construction paper, (or you can print out a cone pattern. I used this one over at Miss Tiina’s.)
  2. Cut out your cones and trim any bumpy edges.
  3. Draw, cut, and decorate your ice cream scoops. Make sure they’re the right size to fit your cones.
  4. Glue the cones and ice cream scoops together.
  5. Lay your ice cream cones out on a piece of matching ribbon, making sure there’s enough space before you cut it.
  6. Tape the ice cream to the ribbon and enjoy!

Have a wonderful week,


Make A Spring Word Garland-A Craft

22 Feb


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I am so sick of snow. There is still so much on the ground outside and now it’s just all slushy and bothersome….If you can’t tell, I really, really, really want it to be spring! So, yesterday, even though it’s pretty early, I made a spring word-themed garland to brighten up my room! It does take a bit of time, but the results are gorgeous, so let’s get started…

You Will Need: Paper, Construction Paper, Scissors, Tape, Glue, Ribbon, a Pencil, and Markers, (crayons or colored pencils also work)

Step 1- Divide your paper into squares according to how large you want each letter to be.

Step 2- Sketch one letter in each square. I used a flower lettering from the American Girl A-Z Letter Art book, where you just draw a flower and put a swirly letter inside, but you can choose whichever font you would like.

Step 3- Color the letters in.

Step 4- Cut the squares out.

Step 5- Cut squares out of construction paper that are slightly bigger than your letters. Glue these to your letters so they act as a border.

Step 6- Tape onto a ribbon.

Step 7- Hang up your garland, and you’re done!


Broken Ladder Friendship Bracelet-A Craft

27 Jan



Yesterday I posted my Love List and I featured a friendship bracelet I made last week: the Broken Ladder! It’s an easy pattern, and turns out amazing, so let’s get started…

You will need- Four colors of embroidery thread, scissors, a ruler, and something to hold the thread down while you tie it, (a clipboard works well.)

Step 1- Start by cutting about 56 inches of embroidery thread in four colors.

Step 2- Fold the thread in half and tie off at the top. (So now you should have eight threads that are 28 inches each.)

Step 3- Space out your strings so that they are on the other side of each other. (So in my case, dark pink was the farthest out on both the right and left, then purple, then turquoise, and the light pink strings were next to each other in the middle.)

Step 4- (To make the rest of these steps easier, I’ll just explain them in my colors) Start by tying the dark pink thread on the left to the purple thread on the left. Double knot it. Do the same on the turquoise and light pink threads.

Step 5- Repeat on the right.

Step 6- Now the two dark pink threads should be next to each other in the middle. Double knot them together.

Step 7- Then do the same thing with the purple thread. Keep doing this until you have a line of knots in each color.

Step 8- Now take the purple, turquoise, and light pink threads on the left side and group them together. Tie the dark pink thread around all three of these 10 times. Then do this on the right side.

Step 9- Now repeat steps 4-8 again, but this time start with purple instead of dark pink, (and then turquoise and light pink as you continue your bracelet.) Keep doing this until your bracelet is long enough to fit around your wrist.

Step 10- Tie off the ends, and you’re finished!

Adapted from the Klutz Friendship Bracelet Making Book. 


Make A Penguin Garland-A Craft

6 Jan


Slide1On my bedroom door, I usually make a garland to hang up, but since for the holidays I had made an evergreen tree garland, it was time for something new. I decided to make a penguin-themed one to match the stuffed animal penguins I made myself from a sewing kit. This craft does take a bit longer than my other garlands, but the results are adorable!

You Will Need-Scrapbook/construction paper, scissors, glue, tape or a stapler, and ribbon.

Step 1- Sketch out a penguin (just the body, no feet or details needed for now) on a piece of blank paper and cut it out to act as your tracer.

Step 2- Using your tracer, cut out 5-8 penguins. Then cut out noses, feet, and white circles for your penguins.

Step 3- Glue your penguins together and draw on eyes.

Step 4- Lay your penguins out on a piece of ribbon to make sure you have enough space for all of them.

Step 5- Staple or tape your penguins on the ribbon.


Make Paper Snowflakes (The New and Improved Version!)

11 Dec


Make Paper SnowflakesLast year, (or was it 2 years ago?) I posted a craft on making paper snowflakes. This year I made some more, but I cut and folded them differently, and I think that it’s a much easier way to make them, and the results are better! So without further ado…

You will need: Paper, a bowl (or something else you can trace to get a circle), scissors, and a pencil

IMG_4086Step 1: Start by tracing a circle on your paper using the bowl as a tracer. Cut the circle out.

SnowflakesStep 2: Fold the circle in half, and then into quarters, and then once more, (Like shown above.)

IMG_4092Step 3: Draw out your design on the paper. (The one in the picture is a basic design, I added more details to the finished snowflake.)

IMG_4093Step 4: Cut the design out. (Be careful no to cut to far to the edge, you don’t want to cut off half of your snowflake!)

IMG_4095Ta-da! You have a snowflake!


Make A Winter Garland-A Craft

4 Dec


Winter GarlandA few days ago, I made an adorable (I think it did come out quite good!) drawing of winter animals in an evergreen forest-which is what inspired this season’s garland! It only takes about 30-45 minutes to complete, and I think it’s the perfect wintery decoration to hang on a door or bulletin board.

You will need: Scrapbook paper, a pencil, scissors, ribbon, and a stapler.

Step 1: Start by sketching an evergreen tree on any type of paper you want, and then cut it out. This will be acting as your tracer.

Step 2: Using different construction and scrapbook paper, cut out more trees. You will need about 5-10 of these, depending on how big yours are. (Mine were about three and a half inches.)

Step 3: With your ribbon, staple the trees onto it, but make sure you lay them out first to make sure you have enough space.

Step 4: Enjoy!


Make A Ghost Garland! (The Spooky Adventures of Lulu, Day 2)

28 Oct


Since I showed you my Halloween animation about two ghosts yesterday (I thought it came out really cute:)), I decided I would continue my theme, and make a ‘ghost garland’ today…

craftYou will need: Scrapbook Paper, Scissors, a pencil, ribbon or thread, tape, and a marker.

Step 1: Start by sketching out a ghost shape on a blank sheet of paper and cutting it out so you can use it as a tracer.

Step 2: Use the tracer to draw and cut out ghosts on pattered scrapbook paper. (You’ll need about 10-15 ghosts.)

Step 3: With your marker, decorate your ghosts. (I just gave them happy faces:))

Step 4: Tape (or staple and glue if you prefer,) your ghosts onto a piece of ribbon or thread, (but don’t cut it until after you have taped everything to make sure you have enough space.

Step 5: Enjoy!

Check back tomorrow for a fun Mimi story!