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Decorate Your Headbands-A Craft

22 Sep

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While my sister was browsing Pinterest the other day, she found this fun craft that was the inspiration for the super awesome headbands above! They are actually super easy to make, and you can wear then with all sorts of outfits. Below are the directions on how to make them in three steps.

You Will Need-A headband (we just got some cheap ones at the store), embroidery thread, glue, and scissors.

1. With your glue, make a little dab at one end of the headband, and stick the embroidery thread on it. Start to twist around the headband with your thread until it’s completely covered.

2. When you reach the other end of the headband, make another glue dab and secure the thread. Cut off any extra.

3. If you want, you can add a second shade of embroidery thread. Follow the same steps as you did with the first color, but don’t cover it all, so you can see both shades. Let dry.

Enjoy,

Lulu:)

Make A Fall Garland-A Craft

1 Sep

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Hi! Now that the new school year is about to start, (I go back on Wednesday!) I decided I would make a fun craft to go along with it! Enjoy!

You Will Need: Scissors, Scrapbook Paper, Ribbon, A Stapler, Tape, Craft Foam (Which can be substituted for brown construction paper.)

  • Start by sketching an apple on scrap paper, and cutting it out. This will act as  your tracer.
  • Using your tracer, cut out at least ten apples (they should each be about two inches big) on different pieces of scrapbook paper.
  • With brown craft foam, cut out small rectangles for the stems of your apples, and tape them on.
  • Lastly, staple your apples onto a matching ribbon, and enjoy!

Make A Summer Garland-A Craft

15 Jun

Since summer is just about here, I decided to make a more seasonal appropriate design to update the spring garland I made a few months ago. This time I used…

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Popsicles!

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You Will Need-String, Glue, Scrapbook Paper, Scissors, Brown Foam, Tape

1. Start by cutting out oval shaped pieces of scrapbook paper until you have 10-12 “popsicles.”

2. Next, cut out small rectangles from the brown foam to act as sticks.

3. Glue them onto the popsicle tops, and let dry.

4. Tape the popsicles to a long piece of string, leaving a little bit leftover on the ends, so that you can easily hang up the garland.

Have fun crafting!

How to Draw a Spring Butterfly in 5 Easy Steps-A Craft

19 Apr

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(Butterfly clip art from My Cute graphics)

Hey! I’m currently on my spring break, and the weather is super nice today, so I thought I would do another spring step-by-step drawing. Anyways, butterflies are very easy to draw, and are fun to decorate, so…

Step 1: Start by drawing one large oval (this will be your bigger wing) with waves on the side, but don’t close it. Continue by making a another smaller oval, connecting it to the line (from the other wing).

Step 2: Now draw your body. For this butterfly, I just made a stretched out oval, and drew a face, but a line of connecting circles can work too. Next, add the antennae by drawing two long swirls coming out of the head.

Step 3: Then, draw the other wings, and try to make them as symmetrical as possible. If it’s easier, you can fold the paper in the middle, and then you can trace the other side.

Step 4: Decorate! I drew two teardrop shapes on the larger wings, and swirls on the smaller ones, but you can pretty much do what ever you want with it.

Step 5: Lastly, you get to color! I tried to use fun springy shades, but your butterfly can be in whatever colors you would like:)

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Speaking of butterflies, my sister and I made this awesome drawing on our chalkboard wall at our house! Isn’t it cool?

How To Make A Mini Scrapbook-A Craft

30 Mar

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(Adapted from the photo album craft in the 2013 April/May issue of Discovery Girls) 

You Will Need-Paper, Fabric, Glue, Scissors, A Ruler, and (optional) cardboard

Step One, Fold two pieces of paper in half lengthwise, then fold them again, but this time the other way. Now open them up, and make sure each fold has good creases.

Step Two, Glue the edges of the two pieces together, so that they become one long strip of paper, then lay it aside.

Step Three, Cut out a fabric rectangle that is four by five inches large. Next, cut out a 3 by 4 and half-inch big piece of cardboard. You can also fold a piece of paper in half, then cut it to the right size, and glue the rectangles together to replace the cardboard.

Step Four, glue the cardboard to the piece of fabric, and cut off the edges so they’re round instead of sharp.

Step Five, make a square of glue on the cardboard, and fold the fabric in so it stays. Let dry.

Step Six, Now take the strip of paper you put together earlier, and glue it on to the cover you made, (make sure you DON’T glue it on the side covered in fabric.)

Step Seven, let this dry, and you have your photo album!

Step Eight, Decorate the cover, and fill the scrapbook with fun pictures and drawings:)

How To Draw a Spring Bunny in 5 Steps!-A Craft

19 Mar

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I love to draw cute animals when it seems like spring is right around the corner, and my favorite is an adorable bunny:) It’s very easy to make, so I decided to show you how!

You Will Need-Paper, a pencil, and some type of coloring tool

Step 1: First start by sketching a large oval shape, (in my picture, I made the sides curve in) and drawing a face on it for your bunny’s head.

Step 2: Now draw the ears, (Tip: for this type of bunny I would recommend making them flop down instead of up.) Don’t forget to shade in some pink near the insides!

Step 3: To make your bunny’s body, start to draw an oval shape, but don’t complete the bottom. Instead, make two front paws. Now add the paws in the back so it looks like the bunny is sitting down.

Step 4: Next add the fluffy tail, and the basic bunny is done!

Step 5: Decorate and finish adding color! (Tip: Add some quick lines to the drawing, so it looks like fur!)

Spring Flower Garland-A Craft

9 Mar

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Since it’s been so snowy and cold lately, I thought I would bring some awesome spring cheer with this easy craft!

You will need-Scissors, colored-paper, yarn, tape/glue, felt/fabric, and a pencil.

First, start by cutting out flower shapes in your colored-paper. I found it’s a lot easier to sketch them lightly, and then cut them out. Try to use at least three different colors, so your garland is bright and cheerful:)

Next, cut out different color circles out of felt or fabric. Make sure you have all different sizes, and glue or tape them to the middle of your flower.

Then, cut a piece of yarn, you think is big enough to hold all your flowers. Just to be on the safe side, lay them out before you glue/tape them on.

Lastly, you’re done! You can hang it up on your door, or bulletin board to add some fun color!