Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Big 4-0! 40 Blows & 40 Sucks

My oldest brother is doing it! He's turning 40 next month. Let the fun begin for some cute crafties for him.

For these "40" Jars I used:

  • 2 mason jars with lids
  • At least 40 gum balls
  • At least 40 "suck" candies. I used suckers and other bulk hard candy
  • Photo Paper
  • Double Sided Sticky Tape
  • Hole Punch
  • Ribbon

This is a simple project. Fill each jar with 40 candies. Print out a 40 Sucks and 40 Blows label. Punch holes in the photos on each side, run a ribbon through them to secure them to the jar. Before securing, tape the label to the jar. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Wine Cork Wreath

I love making crafts with things I have laying around. I had been wanting to enter the world of wreath making. Pretty scary for someone who has never done anything like that. 

For this project I used:

1 12" wooden wreath (from Michael's, less then $2 with coupon)
Wine Corks
Fat Wired Ribbon (purchased after the holidays for .50)
Glue gun with lots of glue sticks.

I started with the wooden wreath honestly because I wasnt sure of my skills and it was the cheapest wreath I could find.

I laid my corks out in a pattern to my liking. The champagne style corks worked well for my pattern because they fit snugly into each other.

Then I glued away!

After all the corks were secure I wrapped the ribbon around the wreath. 

Lastly, I made a bow out of the last of my ribbon and glued it to the top. I had never made a bow before, but it was really very simple.

Ta-da! My 1st wreath is complete.

I am very pleased with the results. It was incredibly easy to make once I dug into the project.