Tuesday, January 29, 2013

New Year's Resolution Piggy Bank

Want to save money yourself or teach your children to save?  Do it in a cute way with a piggy bank decorated with napkins - yes, napkins!  So simple and so adorable!

What You'll Need
Piggy bank
Napkin, one with a fun print
White glue
Brush, wide
Paint for detail, optional

 How to Make It
1.  Remove the non-printed plys of the napkin and discard.
2.  Cut out designs from napkin.
3.  Brush glue in the area where you'll place one piece of napkin.  Place napkin piece over glue. Brush with glue.  Continue with all pieces. Let dry.
4.  If desired, add details like eyes and nose with paint.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Target Plastic Bag Flowers

What do you do with all those holiday shopping bags?  Make flowers with them, of course!

Plastic Bag Flowers

Materials needed
Plastic bags, color for flowers and green
Cotton swab

Cut cotton swab and straw in half. Cut green bag into ½” x 6” pieces. For each flowers, cut a 6” square of plastic bag. Fold in half. Fold in half, again forming a square.  Place cotton swab in center of square with swab end up and twist plastic bag around it. Place in straw. Cut around plastic bag to form circle. Tie leaf strip around straw.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Make Your Own Time Capsule

What a sweet way to remember a special year (or occasion) with this adorable time capsule you make yourself!

FYI - this project is from the Aleene's Creative Living archives so some products may not be available. Substitute good quality products and you'll create a great project.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Wood Burned Projects

Was your New Year's resolution to organize recipes, control your kid's treasures or frame your favorite photos?  Do it in a unique and very personal way with wood burned words.