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Craft Corners is like a little workshop with corners for stitching, handmade jewelry, recycled crafts and ideas for home & garden or your art and design projects.
We also like to help you prepare unique decoration for special events such as birthday, Halloween, wedding or other family celebrations. Anything made of fabric, wood, plastic, glass, metal can be turned into something amazing.
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Handmade Halloween cards – Handmade cards are so much better than store bought, because they are personal and you can make them prettier too! This craft should be fun not stressful. Don’t feel like every card needs to be identical. Try different combinations of patterns and elements to create an original festive card each time.
Here’s what you need:
- Colored paper – try orange, black or purple
- Hot glue gun
- Colored hot glue gun sticks – try silver or orange
- Halloween themed seal stamp
- Halloween stickers
- Avery glue pen
- Patterned scissors
- Halloween stamps
- Halloween stamp pads – try silver
Here’s what you do:
- Take one piece of paper and fold it in half or however you want the card to open. After you’ve folded it, take your patterned scissors and cut the edges. Just don’t cut the fold of course!
- Then take your other colored paper – maybe purple, purple on black would look great – and cut a square or rectangle that is a half inch to an inch smaller than the front of your card.
- Take your Avery glue pen and glue this piece of paper to the front of your card.
- To make easy Halloween seal stamps to decorate your card, simply use some colored hot glue on a scratch piece of paper. As soon as it’s on the paper hold the Halloween seal stamp on top of the hot glue until it hardens, then remove it. You should be able to peel the seal stamp off of the scratch paper. You can use these to decorate your card by gluing them on.
- To complete your card, use Halloween stamps and stickers to decorate the rest of your card. Make sure you use a greeting like “Happy Halloween.” Maybe you have a sticker or a stamp that has a greeting you can use already. Other items you can use are ribbon, patterned Halloween paper or even items around your home that you can recycle.
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Dads can be difficult to shop for a lot of the time. It may even seem like they would be content not receiving anything on a birthday or Father’s Day. But remember that he deserves better than that. One thing that I have come to learn about dads is that they are sometimes not as good as moms are at keeping their things organized. So, next time you want to give your old man something he can really appreciate, how about you show him a way to keep all his little belongings from getting scattered all over the place.
A good way for your dad to keep his things in order is by putting them inside a gentlemen’s jewelry box, so you can certainly get him one of those. But, be sure to transform it into something that comes from the heart. If the jewelry box is wooden, paint it his favorite color and add a design that is meaningful to him or even decorate the interior. Your father will greatly appreciate seeing that you have made something that caters to his very own tastes.
There is just one more very important step in the personalization process. You have to make the jewelry box truly his by putting his name on it. This is rather easy to do as you can get some metal frames for labels metal frames for labels and attach them to the box using a hot glue gun.
There you go, you have a gift for your dad, husband, or brother that meets all the criteria of a great present: useful, thoughtful, personalized, and it comes from the heart. Most importantly, every time he opens up that box, he will not see the little items that he uses it to hold. Rather, he will see the effort that you put into it.
There are so many new creative ways to decorate pumpkins aside from the basic pumpkin face carving. Pumpkins are a traditional decorative piece for fall, especially Halloween and Thanksgiving. Now-a-days you might see bejeweled pumpkins, painted pumpkins or etched pumpkins. Here are a few alternative pumpkin decorating ideas you can try this year.
What you need: Black acrylic paint, orange pumpkin, painter’s tape, etching tools, white chalk and Vaseline
Here’s what you do: Cover the stem of your pumpkin with painter’s tape. Then paint the whole pumpkin with your black acrylic paint. After it dried, take your white chalk and draw whatever design you desire on your pumpkin. Use the etching tools to carve out the designs you made with white chalk. Using a little bit of Vaseline on the exposed part of the pumpkin will help it last longer. Remove the painter’s tape and your pumpkin is complete!
Modern carved pumpkin (see picture above)
What you need: Metallic spray paint, black acrylic paint, painter’s tape, Funkin (or fake craft store pumpkin) and Dremel tool
Here’s what you do: Cover the stem of your pumpkin with painter’s tape. Spray paint the pumpkin with a metallic color that you like outdoors. Once it dries, make a design with the black acrylic paint. Once it dries use a Dremel tool to carve out holes or whatever design you desire. Also use the Dremel tool to carve a hole in the bottom, so that you can place your pumpkin over an electric tea light.
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Fun with lights – Lights and light based projects don’t get enough love here at the Craftcorners blog, and today we’re setting out to change that. Light projects are a fun and easy way to transform any room or outdoor space, and can really creative a fantastic mood in an otherwise drab environment. To kick things off today we’re going to take a look at one such project: the light vine. We love this particular idea because it uses a very common household object in a new and unique way. In fact it’s going to give you a great excuse to dust off those Christmas lights! Let’s get started.
What You’ll Need
- Several lengths of “icicle” style Christmas lights. For this project we recommend forgoing multi-colored lights.
- Several boxes of push pins.
- Optional: decorational “tops” for your lights and calligraphy pen ink for tracing.
What To Do
The main idea here is that we’re going to be emulating a “vine” growing across one of our interior walls. Instead of growing a real vine over the course of several years however, we’re going to create a fun instant vine with a little help from our Christmas lights.
You’ll want to begin by ensuring that your “vine” has access to an electrical socket – this will basically determine the location of your lighting installation.
From there you’re going to begin by creating the design for the main “stem” of your vine, ignoring the hanging icicles for now.
Once you’ve got a general trajectory planned out for your vine, you can pin it in place using your push pins (be careful not to pierce the actual wire though – cork panels can help here).
Depending on how long you want your installation to be, you can extend it with multiple lengths of Christmas lights.
After your shape is in place, you will now finish off your lighting installation by pinning the hanging icicles in a growth pattern that resembles a real vine – presto!
Are you tired of constantly losing your impossible-to-find bobby pins? Not to worry – you can tackle this problem by making a quick and easy DIY bobby pin holder! Today’s inspiration came from a handy item you might have in your own kitchen: a magnetic knife strip. To get started on making your own bobby pin holder, here is what you’ll need:
- mirror medicine cabinet
- adhesive-backed magnetic strip – use a strip that is at least 1 inch wide
- foam mounting squares
- scrapbook paper in a pattern or print of your choice
What to do:
- Open your medicine cabinet and use a ruler to measure the door’s width.
- Grab your scissors and cut a length of magnetic strip that is at least one inch shorter than the width of the cabinet door.
- Cut a strip of scrapbook paper that is about a half-inch longer and wider than the magnetic strip. Cover the front of the magnetic strip with the piece of scrapbook paper. Fold over any excess paper and press it into the adhesive backing of the magnetic strip to keep it in place.
- Use the foam mounting squares to mount your magnetic strip to the back of the cabinet door.
- Add your bobby pins and enjoy never losing another one again!
DIY paper Halloween lanterns – Making your own Halloween lanterns is fun and when they are done you have a cool new Halloween decoration. These look really cool with a candle or electric tea light inside of them. This is a project that kids can participate in too, with a little help from an adult. Happy Halloween crafting!
Here’s what you need:
- White chalk
- Four pieces of black card stock
- Four pieces of vellum
- An X-Acto knife
- Darice tape double sided
A tea light or electric tea light candle
Here’s what you do:
- Take your black construction paper and cut four pieces so that they are 5 inches wide and 7 inches tall.
- On all of the pieces, fold the long ends an inch inward toward the side that will be the inside of your lantern. You are making flaps that you will tape together to create the lantern.
- Draw a border an inch and a half in on each of your sides so that it looks like a frame. Use some white chalk to draw designs you want such as bats, cats pumpkins etc. inside the area of these frames. The design need to be attached to the frame, because you will be cutting around them and you don’t want to cut them out!
- Use an X-acto knife to cut the paper out around your shapes. Use the chalk marks as your guide.
- Then cut pieces of vellum so that they can be taped to the inside part of each side of your lantern. Use your Darice double sided tape to secure the vellum on all the inside lantern frames.
- Now use the Darice double sided tape along all of the flaps and stick them together. Just light a small tea light, and you will have a beautiful and festive lantern!
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