Wednesday 18 January 2017

Painted Wooden Pendant Necklaces

 Hi Everyone,

This week I'm taking part in a Crafty De-stash challenge hosted by Megan from C'mon, Get Crafty.

The goal of this challenge is to use as much of your own crafty stash for a new creation. We were allowed to spend up to $10 for any extras that may be needed to complete our projects - I'm happy to say I didn't spend a cent! 

I decided to create something with these large wooden discs that I've had for ages! I think I may have purchased them from eBay.

To be honest I wasn't sure my idea would work. My plan was to make painted wooden pendants.

What I did:

1. Paint a base colour 
2. Tape a section off and paint a second colour.
3. Paint a third colour (maybe)
4. Print a word or image (I created mine in PicMonkey). Rub chalk on the back.
5. Transfer the word or image to the disk by writing over it and pressing down hard.
6. I went over the words with a pen so that I could see them properly.
7 Paint.
8. Ta-da! Painted pendants!
9. Add a jump ring and thread a chain through it. 
I also rubbed some beeswax polish over the pendant to protect it.

I was pleasantly surprised that my plan had worked. Obviously some looked way better than others but my girls were more than happy to have the disasters to play with.

With the white pendant, I used a small plastic bottle, painted around the edge and "stamped" the edge onto the pendant. I used the same procedure a couple more times, to create an overlapping pattern.

My beautiful girls very proudly modeled my creations. They're growing up so fast!

I made one of my not so favourite pendants into a key chain.

Hopefully I've inspired you to have a go at creating some painted pendants. They were so easy, and pretty quick to create, once I'd decided what I wanted to do with them.

Take care everyone, thanks for visiting, please pop by and visit the other bloggers who are de-stashing too.

Saturday 14 January 2017

Super Easy Fridge Magnets


Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year! I hope you've all had a great start to the year.
I'm going to keep my promise of blogging more often this year and today I'm going to show you a super quick and easy craft. I made these with my girls as they just love fridge magnets.

What you need:

Cardstock or pretty paper
Clear Epoxy Stickers (off eBay)
Magnets (I have a magnet sheet that I cut up)

Stick the clear epoxy sticker onto the card (I used scrapbooking card). Press until all the air bubbles have been smoothed out. Then simply cut around the sticker and glue a piece of magnet onto the back.

Stick them onto the fridge and ta-da!

This is the perfect activity to do with the kids on a rainy day. Any design or picture would be perfect!

Take care everyone, thanks for visiting.