St patty’s day craft- shamrock wreath

 

Things Needed for the Shamrock Wreath:

  • Three 10 inch foam hearts
  • roll of green crepe paper (sold by the party supplies)
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • white glue (such as Elmer’s)
  • wire
  • Size #8 1/2 inch short straight pins
  • 4 mM white pearl beads
  • St. Patrick’s day ribbon for the bow
  • 2 paper brads
  • fishing line or cord for hanging

1. Begin this shamrock wreath with three foam hearts.  The ones I bought were the 10 inch size and were already green, but they were a little scuffed up.  I chose to wrap mine with green crepe paper, but you could also spray paint them green if you like.

foam hearts

2. Using green crepe paper, secure one end of the paper to the wreath using glue.  Add a line of white glue on the foam heart.  Then, wrap the crepe paper around the hearts tightly, overlapping it about halfway over the first wrap.  Around the corners you may find you have a bit of paper sticking up.  This is easily fixed with a bit of white glue.  When you get the whole heart wrapped, secure the end of the crepe paper with some glue.  Wrap all three hearts like this.

wrapping heart wrapping crepe paper2

wrapped heart2

3. Place the three hearts together to form a shamrock shape.  Using a hot glue gun, secure the pieces together.  This will not be enough to hold the shapes together, so use some wire and wrap all three hearts together in the middle.  You will be putting a bow over the middle so you don’t have to worry about the wire being seen.

three heart shamrock wire center

4. To add some decorations, I chose to decorate the wreath with pearl beads.  You can use any type of bead you wish, or even try some sequins.  I threaded a pearl bead on short straight pins, then pushed each pin into the wreath, as shown.

threading pinadding pin

pearl beads

5. Create a bow using a length of St. Patrick’s Day ribbon.  If you would like step by step directions on how to make a pretty bow, just see the my other project, St. Patrick’s Day wreath.  After the bow is created, use a bit of wire to connect it the middle of the wreath.

wreath bow

6. To create a hanger, push two large headed paper brads into the foam on the back of the wreath, about two inches apart.  Then, tie a length of fishing line or cord around each brad to create a loop for hanging.

wreath hanger2

7.  Have fun showing off your shamrock wreath this St. Patrick’s Day!

shamrock wreath
this is such a cute and fun craft …credit to the owner of this craft  click here to visit her blog

Glitter iphone case

563118_206889982789400_1836815683_ni made a glitter iphone case so easy and alot of fun. This is something to do on a snowy day or if u just want something to do with your kids. FYI u will get glitter EVERYWHERE lol but it’s so much fun.

Things u will need: paint brush (large one or small size will be good )

mod podge

Glitter any kind is good and if u want to do more then one color u could.

and a iphone case u no longer like or simply go to the dollar store and get one …that is what i did

first u cover the phone in mod podge and sprinkle glitter all over then shake of the extra

let it dry for a hour then paint it with mod podge it will look white but it drys clear..

 

Have fun

 

Reindeer Ordainment

Items needed:

3 wooden hearts (at walmart or craft store)

brown paint

paint brush

red ribbon

eyes

glue gun or just craft glue

red bom bom’s

instructions:

paint, the hearts brown..glue the together as picture above, one heart upside down for the head and two upright for the antler’s . Glue on the eyes and nose. and make a bow out of your red ribbon and glue it on the head for a girl . Then with more red ribbon make a handle to hand the ordainment on your tree let dry and your done.

Hope you and your’e kids enjoy this little easy craft.

 

Vampire lollipops

 

These cute little vampires lollipops will make great party favors for your Halloween party — be sure to make plenty, they’ll fly off before you know it.

Be sure to visit all of our other ghostly craftsscary printablesfabulous costume ideas and these spook-tackular Halloween recipes! As well, explore our fall crafts, our great fall recipes and printable activities.

 

What you’ll need:

  • Red cellophane
  • Lollipops
  • Black felt
  • Twist ties
  • White address labels
  • Scissors
  • Peel and stick wiggle eyes
  • Pattern

 

How to make it:

  1. Using the pattern, cut capes (one for each lollipop) from black felt.
  2. Cut a piece of cellophane into a square, large enough to wrap around the head of the lollipop. (See photo.)
  3. Loosely wrap the cellophane around the lollipop and place the wrapped lollipop onto the felt cape. (See photo.)
  4. Wrap twist tie around both at the neck of the lollipop. (See photo.)
  5. Cut fangs from white address labels and stick to the front of the lollipop. Attach peel and stick wiggle eyes to the front of the lollipop. (See photo.)

Tips:

  1. To add some variety, try using different colors of cellophane such as orange, green, or purple.
  2. Bend the ends of the twist ties to look like bow ties.
  3. Try creepy eye Halloween stickers instead of wiggle eyes.

Recycled Jar Jack O’ Lanterns

 

pumpkin jars 1.jpg

 

I love to reuse my spaghetti sauce jars to create these beautiful pumpkin lights for All Hallow’s Eve! You can use different size jars to make a spooktacular display!

Ingredients:

Glass jar
Orange tissue paper
Black construction paper
Green acrylic paint
Decoupage glue
Paint brush
Scissors

Optional: other things to decorate, a hammer and nail to punch holes in the lid if you want to use the lid but light the candle inside.

Recipe:

Tear orange tissue paper and place glue in an easy to use container. You will be applying the tissue and glue with one hand and the other will be inside the jar.

If your hand is small enough, insert your non-dominant hand inside the jar and then use the other hand to coat the jar with decoupage glue. Lay the strips of orange paper over the jar. Glue and place the paper until the entire surface is covered. Go over the entire surface of the jar with one more thin layer of glue.

Allow to dry for a few hours. In the mean time, create your face with the black paper. When the orange layer is completely dry, glue the black paper on and decorate as you wish.

If you want, you can either paint the lip of the jar green for the stem or punch holes in the jar lid and paint that green. Either works fine!

When the jack o’lantern is completely dry (give it 24 hours after the last coat of glue) place a candle inside and light or place electric lights inside and plug in! Either one gives the pumpkin a lovely glow!

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Or u could even get one of the battery candles to stick it in ,,is what i’m gonna try. 🙂