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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7. Have fun showing off your shamrock wreath this St. Patrick’s Day!
this is such a cute and fun craft …credit to the owner of this craft click here to visit her blog
i 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 )
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..
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.
Breast cancer awarness month is oct. so i found this cute cozy for any cup. In support for all the strong woman who fight breast cancer. i sure want to try this patter. But i thought i would share it with you before OCt is over !! hehe 🙂 enjoy
Breast Cancer Awareness Cup Cozy (crochet) MEASUREMENTS
Approx 3½” [9 cm] long and 5″ [12.5 cm] diameter across
top edge. MATERIALS
Bernat® Handicrafter (50 g/1.75 oz; 73 m/80 yds)
Contrast A (00002 Off White) 1 ball
Contrast B (13011 Softly Taupe) 1 ball
Contrast C (13046 Rose Pink) 1 ball
Note: 1 ball each of A, B, and C will make 2 Cup Cozies.
Sizes 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) and 6 mm (U.S. J or 10) crochet
hooks or size needed to obtain gauge.
12 sc and 13 rows = 4″ [10 cm] with smaller hook.
Note: When joining colors, work to last 2 loops on hook
of first color. Draw new color through last 2 loops and
With larger hook and holding 2 strands of A tog, ch 20. Join
in ring with sl st into first ch.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each ch around. Join B with sl st to
first sc. 20 sc.
2nd rnd: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join A with
sl st to first sc.
3rd rnd: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join B with
sl st to first sc.
4th rnd: With B, ch 1. *2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each of next
9 sc. Rep from * once more. Join with sl st to first sc. Join
A. 22 sc.
5th rnd: As 3rd rnd.
6th rnd: As 2nd rnd.
7th rnd: With A, ch 1. *2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each of next
10 sc. Rep from * once more. Join B with sl st to first sc.
8th rnd: As 2nd rnd.
9th rnd: As 3rd rnd. Fasten off.
With smaller hook and C, ch 18.
1st rnd: 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 2 hdc).
1 hdc in each of next 5 ch. 2 hdc in next ch. 4 hdc in next ch.
2 hdc in next ch. 1 hdc in each of next 7 ch. Fasten off.
Cross ends of Ribbon and sew to Cozy as shown.
Credit due..she does some amazing crafts check her out and like her page
needed to add this picture . after i posted this blog my friend Amy made this and only took her about 20 min. but i wanted to post this. Thank you amy for the picture.
Approximately 3 lb. apples
3 cups sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. cloves
Dash of salt
3/4 cup water or fresh apple cider
Fill Crock-pot 3/4 full with peeled, cored and sliced apples. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until evenly mixed. Cover and cook on low setting overnight or until the butter is of a thick, spreadable consistency.If apple butter has too much liquid, remove lid and cook on high until thickened. Stir often as butter thickens to prevent scorching.
Store in refrigerator for up to 6 weeks. Freeze for longer storage.
Variation: For a less sweet apple butter, substitute 1 cup honey for the sugar.
To can the apple butter, pack into hot jars leaving 1/4-inch headspace and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
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