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

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.

reindeer christmas ornaments

hey there guys well i guess my friends and i are getting into the holiday spirit cause we took a trip to Joann’s fabric today, and we decided to get some stuff to make clothes pin  reindeer christmas  ornaments so i took some pictures and step by step intrusions hope you enjoy.

in the first picture you see all the items you are going to need :

Clothes pins

wiggly eyes

red pom poms

red ribbon

Glue gun & glue sticks

Black sharpie

Red pipe cleaner’s

when you get all of it put together you take your sharpie and color the bottom of the cloths pin too look like black huffs. it’s pretty simple and very easy to make and lots of fun . hope you enjoyed this little project.