Tutorial on making your own Harry Potter wand.
Last weekend my mum and I came across one of those beautiful flower stalls that have gorgeous fresh flowers that you need to take out a small personal loan to purchase. My mum fell in love with a succulent in a jar - but fell out of love with the very high price! So I added the idea to my mental Christmas gift list, and then came across this DIY - kismet! I love the vintage, distressed feel of the pot. If you’re a brown finger, you can always pop a faux plant in your jar (though succulents are pretty hardy!)
This is the blanket wincherella made for me. I am late in posting about it which may have made it seem like this kind gesture was not significant to me. That is not the case though. I simply could not figure how to write a post about it that conveyed both my gratitude for the blanket and the immediate connection I felt to it.
I moved to Florida without having any family here or close friends. I purchased a home this year. It was pre-furnished and decorated and while beautiful has been screaming for me to put my own touches on it and make it feel like home.
Growing up, we had several crocheted blankets. One a square pattern, one a chevron pattern, and one that is basically a rainbow. One came from my grade school auction that I begged my parents to buy because it is was so beautiful and two from a neighbor that also made my baby blanket. These gifts take time and concentration and now to have one of my own means so much.
Every time I was sick or sad, I was comforted by being wrapped in one of these. Every time I was stressed I laid on the couch and read with one of these.
Having this blanket not only makes my house feel like a home, it makes me feel at home.
Thank you so much!
I found this through a link on Pinterest, and just HAD to share!
DIY Puffy Paint:
Squeeze bottles for the paint: I used 6oz. bottle from Wilton (you can get these in the chocolate making section of any craft store…I found mine at Jo Ann Fabrics they were about $2 for 2 bottles)
- Coloring: You can use tempera paint (wet or dry), food coloring or natural coloring agents such as beet juice, raspberry or blueberry juice reduction, etc. For mine, I used Wilton’s gel food coloring because they already come in almost any color imaginable (plus I already had them in my cabinets and I loved the concept of keeping everything non-toxic - or edible - too! You just never know…kids are crazy)!
- Glass/Plastic bowls
- Funnel: optional…but it helps with getting the paints into the squeeze bottles
Easy and inexpensive printmaking project for any age. You can use styrofoam plates or meat trays. Students can easily make a design in the plate with the back of a paintbrush. Acrylic paint or printmaking inks can be used for making the print.