Beverage coasters can be downright practical (read: boring) necessities to keep around for entertaining… or they can be beautiful, handcrafted conversation pieces. It’s up to you! With so many crafty tutorials out there for creating unique sets, why not mix it up and make coasters you love? Continue reading →
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With backyard barbecue season fully upon us now, it’s a great time to update the furniture to prepare for outdoor dining. Rather than buy a new table, which could set you back as much as $500, you can build your own DIY table for a fraction of the cost. Continue reading →
Father’s Day is just around the corner! Help your kids create a memorable gift for dad with a fun craft project they can make themselves. These DIY Luggage Tags from Family Fun are perfect for traveling dads—not only will they add a personal touch to dad’s luggage, but they’ll also remind him of the loving family waiting for him at home. Happy Father’s Day! Continue reading →
With Easter just a hop, skip and a jump away, it’s time to get crafting. Our favorite crafters have put together crafty bunny-making tutorials, DIY Easter eggs and a fun assortment of projects to get you started before the Easter bunny arrives. Check back to see our new Easter-themed projects next month.
Crafty Kid Projects:
Cardboard Tube Bunny Family
For a project that you and your kids can create together, check out this adorable “Bunny Family” tutorial from Crafts by Amanda. Using paper towel rolls or TP tubes and a few craft supplies on hand, you can make these brightly colored decorations to decorate the house. We recommend kid-safe Amazing EcoGlue craft adhesive for this project.
Kids love opening plastic Easter eggs to find out what’s inside. With this clever craft project from Dollar Store Crafts, you can add the element of surprise to their jewelry by creating Easter egg rings. A few easy steps and affordable supplies make this craft a no-brainer.
DIY Easter Decor:
If you can resist eating marshmallow peeps, this craft project is for you. (If not, make sure to buy a few extra for yourself.) Mommy Savers has created this adorable wreath using bright yellow marshmallow bunnies. Use it to dress up your front door or brighten an entryway.
DIY Flower Easter Eggs
After years of holiday crafting, some Easter projects start to look alike, but this gorgeous DIY project fromPizzazzerie is original and refreshing. Combining the elegance of floral pomanders with the fun of Easter eggs, Pizzazzerie’s DIY tutorial is perfect for creating decorations to display at an Easter brunch.
Easter Swag for SpringThis spring-themed craft from Second City Soiree features just a touch of Easter elements, making it the perfect project for adding subtle holiday flair to your spring decor. Bright silk flowers will dress up your door all season and make guests feel instantly welcome.
March 2 marks the birth date of beloved children’s author, Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known by the pen name, Dr. Seuss. For more than 50 years, the works of Dr. Seuss have been an inspiration to children and adults of all ages.
To celebrate, we came up with a Cat in the Hat inspired nursery mobile to pass along the wonder of Dr. Seuss to a new generation. The mobile is easy to construct, and the brightly colored decorative elements make this a unique addition to any nursery.
What you’ll need:
- 2 embroidery hoops (approximately 16”, bigger or smaller depending on desired size of mobile)
- 6-8 shadowbox frame ornaments or wooden cutouts
- 10 yards of 3/8″ red ribbon
- 1 package assorted blue buttons
- red self adhesive rhinestones
- blue and white striped paper and bright red paper
- Cat in the Hat handmade art or printables
- Amazing EcoGlue craft adhesive
- paint, if desired
- 1 large keyring
- Remove the outer hoop (with the screws) from the embroidery hoops. Use only the inner hoop, without the screws
- Paint the hoop blue, if desired
- Cut a piece of ribbon to approximately 18″
- Attach ribbon to the embroidery hoop, run the ribbon up to the keyring, and back down to the opposite side of the hoop
- Cut a piece of ribbon to approximately 9″
- Attach to embroidery hoop, run the ribbon up to the keyring and tie together with the first ribbon. Space the ribbon apart to balance the hoop and create the mobile hanger
- Prepare shadowbox frame ornaments or wooden cutouts by drilling a hole in the top, large enough to thread the ribbon
- Using non toxic Amazing EcoGlue craft adhesive, decorate the shadowboxes or cutouts by gluing striped paper to the front and back
- Center a small cutout of Cat in the Hat illustrations in each shadowbox
- Decorate with buttons, rhinestones or other embellishments
- Allow glue to dry
- Thread ribbon through each item at desired length and tie to embroidery hoop
- Evenly space each item around the hoop
Note: Child safety is of utmost importance in your mobile project. Make sure your little one cannot reach the mobile so s/he can’t become entangled or pull anything off. This mobile should be used for decorative purposes only.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and craft bloggers have outdone themselves this year with a huge variety of fun and easy projects. We’ve checked them out and picked our favorites to share with you. So, whether you’re looking for a gift to make that special someone or a project to do with your kids, we’re sure you’ll find it here. Happy Valentine’s Day! xoxo
Want to give someone flowers that will last long after Valentine’s Day? This Tissue Paper Roseette Topiary project from The Sweet Survival offers a gorgeous solution. All you need is the topiary frame (vase, dowel and foam ball), crepe paper and ribbon, and you’re set. Your one-of-a-kind topiary is sure to be the perfect Valentine surprise!
The Crafts Dept. at Martha Stewart has done it once again: come up with a “Ginormous Valentine” that we want to make ourselves. For an over-the-top way to say I love you, this giant candy holder makes the perfect statement. Get out some basic supplies (paper, ribbon, foam board), and for the glue, Amazing EcoGlue. Follow this tutorial to get crafting.
Design Sponge shares this DIY project for making personalized gift boxes. Using cigar boxes in different shapes and sizes, Design Sponge shows you how to dress them up decorative paper, ribbons and paint to create 3D Valentines filled with sweet treats.
If you have kids celebrating Valentine’s Day at school, this tutorial from Crafting a Greener World will show you How-To Make a Recycled Cardboard Valentine Mailbox that’s guaranteed to make them stand out from their classmates. Using old cereal boxes, pretty paper, and adhesive, you and your child can work together on a Valentine holder that beats a plain paper bag any day.
We’re excited about the opportunity to meet fellow crafters and customers at the Craft & Hobby Association Winter Conference January 29 and 30 in Los Angeles. As you may have heard, designer extraordinaire Mark Montano will be stopping by the Eclectic Booth to giveaway autographed copies of the “Big Ass Book of Home Decor.” But if you can’t attend CHA this year, we don’t want you to be left out of the fun.
One of our favorite things about being an exhibitor is talking to attendees — swapping crafting tips, hearing your feedback about Eclectic products, and listening to your ideas for upcoming projects. If you can’t make it to CHA, we’d still love to hear from you! And we want to give you the chance to get your hands on Montano’s latest book. We’ll even throw in a pack of E-6000, Amazing GOOP, QuickHOLD and EcoGlue to get you started on your new projects.
Enter to Win
We’ve got 3 autographed copies of Montano’s book, “The Big Ass Book of Home Decor” to giveaway. You can enter to win up to three times.
Here’s how that works:
- You get one entry if you tweet a link to this post (and mention @amazinggoop)
- “Like” us on Facebook for a second entry
- Finally, leave a comment here on the blog for a third entry, simply by answering the following questions:
- What new product would you most like to see from E-6000?
- What would be the most important features of this new product?
That’s it! Simple, right? We’ll take entries through midnight on the 30th of January (pacific time), drop all your names in a spreadsheet, and use a random number generator to select our winners.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s a great time to start easy projects for decorating the home in shades of pink and red. We love this “Sugared” Heart Banner idea from HGTV. Simple yet adorable, this is a low time commitment project with big results. Create just one strand of hearts, or make several heart banners for a beaded curtain effect to hang in a doorway.
What you’ll need:
- Cardstock hearts
- Grosgrain Ribbon
- Amazing EcoGlue Craft Adhesive
- Spray Adhesive
- Print and cut out these hearts from HGTV or create your own. Make sure to use cardstock paper for best results.
- Lay the hearts on a flat work surface, such as on newspaper or a plastic drop cloth.
- Coat the patterned side with spray adhesive.
- While the glue is still wet, dust each side with crystal glitter and allow to dry.
- Remove any excess glitter from hearts by gently tapping them.
- Apply Amazing EcoGlue to hearts and affix to grosgrain ribbon.
- Make the banner as long as you like by adding more hearts to the ribbon.
For more Valentine’s crafts you can make with Amazing EcoGlue and other Eclectic adhesives, try these projects:
Photo credit: HGTV Design Happens Blog
Here are our favorite craft and DIY links this week. Be sure to follow us @amazinggoop for daily updates on crafts, DIY projects and more! Hope you have a great weekend!
Don’t throw out an old TV cabinet until you’ve seen this project for turning it into a child’s play kitchen.
Photo credit: I Love to Create
It’s time to take down the tree and the Christmas decorations, but don’t put away the craft supplies just yet. With the New Year only a few days away, it’s the perfect time to create a festive banner for 2011. This week, we’re happy to share a craft project from Kaboose that’s fun and easy for kids to make using felt, glue and sequins that you probably have around the house. It’s a great way to get kids involved in celebrating the new year ahead.
What you’ll need:
- Felt in various colors
- Amazing EcoGlue Craft (kid safe)
- Glitter glue
- 2-48″ (each) pieces of yarn
- Cut felt into 8″ x 2.5″ rectangles. You will need a total of eleven rectangles.
- Lay one of the pieces of yarn on the work surface. Find the center of the yarn and mark with a pencil.
- Fold a piece of felt lengthwise, sandwiching it over the center of the piece of yarn. Use a generous amount of Amazing EcoGlue to secure the felt closed.
- Move about 1″ to the left of that felt piece, and repeat step 3 above. For the next one, move 1″ to the right of the first felt rectangle. Repeat again on the left and right. The object is to have the center felt in the middle of the yarn.
- Repeat the process above for the second piece of yarn, this time your fourth piece of felt should be in the center of the yarn. This will represent the letter “Y” in YEAR. Be sure to leave an extra couple of inches to the left of “Y” so that the word “NEW” appears as a separate word.
- Once all your felt pieces are in place, use glitter glue to write the letters on the felt.
- Gently press sequins into the glitter glue, covering the entire letter.
- Allow everything to dry for several hours before hanging.
Kids will love helping you create this crafty party decoration. For more tips to complete the project, visit Kaboose.
Photo credit: Kaboose