Crafty Mommy

Made from toilet paper rolls!

This is one of the crafts that I’ve made (idea courtesy of http://www.pinterest.com)! It is made using toilet paper rolls, a hot glue gun and silver spray paint (to give it a less, uh, toilet paper roll look). It was very simple to make but more time consuming than I thought it would be… it took about 2 1/2  hours not counting dry time for each coat of spray paint (I did 2 coats on this one). It’s a fun craft though and I’ve gotten many compliments on it! Hope you enjoy! 🙂

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Simple Kid Craft

My son (Jeffrey, 2 1/2 yrs.) LOVED making this craft! I let him choose whatever colors he wanted.. he chose them all! First I put sticker letters on the canvas and then just let him have at it! He put puddles of paint toward the center (hence the “bleeding” that happened under the sticker letters lol) but he had so much fun! Once it was completely dry, I removed the sticker letters and let him put the dragon and frog stickers on! Then I sealed it with 2 layers of Mod Podge (best stuff ever!!!) and let it dry! And the best part was how much fun Jeffrey had! He loves telling everyone how he made it!! Enjoy!

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Here is one of my newest creations! I used a plain, white canvas (7″x14″), spray painted it with a couple coats of gray, added the sticker letters and sealed it with 2 coats of Mod Podge. Then I used my hot glue gun to add the bow and ta da! It’s very simple and I think it turned out pretty nice 🙂 Enjoy!

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DIY Hanging Wreath Decor

DIY Hanging Wreath Decor

I have this hanging on a wall in our family room! It was very simple to make. I purchased everything, except the curtain rod (which I bought from Walmart for about $18), from Hobby Lobby. Altogether I spent $60 (it would have been much less had I known beforehand that Hobby Lobby has 50% off sales often! I would have waited a little lol). Here is what you’ll need:

1 large “stick” wreath

1 medium straw wreath ( you will cover this with moss later so it doesn’t have to be a pretty one)

2 small wrapped stick wreaths

1 roll of ribbon (any color)

1 curtain rod (the size depends on how large the space is that you need to fill. I bought one that extends up to 84″)

1 bag of moss

1 hot glue gun (and glue sticks)

First I took the straw wreath and hot glued moss to the front and sides of it (this part is very messy so you may want to put it on top of a garbage bag or large piece of cardboard or something). Then, I placed the moss wreath on top of the large stick wreath and hot glued the areas that were touching. It’s okay if it seems like they wouldn’t stay attached to each other.. that’s what the ribbon is for! 🙂

Next I decided how far down from the curtain rod I wanted my wreaths to hang (my husband came in handy for this.. he held the curtain rod while I measured out the ribbon for each wreath). For the 2 small stick wreaths, I hot glued the end pieces of the ribbon together in the back of the wreath so there isn’t a visible “seam”. Then for the large wreath, I tied the ribbon together in the front and hot glued the back of the bow to the front of the moss wreath. Since we have a ceiling fan in our family room at about the same height as my wreath decor would be hanging, I also went ahead and hot glued the back of the bow loops and the back of the bow tails to the moss wreath so they wouldn’t fly all over when we turn the fan on.

My husband did the rest by hanging the curtain rod and putting the wreaths in place for me!  Voila!

You can also change the wreaths out for each season if you want to since they are just simply hanging on the curtain rod!

Enjoy! 🙂

Wreath decor hanging on our family room wall

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