11.13.2008

Craft day!

The girls came over for a fun filled crafts night. We crammed a LOT into one evening too. We made several sets of coasters (The contest is still going on, see next post. You could win!!). We also did stamped candles, pendants and to do list magnets for a busy friends.
          
For those of you who are thinking: "Stamp on candles?? Huh??" Let me explain. You take a sheet of tissue paper that matches your candle and stamp an image on it. Then cut it out and place it on the candle. Hold wax paper tightly around the candle, making sure there are not wrinkles on your image. Then use a standard embossing gun in a back and forth motion to melt the tissue paper into the candle. It's disappears and all you see is the image.   : )    Not a kid craft. They can stamp for you though! 

                                  
We made necklace pendants out of  glass tile and silver bails (all from etsy). The diamond glaze is worth it's weight in gold too. I've been using it for all sorts of fun things. If you haven't seen these let me explain this one too. Super easy.
                     
Print out images on to cardstock (you can also use scrapbook paper, your kid's artwork or even pictures!!!). Put a little diamond glaze on your image and place the glass tile on it where you want. Push down making usre you get the glaze on all the edges. Once it's dry you can apply a small amount to the under side too to protect it. Then simply glue the bail on with e600 and there you have it. Super easy craft. My daughter just loves her cupcake and I adore my red tree. You can get images from anywhere. Just hunt the net but remember don't make them and sell any images without permission.    ; )   Be a good crafter.
                     
Don't forget the contest!! It's over in just a few days. I want to do another giveaway in January. I'm not sure what will be in it yet but I think whatever it is will probably have a pendant with it. I'm addicted.

15 comments:

Grammie said...

i love carfts mom

Grammie said...

hey,
mom i am over at grammies

The Empty Envelope said...

Ooh...I love those pendants. I know altering Scrabble tiles is big too.

Gosh, Christmas is coming *FAST*.

Jennie said...

those pendants are great... I have seen them around, but never knew how to make them.... just remember who pushed you to do a contest...hint, hint...j/k....

Southern Belle said...

Where do you come up with all these wicked ideas?! To bad I sold all my candles and candle making stuff... that would have been great Christmas presents!! Once again - totally awesome!!

FlipFlop Mom said...

Oh.. girl.. I LOVE the pendants... Ok.. I have to ask you yet again.. tee hee.. where do you get the little tiles?? Did you get those at Lowe's too??

I want to be your kid.. tee hee!! HOW FUN!!

binders said...

I love these! Especially the pendant necklaces. Thanks for the instructions on that. I usually do a Christmas Crafts party for my oldest daughter and her friends. I think THIS might be the perfect activity.

Elizabeth said...

Hey FFM! I got the tiles and the bails (silver thingys that the necklace goes through) on Etsy.com. Thanks everyone for the comments!! I'm laughing that my daughter left me comments from my mom's computer. :D LOL!

Joy said...

I love those candles!!!

Kelly said...

Love those pendants!!!

Great job! :)

kitschen said...

oh WOW elizabeth! These pendants are SO cute, I'm going to make a batch of them for christmas gifts with scrapbook paper. What a fabulous idea!

Rosemary

thescrapmaster said...

Great candles. They look so beautiful with those neutral colors.

~Samantha

Jackie said...

Your pendants are very pretty and those candles are cute!!!

Tina said...

love the pendants idea, have not seen them before! YOurs are just wonderful!

Angie Balentine said...

I am new to this site and am wondering what diamond glaze is and where do you find it. I have seen these pendants but couldn't figure them out! thanks.