Mother’s Day Homemade Card

I love to spoil my mother on Mother’s Day. Normally I buy her flowers, chocolate and/or jewelry. But this year, I decided to do something different and personal. Since I love making things with my hands, I made her a homemade card from scratch, and best of all it didn’t cost me one cent! Not only is this card free, it’s personal and will make my mother smile.


Video Instructions 


Materials

1) decorative Card Stock

2) printer/construction paper

3) glue/tape

4) “Happy Mother’s Day photoshop text graphic (optional)

5) tissue paper


Directions

1) Decide layout of the card to be horizontal or vertical. I chose vertical because it’s different from regualar vertical cards.

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2) Fold the construction paper.

3) Cut the card stock to match the size of your card.

4) Tape or glue the card stock unto the card.

5) Add your “Happy Mother’s Day” text graphic.

6) Cut up the tissue paper to make a boarder for the card.

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7) Give  it to Mom!


Tip*

* The goal of this card is to spend very little or nothing at all on it. In a card store, you would spend about $2.00-$3.00. But by coming up with creative ways to reuse paper and glue, you will save that money for other crafting materials in the future. Enjoy!

 

The Pennies Project

If you’re anything like me, you have loose change all over your place. Behind the couch, in a container or underneath your bed. I have collected lots of pennies around my home throughout the years and I wanted to put it to good use.  Who knew you can take an old pennies and turn it into a brand new frame? Here is how I did it.

Video Instructions

 

Materials

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1) A blank wooden frame.

2) loose change ( You will need about 100 for these to make this project depending on the size of your frame.)

3) Paint

4) Paint brushes ( different sizes to make it easier to pain hard to reach places.)

5) Glue gun with glue.

Steps

1) To begin, mix the paint in a small bowl with any color of your choosing. I used orange, red, brown and yellow paint to match the pennies.

2) Next, paint the blank frame until you can’t see most of the wood.

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3) After, let the paint sit for at least 24 hours before adding the pennies.

4) For this frame, I used three layers of pennies to fill the entire frame. First, glue the first layer of pennies on the outside perimeter of the frame.

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5) Then glue the pennies on the inside perimeter of the frame.

6) After, add the third layer of pennies on the very top of the pennies on the bottom layer. Keep adding until you can’t see most of the frame.

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7) Let the glue dry for about five minutes.

8) Add your favorite picture and that’s it.

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9) Give your frame as a gift or hang it up for yourself!

How to renew an old popcorn can

One of my favorite things about crafting is that you can re-make almost anything. During a visit to Goodwill a few weeks back, I found an old red popcorn can for about $1.99. Finding the can was perfect timing because I needed a new garbage can in my apartment. I have a pretty small bathroom so this size can was perfect. For days, I thought about a way to re-vamp the popcorn can to match my bathroom decorations. In comes my decorative tapes I’ve had for ages. I was saved by the tape! So I redid the can and added my own personal touch! See how I did it below!

Watch the video below for  visual instructions.


Materials Needed

Decorative Tape

Metal Canister

Scissors

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Steps

1)  To begin, be sure to wipe down the can to get rid of any dirt or debris.

2) Take a nice size of decorative tape and stick it on the can from top to bottom.

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 3) Repeat step number 2 until you have covered all of the can with the different designs of your tape.

4) Be sure to smooth out the strip of tape as you go to release any air bubbles.

5)  Lastly, cut the access tape from both ends of the can.

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Watch the video below for  visual instructions.