Easter Egg Ornaments

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I have this “tree” I keep in my dining room.  I started decorating it for holidays last year.  I did Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day.  Then I got pregnant and I was exhausted so I pretty much stopped doing everything except sleeping and eating.  So now that my little boy is here, I am able to craft again while he naps. Yay!   These polymer clay Easter Egg ornaments were super easy to make and came out really cute.

Materials:

polymer clay

-egg shaped cookie cutters

stamps

-acrylic paint

-rolling pin

-string

mod podge

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First, you roll out your clay using a rolling-pin just as you would cookie dough.  Use the cookie cutters to make your desired shapes.

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Once you’ve cut out all of your shapes, you can use the stamps to add some texture to the clay.  Next, bake the clay in the oven for 12-15 minutes at 250 degrees.  Once the clay has cooled you can begin painting.  I painted a base color on each egg and then went back after it was dry and added some other colorful designs to each egg.

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After the paint is totally dry, use the Mod Podge to seal it.  Then just tie the string and hang.

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Happy spring!

Geralyn

Painted Easter Egg Rocks

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I had collected a bunch of rocks from the beach a while ago for some craft that I never got around to doing. I found them in my craft room recently and thought they were perfect to make these painted Easter Eggs for the centerpiece on my dining room table.

Materials:

-rocks

-acrylic paint

-Mod Podge

1. Clean rocks with a damp paper towel to remove any dirt or sand.

2. Use acrylic paint to paint the rocks a pastel base color.  I put two coats of paint on mine.

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3. Next, I painted different designs on the rocks using different color acrylic paints.

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4. Once the paint is dry, coat with Mod Podge to seal the rocks.

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Peace, love, & craftiness,

Geralyn

 

 

Shamrock Ornaments

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I made a wreath for St. Patrick’s Day and had some left over wooden shamrocks from that project.  Since I have been decoration the little tree I have in my dining room for every holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day) I decided to use the shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day.

 

Materials:

-wooden shamrocks

-scrapbook paper

-acrylic paint

-string

-hot glue gun

-hot glue sticks

1. First, paint the wooden shamrocks using green acrylic paint.

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2. Trace the shamrocks on the scrapbook paper.

3. Once the paint is dry, use to Mod Podge to attach the paper to the wooden shamrocks.

4. I then used the paint to outline the shamrock.

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5. Next, use the hot glue gun to glue the string in a loop on the back of the shamrock for hanging.

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Simple project especially since I already had them done from the wreath.

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Luck & blessings,

Geralyn

St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

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I love the way this wreath turned out!

Materials:

-wooden shamrocks (3 different sizes)

craft ring

Mod Podge 

-scrapbook paper

-paint

-hot glue gun

-hot glue sticks

-ribbon

-staple gun

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1. First I painted the craft ring and the wooden shamrocks using different shades of green acrylic paint.

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2 . While I was waiting for the paint to dry, I traced the shamrocks on different pieces of green scrapbook paper.

3. After the paint was dry, I used the Mod Podge to put the scrapbook paper on the shamrocks.  I coated the wood and then after I placed the scrapbook paper on I put another coat on top of the scrapbook paper.  This will create a protective coat over the paper.

4. After the Mod Podge was dry, I outlined the shamrocks with green acrylic paint.

5. Next,  I used the hot glue gun to glue all the wooden shamrocks on the craft ring.

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6. I then used ribbon I found at my local craft store to make a loop for hanging.  I used my staple gun to attach it to the back of the craft ring.

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And that’s it! It’s a simple wreath that looks great on our garage door.

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Luck & Blessings,

Geralyn

St. Patrick’s Day Bunting

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I’ve been on a crafting spree.  When Collin is napping I use that time for some me time…so I craft.  This project was really easy to make.

Materials:

-burlap

no sew fabric glue 

painters tape

-paint

-twine

First I just cut 5 burlap triangles.  Make sure to leave a little extra room on top to fold over the twine.  Once you have your flags cut, decide on a pattern you want to paint on the burlap.  I kept it simple and decided on green stripes and gold dots but a chevron pattern would be cute too.  For the stripes I used painters tape to mark the stripes.

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Once you have the tape on the burlap just paint the burlap that is showing green.  Do not paint the part above the first tape line because you will be folding that over later.  This is the paint I used for the project but you could use any thing you have.

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Let the paint dry completely before removing the painters tape.

I freehanded the polka dots using the Liquid Metal first.  After that was dry, I went over it with the glitter paint.

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After the paint is completely dry, use the no sew fabric glue to attach the flags to the twine.  Squeeze a line of the glue along the top of the flag and fold around the twine.  Press down to make sure it is secure.

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I hung the bunting from the shelf in my dining room.

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Luck & blessings,

Geralyn