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Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Couple Last Minute Thanksgiving Crafts

So this week has been CRAZY to say the least.  I am running a Christmas Craft Day today and so many more people signed up for it than I thought would which is great, except I just hope they can fit in my home all at once.  Hehehe.  During the week I did a couple more Fallish crafts and wanted to share before Thanksgiving is actually over and done with!

I have a small group of women that I craft with pretty regularly.  We each come up with ideas or find ideas on the many craft blogs out there and get together and whip them out.  So super fun!  My friend Holly found this one and it was so fun I ended up making 12 of them.  Super easy and really cheap too.  How cute are they?

She found them on a blog.  I can't remember the address, but all it is is a 2x4x4 block, a 5 gallon paint stirring stick for the head (those are free at Home Depot and Lowes), and 7 large craft sticks.  That's it on the wood.  Then you just need a very small amount of scrapbook paper and either ribbon or raffia.  I used a sharpie for the eyes.  We just cut the 7 craft sticks in half with kitchen scissors and then modge podged the halves to the backside of scrapbook paper.  Then when the mode podge is dry, just cut around the sticks with regular scissors.  Really easy.  We inked the edges with a distressing ink pad.  Everything is hot glued together.  I just cut the parts for the face out of red and mustard scrapbook papers and inked around those edges too.  they went together really quick.  Anyway, that is a quick one you can do and my kids helped and loved it.  So it's easy enough for them too.

My second project this week were these fun jars!
I found these jars at World Market.  They are Australian Root beer jars.  The root beer was yeasty and kind of yuck, but the jars are so cute!  You get 4 jars for $5.99.  Kind of a lot, but I figured I'd probably pay more for empty jars from a regular store.  The wheat is from Garden Ridge for $2.99 a bunch.  I needed 3 bunches for these jars.  And of course my friend Chelon did the vinyl for me.  She was brilliant and did it for both sides of the jar so I can have them sitting out on a counter and it will look great from any side.  I think it took maybe 5 minutes to throw it all together once I had the stickers washed off the jars.  I love quick projects!

The craft group ones today aren't so super quick.  I'll post what we had going on today after the day is done. I'd better go get the tables set up and covered with plastic.  :)  Have a fun crafting day!

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