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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Glue for picture frame?? on: February 18, 2014 07:36:07 AM
My boyfriend and I just said our goodbyes this weekend before he is deployed to Afghanistan so what better way to keep myself busy and thinking of him than decking out my new room with photographs of us and starting fun new crafts?!
I made him this picture frame for his birthday but it didn't travel well (between a 18 hour car ride and two flights).

By the time I got it to him the Army men were falling off.  Here is my detailed tutorial that clearly needs to be edited http://theglobalchameleon.blogspot.com/2013/08/sunday-craft-army-men-picture-frame.html

Essentially I hot glued the army men to the picture frame and then spray painted the entire thing.  It was one of those projects that I saw something similar and was like, I can do this!  Didn't really think about how I could get it to hold up.  So my question is...what kind of glue do you think would work best?  Should I spray some kind of adhesive over the army men after they are glued down and then a coat of spray paint over?  I have leftover army men so I am dying to make this picture frame this week for myself.  Thanks fellow Craftsers!
2  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Candy Corn Picture Frame on: October 18, 2013 08:46:52 AM
I don't plan on keeping it past October regardless of the glue- i'm too scared of little creatures getting it!  But I will try again with the temporary glue suggestions- thanks!!!

Using clay is a great idea and just gave me so many more ideas as well!
3  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: DIY Blinged Out Pumpkins! on: October 18, 2013 08:44:56 AM
Yay!  How exciting!  Has anyone else tried this yet?  I want to see how others turned out  Grin
4  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Candy Corn Picture Frame on: October 17, 2013 10:56:16 PM

Tonight I got together with my girlfriends for a wine & craft night and we decided to make candy corn picture frames!

These are so simple to make!  I went to the dollar store and bought picture frames, school glue and candy corn.

My girlfriends and I caught up on our lives and gabbed while we made these- we had so much fun!

I glued my candy corn down in a pattern I was happy with and let dry.  Unfortunately the school glue didn't work very well as the candy corns kept slipping off!  I used some craft glue from Michaels instead and it worked much better but I am thinking that something like Elmers glue would work even better.

I loved the way the picture frame turned out but the frame won't keep for very long as it is very easy for the candy corn to melt- does anyone have advice on how to make it keep better?  Maybe some kind of adhesive to spray over the entire frame?

Here is a link to the tutorial I posted on my blog for some more pictures- my cousin kept eating the candy corn off of her frame!  Hope you enjoy and any other advice would be great Smiley
5  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: DIY Footprint Ghosts on: October 14, 2013 03:28:14 PM
Yes!  I think next time I will post the instructions on Craftster and a few pictures and only link if there are a TON of pictures (usually, there are..the downside to being a photographer!  I take SO many pictures of EVERYTHING)- it was just out of laziness and anxiousness this time :-P

I first had my niece step in the paint and smoosh her foot around but I realized not all of the paint distributed evenly and the first try resulted in a toeless foot :-P I then had her step in the paint and I brushed her foot with my paint brush to distribute all of the paint and then I had her gently put her foot onto the canvas.  SO SO SO simple!
6  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Pumpkin Bread on: October 13, 2013 05:26:45 AM
I didn't use nuts for this one- I'm not a big fan of nuts IN foods and neither are any of the people who eat my food but I want to try adding something next time like cranberries!  Mmm!
7  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Pumpkin French Toast on: October 13, 2013 05:25:16 AM
Yes, I used canned pumpkin puree!  I would love to use fresh pumpkin but since I have only recently tried foods with pumpkin in them, I'm taking baby steps Smiley   Looking at this posts is making me want to go make this again now! Smiley YUMMY! 
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Customized Water Bottles on: October 12, 2013 07:47:35 PM

I'm not sure if this is the right category to put this under but I made these awesome customized water bottles.  I was so intimidated by making them but once I started I was so surprised at how EASY they were to make!! Try them, you will be addicted!! You can find the full tutorial and more pictures on my blog Smiley
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Wine Charms (link to tutorial) on: October 12, 2013 07:44:26 PM

I am in LOVE with the wine charms I made- probably one of the best homemade gifts i've given someone.  Spot on with the recipients personality!  I am so proud of them Smiley

You can check out the full tutorial on my blog!  Smiley
10  COOKING / Dessert / Peanut Butter Protein Cookies for military spouses or fitness junkie :) on: October 12, 2013 07:42:05 PM

I made these AMAZING peanut butter protein cookies and they actually turned out better than I thought!  The recipient LOVED them!  Check out the recipe with more pictures on my blog
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