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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 / 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
3  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
4  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
5  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
6  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Pumpkin French Toast on: October 12, 2013 07:37:42 PM

I made this delicious pumpkin french toast with my leftover pumpkin puree from pumpkin bread I had made.  Check out the recipe here Smiley  YUM!!!!  I could eat this EVERY morning!
7  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Pumpkin Bread on: October 12, 2013 07:36:44 PM

I made Pumpkin Bread for the FIRST time and it was SO GOOD!  I can't wait to make more and keep adding things to it!  You can check out more pictures, the recipe I used and even a video tutorial I made over on my blog!  Try it out- you will LOVE it!!
8  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / DIY Handprint Spiders on: October 12, 2013 07:29:04 PM


I made these supa cute footprint ghosts with my nieces so I decided to try a similar project and make handprint spiders!  They had so much fun! These are the easiessssst projects to do with kids and you can kind of contain the mess.  Just dont leave your 5 year old alone with all the paints :-P

I had my nieces paint some leaves which provided 30 minutes of entertainment and then we started our hand print ghosts; painted our canvas orange, dipped hand in grey paint and then pressed painted hand onto canvas and let dry.  Paint cobwebs, let dry.  add on googley eyes.  Told ya it was easy!  If you want to see more pictures and instructions, you can view them on my blog.   Smiley.
9  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / DIY Footprint Ghosts on: October 12, 2013 07:25:51 PM


I did this craft with my two little nieces and we had SO much fun!  You can check out the full tutorial and images on my blog.
10  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / DIY Blinged Out Pumpkins! on: October 12, 2013 06:39:16 PM
Hey guys, it is my first post here at Craftster!  I wanted to share with you guys these cute baby pumpkins that I blinged out yesterday- I am so happy with them!



These are perfect for the people who don't enjoy all the "guts & glore" of Halloweenie!  I purchased some baby pumpkins at my local pumpkin farm, spray painted them in a glossy white and added a variety of rhinestones with glue.  They ended up being pretty reasonably priced too!  I purchased the pumpkins 4/$3.25, the 305 piece rhinestone set was $5.00 at Michaels and the spray paint was $4.00 after using my 40% coupon so you don't have to feel guilty about painting and blinging up your pumpkin that is going to rot in a few weeks anyways!  :-P

I made a video tutorial and put up some jazzy pics on my blog if you're interested in more detailed instructions.  I hope you have as much fun making these blinged out pumpkins as I do!!!!! Anyone bling out their own pumpkins before?  My rhinestones were sort of scattered, I think it would be cool to make designs with the stones.
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