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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / DIY Easy Snowman Christmas Ornaments on: November 07, 2013 04:33:56 AM

These darling Christmas ornaments are such fun to make and they would make AWESOME Christmas gifts for teachers and friends. They are made out of recycled bottle caps. These snowmen will be a great addition to any tree. They are also a great treat to add to the Holiday fun of making your own Christmas ornaments.

You can see us make these cool snowmen by watching our "How To" video.


Here is what you will need:

Bottle Caps
White Spray Paint
Orange and Black Markers
Black Felt
Small Twigs
Thin Black Ribbon
Glue Gun

The first thing that I do is make a scarf by crocheting with a chain stitch. I make it about 5 1/2 inches. If you do not have a crochet hook, I show you in the video how you can do this with only your fingers. Smiley

The next thing I do is lay 3 bottle caps down on the table in a row. I cut my ribbon to about 6 1/2 inches long. Then I get my hot glue gun and put a line of glue down the center of each of the caps. I place the ribbon on top of the glue and then make a loop at the top of my snowman. I put another dot of glue to hold the loop in place. This will give you a way to hang your snowman on the tree.

The next thing I do is put a dot of glue between each of the bottle caps and glue the bottle caps together. This will make your snowman one piece and it wont flop around.

I lay my snowman down and I draw the eyes mouth and buttons on the snowman with black. Then I draw an orange carrot nose. I also get the snowman's scarf and glue it around his neck. I put my scarf off to the side so it does not cover up the cute buttons. Smiley

I cut out a top hat with my black felt. You can make your top hat any color you want but I liked the black the best. Then I put a line of glue on the top hat and glue it to the snowman's head.

The last thing that we do is to glue the arms onto the snowman. I use small twigs that I cut off of a tree in my yard. I laid the snowman down and glued the twig onto the middle bottle cap across the back of the snowman.

We hope you enjoy making these adorable snowmen as much as we did.
Merry Christmas!!


2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crochet Coasters on: August 09, 2013 11:43:26 AM

3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / How To Make Sock Puppets - Spongebob and Patrick on: August 03, 2013 06:59:26 AM
How To Make A Patrick Sock Puppet

My daughter, Ashley, made up this craft. Your kids are going to love it!! It is inexpensive and a creative craft for kids. They are so CUTE too. The kids will love playing with them. My granddaughter sure did. We did too !!!

Here is what you will need:
*Foam Sheets
*Old Socks
*Goggle Eyes
*Pipe Cleaners
*Glue (hot glue, stick glue or tacky glue)
Tip: Hot glue works best but stick glue is easy for kids to use. Tacky glue takes a long time to dry but works good.

Here is the link to Patrick's pattern on Photobucket: http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/EasyMeWorld/patternsPatrick.jpg
Here is the photo. Not sure what the difference would be.  Smiley  

1. Cut out the pieces to the pattern and then trace and cut the foam pieces.

2. Glue all the foam pieces into place.

3. Glue his google eyes into place too.

4. Draw Patrick's mouth, belly button and eye brows with black marker.

5. Glue Patrick onto a sock and let it dry.

Lots of giggles at the end... hehe    

BLOG:  http://easymeworld.blogspot.com/2013/08/how-to-make-spongebob-and-patrick-sock.html

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Style a T-Shirt - 4 Styles on: July 27, 2013 04:56:40 AM

No sewing required. They are fun to make and they turned out AWESOME! This is a great way to style an old T-shirt to give it new life. It is really exciting to make your own styles.

A little girl's dress out of a T-shirt

We laid our T-shirt on the floor and cut out the collar and both sleeves.  

Then we cut the seams off of the shoulders.

We put a small "V" at the neckline in the front of the shirt.

Then we tie the two front pieces.

We put the shirt on Daja and made a small cut down the back of the neckline. We make a practice knot at the shoulders to see if the cut is long enough to tie.
Once we see that the cut is long enough, we lay the shirt on the floor and cut a "V" to the bottom of the cut line.

Then we get one of the cut off sleeves and cut a strip off of it. Then we tied the shoulders, put the strip under the back straps and tie the strip together.

STYLE #2 and #3
A vest and scarf.

A shirt with ties and beads.

Video tutorial found here.

You can find tutorials for the other styles here.

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Make A Tie Dye T-shirt With Sharpie Markers on: July 20, 2013 08:49:08 AM
Make A Tie Dye T-shirt With Sharpie Markers

Link to blog: http://easymeworld.blogspot.com/2013/07/this-is-such-fun-project-for-kids-and.html

What you will need:
*An Old T-shirt
*Sharpie Markers
*Rubbing Alcohol
*Rubber Band
*Dropper or Squirt Bottle

This is such a fun project for kids AND adults! It is easy and inexpensive. It is a great way to make your old T-shirts look new.
Link to video: http://youtu.be/mrppOyb8pOc

6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Macrame Necklace on: July 13, 2013 10:04:51 PM
How To Make A Macrame Necklace and Attach Your Pendant

LINK: http://youtu.be/CYNAA_sQrM4

An EASY step by step tutorial on how to make a macram necklace and how to attach your wrapped rock pendant.  This is a follow up video to my "How To Wrap a Rock With String" video.  These necklaces are BEAUTIFUL and you will get so many complements on them. You can use any kind of rocks or any kind of beads. It is such a creative way to express yourself and the possibilities are endless.

7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / An Easy Craft For Young Kids - Binoculars on: July 12, 2013 07:45:01 AM
An Easy Craft For Young Kids - Binoculars

LINK:  http://youtu.be/iM2F4Mz8J8o

This is a very easy craft for small children. We wanted to come up with some easy crafts for my granddaughter to do while she was here to visit. This was a real hit. She had so much fun making her binoculars. It was a great way for her to practice cutting, pasting and coloring.

8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / How To Make Hair Clips With Foam Sheets on: June 25, 2013 08:04:04 AM
Holiday and Seasonal Hair Clips

I will show you how to make easy holiday hair clips out of foam sheets. They are super cute and very easy to make. I made peppermint candy hair clips for Christmas, hearts for Valentine's day, and stars for 4th of July. I also made birdhouses with birds, and daisies with lady bugs. I really enjoyed making these. I provide a picture link to my pattern so you can print it off if you would like to use my pattern. The possibilities are endless with this idea. You can use your imagination to make so many different kinds of hair clips. I hope you have fun creating your own.

LINK: http://youtu.be/_b6V_cuFDvo

9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Legend of Zelda Shield or Medieval Shield Tutorial on: June 15, 2013 04:42:50 AM
Legend of Zelda Shield or Medieval Shield Tutorial

My son made this project up and wanted to make a video on how to do it so others can make one too. They are made out of cardboard and paint so they cost next to nothing to make. My twins show you step by step how to paint the cardboard to make it look like wood. They also gave the shields a 3D look. It is super cool and I love it when they come up with great summer projects like this. It would also be great for a Halloween costume.

10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / How To Make A Friendship Bracelet - An Easy Kids Craft - tutorial link on: June 13, 2013 05:46:27 PM
How To Make A Friendship Bracelet - An Easy Kids Craft!

I give easy, step by step, instructions on how to make these cute Friendship Bracelets. This is a craft that is easy enough for kids to do without help from their parents. They are fun and inexpensive to make. I would love to hear from you if you give this a try. Thanks for watching.


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