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It has been a while! I apologize for the disappearing act! Last year I went back to school and it overran my life! Due to some family emergencies, I have decided to take this semester off so I can help out as much as possible.
I also decided, it was time to stop neglecting my poor little blog and start adding tutorials again.
So without further ado… A Trash to Treasure Tutorial!
Have you ever looked at all those boxes and tins that come with products and think “I cant throw that in the trash!?” Well I do, in fact I have a huge collection and a mission to do something with them.
In this tutorial I used an old metal band aid box to make an adorable little pom pom box. You can do this with anything. In fact, I am making another one out of a Tin that Tea came in.
What do you think!?
If you make one, I would LOVE to see it, feel free to post pics in comments!
I am so excited about this post. I love to draw, always have, probably always will. I have never formally taken a class or had any sort of training so I have always been shy with my art. Recently I have decided to just start drawing and putting it out into the world.
For Christmas my fantastic parents bought me a whole bunch of different types of Sharpies!!!! I love sharpies. They are fantastic to work with. If you missed my free Valentines Day Cards Downloadable post you can check it out here: https://goo.gl/hhBvOB
I used all sharpies to make the valentines day cards.
So I thought it would be a fun idea to make my mom and dad a thank you picture using all the cool markers they bought me for Christmas.
Here it is getting started:
Getting Colored in:
I liked it! So I took a really high resolution photo of it, and had it made into real Thank You Cards!
Here is how they turned out!
I also decided that they would make awesome Thank You coupon cards for my etsy store.
I am super happy with them.
The Thank You Cards are available on my Sugar Beet Crafts Etsy Store Here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/268470697/set-of-3-thank-you-so-much-flower
If you love to doodle or draw or take pictures, don’t be afraid to take your art to the next level. It is really fun and easy to do.
Have you been inspired to draw lately? I would love to see it, feel free to post a link in comments.
I hope this post finds you having a wonderful February so far. Can you believe Valentine’s Day is just around the corner already!? This year is flyin’ by.
Have you ever wondered where the tradition of Valentine’s Day Cards came from? Well it has been rumored that the very first Valentine’s day card was sent by Saint Valentine himself. He sent it while he was imprisoned and waiting for execution by the Romans. It seems he was quite taken with a jailer’s daughter. And so just before his death he sent a letter and signed it Your Valentine.
The oldest known Valentine’s day card is kept at the British Library in London it is a poem written in French in the year 1415 by Charles Duke. He wrote it to his wife, while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. I would actually love to see it, is amazing it has lasted this long.
So to celebrate this wonderful day of Love and Friendship, I decided to make my own Valentine’s Day Cards just for you.
I created 8 free Valentines day cards. Each one hand drawn and colored. They are great to print out and pass out to friends, teachers and loved ones or you can print them out punch a tiny hole in the top string them up and make a cool banner out of them.
Shakespeare kitty approved!
1.) Be My Valentine Heart Balloon Card
2.) Psychedelic Hearts – Happy Valentines Day card
3.) Be Mine Valentine – Cloudy mini hearts Valentine’s Day Card
4.) Candy Hearts Valentine’s Day 2016 card
5.) You Make My Heart Shine Valentine’s Day card
6.) Will You Be Mine? Happy Valentine’s Day card
7.) You Are My Star Valentine. Valentine’s Day Card.
8.) Be Mine Valentine – Hearts and Flowers Valentine’s Day card
* All cards are included in one PDF download. All cards fit on one 8×11 piece of paper. They work best printed on card stock.
I hope you enjoy! I would love to know what you think!
Did you create your own valentines day cards? I would love to see!
Share your link in comments!
Can you believe it is already February? This year is flying by! Last year I made these awesome little pins for my boyfriends band, a cute little freebie to give away to people that came to the valentine’s day show. They were such a hit I decided to share them with you.
They would be fun for a class project or a fun way to show your valentine’s day spirit at work.
The theme of last years show was “Wear your heart on your sleeve” so these little pins were fantastic.
You only need a few supplies:
Felt Hearts by Creatology, bought at Michaels Crafts.
The felt hearts can also be made with plain felt, I just chose to use these pre-made hearts because they have writing on them like the little candies, and they were really inexpensive.
To make the pins:
Cut up the extra felt piece into small squares. You want to make the square smaller than the heart and small enough to fit inside the small safety pin.
Use the glue gun to make a small dot of glue, place an open safety pin down into the glue face up.
Add another dot of glue over the safety pin, add a small square and press lightly. The open part of the safety pin should be facing you. As seen below…
Ta-Da! Cute lil’ valentine’s day pins!
Quick and easy!
These things are so easy to make! You should have no problem pumping out a bunch for a party favors or fun giveaways.
What are you doing for valentine’s day?!
I hope you are having a fantastic October so far!
Can you believe Halloween is next weekend already! Where does the time go…other than away!
So, I work in a tennis shop, and where there is tennis there are a lot of tennis balls. Rather than throwing out some of the old tennis balls around the shop, I decided to convert them into fun creatures for Halloween, and I must say the kids are loving them so much, that I decided to share them here.
These fun little guys are so easy to make. You only need a few things, most of you probably have around the house already.
Ta-Da! Pumpkin Ball!
Mr. Spider Ball
The possibilities are endless. I would love to see what you come up with.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
Have a wonderful week!
Would you like some more Halloween inspiration here is a past post on easy Halloween Jar decoration fun: https://sugarbeetcrafts.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/quick-and-easy-jar-decoration/
I hope this post finds you doing spectacular! My next series of posts are going to be Cereal Box Crafts. They are so great to work with, every house has them and by converting one piece of trash into treasure you are helping this beautiful planet. Besides, art supplies can get pricey, so it is always exciting to find everyday items to reuse.
Last September I did a post on using old paperboard as a mixed media canvas. You can absolutely do this with a cereal box or the technical name “chipboard” boxes that food comes in. Here is a link if you would like to give it a go: Mixed Media Art on PaperBoard.
Today I am going to show you a fun way to customize post cards with a Cereal Box.
1. Grab your box, scissors and a ruler or an old postcard, and trace the postcard wherever you like on the box. If you do not have a postcard to trace use these dimensions: At least 3-1/2 inches high x 5 inches long.
2. Trace and Cut.
3. I chose to use the word Honey in my postcard. So I outlined the word with thick black sharpie. It gives me an extra thick boarder to work with. This step is optional.
4. Next, Use Acrylic Gesso in white and some fine detailed brushes to paint everywhere but the word Honey.
5. Once the Gesso is completely dry (it may take a few coats), use a pencil to write in your words. I chose: “Honey I sure do miss you”.
6 Once your completely satisfied with your words, Grab your sharpie and trace. (Just fyi, you can erase on gesso, just be careful and go with the strokes.)
7.) Now Grab your Watercolors and paint all around your words. This takes some fine brushes.
8. Once that is completely dry, Grab your stickles glitter tubes and fill in the words. I outlined my words in a black glitter stickles (not shown), then filled with Gold. The word honey was outlined in gold and filled with a brown. Then added some dots around the sides.
9. While that is drying, Grab your white piece of paper. Trace another post card size rectangle. I then used scalloped edge scissors and chose to make the white paper a tad smaller than the postcard to create a border effect.
10. I added a Post Card Stamp, but you can hand write this or use other stamps.
Once it is all completely dry, its a good idea to put a spray sealer on the front side. It will protect the water color and all your hard work!
Also its a good idea, once all dry to stick it in a big book over night so it stays completely flat. Sometimes with all the moisture the paper will want to curl. If you have a tacky surface put the post card in wax paper or freezer paper before you put in the book so they don’t stick.
Here is another idea with Glitter. I did not write a tutorial on this one, but if you want one let me know.
Glitter Post Card!
Can you imagine getting that in the mail!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
I would love to hear what you think or even better, see your projects!
Feel free to link up to your related blogs in my comments! I love to spread the word on artists!
Have a fantastic week!!
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