Sunday, October 30, 2016
Sunday, October 23, 2016
When I was growing up my favorite classes for sure were my art classes. And I think this craft idea came from one of the projects we did when I was in about the third grade. Ever since then I’ve wanted to do it again. No kidding. Life gets so busy that we have to really make the time to do the little things we want to do. Here’s a perfect example of that kind of thing.
Cut poster board it up into the sizes you want to use for your project.
Posted by Marcia Myrick Siany at Sunday, October 23, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
Halloween Wreath Tutorial
I did this craft with two friends and we had such a good time.
Here’s a few tips for you to keep in mind if you do decide to undertake making these paper flowers for something like a Halloween wreath.
- This craft takes a LONG time. I can’t imagine how many days it took this lady to create the wreath with all those flowers shown on her blog. My friends and I each created about 10 flowers in one day.
- Be sure to crinkle the plates before you soak them in the coffee bath. I didn’t catch that part of the instructions and my paper plates were not nearly as cool as my “extreme-direction-following” friend’s plates were. The crinkle makes all the difference in the world of the coolness of the flower once it’s all said and done.
- Also, we used seed beads instead of cookie sprinkles. Because frankly, if I’m going to take this long to create a cool craft I want it to be something that can survive over the course of more than one spooky season.
And last but not least, if you attempt this craft do be warned. It is a very messy process once you start burning the paper. Be sure to put something like a big sheet on the floor below yourself and the flames to catch the burned remnants that fall to the ground as the paper burns. Oh yeah, and…..if the burned paper lands on carpet, getting the ashes up without further smearing black into your beloved flooring is quite hard to do.
Posted by Marcia Myrick Siany at Friday, October 14, 2016