A patriotic windsock can be a fun kids craft idea that is perfect for summer. Our version uses up your fabric scraps so it is the perfect solution to the “bored” dilemma of summer. Grab a few supplies that you probably already have on hand and turn the kids loose to make their own patriotic windsock. It will make a great decoration on your front porch this summer!
Today it is time to make your own plaid ornaments! This is a sponsored post from Adtech adhesives however all projects and opinions are my own. This is also a part of a plaid Christmas series over at Mad in Crafts that you don’t want to miss. The fun part about these ornaments is that they are actually Christmas tree scent. Read on to see how I did that easily!
I grabbed some burlap and made some super fun scarecrow Halloween treat bags. These are perfect to whip up for school Halloween parties! I used fabric glue so there is no sewing required on these. Yes that is a win win y’all! Get started on this fun craft idea with your kids today. They will love helping with this project and being proud when handing out these Halloween treat bags this year.
You can make this recycled jeans mason jar and the coordinating napkin rings in just minutes. This quick and easy project is perfect for outdoor events, picnics, and more. Grab a pair of jeans and get started on this fun idea today. Want proof this can be done in just minutes? Watch the video in the post below and see me make these live!
I am continuing with Crafty Hangouts today by making some fabric storage trays. These are perfect to make and organize anything in your home. Our videos are sponsored by Phoomph this week. What is Phoomphyou might be thinking? Find out more below and learn how it makes these fabric storage trays so darn simple to make. Phoomph is a product I personally love and would use even if they were not sponsoring our video series. Y’all be sure to check them out!
My next quick craft for Teacher Appreciation Week is this duck tape fabric gift card pouch. Did someone say duck tape fabric? Yep! They made adhesive fabric on a roll now and it is awesome. It is perfect for quick crafts y’all. Before we get started if you have missed any of the quick crafts for Teacher Appreciation Week, be sure to check out the round ups from day 1 , day 2, day 3, and day 4. Also if you want a chance to be featured here this week, link up your quick teacher appreciation craft to our Craft Lightning linky party. Now lets get crafty with some Duck Tape Fabric!
- Apply fabric to just one side of your Phoomph.
- Use your Sizzix and a die to cut a shape from the Phoomph. (You could use a shape and scissors as well.)
- Remove backing from cut out shape and stick to front of journal.
- Add other items to the gift set as well such as pens, washi tape covered binder clips, colorful paper clips, and anything else a writer would need.
- Wrap your gift as shown below for your recipient to enjoy.
I hope y’all have enjoyed this embellished journal gift set and will give handmade gifts this holiday season….even if it is last minute. Y’all head on over to Crafty Hangouts for even more gift ideas.
Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath Supplies:
- 12 inch Wreath Form
- Acrylic Craft Paint (white, black, poppy orange, and sun yellow)
- Mini Canvas Triangles
- Burlap Flower
- Jumbo Craft Sticks
- Halloween Embellishments
Paint the canvas triangles with paint to resemble candy corn. I free handed the paint onto my pieces.
Hot glue craft sticks together into a “sign” shape large enough for any scrapbook embellishments that you will use.
Cut the craft sticks off with a large pair of scissors into a “sign” shape.
Use a dry brush and very little black paint to give your “sign” a distressed appearance. Allow to dry then add on scrapbook embellishments. Place the sign and burlap flower onto your Halloween craft wreath with hot glue. Add buttons to the center of your flower.
Add your candy corn triangles around the edges of the wreath, again with hot glue.
Add this trick or treat Halloween wreath to your front door. It will great the trick or treaters in just two short weeks. This is the perfect wreath for any lover of candy corn. I want to know y’all….do you love candy corn or hate it? Give me the details!
- Grab your wood burning tool, wood shapes, brown ink pad, burlap ribbon, baker’s twine, and buttons.
- Burn the initials into the wood with your wood burning tool. Be sure to follow all instructions and safety precautions with the tool.
- Rub edges of wood shape with brown ink to distress.
- Cut a length of burlap ribbon and tie it around your napkin.
- Tie on your wood shape with a bit of baker’s twine and a button.
- Enjoy your rustic Thanksgiving dinner table!
DIY Burlap Placemats for Thanksgiving Supplies needed:
- Burlap (you will need two of these pieces to get 4 placemats)
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic in white
- Stencil Brush
DIY Burlap Placemats for Thanksgiving Instructions:
I then pulled away about 3 strings from each side to create a frayed edge. If you are worried about your place mat continuing to fray, you can use fray check all around the edges of your finished product.
Then count in from one edge about 8 strings and start pulling strings out. You can literally just pull a middle string easily.
Pull enough strings so that your ribbon will fit through the burlap. In my case it was around 8 strings.
Start threading through your ribbon. I went 5 strings and then repeated — in and out of my place mat all the way down the burlap.
Now it is time to add why we are all gathered together on Thanksgiving. I spelled “THANKFUL” down the side of each of my place mats with the stencil and white paint.
You could of course add different words to each of your place mats. I loved the thankful sentiment so I kept all four of mine consistent.
After your paint has dried, iron your placemats and they are ready to add to your Thanksgiving table!
I was given supplies and compensated for portions of this post through design teams. All opinions and projects are my own.