Month: April 2014

DIY Sharpie Mug Design

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One of my favorite activities from my craft party was the Sharpie mugs. These mugs are a great way to show your creative side. If you’re not so creative, it’s okay! You can just write something cute or clever. One of my favorites is “I drink coffee for your protection!” HAHA!

Anyway, in about 30 minutes, you’ll have your own custom mug. So, here’s what you’ll need:

  •  Sharpie marker (I bought a pack of 4 for $2 at Staples)
  • a ceramic mug ($1 from the Dollar Tree)

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  1. Preheat your oven to 350°.
  2. Design your mug. Just be careful because it is permanent. There are  no do overs 🙂
  3. Once you’re satisfied with your design, bake your mug for 30 minutes.
  4. Allow your mug to cool.
  5. Use your mug for your favorite coffee or tea!

Happy Crafting!

8 Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

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Easter is right around the corner. If your kids are anything like mine, decorating eggs are a must! I’ve scoured the internet for some of the coolest egg decorating ideas.

  1. Rainbow Jello Easter Eggs from Choose to Thrive
  2. Hot Glue Eggs from Kids Activities Blog
  3. Minion Eggs from A Thrifty Mom
  4. Ombre Eggs from Ashbee Design
  5. Lunch Note Eggs from Lil Luna
  6. Doodle Eggs from Alisa Burke
  7. Mustache Men Eggs from Real Simple
  8. Golden Marbled Eggs from She Knows

Happy Crafting!

DIY Teacup Candles

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I had my first craft party last night (more on that later) and it was so awesome! I gave all of the ladies these cute teacup candles. They are so easy to make and are the perfect gift. I’m thinking they would make cute favors for a bridal shower or even as decoration at a wedding reception. Now one thing about these candles…I made them from candles I already had on hand!

 

You’ll need:

  • candles 
  • wick
  • teacup
  • 2 bamboo skewers
  • tape
  • pot (preferably a candle pot)
  1. Using old candles that you have already, coarsely chop them. 
  2. On low heat, slowly melt the candles. I found a sugar cookie candle melt from the Dollar tree that I added in for a scent. It smelled wonderful! 
  3. While your candles are melting, tape/hot glue the wick to the teacup. 
  4. Tape your 2 bamboo skewers together at both ends. This will help the wick to stand up straight. 
  5. Once your candles have completely melted, slowly pour the wax into your teacup. 
  6. Allow the wax to firm up completely. I let mine sit overnight.
  7. Remove the bamboo skewers and cut the wick to desired length.

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Happy Crafting!