Since we’re all crafting at home, we thought we’d share some of our favorite projects you can make with stuff you already have. Just go “shopping” in your own craft supplies. And because we will all have different materials, every piece becomes a one-of-a-kind!
Making magazine strip art is a great afternoon activity for adults and kids alike! Just cut out strips from magazines and glue them side by side onto an enlarged bird cut out. We’ll show you how to make it step by step, and we’ve included the bird template for you to print so it’s super easy. We mounted our magazine strip art bird onto a wooden plaque, but you could use the back of a wooden cutting board or a piece of poster board. So cool!
Who knew you could make a whimsical, decorator tassel out of trims, leftover ribbons, and bits of yarn?! If you’re like us, you probably have lots of colorful remnants you just can’t bear to get rid of! So raid your ribbon stash, and make a playful tassel along with us. We’ll show you how! Then use your funky new tassel as a keychain, a purse adornment, or a playful embellishment for your agenda book!
This Boho chic Dangling Heart Pendant doesn’t require any special tools! Ours features a Venetian glass heart, but you could make your own version using any special bead as the star. Mix in a few complementary beads, spacers, and a charm, then string it all onto a piece of twine or hemp cord. Instant pendant!
We couldn’t resist including this cute kid craft, too. We used Stretch Magic to make our Tropical Punch Beaded Necklace, but you could substitute fishing line or beading thread, no problem. And any colorful mix of beads will do, so have fun with it!
Have you been doing some creative projects since you’ve been home? What kinds of things are you making? We hope these projects bring a little inspiration your way! Write in and let us know how you’re doing. We’d love to hear from you!
Jennifer & Kitty