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9/21/2016


Hanging Spooky  Ghost and Googley Eyed Spiders DIY



In cased you missed this super spooky DIY, here are the details!!

Supplies Needed:

For Ghost:

2 Packages of Cheese Cloth

Black Sticky-Back Felt Sheet

8 in Lantern Kit

For Spider:

2 4 inch Styrofoam Balls

Black Paint

Black Glitter Paint

Glow in the Dark Googley Eyes

25 pack of Chenille Stems

Eyepins

Paintbrush

Tacky Glue


Instructions for Hanging Ghost:



1. Assemble paper lantern per package directions.



2. Cut 1-2 inch slits along perimeter of each cheese cloth. Grab slits and pull down and gently stretch the cheesecloth to create tattered teared look.



3. Place and center cheesecloths over lantern.



4. Trace or free hand fun facial expressions on back of Sticky Back Felt. Cut and apply.



5. Embellish to your liking. Add a cute ribbon bow on top. Make it as Pretty or Scary as you’d like. Attach string to the top of the lantern and hang away!




Instructions for Hanging Spiders:


1. Paint styrofoam balls black. Allow sufficient time to dry. Touch up as necessary.



2. Apply black glitter paint on top.


3. Glue the glow in the dark googley eyes on spider as you wish.


4. Bend and shape chenille stems and attach to spider body by poking stems into the styrofoam.



5. Attached eyelet on top of spider.  Add string and hang away!



We hope you enjoy making these super awesome Halloween Crafts. Please be sure to take photos and send us pics of your ghosts and & spiders. We would love to see them and brag about you!!




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8/21/16


DIY Fall Trio Mason Jars





Summer is on its way out and Fall is near. Children are starting school and one of my favorite times of the year is here. Autumn is such a fun crafting season, you have amazingly fun fall seasonal crafts, Halloween crafts and Thanksgiving crafts & decor. As the weather begins to chill, we hope you will enjoy the next few months opening up your Crafty Boxes.


If you missed us this month, here are the details of what we crafted!


Supplies Needed:

Red Chalky Paint

Teal Chalky Paint

Orange Chalky Paint

Paint Brush

3 Quart Sized Mason Jars

Raffia

3 leaf stickers

3 tea light candles

Jar Fillers such as: Popcorn Kernels, Coffee Beans, Acorns or other nut varieties, Dried beans or pebbles.


Instructions:

1. Make sure mason jars are clean and free of debris or oil. To be sure, take a alcohol pad and wipe down exterior of mason jars. Let dry completely.



2.  Apply leaf stickers to bottom half of jars or where-ever your creative spirit suggests. Paint 3 coats of chalky paint onto each jar until jars are opaque or until your liking. Allow each coat ample time to dry. Otherwise paint may clump and pull off jar. When you notice the paint is starting to dry out and the colors are lightening and turning chalky it’s time to paint another coat.


3. After applying final coat carefully peel off leaf sticker. I like to pull off the sticker just right before paint is fully dry. Start off at the top tip of the leaf and take your time as the sticker may have a tendency to pull off unnecessary paint. Touch up as needed.


4. Tie raffia around the rim of the jar and cut to your liking. Add in fillers and top off with candle!



We hope you enjoy making these super awesome FALL Leaf Mason Jars.


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7/4/16


DIY Patriotic Wreath



  1. Red, White & Blue, Stars and Tulle OH MY! This month we are sending out this awesome Tulle Wreath Kit. We are absolutely in love with this wreath. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the official days of Summer and the Beloved Independence Day of our country.  By the way this craft is amazingly fun to DIY!

  2. If you missed out here are the details on this lovely wreath!


  1. Supplies Needed:
Red Tulle

Blue Tulle

  • White tulle
  • 1 inch. White Ribbon
  • Assorted felt sticker stars
  • Patriotic picks
  • Star garland
  • S traight pins
  • 8 inch cardboard
  • 10 in. Wreath form



Instructions:

1. Choose a color to start with. Begin by wrapping tulle around 8 inch cardboard.   After cardboard is wrapped make 1 cut on edge of cardboard where you initially started wrapping. You will end up with 16 inch strips of tulle for each color. This is an easy and efficient way of cutting uniform bulk strips.


2. Now it’s time to prepare your wreath frame. DO NOT take plastic film off wreath, it will be messy! Take 1 inch ribbon and wrap around wreath frame until it is covered, just barely overlapping. Secure two pins into each end of ribbon.




3. Now it’s time to add the tulle. Start with 1 red tulle strip and double knot onto wreath, leaving even length of tulle to hang off wreath. Double knot 5 individual strips of red then 5 strips of white until wreath is 3/4 wrapped. Bunch knots together to fill gaps. Doesn’t have to be too tight, just enough to cover form and be in a neat line. Wrap and double knot remaining 1/4 of wreath with blue tulle strips. Fluff and trim as necessary.



6.  Embellish as you please. Add your choice of felt stars, wrap star garland around and hot glue your patriotic pick where you desire. You’ve just created one awesome 4th of July Wreath.


Hope you enjoyed, Happy Crafting!!

 

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5/28/16


Just days ago, our May Box recently shipped out. Crafty Box subscribers will be excited to indulge into the art of Pyrography aka Wood Burning with the awesome contents of this month's box. We've included a wood burning pen tool, wood tags/pendants, set of cork coasters and heart shape wood frame. Our theme of the month is "Tribal".


Looking for some additional inspiration on what to create with the box contents and extra instructionals ??

Follow the links below:


The Art of Manliness - How to Get Started with Wood Burning

( An Excellent Beginner's Guide to Pyrography aka Wood Burning)



Easy Wood Burning Projects


20 DIY Wood Burning Art Projects & Tutorials



For thousands of ideas, visit our Pinterest board! HERE


Thanks, we hope you enjoy!!

Happy Crafting!




4/25/16


Our April Box was just shipped out on the 21st. Crafty Box subscribers will be delighted to know that this month's theme is "Watercolors".  Lately, watercolors have been such a neat trend for the Craft & DIY community.  They're bold, translucent and super fun to work with. We thought the month of April would be the perfect month to incorporate some fun watercolors. After all we all know April Showers Bring May Flowers.


For those wanting to gain some awesome Watercolor Design Inspiration check out the following links:





Looking for tips on working with watercolors, check out the following links:

Watercolor Basics

Painting with Watercolors for Beginners

8 Watercolor Techniques for Beginners


We can't wait to see all that you do with this month's kit!!

-Brittany


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1/30/16


Our January box features a beautiful Pom-Pom Heart Pillow created by Kim Layton of Everything Etsy.

Hurry, there's still time to create this beautiful pillow in time to decorate for Valentine's Day. We have several boxes ready to ship in stock today!  You'll receive all the instructions and supplies needed to create this Pom-Pom Heart Pillow cover plus a "Sweet Treat" from A Couple of Squares delicious handmade cookies to enjoy just in time for Valentine's Day! As always, they'll be extra goodies in your box as well! You're going to LOVE it!


Kim has also created 101 Valentine's Printables for your crafting pleasure. Check it out!


A very special thank you to Punch Place Plus for being our Box Sponsor of the Month.  Be sure to check them out for their awesome selection of craft supplies.  Shop & Support Small Businesses!






12/15/15


OUR DECEMBER BOX FEATURED AN AMAZING LIGHTED SNOWFLAKE CANVAS CRAFT KIT.

IT WAS DESIGNED BY DIY CRAFT BLOGGER MEGAN OF RHAPSODY IN ROOMS . HER DESIGN WAS GREATLY INSPIRED BY RACHEL OF BUBBLY NATURE CREATIONS . BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THEIR AMAZING BLOGS. TOGETHER THEIR LIGHTED CANVASES HAVE BEEN PINNED ON PINTEREST OVER 125K TIMES. WOW!


INSIDE THE BOX: METALLIC PAINT PEN, CANVAS, BATTERY OPERATED LIGHTS, 8 PAGES OF JUMBO MAMBI "FAITH" EDITION STICKERS, CRAFT KNIFE, SUPER GLUE, SPONGE BRUSH ON STICK PLUS A SPECIAL MYSTERY MINI DIY A CRAFT KIT. OUR FEATURED SNACK OF THE MONTH WAS DAVES SWEET TOOTH TOFFEE : MILK CHOCOLATE (CAN YOU SAY YUMMY!)