Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Punky Mom News February '09

Check out my featured crafts this month!

Recycled Valentine’s Day Cards (or any cards for that matter)
If you’re anything like me you have a box of old, used (and some unused) greeting cards from over the years that you just can’t bring yourself to get rid of. Well, here’s an easy, inexpensive, and fun way to recycle them! All you need is some cheap card stock, envelopes, scissors, glue and whatever art supplies you have lying around the house (like glitter, markers, paint, etc…). Be creative, take elements of the old cards and cut them out. Combined them, re-arrange them and glue them to a folded piece of card stock (cut to the size of your envelope when folded in half), then decorate the rest any way you want. Add a fun Valentines Day poem on the inside and tah dah! You’ve created a whole new card from an old one.
Cute as a Button Box
An inexpensive box from the craft store (or any you have lying around the house)Craft or Acrylic PaintSealant (either spray or modge podge)Extra ButtonsGlueFelt (optional)First paint the box a pretty Valentine’s Day color. You can be creative with the paint, mixing colors, swirling colors, adding a “whitewash” by brushing some white over the color and taking it off again. Anything you want to create a festive box. After it is dry seal the paint with a spray on sealer or modge podge.Take your extra buttons and glue them in a heart shape on the lid of the box. They don’t have to be matching buttons; it’s more fun if you have a variety of colors, shapes & sizes.For an extra something, glue felt on the inside of the box to make it that much more finished. Let everything dry overnight and you’re finished! A great Valentine’s Day gift for kids and adults!

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