Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sweet Colored Cupcakes...

I have seen different versions of "colored cupcakes" all over the web but came up with something very similar to everyone elses and way cheap!! :) If you have a little one who loves colors/ who is learning colors or just loves to play a game this is perfect for them. I teach preschool and my kids {love} to do games and learn!! So here is how I did it!
{Colored Cupcakes}
Item's Needed:
Paint brush
12 colors of felt (primary colors)
A cupcake pan/muffin pan
Embroidery floss
Stuffing :)

Step 1: Take your 12 colors of paint and paint each cupcake/muffin hole a different color. The colors I did are Red, White, Orange, Gray, Green, Yellow, Blue, Cream, Pink, Purple, Brown and Black!!
Step 2: While that is drying take a cup that is just a bit bigger then the cupcake/muffin hole and trace 2 circles on each color of felt.
Step 3: Cut each set out
Step 4: Take your embroidery floss and sew your 2 circles together like so...
Leave a small hole so you can stuff it with stuffing :)
Step 5: Stuff each of them and then sew it all up :)
You will have 12 of these cute little cookie looking things!
Step 6: Take each one and place them in there matching color in the cupcake pan!
Step 7: Let your kids try it and ENJOY watching them giggle and think they are cupcakes :)
{Colored Cupcakes}

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fall Burlap Wreath

Fall is in the air! Yay!! I love the smells, the cooler weather, and the {colors}! So I bought some burlap over 6 months ago, it has been sitting under some other craft projects. I pulled it out today determined to do something with it! I needed a new wreath for my front door and had an extra grapevine one I picked up at the DI for 1.00! So this is what I did!!
{Fall Burlap Wreath}
Item's Needed:
1 grapevine wreath
4- large/medium different colored buttons
Hot Glue/Hot Glue Gun
Step 1: Take your burlap and cut out 6 strands 1 1/2 inches thick and 24-28 inches long.
Step 2: Start by twisting one end in and glueing it in place like so:
Step 3: Then continue twisting and glueing every so often. You can twist it both directions to give it the "flower" look..
You can also just twist it repeatedly and glue it every so often to make a smaller flower!
Step 4: Take your buttons and glue them on to the top of your {flowers}
Step 5: Then glue them in any order or fashion you want onto the wreath...
Step 6: Take another string of your burlap and tie it around the wreath to create a hanger!
Seriously?! I LOVE IT!! It is one of my favorite projects so far. Simple but SUPER cute!!! :) What do you think?!