Give a sweet treat to your favorite person with a cupcake gift set. Use your favorite recipe to make the cupcakes and icing and give them the ingredients to make them too. The cupcakes are perfect for any occasion.
Supplies for Cup Gift Set:
- Recycled glass jars in various sizes
- Light turquoise blue fabric, 1/4 yd.
- Americana Acrylic Paints (DecoArt): Olive Green; Bubblegum Pink, Glamour Dust, Duraclear Varnish
- Cardstock: turquoise; white
- Black 6-strand Embroidery Floss (DMC)
- Small plastic bag
- Bubble Stripes Baking Cups (Wilton)
- Multi colored beads: 6/0 pebble; bugle
- Birthday Cupcakes stamp set (Inkadinkado)
- Black pigment ink pad
- Scallop-edge scissors
- Circle punches: 1/2”; 1”
- Batting and Stick Fusible Webbing by Fairfield
- Sewing needle and matching thread
- Glue (Beacon Adhesives): Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive; Zip Dry Paper Glue
- Iron and pressing board
Instructions for cupcake gift set:
1. Paint jar lids Olive Green and Bubblegum Pink. Let dry and apply varnish. While varnish is still wet, sprinkle with Glamour Dust.
2. Trace 4” and 3-1/2” oval, and 2-1/2” circle on batting; cut out with scallop-edge scissors. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to fuse light turquoise fabric to fusible webbing. Trace and cut out 3-3/4” oval, 3-1/4” oval and 2-1/4” circle from fused fabric. Layer ovals and circles together and fuse so batting ovals and circles are matted.
3. Use pigment ink to stamp sentiments and images on fabric. Heat set with iron on warm setting.
4. Use three strands embroidery floss to blanket stitch edge of turquoise ovals and circles. Sew multi colored seed and bugle beads for sprinkles on cupcake image. Use fabric glue to adhere sewn ovals and circle to jars. Carefully fill jars with contents (cake mix, frosting and store-bought chocolate sprinkles).
5. For cupcake picks, punch several 1” circles from turquoise card stock and several 1/2” circles from white cardstock. Stamp small cupcake images from set and glue circles together. Glue toothpics to back center of larger circle. Cut small rectangular turquoise piece to fit opening of small plastic bag and mat with white cardstock. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock. Place picks in bag and stamp ends to rectangles to secure.
by Melony Bradley
Personalize your home with a family name pallet sign. This rustic sign shows off your surname in style with a budget-friendly image transfer technique. Use a sophisticated fancy font or a basic font to create different looks. If you are not comfortable with power tools you can ask the person at the lumber counter to cut it for you or a friend. Take proper precautions when working with power tools. If you are unsure ask for help. If you want use a different base color stick to light or pastel colors.
Supplies for pallet sign:
- Wooden pallet or plaque, 18”x7-1/2”, two
- White computer paper
- Hanger of choice
- Computer, photo editing software, inkjet printer
- DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Snow White, Lamp Black, Dura Clear Exterior or Interior Poly Varnish, DecoPage
- Glue gun and glue sticks, ruler, pencil, black marker, paintbrush, sanding block, soft cloth, wax candle, scissors, foam brush, hand towel, newspaper (to cover work surface)
Instructions for pallet sign:
Use ruler and pencil to mark off six 2-1/2”x7-1/2” pieces on one wooden pallet. Use saw to cut pieces apart. Sand wooden pieces thoroughly and wipe with soft cloth.
Paint large plaque and small plaque pieces Lamp Black. Let dry. Randomly rub candle across surface of small plaque pieces. Paint small plaque pieces Snow White. Lightly sand surface to reveal distressed areas.
Arrange small plaque pieces on top of larger plaque. Adhere pieces in place using hot glue. Let cool.
Use computer and photo editing software to type letters for surname. Make sure letters are flipped horizontally and sized appropriately before printing in font of choice. (Note: Designer used Microsoft Paint to type letters and inserted as image into Word document in “Stencil” font.) Repeat process for “EST” and year in desired font and size. Print name, year, and “EST” on computer paper using inkjet printer.
Cut out printed words and year with scissors; position right side down on surface of smaller plaque pieces. Use foam brush and découpage medium to coat pieces thoroughly. Let dry overnight if possible.
Wet small portion of hand towel with water. Starting at one corner of plaque, gently rub away paper, taking care not to rub off transferred images. Wipe off any excess paper.
Attach hangar of choice onto back of plaque. Apply sealer if the piece will be exposed to the elements.
Sriracha is a great way to add a little spice to any dish. Even in just a small amount, it adds a ton of flavor and is perfect for amping up the heat in a dish. I’ve collected 19 delicious recipes that use sriracha.
From snacks to main meals, this collection has a little something of everything. The one thing you will definitely need is a big bottle of Sriracha so you can work your way through them all.
Sriracha Egg Salad from Scattered Thoughts of a Craft Mom
Sriracha Chex Mix from Just Us Four
Sriracha Guacamole from Copykat
Sriracha Butternut Squash Portobello Pizza from Farm Fresh Feasts
Oven Roasted Potatoes with Sriracha Pumpkin Aioli from Peas and Crayons
Sriracha Honey Glazed Leg Quarters from Copykat
Crockpot Pineapple Sriracha Chicken from Raising Whasians
Parmesan Cheese Spread from Copykat
Coffee Honey BBQ Steak from 3 Boys and a Dog
Soy Sriracha Roasted Mushrooms from Farm Fresh Feasts
Sriracha Beef Cabbage Bowl from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Grilled Salmon Sandwiches from 3 Boys and a Dog
Sriracha Honey Popcorn from Sidewalk Shoes
Thai Sweet Potato Nachos from Just Us Four
Sriracha Slaw Burgers from 3 Boys and a Dog
Sriracha Glazed Grilled Chicken Kabobs from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Honey Sriracha Lime Dressing from Peas and Crayons
Roasted Onion Sriracha Dip from Just Us Four
Tex Max Eggs Benedict from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Make a free motion pinwheel pillow. Gather up your fabric scraps and dive into your button stash to create a fun, funky pillow for cheerful porch décor. Give any seat in your home a bold pop of color and style with this fun technique. It truly is a great stash buster.
Materials and tools for pinwheel pillow:
Basic Supplies for the pinwheel pillow
- scissors, fabric marking pen, pencil, sewing needle, iron and pressing surface
Instructions for pinwheel pillow:
Use rotary cutter and mat to cut two 17”x13” rectangles from wool felt.
For templates, use circle cutter to cut circles measuring 3”, 2-1/2”, 1-1/2”, and 1” from cardstock scraps.
Follow manufacturer’s instructions to apply fusible webbing onto fabric scraps using iron and pressing surface. (Note: You will need approximately 45 circles of each size to cover front of pillow.) Trace circles onto fused-fabric scraps using fabric marking pen; cut out. Trace three 3” circles onto wool felt scraps; cut out.
Layer fused-fabric circles on wool felt and fabric circles; fuse together using iron. Pressing cloth or wax paper can be used between the layers.
For best variety, vary sizes of circles layered together. Use sewing machine and black thread to freeform sew around edges of circles.Thread sewing needle with black thread. Insert needle through back of circle and through button hole; pull through to front of circle to attach button on center of layered circle. With needle still on circle, place circle on wool felt rectangle; insert needle through other button hole and pull thread through wool felt rectangle to attach circle on pillow front. Secure button/layered circle on pillow; knot and clip thread ends. Repeat process until all circles have been attached onto front of pillow. (Note: Make sure to leave approximately 2” on edges of pillow front so sewing machine needle does not hit buttons when sewing rectangles together.)
Position wool felt rectangles together with right sides facing. Machine-sew right, top, and left sides together using 1/2” seam allowance, leaving bottom side open for turning.
Press seams open. Turn right side out. Insert pillow form. Whipstitch bottom opening closed using needle and thread.
Leather & button pillow – Fringed leather circles create a bright earth tone palette of colored flowers on this plain muslin fabric. Embellish with assorted odds and ends buttons for a multi-layered, textural accent. Use any color combination
Materials for button pillow:
- Muslin fabric, 1/2 yard
- Eco-Craft Eco-Friendly Fiberfill
- Leather scraps from a furniture store or Tandy Leather Factory Odd Lot Sides Assorted Colors Leather (9830-70)
- Assorted tan buttons, 16
- Sewing machine and thread
- Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting System and Bigz 3-D Fringed Flower Die
- Beacon Adhesives Quick Grip Glue
Basic Supplies for button pillow:
- scissors, ruler, pencil, straight pins, sewing needle
Directions for button pillow:
Cut muslin fabric into two 14-1/2”x14-1/2” squares. Pin squares, with right sides together, along three sides, leaving one side open for stuffing.
Use 1/4” seam allowance to sew squares together using sewing machine, stopping 1/4” away from corner. If your sewing machine has a needle down function, use it to pivot pillow cover 90˚. If your sewing machine does not have a needle down function, carefully pivot pillow cover without pulling too much thread from bobbin or needle.
Trim off excess bulk in corners. Turn right side out and stuff with fiberfill. Hand sew opening closed or use sewing machine to finish open edge.
Position leather on die cut machine. Die cut 16 flowers from various colors of leather in small, medium, and large shapes following manufacturer’s instructions. Randomly mix and match small, medium, and large flower shapes in different colors together. Apply glue between flower layers; press together to adhere. Let dry.
Use needle and thread to attach button onto center of each flower.
Use pencil and ruler to mark placement of flowers on pillow front. Use needle and thread to attach flowers onto pillow front by sewing bottom layers onto pillow. Knot and clip thread ends.
Reusable feminine pads hygiene products – Yes, we are going there. LOL While it might sound odd for a craft site to do a post on reusable feminine hygiene products you will soon see that it is a perfect fit. Our founder Niki Meiners, turned 44 on March 1st and March also happens to be National Craft Month. We saw this as a great opportunity to give back. So in honor of both we decided to do a little something different.
At 365 Days of Crafts we are all about the reusable and recyclable. In many 3rd world countries girls lack hygiene products and have to miss school or work because of this natural occurrence each month. We chose the Days for Girls organization as our charity for this project. They supply the free kits to girls all over the world. We committed to making 4 complete kits. (Niki wanted to do 44 but after we started 4 became the go to number.)
They provide a pattern for the panty sheild and changeable pad. You can get the pattern from them. I will day their method and instructions are not the easiest to follow. But if you want to contribute to them you need to follow their instructions to the T. Going forward, if we decide to make some for our local community there are changes we’ll make.
These are the materials we used from our favorite manufactures who donated the products to us for this event.
Materials for Reusable feminine pads:
The other materials we used following their guidelines were
- Prewashed flannel
- Prewashed cotton
- basic sewing supplies
- Air erasable marker and white pencil
You have to follow there instructions when making their pattern. These are some images of our gathering.
We traced the pattern on the Shield lining using pen that disappears after a while.
Make sure your liner is shiny side up for best results.
Use a white pencil for drawing on dark fabrics.
Use a white pencil for drawing on dark fabrics.
This is what a reusable panty liner looks like when completed. We used the Dritz snap tool and and snaps. They were very easy to use. Now that we know how to insert the we will be using a lot more snaps.
These are the reusable flannels pad inserts. They fit inside the panty liners. The image below is our little band of merry makers that worked on the good. Thanks to everyone for donating the time and the supplies. Hopefully we make a difference in the lives of 4 girls.
A watercolor succulent makes easy and attractive wall art for your home. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have cool decorations. The frame was purchased in a 3 pack for half off from a crafts store. Watercolor paper and watercolor pencils are not expensive either. I have used the same set of watercolor pencils for 12 years. It is almost time for a few new ones. I have my favorite colors and they are getting tiny. The most expensive item I used in making the piece was a new paint pen for me. A friend brought over her Posca Pens and after using hers I had to purchase my own. They are AMAZING! I ordered mine off of Amazon. They work so well. I had no problem stopping and starting. Other paint pens don’t seem to work well after a few uses. Not with this pen and the white was really white and solid. I did not have to go over it multiple times for it to show up. Now I want to purchase a full range of the pens.
Supplies to make the watercolor succulent wall art:
- Watercolor paper
- Pencil and good eraser
- Watercolor pencils
- Water pen or paint brush and water
- Paper towel or old cloth to blot paintbrush on
- Post Pen in black and white
Instructions to make Watercolor Succulent:
- Lightly draw your shape in pencil. Use sharpened watercolor pencils or even pastel pencils to color in the shapes you have drawn
- Use a water pen or paint brush dipped in water to smooth out the pencil lines inside the shape. Start with a little water. Too much and it will be uncontrollable.
- Once you have the piece colored in you can start adding the details. I started with the black and then added the white.
- Step back and look at the pice again and add more detail.
- If you think you need to add more watercolor or highlights you can do that when you use a paint pen. It generally will not change the color of the paint pen.
- Pick a frame, hang on your wall and enjoy!
Make an easy shamrock hair clip using Olyfun and Stickles. If you can draw a heart you can make this project. Yes, you can draw a heart and it is okay if it turns out a little wonky. It is handmade after all. Plus, in all likelihood your child will be wearing it and they really don’t notice if things are not perfect. Also you could make this a pin to wear on clothes or a backpack.
Oly*Fun is available by the 12×12 sheet in the general craft isle at most big box stores. You can find it on the bolt in the fabric section. You can use any fabric glue for Oly*Fun. I like to use the Cool Tool Glue gun. It is low temp and does not burn my fingers or melt through the material. It is also safe for kids to use.
Materials for easy shamrock hair clip:
- Olyfun 12×12 craft sheets in Pine, Clover and Kiwi.
- Adtech Cool Tool Glue Gun and Glue sticks
- Stickles or glitter glue
- Hair clip
Instructions for easy shamrock hair clip:
- Cut three hearts in small medium and large. This will give you 9 hearts, three of each size.
- Cut a thin strip to cover your hair clip. I wrap mine around it completely covering it.
- Glue tips together as shown in the image above. (no hot glue it will melt) (fabric glue is fine too)
- Add accents of Stickles or glitter glue around the edges in a thin line. Allow the glitter glue to dry or you will have a mess. You can speed up drying with a cool temperature hair dryer. DO not use heat or you can melt the Olyfun.
- Glue the hair clip to the back of a heart. Leave room for the strip to cover the clip.
- Cover the hair clip with a strip of Olyfun. Secure the strip with glue. Allow to dry.
- Glue the stacked hearts on the clip as shown below.