Make a Diy Bangle

pink black and white diy bangle

Diy Bangle

Making a decorated bangle is a favorite activity of mine.  Most often, I make them as gifts.  I have fun playing with cool color combinations that I think will appeal to the recipient.  This one was made for a trade show in Australia.   I have never been there but I imagine Australians to be extra cool and hip.  It might have something to do wit their awesome accent and all the fabulous crafters I see from their and the fact that KaiserCraft is one of my favorites and they are from there.    But enough about that.  The material list is below.

Materials for wood Diy bangle bracelet:

  • DIY Bangle
  • Clearsnap Ink
  • Clearsnap Design Adhesives
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Vanilla Smooch Spritz and
  • Marvy Uchida heat gun to set the heat embossing.

Instructions for wood Diy bangle bracelet:

  1. Wipe down the eagle bracelet and sand any rough edges if needed.
  2. Paint the wood bangle with the ink and smooch. Allow the paint to dry.
  3. Heat set the paint.  Be careful and watch your fingers.  I use tongs.
  4. Sand if needed and reapply paint and het set again if needed.
  5. Apply the Design Adhesive. Press firmly on the design before you remove it and sprinkle on embossing powder.  Tap the bangle to remove excess.
  6. Use tongs and use heating tool to melt and set the embossing powder.  Allow the bangle to cool
  7. Apply a clear coat to protect the design if desired. I recommend doing this as it will protect the design elect on the bangle.


You will find bunches of bangle ideas.  I truly love making them and each one is unique.  If you like making jewelry you might want to follow our Jewelry board on Pinterest.   Not only do we pin our latest projects but we pin others that inspire us.

Make a Word Banner that is “Cute as a Button”

“Cute as a Button” word banner


Cute as a Button word banner


This is a word banner that I made for a baby shower that I hosted for a friend. Word banners are a quick and easy decoration for holidays and events. I have several for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, birthday’s, and this shower one. We make them as gifts for friends, using their name or short words in small fonts to tie onto our Christmas tree.


Word Banner detail

How to:

1. Decide what you want your word banner to say, chose a font you love, type up the words and enlarge to your desired size (somewhere in the 500%-700% range generally), print letters out on cardstock.

2. Cut out letters carefully to use as templates.

3. Arrange your papers and trace each letter template on the back. It’s important make sure the letters are facing backwards on the wrong side of your paper, so that when you flip it over onto the right side you have your letter going in the right direction.

4. Cut out your letters, then punch holes to hang.  String your ribbon or twine through or use little clothes pins to attach it.

5. Hang on a mantle, over a window, pinned to the front of a table, on a wreath, or any blank space of wall to add some cheer or festive spirit.

Word Banner added to a wreath

You can see the rest of the shower details here.

Make a Sparkle DIY Bangle

Smooch Ink Sparkle DIY Bangle
Smooch Ink Sparkle DIY Bangle

Make a this Bangle Bracelet in under an hour with a few supplies and a heat gun.  You might have noticed I really like to make Bangles.  One reason is that I can create one generally in under an hour.  I like to see results quickly.  If you want to make one follow the directions below.


Indus wood bangle

Colorbox Archival Ink – Khaki Green, Wicked

Molding Mat – Circulate

Smooch Sassy Pink, Baby Pink, Carrot, Pool

Smooch Spritz – Vanilla Shimmer

Top Coat of your choice- Diamond Glaze, Paper Glaze, Modge Podge, Crystal Lacquer

Glue Gloss

Sugar Shimmer




Heat gun



Concentric Colors Bangle

Apply Khaki Green ink to inside of bangle with Stylus.  Heat set.  Repeat for edges and non-flat surface on exterior.

Apply Sassy Pink Smooch to flat spots and heat set.  Apply Wicked to Circulate Molding Mat.  Stamp image on flat spots and heat set.

Spritz entire Bracelet with Vanilla Shimmer.

Apply, Baby Pink, Carrot, Pool Smooch to circles and heat set.

Apply Design Glue Gloss to bracelet in various positions.  Sprinkle on Sugar Shimmer.  Tap to remove excess and let dry thoroughly.

Apply a coat of gloss and heat set.  Repeat if desired.


Make a Mini Card Set

Patriotic Cards
Patriotic mini Cards
Patriotic Cards


Mini Card Monday

Making mini cards is one of my many passions.  I like to make all types of cards.  Most I donate to the troops, charity auctions and to women’s shelters.  For me, it is the act of creating and the thought that someone else might derive some joy from my effort. Making cards can be really simple.  These cards were made from left overs of another project.


Mini Cards 3×3

Star pattern paper, Kraft and red card-stock, Fabri-Tac adhesive, flowers, misc. ribbon and buttons from Buttons Galore and More.

Make Earrings

Postage Stamp Earrings
Postage Stamp Earrings

Vintage Inspired Earrings

Make these Vintage Inspired Earrings with a stamp set from Graphic 45 / Hampton Arts and Fluid Chalk ink from Clearsnap.  Make the earrings as  a one of a kind gift or make a pair for yourself.

Make a Stenciled Background

The Crafters Workshop Stencil & Duetica Font
The Crafters Workshop Stencil & Duetica Font

Make quick background for a card with Clearsnap Fluid Chalk Inks and The Crafters Workshop Stencils.  It is a fast way to make a beautiful background.  Print a sentiment using fonts.  Add an embellishment and Viola` you have a cool card that is homemade.

Make Realistic Paper Flowers

Embossed Paper Flowers
Embossed Paper Flowers


Make Realistic Paper Flowers with Embossing Tools

Making realistic flowers can be easy if you have the right tools.  I was shown how to do this technique by Sue Eldred and thought it was the most fantastic thing since sliced bread.  I used Sizzix leaves and Tim Holtz Tattered Florals, Walnut Hollow Embossing tools, Flower Soft for the centers and Smooch Spritz for the wonderful shimmery effect.

I made these for  myself after I made a very large bouquet for an article in Crafts N Things Magazine.  That project is shown below.

Crafts N Things Spring Newsletter Project
Crafts N Things Spring Newsletter Project

There are so many ways you could use this technique.  For Crafts N Things I paired them with vintage sheet music to create a romantic yet nostalgic feeling.

DIY Stacking Gift Boxes for baby

Stacked Gift Boxes

Diy Stacked Gift Boxes gift packaging idea for a unique gift

Need a clever way to package a gift? Make Stacking Gift Boxes for Gift Packaging.  Try using hand  painted and decorated stacking boxes.  The possibilities on decorating them are endless and they can be used again as decor. Oh, Baby!

After making a card using, I realized that I really  liked the Saxi font so much I wanted to use it on this packaging for a baby gift.  I used Saxi A00 and E40 for a great look.  The packaging can double as storage or decorations in the room.  I painted wood canisters in buttermilk and I used shades purple and brown in the accents to accompany.  When it came time to print the font, I did so on clear sticker paper in dark brown.  (You can get sticker paper in the office supply section of the store or in a craft store.)  I did this so the canister could be usable and could easily be wiped off.  She does not know the gender of the baby and has not decided on a baby name so I told her once she did I would print her out a single monogram for the top and monogramed initials for the middle set.  The flower accents are from Prima and the paper is Core’dinations.  The foiled stems are Design Adhesives and Designer Foil from Clearsnap. Saxi Font Saxi Font

Supplies for Stacking Gift Boxes:

  • Decoart paint -buttermilk
  • printable sticker paper
  • Core’dinations paper
  • Prima Flowers
  • Clearsnap – Design Adhesives and Designer Foil
  • fancy label shaped die cut
  • sandpaper optional
  • Adhesive of choice.

Instructions for making stacking Gift Boxes:

  1. You might need to sand the boxes.  Paint the exterior of each box and the coordinating lid and you can sand between layers of paint if needed.
  2. Tear a paper sheet to wrap around bottom container. Print label and die cut and adhere all items to container as shown.
  3. Die cut the other two labels and adhere.
  4. Add foil accents and paper embellishments.
  5. Fill with baby gifts and give to the future momma.

Make a card with Clearsnap Ink Color Challenge

Daniela Dobson is a member of the Clearsnap Ink Design Team and she participated in the color challenge presented on the Clearsnap blog.  Daniela’s interpretation is beautiful.  Have you ever thought about participating in a creative challenge of any type?  With a color challenge you can do any type of project to use the colors on.  I also like sketches – they really help out when I am stuck in a rut.  If you have a sketch site that is your favorite I would love to have a link.  Always looking for more inspiration.
Thank you card by Daniela Dobson
  1. Stamp Spots Molding Mat with the Jumbo Get Rollin’ and Cookie DoughInk
  2. Ink the chipboard frame with Atlantic Blue Ink.
  3. Ink the die cut doily edges with Dark Cherry ink.
  4. Dab seam binding with Dark Cherry ink and spray with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.
  5. Die cut stamped circle and stamp sentiment.

This project was created by Mary Dawn.

Thank you card by By Mary Dawn Quirindongo
For directions please visit – My Pink Mexico

Make a Honeysuckle Flower Pin

Rolled flower pin
Rolled flower pin


Honeysuckle is the Pantone color of 2011.  To create the honeysuckle color I mixed Salmon, Pink and Scarlet  Neopaque dye from Jacquard.  Wish I could tell you the exact combination- but alas, I cannot.  Play around and have fun.  You don’t need to make it exact.  Heck, that is half the fun of dying your own materials.  This material in particular was one of my husbands old work shirts.  I cut al the buttons off since they were brown and added them to my button collection.  Then I cut it into strips and dyed them.  I made several different hues that you will eventually see in my projects.