One of my favorite purchases from Pick Your Plum is a set of medium and large vials! I just loves how magical they seemed. The perfect container to put something small and special in.
Well, the beautiful vials sat in the closet for months while I tried to come up with something to do with them.
When walking through a cute boutique in NorCal I saw a fun little vial with strings and and beads hanging from the cork. I picked it up and saw the price: $22! I couldn’t believe it. I knew that I could make something just as cute for a lot less. So that’s what I did.
My first step was to push a needle with thread through the bottom of the cork to the top. I had to use the pliers to pull the needle out after it got half the way through but it was surprisingly easy. I then created the hanging items. I thought the little heart and snow man would be super sweet. The heart was from a little punch and the snowman came from the Lawn Fawn Winter Gifts set, it was the perfect size to fit into the vial. 🙂 I then glued the items to the bottom of the thread and placed them into the vial so that I could get the thread at the perfect length. I then tied a knot at the top of the cork and cut it. I thought that the snowman needed some glittery snow.
So easy and fun. A perfect gift for friends and family and so easy to do.
I have an awesome post for you today! Lately, I have been seeing fun story stones all over Pinterest. I knew I wanted to make some, but I just didn’t have a fully formed planned yet. Lawn Fawn had their fall release so I headed down to my favorite stamping store, Stamp Delights in La Mesa to pick up their new Into the Woods Stamp set. Later that day I was talking to my bff and it hit me, these would be perfect for her. She just started a new job as a teacher at a college prep preschool and her class focuses on outdoor education. I knew these would be perfect for her.
I started off by visiting my good friend Steve over at Alpine Materials and finding about 20 stones about the size of my palm and completely flat. I washed them in water and a little soap and left them out to dry. I stamped, colored, and cut out my favorite images from the Into the Woods set. Story Stones are typically used with children who are having a hard time using words or expressing emotions so I wanted a good mix of images.
I then Mod Podged (one of my favorite materials) the images to the rocks. I let them dry about 15 minutes between coasts for a total of 5 coats. Next time I make them I will also put a acrylic top coat to help seal the images to the rock. That is it! Easy as can be, right?
Aren’t they so fun?
What theme would you make your story stones in?
Hey Hey Friends!
I have a flashback DIY for you today. Halloween will be here soon enough and if you want to make your costume you may be starting now so I wanted to share the costumes I made last year for Steve and I: Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head!
Last year, I found this great DIY costume post here. I knew that I could make this super cute and easy and I could use my Cricut to make this happen. I am excited that this is my first Cricut post!
So, I started off finding the pieces in my CCR folders. I purchased the Halloween Rental bundle so I had a lot of options. I ended up using Frankenstein’s Face (did you notice that Fankenstein’s mouth is actually Mr. Potato Head’s eyebrow?) , Mustaches & Glasses Digital Cartridge, and Cricut® Tie the Knot Cartridge. I cut out each of the pieces on super thick card stock to use as a template. I traced the paper pieces onto felt pieces that I then hot glued onto brown t-shirts. Finally, I created Mr. and Mrs. hats to complete the look.
So what do you think? It was super fun and we had a great time wearing them. All the kids at both my jobs thought they were super fun!