Cupcake Bouquet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafty Crafted Friends, Food craft, Party Craft | Posted on 31-12-2009 | 11,241 views

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A Crafty-Crafted Friend's submission of a lovely cupcake bouquet.

Craft submitted by Anney of http://blogniako.blogspot.com/

Anney didn't use buttercream frosting for her cupcakes coz she was afraid it will melt and fall apart due to the hot weather. She used melted chocolate and colorful sprinkles. It set quickly and perfectly!She used a glue gun to attach the styrofoam ball into the embellished terracotta pot. She then glued some strips of green japanese paper all over the styro so it will not be visible and for a grassy effect.

She inserted bamboo skewers into the styrofoam ball and attached the cupcakes all the way around.

Merryn: Anney this is one very lovely food craft. Thank you for sharing it with us. I’m sure many will find this interesting and will be keen to do it for any party coming up πŸ™‚

You too can share your craft with us. Just submit it here and we will link it back to you.

Foam Bee Fridge Magnet / Note Holder

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bee, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Fridge Magnets, Insect crafts | Posted on 29-12-2009 | 15,750 views

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Foam Bee Fridge Magnet / Note Holder

Foam Bee Fridge Magnet / Note Holder

You'll need to use your imagination and cut out the shapes of your Bee out of coloured foams.

You'll need to use your imagination and cut out the shapes of your Bee out of coloured foams.

Glue them all together layer after layer and let dry. Your fridge magnet cum note holder is done :)

Glue them all together layer after layer and let dry. Your fridge magnet cum note holder is done πŸ™‚

If you have any craft you want to share with us, feel free to submit your craft here and we’ll link it back to you πŸ™‚

Origami Alphabet – O

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Alphabet, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 24-12-2009 | 6,517 views

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Origami Alphabet

Origami

Let's start with the letter O today.

Let's start with the letter O today.

Fold a square paper half.

Fold a square paper half.

Fold the bottom half to meet the middle line.

Fold the bottom half to meet the middle line.

Do the same with the remaining three corners.

Do the same with the remaining three corners.

Make a small fold for all four corners.

Make a small fold for all four corners.

Turn it around and your origami O is done :)

Turn it around and your origami O is done πŸ™‚

Animated Characters Fridge Magnet/Note Holder

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Fridge Magnets, Quick n Easy, Vehicle | Posted on 22-12-2009 | 8,058 views

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Want to have your favourite animated characters as your fridge magnet? It does not have to cost alot. Try this simple to do fridge magnets…

Character Fridge Magnet / Note Holder

Character Fridge Magnet / Note Holder

Take any of your favourite animated characters stickers.

Take any of your favourite animated characters stickers.

Paste it onto any hardboard paper. I used name cards from the mail box. It's better to recycle them than to throw them away just like that.

Paste it onto any hardboard paper. I used name cards from the mail box. It's better to recycle them than to throw them away just like that.

Cut it and glue a cute peg at the back.

Cut it and glue a cute peg at the back.

Glue a magnet on the peg and let dry.

Glue a magnet on the peg and let dry.

Your fridge magnet is ready. Simple and inexpensive :)

Your fridge magnet is ready. Simple and inexpensive πŸ™‚

Origami Yacht

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts, Vehicle | Posted on 16-12-2009 | 6,870 views

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Let’s go sailing today πŸ™‚

Origami Yacht

Origami Yacht

Fold the paper half.

Fold the paper half.

Fold up.

Fold up.

Fold up again as shown in the picture. Your yacht is now ready. So simple.

Fold up again as shown in the picture. Your yacht is now ready. So simple.

If you have worked on an origami recently and would like to share with us, submit your origami here.Β We will link it back to you πŸ™‚

Paper Plate Snowman

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Felt, Paper Plate Crafts, Party Craft, Ribbon, Snowman | Posted on 14-12-2009 | 21,981 views

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Come Christmas, all I can think of is a wonderful winter wonderland. Let’s get some paper plate and ‘build’ a cute snowman πŸ™‚

Paper Plate Snowman

Paper Plate Snowman

Glue two paper plates together. Put cloth pegs to secure it until the glue dries up.

Glue two paper plates together. Put cloth pegs to secure it until the glue dries up.

I cut a carrot out of an orange foam for the nose. Glue it onto the snowman.

I cut a carrot out of an orange foam for the nose. Glue it onto the snowman.

I cut circles out of green foam for the button. See my boy trying to photograph him pasting the buttons here. He's learning to take over my job! :D

I cut circles out of green foam for the buttons. See my boy trying to photograph himself pasting the buttons here. He's learning to take over my job! πŸ˜€

Use a hole punch to punch out tiny dots for the mouth.

Use a hole punch to punch out tiny dots for the mouth.

I use felt for the scarf, pipe cleaner for the hands and foam and ribbon for the ear muffs. The snowman is ready to cheer up your wall. If you wish to convert it into a mobile, just do two of it and paste it back to back. Tie a string over it and hang. Nice :D

I use felt for the scarf, pipe cleaner for the hands and foam and ribbon for the ear muffs. The snowman is ready to cheer up your wall. If you wish to convert it into a mobile, just do two of it and paste it back to back. Tie a string over it and hang. Nice πŸ˜€

Share with us your Christmas craft ideas by submitting them here and we’ll link it back to you πŸ™‚

Origami Bear

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bear, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 10-12-2009 | 10,147 views

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Let’s do an origami bear today.

Origami Bear

Origami Bear

My students figuring out what to do next..

My students figuring out what to do next..

Fold a square paper half.

Fold a square paper half.

Fold as shown above.

Fold as shown above.

Fold both sides out.

Fold both sides out.

Fold a flip on both ends again.

Fold a flip on both ends again.

Fold a small flip down on both top sides.

Fold a small flip down on both top sides.

Turn it around and fold up a flip.

Turn it around and fold up a flip.

Fold back a small flip as the upper lip.

Fold back a small flip as the upper lip.

Fold back the lower lip and draw eyes. Your bear is done.

Fold back the lower lip and draw eyes. Your bear is done.

The kids with their bears :D

The kids with their bears πŸ˜€

Handprint Strawberry

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Fingerprint Art, Hand and Footprint Art | Posted on 08-12-2009 | 16,033 views

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Strawberries are delicious. I just can’t have enough of it.

Handprint Strawberry.

Handprint Strawberry.

First, paint your palm red.

First, paint your palm red.

Print it onto a piece of paper.

Print it onto a piece of paper.

Paint your fingers green.

Paint your fingers green.

Print the fingers as the leaves.

Print the fingers as the leaves.

Paint the tip of your finger yellow and dot all around the strawberry.

Paint the tip of your finger yellow and dot all around the strawberry.

Has any fruity crafts idea you want to share with us?Β  Sharing is now as easy as A,B,C. Just click here.

Felt Corset Purse

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Crafty Crafted Friends, Felt | Posted on 04-12-2009 | 8,048 views

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A Crafty-Crafted Friend's submission of a felt corset purse.

A Crafty-Crafted Friend's submission of a felt corset purse.

Craft submitted by Ayie of http://jifphotojournal.blogspot.com/

Materials she used:
a piece of felt fabric/material
threads and needle for sewing
jewel/earring/ or any button or ribbon as ornament
beading/jewelry wire or laces

Ayie said,

Sorry I wasn’t able to document each and every step since I wasn’t so sure if it will come out good.Β  I cut the felt in 2 equal rectangles and trimmed lower side to give the corset emphasis. Stitched both pieces together (sewn part inside) to form the purse.Β  After having the body done i decorated the “face” with running stitch using darker shade thread.Β  To achieve a roundish bust form,pull the stitches a bit tighter.Β  Work on the handle with the leftover strip and attach to the purse.Β  Voila, a simple corset purse!

Foam Gingerbread man

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Fridge Magnets, Ginger Bread Man, Party Craft | Posted on 02-12-2009 | 6,316 views

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Remember I did a gingerbread man using cork sheets? Well, we can always improvise and use craft foam instead. Always remember to do the same on both sides if you intend toΒ hang it as a Christmas tree ornament. Here, I use glitter pen to line my gingerbread man.Β  This is yet another very simple project to be working with the kids. πŸ™‚

Foam Gingerbread man ornament

Foam Gingerbread man ornament

If you have any other gingerbread man crafts to share with us, submit it here and we’ll link it back to you. πŸ™‚