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Easter Bucket

Easter Bucket with Custom Name, Personalized Easter Bucket

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Kiss Me I’m Irish!

Kiss Me I’m Irish – DIY T-Shirt

This is a fun DIY that can be done in no time. For this DIY project I got help from the “splendid blender” pen, literally!  You can read all about the magic of Splendid Blender pen (aka ‘Woodcrafter’s Marker’) at this awesome tutorial – Villabarnes. In this tutorial you can learn how to use the wonderful technique of transferring any image on fabric, any fabric. This technique uses “Splendid Blender” pen which you can buy from you local craft store (sometimes they are a little hard to find, don’t lose heart if your local craft store hasn’t even heard of it, check other stores and one of them will know about it). The one I used is by the company called “Chartpak“.

 

Take a print out of your desired image/picture on a laser printer. Laser printer gives a better quality printout and works well with the instructions in this DIY. Transfer the image on to the T-Shirt using the blender pen as per the instructions explained on Villabarnes blog. Once you have the image transferred, use the fabric markers to draw and fill the image with color of your choice.

 

Kiss Me I'm Irish T-Shirt DIY #1

 

Kiss Me I'm Irish T-Shirt DIY #2

 

Kiss Me I'm Irish T-Shirt DIY #3

 

Kiss Me I'm Irish T-Shirt DIY #4

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2012.

 

Wee Bit O’ Irish!

Baby Bodysuit or Kid’s T-Shirt for St. Patrick’s Day

This adorable DIY project  will show how to easily hand paint and design baby’s bodysuit or T-Shirt with four-leaf clover design. You can dress your baby and show Irish pride…. even if they’re only a wee bit Irish or even if you are not Irish but want to celebrate this day and have fun.

 

This is a very easy and quick DIY and looks great too. The paint used is non-toxic fabric paint. Bodysuits and t-shirt’s could be white or any other color of your choice. This T-Shirt has a lucky three leaf clover design that will keep kids from getting pinched. The design can be easily painted on to onesies, t-shirts, bibs and even blankets.

 

All you need for this DIY is fabric marker and any T- Shirt.

 

Cute St. Paddy's Day Tees For Kids

 

Draw outline of a three-leaf clover symbol. If you unable to draw it for any reason, there is an even easier way to do this. Just follow the simple instructions for how to draw clover leaf outline here.

 

St. Paddy's Day 3 Leaf Clover Tee

 

Now use fabric marker to highlight the outline

 

St. Paddy's Day 3 Leaf Clover Tee

 

Fill the design with green color fabric marker.

 

St. Paddy's Day 3 Leaf Clover Tee

 

Done.

 

St. Paddy's Day 3 Leaf Clover Tee

 

Similarly you can make a four-leaf clover design with smiley face in it.

 

St. Paddy's Day 3 Leaf Clover Tee

 

The tee with a cute, green clover leaf logo is ready. Your baby can wear it now with pride!

 

How are you celebrating your St. Patrick’s day? Are you and your family taking part in the parade or going to watch the parade in your town? Share below your creative ideas or DIY that you are creating to make this day more fun!

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

(Note: This year St. Patrick’s day in on Saturday Mar 17th 2012.)

 

 

 

Happy Easter!

Easter Decoration Candle DIY Project

Many of  you commented on and appreciated my earlier DIY projects (St. Patrick day candle and Valentine’s day candle, thanks so much for all the comments.) about how to decorate candles in an easy way. With that I’m encouraged to put one more candle decoration project but this time for Easter.

 

Note: This DIY project idea is inspired by  the blog post “Graphic printed candles DIY” which can be found on the wonderful blog called “Crafty, Scrappy, Happy” by Jaime Lyn.

 

For this candle decoration you can use any photo. For example you can use your family photo, baby photo, sticker, cartoon and even a book picture. In this DIY project I have used a bunny picture from a paper napkin. Let’s get started! First we have to get a picture of our choice and then we will laminate the picture on the candle using liquid wax coating. This is a little tricky part and I’ll explain how to do this below. Once this step is done, I promise you that everybody who looks at this candle will ask you about it and about how did you do it? This is an inexpensive way to custom design your candles. I learned this technique long time back from my art teacher. This is a great way to laminate any art work with wax and save it.

 

Let’s get started. You will need a photo, a plain white candle, scissors and hot liquid paraffin wax.

Easter Candle Decoration DIY

Cut your picture and put it on the white candle.

 

Easter Candle Decoration DIY

 

You can find paraffin wax in your local art store. Make sure that you only use “Paraffin Wax” and don’t try to use just any wax.

 

WARNING: Make sure that you use proper gloves for melting and then handling liquid paraffin wax. Remember to work in a well ventilated area and never heat paraffin wax hotter than 240º F (it will burst into flames).

Easter Candle Decoration DIY

 

Now you can use this liquid wax just as any other paint. So get your painting brush and dip it in and paint over the photo on the candle. Try to give a nice coat of wax all over the photo specially around the edges.

 

Easter Candle Decoration DIY

 

 

Happy Easter Candle Decoration DIY

 

Easter Candle Decoration DIY

 

With this liquid wax painting technique you can laminate a photo on the candle.

 

How are your candle decorations coming along? Share your links/pictures, comments, feedback in the comments below.

 

Happy Easter to you with all best wishes!

 

St. Pat’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day Candle Decoration DIY

 

St. Patrick’s day isn’t too far and I hope that all Irish and Irish American folks and even those who are not Irish but like to celebrate, take part and enjoy all holidays of the world are getting ready –

  • with their Shamrock’s inspired designs for the parade,
  • the big feast,
  • sunday church,
  • dancing and singing along the tune of  wonderful ballad “The Wearing of the Green”
  • and of course who can forget the beer :-).
This DIY is very similar to my earlier “Valentine Candle” DIY project. Please check out the details in that blog post if you want to see the instructions/steps for how to paint a candle, what paints can be used etc.

Celebrate Love!

Micro DIY #9

Valentine’s day  2012  – The celebration of love!

 

In this last and ninth Micro DIY I have combined 2 of my other micro DIY’s. This DIY can make your day special with very simple and quick steps. Just tie a ribbon bow around the wine glass and a stirrer with a message foam sticker.

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed these simple, quick and fun Micro DIY (Do it Yourself) projects on Valentine’s day. In total I created nine such project. You can check them all out here –

Stir & Wrap
Cozy Times!
Love!
Sweep with Love
Valentine Candle
Sweet Love
Love Necklace 

Valentine Heart

Comments/Suggestions are very much welcome.

 

Happy Valentine’s day and Happy Crafting!!

 

Valentine Heart

Micro DIY #8

Valentine’s Day Ribbon Heart. 

 

A ribbon heart can be made in just two steps and under two minutes.

 

 

Step1: Simple knot


 

Step2: Fold it down

 

 

When ready you can either use fabric glue or stitch to keep the heart shape.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

This is the 2nd last and #7 Micro DIY in the series that I created for Valentine’s day. Some of my earlier posts in this series are –
Stir & Wrap
Cozy Times!
Love!
Sweep with Love
Valentine Candle
Sweet Love
Love Necklace 

 

Love Necklace

Micro DIY #7

Valentine’s Day Necklace

 

 

For this DIY you can follow the DIY steps as described in my “Thank you Gift Tag & Necklace” blog post.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

This Micro DIY is part of the series that I created for Valentine’s day. Some of my earlier posts in this series are –
Stir & Wrap
Cozy Times!
Love!
Sweep Love
Valentine Candle 
Sweet Love

Love!

Micro DIY #3

Continuing with my Micro DIY series in which I have created nine small, fun project specially for Valentine’s day. Check out my last two blog posts – “Cozy Love” and “Stir & Love“.

 

The most beautiful and at the same time most complex emotion in the universe is  “Love”. There are so many shades and expressions of love that it is hard to list them. It can  be expressed just with a glance or  a simple gift that costs less than a dollar and sometime with the most magnificent building in the world “Taj Mahal“.

 

So go ahead and express it in your own unique way, whatever that might be to the one whom you love.

 

 

 

 

 

The source of inspiration for this DIY series is the wonderful post “Yarn Love by Camilla Fabrri on her blog Family Chic“.

Happy Crafting!

 

DIY with XLO 2

DIY with Christmas Leftover Ornaments (XLO) – Part 2

 

 

 

 

This DIY is a follow up to my previous blog post. This DIY is even simple and a lot more fun. All you need for this one are the following items –

  1. Christmas Ornament balls
  2. Black felt
  3. Black permanent marker
  4. Super glue

 

You can draw with permanent marker any face or cartoon character of your choice on the Ornament ball. Use felt to create hat and beard and then glue them to the ball. I created few of them and enjoyed each one. Every time you will create something new and different.

 

I would love to hear about your experiences. Please leave your comments about my blog and DIY projects and feel free to share yours. Go and have some fun.

DIY with XLO I

A fun DIY with Christmas leftover ornaments (XLO) and Disney stickers – Part 1

 

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2012

Happy New Year 2012

 

Hello,

Happy New Year to all my friends! Let’s welcome New Year 2012 with enthusiasm and joy. Let’s welcome new colors of 2012 and make plans to add them to the painting of our life.

 

Happy New Year 2012 Banner (on Etsy)

 

Happy New Year !!

Tahira

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