Friday, March 29, 2013

DIY Suncatchers

These suncatchers are so easy to do. (**Mom's you need to help and supervise as we use a hot oven for this one!!)
This is what you will need:
  • Use an old round cake pan. (Make sure it's clean and free of grease.)
  • Bag of colored plastic beads (Walmart or any craft shop has them)
  • Drill to make a hole
  • Nylon thread or some type of cord for hanging
  • Suction cup
  • Oven and oven mits
Pour it into the cake pan and let your child at it down. I got creative and added a heart cookie cutter to the center and fileld it with red beads and then when I took it over to the oven I very gently removed the heart cookie cutter before putting it into the oven to bake.

Bake at 350 degrees until beads are melted. (You have to watch it)

Drill a hole and add string and it's ready for hanging. When the sun hits it it looks like a giant starburst!

This is how it looks with the sun shining through. It reminds me of a giant sunburst of colors.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Blinged Out Clock

Hi everyone!!
This is for pre-teen and up. **We use a glue gun for this project so please make sure you have your parents permission and supervision.
I had my eye on a fancy decorative clock at Walmart. My house was recently painted and I have been trying to decorate each room and as you know it can get very expensive. So, I decided why not make the clock myself.
So, I used the $5. old clock on my kitchen wall and I bought---1 pack of clear bugle beads,and 1 pack of rhinestone flowers in assorted sizes. The cost was approximately $5. @ Walmart and I had leftover beveled clear beads from another project.
I used my hot glue gun and in tiny sections I glued the bugle beads on over the entire clock. Make sure you sit the glue gun on a oven mit or a plate because it gets hot and can make quite a mess. Also be very careful as the glue gets extremely HOT. I use a Popsicle stick for places that are difficult to reach. The project was quick and easy to do and as you can see it looks quite beautiful to use in any room of your house.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


This is a craft for pre-teen and older. I had an old wooden framed mirror and was trying to think of how I could dress it up and make it look elegant. So,I went to Walmart and bought a bunch of beads and glue sticks. For $12. I was able to make a very elegant blinged out mirror for my bedroom vanity.

2 bags Bugle Beads (1.97 Walmart)
1 bag of Faceted beads (2.97 Walmart
1 box of rhinestones (all sizes 4.95 Walmart)
Large pack of glue sticks (for glue gun )

You can use a mirror that you have around your home or go to a thrift shop and buy a 2nd hand one. This project takes about 2 days depending how fast you work and how much time you put into the project. You don't have to use clear beads either you can use whichever color that suits you for your project/room.