Did you know there's a right way and a wrong way to paint a pumpkin? Seriously! The first time we painted pumpkins, we did it the wrong way - the paint ended up flaking all over the table and the poor gourd never made it to Halloween. Lesson learned! What did we do wrong? Well, we didn't seal the pumpkin - not before and not after. To really do this right, you have to do both. You can use a spray sealer or one that you apply with a brush. For our last project (see our spooky Vampire … [Read more...]
Deck the halls with these easy to make handmade decorations for seasonal celebrations, including Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Independence Day. Here at Scraplifters.com, we also have decorating ideas for birthday parties and other special events and milestones.
The Little Monster and I had fun this past weekend painting a trio of mini pumpkins a glossy shade of black. The first one we made into this terrifying little bat-o-lantern below. Isn't he cute! We have plans for the other two (hint: something with eight legs!). Hopefully we will have a picture or two of that project to post before Halloween. I originally found the idea for black pumpkin bats on the website for Family Fun Magazine. Unfortunately, the article and template for the bat wings … [Read more...]
I just wanted to take a quick moment to wish my fellow Americans a very happy Memorial Day! This is also a good day to thank all our veterans and their family members for the many things they do for our great country - so thank you! :) I have a quick project that I want to share with you today - a washi tape American flag! Isn't this the cutest and oh-so-easy to copycat! All you need is red, white and blue patterned washi tape and an inexpensive frame to make this adorable wall … [Read more...]
Halloween is quickly approaching - have you started decorating yet? If not, I came across a cute and crafty cheesecloth ghost that you can make to decorate your fireplace mantel or tabletop. It’s so simple to make, you might even want to let the kiddos help! … [Read more...]
Today is the first day of December, which means the countdown to Christmas really begins! A handmade Advent calendar is a great way to tick off the days until December 25th, so today, I am sharing with you the Christmas countdown garland I came across on TheCraftingChicks.com. If you think it's too late to start working on a calendar, think again! The great thing about this one is that not only does Jamie at the The Crafting Chicks provide awesome directions for how to make this, she also i … [Read more...]