Sunday, November 25, 2012

Gift in a Jar Adorned with Beaded Snowflake

First I want to share

 Home Sweet Butterfly featured some of my Christmas homemade gifts from  My Etsy   Be sure to check out her beautiful blog for her helpful links and wonderful Christmas ideas!

Make your own Gift in a Jar

(Other Ideas for Your Beaded Snowflake Gift Giving)

See post below, Nov 10, on how to make Beaded Snowflakes

 This Gift in a Jar 
is an almond seasoning mix for making Almond Rice.
1 C slivered almonds, toasted
2Tbs dried parsley
1Tbs dried minced onion
3/4tsp celery seed
3/4tsp garlic powder
1/2tsp pepper
Combine ingredients and divide up into about 7 batches. Each container should hold about 1 1/3C
(3Tbs of mix is needed per batch of rice).
See the recipe and printable gift tags below.

Using some clipart I found, I printed it to fit the lid of the jar. Faux snow and Twinklets or glitter decorate the outer circle. Glossy Accents can further seal the clipart for a shiny glass finish.

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This recipe is linked to this party too!
Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Kid's Crafts for Craft Fair

Magnetic Bottlecaps

I finished gluing the backs on these little "shadowboxes" using E6000.  There are almost as many pushpins (not shown) as magnets. My July 31 and August posts shows the details of how these came to be. They are ready for the craft fair!



My pillowboxes are a bit different this year because I used the a die for my Bigkick instead of handcutting out templates.  It's much easier to prepare the 5th graders for their craft.  The they can run it through themselves to emboss then decorate!

This project is linked to  Make It Monday
Check out all the papercrafts on this create and share!

Beaded Snowflakes

was the 4th grade project to prepare for our school craft fair. These will be sold in Dec. as a gift bag.   They were so creative with their designs!
Ribbon is strung though one of the loops on the snowflake along with a homemade tag and attached to a hole punched white lunchbag.

We used the 3.75inch forms. The forms can be used with most beads 5mm and larger, and size 6 seed beads can also be used.
 Be sure to use a seed bead or very small bead for the center(very first bead with each wire). Bend the tip over before moving on to the next wire.



These JOY tags were made by the 5th graders as they also used the Bigkick for the embossing and diecuts.

But these were made by the 3rd graders. Very simple stamping project. (The lighting keeps you from seeing the silver snowflake on each square :)

The posts below this one are the projects we worked on over the summer for this fair.  I hope you use some of my ideas for your own school fair. Feel free to ask me any questions!

 These crafts are linked to the Joyful Stampers Party   Inspire Me Fridays Challenge
                                             One Artsy Mama's  Ornament Exchange