May 25, 2015

how to make paper hyacinths

Start rolling the stem.  Here I am using a wooden skewer to help with this process.  
Take the 2 x 3 inch piece of green paper and fold in accordion style the long way.  
It should look something like this when you're done folding.
put the accordion piece back together.

Take scissors and cut one side diagonal to form a point.  

Flip it over and cut the other side the same way.

You should have this when you are done.
Time to make the flower.  Take the colored paper and fold one edge down by 1/4 inch
Open the fold up so that you can see the crease, then fold it in half the other way as shown here.
Cut 1/4 inch strips across the paper.  Be sure not to go pass the crease at the upper edge.  
Take the cotton swab and roll each of the strips up to the crease.
Turn the paper so the curls are facing down.  Then add tacky glue down the side as seen here.
Wrap the flower around the stem as shown here. Make sure the curls are point up.  

Take the leaves and put glue on them as shown here.
Glue leaves to the stem.  
Finished Project

May 11, 2015

Father's Day Card DIY

It's almost time for Father's Day!  This year Father's Day is June 21.  I saw an excellent video put out by LifeStyleBri on YouTube and I was inspired to make this project.  To make it different, I added a suitcase on the top of the card.  I used blue and beige for my color scheme because they are nice neutral colors for a masculine themed card.  I will be posting more video about Father's Day in the near future.  

God bless, Chan 

Blue neck ties give a nice pop of color to this Easy Fathers Day Card

The phrase "Happy Fathers Day" leaves plenty of  room for the entire family to sign their names.  

The suitcase was added to modify the original design by LifeStyleBri Fathers Day Card Tutorial.

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Check out my post on Masculine Themed Valentine's Day Cards.  That can easily be modified to fit a Father's Day Card.  

May 3, 2015

Mother's Day Craft Ideas: DIY Gift Basket for Mother's Day

Hi Everyone!

Here is an idea for Mother's Day Gift Baskets with Lollipop flowers.  Very easy to make and very inexpensive.  You just need scrapbook paper, tissue paper, lollipops, and glue!

Happy Crafting and God Bless, Chan

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