Friday, January 31, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 335 - Wood Chip Magnets

Make a unique magnet with our new wood chips! Fun and easy to make!

Wood Chip Magnets

wood burner
hot glue 
wood chips

Thanks for watching this week and don't forget to come in to check out our spring item selection!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 334 - Wood Chip Fairy Furniture

Here's another fun and creative way to use the wood chips - make your own Fairy Furniture!

Glue wood chips together to create fairy furniture!

wood chips 
hot glue

This episode also includes a bonus project - how to make the cute fairy! 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 333 - Wood Chip Place Setting 

Check out this unique product and how you can create place settings for your next party.

Place setting made with our new wood chips

wood chip 
glue gun & glue sticks
card stock

Stay tuned for more projects this week using wood chips for decorating and crafting!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 332 - Handwritten Menu/Framed Love Letter

Create a personal menu for your romantic Valentine's Day dinner, or write a love letter in the shape of a heart to frame for your Valentine this year. You could frame decorative paper instead, and use Bistro Chalk markers on the glass for a reusable surface!

Dress up your Valentine's Day table or display!

View our latest segment: Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 332 - Handwritten Menu/Framed Love Letter

12x12 scrapbook paper(dark color)
Gelly Roll white
Glossy Accents
Mister Huey's Opaque White (optional)
12x12 frame(glass optional)
construction paper

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 331 - Monogram Canvas Décor

Use the first letter of both your initials to create a loving piece of art for your wall this Valentine's season!
Create a canvas with your initials!

turquoise delta ceramcoat acrylic paint
white delta ceramcoat acrylic paint
Mister Huey's Opaque White
Wooden or paper mache letters
scrapbook paper

Monday, January 20, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 330 - Black Canvas Décor

Create a romantic piece of art that reflects the love you have for your significant other.

Black Canvas Décor for Valentine's Day

black delta ceramcoat acrylic or chalkboard paint
turquoise delta ceramcoat acrylic paint
Gelly Roll pen (white)
Mister Huey's Color Mist - Opaque White
wooden, paper mache, or paper cut out letters
construction paper

Friday, January 17, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 329 - Paper Heart Garland

We are extending our paper heart trim this week and making a garland.  Watch how easy it is to make as JFlo demonstrates.

Connect paper hearts for a Valentine's Day garland!

12x12 paper 
paper trimmer

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 328 - Doily Paper Heart with Martha Stewart Punches

JFlo is taking the easy paper heart decor to the next level. Make the hearts look just like doilies with punches! You can accessorize a frame, mirror or vase with this adorable idea.

Add a decorative edge to paper with punches!

12x12 paper 
paper trimmer
Martha Stewart boarder punches

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Valentine tree

Create this awesome Valentines Tree using our NEW colors of felt!

Styrofoam Cone
Felt (Fuchsia)
Crystal Door Knob
Low Temp Hot Glue Gun
Glass Candle Stick
Gold Design Master Spray Paint

Begin by cutting hearts from the felt and glue them onto the Styrofoam Cone starting at the bottom and working your way up to the top. Take your candle stick outside and spray with two coats of Design Master Gold Spray Paint. While the candle stick dries, glue some pink feathers to the top of the tree and stick the crystal door knob into the tip, securing with some glue. Now all you need to do is glue the gold candle stick to the base of the tree!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Garnet Glitz

I've decided to try my hand at making more jewelry this year. You could say it's a kind of New Year's resolution to practice some jewelry making techniques. So to start, I'm making a garnet bracelet and earring set for January. I got the idea for this bracelet and earring set from a craft magazine and decided to make a few changes to it to use findings and materials I had on hand. If you didn't know, garnet is January's gemstone.

Here's a picture of the finished bracelet all shiny and pretty. To complete this project, you'll need some silver chain, 4mm and 6mm jump rings, garnet colored glass beads, a toggle clasp, jewelry wire, crimp tubes, and some pewter findings.

First things first, cut your chain into 10 lengths of 2 and 1/8 inches. 5 pieces of chain get slipped onto a 4mm jump ring, and then another jump ring is added to the opposite side of the chains. You do this twice to make two sets of dangly chain pieces.

Next, add the toggle clasps, one to each chain set with a 6mm jump ring. On the opposite side of one of those sets, loop jewelry wire onto the 4mm jump ring and set with a crimp tube. Then you'll thread a bicone, a pewter finding, a bicone, a pewter finding, and finally another bicone, onto the wire. Finish the bracelet off by making another loop around the unused chain set and secure with another crimp tube to the unused chain set.

Done! This was a great way for me to start my beading practice because there was just enough technique involved to make it interesting but no crazy wire wrapping to make me frustrated. Check out our blog next week for the next installment; we're finishing up this set with a pair of matching garnet glitz earrings.

Thanks for reading!
Puna @ Enchanted Lake

P.S. If you're thinking that this would make a great Valentine's Day gift, you're really on top of things. Scroll down to see today's episode of Crankin' Out Crafts featuring a fun Valentine's idea.

Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 327 - Paper Heart

Learn how to make this adorable paper heart. It is quick, easy and fun. Great craft for kids of all ages.  

Make paper hearts out of strips of paper!

Watch our heart-felt episode here: Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 327 - Paper Heart 

12x12 paper 
paper trimmer

Stop by our stores for more Valentine's Day project ideas!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Valentines Felt Wreath

 Make this CUTE simple Valentines Day wreath with just a few easy steps!!!

Pinking Sheers
Yarn (Grey and Pink)
Styrofoam Wreath Form

Begin by wrapping the wreath with Grey yarn and continue to do this all the way around the Styrofoam wreath form. When you are done, cut hearts out of felt using pinking sheers. Glue the felt hearts onto the wreath using a small amount of Fabri-Tac. Use pink yarn or Bakers Twine to crisscross in the center of each heart going around the wreath. When you are done, add a satin ribbon and hang on your door!

Thanks for looking and CRAFT ON!!!!!
~Deborah @ Market City

Friday, January 3, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 326 -Repurposed Christmas Wreath

Puna closes up our week by showing you a different style to use on your grapevine wreath by re-purposing leftover Christmas ribbons, mesh, and ornaments.

Transform last season's wreath for the next!

Grapevine wreath
Deco mesh

Let's keep the grapevine fun going all year long! They're great for all seasons.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 325 - Grapevine Chandelier

Puna has a fun shabby chic project to show you today; turn your grapevine wreath into a Valentine's Day chandelier.

Create a shabby-chic chandelier for your home!

Grapevine wreath
Spray paint
Wax or candle
Acrylic gems
Vintage ornaments
Cookie cutters

Add a string of white lights to your chandelier to create a romantic ambiance.