Wee Words from a Leprechaun

Wee Words from a Leprechaun

A decoration for your desk is a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. A rock, ribbon, gold coin, a shamrock and a handmade scroll makes a “green” paper weight that lets you kiss the Blarney Stone everyday. According to legend, the kissing of the Blarney Stone brings the gift of persuasive eloquence. Materials Needed: A foil gold coin (I had a gold foil cover from a chocolate candy) A rock 3 leaf paper clover An Irish saying...

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No Fly Zone Paper Weight

No Fly Zone Paper Weight

A personalized paper weight designed to keep those random papers in place. Even in our mostly paperless environments in the office or at home, we all have bills to be paid scattered about, a challenge keeping a favorite recipe flat and easy to read, magazine or newspaper clippings that you are collecting to read at a later date, even printed e-mails or important papers you keep by your computer (passwords?). No worries, these important papers...

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Baby You’re a Firework!!

Baby You’re a Firework!!

It’s all in the presentation . . . Surprise your Valentine with candy, jewelry or a proposal in this sexy, unusual wrapper made from recycled materials. Just untie the ribbon and let the message or treats fall out. Wrapped like a firecracker, your gift will show your Valentine just how hot and loving you are! Materials Needed: TP tube Crepe paper Ribbon Doily Lace Paper (accordion) Red heart rhinestone White glue Here’s How: Cut and glue...

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Lighten Up for the New Year

Lighten Up for the New Year

One of the most popular New Year resolutions for decades has been to reduce stress in our lives. Whether it’s picking up a new yoga class, exercise or meditation, attempting to reduce stress has become a national pastime. Crafting is also a great stress-buster and here is a modern version of a candle box that you can make and enjoy relaxing in a hot bubble bath or during mindful meditation. When not in use, the candle can be protected with a...

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Sparkling Candy Shoe

Sparkling Candy Shoe

Here comes the holiday parties and, of course, the Christmas candy… in a sparkling, creative container for your favorites…whether it’s candy canes, fudge, caramels, popcorn, chocolate bark, toffee or peppermint. This unusual paper, pointed toe shoe becomes a festive vessel for Christmas confections, and can also be used as a tree ornament, party favor, or part of a holiday table scape. Materials Needed: Scrapbook paper (four different designs)...

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