June 6, 2012
Have some hand-painted fun this Father’s Day! Here are 3 fun crafts that will even get the tiniest crafters involved on dad’s tribute day! As always, we dipped into our Apple Barrel Paint stash and had a blast!
Fabric Photo Mustache Bag
Our first project is a fun fabric photo mustache bag. We printed out a great photo of my father-in-law and my niece Reese, onto a sheet of printable photo fabric. The kids got a big kick out of painting a mustache on granddad! Use this tutorial if you need help stitching the bag.
Apple Barrel Painted Playing Cards
Fifty-two card pick-up will never be the same. The kids hand-painted 52 cards using a variety of colors–let your kids pick their favorites! We used masking tape and then let the kids go wild. Be sure to let the paint completely dry before carefully peeling off the tape. We chose the Apple Barrel Neons–why? Because they’re awesome!
Mountain Top Tie For Father’s Day
Let your toddler splash paint all over a sheet of paper. Once it dries, which should take about 10-15 minutes, take craft scissors and cut the artwork into tiny triangles. I used Mod Podge to attach the triangles to a sheet of copy paper. Next, copy your artwork onto silk photo paper. We stitched the photo paper into a tie using this tutorial. Your husband or father will wear their mountain top tie with pride knowing it’s an original.
The denim used in the tie we made, packs some serious color. The triangles will make any toddler’s painting look like mountains. For my children, I limited the choice of colors to green and blue on yellow paper (so the color didn’t turn to mud).
Please send in your projects, we love to see them! Have a great summer and keep painting!
June 4, 2012
Happy Monday crafters! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Father’s Day is almost here! A simple wood caddy, personalized for your dad makes a great gift. You can put a few new tools into it, or maybe Dad’s favorite snacks. The chalkboard front allows you to put a loving message, a “Honey Do” list (ahem), or even a reminder of when the game is on! Laura Bray designed and created this awesome and useful Father’s Day craft. This project is very simple to make, and it will take up to 2 hours to complete. See the supplies and instructions to create this project below. To see more projects by Laura check out her blog, Katydiddys.
FolkArt Acrylic Paint-436 Engine Red, FolkArt Acrylic Paint-479 Pure Black, Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Chalkboard Acrylic Craft Paint-32218 Gray, Mod Podge
Unfinished wood caddy, Wood monogram letter, Polka dot scrapbook paper, 3D sticky dots
- Paint the front panel of the caddy in the chalkboard paint. Paint at least two coats, allowing it to dry at least one hour between coats.
- Paint two coats of red paint onto the caddy.
- Paint the wood letter black.
- When all the paint is dry, cut a piece of scrapbook paper to fit the inside bottom of the caddy. Glue it down with Mod Podge.
- Cut strips of scrapbook paper to embellish the front of the caddy as shown. Apply them to the front of the caddy using Mod Podge.
- Apply 3D sticky dots to the back of the monogram letter and attach to the front of the caddy.
- Allow the chalkboard to cure for at least 24 hours before using. To condition it, lightly rub chalk over the surface, erase and then write your message.
June 1, 2012
Howdy Plaid Crafters! I’m Kate from Cheap Crafty Mama and I am thrilled to be here today to share with you how I made this cute and simple Father’s Day footprint plaque! I am always a sucker for projects that involve my little artist’s hand and footprints. I’m blown away by how quickly he grows and want to remember every step along the way!
I am a former professional decorative painter turned stay-at-home-mom and I am always creating new things. I love to make crafts, gifts, food, home decor/renovations, crafts with kids and blog about how to do all of those things! Please come visit me at cheapcraftymama.com to join in the fun! Also I would love for you to visit my weekly linky party called “Pin It and Win It Wednesdaay”– where you can win free ad-space on my blog!
This year for Father’s day we made this adorable footprint plaque. I think it turned out super cute and you will be amazed by how simple it is to make!
You will need:
- a pre-cut piece of wood (mine is from Hobby Lobby)
- 1 piece of scrapbook paper (Hobby lobby as well)
- Mod Podge
- acrylic paint (I used Folk Art “coffee bean”, “barnwood”, and white)
- white paint pen
- paint brush (I love this Martha Stewart Crafts brush!)
To get started, trace the front of the wood panel onto the back of the scrapbook paper and cut it out. Paint a layer of Mod Podge on the wood…
…and stick the paper to it.
Next, paint your child’s foot white and stamp it on the paper. I couldn’t take any pictures of myself doing this because I had to work really fast before he got paint everywhere! I kept him in his highchair so he wouldn’t be able to escape and had a wet rag handy to wipe off the paint as soon as we were done.
Once the footprint is dry you can paint another layer of Mod Podge on top of the plaque. I also painted the sides of the wood brown and dry-brushed on some “barnwood” paint to make it look a little distressed.
When the Mod Podge is dry, the last step is to write the message using the white paint pen. That’s all there is to it, and now you have a cute keepsake for a great Dad!
I hope you all have a fabulous Father’s Day and I hope to see you at Cheap Crafty Mama