Thursday, April 30, 2015

Chia Pets! #tbt

Chia Pets/Grass heads!
We took a bunch of too small little girls tights and cut the feet off...
 We put in a scoop of grass seed right down to the toes...
 A heap of dirt on the top of the grass...
 Then a knot...then another scoop of dirt and a knot...
stability for sitting in the container.
 We covered cleaned yogurt containers with
 paper and let the kids decorate.
 markers, hot glue and googily eyes!


 Decorated and ready to grow! (2 friends came over too)
 The grass begins sprouting between day 2-3!
(although they look dirty because of the water...)

 And the old containers were attracting ants inside the house...
so out on the back patio the little heads went!
 The grass flourished in the sun!
And needed to be watered daily!

Finally came hair cutting day...about 10 days later!
   
 They were a little bald in the center...
 I didn't even micro-manage!  I just handed the
 kids scissors and let them at it! 
 Even the 4 year old!

 BEFORE:
 AFTER:
This was super fun, and the kids loved the "FAST" results!
They loved to check in on their hair growth daily...so fun to see the changes!





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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mario Brothers Luma Necklace!

 Mario Brothers Luma Necklace!
I love Nintendo!  We got one in the late 80's and played all the time.
I remember having to share it with my syblings...but also my parents!
They loved Tetris and Doctor Mario.
My favorite games were all the Mario Brothers games ever made (of course),
Contra and Mickey Mousecapade.
Anyone play those games??
Well, this little Luma pendant is the perfect geek chic accessory!
 I rolled and molded a little star out of polymer oven bake clay.
 Stuck and eyepin in it and then baked according to package directions.
After cooling, I painted black oval eyes followed by white dots.
I put a chain on him while his eyes were drying.
Super cute!
Did you or do you play Nintendo?
What's your favorite game?





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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

DIY Mother's Charms for Floating Locket Necklace

 DIY Mother's Charms for Floating Locket Necklace!
This is the perfect custom gift idea for the mother in your life!
 Hilarious little shrunken heads in a locket!
 You will need:
Grafix Shrink Film, Printable, White Inkjet, 6-Pack
 Scissors
Oven or toaster oven
Floating Charm Locket Pendant Necklace with Snake Chain
I got mine from Doreenbeads.com, they have a big selection of Floating Lockets!

It's easy.  Just find some adorable pictures of your future charms.
I used photoshop to select their head shape and lay it out to print.
They need to measure about 3/4 inch tall...they will shrink to about 1/4 inch.
I went with an updo hairstyle for my daughter...I think it's easier than cutting long hair.
Your choice. 
Cut around all the little heads.
Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet with the picture side up!
Then bake in the oven at 350* ...watch them!
They will curl up and then flatten out...then they are done.
Takes 3-5 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool...just a few minutes.
The pigment compresses as it shrinks, so the colors will darken slightly.
So, you can lighten up the pictures a bit before printing.
Add to your floating locket...and voila! 
A fabulous custom locket!  You could add the little birthstone gems too!
I love it.  I am totally wearing mine on Mother's day!

This bird nest necklace is a fun one for Mother's day too!
http://www.doodlecraftblog.com/2015/02/bird-nest-wire-wrapped-necklace.html







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