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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Teacup Fairy Garden!


 Teacup Fairy Garden!
A tiny teacup fairy garden, because they are just so cute.
This is a quick and easy craft for kids, tweens, teens and adults!
 I received this adorable package of fairy garden fun in exchange for this tutorial!


It comes with 55 pieces.
They are all different size ratios, so the bunny is larger than the bench, etc.
But they are cute and this is a great craft for kids
I snipped some basil in the yard to give it some greenery.
I also picked up some moss covered "rocks" at the dollar stored but didn't end up using them.
Succulents and cactus would be cute as well.
Fill a tea cup 3/4 full of small rocks...and a handful of potting soil on top.
Then fill with all the cute fairy accessories until you are satisfied!
Because teacups are small, they fill up fast!
This is great because you can make Teacup Fairy Garden's with friends,
at a birthday party or other activity!
Not just for girls either...there is a cute little dog, a fire hydrant and other fun for boys!
I love the lightpost and the bench.
Perfect with some pops of color in the flowers and mushrooms...
now to set it out for a cool place for a fairy to rest her wings.


Here's some more fun Fairy Garden ideas:


Fairy Garden Mushroom!

http://www.doodlecraftblog.com/2016/05/painted-mushroom-fairy-garden-and.html

And if all else fails, make cake.
Edible Succulents!
http://www.doodlecraftblog.com/2015/05/edible-succulent-terrarium-cupcakes.html




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Monday, August 29, 2016

Faux Calligraphy on Wood Slice!




Faux Calligraphy on Wood Slice!


I got these fun brush markers in exchange for this post.
Brush lettering is huge right now.
It can be intimidating to just jump into Calligraphy.
 A great place to start is with faux calligraphy.
Using a dual brush marker is fun.
The brush tip is great for actual brush lettering and the thin end is perfect for faux calligraphy.
These tips fray fairly easily, so I only recommend them for faux calligraphy.
And for doodling florals.
So start with the thin tip and write in long, flowy cursive.
(forgive the f that looks a little like a b)
Practice in pencil if you feel more comfortable.
Go slow and make the letters connect.
Now, for the faux Calligraphy.
Every place where you do a "down stroke", you are going to make that part thicker.
So I used a pink marker to show you, slightly exaggerated, where the downstrokes are.
Then fill them in with the thin tip of the marker.
Big thick lines for the downstrokes and thin lines for the upstrokes!
You did it!
Now try it on something fun, like a wood slice!
Just write out the desired word or phrase.
Add the thick lines!
Done!
You are on your way to lettering all sorts of fun decor, signs, and art!
Just start!
This is the best time of year to buy cheap school supplies, so get some markers and practice!
So much fun and so rewarding!
Here's another tutorial of mine on faux calligraphy...it's fun to see
 because even I have gotten better in the last 2 years!
http://www.doodlecraftblog.com/2014/11/how-to-fake-script-calligraphy.html
 I love to see progression!




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Friday, August 26, 2016

Brush Calligraphy Paper Gift Bags!


 Brush Calligraphy Paper Gift Bags!
 These are a quick DIY and are so fun to customize!


 They are fun to decorate and design for any holiday, birthday or favor!
 I received these fabulous white gift bags in exchange for this post!
I got 110 of these bags!
I will be set for life.


 They are awesome!  They are the perfect size for gifts, holidays and favors!
$34 for 110 bags...that makes them 31 cents each!
They are a good weight of paper and it has a slight sheen.
They are 8 by 10 inches.
I love being able to decorate a bag perfect for the occasion.
I don't want to have to stock a lot of happy birthday wrapping paper,
 or Christmas, or wedding...so this is the perfect solution.
They are easy to decorate with markers but would be fun to rubber stamp, sticker,
chalkboard or paint!
They will likely make a showing at the next birthday party I throw as favor bags!
Simple and fun!
If you are interested in learning some modern brush lettering
  http://www.doodlecraftblog.com/2016/08/easy-brush-calligraphy-and-free.html







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