Showing posts from April, 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 ol

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? This post published on Doodlecraft first

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 , 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* them! They will curl up and then flatten out...then they are done. Takes 3-5 minutes. Remove