This video tutorial shows how to create Bearded Irises out of crepe paper!
These take a little time to make, but aren’t too difficult. If you are concerned about the wires on the back of the top petals being too visible, you can try using other colors of wire, such as silver, or try painting them with acrylic paint.
Time needed: ~45 minutes (they take less time once you’ve made a few)
Crepe paper (violet, lavender, yellow-orange, moss green)
I tried a bunch of egg dyeing experiments, and in this video I’m showing the ones that worked best!
For the dye, I used a Paas kit that you can get at the grocery store. Each color of dye is a tablet that you dissolve in water and vinegar. Feel free to use food coloring or other types of dye, though!
Before you get started, be sure to cover your workspace with newspaper or something similar – the dye will stain.
This is a video tutorial showing how to create a simple, small, square gift box out of paper!
This box is super quick and easy to make, and is the perfect size to hold jewelry or other small gifts, such as gift cards. It also works well for Father’s Day or as teacher appreciation gift, as shown in this video.
This is a video tutorial showing how to create a flower shaped box out of paper!
This video was made with Mother’s Day in mind, but this box would make a great gift idea for birthdays, anniversaries, or for anyone who likes flowers! Its small size is great for filling with candy or other small gifts, such as jewelry, and being handmade makes it even more special 🙂
This project works best with paper that is a bit thicker than regular paper, such as card stock or construction paper.
This week’s video tutorial shows how to create this cute fairy garden and miniature house made out of twigs!
Time Needed: ~1 hour
Materials I used:
twigs gathered from outside
hot glue -black spanish moss
dirt or sand
green floral decorations
blue glass pebbles
In the video, I go over how the steps I took to create the little house out of twigs. Feel free to buy a house instead, but I think it adds charm to your garden to make it yourself 🙂
This project only cost $5.00 to make! I used an old flower planter and glue gun that I already had, and purchased the floral decorations, reindeer moss, popsicle sticks, glass pebbles, and small pebbles all from Dollar Tree. There are lots of different ways you could do this, and many craft stores sell cute little accessories for fairy gardens. This was really fun to make and great for kids and adults alike!