Winter Wonderland Decoden Cookie Tin with Collage Clay

decoden cookie tin makeover Decoden doesn’t just have to be on cell phone cases and other cute accessories.  Cookie tins and gift boxes are perfect for decoden crafts.  In this design we used Collage Clay as a faux snow.  To add a little sparkle we used a sprinkling of AB glitter.  The pearls are perfect for this winter wonderland look!

 Full instructions on our project page at Plaid.


Kids Craft: Saucy Monster

kids craft bottle jar monsters Kids Craft: Saucy Monster

I have a great new project for kids – they are kind of like Japanese characters meets Cousin It. I am calling them saucy monsters. Boys and girls really love this project. They also double as banks, secret spots etc. – because you can lift the hair out and place coins (etc) into the bottle.

Plus if you have any “eyelash” yarn it is great way to use it up. I really love the glow in the dark Mod Podge and kids really love it!

They are made with a plastic salad dressing bottle or a Gatorade style bottle.


Here are the instructions:

1 plastic bottle (large opening at the top)
1 yard cheese cloth
Mod Podge – Glow in the dark
Crazy yarn
Googley eyes
Craft glue
Foam paint brush

1. Clean the bottle and peal the label off as best you can.
(you could spray paint them black if you want to)

2. Unfold the cheese cloth and begin attaching it to the bottle with the Mod Podge. Wrap like a mummy and keep adding the Mod Podge. Use your fingers to press down. Set aside to dry.

3. Make the hair by wrapping crazy yarn around a 10″ piece of cardboard (or you could use a yellow note pad) until you have a full amount if hair. Cut a small piece of yarn and place it towards the top, bring it through all the loops and tie a secure knot. At the other end, use scissors to cut the hair loose.

4. Glue googley eyes to the front.

5. Add the hair by placing the knot side into the opening on the bottle. You might need to trim the hair of your monster.

Milk Mummy

another variation using milk cartons

101 Tees: Jazz up a Scarf with T-Shirt Roses

tee shirt rose scarf folded roses
 Cozy Up with a Fall Scarf!

With a few simple tattered roses made from old tees you can jazz up a plain scarf in just a few minutes.

I used hot glue to make the roses and to attach them, of course you could also use a hand stitch.

Happy Fall!
 Begin with a 3 fall colored tees.
Begin to cut the the tees into strips.

You will 1 strip per rose.  They can be anywhere from 1″ to 4″ wide.  The narrower the strip, the small the rose.  The length can vary in size too.  19″ long is plenty.  You can piece strips together to make a long one.  The longer the strip the wider the rose.

Add a drop of hot to the corner of the strip.
 Fold the strip over.
 Fold the end into a triangle shape.

Fold the and turn the strip in the center to form the center of the rose. Hot glue to secure.

 Bring the strip to the back and glue to secure.
Keep folding, rolling and gluing.
Secure the end of the strip to the backside with a drop of glue.
Make 3 different colored roses in 3 different sizes.
Hot glue the roses to the end of a scarf.
 Gather some buttons or cover your own with fabric.
Hot glue the buttons in the center of the flowers.
Wear It With Pride!

Kids Thanksgiving Day Craft – Turkeys Made From Gloves!

Kids Craft: Stuffed Plushie Turkeys

You must check out the cutest stuffed turkeys my sister made with her students today. They are so adorable and made with inexpensive stretchy gloves ($1.40 for 4 @ Target). They are the perfect “turkey”craft and kids can make them on Thanksgiving day.

1 stretch glove
Felt squares
Stuffing material (pillow, tissues, etc.)
Glue (hot w/parents help or tacky)
Blank or used CD
Buttons/etc. for eyes


Form a base: Trace around a CD and cut a circle from cardboard and a circle from felt. Glue the felt circle to the cardboard.

Stuff the glove. Cut from felt: feathers, wattles or eyes. Glue the felt cutouts and/or buttons to the thumb piece of the glove.

Add a bead of glue around the opening of the glove and glue to the center of the base.