Monday, July 27, 2009

Orange Juice can ornament lid Tutorial

I didn't make this up. I found it in some craft magazine a few years ago. I thought it was such a cute idea, and you can feel good about recycling something! It's such a cool thing:)

The first thing you need to do is drill a hole in the lid. Very easy. Use your hubby's drill. Just big enough for a ribbon to fit through.

Next you find some kind of Christmas image or any holiday. I used a Christmas image I got from Etsy. They have tons of cute digital images on there!

I cut out the image the shape of the orange juice can lid, then glued in on with Modge Podge.

Next, you can add buttons, ribbon, and whatever! I decorated the back too. I glued the buttons, etc. on with glue gun. Find some cute ribbon to string through the hole and Ta Da! You have a totally adorable ornament to give someone as a gift or keep for yourself!

You can even glue pictures of your kids, baby, etc. as well!

If you like these and want to purchase them from my Etsy shop, come visit at:

If you have any questions about this tutorial feel free to leave a comment (I love them!) or e-mail me at

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

How to Blue Flower Glass pendant Tutorial- Easy!

I love glass pendants that I see on Etsy and I have always wanted to make them. They are really easy to make! Here are some easy directions on how to make the one pictured here:

1. I used a rectangular glass pendant, but there are the square ones too. I traced around some Japanese paper (or you can use scrapbook paper) the size of the pendant. Cut out the paper.

2. Squirt some judkins Diamond Glaze (you can get this at any craft store) on the glass pendant. You don't want too much glaze, or it will ooze out the edges. Then I set the pendant (rough side down) on top of the paper (design side up). I use wax paper to set the pendant on, so it doesn't stick. Then I let the pendant sit on the paper for a few minutes. I also try and wipe any excess glaze off around the edges.

3. After the glaze has dried, I take a nail file and file around the edges of the glass pendant to get any excess glaze and paper off. The paper will be hanging off the edges a bit, so you want to file that off. Let it dry completely.

4, Using Modge Podge(also at craft stores), brush a layer on the back of the pendant. This seals the paper on and makes it look nice! I usually put 2 or 3 layers of modge podge on letting it dry between layers.

5. I used E-6000 industrial strength glue to glue the sterling silver bail on. You can get E-6000 at any craft store. Glue the bail on (large for the rectangle pendant). You only need a small amount of the glue. Make sure the bail is centered. Let the glue dry overnight.

Wasn't that easy? I love how quick these are to make, and they look like you spent forever making them!

Here is a list of Etsy shops where I got my supplies:
-I got the japanese paper and large bails here.
I bought the glass pendants and ribbon necklaces here.

If you have any questions about this tutorial, please e-mail me:, or leave me a comment here. I love comments!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Giveaway Winner!!

The winner of the Flower card is Crystal from KIZZ! Congratulations Crystal!!
Hope you all have a great day!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

How To Giveaway Extended!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July last weekend! It was very laid back here in Oregon and very HOT! We let off some fireworks and BBQ'd. We had a great time!
I wanted to end this giveaway on the 3rd, but since I don't have 25 comments yet, I am going to extend it to Friday July 10th. I am giving away the beautiful card in the post below! You can even learn how to make it! It is really easy. Feel free to make a comment and you will automatically be entered in the giveaway!
Have a great day!
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