The California Strawberry Festival was this past weekend. I couldn't go, so I made felties instead. ;) Grab your scissors and some scraps and let's get strawberry making!
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Make and share your creations on the Facebook fanpage.
And enter to win a basket of berries OR supplies to make your very own strawberry bunch. Like/Share/Pin/Re-post and WIN! Make sure to tag @feedthefishco and #strawberryfelties. Entries are due on May 31st; winner announced on June 1st. Happy making!
If wearing green doesn't work, maybe a cute lil button will help. Learn to make this quick DIY below.
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This pin is versatile! Mix up the colors and sayings and BOOM, you have name tags, a baby shower game, Easter gift tags, contest awards...so many things! Make and share on the Facebook fanpage.
And enter to win a custom set of 8 pins for your next gathering. Like and share this post on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or Twitter (make sure to tag @feedthefishco). Entries are due on March 31st; winner announced on April 1st. Happy making!
I got my very first LIVE Christmas tree this year (wahoo!) and yes, I got it to fit in my tiny studio apartment (winning!). I had no idea how to decorate it since I didn't own any ornaments, and honestly, I don't think I've ever decorated a tree on my own before. So...I did what made sense to me and got some supplies to make my own ornaments. Also, I bought a string of lights (I'll definitely opt for more next year) and my Mom gave me some strung beads (a nice touch!).
<--Here's a little peak at my Christmas tree complete with craft shelf backdrop and flat sheet turned tree skirt. ;)
And below, find a super quick, easy, cheap, and fun way to make unique ornaments.
make your own ornament...
Clear ornaments -- you can purchase these at any crafts store; many are on super-sale now (we're talking 75% or more off retail)
Something to fill your ornaments -- I used sequence I had laying around. You can also use paper scraps in any color, confetti, those circles you collect when you hole punch, jingle bells, tiny buttons or beads. Just think "light"; you don't want the ornament to be too heavy.
Ribbon -- any color
Here's a closer look at my plushie ornaments. I sold these at my holiday shows this year. I get to keep the extras! :D How do you deck the halls for Christmas? Share below!
On Saturday I hung out at Sticky Art Lab in Berkeley and demoed three paper ornaments. Paper and creativity flew and these artists left with some pretty cool holiday decor!
Greetings and Happy HalloWEEK everyone!
♫It's the most craftiest time of the year.♫ I'm sure you're all busy planning your costumes, making jack-o-lanterns, and prepping ghoulish treats. We got started a little early at the Creation Station -- Check out these fun pumpkin magnets made by FtF fans at the October First Friday event!
To make your own, gather some wood pieces (any shape!), orange and black paint, magnets (preferably with a sticky back), and paint brushes (I recommend using a foam brush to paint the entire piece orange and a regular paint brush to paint on the fine details).
I made this a couple of months back for my parents' anniversary. They've been married now for 46 years! ::woot woot!:: When they got married in 1967, they were given a cross stitch with their names and wedding date; it still hangs in their master bath area. I thought I'd give them a 2013 twist on personalized anniversary mementos by making a string art piece with their initials: A & E. From this project I learned that (1) I need to practice hammering nails at a 90-degree angle and (2) holding a hammer is very empowering.
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Yay love! :)
Who would you make a string art piece for? What designs, words, colors would you use? Share below.
When I think "wreath," I usually think "holidays." We are still months away from Christmas, but I've been wanting to try this project for a while now so I decided to make an all-occasion wreath instead. It's super easy, and you only need a few supplies and a couple of episodes of 'Chopped'. :)
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come explore new tools, techniques, and talents with me!