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New Craft to Try: Simple Collage Making

by Cathy on December 30, 2011 · 0 comments

in Ideas,Style

Whew! Okay, I’ll be the first to say it: I love Christmas but I’m also glad it is over! The day after Christmas, my sister, daughters and I got together for some relaxing crafting and here is what we tried — simple collage making. It was fun, easy and we were pleased with the results. Below are two collages we made, as well as simple instructions.

 

Instructions:

  1. Take a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of masonite (available from the craft store), cover it in a thin layer of Modge Podge adhesive using a foam brush.
  2. Place a sheet of black scrap booking paper (or whatever color or print you prefer) onto the sticky masonite. Use a clean paint roller to smooth out the paper and remove bubbles. Then press around the edges with your fingers to ensure that everything is glued down.
  3. Then comes the fun part: layer paper, embellishments, favorite greeting cards, ribbon, glitter, buttons — whatever suits your fancy.
  4. To finish the piece. you can either frame it or drill two holes an inch apart near the top of the masonite. Then string a ribbon through the holes, tie the ribbon and use it as a hanger to hang the collage on a wall.

Happy crafting!

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Cute Easter Ideas!

by Cathy on April 20, 2011 · 4 comments

in Food,Ideas

We’re planning Easter around here. I asked my college-age daughter what she wants to do this weekend and she said Easter crafts! Then my sister, also a creative type, and my crafty other daughter want in on the action. So now I’m planning, and boy is it fun! Here is a collection of inspired Easter crafts, decorating and tasty goodies.

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