Saturday, August 17, 2013

Two more wreaths

Here is a wreath I made by wrapping a styrofoam wreath with zebra print floral ribbon. Then, I glued on several pieces of various blue ribbon, along with a fuzzy bit on the side. I put a bit of black chalkboard paper into a small frame and glued it on front, where I will write the teacher's name it's going to. I added buttons and other sparkly things around it for some extra fun. She's going to love it!

 I made another school supply wreath by taking an old Christmas wreath and tearing the pine, holly, and poinsettias off (and storing them for another project, of course!) It had the brown vines sticking off, and I didn't want that, so I re-wrapped the wreath using floral wire.

I added school supplies and voila! Super cute!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Cute Lego Crayons

I've made crayons before but today I made some lego ones! Here is the tutorial

I lined them up as I popped them out so that I'll hopefully have enough good ones for each student in my class this year.

Here they are posing for the camera... my orange ones are still melting!

Oops... a little mess with yellow!

I used a double boiler to melt the crayons for the lego men, then poured them in the mold

My pampered chef food chopper came in handy to cut up the crayons into little chunks! Then I just had to put the pieces into the lego block molds.