Embellished Cactus Purse

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Hello there makers and welcome back! Have you noticed the cactus trend lately? We are from Arizona… home of allllllllll the cactus ever. Not really, but we see our fair share of desert life. I thought it would be fun to make my daughter something that can carry her hiking nature notebook and mini first aid kit when we go hiking and exploring. How cute did this Embellished Cactus Purse turn out?

My daughter loves it and it’s the perfect size for her couple of hiking things. It was pretty easy to make too! 

I used a blank canvas purse (found at Hobby Lobby), felt, pom poms, embroidery thread, and my Spellbinders Platinum 6 and my new cactus steel rule die. 

I used the Platinum 6 and the die to cut out a felt cactus. 

Made it so quick and easy and look at those clean cut lines!

Then, using green embroidery thread, I stitched X’s on the felt cactus to secure it to the canvas purse. Plus, it looks like cactus needles!

I added blooms to the cactus using pom poms and embroidery thread.

Then I hand stitched more pom poms to the bottom of the purse. I really love pom poms, y’all.

The zipper needed a little something special too, so I used embroidery thread to make a tassel to hang from it.

The cute little cactus notebook that my daughter uses for her nature journal was made at SNAP conference in the Spellbinders room. It’s so cute and fits just right in her cactus purse. 

Ready for our next hike! 

Do you love the cactus trend too?

Summer Wine Cups

Hello makers! If you don’t already know, I am pretty mermaid obsessed and I have been since I was girl. So naturally, when it starts to warm up and summer starts making it’s way to Arizona, I have a creative urge to make something mermaidesque. Check out these Summer Wine Cups I made!

Aren’t they fun?! The wine cups are plastic (found at Dollar Tree) which makes them the perfect cup for by the pool. I used a pretty, glittery coral vinyl from Expressions Vinyl and designed the images in the Silhouette Design Studio. I used my new Silhouette Cameo that I won at SNAP conference (WOOHOO!) to cut the vinyl images. 

Next I weeded the vinyl and added transfer paper so that I could rub them onto the wine cups. I just love the tiny shell and mermaid on the base of the cups, don’t you?! 

I thought the sayings were fun… Drink like a fish and Shell Yeah! And that glitter… it makes everything better!

I think they turned out so cute… perfect for a lemonade, a watermelon slush, or even wine! 

Be sure to wash these cute cups by hand to preserve the vinyl. 

What summer projects do you have coming up?

Fabulous Floral Ideas

Welcome to the last Must Have Craft Tip Post for April! Allison of A Glimpse Inside here today to share some Fabulous Floral Ideas… perfect for spring!
 
 For a girl that loves ANYTHING with flowers, it kills me to not see gorgeous spring blooms at this point in the year, especially since I grew up in the South, so today I wanted to share with you fabulous floral ideas to bring to spring to your next of the woods even if it doesn’t really want to appear yet by you. 

Get ready for all things floral!
There are so many cool ideas out there and now I want to really bring spring inside!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 For Kids:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aren’t those all just super fun?!
I love it all!Stay tuned next month for a whole new topic!

 

 


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Creative Unicorn Ideas

Hello hello friends! Thank you so much for stopping by! I’m not sure about you, but I am all kinds of in love with mermaids and unicorns. And when I heard that one of the themed nights at the blogger conference I’m heading to in about a week (SNAP) is going to be unicorns, I was ecstatic! So I decided to round up some of the very best, most Creative Unicorn Ideas to share with y’all.

I’ve got everything from crafts, party ideas, apparel, and more! Click the links below the photos to go straight to the source. 

Unicorn Ear Headband

Unicorn Perler Bead Patterns

Unicorn Birthday Party

Unicorn Wood Burned Kitchen Utensils

Unicorn Bath Soak Favors

DIY Unicorn Headband

Unicorn Cupcake Parfaits

DIY Unicorn Sensory Bottle

Unicorn Printable Coloring Sheet

Rainbow Unicorn Garland

Unicorn Ice Cream

Unicorn Party Ideas

Make a Unicorn Kids Craft

 

DIY Unicorn Coloring Shirt

Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Party

DIY Unicorn Pillowcase

DIY Unicorn Stickers

Deco Foil Unicorns

Crochet Unicorn

Unicorn Dream Catcher

Unicorn Corner Bookmark

Unicorn Poop

Paper Bag Unicorn

Unicorn Poop Slime

Unicorn Spa Jar

Unicorn Puppets

Popsicle Stick Unicorns

Unicorn Terrarium 

 

How fun are all those unicorn ideas?! So magical. I can’t wait to show you the shirt my bestie and I designed for my upcoming unicorn party… stay tuned!

If you need even more unicorn ideas, follow my Unicorn Love board on Pinterest!

 

14 Creative Valentine Boxes

Hello everyone! 
Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips and More! I am Allison, from A Glimpse Inside, back again to share with you one last tip for Valentine’s Day. 
 
I remember being a kid and getting so excited about the Valentine’s Day party at school. I love making my own little box to take to allow everyone to drop their valentine cards into. When I was young though, a basic shoe box covered in construction paper and stickers was as creative I ever got but now a days, Valentine boxes are works of art! 

 I’ve rounded up 14 creative Valentine boxes that you can create with your kiddo to take to school that they will absolutely love!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What type of Valentine boxes have you created in the past? 
 
 
Stay tuned next month when we begin a whole new topic of must have posts! 
 
 


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Rudolph Pencils

Hello there makers! I have a quick and easy Christmas craft that the kids will love! They make great little gifts to pass out in class, to your teammates, and to your friends. Today I am going to show you how to make Rudolph Pencils!

In a few easy steps with a minimal supplies, you can make these adorable pencils for under $5. 

You will need:

  • Christmas pencils
  • brown pipe cleaners
  • red mini pom poms
  • mini googley eyes
  • small gold bells
  • glue gun and glue sticks (or craft glue for the little ones)

To make the pencils, just watch the video where I show you how to make a Rudolph Pencil in under a minute. 


 

First, slide the gold bell half way down a brown pipe cleaner. Then twist the pipe cleaner to the pencil, making sure it’s tight. Accordion fold both ends of the pipe cleaner and then stretch out a bit. Hot glue the mini red pom pom to the bell and the googley eyes above the bell, onto the pencil. DONE! It’s that easy. Repeat until you finish your pencil pack and then pass them out to your friends for Christmas.

If you like these Rudolph Pencils, you’ll probably like the printable Build a Snowman game and the Candy Cane Ornaments for kids too!

I hope y’all have a great weekend. Happy Christmas crafting!

Glitter Dipped Wooden Ornaments

Hello makers! Are you Christmas ready? I know I’m not nearly as ‘ready’ as I usually am, but I’m still crafting away making all the Christmas decorations. Today I am excited to share my Glitter Dipped Wooden Ornaments with you. They were really easy to make and turned out so beautiful.

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So pretty, right?! You only need a couple of things to make them…

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I found these cute wooden ornaments and the red glitter paint at Michael’s. I bought 5 of them but you can dip as many ornaments as your sweet little heart desires.

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Let’s make these ornaments, shall we? First you want to dump your glitter paint into a small dish.

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Then you are going to take turns dipping the ornaments into the glitter paint. Allow them to drip off into the bowl for a bit, and then hang them to dry. I hung mine on hangers and put paper underneath to catch the drips. 

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After they dry for 12-ish hours, they are safe to handle and hang on your tree.

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I really love the way they turned out. The red glitter really pops against the green tree. And I super love the wood and glitter combo. 

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Do you make ornaments for your tree? I love handmade ornaments so much and I have a few more up my crafty sleeve to show you, so stay tuned!

Buffalo Plaid Winter Wreath

Hello and happy turkey week! Since I am not hosting Thanksgiving this year, I have plenty of time to do one of my most favorite things… Christmas craft! If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you saw a sneak peek. I cannot wait to show you my Buffalo Plaid Winter Wreath!

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Isn’t it the cutest wreath ever?! I absolutely love it so much! If you love the rustic, buffalo plaid trend, then this wreath is perfect for you too. 

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All supplies besides the mini trees were purchased from Michael’s Stores and the mini trees are from Target’s dollar spot. 

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The wreath was really simple to make… Just hot glue all of the items onto your wreath where you want them! 

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The arrow sign was an ornament… to the LODGE! 

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And the mini red truck is part of figurines from a mini Christmas scene…

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How adorable is the baby deer?! I just love her…

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This Buffalo Plaid Winter Wreath makes me feel so cozy and totally ready for Christmas. I really love the way it turned out and I hope you do too!

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If you love buffalo plaid, check out my popular Christmas trends post!

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Happy Thanksgiving friends!

DIY Emoji Plushies

Hello there makers! I hope y’all had a fantastic Halloween with your friends and family. If you follow Mine for the Making on Instagram or Facebook, then you saw all of the fun we had! But now that Halloween is over, we are busy getting ready for the next holidays. We love to make a lot of the gifts we give for Christmas and right now my daughter and her friends are super into emojis. And to be honest with you, so am I! LOL! So today we are going to (finally) share our DIY Emoji Plushies with you.

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My daughter (8) loves to craft and create, so she came up with the idea of turning her favorite emojis into plushies! These would make great Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, and even party favors. 

Our plushies are about 5 inches but you can make them as big or as small as you want. Also, because this is a kids’ craft, there’s no sewing involved, however you are welcome to adjust the tutorial to your liking and skill level. 

You will need:

  • felt (yellow, red, black, etc.)
  • puff paint (white, black, red, blue, etc.)
  • cotton/stuffing
  • scissors
  • Sharpie or marker
  • circle to trace
  • pictures of emojis
  • hot glue gun + glue

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First you want to trace out 2 circles per emoji on yellow felt. I used a bowl to trace and my sharp scissors to cut them out. 

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Using your marker, carefully draw an emoji face on one of the two circles. Then trace over it with puff paint OR you can cut pieces out of felt and hot glue them onto the yellow circle.

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Next you are going to hot glue the two circles together, but be sure to put the face of the emoji against the other yellow circle so that you don’t see it. You will be gluing the emoji face inside out. Also be sure that you leave a small opening without glue so that once your glue dries, you can flip it right side out.

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Once you have flipped your emoji plush right side out, stuff cotton or stuffing into the opening. Put as much as you want inside…the fluffier the better! Then carefully close up the opening with more hot glue.

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And that’s it! Super fun craft that I’m sure all kids would love! We made 5 of our favorite emojis so far…

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Are you or your kids crazy about emojis too? Which are your favorites?

Let us know if you make your own DIY Emoji Plushies! We’d love to see pictures of them!

Simple Desert Party

We wanted to celebrate a start to another homeschool year, and what better way to celebrate than with a party! Parties don’t have to cost a lot of money and they don’t have to take a bunch of time to organize. One of my favorite things to do is get the kids involved in the planning and party making. Enter in our Simple Desert Party!

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We decided on a small budget and that we wanted the party to be bright and happy and desert themed since we live in the Arizona. 

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We shopped around the house in supplies we already had and went to our local dollar store for a couple of plastic table cloths and a package of balloons. My daughter insisted that every good party has food… and she opted to bake cupcakes. 

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Using paper I had on hand, twine, toothpicks, hot glue, and my awesome Prizm Die Cutting & Embossing Machine to make the adorable decorations. 

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They were all so easy and fun to make! I used my Prizm to cut out and emboss the potted cacti and then used two sided tape to attach them to the banner pieces. 

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Aren’t they so pretty?! I just love them.

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Next, we glued some of the paper potted cacti (say that 10 times fast) to toothpicks to make toppers for our yummy cupcakes. And they couldn’t have turned out any cuter!

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We loved planning and decorating for our Simple Desert Party! It was easy thanks to my Prizm machine and stock of leftover party supplies!

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Not only is it super easy to use, there’s a ton of dies to pick from and it’s small for easy storage. You can check out the DIY Adventure Frame we made using the Prizm HERE

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There you have it! Aren’t those cactus balloons fun?! Thanks for stopping by today, makers! Remember that you can create a fun celebration using what you have and adding a few cute details… doesn’t have to be hard or overdone or cost a lot!

How do you celebrate the start of a new school year?

 

*Spellbinders supplied me with the Prizm machine, but all ideas and opinions are 100% my own. I only share products and companies I know my readers will love just as much as I do!