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State Tic Tac Toe

State Tic Tac Toe

State Tic Tac Toe Craft #tictactoe

Tic Tac Toe is a game for all ages. That’s why is the perfect craft to make in anticipation of a road trip and/or camping trip!

Tic 1

Materials: Wooden box with insert, Americana Acrylic Paint in Bright Green, white acrylic paint, Glass Drop from Sierra Pacific Crafts, 2 inch circle punch, 1 piece of 12 x 12 Lime Green and White Ribbon Stripe scrapbook paper from Canvas Corp, 1 piece of 12 x 12 inch Blush Double Dot Paper by Bo Bunny, Adhesive Corkboard Circles from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames, Mod Podge. Five pink and four white vinyl states from Decorating Your Life. All supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Tic 2

Punch out the circles from the scrapbook paper. You need nine game pieces for a Tic Tac Toe game. I made five pieces from each piece of scrapbook paper.

Tic 3

Brush the paper with Mod Podge and adhere to the glass beads.

Tic 4

Stick the cork on the bottom.

Tic 6

Paint the wooden box white.

Tic 9

And paint the wooden insert white too.

Tic 7

While the box is drying, add the state vinyl. I used contrasting colors– so white vinyl on the pink pieces and pink vinyl on the green pieces.

Tic 8

Paint the box green.

Tic 10

When everything is dry, place the insert back in the box. Place the Tic Tac Toe pieces inside.

State Tic Tac Toe Craft #tictactoe

Hope this project leads to fun family memories!

Washington State themed Decor Ideas

For more state craft ideas, check out this Wonderful Washington Ideas post.

Wonderful Washington Ideas

Catch these ideas LIVE on KOMO TV Thursday July 31st at 4pm

Wonderful Washington Ideas

Washington State themed Decor Ideas

Summer is the perfect time to spruce up your decor and finding inspiration is easy when you live in beautiful Washington State! Here are some fun ideas to celebrate this amazing place we live.

Seatttle Sign

Easy Seattle Sign

Materials: Blue Metal Arrow Sign from Sierra Pacific Crafts, Chipboard Alphabet (uppercase) and two lowercase from Paper Accents, Americana Acrylic Paint in Saffron Yellow, Adhesive Diamante (bling) in 3MM and 4MM from Triveni Craft, and glue dots. All supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions:

1. Paint the chipboard letters yellow (3-4 coats)

2. Adhere to arrow with glue dots.

3. Use adhesive stickers to add “bling” on sign, using photo as a guide.

4. Add remaining stickers to chipboard letters.

Framed State Decor

DIY State Sign

Materials: 8 x8 Frame from Sierra Pacific Crafts, Seattle themed scrapbook paper from Scrapbook Customs, blue glitter paper, glue dots and sticker heart. All supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions:

1. Purchase the blue glitter paper and use the Die Cut Center at Ben Franklin for free to cut out the state of Washington.

2. Cut out an 8 x 8 inch piece of the themed scrapbook paper and add to frame.

3. Use glue dots to adhere state on glass.

4. Place heart sticker on “Seattle.”

Space Needle Art

Space Needle Art

Materials: Printed Dictionary page, 10 x 14 inch frame from Sierra Pacific Crafts and hot glue. All supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions: Using hot glue to attach dictionary page to burlap on frame.

State Tic Tac Toe

DIY Tic Tac Toe Game

Materials: Wooden box with insert, Americana Acrylic Paint in Bright Green, white acrylic paint, Glass Drop from Sierra Pacific Crafts, 2 inch circle punch, 1 piece of 12 x 12 Lime Green and White Ribbon Stripe scrapbook paper from Canvas Corp, 1 piece of 12 x 12 inch Blush Double Dot Paper by Bo Bunny, Adhesive Corkboard Circles from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames, Mod Podge. Five pink and four white vinyl states from Decorating Your Life. All supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions:

1. Paint all wooden items with white acrylic paint and let dry.

2. Paint wooden box green.

3. Punch 9 circles (5 from green striped paper and 4 from pink paper)

4. Brush Mod Podge on top of paper and adhere to glass drops.

5. Add cork board sticker on bottom of glass drops.

6. Following package instructions add states to top of drops (contrasting in color with paper)

7. Reassemble box and add glass drops/Tic Tac Toe pieces.

Home Art

DIY Home Art

Materials: 12 x 12 inch frame from Sierra Pacific Crafts, 12 x 12 Washington State scrapbook paper by Stamping Station, Vinyl State and saying from Decorating Your Life. All supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions:

1. Add paper to frame

2. Following package instructions, add vinyl to glass

Washington State Pendants

DIY State Pendant Necklaces

Materials for Dog Tag: Metal Dog Tag: WA state vinyl from Decorating Your Life, adhesive rhinestone, jump ring, ball chain necklace, credit card (for vinyl), needle nose pliers. All supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions:

1. Remove backing from vinyl

2. Center vinyl and add to dog tag

3. Add rhinestone

4. Attach dog tag to chain with jump ring

Materials for Glass Tile: Paper, Royal Coat, Rectangular Glass Tile, WA state vinyl, adhesive rhinestone, bail chain necklace, brush, credit card (for vinyl), E6000 Glue and needle nose pliers. All supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions:

1. Cut paper to for tile

2. Using Royal Coat, glue paper to tile and let dry

3. Remove back from vinyl, center it and using package instructions, add it to glass tile

4. Stick on rhinestone

5. Glue bail to tile

6. Slide on chain

String Art

DIY State String Art

Materials: Wood Plaque, nails, string, paint, string, and print out of shape or word. You’ll also need a hammer, scissors, paint brush and double sided tape. All supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions:

1. Paint wood

2. Tape down print out with double sided tape

3. Hammer in nails evenly spaced, leaving most of the nail sticking out.

4. Tie string to one nail, them wrap string from one nail to the next until desired effect is achieved.

5. Tie off string.

Washington Vacation Album

DIY Mini Vacation Album

This album size is PERFECT for all those Instagram photos!

DIY Mini Vacation Album

Materials: Mini Album from Studio Gold by Teresa Collins for We R Memory Keepers, Die Cuts and Journaling Cards in Inked Rose from We R Memory Keepers, Letter stickers “Molly” from Bella Boulevard and adhesive pink rhinestones. All supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions: Place letter stickers and rhinestones on front of album. Add your own photos and memories using the Die Cuts and Journaling Cards.

Wishing you a Happy Summer!

Shabby Chic Home Tour

Shabby Chic Home Tour

Gorgeous Shabby Chic home with loads of  decorating ideas!

Hi Friends! I am going to share a treasured memory with you today… it’s a a Shabby Chic house tour. When I photographed this home four years ago, I was pretty new to blogging and taking pictures. I found this amazing home when I was driving down the street one day. The garden alone stopped me in my tracks and I had to meet the owners of this gorgeous place and ask for a tour.

Gorgeous Shabby Chic home with loads of decorating ideas!

They couldn’t have been nicer and they revealed to me that strangers would frequently pull up and ask to see the house(!) so I wasn’t alone.

The Garden

Gorgeous Shabby Chic home with loads of decorating ideas!

Cindy and Steve’s garden is lush and welcoming. Fun touches include mirrors placed amidst the foliage… as well as china plates!

Gorgeous Shabby Chic home with loads of decorating ideas!

Don’t you love the plates?

Gorgeous Shabby Chic home with loads of decorating ideas!

I love how Cindy finds a way to repurpose everything, even a chair!

Gorgeous Shabby Chic home with loads of decorating ideas!

The Porch

Gorgeous Shabby Chic home with loads of decorating ideas!

It’s cool to see all the beachy/nautical themed stuff.

Gorgeous Shabby Chic home with loads of decorating ideas!

This chippy metal chair is one of my favorite things.

Gorgeous Shabby Chic home with loads of decorating ideas!

What a neat idea and use for shells.

The Home

Gorgeous Shabby Chic home with loads of decorating ideas!

So pretty, right?

Gorgeous Shabby Chic home with loads of decorating ideas!

Look at all the fun stuff on the mantle…

Gorgeous Shabby Chic home with loads of decorating ideas!

Cindy made the flags herself!

Gorgeous Shabby Chic home with loads of decorating ideas!

These guys were the first people I knew that collected sand from vacation spots. I think they started the trend!

Gorgeous Shabby Chic home with loads of decorating ideas!

The couple collects vintage wedding cake toppers… so romantic.

The Bathroom

Gorgeous Shabby Chic home with loads of decorating ideas!

A towel bar for necklace storage and display… so smart!

Gorgeous Shabby Chic home with loads of decorating ideas!

Stacks of fun sparkly things!

The Bedrooms

Gorgeous Shabby Chic home with loads of decorating ideas!

Shelves double for nightstands… what a great use of limited space.

Gorgeous Shabby Chic home with loads of decorating ideas!

A ceiling is covered in a giant map and a chandelier adds light and shimmer in the guest room.

Details

Gorgeous Shabby Chic home with loads of decorating ideas!

Delicate paper flowers bloom all year around!

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In the den, ribbons add whimsy to a lamp shade.

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And finally, look at this sweet chalkboard that Cindy made into a sign:

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Thanks, Cindy and Steve, for letting us visit your warm and wonderful home!

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Jumping Jellyfish Kid’s Craft

Jumping Jellyfish Kid’s Craft

Beach Crafts for Kids

EASY. QUICK. FUN… & Beachy! Here’s a great project for your little sea-loving folk! The cool thing about these Jumping Jellyfish is that that the kids are occupied making them… and then they can also enjoy playing with them!

Beach Crafts for Kids

Materials: 3 inch Styrofoam balls, foam cutter, DecoArt Americana paint in Dragon Fruit and Calypso Blue, thin elastic, Rik Rack, ruler, scissors, goggly eyes and glue. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Make your kiddos a space where it’s OK to paint, glue and get messy!

Cutting Styrofoam

Step 1: Grown up cuts the styrofoam balls in half.

Painting Styrofoam

Step 2: Kiddos paint the styrofoam bright colors.

Googly Eyes

Step 3: Kiddos glue googly eyes on.

Knot

Step 4: Grown strings elastic through top of jellyfish, making a loop on top and a knot on the bottom.

How to make Jumping Jellyfish Kid's Craft

HAVE FUN!

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Summer Bright Candle Holders

Summer Bright Candle Holders

DIY Terra Cotta Candle Holders

Summer is such a beautiful season for color. I love strong colors all the time, but in summer, I especially like cheery brights. Here’s a project that I originally saw at my favorite store, Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond, WA. As soon as I saw it, I got that “I MUST make these” feeling. So I did!

DIY Terra Cotta Candle Holders

Supplies: Three Terra Cotta pots and saucers, DuraClear Gloss varnish, Delta Creamacoat Paint in Orange Crush, DecoArt Americana acrylic paint in Primary Yellow, Calypson Blue, and Yellow Green, baker’s twine in coordinating colors and three candles.

DIY Terra Cotta Candle Holders

Step 1: Paint the pots and saucers… aren’t these colors sort of delicious?

DIY Terra Cotta Candle Holders

Step 2: Paint the sealer on. OOPS Alert: After painting sealer on all the pieces I realized I missed some spots. They were pretty obvious and I was bummed(!) but I just applied the sealer to those places and let it dry… it looked fine!

DIY Terra Cotta Candle Holders

The sealer adds a great glossy sheen!

How to make cheery summer bright candle holders

Step 3: Tie the baker’s twine around the candle.

How to make cheery summer bright candle holders

These cheery candle holders make me smile.

Happy Summer!

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Beach Crafts for Kids

Catch these ideas LIVE on Seattle’s KOMO-TV on Tuesday July 8th at 4pm

Beach Crafts for Kids

Beach Crafts for Kids

Have you and your kids been enjoying the beach this summer? Whether it’s the ocean or the lake, there is plenty of creative inspiration at the beach. Here are some fun crafts your kids can do to enjoy the spirit of sand and surf!

Jumping Jellyfish

Beach Crafts for Kids

Age: 5 and up with help from a grown-up.

Materials: 3 inch Styrofoam balls, foam cutter, DecoArt Americana paint in Dragon Fruit and Calypso Blue, thin elastic, Rik Rack, ruler, scissors, goggly eyes and glue. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions

- Adult cuts styrofoam balls in half with foam cutter

- Child paints on half of ball to make jellyfish body

- Adult pokes hole in top of jellyfish, strings elastic through and ties knots on top and bottom.

- Adult helps child measure and child uses safety scissors to cut six inch pieces of  6-9 pieces of Rick Rack.

- Adult helps child glue Rik Rack to underside of jellyfish body

- Child glues eyes on jellyfish

“SEA” Inspired Letters

Beach Crafts for Kids

Age: 7 and up with the help of a grown-up (also great Tween project)

Materials: Large cardboard S, E, and A letters, DecoArt Americana Paint in Whispering Turquoise and Mississippi Mud. Delta Creative paint in Spring Green, blue rope, small pieces of driftwood and sea glass. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions

- Child paints letters using photo as a guide

- After paint dries, child glues rope, driftwood and sea glass on letters.

Sand Frame

Beach Crafts for Kids

Age: 7 and up with help from a grown-up

Materials: Wooden Frame, package of sand, white glitter, Mod Podge, shells, DecoArt Americana paint in Dragon Fruit and Calypso Blue, rope and glue. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions

- Child paints frame (may take 2-3 coats)

- Child mixes 1/4 cup of sand and 1/8 cup of white glitter.

- Child paints Mod Podge on frame and white it’s still wet, sprinkles sand mixture on top.

- Meanwhile, child paints a medium sized and small sized shell bright colors and lets dry.

- When shells are dry, adult helps child glue together to make a fish and add goggly eye.

- Adult glues rope around edge of frame.

- Child glues “fish” on front of frame.

Cute Crabs

Beach Crafts for Kids

Age: 5 and up with help from a grown-up

Materials: Craft Shells, Darice Chenille Stems in orange, Delta Creative acrylic paint in Orange Soda, googly eyes, glue and scissors. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions

- Child paints shells orange (may take two coats).

- Adult helps child cut eight  2 1/2 inch pieces of chenille stems.

- When paint is dry, child flips crab over and glues chenille stems for crab legs.

- Child adds goggly eyes to crab.

Fun Fish

Beach Craft for kids.

Age: 7 and up with help from a grown-up

Materials: Glass containers, shells, DecoArt Americana paint in Irish Moss, Dragon Fruit and Calypso Blue, mini Rik Rack in yellow and green, goggly eyes, glue. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions

- Child paints large shells for fish “body” and small shells for fish fins using photo as a guide.

- Adult helps child cut small pieces of Rik Rack for edge of fish and child glues it on.

- Child glues fins on fish (if desired).

- Child glues goggly eye on fish.

- Adult glues fish to glass containers and child adds any additional shells.

Starfish Mirror

Beach Craft for kids

Age: 11 and up with grown-up supervision

Materials: 12 x 12 wooden block, DecoArt Glamour Dust in Aqua, round mirror, four starfish, hot glue, vinyl letters “you” and “are a.” All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions

- Child paints wooden box with Glamour Dust Paint (may take up to 4 coats).

- With adult supervision, child glues mirror on box using photo as guide.

- Child adds vinyl letters “You are a.”

- With adult supervision, child glues starfish on mirror.

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Four Pretty Wedding Favors

Four Pretty Wedding Favors

Four Pretty Wedding Favors

Where to Start

Begin by picking up a box of David Tutera Casual Elegance Flip Lid Glass Jars. I got mine at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond, WA. You can score a box for less than $8. Aren’t they fun? The possibilities are limitless!

Four Pretty Wedding Favors

Cheap and Chic Favors

Here are some of the ideas I came up with. There’s no rule that all wedding guests have to receive the exact same favor. You could nab a bunch of these jars and go crazy with your stash, decorating each one differently and saving money by NOT buying any extra embellishments. Or you could choose 2-4 designs and keep your costs down by making the least expensive ones.

Four Pretty Wedding Favors

Supplies: Jar, letter sticker, circle punch, card stock, floral wire and hot glue.

Directions: Punch a small circle out of cardstock. Add letter. Use hot glue to to attach to lid. Twist a piece of the flower wire around jar. Add candy.

How to use David Tutera Casual Elegance Flip Lid Glass Jars to create pretty wedding or party favors

Supplies: Jar, small flower and leaves, lace and hot glue.

Directions: Hot glue leaves and small flowers on top of jar. Add lace around middle. Fill with candy.

Four Pretty Wedding Favors

Supplies: Jar, burlap flower (also David Tutera), gold paint, leaf ribbon and hot glue.

Paint gold on edges of burlap flower and let dry. Flatten bottom of flower as much a possible. Got glue a snippet of leaf ribbon to bottom of jar and place burlap flower on top. Add candy.

Four Pretty Wedding Favors

Supplies: Jar, faux flower and hot glue.

Remove a large flower from bunch of plastic flowers. Make the bottom as flat as possible. Use hot glue to secure to lid. Fill with candy.

Four Pretty Wedding Favors

Here are more DIY Wedding Ideas.

Wedding Ideas you can make

Happy Wedding!

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Project Inspire{d}: Summer Kid’s Crafts

Project Inspire{d} Summer Kid’s Crafts

Project Inspire{d} NEW Graphic

It’s lovely to see you at Project Inspire{d}, the weekly I get to throw wth Cupcakes and Crinoline, The Silly Pearl and An Extraordinary Day. I hope you and your family are having a HAPPY summer and are poking forward to the long 4th of July weekend. I know I am! Let me show you what I’ve been doing and then we’ll dive into the fantastic features.

What I’ve Been Working On

Wedding Ideas you can make

DIY Wedding Ideas

Sparkly 4th of July Decor

6 Sparkly 4th of July Projects

My Features this Week

It’s all about the KIDDOS this summer! Check out a few of the awesome kid-friendly ideas that you crafty people shared this week:

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Fizzing Sidewalk Paint by Kids Activities Blog. These ladies have published a whole book of their projects. Congrats!

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Ocean Finger Puppets by Felt with Love Designs

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Edible Stamp Art by View from the Fridge

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Swim Goggle Bottle Buddies by Hooplapalooza for Design Dazzle

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Handwriting Practice for Kids by Crystal & Comp

My Co-Hostesses Features

shortbread-sparklersCupcakes and Crinoline: Shortbread Sparklers by Shaken Together Life

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The Silly Pearl: Kids DIY Sleepover and Bathroom Camp Roll by Satsuma Designs

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An Extraordinary Day: Carmel Walnut Bars by Three Kids and a Fish

Party Guidelines

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Linky Party Project Inspired

Posting to our party means you are giving us the right to post your project and photos and promote via social media ~ links will be pinned to our  Party Board throughout the week and can be seen here: ♥Project Inspire{d} Party Pins♥. OK time to link up!


Wedding Reception Seating Chart

Wedding Reception Seating Chart

How to make a gorgeous Wedding Reception Seating Chart

Weddings are SO much fun but they also involve so many details. As a bride, you want to do everything you can to keep your guests feeling relaxed and comfortable. One great way to do that is to have a Wedding Reception Seating Chart so your friends and family know where they’re supposed to sit.

How to make a gorgeous Wedding Reception Seating Chart

The most challenging part of this project is waiting for the paint to dry!

Materials: Pallet Sign, DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Innocence, Arrow Vinyl from Decorating Your Life, Clothespins from Canvas Corp, Lace Ribbon from Designer’s Excellence, white cardstock, Gold Number Stickers from American Crafts Thickers and a paintbrush and a stapler. Use a paper punch or the Die Cut Center at Ben Franklin to make the table tags. All materials from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

How to make a gorgeous Wedding Reception Seating Chart

Step 1: Paint the pallet sign and wire handle with Chalky Finsh paint. It will take 3-5 coats

How to make a gorgeous Wedding Reception Seating Chart

Step 2: After paint to completely dry, add the gold vinyl arrows (follow package instructions).

How to make a gorgeous Wedding Reception Seating Chart

Step 3: Add lace ribbon and secure on either side of sign with staples.

How to Make a Gorgeous Wedding Reception Seating Chart

Step 4: Use a paper punch or the Die Cut Center at Ben Franklin to make the table tags.

How to Make a Gorgeous Wedding Reception Seating Chart

Step 5:  Add names with word processing function on computer or hand write. Add gold number stickers.

How to Make a Gorgeous Wedding Reception Seating Chart

Step 6: Secure table tags to lace with clothespins.

How to make a gorgeous Wedding Reception Seating Chart

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