Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday!
I’m a guest blogger on CraftHackers today! My name is Lindsay and I own a small business called Stamps & Stitches. I’m a general crafter as in I do a little bit of everything – card making, cross-stitching, scrapbooking, and knitting. You can see what I’m up to on my Facebook page!
Today we’re going to talk about crafting for back to school. It’s a great time of year for everyone to learn something new, not just the kids! Learning different crafts is in my opinion the best kind of learning! It’s also never to early to inspire your kids with a bit of extra creativity and get started on those teacher’s gifts that you might give out at different times of the year.
Let’s start out with the teachers’ gifts. How adorable is this apple clay jar? All you need is a clay pot, some paint and either some clay or a marble for the top. And don’t forget the leaf! It’s the finishing touch! Here are the instructions and don’t forget to fill it with the teacher’s favourite goodies!
Next up, I am sure your teenager would love to decorate their lockers to make it their own and unique. How about some hand-made bottle cap magnets? You and your teen can decorate them to fit their specific style and interests! These instructions include graphics to turn your bottle caps into super cool clocks but get out your paintbrush and any design will do!
Finally, how are you going to keep your kid’s space or even your crafting space organized? Take some old cans (especially those that don’t have sharp edges), decorate them with some pretty designer paper and glue them together into a cool shape! For this particular craft, all you would need is some empty cans or containers (try to gets ones that are all the same size), some decorative paper, paper adhesive, hot glue to glue your cans into whatever shape you like and your imagination! Having each container hold a different type of item is the perfect way to keep your kids organized and have them WANT to put away their pens and markers! I know I’ll be using this one in my craft room, nevermind the kids!!
I hope you’re all enjoying the silence with the children off to school and are getting some crafting done!
Craft on and make sure to share with us what you’re working on!