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“Frozen” Snowflake Spiral Hair Pins


Like you all know, this Saturday is my daughter’s Frozen Birthday Party. She has her Elsa gown and shoes. But, I was thinking in doing some snowflakes hair pins like the ones Elsa wear in the movie.

I was thinking on doing them with foami, but one day I went to Dollar Tree Store and saw this beautiful acrylic snowflakes that where the perfect size for the hair pins. So, I decided to buy them in two colors: clear and blue. They are perfect. 

I wanted to make spiral hair pins because I remembered I had some of those and they were beautiful because when you put them on your hair you only can see the snowflake or the flower, or any shape you want in yours.  

Without any more talking, let’s learn how to do them.

Materials:

  • Stainless Steel wire (I don’t know what gauge is it but it’s the one used to make flower arrangements)
  • Wire tweezers 
  • Wire cutter
  • Hot glue gun and sticks
  • Acrylic snowflakes or any other shape you want.


Procedure:

  1. Cut the wire in 3″ -4″long pieces.
  2. Take one piece of wire and start bending it in circular motion with tweezers until you make an spiral. At this time the spiral will be flat.
  3. Pull from the center until it form like a little tree. With the center up.
  4. Put some hot glue in the snowflake and press yn the center of the spiral until it dries. 
  5. Push back the spiral and there you have a spiral hair pin. 

To put it on you just have to put it in your hair in circular motion until the wire is not visible.


Hope you liked this post. You can give them as Christmas gifts or like a Frozen party favor. Keep sharing and put your pics on the comments if you tried it.

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3D Cardboard Letters


How many of you have seen this big cardboard or paper maché letters in the craft store? Beautiful, ah? And with a lot of options to decorate. But, when I see my daughter’s name length, I realize thata I was going to spend a lot of money in them. So, I decided to make them myself. It was not that difficult and the things that you need, you probably have them around your house. So, let’s begin!

You will need:

  • Cardboard box 
  • Stencil (I print some letters made in Word. Insert a Word Art in your Word document and make it big enough to cover almost all the page. I did it at 750 pt and the letters are like 9″ high.)
  • Hot glue gun and sticks
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Exacto knife 
  • Scissors
  • Things to decorate (Craft paper, gift wrap, acrylic paint, spray paint, or whatever you want to use to decorate them.)

      How to make it:

      1. Cut the stencil with the scissors.
      2. Put the stencil in the cardboard and draw it with the pencil. You can put a little tape so it doesn’t slip. You must trace 2 of each letter for the two sides.
      3. Cut the letters out with an Exacto knife. Use the ruler to make sure the lines are straight.
      4. For the sides, cut long cardboard strips of 1.5″ wide.
      5. Start the assembly putting hot glue and attaching the cardboard strips to the letter border. If the letter has a hole in the middle start making the hole border first. You must bend the cardboard so it fits in the borders.
      6. Put hot glue in the top of the finished border and put the other side of the letter.
      7. Cut any excess and you have made a 3D cardboard letter!
      8. Now it’s time to use your imagination and decorate them. Since mine are for my daughter’s Frozen birthday, I decorate some of them with a silver gift wrap with snowflakes that I had left from past Christmas. The other half, I painted them with acrylic paint and put some white cardstock simulating snow. You can use whatever you want and add flowers, beads or literally anything. 

        8 letters are as long as my rectangular eating table for 6 people

      Hope you liked this post. Please share and comment if you try to do this 3D cardboard letters and share your pics with us.

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      “FROZEN” Food Cards


      I don’t have to mention that you are going to be seeing to much “Frozen” theme crafts around here for some time. That’s because I’m planning my daughter’s 2nd Birthday Party. What a good Reason to Craft! 

      I’m the type of person that thinks… “If I can do it, why buy it?”. So, I’m making almost everything myself, including these cute little food cards. I really loved the chalkboard thing, so I did them like that too. The best part is that if I change my mind about a food, I can just erase it and write the new food to serve. Well, whithout more to say, let’s see how to make them.

      You will need:

      • Cardstock: The one used to make posters or in school. I bought the white one at Dollar Tree, but you can also find it at Walmart or craft stores and Office supplies.
      • Chalkpaint
      • Chalk and chalk marker
      • Decorations of preference: I used some “Frozen” tape that I found at Dollar Tree, Cut the characters from a “Frozen” playing card set also found at Dollar Tree. You can use stickers or whatever you want.
      • Foam brush or roller
      • Scissors
      • Double side tape or hot glue


      Instructions: 

      1. Cut the cardstock in 5″x10″ pieces. And bend them at the middle (like a card) to make it stand.
      2. Paint one of the outer sides with the chalk paint and let them dry 1 hr. Paint it again and let cure for 24 hrs before continuing with the next step. 
      3. Cover the painted area with chalk for conditioning. Wipe it with a wet towel.
      4. Start decoration. Make a frame with the decorative tape. Cut some character from the playing cards and tape it in any place of the food card that looks good for you. I prefer in a corner.
      5. Write the food name with the chalk marker and, voilà!, you have a hand made food card. 

        I tape everything instead of gluing it because this way I can take out the decorations and reuse it with another theme.

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        Balloon Stand


        With my daughter’s second birthday, I found a good Reason to Craft. I checked out in the internet the price of the balloon stands to make some balloon columns, but the price was high and didn’t look to good to be outside. So, I decided to ask my husband how we could do them. He came out with this idea, so we decided to go to Home Depot and buy the materials needed. In total it was less than $50 to make 2 6ft columns. The result was better than expected and it was so easy to make. The best part, they are going to last for years! Well, here is the step by step.

        Materials:

        • 2 pieces of plywood 2’x 2′ x 1/2″ thick
        • 2 side mount run-off drain tube the one that come like in the picture 3/4″

        • 2 floor flange 3/4″

        • 8 screws 1/4″ long
        • Ruler 
        • Pencil
        • Screwdriver

        Steps by step:

        1. Cut the wood at 18″ by 18″ and smooth it with sand paper.
        2. With the ruler and pencil make a horizontal line at 9″ and a vertical line at 9″. At the point that both touches is the center.
        3. Put the floor flange in the center and secure with the screws.
        4. Now you just have to attach the tube and it’s ready to put some balloons on it!

        Hope you liked this post and I will post pictures from the balloon columns after my daughter’s party! 

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