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Inside Marshmallow Roasters


Some time ago, I saw a video about how to roast marshmallows indoors for that cold days or even for a party. So, I started investigating and I found how to make it. The better part is that it cost me only $3 to make one.

I will use them for my sister in law’s baby shower. It is perfect because the theme is the outdoors, camo and things like that. 

Everything was bought at Dollar Tree Store. So, let’s see how to make it.

Materials:

  • Ceramic bowl (the shallow the better, it cost me only $0.01 on Dollar Tree Sale) You can also use flower pots.
  • 2 bags of Stones 
  • 1 canned gel fuel (the one used to heat up food)


Procedure:

  1. Put a layer of stones in the bowl, enough so when you put the gel fuel can, only the tip is out.
  2. Put the canned gel fuel in the middle of the bowl.
  3. Cover around the can with the stones and voila!

Just take the cap off and light it. You have your own inside marshmallow roaster. Handle with care because it might be hot.

I did another one with a metal bowl, but it was too shallow so I put aluminium foil as a base, then stones, canned fuel, more stones and it’s done. My sister in law Decorated it with some fall leaves to match the decorations.


Good craft for this season, right? Remember to comment and share with your friends!

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Masquerade Party Invitations


Well, my daughter’s FROZEN birthday party just passed a few weeks ago. But, I still have to mire parties to plan. That means more crafts! 

For today’s craft I have the invitations that I made for my sister’s Quinceañera that would be a Masquerade Party. 

I made the invitations on Google Drive and send them to print at Vistaprint.com. They came out really pretty and for a really good price. They came with a plain white envelope that I decided to decorate, so that it look better. That’s what I’m going to show you today… how to decorate a plain invitation envelope. In this case, for a masquerade.

Materials:

Additional to your printed invitations and envelopes, you will need:

  • Ribbon
  • Masquerade mask stencil (my invitations were 4×6″ so my mask measurements where 2×4″ aprox.)
  • Cardstock
  • Mod Podge
  • Little brush (to apply the Mod Podge)
  • Pink glitter
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Self stick beads (optional)
  • Exacto knife


Procedure:

  1. I closed and glued every envelope.
  2. Cut a side with scissors or decorative scissors. In the center of that side I cut a little U-shape, so people can pull the invitations with two finger without damage the envelope.
  3. Trace the masquerade mask shape in cardstock and cut it out with an Exacto knife.
  4. Apply Mod Podge with the brush to the mask and apply glitter. Shake the excess. Repeat in each one and wait until it dries completely. Apply more Mod Podge on top of the glitter to seal it and it doesn’t come out easily. Wait until it dries.
  5. Decorate each mask with the self stick beads.
  6. Cut the ribbon so that it fits around the center of the envelope. Glue it with hot glue at the back of the envelope.
  7. Glue the mask at the front center of the envelope. 
  8. Your invitation is ready!

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Photo Christmas Ornaments


Looking for something different to make and give as my daughter’s 2nd birthday party favors, this idea came to my sister in law’s mind, and then in mine. 

I went to the Dollar Tree store and found out that they already have Christmas decorations. The I found some Clear plastic Christmas ornaments that I can open and put anything I want inside and the perfect size for a wallet size picture. 

So, we decided to make it happen. Here the step by step….

Materials: 

  • Clear plastic Christmas ornaments
  • Styrofoam snow
  • Snowflakes conffeti 
  • Hot glue
  • Ribbon
  • Acrylic snowflakes
  • Tweezers

Step by step

  1. Trace the circular shape of the ornament in the back of the picture and cut it.
  2. Open the Christmas Ornaments.
  3. Put some styrofoam snow and snowflakes inside.
  4.  Bend the picture to fit throughout the hole. Unband it with tweezers until is fully open and doesn’t move.
  5. Put the cap on.
  6. Make a ribbon bow of the size of your choice and glue it with hot glue to the cap of the onament. 
  7. Now you have your own picture ornaments.

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