Gifts in use!

Hi!!!  Here’s another throw back Thursday for you!  I love when I give my crafty creations as gifts and see them in use!  Below you’ll see a beautiful set up my stepmom had in her home!  It features one of my wine bottle crafts! Yay!!! Happy crafting!

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Repurpose Scentsy Clam Shells

As many of you already know, I’m a Scentsy Independent Consultant!  Today I wanted to share some ideas I’ve had on reusing Scentsy clam shells!  I get so many of these and I love finding ways to reuse them!!! 
What you’ll need:
-Empty clam shell
-Glue (Elmers & hot glue)
-Scrapbooking Paper
-Scissors
-Googly Eyes
-Pipe Cleaners
-Magnets
For the first project, I made a critter out of the lid portion of the clam shell. I cut a piece of scrapbook paper to the shape of the lid.  Using Elmer’s glue I secured the paper to the lid, then added the eyes and nose.  I used a marker to make the mouth.  Using a hot glue gun, I secured the pipe cleaner to the back of lid and also secured the magnet. I used corners of the scrapbooking paper to create the ears and glued them to the outer portion of the lid!   
When I initially used the magnets on the back of the lid, I used Styrofoam to lift the magnet out of the lid a little, but I later found it was easier to glue the magnet directly to the lid. 
This next project is great for my fellow Scentsy Consultants!  I cut the lid off of old clam shells and added my label with my information.  It’s a great play on a business card!  I just glued a magnet on the back.  I use it as a bag stuffer when packaging orders and my customers love it!  
This isn’t so much a project, but sharing an idea!  I love using the empty wax portion of the clam shell as a pallet for paints!  It comes in handy with all the crafting and painting I’ve been doing lately!!! 
The last idea is kinda fun!  I took a clam shell and glued a piece of scrapbook paper on the front.  I then cut eight slips of paper and tucked them into each section.  On the pieces of paper I wrote a small object, for example “penny” or “paper clip” to create a scavenger hunt.  Obviously you can write what ever you heart desires on the slips of paper, I was trying to think of little things that would fit into the little compartments!  
I hope you enjoyed today’s post!  I’d love to hear any other suggestions on how to reuse the clam shells!!! Happy Crafting Y’all!!!

Pixie Dust Magical Bottles

Here’s the first craft feature from my adventures with my guest crafter!

What you’ll need:
-Voss Water Bottle (we used glass)
-Water
-Glitter
-Glitter Glue
-Glycerin
-Brillo Pad
-Super Glue

First! Drink your water!  Once the water bottle is empty, use the brillo pad and warm water to remove the logo and product information for the bottle- I was surprised at how easy this came off, just take a few minutes!

Onto the bottle contents, we poured glitter, glitter glue, and a few drops of glycerin into the bottle and then added warm water.  For the glitter glue, we just used the Crayola Glitter Glue tubes and we used two per bottle.  At first the glitter seemed a little clumpy, but once you shake the bottle and allow the water to dissolve everything, the clumps went away. Use super glue on the inside of the cap to ensure that the top doesn’t unscrew!

Loved making these bottles!!!  It’s incredibly soothing to watch as the glitter settles, think I’ll keep this one on my desk at work! Happy crafting, y’all!

Desk Organizer

Since my “crafty idea” from earlier today was soooo easy, here’s another fun creation for today!!!

I love finding ways to get organized!  This creation was something I thought up on my own.  I had a clementine crate that was too cute to throw away, so I decided to reuse it!

What you’ll need:
-Clementine Crate
-Toilet Paper Rolls
-Ribbon
-Paint
-Stencil
-Burlap Flower
-Cardboard
-Glue (I used Gorilla Glue)

I painted the crate white and once it was dry, I used a stencil to make the polka dots.  While the Polka dots were drying, I painted the toilet paper rolls white.  I used the toilet paper roll to trace a circle onto cardboard to create a bottom to the soon to be pen holder.  After cutting out the cardboard circle, I glued it to the bottom of toilet paper holder. I placed the burlap flower on the center of the crate and then added ribbon to each of the toilet paper rolls.  I used the toilet paper rolls for pencils, pens, paint brushes, push pins, and paper clips.

I use the organizer to store stationary, as well as the toilet paper rolls I filled.  I love this organizer!  It’s helped keep my desk drawers clean and organized.  Hope y’all enjoyed… Till next time!