My friend wanted to decorate her apartment for her son’s video game themed party. Minecraft is one of his favorites, so going off the coin blocks from the Mario Party, I decided to make big Minecraft blocks. Using wrapping paper and 8x8x8 boxes, I came up with three types of blocks–grass, dirt and diamond.
You can buy Minecraft diamond wrapping paperat Amazon. There are three sheets to a pack and it’s enough to wrap eight 8x8x8 boxes if you slightly overlap the remaining scrap strips. The pattern is busy enough where you can’t tell that you’ve pieced it together.
I thought I’d dress up my son as a ram for my Lunar New Year’s card. I was going to just sew a tube and roll it into shape until I saw Gladys Paulus’ felted rams’ horns which are amazing!
Using them as inspiration, I sewed felt into tubes of various sizes and cut them into segments.
I then fit them together and curved the “horn” into the shape I wanted.
You could either attach them to a white hoodie or to a headband. I attached them to an old t-shirt covered in cotton balls and added white felt ears.
Happy Year of the Ram!
Since I’m trying to use up the stash of small drawstring bags, I thought I’d make some fun treat bags for Valentine’s Day. I just replaced the drawstring with red ribbon. You could also use fabric paint or rubber stamps to make your treat bags.
Playing off the science theme from the Petri dish cookies, I thought I’d use test tubes for classroom valentines. I originally was going to put polymer gel balls in the tubes but then thought the kids might not read the directions and end up eating them. I went with rainbow rock candy pieces instead. They kind of remind me of those souvenir pencils that had a tube of gems attached.
I used 16 X 125mm plastic test tubes and it took about a pound to fill 25 of them. I had to crush the rock candy I bought to fit in the tubes but you can order smaller pieces through Oh! Nuts.
Wendy at Notes from a Quirky Kitchen has baked some amazing thing, including bacteria and virus cookies presented in Petri dishes. I thought they would make awesome valentines. You can order Petri dishes on Amazon and BarCoding.com will generate a bar code that you can cut and paste onto your document.
Cookie cutters aren’t just for cookies. We made these for a Valentine’s Day tea party, but how fun would it be to open up your lunch and see all the hearts?
Can you imagine seeing one of these in your mailbox? Sandra at SheKnows has the step-by-step tutorial for making a cake postcard that you can actually send through the mail.