Glittered Canvas

positive quote on canvas

I was searching for a simple positive quote to make gift for my sons girlfriend.   This one came up on a google search and I knew it was the one.  The perfect one for her, simple and to the point.

positive quote 2

Steps to creating this Glittered Canvas Print is similar to glittered state on canvas.

  1. Paint canvas color of your choice, I chose a light gray.

  2. Type and print out quote on Computer, choose a fun font

  3. Tape printed out quote to the carbon paper,

  4. Tape both carbon paper and printed quote to the canvas

  5. Trace the lettering, press hard enough for the lettering to show up on the canvas.

  6.  Paint lettering with color of choice

  7. Tape a border using blue painters tape

  8. Apply mod podge to the exposed border

  9. Sprinkle glitter over mod podge

  10. Let mod podge dry for at leat 30 minutes.

  11. Repeat steps 8-10, on any exposed area.

  12. When done with glitter, spray on MOD PODGE clear acryllic sealer to seal the glitter.

  13. Dry for 1-2 hours

Happy Creating:)

Grandchildren sign

grandchildren sign

I created several gifts during the month of December but this was by far the easiest and it cost me nothing.  The most rewarding part of making a handmade gift is seeing the reaction of the recipients.  This gift was given to a new grandmother.

grandchildren sign directions

Steps to creating Painted wood sign.

  1. Type and print out quote on Computer, choose a fun font

  2. Tape printed out quote to the carbon paper,

  3. Tape both carbon paper and printed quote to the wood

  4. Trace the lettering, press hard enough for the lettering to show up on the wood.

  5.  Paint lettering with color of choice, let dry

  6. Apply mod podge to seal the lettering over the entire piece of wood.

  7. Let mod podge dry for at least 30 minutes.

  8. Wrap twine around wood piece 3-4 times.

  9. Paint cloths pins with colors of your choice

  10. Clip clothes pins to twine.

  11. Attach hanging hardware to the back of the wood.

Happy Crafting:)

 

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

snickerdoodle cupcake

The sweet taste of cinnamon and sugar layered in a vanilla cupcake topped with swirled cinnamon and vanilla frosting plus a mini snickerdoodle.  These cupcakes do not need much of an introduction other than that.  These are simply delicious and beautiful cupcakes.  So I wasn’t surprised when my daughter picked these as one of her cupcakes to share with our family and friends to celebrate her 8th birthday. To make them extra yummy and beautiful, add the mini snickerdoodle cookies.  Follow the recipe just each mini cookie is  2 teaspoons of cookie dough per cookie.  Bake them for 7 minutes.

The  two flavored swirled frosting a real winner .   Here is a great Tutorial for using three piping bags to get the swirled frosting, how to swirl frosting.   The only thing I do differently, as noted in my pictures, I do not use a coupler.  It is simple once you get the hang of it so do not be intimidated.  

Swirled frostingSwirled Frosting:

  1. Basically you take three piping bags.

  2. Fill two bags with the frosting, then lay them flat and gently push down the frosting do it flattens.

  3.  Place one bag on top of each other and gently slid them into the third piping bag.

  4. Carefully guide the tips of the two filled bags to the piping tip.

  5. Firmly squeeze the piping bags until equal portions of both colors come out.

  6. Then frost cupcakes as desired.

snickerdoodle cupcake1

 

snickerdoodle cupcake recipe

recipe adapted from Sallys Baking Addiction

Happy baking:)

Glittered State with heart on canvas

state canvas

My brother and his family moved to Florida August of 2014.  It’s crazy how your heart can be broken when a loved one moves.  I miss him, his wife and their 4 kids dearly.  When they lived in Minnesota they were 3 hours away but 3 hours away is nothing compared to several states away. So I created this glittered state and poem to remind them, and myself the bond we have even though the distance is between us is greater.

glitter state directions

Steps to creating the glittered state

  1.  Print out your state from google images

  2. Using a copier, adjust the height of the image to the size you need and print on heavier card stock paper

  3. Cut out the state

  4. Poke a hole in the state where you will put the heart

  5. Apply mod podge to the state

  6. Sprinkle glitter over mod podge

  7. Let mod podge dry for at leat 30 minutes.

  8. Repeat steps 8-10, on any exposed area.

  9. When done with glitter, spray on MOD PODGE clear acrylic sealer to seal the glitter.

  10. Dry for 1-2 hours

glittered state canvas directions

Steps to creating the painted poem

  1. Paint canvas color of your choice, I choose a light gray.

  2. Type and print out quote on Computer, choose a fun font

  3. Tape printed out quote to the carbon paper,

  4. Tape both carbon paper and printed quote to the canvas

  5. Trace the lettering, press hard enough for the lettering to show up on the canvas.

  6.  Paint lettering with color of choice

  7. Hot glue the glittered state onto the canvas.

Happy Creating:)