Saturday, May 20, 2023

 I have had a lot of requests for a tutorial on my "Alice in Wonderland" theater so her goes:

  I started with an old jewelry box that I got at the thrift store and removed the drawers.

I cut two slots in the top so that I could use the puppet wands. and painted the top.

 I used scrapbooking papers to cover the rest of the box. 

I then added the facade and some astro turf made for trains on the top. 
You can follow my "Basic Theater Instructions" on my blog to prepare the facade and puppets.
I prepared the facade twice and cut out the frogs and the frame at the top and glued it to the facade so it would add de mention and the frogs would stand out.


Then I used a floral spray from Hobby Lobby to make a tree for the Cheshire cat to sit in. I removed the floral tape at the bottom and separated the wires, twisted them to resemble tree roots and re wrapped them with floral tape.

Then I added a little picket fence around the top....also from Hobby Lobby. 
Then a little bit of bling, glitter, flowers with little clay faces, ect and I was done.
Before the bling
Example of the wire wands and stands used for the puppets.

Sunday, March 6, 2022

 St. Patrick's Day Fun! 

Scavenger hunt game! I will start the boys off with a clue, when they find the next clue, I will leave a chocolate coin for each boy. at the end they will find my little leprechaun with a pot of gold chocolate coins! If you would like to play this with your kids, the little leprechaun is available at my little etsy store!


 I have finished a little assemblage for St. Patrick's Day!

Just a little something to put on my mantle but it could also be made into a pop up card. Available at my little etsy store


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Free Halloween Collage Sheet Fright Night

I just retired this cute little Halloween collage sheet from my little etsy store and am offing it to you for free! Great for making Halloween decorations, party favors and party games.

 Feel free to pin the thumb above but please do not pin the actual download. I would like everyone to stop by here to download it so they don't miss all my other fun free downloads

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Halloween Witch's Shoe Party Favor Printable's and Patterns

I thought I would repost my witch's shoe to remind you about all the free printable party favors, invitations and toys that are available on my blog. The however I have had to butcher my blog because of so many stealing my graphics and selling them or posting them as theirs on their blogs. So  if you see any of my graphics on there blogs or in their stores please let them know they are thiefs. I will soon have the pattern and instructions for this in my little etsy store.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Printable Scrapbook Paper Pink Roses On Teal

I recently made some beautiful roses scrapbook paper to put in some frames I am selling in my etsy store.

I thought all of you crafty people when I made these for hubbies etsy store. I was thinking you might be able to do something fun with them. I had both  8 1/2"  x 11" and the 12" x 12" but due to so many out there stealing and selling my graphics I had to pull them as with many of my free graphics. However they are still available at my little stsy store for a minimal price.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Free Easter Toy Printable

Its been a long time since I last posted. As some of you already know, I lost my youngest son on Dec 15th a few years back. His birthday is Feb 12th and some years I have a harder time dealing with it than others. This year was one of those years that I just needed to spend time with family with no distractions. My two little grand babies help a lot :)) Anyway I am sorry but I am back and I have a fun free Easter toy for you today!

Feel free to pin the thumb above but please do not pin the actual download. I would like everyone to stop by here to download it so they don't miss all my other fun free downloads

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Free Printable 2015 and 2016
Victorian Desk Calendar

I thought it was time to make something fun for me!... and I know it is a little late for a calendar so I made one for next year too. Make one for yourself now and save the 2016 calendar to make for Christmas gifts. Trust me it is coming faster than you think :)) I printed mine on a legal size paper but you can cut it up and print it in three sections too. Follow the directions in my basic theater instructions to mount it on lightweight cardboard... like cereal box thickness. The link is in my quick links on the right hand side bar.

Feel free to pin the thumb above but please do not pin the actual download. I would like everyone to stop by here to download it so they don't miss all my other fun free downloads

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Elf Yourself Puppets
Free Templates Patterns and Printable

One more post before Christmas. I did not plan this one but I wanted to do some "Elf Yourselves" with my grand kids. I looked for some free patterns but I did not find any really good ones, so I decided to make my own. I had so much fun making memories with my grandbabies! The three year old did need a little more help but he still had a blast! It is almost Christmas so tell your friends so they don't miss out of this fun activity with there little ones.

Aren't they cute!
I did not want to just print them to save on ink, these have so much color! I think the card stock looks better anyway. However we did print the hands, ears and faces. 
There are three full sheets to this set. The finished elf is about 20 inches tall. One sheet is the printable hands and ears and they should be printed on card stock. Then you will need to take a picture of your child and that should be printed on card stock as well. 
Then there are two sheets of patterns. Just print these on standard copy paper and use repositional glue to adhere them to colored card stock. Cut them out and peel off the patterns. To do the stockings, I just cut strips of red with my paper cutter, glued them across both legs and then trimmed the stripes off to the edge of the legs. We then added glitter glue to jazz them up! 

Feel free to pin the picture of the boys above but Get the pattern at my little etsy store! 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

DIY Book Page Poinsettias Pattern And Tutorial

I have been making some Christmas crafts myself too! along with being busy making some new ornaments, I needed something for the top of the tree. I decided I wanted to make some book page poinsettias to match the new book page honeycomb ornaments but every pattern that I found had perfect little petals and natural poinsettias just don't look like I just made one.

Even though a natural poinsettia doesn't have book page print on them I still wanted them to have a natural shape :))

Once it was completed I sprayed it with alcohol ink to give it an aged look. I liked it so well that I am doing some not just for the top but for the whole tree. I also tried one in red but I think I like the first one the best. I still have to get some beads to go in the centers. I will put them on a wire so they can just be stuck in the center. That way they can be removed so that they can be folded flat for storage. They are fast and easy and will keep from year to year... so go ahead and make a bunch! 

Pattern and Instructions are available in my little etsy store

Friday, August 8, 2014

Fun In The Sun Free Printable

I was MIA last month... I was off trying out that new camp trailer... what can I say :))
Hope you enjoy this little Fun In The Sun printable!

Feel free to pin the thumb above but please do not pin the actual download. I would like everyone to stop by here to download it so they don't miss all my other fun free downloads.