Wednesday, October 17, 2018

How to make a Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Halloween Costume


Current political news often makes for the best Halloween costumes. Due to the scandal surrounding Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh is sure to be a hit costume this Halloween season. To dress up as the now Supreme Court Associate Justice, throw on a black robe and be sure to carry the infamous wire-bound calendar.


Supplies needed:

- black sport jacket
- wire bound calendar

- white dress shirt
- black justice robe
- navy blue necktie


Go as a couple by dressing up as Christine Blasey Ford. Visit How to make a Christine Blasey Ford Halloween costumeFor other political costumes, visit Presidential candidates make great Halloween costumes.




Thursday, October 4, 2018

How to make a Christine Blasey Ford Halloween Costume



Current political news often makes for the best Halloween costumes. Due to the scandal surrounding Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, women (and men) will dress up as the accuser / victim, Christine Blasey Ford. Create your own homemade Christine Blasey Ford Halloween costume by following these simple steps:

Supplies needed: (check your own closet, first!)


Go as a couple by dressing up as Brett Kavanaugh. Visit How to make a Brett Kavanaugh Halloween costumeFor other political costumes, visit Presidential candidates make great Halloween costumes






Monday, October 1, 2018

How to Make a Wooden Bird Feeder Stand DIY

How to make a Wooden Bird Feeder Post
Create a wooden bird feeder stand in just a couple of hours. The supplies needed to complete this project include:
How to make a bird feeder stand out of wood
supplies for wooden bird feeder post

Tools:
Supplies:
Optional:
Wooden bird house



Step 1:
Dig hole 36" Deep
DIY wooden bird feeder post / stand


Step 2: Use level to set the post evenly in the concrete

DIY Birdhouse wooden post - use level to make it evenDIY Wooden Bird Feeder set in concrete


Step 3:
use stakes to hold the post in place until the concrete sets
Wooden Bird House Stand / Post

Step 4:
Use the Gorilla construction glue to place the pyramid post topper on the top of post. Alternatively, you can place a bird house on top of the post.

Step 5:
Using the drill, screw the brackets in place with the screws

Step 6:
Add up to 4 bird feeders and / or a wooden birdhouse as shown.





Friday, January 6, 2017

How to decorate Princess Elsa Easter eggs

Popular Easter egg designs will include those characters from Disney’s hit animated movie, Frozen: Princess Anna, her sister Princess Elsa, Kristoff the outdoorsman, Olaf, Sven the reindeer and Hans the handsome royal. Instead of purchasing the typical and costly Disney Easter egg coloring kit, be unique and decorate your own.

How to decorate Princess Elsa Easter eggsTo make Queen Elsa Easter eggs, supplies needed include:

- Hard boiled eggs
- acrylic paints or markers in blue, brown, black, red and pink colors
Hot glue sticks and hot glue gun
- Black sharpie markers (fine and medium point)

To begin, boil the eggs and let them cool.

To make Elsa’s facial features:

1. Start with Elsa’s hair as this is a large part of the egg. Cover one side with brown paint or marker for the back of her head. Then, draw several slanted lines down the front of the egg forming Elsa’s bangs. To create Elsa’s “braid”, make criss cross X-shaped patterns in the lower brown portion of the egg.

2. Draw two circles somewhat close together near the top portion of the egg. Add a couple semi-circle lines to the sides of the circles to form eyelashes

3. Using red marker or paint, draw a smile for Elsa’s mouth

4. For Elsa’s rosey cheeks, use pink marker or paint to form two smaller circles.

Once Princess Elsa’s hair and facial features are complete, prop Elsa up in a cardboard egg holder or use the caps off of 12-16 oz water bottles as a base.


To decorate Disney Frozen's Olaf the Snowman Easter Eggs, visit How to make Olaf the Snowman Easter eggs.

Friday, November 4, 2016

How to Make Olaf the Snowman Easter eggs

Popular Easter egg designs will include those characters from Disney’s hit animated movie, Frozen: Princess Anna, her sister Princess Elsa, Kristoff the outdoorsman, Olaf, Sven the reindeer and Hans the handsome royal. Instead of purchasing the typical and costly Disney Easter egg coloring kit, be unique and build your own snowman … Olaf!

To make Olaf the Snowman Easter eggs, supplies needed include:

- Hard boiled 
eggs
- baby carrots
Hot glue sticks and hot glue gun
- Black sharpie markers (
fine and medium point)
- scissors
- pencil
- scotch tape
paring knife
black pipe cleaners
Olaf template

To begin, boil the eggs and let them cool. Gather several baby carrots, clean them and then cut one end off at a slanted angle. If desired, thin the baby carrot into a pointed nose shape using a paring knife so that it fits Olaf’s face.

To make Olaf’s facial features:
1. Download the Olaf face template available here.
2. Print the template (use zoom in feature for a smaller version) to fit the egg.
3. Cut out the pieces of Olaf’s face (eyebrows, eyes, mouth) and tape the pieces onto the egg.
4. Trace each piece using a pencil and then remove the taped pieces.
5. Color in the design using black Sharpie markers.
6. Using hot glue or craft glue, glue the slanted end of the carrot onto egg
7. Erase excess pencil marks using an eraser

Finally, cut a black pipe cleaner into 3 pieces and then glue the pieces to the top of the egg.

If preferred, one can make a 3D stuffed Olaf carrot nose instead of using carrots. Visit Howto Make an Olaf the Snowman Halloween Costume for detailed information.

How to Make an Olaf the Snowman Valentine’s Day Box

Popular Valentine’s Day gifts and exchange cards will include those characters from Disney’s hit animated movie, Frozen: Princess Anna, her sister Princess Elsa, Kristoff the outdoorsman, Olaf, Sven the reindeer and Hans the handsome royal. Instead of purchasing the typical and costly Disney Valentine card holder, be unique and build your own snowman … Olaf!

To make an Olaf the Snowman Valentine card box holder for boys and girls, supplies
How to Make an Olaf the Snowman Valentine’s Day Box
needed include:

- White wrapping paper
White tissue paper (optional)
Foam sheets: orange, black, brown, white
Olaf template
- Empty cereal box
- Scissors
Hot Glue sticks and glue gun

To begin, cut a hole in the top of the box. Then, wrap the box in white paper, cutting around the opening just made in the box. If desired, cut small squares of tissue paper, scrunch up and then hot glue the squares to the box. These scrunched up squares of tissue paper will give Olaf a 3D, soft and fluffy look. Using this 
template, cut the black, white, black circles out of foam. Layered, these pieces will form the eyes. Cut the circular nose out of orange foam, mouth out of black foam. Arrange the cut foam pieces on the front of the box as pictured. Glue the foam pieces into place using hot glue.


Be sure to add the child’s name / photo to the top of the box so children will know who’s creative Valentine Box it is. To complete the theme, purchase 
Disney Frozen Valentine exchange cards at Amazon.comPrime members receive free 2-day shipping on millions of items!

How to Make a Princess Elsa Valentine’s Day Box

Popular Valentine’s Day cards for this year will include those characters from Disney’s hit animated movie, Frozen: Princess Elsa, her sister Princess Anna, Kristoff the outdoorsman, Olaf, Sven the reindeer and Hans the handsome royal. Instead of purchasing the typical and costly Disney Valentine holder, be unique and build your own!
How to Make a Princess Elsa Valentine’s Day Box

Queen Elsa of Arendelle, also known as The Snow Queen, is the older sister of Princess Anna and was next in line for Arendelle's throne until her powers over ice and snow led her to become the famous Snow Queen. To make the fairy princess holder for special deliveries of Valentine's Day cards from cupid and other pen pals, supplies needed include:

- Cereal Box
- 
2” Letter stickers
- 
Sparkle snowflake stickers
- Artificial flowers or 
other bling for braid
- Small rubber bands
- 
Hot glue sticks and hot glue gun
- Scissors
- Ribbon
- 
Off white colored yarn
- Blue construction paper or cardstock
- 
Elsa face template

To begin, cut an opening in the top of the cereal box. Then, cover the box in colored paper of your choice (cardstock is heavier and will hold up better, but construction paper will do).
Print the Elsa face template using a color printer. Cut around Elsa (including the hair) and glue the image to the front right side of the box, leaving room on the left front side for the child’s name.

To make Queen Elsa’s hair:
Use a wide object to wrap the yarn around. For example, use a kitchen chair and wrap the yarn around until pleased with the thickness of the ponytail. Slide the yarn off of the object and cut in ½, making 2 long groups of yarn. Set one group of strands aside (this will be used for the bangs). Using the other group of long yarn strands, tie one end with a rubber brand. Braid the ponytail and secure the end with the other rubber band. Decorate the braided ponytail with bling, ribbon, artificial flowers or something more lovely for Valentine’s Day, like hearts or diamonds!

Using the other group of yarn strands, cut into strips of various length. Lay the yarn strips over Elsa’s head to form bangs. Once satisfied with the look, hot glue the strands in place.

Finish the Frozen Valentine’s Holder by decorating the left front side and back side of the box with sparkle and letter stickers. Be sure to include the child’s name on the box so others know whose crafty creation it is. To complete the theme, purchase Disney Frozen Valentine exchange cards at Amazon.com. Prime members receive free 2-day shipping on millions of items!