5 Minutes Craft – Mummy TP Trick or Treat Boxes

There’s just enough time to make these spook-tacular easy and fun toilet paper rolls mini Trick or Treat boxes and fill them with yummy candies. All you need are a few TP rolls that instead of finding their way to the bin can be used to create last minute party favors. This is a great craft to do with your kids or in school. It only takes 5 minutes to create the box, wrap it with a white bandage you can get at the pharmacy and add a face. The face is the really fun part because you can create all kinds of spooky faces with as many eyes or teeth that you want! Don’t miss out! Keep up with all the crafty goodness by subscribing to the Einat Kessler creative newsletter Have fun creating! 

Art Journal Page: Be Yourself

The best advice I ever got was to Be Myself. No masks, no costumes, no fake smiles just me. If someone will love me or accepts me it should be because they like me and not who they think I am. This art journal page is all about this feeling of self acceptance. I created a colorful background with sprays and stencils as the base for this spread. Then I started to add layers of colors. Bright and happy colors that would deliver this positive message. I cut face parts from a magazine and created a face. This artificial face is of course meant to make a point, a few points actually. How we are all made of so many things and facets and we are not just one layer. How we should be ourselves and not fit into pre designed molds someone decided for us and how artificial it looks when we do fall into these patterns and definitions. …

5 Ways to Maximizw Space in your Craft Room

We all have too much supplies and not enough space for it. It doesn’t matter if you have a craft room, a corner in the house or just a closet. These tips will help you get more space for all the supplies you need to store.   1. Stack I have a thing about boxes.Most boxes have lids on the top which means you can put anything on top of them because you need to open them up right? WRONG! Stack your boxes. Put one on top of the other. In a perfect world you would put the boxes one next to the other but in real life we have to make compromises. Use coordinating boxes in size and in pattern or color so it will look nice as well as being practical. And if you need something from the bottom box just move the boxes on top, a little exercise for the hands.   2. Adjustable Shelves I bought …

HOW TO MAKE AN ALTERED HALLOWEEN SPELL BOOK – PART 2

  Inside: how to make the inside of the Halloween spell book   This is the part 2 of the Halloween spell book tutorial. Last time we created the spook-tacular altered spell book cover with a spider’s seb texture and a skull embellishment. If you missed this part you can find it here.  In this part we’ll learn how to make the inside of the spell book and turn it into a shadow box filled with apothecary style embellishments.     SUPPLIES NEEDED TO MAKE THE HALLOWEEN SPELL BOOK   EMBELLISHMENTS   To make the spell book look as real as possible you’ll need to fill it with different types of embellishments and items: Glass bottles Embellishments like small teaspoon, plastic eyes, keys etc. Plastic spiders   GEL MEDIUM   Use the gel medium to secure all the pages an keep the shadow box sections from coming apart.   DISTRESS INK   The best ink to use to add aged …

DIY Boo-tiful Halloween Frame

Everybody is so busy getting ready for Halloween, deciding what costumes to wear, what candies to buy and what decorations to have. The the big spooky day will be here and you’ll take lots of photos why not display them in a spooktacular way too? You can make this BOOtiful frame ahead of time and display photos from previous Halloweens! This frame is so easy to make you’ll not believe it: 1. Attach metal wire to the back of plastic skulls with tape. 2. Attach wire to the back of frame with tape. 3. Cover frame with skulls duct tape. 4. Attach black cord to spiders. Let dry. 5. Attach cord to the back side of the top of the frame with tape so the spiders will hang from frame. 6. Cut the letter “B” from orange cardstock. Glue to bottom left corner of the frame. Add two bottle caps as O’s. The instructions for creating the spooky bottle caps …

HOW TO MAKE AN ALTERED HALLOWEEN SPELL BOOK COVER

  Inside: how to make an altered Halloween spell book cover   I think the most fun projects I ever made were made for Halloween. I love all the creepy spooky stuff you get to add to everything and even if I don’t celebrate this holiday (like me, because I don’t in a country where this holiday is celebrated) it’s still fun. This altered Halloween spell book takes a little time to create and it will defenitely upgrade your spooky book shelf!.     SUPPLIES NEEDED TO MAKE THE HALLOWEEN SPELL BOOK   OLD BOOK   To create the Halloween spell book you’ll need to use an old book and alter it. For this project you can use any book you have – that means any language, size, page thickness etc. The only thing you must make sure is to use a hard cover book. This is a great opportunity to use a book you no longer need or read.I …

Halloween Spooky Bottle Caps

Are you ready for Halloween?I think it’s one of the most fun days of the year (even though I don’t celebrate it myself). All the spooky costumes, the decorations and the candy…well what’s not to like right? Here’s a little fun and fast project I created using bottle caps and paper to get you in the mood, if you haven’t started already… It’s a great project for kids on a cold afternoon. Here’s how you can make yours: 1. Punch 1” circles from cardstock.2. Create monster faces with combination of different size eyes. Draw different shaped mouths with black pen.3. Create hair from metal wire: Cut pieces from metal wire and glue to the back of the bottle cap with tape. Cover it with a 1” circle. Shape the metal wire to create curls, straight or crazy shapes.4. Use the bottle caps as party favors, napkin holders, decoration or embellishments for scrapbook layouts and cards. The full supply list can …

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