Monday, December 30, 2013

Upcoming Classes: Beading 101 & 201.

As we enter a new year I always find myself thinking of the things I want to accomplish, the things I would love to learn, and the crafts I want to complete....

If you have any of the same thoughts I would love to suggest that you take a peek at our Class Calendar for the month of January. We have some great new classes coming up - including Card Making classes, Copic Marker Classes, Knitting, Crocheting, Quilting, and two courses (101 and 201) of Beading Classes as well!

The two projects that we will be creating at our Beading classes are posted below  - where you can also find project instructions - if you are new to beading (or just want some expert tips) and would like to join us for the class our instructor Laura will walk you through all of the steps and instructions to create the projects.

If you are able to join us please call or stop in to reserve your spot.

Illusion Float Necklace & Earrings Set

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

25 Days of Christmas: Day 25

Day 25: Jingle All The Way Tube

And finally today, a quick and easy project that we offered as a Make & Take earlier this year - but a fun Christmas project and sentiment none the less!

I hope you all have enjoyed seeing our 25 Days of Christmas projects as much as I've had sharing them with you! And I hope you were able to find some time to create some of them too.

Have a wonderful holiday from all of us here at Crafts Direct!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

25 Days of Christmas: Day 24

Day 24: Wood Trays

Down to the last few days before Christmas...and if you are still looking for some fun projects to make this year I have a couple more to share yet today and tomorrow!

Today I wanted to share a couple of new projects we have created using the wood tray we have available here at Crafts Direct. And even though we are sharing these two before Christmas - they are certainly designs that can be used all winter!

You can find project supply lists and project instructions by clicking on the project names below.

Let it Snow Wood Tray

Polka Dot Burlap Wood Tray

Monday, December 23, 2013

25 Days of Christmas: Day 23

Day 23: Coaster Sets

Coaster sets are always a fun gift to get...but remember the projects you can create with our coaster sets don't have to be limited to just coasters (or just square coasters at that). Today I have a couple of fun project ideas using our wood and white finished coasters. You can find supply lists and project instructions for each of the projects by clicking on the project names below.

Jingle Bells Wall Hanging

Reindeer Coaster Set

Sunday, December 22, 2013

25 Days of Christmas: Day 22

Day 22: 5x5 Tiles

These 5x5 Tiles are great pieces for making little decorations for Christmas! They are perfect door hangers and display pieces for photos, vinyl sayings, or just creating a decorative piece using some pattern paper and embellishments you like. They are very inexpensive, come unfinished (perfect for decorating any way you want), and are only 5x5" so they don't need a lot of supplies or time to finish.

Believe 5x5 Tile

Elves are Watching 5x5 Tiles

Merry Christmas 5x5 Tile

Snowed In 5x5 Tile

Winter Time Fun 5x5 Tile

Let It Snow 5x5 Tile

Saturday, December 21, 2013

25 Days of Christmas: Day 21

Day 21: Glass Tiles

Today I want to share a project idea that I'm sure anyone would love to receive as a gift - and would be a fun way to get crafty this weekend or as you celebrate with family and friends for Christmas.

Creating little 'canvases' of art using glass tiles is really easy - and can be used in a number of ways. We added metal bails to each of these tiles (to be used as pendants) but you could also add magnets to the backs of them and use them on your bulletin board, refrigerator or at the office.

To create these pieces we simply created the designs to fit the size of the tile -using pattern paper, stickers, and small embellishments - and then added them to the glass tiles using Glossy Accents. The possibilities really are endless with what you can create with these pieces!

Friday, December 20, 2013

25 Days of Christmas: Day 20

Day 20: Float Frames

Here at Crafts Direct we have two styles of Float Frames - a square and a rectangle version. Both styles come with a black finished frame (no painting required) and pre-drilled holes and a ribbon for hanging. They are great pieces for adding vinyl and some pattern paper to create a unique decor piece, although you can certainly add photos, paint, distress, embellishment any creative way you would like.

For these two samples we added vinyl to the front of each of the Float Frames, and then embellished with pattern paper, coordinating ribbon, and stickers. We even added some "snow" between the glass and the pattern paper on the first project!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

25 Days of Christmas: Day 19

Day 19: Canvases

Canvases are always a favorite medium here when creating new project ideas - and today I have two very fun project ideas to share with you using canvas. For both of the canvases we added vinyl images and words - and then added stars and even some lights as embellishments.

You can find project supplies and instructions for each of the canvases by clicking on the project names below.

Adore Him Canvas

Holy Night Canvas

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

25 Days of Christmas: Day 18

Day 18: Wood Trays

Today I have three project ideas to share with you using our Square Wood Trays. They are great pieces to create a "shadow box" type display - and are perfect to fill with decor pieces, ornaments, and photos. You can find supply lists and project instructions for each of the projects by clicking on the project names below.

Noel Wood Tray

Silver Frame Wood Tray

Snow Wood Tray

Win It Wednesday: Sixlets Candy & Candy Jar.

It's time for another WIN IT WEDNESDAY!!

This week's WIN IT WEDNESDAY is a Christmas Themed Candy Canister and a 14oz. Bag of Holiday colored Sixlets to fill it up! Use in your own home or office- or gift it to someone who would appreciate a Christmas Treat.

Remember - to be entered to win - go to our Facebook Page and LIKE, COMMENT and SHARE the Win It Wednesday post to get yourself in the running to WIN!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

25 Days of Christmas: Day 17

Day 17: Photo Trays

Our SPC Photo Trays are a great way to display and share photos in your home - and would also make a great gift too! Today I have four new project ideas using the Photo Trays to share with you - three of the projects are Christmas/Winter themed (perfect for all the photos you are taking now) - and we also have a Calendar themed project idea that would be great to work on now and display for 2014! You can find project supplies and instructions by clicking on the project names below.

Winter Photo Tray

Hello Santa Photo Tray

Let It Snow Photo Tray


Monday, December 16, 2013

25 Days of Christmas: Day 16

Day 16: 12x12 Shadow Boxes

At the start of our countdown I shared some project ideas using our 8x8 Shadow Boxes - but if you want or need a little more space for what you are creating or want something with a little more of an impact - why not create a 12x12 Shadow Box? Of course we've shared lots of ideas on using our 12x12 Shadow Boxes in the past - but here are a few new project ideas we have come up with this year.

Believe in the Magic 12x12 Shadow Box

Let it Snow 12x12 Shadow Box

Merry Christmas 12x12 Shadow Box

Winter Wishes 12x12 Shadow Box

Sunday, December 15, 2013

25 Days of Christmas: Day 15

Day 15: Favorite Things Paint Can

Good morning and Happy Sunday everyone!

Today I have a single, simple project to share with you. This project could be used a few different ways - you could fill it up with a few of your favorite things and give it as a gift - or you could fill it up with what you know are the recipients favorite things and gift it that way too. I'm sure any friend, teacher, neighbor, co-worker.... would love to get this as a gift!

Favorite Things Paint Can

Saturday, December 14, 2013

25 Days of Christmas: Day 14

Day 14: Wood Painting Panels

Today I have a few projects to share using our wood painting panels. The panels themselves come in a variety of sizes - making them very versatile when it comes to creating projects with them! You can find supplies and instructions for each of these new projects we have created by clicking on the project name below.

JOY Painting Panel

Rudolph Painting Panel

Warm Wishes Painting Panel

Friday, December 13, 2013

25 Days of Christmas: Day 13

Day13 : Hanging Plaques

Today I have two projects to share with you using our Hanging Wood Plaques from SPC. These pieces come unfinished, are a perfect size for adding a vinyl saying, and are a great piece to use if you have some photos you would like to display!

We have used this piece for a number of samples (you can find all of the projects using this piece on our website HERE) - and you can find supplies and instructions for the new projects by clicking on the project names below.

Family Hanging Plaque

Merry Christmas Hanging Plaque