Crafts by Courtney https://www.craftsbycourtney.com How-to Crafts and DIY Parties Wed, 07 Aug 2019 00:19:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.4 Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/back-to-school-diy-keychain-with-decoarts-galaxy-glitter/ Thu, 01 Aug 2019 10:00:32 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11628 Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter
How to make an easy back to school Keychain craft with DecoArt's Galaxy Glitter Paint. This simple Cherry DIY Keychain is the perfect preteen craft to make.
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Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter

School has officially started for us here in the Sanchez house. My boys go to year round school so we start way earlier then everyone else. Since back to school time is here I decided to make a back to school project.

A DIY Keychain. Obviously this is not for my boys, but it would be a fun project to make with your preteen who may be starting school this year and letting themselves into the house.  It’s a great way to help keep track of their keys (in style) and also a cool project for them to work on!

As you all know I’m apart of the core blogger team for DecoArt.  Every month we have a fun challenge to create a project using a DecoArt product.  This month our challenge was doing a fun Back to School project.

Let’s get started!

DIY Keychain Supplies Needed:

  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz – Lipstick
  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz – Turf  Green
  • Galaxy Glitter 2 oz – Red Nebula
  • Galaxy Glitter 2 oz – Extraterrestrial Green
  • Wooden Cherries
  • Keychain
  • Drill
  • Paint Brush

Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter

Step 1 – Paint Bottom of Cherry

I picked out the perfect color for the bottom of my cherries, lipstick! I did a total of two coats, letting each coat dry 5 minutes.

Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter

Step 2 – Paint Tops of Cherries

Next, I painted the tops of my cherrie with the turf green paint color. Same as before, let each coat dry 5 minutes.

Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter

Step 3 – Add Glitter Paint

Now the fun part, adding our Galaxy Glitter Paint!!  I did this part in sections. I started off painting the bottom of the cherries first.

Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter

Then I painted the top section.

Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter

I did a total of 5 coats of glitter paint for each section.  It dries pretty fast, so I just touched it to make sure it felt dry before I added another coat.  Otherwise the glitter is not going to stick.

Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter

I’m seriously obsessed with this Galaxy Glitter! Do you know how hard it is for me not to add glitter to everything!  Here’s is a DIY Pizza Craft I made a couple months ago, this was my first project using the Galaxy Glitter.

Step 4 – Drill Hole into Cherry

I pulled out my handy dandy drill and drilled a hole into the wooden cherry.

Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter

Step 5 – Add Keychain

Now I needed to add my keychain!  I decided on a different keychain in the final photos.

Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter

Finishing Touches

Now they can keep track of their house keys in style!

Create a simple Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter

This is my first attempt at a cherry craft AND a keychain craft, so I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out!

Easy How to Back to School DIY Keychain tutorial

Easy Cherry Craft DIY Keychain

I was testing the paints around before I used them, here are some examples of the galaxy glitters.

If your loving this glitter craft as much as I am, then head over and check out this Mermaid Inspired Wreath I made last month.

As always, thanks for stopping by and checking out this simple Back to School DIY Keychain!

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How to make a DIY Farmhouse Apron https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/how-to-make-a-diy-farmhouse-apron/ https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/how-to-make-a-diy-farmhouse-apron/#respond Thu, 25 Jul 2019 00:25:58 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11616 How to make a DIY Farmhouse Apron
Today I'm sharing an easy how to tutorial on how to make a Farmhouse Apron in no time with DecoArts Fabric Paint.
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How to make a DIY Farmhouse Apron

Today I’m sharing an easy Farmhouse Apron project you can make in no time! I recently made this apron over at the DecoArt blog using their SoSoft Fabric Paints. This how to craft can be made for fun or even a girls craft night project.  It would be a great night to have all the girls together and make their own aprons, especially if a holiday is coming up.

As you all know I’m apart of the core blogger team for DecoArt.  Every month we have a fun challenge to create a project using a DecoArt product.  This month our challenge was using any of the new 2oz DecoArt SoSoft fabric paint to create this Farmhouse apron.

Let’s get started!

Farmhouse Apron Supplies Needed:

  • Americana Stencils 10×10 – Lemon
  • Value Kraft Stencils 8″x8″ – Farmhouse Kitchen
  • DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint – Lamp Black
  • DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint – Bright Yellow
  • DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint – Cadmium Yellow
  • DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint – Olive Green
  • DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint – Avocado Green
  • Apron
  • Foam Brush

How to make a DIY Farmhouse Apron

Make sure to head over to the DecoArt Blog for full details on how to make this Farmhouse Apron! Plus the DecoArt blog has many many more idea from the other core bloggers on how to use this SoSoft paint for fabric ideas.

How to make a DIY Farmhouse Apron

I am so happy with how this apron turned out and the best part, there are so many ways you can make this apron!

How to make a DIY Farmhouse Apron

What I love about this paint, that it’s soft to the touch once it’s added to the fabric and dried. It does NOT dry hard.

How to make a DIY Farmhouse Apron

As always thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest DecoArt Project.  I’ll make sure to keep you posted on any new aprons I make using the SoSoft Fabric Paints.

If your looking for another project using the SoSoft Fabric Paint then check out One Thousand Oaks DIY Beach Hut Throw Pillow.  It coastal, clever and totally my style!

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DIY GALAXY PAINTING CRAFT FOR KIDS https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/diy-galaxy-painting-craft-for-kids/ https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/diy-galaxy-painting-craft-for-kids/#respond Mon, 15 Jul 2019 03:08:33 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11432 DIY GALAXY PAINTING CRAFT FOR KIDS
Today's craft is literally out of this world, far far into the galaxy! Galaxy Painting for Kids!! What I love about this project, it's a perfect kids craft for any age.
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DIY GALAXY PAINTING CRAFT FOR KIDS

Today’s craft is literally out of this world, far far into the galaxy! Galaxy Painting for Kids!! What I love about this project, it’s a perfect kids craft for any age.

I did this project over at the Darice blog for a fun VBS or Summer Camp craft, but I think this project is perfect for anytime of the year! I had a little helper today, my 6 year old son. I wanted to show that this is a fun yet pretty simple craft to make!

So let’s get started!

Galaxy Painting Supplies Needed:

DIY GALAXY PAINTING CRAFT FOR KIDS

Step 1 – Wax Paper

Now let’s tear off some wax paper. The wax paper size needs to be bigger then your embroidery hoop.

DIY GALAXY PAINTING CRAFT FOR KIDS

Fold wax paper in half to create a line the kids can work off of.

DIY GALAXY PAINTING CRAFT FOR KIDS

Step 2 – Adding Paint

Now that they have folded the paper over and created a line down the middle, next start adding their paint. We used basic craft paint in black, purple, blues, and pink.

Tell your little explores they will need to keep their paint on the left side of the wax paper.  Make sure to tell them, they need to spread the paint out like the picture below.

DIY GALAXY PAINTING CRAFT FOR KIDS

Step 3 – Fold Your Paper

Next let’s fold the wax paper over again. Be sure to have them rub their hands all over the folded piece, so the paint will cover nicely.

DIY GALAXY PAINTING CRAFT FOR KIDS

Great job little explorer!!

Galaxy Painting Project

Step 4 – Open the Wax Paper

Once they have spread their paint out it’s time to carefully open the wax paper back up and see their design!

Galaxy Painting Project

That’s look amazing, such a simple galaxy painting project.

DIY Galaxy Painting Project

Step 5 – Add Shooting Stars

Now have them dip their paint brush in white paint, then splatter the white paint onto the wax paper. This will create little stars for your galaxy.

DIY Galaxy Painting Project

Flicking the paint brush with their fingers create a great effect as well!

DIY Galaxy Painting Project

DIY Galaxy Painting Project

Look at all these amazing galaxy’s we have created for this project!  The best part, none of them will look the same, they’ve created their own little pieces of art!

DIY Galaxy Painting Project

It takes about an hour to dry.

Step 6 – Paint Embroidery Hoop

If you want to take this a step further with the older kids and you have time, you can have them paint their embroidery hoops.  I just love the look and really think it’s a great touch.

DIY Galaxy Painting Project

Step 7 – Add  Your Galaxy Paper

Ok you’ve let your galaxy paint dry, it’s time to finish this craft up!

DIY Galaxy Painting Project

Lay the second piece of your embroidery hoop down, then…

DIY Galaxy Painting Project

Place your galaxy wax paper on top.

DIY Galaxy Painting Project

Unscrew the top of your embroidery hoop so it will fit over the second piece easily.

DIY Galaxy Painting Project

Make sure to push it down tight over the wax paper!

DIY Galaxy Painting Project for kids

Flip over and cut off the extra wax paper.

DIY Galaxy Painting Project for kids

DIY Galaxy Painting Project for kids

Step 8 – Galaxy Glitter Time

Let’s add one final touch, some sparkle!  We used some galaxy glitter paint from DecoArt for this step.

DIY Galaxy Painting Project for kids

DIY Galaxy Painting Project for kids

DIY Galaxy Painting Project for kids

Look at that face, he’s super proud of his project!  He’s created his own little galaxy!

DIY Galaxy Painting Project for kids

DIY Galaxy Project for kids

DIY Galaxy Craft for kids

DIY Galaxy Craft for kids

If you’re looking for another fun embroidery hoop craft, then check out this DIY dream catcher project I made last month!

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DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/diy-dream-catcher-craft-for-summer-camp/ Mon, 17 Jun 2019 17:28:52 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11328 DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp
Thanks for stopping by, today I’m sharing a Dream Catcher Craft I made over at the Darice blog last month!  This simple to make Dream Catcher is the perfect Summer camp craft for kids of any age. Make sure to stock up on lots of great items for this craft and lay it all over […]
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DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp

Thanks for stopping by, today I’m sharing a Dream Catcher Craft I made over at the Darice blog last month!  This simple to make Dream Catcher is the perfect Summer camp craft for kids of any age.

Make sure to stock up on lots of great items for this craft and lay it all over the tables, so the kids can get super creative.  They will have so much fun making their own Dream Catcher to take home.

Dream Catcher Supplies Needed:

  • Wooden Embroidery Hoops: 6 inch Round
  • Yarn
  • Assorted Pom-Poms
  • Pom-Pom Garland
  • Feathers
  • Needlepoint Needles
  • Pony Beads Assorted Colors

DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp

Step 1 – Pick the Size Embroidery Hoops

I think the 6″ is a perfect size for a camp project.  It will work perfect for kids of all ages.

Tip: If you separate the hoops then you’ll have two instead of one!

DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp

Step 2 – Add Your Yarn

Tie a knot on the hoop and have the kids start wrapping the yarn around. Once they’re done adding their yarn, tie into place.

DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp

You can have them add as little or as much yarn around their hoops as they like.  I’m sure the older kids will get a little more creative with their Dream Catchers!

If you have younger kids you could even leave the hoops bare if you want to save a step.

Create a DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp

Step 3 – Add The Web Pattern

This part was super easy, make sure to precut a bunch of pieces and lay on the craft table.  Have them start wrapping the yarn around the outside of the hoop in a web pattern and tie to secure it.

Tip: Have a hoop so that you can demonstrate this step to the younger kids.

Create a DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp

Step 4 – Let’s add Some Detail

Now it’s time to add the bottom of the dream catcher.  Make sure to stock up on lots of supplies like I listed above for this part! Let the kids get as creative as they want!

Create a DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp

Tie some of the yarn on the bottom of the dream catcher at different lengths. This is a perfect opportunity for the older camp helpers to assist the younger kids.

Easy DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp

When adding the pom pom balls, make sure to use a large needlepoint needle.  If you have younger kids, make sure to have helpers assist them.

Easy DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp

Here are three different styles to use as inspiration! I would recommended making a couple beforehand to show the kids.

DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp

I love the touch of the pom pom garland, it’s my favorite!

Easy DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp Easy DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp

One of my favorite things about this craft, you don’t need any paint or glue! Now that’s a perfect Summer camp craft to me! Now they can bring it home and hang above their bed or on the wall, you could even go into detail about what the Dream Catcher means while the kids are making their craft.

Looking for another easy DIY Summer camp craft?  Check out these DIY Tote Bags I made last month that the kids can personalize on their first day of camp!

If you have any Summer Camp or VBS questions or need tips, I’m your girl.  Shoot me a message and I’ll help any way I can!

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Fortnite Pegboard POP Figure Display https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/fortnite-pegboard-pop-figure-display/ https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/fortnite-pegboard-pop-figure-display/#respond Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:36:42 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11490 Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display
My boys are obsessed with Fortnite, so I was excited to create a shelf for them to display their POP figures. It's great for a game room!
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Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

Hello friends, today I’m sharing a new Pegboard craft, BUT with a fun theme…  FORTNITE!!  My boys are seriously obsessed with Fortnite. So creating a Fortnite themed pegboard for them to display their POP figures on really scores me some major mom points.

As you all know I’m apart of the core blogger team for DecoArt.  Every month we have a fun challenge to create a project using a DecoArt product.  This month our challenge was using any of the Americana Premium Acrylics for a wall art project.

I love this paint and have used it for several projects already, like this Flamingo wall art I did for Valentines last year.

So let’s get started!

Fornite Pegboard Supplies:

  • Americana Premium Acrylics – Carbon Black
  • Americana Premium Acrylics – Quinacridone Red
  • Americana Premium Acrylics – Titanium White
  • Americana Premium Acrylics – Primary Yellow
  • Pegboard
  • Washi Tape
  • Paint Brush

Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

Step 1 – Create Your Design

Since I really wanted to create a Fortnite look with this Pegboard, I did some research on their color schemes.  They use a lot of bright colors like Pinks, Purples, and blues.  I told my hubby my idea and he immediately loved it and came up with an idea in Photoshop similar to a graphic we saw on the Fortnite’s Instagram page.

Fornite Pegboard POP Figure Display

Step 2 – Draw Out your Design

For this step I used a ruler to make my lines, then went over with some “handy dandy” washi tape to keep my lines crisp.

Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

Step 3 – Add your Paint

Next, I wanted the perfect color pink that matches the Fortnite color scheme.  I mixed the Quinacridone Red and Titanium White to create a bright pink shade I needed!

Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

I did a total of two coats, letting each coat dry 10 minutes.

Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

Once the paint dried, I pulled the washi tape up to reveal my crisp lines!

Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

Step 4 – Add Second Coat of Paint

Now it’s time to paint the second half of our Pegboard white.  Don’t forget to tape the second half off as well.

Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

Step 5 – Paint the Shelves

Finally we need to paint our shelves.  What I love about this paint it goes on so smooth and dries fast.

Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

Finishing Touches

Now let’s display our Fortnite Pegboard!  This looks great hanging on the boys game room wall.

Create a Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

My boys were really excited to display some of their new POP figures.

Fortnite Pop Figure Display

Thanks for stopping by as always!  I can’t wait to share more projects I’ve made for the boys new game room.

If your looking for another pegboard project, then check out this Pegboard Organizer I made over at the Darice blog last month.

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Galaxy Glitter Mermaid Craft – Mermaid Inspired Wreath https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/galaxy-glitter-mermaid-craft-mermaid-inspired-wreath/ https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/galaxy-glitter-mermaid-craft-mermaid-inspired-wreath/#respond Tue, 04 Jun 2019 02:52:45 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11468 Galaxy Glitter Mermaid Craft - Mermaid Inspired Wreath
Time to get the Summer projects started with this mermaid craft! I created a mermaid inspired wreath perfect for any mermaid theme room or party!
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Galaxy Glitter Mermaid Craft - Mermaid Inspired Wreath

Today I’m sharing a new post I made over at the DecoArt blog, a Mermaid craft!  I’ve never done a mermaid craft before so I was really excited to make a Mermaid Inspired Wreath.

I’m at it again with another fun project using the Galaxy Glitter! I’ve created a couple of projects using this Galaxy Glitter and I’m really liking the results with this. For today’s project, I really wanted to create a Mermaid Inspired Wreath, but I didn’t want to be so literal with the mermaid embellishments so I went with some shells and classic mermaid color scheme.

As you all know I’m apart of the core blogger team for DecoArt.  Every month we have a fun challenge to create a project using a DecoArt product.  This month our challenge was using any of the Galaxy Glitter Paints for a Summer project.

Let’s get started.

Mermaid Inspired Wreath Supplies:

  • Galaxy Glitter 2 oz – Aqua Meteor
  • Galaxy Glitter 2 oz – Ultraviolet
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz – Green Lagoon
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz – Wild Orchid
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz – Peacock Teal
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz – Magenta
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz – Bright Salmon
  • Wooden twig wreath
  • Wooden laser cut shells
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot glue

Mermaid Craft

Galaxy Glitter Mermaid Craft - Mermaid Inspired Wreath

Make sure to head over and see the full tutorial on the DecoArt blog.  They have lots of other great ideas using the galaxy glitter paint.

Galaxy Glitter Mermaid Craft - Mermaid Inspired Wreath

I think this would be a fun project to make for around the pool or if you’re having a mermaid themed party for the kids this Summer! Just the glittered painted wooden shells would look great scattered around the party tables for extra tabletop decor.

Galaxy Glitter Mermaid Craft - Mermaid Inspired Wreath

Full Tutorial Here!

Create a Mermaid Inspired Wreath

Looking for another Galaxy Glitter craft? Check out this DIY Pizza Craft I made awhile back!

As always thanks for stopping by, I hope this mermaid craft inspires you to create one of your own this Summer!  I found all my wood supplies on the Darice blog.

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Space Theme VBS Robot Craft https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/space-theme-vbs-robot-craft/ Tue, 21 May 2019 03:09:16 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11290 Space Theme VBS Robot Craft
Space Theme VBS is probably one of the most popular themes, today I'm sharing an easy DIY Robot craft you can make for any Space theme VBS or Summer Camp theme.
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Space Theme VBS Robot Craft

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing a Space Theme VBS Robot Craft I made over at the Darice site last month. I have been doing a series of VBS and Summer Camp this themed crafts so make sure to stop by and check them all out!

Summer is right around the corner, and nothing get’s me as excited as getting ready for our churches VBS every year (we have already started planning).  We have done several themes over the years, but I think this year we plan on doing a Space theme!  I like to get started early with my ideas and test them out.  One of the ideas I decided on were these wooden robots, after I saw them on the Darice site. This is a great/easy project for kids of all ages to do.

Plus you only need a couple supplies, which is great for a VBS craft.  We usually get about 150 kids, so to be able to check an easy craft (yet cool) project off the list is always a great idea to me!

Let’s get started!

Robot Craft Supplies Needed:

  • Wooden Robots
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Glue
  • Goggly Eyes
  • Robot Stickers
  • Paint Trays

Easy DIY Space Theme VBS Robot Craft

Quick Tip:  Have the kids or helpers write the child’s name on the back of their robots.  This will make it easier to identify which robot belongs to who.

Easy DIY Space Theme VBS Robot Craft

Step 1 – Select Your Paint

Start off by selecting a TON of paint options for the kids.  I always just use a basic acrylic paint for any of my VBS projects.  Remember a little paint goes a long way with a project like this.

Easy DIY Space Theme VBS Robot Craft - supplies

Step 2 – Select Your Brushes

Make sure to have several different size brushes for the kids to use.  If you invest in good brushes they will last many years, if you make sure to clean them right away.  I keep a cup of water on the table for the kids to add their brushes to once they’re done so the paint does not dry on them.

If you have helpers, then they can walk around and clean the brushes after each group leaves.

Easy DIY Space Theme VBS Robot Craft - painting

Step 3 – Time to Paint

The fun part, letting the kids start painting!  With this craft, I would have the kids paint the body first, then start painting in the details.  Tell them to get as creative as they want with their robots!

Easy DIY Space Theme VBS Robot Craft

Step 4 – Goggly Eyes

As you can see I was planning on just painting in the eyes, I was not a fan of that look.  So I grabbed some goggly eyes and some glue and added them on.  A way better look, and really finishes the project off nicely.

Easy DIY Space Theme VBS Robot Craft

Easy DIY Space Theme VBS Robot Craft

Finishing Touches

I love adding all the different colors to these robots! I also found these great Space Stickers you can use with this craft.

Easy DIY Space Theme VBS Craft

Now they have a cute project they can bring home and display in their room!

Easy DIY Space Theme VBS Craft

Easy DIY Space Theme VBS Craft

If you’re looking for another fun VBS or Summer Camp craft, then check out these Summer Camp Tote Bags, I made last week!

If you ever have any VBS questions or need tips, I’m your girl.  Shoot me a message and I’ll help any way I can! This will be my fourth year doing crafts for VBS and I have a pretty good system.

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DIY Summer Camp Tote Bag https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/diy-summer-camp-tote-bag/ Tue, 07 May 2019 01:40:32 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11263 DIY Summer Camp Tote Bag
Have kids create their own tote bag the very first day of Summer Camp it's a great project for them to work on. They can bring it everyday and be able to take home any projects they make.
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DIY Summer Camp Tote Bag

Summer Camp season is right around the corner, so I wanted to get started early sharing some fun ideas you can do with your campers.  I made this DIY Summer Tote Bag over at the Darice Blog last month. I have been sharing several Summer Camp projects over there, so make sure to check them all out.

I think having the kids create their own tote bag the very first day of camp is a great idea.  They can bring it everyday and be able to take home any projects they make at camp easily or carry around their water bottles or any personal items!

This is a great way to personalize the bags towards your camp theme, like space camp, use space stickers, sports camp use sports sticker, etc. To create that extra touch you can use some of the felt stickers to add the kids names as well!

Let’s get started.

DIY Summer Camp Tote Bag Supplies:

  • Cotton Tote
  • Felt Stickers
  • Felt Alphabet Letter Stickers

Easy DIY Summer Camp Tote Bag

Step 1-Pick Out Your Tote Bags

There are a couple options but I went with the classic white, anything you put on them it will POP!

Easy DIY Summer Camp Tote Bag

Step 2 Pick Out Your Stickers

Like I said, you can go with the theme of your Summer Camp or just pick a ton of different styles and let the kids make whatever kind of tote design they want!

Easy DIY Summer Camp Tote Bag

Lay out all your supplies on a table and let’s the kids start crafting! Since the kids are using felt stickers, this is a perfect craft for any age.

Create an Easy DIY Summer Camp Tote Bag

Quick Tip:  Tell the kids to lay out their design/patten before actually adding the felt stickers to the bags.

Create an Easy DIY Summer Camp Tote Bag

The fun part! Once they have their design down, then they can start adding their stickers! YAY!

Create an Easy DIY Summer Camp Tote Bag

Step 3 – Add Name

Adding their name to the bag is a great way to help the kids keep track of their own bags.

Create an Easy DIY Summer Camp Tote Bag

See how perfect that is, you can also order smaller alphabet stickers as well for longer names (like Courtney)!

Create an Easy DIY Summer Camp Tote Bag

Create an Easy DIY Summer Camp Tote Bag

WOW these bags look great and stylish!

Create an Easy DIY Summer Camp Tote Bag

Create an Easy DIY Summer Camp Tote Bag

Create an Easy DIY Summer Camp Tote Bag

Create an Easy DIY Summer Camp Tote Bag

These bags will be a fun way to start the first day of Summer camp and really get the kids excited.  If you have older kids (tweens) then you can add an extra step and have them paint their straps a fun color.

As always thanks for stopping by!  If you’re looking for another DIY Camp Craft, then check out these Painted Wooden Instruments.

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Painted Stepping Stone for your Garden https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/painted-stepping-stone-for-your-garden/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:00:37 +0000 http://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=10688 Create a simple Painted Stepping Stone for your Garden
I love outdoor projects for the yard, they are so great and fun to do. This DIY Stepping Stone is a perfect project you can do on a budget for sure!
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Create a simple Painted Stepping Stone for your Garden

Hello friends, I’m super excited to share a new project today! Painted Stepping Stone for your garden!

This Summer I’ve really been trying to do more projects in the yard.  Last month I made a DIY Hose Stand and I love how it turned out.  So I decided to add some more projects to the yard.   This project is perfect if you have a Silhouette or Cricut, OR if your really good at freehand.  The possibilities are endless with a project like this!

Painted Stepping Stone

While I was at Wal-Mart I came across these cool round stepping stones for $2.50.  I could not pass these cool stones up, I knew I wanted to do some with them for my flower bed. I was originally inspired by PMQ for Two tile makeover she did a couple months ago.

Let’s get started!

Painted Stepping Stone for your Garden

Step 1 – Paint Paver

First let’s start off by painting our entire paver!  I decided I wanted white for my background color so my colors would really POP.

Painted Stepping Stone for your Garden

I used the Outdoor Living paint for this step.  I only needed to add two coats for this step!!

Painted Stepping Stone for your Garden

Step 2 – Cut and add Stencil

Next it’s time to cut and add our stencil!  I found both of these designs in the Silhouette library.

Painted Stepping Stone for your Garden

I started off weeding this, but I felt it was easier to add the cut to the paver, then weed it afterwards.  It really did make it so much easier.

Painted Stepping Stone for your Garden

Step 3 – Weed Vinyl

Now it’s time to weed the entire stencil.  Like I said in step 2, it’s so much easier this way.

Painted Stepping Stone for your Garden

Step 4 – Paint Stencil

NOW THE FUN PART!!  Painting (insert happy dance emoji)!!

I decided to use the Patio Paint for this part, I have so many more color options with these paints.

Painted Stepping Stone for your Garden

After the paint has dried (which is pretty fast) it’s time to peel up the vinyl.  I made a quick time lapse video for this step on my Instagram page.  Make sure to check it out and follow me on Insta if you don’t already!

Painted Stepping Stone for your Garden

Step 5 – Fix any Problem Areas

For some reason this stepping stone had some bleeding with the paint in areas.  I think because I was making the time lapse video, I was working a little faster then I usually would have and pulled my vinyl up too fast.  But it was an easy fix, I just went over the problem areas again with the Outdoor Living paint.

Plus I feel like it gives it a cool aged look.

Painted Stepping Stone for your Garden

Finishing Touches

See how cool that is!  I have pretty stepping stone to add in my flower bed.

Simple Painted Stepping Stone for your Garden

Create a simple Painted Stepping Stone for your Garden

Create a simple Painted Stepping Stone for your Garden

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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Dinosaur Decor Pennant Wall Art https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/dinosaur-decor-pennant-wall-art/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 01:20:14 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11208 Dinosaur Decor Pennant Wall Art
Today I'm sharing more Dinosaur Decor that I made for my little boys room.
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Dinosaur Decor Pennant Wall Art

Today I’m sharing more Dinosaur Decor that I made for my little boys room. I this project over at the Darice Blog last month and I’m finally getting around to post it on my blog.  I’ve made several fun dinosaur themed projects for my boys room over the past couple months, but this one was by far the easiest!

I found this great wooden Pennant Wall Hanging on the Darice blog and thought that would be perfect to create a new project with for the boys room.

If dinosaur theme is not your thing, then you can customize it any way you want by using any of the Darice wood shapes.

So let’s get started!

Dinosaur Decor Supplies Needed:

Dinosaur Decor Pennant Wall Art

Step 1 – Stain Pennant

I love using this Gel Stain by DecoArt, I get the stained look that I’m going for without all the mess.  Paint it on your piece, let dry 15 minutes and your all set! No staining your hands or having to wear gloves.  Perfect!

Dinosaur Decor Pennant Wall Art

I used a regular paint brush and only needed one coat of paint.

Dinosaur Decor Pennant Wall Art

Step 2 – Paint Dinosaur

Let’s paint our dinosaur piece. Since my boys have a dinosaur theme room I went with one of the main colors in the room.  Orange, but you can pick whatever you like.  Paint your dinosaur piece. One coat was all I used.

This is a perfect step to have the kids get involved if they want to help paint the dinosaur.

Dinosaur Decor Pennant Wall Art

Step 3 – Add your Glue

Once the paint has dried add a little glue to the back and firmly place it on your pennant wall hanging.  Let dry 20 minutes, then your ready to hang on the wall!

Dinosaur Decor Pennant Wall Art

Finishing Touches

For some extra pieces in the room, I painted some wood beads the same color scheme of the room to make a cute wood bead garland. It will make a nice accent drapping over a shelf or table lamp.

Dinosaur Decor Pennant Wall Art

I also found this “Rawr” saying.  Add a touch of paint to personalize it to the room colors and were all set!

Create a Dinosaur Decor Pennant Wall Art

Now we have three great pieces to add to my boys dinosaur themed bedroom and we made them all in no time at all!

Looking for another creative way to add some decor to your kids dinosaur themed room?? Make sure to check out my Dinosaur Terrarium I made last year for the blog!

As always thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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