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I always find the most amazing vintage graphics on The Graphics Fairy website which is why I knew I had to make a calendar out of one of her delightfully vintage frame finds. The size and style really lent itself to becoming a sweet yet totally versatile calendar which you can use as a simple desktop calendar or for something larger like the collage art calendar I did on the December 28th Craft-Tastic LIVE!
You can find the downloads here:
Hope these help you have a fun and fruitful new year!
You won’t want to go without this cute little hat for your New Years eve celebrations! The decorative possibilities are endless and the template is free so what’s holding you back?
Mini Top Hat Accessory
• Stiff felt sheet, foam or colored flexible cardboard
• Embellishments such as feathers and rhinestones
• Hair clips or headband
• Mini top hat template found at http://andreacurriecrafts.com/templates
• Hot glue gun or fabric glue
• Craft knife
1) Print and cut out the template from http://andreacurriecrafts.com/templates
2) Trace onto stiff felt sheet and cut out. Mark the glue lines at one end of the long piece.
3) Bend the long piece into cylinder shape and glue together where the glue lines are marked.
4) Give the top circle tab a strip of glue then bend the tab into the cylinder. It should be flush or almost flush with the cylinder.
5) Cut slits into the bottom brim circle to match the lines made in the template.
6) Fold slits up until it kind of looks like a crown.
7) Quickly put dime sized amount of glue on the outside of each triangle and then put cylinder over the top. Flip over to press each triangle to the inside of the cylinder.
8. Pipe in small amounts of glue to the top part of the hat if you have holes.
9) Decorate with ribbon, rhinestones and feathers!
10) You can attach the hat to a headband or set of hairclips with hot glue OR criss-cross and glue ribbon across the bottom allowing the headband and clips to slip over it.
11) Wear to a party and let people ohh and ahh over your crafty genius!
Can you tell I have a thing for candy corn this year? Something about the color, the smell and ohh the taste! These little triangles of goodness were the inspiration and fuel behind many of my projects this Halloween including the Trick Or Treat Candy Corn Banner my personal favorite! It’s so sweet that I’ve almost licked it a few times
Check out my video on how easy the Trick Or Treat Candy Corn Banner is to create on your own!
You can purchase this simply sweet template for only 2 dollars with your credit card or paypal account and print out as many times as you’d like. The PDF will be sent to the email used to purchase.
In celebration of my favorite holiday I created this 8.5 x 11 candy corn pattern just for you! As you can see I used it with some Mod Podge to jazz up a frame but you can use it for whatever you’d like! Have fun and post photos on the Fanpage please!
Want to use the same Mod Podge I used? Here’s a link to it on Amazon.
Don’t forget that Craft-Tastic LIVE is every Tuesday night 7 pacific 9 central 10 eastern. Follow the Craft-Tastic schedule on Facebook here! and watch more fun demos on the Andrea Currie crafts Youtube channel here.
Don’t get me wrong I love love love to carve pumpkins. In fact it’s not really Halloween unless I’ve carved 3 or 4 ghoulish faces onto freshly farmed picked pumpkins. Nothing beats the smell of pumpkin innards and the glow of vibrant orange on Halloween but my pumpkin addiction goes far beyond what nature can provide which is why I made these easy to create paper pumpkins that can be used to decorate your home and table throughout the fall holidays.
The technique is very easy and can be modified to fit your style and decor. If you have kids this would also be a fun assisted craft project. Just watch the video for the basics and have a great time!
- 9 sheets of printer paper
- Glue stick
- Pin hole punch OR regular hole punch
- Stamp’n Up scallop punch
- Spooky stamps
- Stamp pads (black, green and orange)
- Fishing wire or beading string
Fun Alternative Materials
- Foam sheets
Hope you have fun with this project and don’t forget that Craft-Tastic LIVE is every Tuesday night 7 pacific 9 central 10 eastern. Follow the Craft-Tastic schedule on Facebook here! and watch more fun demos on the Andrea Currie crafts Youtube channel here.
Back in April in a delirious fog I mentioned to the entire Craft-Tastic LIVE audience that I didn’t have any buttons. The gasp and the laughter that followed was so loud that I’d be surprised if it didn’t wake the dead!
I didn’t think it was a big deal that I lacked buttons but apparently everyone else did think is was a big deal because in the weeks following I received a mountain of buttons from talented independent crafters and button companies such as Blumenthal Landsing. I even found a great group of button collectors called the National Button Society which sent me their very neat buttons guides. Suffice to say I am now well stocked and totally obsessed with buttons.
It became clear to me that my thank you to all of the very giving buttoneers would need to be more than a whole Craft-Tastic LIVE dedicated to buttons. So I set my brain to design mode and created a really delicate and neat design that would display buttons in a very artistic yet antique way. I call it a button tree but you can call it whatever you’d like
The template can be downloaded here. Please use this ONLY for personal use and link back to the blog if you feel like giving out some link love!
On the Button episode of Craft-Tastic LIVE I also taught the audience how to make pet silhouettes out of buttons. It’s a really easy and rewarding project. The one below is in honor of my late but great goldfish Pedro.
I love crafting and I love Valentine’s Day decorating. I also love spreading some free downloadable templates!
If you missed the Valentine’s Day Garland show give it a gander here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/4248098
And don’t laugh at the fact that I can’t rock the hat I made at the Crafty Chica’s booth! Follow along with the downloads here: http://andreacurrie.com/downloads.htm
OR make your own! It’s super easy and you can’t beat the price