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Princess boxes

I love, love, love  paper mache!  Paint, decoupage, glitter....so many possibilities. 
These were made for my adorable little cousin Ananiah.  Her birthday was a Disney Princess theme and I use the boxes as the centerpiece. (only one pic from the party - idk what happened to that memory card...)


Materials: 2 paper mache round boxes (medium and large)Disney Princess scrapbook paperDisney Princess stickersPrincess ribbonPaint (purple, pink and yellow) "Princess" wood word (Michael's)diamond accent initial letter (Michael's dollar bin)Additional views:
Directions: prepare paper mache with sealer and let dry (not necessary but recommended)paint boxes inside and out (if covering with paper you can paint just the part that will be seen to save time and paint)adhere scrapbook paper to boxes and ribbons to rim of tops (permanent tape runner was used and worked very well , liquid adhesive will sometimes warp paper)use strong glue to adhere wood Princess word with diamond accent an…

Magnetic black dry erase board

I'd never seen a black dry erase board before (well I never really go to the school/office supply aisle except to buy pens, pencils, or paper) and when I saw that you use neon dry-erase markers to write on it I thought "how cute!?!" and I knew I wanted to spice it up for my cousin who's in high school.  The magnets that were in the store were cute but a little more than I wanted to spend so here comes the crafty part: How do I make my own super cute magnets at a low price? EASY! I had this collage of girly words on hand that I bought at Hobby Lobby when scrapbook paper was on sale 4/$1.00. 
For the name plaque I took black chipboard and applied 1 coat of FolkArt ® Metallics - Sequin Blackpaint to make it shine, cut zebra paper 1 inch smaller and glued.  Stenciled name, painted with Apple Barrel ® Gloss™ - Glow-In-The-Dark Pink paint and covered with pink glitter. And just for a little more pizazz I glittered a few zebra stripes.  DIY magnets= cute personal messages! Yes…

Lily tutu

I wanted this to have a garden fairy/nymph look to it. The tutu is filled with purple water lilies and there's a realistic Calla lily by her name. The ban of the tutu has sewn leaves and underneath is green and glitter green tulle to give it that fairy feel.

Minnie Mouse banner (revised!)

Ok so I made a Minnie Mouse banner for a friends daughter, but I got an idea to make it better (I am always finding ways to make something better or at least my own). Here's the revised finished version:



And here is the original:
Much better huh? Glad I visioned another way before I adhered the letters! Additional views:
The project cost about $5.00 to make.   Materails:  2pk 12x12 black glitter paper from Target (scrapbook aisle)- $0.99Pink polka dot ribbon from Michael's Craft Stores - $2.00 (on sale)Chipboard circles (packaged as a chipboard book with 5 circles on a key ring) from Michael's Craft Stores - $1.00 eapink, black, and white paint (on hand)sealer (on hand)gloss varnish (on hand)Aleene's clear gel tacky glue (on hand)