Big Changes are Coming!

Hello all!!

Just a quick note to let you know that big changes are coming in 2019 for Crafty Bombshell Designs!

I will be updating my blog, Etsy store & more!!

So please stay tuned and remember,

Stay #fashionablycrafty !

❤️

The Crafty Bombshell

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3’ x 3’ Local Farm Sign

Hi everyone! I realize it’s been a while since I’ve posted and my Facebook and Instagram have been pretty much devoted to my wood farmhouse signs. I wanted to post an update here because if any of you come to this blog, it has a lot to do with diy projects and not much else.

I started making Farmhouse Signs back in February when an old classmate of mine reached out to me. She was opening up a home decor and design store in her hometown, Roxbury CT called The Little White Cabin. She wanted to see if I could make her farmhouse signs and modern farmhouse decor items. I was intrigued and said yes!

New Year, New Projects!

Hey all! It’s been quite some time since my last post but believe me that doesn’t mean I haven’t been my usual craft self! I’ve been finding it harder and harder to find the time to write down these posts. I take the photos, have all the right intentions, but where do I find the time? From taking care of my little man to keeping house and working full time, it’s almost impossible.

My New Years resolution: Make The Time!

I always find it funny when you are looking on Pinterest, and one minute you are looking at “gym bag essentials” and you wind up watching tutorials on “how to diy dye yarn”. How did I get here? Not that I mind, because it got me interested in hand dyeing my own yarn.

Whenever I go into this fancy yarn stores, I am enthralled by all the skeins of brightly colored hand-dyed yarn. But as soon as my eyes read the price tag, back it goes, intimidates to even try anything with them for fear of wasting $20+ of yarn on something that won’t come out right.

My first project of 2018 was easy, affordable, and really fun! I hope you enjoy reading about it here ——–>DIY Hand Dyed Acrylic Yarn

Until then,

Stay Crafty!!

Easy Salt Dough Ornaments! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re like me, you LOVE to give handmade gifts for Christmas. They are easy, relatively inexpensive, and you know they will be cherished forever!

I made these salt – dough ornaments for Christmas 2015. Kaleb’s first Christmas! Back when my baby had little tiny feet and squishing them into dough was easier.

These salt – dough ornaments are really easy to make and fun to decorate!

Supplies Needed:

  • 1/2 Cup Salt
  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Warm Water
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Flour
  • Wax paper
  • Baking Sheet
  • Wriggly Baby Feet (optional)
  • Cookie Cutters (optional)
  • Rolling Pin
  • Straw
  • Twine or Ribbon

Directions:

  1. Set your oven to 250 degrees F
  2. Mix salt & flour together in mixing bowl.
  3. Slowly mix water together with salt-flour mixture with a spoon until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Roll out dough on a flat floured surface with the rolling pin, about 1/4 in. thick.
  5. Choose your shape cookie cutter and press down in the dough gently but firm.
  6. Wiggle the cutter around a little bit to break it free from the edge of the rest of the dough.
  7. Carefully pick up your cookie cutter, if the dough cut-out didn’t lift up with it carefully pick up your design and place it on the wax paper on a cookie sheet.
  8. Repeat steps 4-6 until all your dough has been used up.
  9. Take the straw and poke a hole near the top of your ornament so you can later add your twine or ribbon hook.
  10. Place your baking sheet with your ornaments in the oven for 10 minutes. Keep watch as oven temperatures vary.
  11. When your ornaments hard you know it’s time to take them out of the oven.
  12. Take them out and let them cool.
  13. Decorate however you want!!!!
  14. Gift them to your family and friends for a one of a kind keepsake!

Variations:

  • use your child’s footprint or hand-print and decorate
  • use your pet’s paw-print (just be careful to wash their paw after as too much salt is bad for animals)
  • use objects you can find around the house to add extra texture to your creation
  • the possibilities are endless!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay Crafty!

Fork-print Fireworks! (Toddler friendly!)

Looking for a fun and toddler friendly craft for the 4th of July?? Try these fork-print fireworks!!! All you need is paper, a fork and washable paint (I did say toddler friendly 😂) you can try these many different ways, and even add glitter! The perfect craft for this holiday weekend!  

  1. Pick the paint colors your little wants to work with.
  2. Get your area ready.
  3. Place your painting surface in front of your little.
  4. Grab a fork.
  5. Help your little with dipping the prongs of the fork in the paint.
  6. Let them plant a few fork stamps on the page.
  7. Help them by turning the paper so they can make a firework!
  8. When done with all fireworks, dip the ends of the fork prongs in paint and make polka-dots on the way down the page for the firework trail.
  9. Look back and admire your littles artwork.
  10. Enjoy your 4th of July!!! 

See, told you it was easy! K and I did this craft this morning in about 30 minutes on top of a few other things he painted. 


Have a happy & safe 4th of July & Stay Crafty!!

Handprint Snowmen Candle Holder

Hi! If you are reading this chances are it’s probably because you searched for easy, last minute, handmade gifts to give to grandparents or family members. Believe me, that is EXACTLY what this is! This Christmas season one morning I was frantically trying to think of a heartfelt gift to give to the grandparents from my son.  I searched amazon high and low for “grandparent gifts” and nothing really stuck out. I went to my go to Pinterest and started to search for homemade grandparent gifts. A whole cornucopia of ideas popped up and one that was incredibly cute was a snowmen ornament made out of hand-prints. How Cute!

We recently moved into a new home in the beginning of December *yay* and with it we also inherited a few things that the previous owners left behind. Looking around, I realized that we were never going to use the wine glasses they had left (we own more than I am proud of already) and I looked at Kaleb and said, “You want to paint a craft with mommy today?” What toddler says no to paint??

These were simple supplies that I had on hand already but in case you are new painting here are some things you will need!

Supplies:

  • Wine Glass, Ornament, Canvas – the options are endless!
  • Paint – White, Black, & Orange * (for the snowmen themselves)
  • Paint – Any Color Paint for the scarves!*
  • Ribbon or Bow
  • Foam brush
  • Smaller Paint Brushes

*(I used acrylic, but if you want to be able to wash and use the glass, I would recommend glass paint that you bake in the oven)

This craft will probably work best with a sleeping newborn, or an older toddler. I tried to do a few handprint and footprint crafts with my little guy when he was younger and it never worked out due to a squirmy baby!

First things first!!! Make sure you are starting with your toddler strapped into his or her high chair or booster seat, wearing old clothes you don’t mind getting paint on (for both of you!) This is a messy craft. I was able to come away unscathed as this literally was a last minute decision one morning (I tackled this before coffee mind you.)  I had no idea it was going to happen. I just looked over, saw the wine glass and decided to go to town!

When you have all your supplies set up (you will only need the white paint and the foam brush to start) Coat your little one’s hand with white paint using the foam brush. Then, take your object you are using, in my case, wine glass and gently press your little one’s hand onto the glass. Press down all their fingers gently and then slowly and gently peel their hand away. You just made a successful handprint!

You may have to touch up some parts of the handprint where their little hand either smudged or didn’t quite touch the glass. You can do this with the white paint and a small paint brush.

Next step, and I can’t stress this enough, is to let your handprint dry thoroughly. You will need to cover some of it and you don’t want your colors mixing together.

After a few hours of dry-time, it was nap time and I was able to complete the snowmen!

There is no right or wrong way to decorate your snowmen. If you want your little one to help you of course go for it! You can add little snow flakes around them, make their faces all different (I love how the middle snowman look like he’s angry)

The best part about making a present by hand is giving it to the person and know that they will cherish it forever!

If you have pictures of your handmade snowmen handprints I would love to see them! Post them in the comments section below!

 

Stay Crafty!