Halloween is around the corner and we’re planning a party! We need treatbags and we want to make our own design. The stamps we make are made of something most of us have at home – a sponge cloth. Thank you Gina, Willowday, for showing to us this clever way to make stamps.
We like to use glass jars as craft material and we always have problems removing the label. We have washed, rubbed and scrubbed but some labels will not come off. Our tip today doesn’t work on all labels, or rather on all kinds of glue, but it’s so simple that it’s worth a try before you try anything else. All you have to do is pour boiling water into the jar and wait a while. It’s important that the label doesn’t get wet. The heat from the hot water actually solves the adhesive through the glass in a few minutes. Usually. Try it on your jars, but be careful when dealing with boiling water.
I love the easy and inexpensive craft projects! Several years ago, my friend and crafty colleague Helena, from the blog Hemma med Helena, made cute bats of satin ribbon and I have wanted to test them since. Unfortunately, we rarely have black satin ribbon at our house, so we had to come up with a different solution. We made plastic bag bats instead!
You need a black plastic bag, a pair of scissors, acrylic paint and a brush or a waterproof white marker pen. And twigs, of course! Collect from the garden och buy one at your flower store.
Cut long narrow strips of plastic bag. Make sure the strips are not too short, then it’s difficult to tie the. It doesn’t matter if they are too long. Then tie them onto the twigs. Straighten the “wings” and trim them with a pinking shears, if you like.
Paint or draw on a pair of eyes on each bat.
A branch full of bats – check! Satin ribbons are a bit more elegant, but plastic bags work just fine too, don’t you think. Pay a visit to Helena, she’s got plenty of more craft projects.