Category: Crafts

Easy Snowflake Ornaments

Easy Snowflake Ornaments To Make With The Kids By Ashlee Herrera You need toilet paper roll, hot glue, white paint, sparkles or glitter and ribbon or fishing line. Cut the toilet paper roll into ¼ inch strips. I let the boys make their own pattern. Use your imagination. Lay out your design before you glue.   Then glue them together in your own design and let dry completely. Paint and sprinkle with glitter before the paint dries and let dry completely again. You can use any color paint and glitter for your design. We used white paint and iridescent...

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Snowman Advent Calendar

By Ashlee Herrera Strip a pallet. Staple together 4 boards.They are too long so you can either cut them in half before stapling them together or after, but 4 pallet boards will make two snowmen. Use a compass to draw a circle, you’re only going to cut out the bottom half of the circle. Leave the top half in the square shape because that is going to be the hat. Get another pallet board cut it in half length wise and width wise for the brim of the hat. At this point I painted the bottom circle white and...

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Quilts and Other Hand-Made Gift Ideas

By Melissa Wynn During the holidays handmade gifts are far more heartfelt than a bath kit or necktie from a big box store. No one knows this better than the talented seamstress types that craft beautiful quilts from every type of cloth imaginable. Many of us still have one handmade by our grandmother, be it a crocheted afghan or a heavy quilt made from old blue jeans. Do you have a quilter on your holiday shopping list? Sewing machines, patterns, needles and even classes make great gifts for sewing enthusiasts as well as those that have a desire to...

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Oroville Piecemaker’s Guild 2018 Quilt Show

By Melissa Wynn Photo by guild member Jan Abramson Attention seasoned quilters, collectors, beginners and those curious about quilting. On October 27 & 28, 2018, the Oroville Piecemakers Quilt Guild (OPQG) will once again host their biannual Quilt Show from 10am to 4pm (both days) at the Oroville Municipal Auditorium (1200 Meyers Street, Oroville). In addition to the quilts on display, guests will have an opportunity to admire the quilts made during the first annual “Kids Quilt Camp”, browse quilts for sale, and start their holiday shopping at a boutique filled with items hand crafted by the talented members...

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Art with Ashlee- Front Porch Turkey

By Ashlee Herrera 1. Strip pallets. Each turkey will need quite a few boards. About two pallets each. 2. The longest boards stripped will be the feathers. With each set of feathers dropping by only a couple inches. Decide how tall you want the tallest one and go from there. My tallest feather is about 18 inches. 3. Now draw a curve/rounded line on the top of the feather, and cut with a ban saw repeat this on all 7 feathers. 4. Next you need to get the body. It is a series of three different sized circles. You will have to pin...

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