Showing posts from January, 2012

Glitter Magnets

I've seen posts all over the web about making magnets out of glass gems that you can buy at the craft or dollar store. So I thought I'd give one of them a try: Glitter Magnets. You'll need the following: Clear Glass Gems Mod Podge and Foam Brush for Application Glitter Craft Magnets and Glue of Choice for Attaching Lay out your glass gems flat side up on a piece of paper or a paper plate to catch the glitter, and paint a layer of Mod Podge onto the gem. Dust the gem liberally with your favorite glitter and let dry. The finer glitter seemed to work better for this project. The glitter will catch the light the most if it's left in a pile on the back of the bead and not pressed down, so it's really a very easy project. Just dump and leave it alone. Once your glitter and glue has dried, dump off excess and paint another layer of Mod Podge over the glitter and dust with a second layer of glitter. Once dry, dump off excess glitter (fee

Fleece Rope Bones

I love my dog, and I'm always on the lookout for crafty projects I can do for my dog. It nicely combines two of my favorite things. So I thought I'd make my pup some rope bones out of some leftover fleece. So I dug out my handy cutting mat and ruler and sliced up some folded fleece. You don't need to get the fabric super straight--this project is very forgiving. Using the rotary cutter was by far the fastest way to do this project, but it would work just fine with a scissors. You'll need: Fleece (a scrap that's about 24" by 6" will make one rope bone) something to cut the fleece with (scissors or rotary cutter) and something to anchor your rope (like a binder clip or a safety pin) I cut some of the fleece 1 1/2 inches thick for my sister's dog (who's about 10 pounds) and some 2 inches thick for my dog and my parent's dog (who are between 15 and 30 lbs). You can cut the fleece even thicker for la