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LDS Temple bracelet, great Super Saturday craft idea

Some of you may know that I am LDS. I love my religion and love going to visit the temple. They are the most beautiful, peaceful buildings I have ever been in. Here is a link to a video that explains the blessings of the temple if you area curious. This is not meant as a preachy post, I simply wanted to lay out where this post is coming from.

When you go to the temple and do what we call a session (where you go through as proxy for someone who has already passed on) you are a given a card with a name of the person you are going through for on it. I always end up sticking it in my pocket and not being able to find it. Frustrating! I love having it where I can get to it easily if needed. That is where this bracelet comes from.

This post is a little photo heavy, but they are important to see the steps.

You will need:

*These are not the exact supplies I used, but are similar

jewelry wire

(not sure what gauge I had because I already had it and the label was gone)

jump rings

toggle clasp

crimping beads

bulldog clip

white or clear beads

needle nose pliers

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Begin by cutting a length of wire. Cut it longer than you need to give yourself plenty of room to work with. Also get your beads out and set them in the pattern you think you want. Play with it until it looks the way you like. Than you will be ready to string them on your wire. I suggest using some smaller beads on the ends. It helps blend the crimping beads in.

Once you have your wire cut get one end of your toggle clasp out. Also grab 2 of your crimping beads (if they are short. Some are longer, if so get one) and slip them on the wire followed by the toggle clasp. Leave a couple inches of wire at the end. Once the toggle clasp is on, string the end of the wire through the crimping beads. Put the crimping beads right up next to the toggle clasp. Now use your pliers and crimp the crimping beads so the wire is trapped. Do not trim the end of that wire. Now you can start stringing your beads. Simply take your wire and string the beads on the long wire as well as the small, leftover piece. It won’t even show. I did clip a little bit off after those 3 small beads below.

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Now string on your beads, but stop half way. It is time to add your bulldog clip. Put the clip on a jump ring and slide the jump ring on the wire.

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Continue stringing your beads on until you are to the end.

Once you are at the end it is time to secure the other end of the toggle clasp to your wire. But before you do that,make sure that the bracelet is neither too small or too large. Everyone’s preferences are different so measure it to the length you want. Don’t clip the wire to that exact length, leave some so you can string it just as you did the other side.

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Now that you have it strung through and crimped put it through a couple of the beads and trim off the rest.

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I love the way they turned out and that now I don’t have to feel like a grade schooler when I pull my card out of my pocket all wrinkled up haha!

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Are you LDS? How do you store your card during a session?

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Mommy & Me Paint Night

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How many of you caught our Mommy & Me Paint Night last Friday? We did a LIVE video on Facebook, and had a great time painting with my girls and showing you how to do it too.  If you missed it not worries you can watch the video here Mommy & Me Paint Night Sunset Painting and paint when you have time.

In that video we told you all that we would have another LIVE Mommy & Me Paint Night, this Friday April 8th at 6 pm  (MST) it will be live on our facebook page.  This Friday we will be painting a “Abstract Bubbles”  like in the photo above. I hope you will get the supplies you need and join us!Easy paintings on canvas, easy art projects for kids join our FREE class and you can paint with us, Mommy and Me paint night, popular paint projects for kids

Here is the first 14 mins of the video before we lost our live feed – And then here is the last hour and then some.

Mommy & Me paint night – Friday’s at 6pm MTN 8pm Eastern or GMT -6 …..Come join our live How-To painting where I paint live with my kids. Fun activity for kids and adults. Make sure you Like and Share this video so your friends can join in and paint with us!

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What you will need for this weeks painting:

Paint Brushes  this week you will only need two brushes for this project, a wide flat brush to do your background, and a  small/ medium flat brush to do your circles.  For this project a basic brush will do, but for future projects a nicer brush set will come in handy too.

Acrylic Paint   For this weeks class you will need WHITE, GREY, BLACK and TEAL or what ever color you want your bubbles to be.  You only need ONE other color, we will use the white and black to change the shade of that color to create the different colors of bubbles.

Canvas  a 8X10 canvas is the the best and easiest surface to paint on.  You can buy a 12 pack  and get them for about a dollar each, super cheap and fun project for your kids. BUT if you do not have money for a canvas no worries we show you how to paint on the back of a cereal box too.  Yes we just cut up a cardboard cereal box and used that as our canvas.  This is a great option if you are doing a youth group, girls scout troop or school project and do not have funds to buy a canvas for everyone.

Apron or large shirt, is a good idea to keep your kids clean. Acrylic paint is hard to get out of clothing once it drys.  So have your kids put on an apron to help keep their clothes protected.

Paint Palette is also a nice option, but if you don’t have one you can just use a styrofoam  plate.

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This has got to be the coolest idea to use with Mason Jars. This awesome lid can be used to hold so much, from cute candles inside the jar and one on top, to make up remover pads inside the jar and q-tips on top. You could use this to hold all kinds of things in your craft area of your house or even in the kitchen!mason jar candle lidMason Jar Tapered Cup Lid Barn Roof

  • Use this lid for Q-Tips, votives, tea lights, or many other small items.
  • Barn Roof Finish.
  • Tapered cup is 2″ tall and 1½” diameter at the bottom.
  • 3″ diameter and 2″ tall.
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Snowman family button craft, fun craft for kids

Winter is my favorite time of the year to craft. I am not sure what it is, probably the fact that it is too cold that I don’t want to leave my house! I love when there is a chance to stay home and do something crafty with the kids. It doesn’t take a lot of time, but sitting around together doing something has let us have some of our best conversations. This is a great activity to do with the kids, perfect for a long winter day stuck indoors.

You will need

card stock or construction paper

buttons

hot glue

markers, pens

I had a small container of white buttons in various sizes that I got at Michaels a long time ago, I think it was just a dollar. I love that it came with different sizes and styles of buttons, perfect for something like this. Just pick out your buttons and place them where you would like them to be. You are going to hot glue them on, so you will probably need to help with this to prevent kids burning their fingers, especially if the glue seeps through the holes in the middle of the buttons at all.

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Once the buttons are glued on, let your littles decorate their winter scene any way they would like. I love the differences in the pages, even though they were all doing the same family, they all decorated them differently making it fun to compare and contrast.

This would also be fun to do on a piece of wood or chipboard and make an ornament or decoration out of it.

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