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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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Mason jars have been around for decades and decades. Every home has got to have some just laying around in the garage with nothing in it. You can use Mason jars for more then canning food and holding moonshine in it. You can make lamps, soap pumps, food dispensers, piggy banks and more! Use them in the kitchen, in the hallway as a light fixture, and in the kids rooms to hold their little items like money or even marbles and toys. Use Mason Jars for all kinds of stuff and the best part is you already own them, now just put them to use with these Top 10 Lids for Mason Jars.mason_jar_pendant_lamp_kitMason Jar Pendant Lamp Kit in Rustic Brown

  • Use your own jar to create a lamp. Includes hooks, clamps, and a mason jar kit that will screw on any standard-size mason jar.
  • Shown with an 11 watt sign bulb from The Home Depot.® In spite of our ventilated lid, jars are small, closed spaces and we recommend a small light bulb with a low wattage for use with these kits.
  • Includes 15½ foot cloth-covered lamp cord with switched socket, two finished ceiling hooks, two cord clamps for adjusting the height of the lamp, and easy-to-follow instructions.
  • Add our option of pulleys for a really nice industrial look.
  • These lamps plug into any wall outlet; no wiring required.
  • Light bulbs are not included. Jar not included.

Mason jar table top lamp kitMason Jar Lamp Adapter

  • Fits any Regular Size Mason Jar
  • Black Finish
  • Lamp Shade not included
  • Mason jar not included

Solar light Mason jar lidSolar Lid Light “Silver”

  • Use indoors or outdoors
  • Water resistant
  • Fits any jar with a standard mason jar lid
  • Includes a rechargable long-life battery
  • Automatically turns on when dark

Mason Jar flower vase lidMason Jar Flower Frog – Flower vase

Drives me nuts when you dig around the house trying to find a flower vase for the cute flowers your kids just picked. But they are hard to store and I think this looks so much better.

  • Crackle black/red lid for jar to hold flowers upright in arrangements
  • Lid is 3″ diameter and 1″ tall
  • Fits pint, quart and half gallon Mason jars as well as any standard size Mason jar.
  • Mason jar is not included.
  • 9 holes for easy arranging!

Mason jar grain dispenser lidMason Jar Aluminum Grain Dispenser Lid

Great for rice, beans, cereal, and anything else that you need to organize in the kitchen. Even use it for scrapbooking nick-knacks.

  • Great for rice, beans and other staples.
  • Lightweight aluminum lid is food safe, dishwasher safe, and will not rust
  • Lid only. 2″ wide. Fits any standard mason jar. (Jar is not included.)
  • Note: This is a grain dispenser, not intended to seal tightly.

mason jar piggy bank lidCoin Bank Mason Jar Cap

  • Great solution for that loose change
  • Change your mason jar into a bank using the slotted lid
  • Fits regular mouth mason jars NOT Wide-Mouth
  • This is an unlined metal lid and not safe for food use

Mason Jar flip top lidreCAP Mason Jars Pour Cap – Regular Mouth Silver 4 Pack

  • REGULAR Mouth All-in-One Pour Cap – Shake, Pour, & Store!
  • FDA approved- Food Safe, BPA-free & Phthalates-free
  • Spill proof and top rack dishwasher safe
  • Made in the USA

Unique-Rustic-Primitive-Mason-Jar-Soap-Dispensers-Barn-Star-Caddy-Black-Lid1DIY Mason Jar Soap Dispenser Pump Kit with Lid – Stainless Soap Dispenser Pump Top by Industrial Rewind – Lid and Pump (w/Tube) Only – Fits Pint and Quart Mason Jars

  • Stainless Finished Pump / Galvanized Stainless Lid
  • Lid fits Regular mouth canning jar
  • Use for liquid soap, hand sanitizer or lotion
  • Jar not included – comes with 1 lid, 1 pump w/tube, 1 collar ring – you put it together (DIY instructions included)
  • Search “Industrial Rewind” for more Soap Dispensers

mason jar oil lid kitSet of 2 Mason Jar Oil Lamp with Primitive Rusted Metal Lid for Home Decor, Crafting and Displaying

  • Set of 2 Mason Jar Oil Lamp with Primitive Rusted Metal Lid for Home Decor, Crafting and Displaying
  • Lamps measure: 5.25″ high without wick and 2.625″ in diameter
  • Simply fill the jar with lamp oil, place the wick into the oil, and light.
  • Perfect for primitive bathrooms, kitchens and home decor
  • Would make great inexpensive gifts

Mason jar straw daisy lidPewter Daisy Jelly Lid for Mason Jars 12 Count

  • Please note that a secondary seal is not included with this item. The top is open when placed on the jar.
  • Lids are approximately 2 3/4″ in diameter. (They do not fit wide mouth jars.)
  • Pack of 12 Decorative daisy cut lids for regular mouth mason jars
  • They are also a fabulous topper for homemade candles in mason jars!
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April Fools Dessert Burgers, Quick and easy dessert for APRIL FOOLS DAY #Recipe #AprilFools #Dessert #KidsRecipeApril Fools Dessert Burgers ~ April Fools Day Recipe

My kids think April Fools is such a fun day, Normally I dye the milk green or feed them something silly.  This year I have decided to make them BURGERS for dessert.  Perfect for their little fingers and sure to make them smile.   I thought I would share the idea with you so you can make them too.

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To make your very own April Fools Burgers, You will need:

 

  • Jif Hazelnut Salted Caramel (or Nutella will work)
  • Nilla Wafers
  • Powdered sugar
  • Green, Red and Yellow Frosting

April Fools Dessert Burgers, Quick and easy dessert for APRIL FOOLS DAY #Recipe #AprilFools #Dessert #KidsRecipeFirst off if you have not tried Jif’s Hazelnut Salted Caramel, then go buy and jar and bring along a spoon.  Why a spoon… because this stuff is AMAZING it is like eating liquid Feria Rocher chocolate. It is seriously amazing!  Put equal parts Jif and powdered sugar into a bowl and mix together, the powdered sugar will make the Jif not so sticky and you will be able to make a “dough” out of it. Use your fingers to kneed into a dough and then shape into a patty.

April Fools Dessert Burgers, Quick and easy dessert for APRIL FOOLS DAY #Recipe #AprilFools #Dessert #KidsRecipeYou will need 2 Nilla wafers for each burger. On the bottom bun put green frosting to look like lettuce.  Next put your “beef patty” and on top of that put drops of yellow and red frosting. The yellow and the red are suppose to look like mustard and ketchup.  Add your bun on top and easy as that you have a cute April Fools Treat.

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