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March Craft Class – Accessories! March 9, 2014

Tired of the cold temperatures, piercing wind and the yucky ‘white stuff’? We are too, so come craft with us. This class is all about accessories. Crafters will make a recycled bubble necklace, found object ring and 2 repurposed scarf designs. Funny story about the scarves – there’s a photo of only one design because I couldn’t find the other scarf. I looked and looked all day long for the thing, then at night I realized . . . I was wearing it! I was too tired to snap a shot of it, but trust us it’s super cute.

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Craft class is Sunday, March 23rd
1:00pm – 4:00pm (*NOTE time difference. We needed a little more time with this craft.)
Class will be held at Brandon Elementary Art Room, (Martin Public School) 1619 University Street; Martin, Michigan 49070.

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To register, send us an email at: craftredo@aol.com

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Register by Thursday, March 20th.

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Cost for the session is $20 per person. Please bring payment to the craft class. All supplies will be provided by Katie and Korene.

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Feel free to bring your own treats and drinks. No alcoholic beverages, please.

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We ask that we keep the session for adults only (no kids please). Teens 13 and up are welcome to attend, but must be accompanied by a paid adult. Feel free to invite friends.

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Here’s a link for the directions to the school: http://www.martinpublicschools.org/schools/brandonel/directions

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Enter through the main entrance on the West side of the building (Elementary entrance). Please park in the parking lot – NOT the loop or the student drop off area. Please arrive around or before 1:00, we will be locking the exterior doors (for our safety) a little bit after 1:00.

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Don’t forget: There will be a table set out if you would like to display a flyer/brochure of what YOU do. Are you an exercise instructor, product consultant, the head of an organization? Bring a brochure or flyer to display on the table.

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An Extra Spoonful of Sweet Sentiment September 18, 2012

As Korene mentioned in the “Spoonful of Sweet Sentiment” post, we went to a Bridal Shower for a dear friend.  While I was gone for the afternoon, my crafty kids were inspired by our spoon craft and surprised me with an extra sweet sentiment.  They made me this adorable necklace from one of their baby spoons.  My kiddos are 11, 8, and 5 and did this all on their own with only a little muscle required from my husband and the supplies in the “craft box”.  Check out what they gave me!

Here’s how they did it-

You will need:

  • Baby Spoon (if you have one that the kids all ate with it is extra special)
  • Paper embellishment – The kids wrote “mom” on a piece of construction paper, but the possibilities are endless.  I would like to try it with baby photos!
  • Mod Podge
  • Mod Podge® Dimensional Magic™- This stuff is really cool and more kid friendly than the 2 part epoxy
  • Pliers to bend the spoon
  • String
  1. Remove plastic covering from baby spoon.  The kids did this by leaving it out in the sun for a few months after using it in the sandbox:-)
  2. Use Mod Podge to adhere your paper.
  3. Add Mod Podge Dimensional Magic on top of your paper enough to fill spoon
  4. After spoon is dry, bend handle.  The kids said they just bent it back and forth a few time and it broke just perfectly:-)  Have someone strong “curve it back” with pliers so it will hold your string.
  5. Add string to the desired length
  6. Surprise your mom and make her cry!

I just had to share this.  It makes me happy to see my kids wanting to be crafty!