DIY Grinch Pills (aka: green tic tacs)

It’s that time of year again! Everyone is Christmas shopping and trying to come up with the perfect gift! These Grinch Pills make great gifts for kids, husbands, coworkers or anyone else you can think of!

On my previous blog, these grinch pills made their way onto Pinterest and became a big hit, resulting in 237 comments! So I thought I’d repost them here with a little update on how to make them yourselves!

Things you’ll need: green cardstock, white cardstock, Tim Holtz green distressing ink, ribbon, tic tacs

I’m sorry I don’t have more detailed pics on this tutorial.

1. Use the template below to cut out your cardstock. You should be able to even run your cardstock through the printer to print the template. If you’re not sure about sizing this, measure your tic tac box and size it to the height of the tic tac box.

Click to enlarge, then right click to save.

2. Next, print out the image below. To size this, just make it about 1/4 inch shorter in height than you printed the template above.

Click to enlarge, then right click to save.

3. If you wish to have the green “furry” edges on the outside of the poem, use the Tim Holtz green distressing inks. Just take a makeup sponge and swipe the edges of the paper.

4. Use adhesive to adhere the image to the front side of the tic tac template.

5. Use glue dots or fabri-tac glue or something equally strong to adhere the tic tac box to the inside of the template.

6. Now, just finish it off with some cute red ribbon!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you found this tutorial helpful and I hope you prevent many people from being grinch-y this season!

As always, if you make some of these, I’d love to see them! Feel free to send me a picture or a link!

DIY Aviator Sunglasses Tee

Hello and welcome!

I’m just getting started with this new blog, so I hope you’ll be patient with me while I try to figure out the whole WordPress thing. : )  This is my second blog. The first one was http://scrapcationgetaway.blogspot.com

On my previous blog, I mainly talked about scrapbooking, cardmaking and a few DIY projects here and there. Since then, I have discovered so much more in the crafting world. Also, Pinterest has come into exsistence since then, so much has changed in my crafting world. I hope you enjoy my blog and I would love to hear your feedback! If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I’ll try my best to answer!

Ok lets get to the fun stuff!

I saw this shirt on pinterest somewhere and was inspired to create my own!

All you need is:

-Shirt

- Reynolds Freezer Paper (or any other brand)

-Paint

-Sponge Brush

-Paper Plate

-Iron

1. First you need to trace or draw your image onto the freezer paper. I used my Cricut Expression machine and the program Sure Cuts a Lot (SCAL) to cut out the image of the aviators. You can use the image below if you wish. Make sure that you cut your image out so that the freezer paper is facing shiny side down.

 
Click on image to inlarge. Then right click to save.

2. Next you need to place your cut out design “shiny side” down on the shirt.

3. Then you will take your iron and gently and slowly rub over the freezer paper. This will cause the waxy side to melt slightly causing it to stick to the shirt creating a nice clean line to paint over.

4. The next step is to iron those tiny pieces that go inside the sunglasses (or whatever design you’re doing).

5. Then make sure to slip a thick piece of paper or cardboard inside the shirt to prevent the paint from bleeding through.

6. Now for the fun part! Painting! This is the paint I used. I liked the tiny metallic flecks. Any sort of acrylic paint will do. Just make sure it says that it works on fabric.

Gently brush the paint on without just soaking the shirt with paint. Just dab on enough to cover the area.

7. Then after the paint has dried completely, just peel the freezer paper off! (this is my favorite part!!!)

8. Then used tweezers to remove those tiny pieces.

Look at the silver flecks! Love it!

Then you’re all done!

Here is my little 2 year old, Brett wearing his! He thinks he looks so cool!

Thanks for stopping by! If you decide to try this technique, please send me a photo of it or a link! I would love to share it on my blog!