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DIY Wind Chime, Candelabra/Sun Catcher.

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DIY Wind Chime, Candelabra/Sun Catcher.

I dragged the kids to the $2 shop to stock up on some supplies for other projects, and came across these cute little glass bottles.  I had to have them.  And I had to use them right now!  So much for Halloween craft this week! lol.

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I didn’t have a small enough pre made wreath wring to use as the frame, so I just used some gardening wire and platted it loosely along with a piece of twine.  I like the rough look it gave and thought it fit well with the theme.  The little glass balls were another score from the junk shop, they are actually part of a floating candle set, but I had bigger ideas.  I love those old glass buoys as decorations so I figured these could be made into mini ones.  I slightly filled the little jars with some crushed crystal beads I bought off eBay years ago, just to add some colour, then tied them all up.  Originally I was going to position each one, stepping them down as I went, but as they were all different heights and widths, it just didn’t give a worthwhile effect.  So I just tied them randomly, but so they would still hit each other to make a noise in the wind.   The candle holder in the middle was a last minute decision, I just thought it was missing something, and that finished it off perfectly.  To be honest, I wouldn’t leave the candle lit unattended, as those strings are flammable, maybe a battery operated tea-light would be a better idea.


Anyway, I am pretty happy with it.  I think I will do it again, after I collect some larger bottles to hold more candles.  Create something a little different again, and probably use wire to hang them next time.

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The finished product

The finished product

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School Holiday Entertainment, Snappy Peg Animals.

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School Holiday Entertainment, Snappy Peg Animals.

School holidays entertainment

As we were planning on spending most of the holidays at home, I made it my challenge to do craft and spring cleaning to fill in the days. Todays project was inspired by Pinterest – well actually, most of them are these days.

coloured card, scissors, black marker pen, pegs (wooden pegs would have been better, but this is all I had on hand) strong glue and some boogly eyes.

Halloween inspired ghost.

Keep the shapes simple so they are easy to cut out.

Pretty self explanatory.

Once you have cut out the shapes, cut down the middle, starting from the mouth.   Run a line of glue along the peg while closed and position animal with its mouth closed, being careful not to glue it shut.  Glue eye in desired place.  Allow to dry – and there you have it!  So quick and easy I am surprised I have not seen them on Mister Maker!