Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Give the Gift of Crafting

Although I wouldn't call myself crafty in general, I do have my moments of inspiration. As a matter of fact, my blog is actually named for the business I initially created based on a craft - Cutie Booty Cakes. Although I am no longer in the business of arranging diapers to look like wedding cakes, I am still a fan of "trying" my hand at crafts that are simple to do. I was sent a jewelry making kit by Mix & Mingle by Walmart. I actually really liked the variety of beads and had made options to choose from for jewelry design.

There were leather necklaces, slide necklaces and bracelets, earrings and even a watch! I decided to work on a key pendant and attach the final product to a leather necklace. I also made accent earrings. The most difficult part of this entire project was figuring out the color combinations and beads that I wanted to use. Each bead strand has a variety of beads and I mixed and matched for this pretty blue and pink creation. The top of the key simply twists off and I added my bead choices.

I did the same for my earrings. I have to say that the final project is something that not only would I wear but I'd be proud to give as a gift to my family members.

Mix and Mingle is great if you enjoy designing your own jewelry or for a friend who likes to make jewelry. I am pretty sure that a few people on my Christmas list will receive this gift from me.

Walmart also has a large selection of crafts for girls and boys of all ages. I was sent this selection and know my son is going to have a ball playing with both the Zombie set and the power ball kit. The other kits I am donating to a local shelter. I know there are little girls out there who'd love a friendship making kit and the memo board.

I took the Power ball craft on a test run before my son tries it out. And I found it to be a quick and simple craft that we can easily do together.

You simply pour your chosen color combinations into one of the molds, place the filled mold in a cup for five minutes, remove and let dry for 5 -10 minutes. And voila, you have a bouncing ball!

All of these crafts are perfect for gifting and honestly I wouldn't mind receiving some of the DIY jewelry myself! You can find them all at Walmart.

Disclosure: I am a Walmart mom and have been compensated for my time and effort to create this post and received the products highlighted. As usual, all opinions are my own. 

1 comment:

Stacie Sayz So said...

I'm sort of crafty but haven't had much time with blogging and family. I have been thinking of making jewelry though...

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