This is a craft that I did for Father’s Day – an Adirondack chair in a bottle to remind someone of pleasant summer days at the beach or cottage.
I really enjoyed making this. I used popsicle sticks which I hot-glued together to
make my version of an Adirondack chair. I placed decorative sand, tiny shells and
a piece of felt to represent a towel in a wide-mouthed bottle. I then place the chair
on top. I taped the top with decorative tape after gluing the top in place. What I
liked more than the tape was the rope cord-wrapped top one of the other crafters
did as it looked more nautical. This was one of the crafts that our church craft group
made for the local senior’s extended care establishment.
Here are more of the crafts we made:
I do love the dollar stores where I get most of my craft supplies. Our church craft club plans to make Mother’s Day gifts for the Seniors at our local manor. I completed three crafts for examples of what we are going to make. Here are the results:
- A felt-lined wooden trinket box with decoupaged flowers from a paper napkin on the top and sides.
- Three felt flower brooches with safety pin backs.
- Cupcake wrapper flowers in a lace embellished glass jar.
This is the spring pattern I designed for material to make a pillow and two tea towels. It was fun to draw, easily sewn, and is a cheery addition to my kitchen. It is just the reminder of coming garden flowers that I need in April. I drew the black on white design, scanned it and filled in the colour in Photo Shop. Then I uploaded it to Spoonflower. Now the tea towel hangs in my kitchen and the pillow is on our couch.
Once again our church elves have been busy making ornaments and decorations for the seniors in our local residence. Here are a few of the ones I did as examples to inspire my handy and talented helpers. I apologize for the darkness of the photos.
Our version of a snow globe thanks to Pinterest.
Here is an angel from a cardboard tube, some tulle and tinsel.
Santa Clause has a cherry nose and a fluffy white beard. He is also made from a cardboard tube, some felt and glitter.
I made these examples but our eager elves go above and beyond. It is always a surprise how much a person can do with some glue and scissors. It gives our seniors so much pleasure and we spend an enjoyable afternoon crafting.
My grandson’s most recent passion is chess. He reads about it, plays it on the computer and will challenge anyone nearby to play. I decided that I would make him something chess-related for his birthday so I designed this pattern for Spoonflower. I changed the grey scale for his favourite colours of blue and green.
One side is blue and white.
The flip-side is green and white.
At our church we host a tea for the ladies of the church and their friends twice a year (Spring and Autumn). We all have lost loved ones, family or friends and these teas give us a chance to spend a pleasant afternoon being served tea and special baking treats and sharing our experiences. We set small folding tables up that seat four and decorate them with seasonal decorations. We use real china cups and saucers and share a short meditation and encouraging words. We all enjoy our tea and conversation. This is the invitation and envelope that I made for our next event.
Our church is having a special tea in two weeks time. Here is an example of one of the invitations and envelopes I made for the event.
Our teas are an opportunity for women to gather, share their experiences and offer each other support. It is also a time when the women of our church and their neighbours to be treated to some special elegant attention and consideration. It is our chance to show them God’s love by serving them with tea, refreshments and listening hearts.