Pumpkin decorating!

Hello, my bucket list friends I recently finished decorating two pumpkins that I got at the pumpkin patch. I had a fun time decorating them and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. Let’s get to it!

Pumpkin decorating

For my first pumpkin I decided to paint it with the blue and green paint that I got from Michaels. I had fun covering my pumpkin in dots! This is a very simple but very fun way to decorate. I also painted some lines going down the pumpkin. I really liked the overall look of this pumpkin when I finished it. For the next pumpkin I decorated it using a bag of wooden beads from the Dollar Tree. I simply glued the colorful wooden beads on to the pumpkin using my hot glue gun. I decided to do a circle of beads around the top of the pumpkin. Then I used the beads to make a happy face on the pumpkin. I had a lot of fun with this pumpkin decorating project ! Are you decorating pumpkins this year?

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Mess free glitter art !?

Hello, my bucket list friends! Monday I did one of my favorite and much needed stress relieving activities art! I decided to look through a bunch of my art and craft kits and chose one. I decided to do a craft kit that was different for the ones I useally do. This Melissa and Doug craft kit said that it made mess free glitter art. If you are a fan of arts and crafts you know that mess free and glitter are two things that normally don’t go together. I was curious to see how this would work out. It took me a little while to figure out how this kit worked but once I did it was a lot of fun! The kit came with two pictures that you decorated the glitter sheets that came with the kit. The pictures had stickers that you removed then you pressed the glitter sheets on to sticky part that the sticker covered. A few times I accidentally used the wrong side of the glitter sheets but luckily I was able to recover from that mistake. In my opinion the kit really lived up to it’s promise of mess free glitter art. I was really happy with the way the art turned out and now that I know how to use these kits I would love to do more in the future!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Hello Bat!

Hello, my bucket list friends! I recently completed a fun craft kit. This kit came from CVS. It was a pretty simple kit where you painted a ceramic bat but the bat is also a magnet! This kit came with three colors of paint but I also used other paints that I had to paint the bat. This was a very quick art project but it was also a lot of fun. Also I just have to say that the bat is so cute! I would love to do more magnet kits like this.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Wooden Butterfly art

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I recently wrote about some the things I got from shopping at the Dollar Tree and Target . ( You can read about it HERE ) One of the things that I got from the Dollar Tree was a wooden butterfly. Yesterday I deiced to was time to decorate it. Keep reading to here more about it. Here we go !

 

Wooden Butterfly art

The first thing I did to decorate my butterfly was to paint it. I used paint from other art kits that were in my room. I like the way that blue and yellow look together so I used those colors for the butterfly.  After I let the paint dry I got out my hot glue gun and a bunch of beads.  I glued the colorful beads of different shapes onto both sides of the butterfly. I’m very happy with how this project turned out . It’s so colorful and cute. When I go to the Dollar Tree again I want to get another wooden animal to paint !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

creativity to the rescue !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I’m pretty sure we all know that life can throw a lot of stress our way sometimes. There are many different ways of coping with stress such as exercising , reading , playing music and much more! For me being creative is what helps me cope with stress. On Monday I went to Petroglyph a ceramic studio. I painted an Elephant and an egg , my mom painted a beautiful sunflower plate. I love being able to sit down and focus on making art. I love the way I painted my elephant and egg ! I also have my bedroom pretty well stocked with craft kits. I recently did a butterfly mosaic  craft kit that I got at the Good Will. This kit came with a cut out of a butterfly and foam pieces to to decorate the butter fly with. Originally the foam pieces were sticky and simply stuck to the butterfly  but the kit was older and the adhesive had dried.  I used glue to stick the pieces on. I enjoyed putting the foam pieces on the butterfly. It would be fun to do another kit like this.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

 

 

Valentine’s day arts and crafts

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I’m back at it with the craft kits . This time I did Valentine’s day craft kits in celebration of the holiday ! Here we go!

 

Valentine’s day arts and crafts

Valentine’s day necklace kit – I got this kit at Michael’s and  I thought that it was pretty unique! It came with fun Valentine’s day beads, string and two pieces of plastic to use as a clasp for the necklace. I had a fun time putting the beads on the string .I couldn’t figure out how to get the clasp to work correctly so I just tied the necklace the old fashioned way. It worked great and it was pretty easy to slip it on over my head . I would recommend this craft kit.

Cat pillow – At Target I got very simple but very cute craft kit . It came with a very cute cat pillow and some markers. I don’t think that the markers were fabric markers but they worked really well. It was easy ,fun and relaxing to color the little cat. I hope I get to do more craft kits like this !

Ceramic LOVE painting – This kit was a simple painting kit. It came with a ceramic love sculpture ,a paint brush and three colors of paint. I liked the way the letters popped out from the background of the sculpture. I really enjoyed painting this sculpture and I was happy with the way it turned out.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

My very own puzzle!

Hello, my bucket list friends ! At summer camp many years ago I remember doing a make your on puzzle activity and really enjoying it. A while ago I bought my own blank puzzle to decorate. Yesterday I decided to turn my blank puzzle into a work of art. I can’t wait to tell you about my own personalized puzzle so here we go !

 

My very own puzzle!

The blank puzzle had been sitting on my arts and crafts shelf for awhile and I decided that yesterday was the day to turn it from blank to colorful. I chose to use sharpie markers to decorate my puzzle. I wan’st sure what to draw at first . I was deciding between an under water seen and a classic sunny day seen. I decided on a sunny day picture it was a sunny day after all! I started by drawing a smiling sunshine in the corner. After that my creativity went wild as I drew flowers,balloons, butterflies, and more ! As I worked to fill up as much blank space as possible I began to love my puzzle more and more! It was a bit difficult to draw on the puzzle pieces where they connected but overall I really enjoyed making my own puzzle and I love the way it turned out. I would totally buy another blank puzzle. If you are looking for a fun and easy project to do I highly recommend this. I got mine at Michaels but they are available other places as well. Rock On – Christina Epperly

Three fun craft kits !

Hello,my bucket list friends ! As many of you know I love being creative. Sometimes when I go shopping I like to buy fun arts and crafts kits. I have a quite a few of these stocked up. I’m really glad that I have all those kits because when I get into a creative mood I don’t have to look hard for something to do. Now without further delay. Let me tell you about three of these kits I recently completed.

 

Three fun craft kits !

I was in a creative mood so I chose three craft kits from my shelf to do. The first on was a foam sticker seen. This kit did not include any instructions just a picture to follow. I put the stickers all together to make a very cute and fun picture. I didn’t follow the picture exactly I just let my creativity flow in some places and I was very happy with the results. The 2nd kit I completed was a simple painting project.  I painted a cute duck it didn’t take long to complete and I was happy with how it turned out. The 3rd one was a Lisa Frank poster that you colored with markers. I found this one a little difficult to complete because the colors didn’t stick to the poster very well and the glitter on the poster made it hard to color. I waited till the next day to finish it .Even with those problems it turned out cute and I was happy with it but I probably won’t get another glitter poster kit again. So, there you have it three more fun projects completed. I’ll be sure to write another post when I do more projects ! Rock On – Christina Epperly

Fun with Yay Maker !

Hello , my bucket list friends ! Yesterday, my friend and I did a paint night by Yay Maker. for those of  you don’t know what a paint night or Yay maker is let me tell you. It’s basically an art class where everyone is making the same painting. An instructor leads the group in a step by painting class. It was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to tell you more ! Let’s get going !

 

Fun with Yay Maker !

My friend and I signed up for this class a while ago but when yesterday finally came, I thought we were going to miss it . There were two accidents on the highway and that made traffic awful ! I was so upset because I knew we were going to be late and I wasn’t sure if they would let us join the class but they did ! The only thing that happened because we were late is that we didn’t get to sit together but that was ok because our paintings were a surprise to each other ! Once I sat down it only took a little while for me to catch up to the rest of the class. The hardest part for me was getting the turtles head to look how it was supposed to. It was also ok if you didn’t follow the directions exactly. In the original painting the turtle had a big flower on it’s back but I ended up doing something different and it turned out really cool . There were also other people in the class including my friend who did something different with the design on the turtle’s back. Once I got over the stress of being late, I had a lot of fun letting my creativity flow !  It was cool to look around and other peoples creativity as well ! Overall it was a fun experience and I recommend doing it of you get a chance.

 

 

Three fun Target crafts

Hello, My bucket list friends ! I love buying little craft kits from the Target dollar bins and I finally had some time to do a few of them. I had a fun time doing these little projects and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. Here we go !

 

 

Three fun Target crafts

 

The first craft kit I tried was painting a wooden snail. The kit came with three colors of paint blue,green and orange. It was a quick and easy project but it was a lot fun to paint the very cute snail. I added some dots to my snail to give it whimsical look .  I was very happy with the way the snail turned out. I recommend this craft kit.

 

 

The 2nd craft kit I did was a paint your own clothes pins kit. this cute kit had three different clothes pins with different food shapes at the top. This paint kit was similar to the snail it came with three paint colors. It was also a quick and fun craft. The clothes pins open and close just fine but I have not use them to hold anything yet.  This is also another kit that I recommend .

 

 

 

The last craft kit I did was different then the the first two. This is a tissue paper project that mimics stained glass. In addition to the kit you also need to have a pair of scissors and a hole puncher. To get started you had to take the snail off the plastic it was on and stick it on to a special piece of paper that was in the kit and then you had pull the paper back to reveal the sticky side. When I stuck the snail on the paper the top part of the snail got a little smashed. I also had to cut the paper to pull it back because I have very short nails. Then it was time to decorate the snail. I sprinkled the tissues paper on to the sticky side of the snail. I didn’t have a hole punch handy so I stuck the string to the sticky part of the snail. I cut around the snail like the directions said but then I stuck the snail to the part on the paper that I had pealed off . The I cut around the Snail again. I liked the way it turned out. Just to be clear I didn’t follow all of the directions exactly but I would still recommend this kit. It just takes more time and planning then the other kits.

 

 

I  hope you enjoyed this Blog post. Rock on – Christina Epperly