Monday, March 12, 2012

Create A Craft with GlueArts!

We're back...

celebrating National Craft Month and bringing to you  kids and yes...teen craft ideas. Spring break is popping up rather then here that..."I'm bored"...we've got just the idea that you can make together!

Today Designer Ania Lexander has a neat..yes...neat neat photo a day journal. This is just perfect for that teen who also has a cellphone with a camera! Have them snap shots each day of their break or just a week in their life and then help them put together this journal with our GlueArts Adhesives!

Andrea Budjack has a monstery fun wall hanging...frame these, make ones for a kids bathroom, room...and best yet...our adhesives are Kid Friendly too!
GlueArts Designer: Ania Lexander 

GlueArts Supplies: 

Other: Various left over paper - mostly Pink Paislee, Hambly Screenprints, Elle's Studio vintage mix & match numbers, sewing machine,corner punch, Fiskars border punch, twine from the twinery, butterflychipboard from Sassafras, canvas butterfly from Maya Road, number stamps (used on the canvas butterfly) from Craft Origine, fabric brad from Crate Paper, gems from Prima

You know it's been popular w/these month long photo-a-day-challenges, issuing a challenge for you to take photo of every day for a month. Well, I figured I'd make a premade journalbook w/my own prompts for my young teenager niece who loves to take photos...

First - gather various scraps which'll match somewhat. 
Doesn't matter that they won't be the same size - it's just cool.

Fold them together w/a bonefolder - you don't even need to make sure they are folded in the middle - one page can just as well be longer than the other. Use the border punch or the corner punch on some of the pages.

Carefully sew in the middle of the pages (or punch holes & thread some twine to hold the pages together).

I used Elle's Studio's Vintage Mix & Match numbers to add numbers to the pages. Some of the tags were fairly large, so I just added adhesive to the corner edges so that my niece will be able to lift the tags some to tuck her images in behind the number-tags. For some of the smaller number tags I just used the extreme adhesive squares - either large or small ones depending on the size of the tags.

As you can see I added transparencies to some of the pages - she can do whatever she'll like with them - add images or just leave them blank so they'll act like pretty empty pages in between.

Create-A-Monster Wall Hang
GlueArts Designer: Andrea Budjack

Glue Arts Fabric Bond *Our ExtremeTac is another option too!* 
Glue Arts Glue Gun
Michaels - wooden frame
Really Reasonable Ribbon - ribbon
Papertrey Ink - buttons
Giant Dwarf - felt

1. Cut burlap and batting to fit frame. (Note: Add threaded detail to burlap if desired prior to ironing.) Leave approximately 2" around of burlap to fold over frame.
2. Add Glue Arts Fabric Bond(ExtremeTac) to back side of frame, along edges. Fold burlap over frame and iron, leaving corners up.
3. Add Fabric Bond(ExtremeTac) to corners and iron down.
4. Add Fabric Bond(ExtremeTac) to back of frame to add ribbon. Iron.
5. Cut felt to create your monster. Apply Fabric Bond(ExtremeTac) to front of burlap frame and iron. 
(Note: Added detail to monster using hand stitching.)
6. Add buttons to monster using Glue Arts Glue Gun.
7. Add yellow ribbon to ends of white ribbon.

We'd like to help you make some "Kid Approved" crafts and give you a chance to win! Post a comment and let us know what your planning for your spring break or kids crafts! We'll enter you to win our Glue Glider PRO+,  Adhesive Squares and our Raisen's! (and they're not the kind kids don't want to eat!lol)

They're the fun dimensional adhesive squares to give items a little lift!  

Last week's winner is:

Bethany Becker said...

Love this tutorial. Thanks for sharing. Here is my pinterest
March 10, 2012 2:08 PM

Congrats Bethany! Please email me at with your info!! Be sure to stop by all week for more kids crafts...including some sweet Easter ones too! 


  1. I just love today's projects! That mini is a great use for scraps and I LOVE the wall hanging. So clever!

  2. I need some Extreme Tac! The journal is so fun and colorful and Andrea's wall hanging is too cute for words!

  3. my kids are older...but my daughter stole one of my shadowboxes to make for a friend for her birthday, so I'm sure I will be helping a little on that :)

  4. My kids have hit the teen years so it is all about friends this week. I did tell them I reserve one day to just be family! Not sure what the plans for that day are yet.

  5. Wonderful ideas today. I am planning on making hair accessories with my grand daughters.

  6. THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  7. Love these ideas! Not sure what we will do over spring break, my son is into everything, he uses bits of paper and glue every day to make something!

  8. So cute. We are planning on going camping.

  9. I just love these projects here. The Journal is so cool and great to get used some of all those scraps, we always have, and the wall hanging is sooo cute.
    We just had our break here last week, and I made Easterbunnies with all my grandkids here out of toiletrolls and we also altered some swim bags for all the kids here.

  10. I like the little monster. Boys will love it. I am hoping to go to Hawaii over spring break. I might have to wait until May, though.

  11. I love that the monster project is actually easy enough for the younger ones to do with a bit of supervision!! My son loves to pull out my scrap supplies to play, this will be perfect!!!

  12. My kids crafts: I'm helping out with Girl Scouts, and we are making Polish outfits.

  13. I love the mini album! Definitely will need to try to make it!

  14. Cute projects. The Glue Glider held burlap, amazing! Nice to know. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Very cute and inspiring projects! My daughter's next project is finger puppets :)

  16. For spring break, it's grabbing a movie or two, go swimming, shopping, maybe a museum trip or two, and just chillin'.

  17. loved the projects especially the journal!!!

  18. my girlfriend is a teacher, so she is enjoying spring break. besides going to the gym at a different time, we are making cards, of course!

  19. Loved both of these projects! So cute... The monster hanging would be a cute gift for a boy too!
    Over spring break, my 3 little ones and I are going to make tooth fairy pillows! I plan to use felt and glue so they can make them mostly themselves!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. This little album is a super way to use up those scraps of paper.
    Love the monster wall hanging too!

  21. Wonderful stuff 2day~luv the projects:) Thanx 4 the chance 2 win some goodies! ~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com