and learned how to make these adorable hot cocoa packs for my craftfair. Well, I only sold a few of them and was rather discouraged. Today, I received an email from one of my coworkers and she ordered 35 packs! She wants them for her son’s kindergarten class next Friday. I’m so excited to fill her order. I will make sure to post a picture of the finished lot.
Tonight I am absolutely thrilled! I made 10 packs of these flower magnets and I sold all of them! They were so much fun to make. I used my cricut to cut out the flowers and then hand rolled each one. I glued each flower onto a magnet. Finally, I packaged them in groups of 5 for sale
I enjoyed mixing patterned paper with plain paper for different looks. I especially enjoyed using flower patterns. Some of these combinations were pretty spectacular.
The challenging part was to keep the magnets from attracting to each other. I would arrange the flowers the way I wanted to package them and then..POW! They all flew together in one big clump!
What have you made lately that you are most proud of? Visit my Instagram @gazellesentiments to see more of my craft fair ideas. Keep creating!
Tonight I’m sharing with you a few of the papers I created for my journal pages. First I coffee died several papers by brewing up some coffee in my Keurig. I soaked the pages in a pan for several hours and then I drained the coffee. I tried to pick up the pieces, but they started to rip. I let them sit overnight and in the morning they were still damp. I popped them in the oven at 200 degrees for 20 minutes. Oh my goodness, when they came out the texture was perfect and they made a beautifully crinkling sound. If you have ever coffee died paper, you know what I’m talking about!
I also used my daughter’s water color paint and had fun painting a few more sheets of paper. The coolest part was when I used alcohol inks on heavy water color paper. I intially sprayed the paper with water and then spritzed the different alcohol inks on the paper. I used my heat gun to move the liquid around. I had so much fun playing!
Other papers I used were from an old calendar, a bag I got from Cossetta’s Italian Market and also a flyer I received about apples at the MN State Fair.