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Craft Corner: Decorative Craft Letters4 Tuesday, October 29, 2013

We're back with another easy craft to decorate your home or to use at a Red Hat Society gathering! These paper mache craft letters are easy to find at any craft store and you can use any fun papers you like! Spell out your chapter name, divas, or RHS like we did here. Have fun with it!

Decorative Craft Letters

These dimensional craft letters are also called paper mache craft letters and can be found at your local craft store. Use a different fun paper for each letter for maximum impact. Spell out whatever you like!

Tools

  • Paper mache craft letters
  • scrapbook paper or card stock
  • Elmer's glue
  • craft paint brush
  • scissors

Steps

  1. Use your paper mache craft letters as a template to trace onto your decorative paper or card stock. Cut out the letters. You can cover the front, sides and back, or just the front. Your choice!
  2. Water down a little Elmer's glue and paint it on the letters with your craft paint brush. Attach paper letter cut-outs and smooth out with your fingers.
  3. Let dry overnight and decorate in your home or at your next Red Hat Society event!

If you'd like to use what we used, find these items at The Red Hat Society Store (click on the links below)



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This easy craft adds a bit of Red Hat Society pizazz to any jar! They make an adorable centerpiece and can be used as a vase with flowers or add water and a floating candle or sand and a tea light. Your friends will love it!

Mason Jar with Raffia and Decorative Beads

Mason jars can be found at hardware stores, craft stores or grocery stores. Raffia or another type of thin ribbon in red and purple can be found at your local craft store. 

Tools

  • mason jar, any size you like
  • acrylic beads in red, purple, and pink
  • raffia ribbon in red and purple or thin ribbon

Steps

  1. Use the raffia or thin ribbon in red and purple and tie them both together under the lip of the mason jar into a bow, leaving the tails of the ribbon long.
  2. Slip an acrylic bead on one of the tails and slide to the desired position and tie a knot. Repeat with as many beads and color combinations as you like!
  3. Use jar as a vase for flowers or fill with water and a small floating candle or fill with sand and a tea light. They make a great centerpiece.

If you'd like to use what we used, you can find these items at The Red Hat Society Store (click on the link below)

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Craft Corner: Decorative Tape Tea Lights4 Tuesday, October 15, 2013


This easy craft is an inexpensive way to jazz up a table when entertaining. They would be so lovely scattered around a table full of party food at your next gathering!

Decorative Tape Tea Lights

Glass votive holders and tea lights can be found at any dollar store or craft store. We prefer the plastic tea lights because they are more transparent and show the decorative tape best. Use any color or pattern tape you like and we love the look of mixing color and pattern!

Tools

  • Decorative paper tape (sometimes called washi tape)
  • scissors
  • glass votive holders
  • plastic tea lights

Steps

  1. Wrap decorative paper tape around the outside of the plastic tea light and cut neatly with a scissors.
  2. Drop the tea light into a glass votive holder and continue with as many as you'd like.
  3. Light the tea light and jazz up any table!

If you'd like to use what we used, these items can be found at The Red Hat Society Store (click on the links below)




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Craft Corner: Glitter Pumpkins!4 Tuesday, October 8, 2013


This may be our favorite craft, yet! The only thing better than pretty fall pumpkins is SPARKLY glitter fall pumpkins! This craft is easy as can be and would make a great fall activity for your whole group. Then everyone goes home with something beautiful.

Glitter Pumpkins!

Tools

  • craft paint brush
  • Elmer's glue
  • clean jelly jar or clean yogurt container
  • red glitter
  • purple glitter
  • fuchsia glitter
  • mini pumpkins
  • 2 small to medium bowls (depending on the size of your pumpkins)
  • old newspaper

Steps

  1.  In your jelly jar or yogurt container, add a squeeze of the glue and water it down a little to make painting it on your pumpkin easier. Brush the glue all over the orange part of the pumpkin.
  2. Holding your pumpkin by the stem and over a bowl, shake the glitter onto your pumpkin and cover completely. Set on newspaper to dry overnight.


If you'd like to use what we used, find these items at The Red Hat Society Store (click on the links below)



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Craft Corner: Paper Straw Wreath4 Tuesday, October 1, 2013

This paper straw wreath is a real show-stopper! It's a little candy-striper, a little 50's soda shop and all fun. Hang one up at your next event!

Paper Straw Wreath

Tools

  • Flat Cardboard Ring made out of scrap cardboard
  • Striped Paper Straws (about 90)
  • Elmer's Glue (we thought hot glue dried too fast)
  • Raffia or ribbon for hanging

Steps

  1. Cut out a cardboard ring out of scrap cardboard. Ours measured 8 3/4 inches on the outside and 6 1/4 inches on the inside.
  2. Do a trial placement of the straws by lining them up close together over the cardboard ring. After you like the way it looks, set the amount of straws you'll need aside.
  3. Apply glue in 3 inch sections directly on the cardboard ring. Working quickly, line up your straws to cover the patch of cardboard that has the glue applied. Move onto the next 3 inch section and continue until the cardboard ring is covered in the paper straws. Let dry 24 hours.
  4. Use decorative raffia to tie a loop for hanging your wreath. You can also add an accent bow like we did with more raffia.

If you'd like to use what we used, find these items at the Red Hat Society Store (click on the link below)



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