Art And Craft Ideas!

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  1. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello all, i was wondering if anyone had any SIMPLE arts and crafts ideas? you can post pictures if you'd like...(i would like simple arts and crafts ideas, but you can still RARELY do un-simple ones!)
    thanks,
    Chickensfan
     
  2. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    i know one feathers in a Mason Jar all you need to do is find a medium sized mason jar and find nice pretty clean long feather fill the mason jar with feathers then pull the feathers up were they are sticking out top then if you want to you can decorate the mason jar with paint or a ribbon or both but i left mine plain
     
  3. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool, thanks!
     
  4. bunsnpupsnchick

    bunsnpupsnchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's pretty easy...chalkboards. I don't have photo of what I did last year for a couple of gifts unfortunately.

    I made some travel boards for my friend's little girls. Pretty easy, just took a few steps.

    For the board itself you can use wood cut to size/shape. Nice piece of shelf wood works great. An old mirror or picture frame is good too. You can paint right over the glass or a thin piece of MDF/Nice sided plywood/etc. There are also chalkboard paints pieces or even shelf liner.

    I like to make my own chalk paint. I used paint + plaster of paris. Simple recipe is 1/3 cup of hot/watm water, 1/3 cup of plaster of paris, & 2/3 cup latex paint (though I used whatever I had...can't remember if latex or not). That recipe is from Lowe's (http://www.lowes.com/creative-ideas/paint-stain-and-wallpaper/diy-chalk-paint/article), but there are tons of different recipes as well as chalkboard paint ready to go. Mix the water & plaster of paris together til smooth then add paint.


    For my travel boards

    I cut down a piece of 12" wide shelf board into 12" squares. I then sanded them very well...no sharp corners or edges. Didn't worry about perfectly curved either. Just smooth.

    I painted one side with the chalkboard paint first. Need to use a white sponge roller...goes on nice & smooth. Will probably need a couple of coats.

    Once the chalkboard paint is dry I taped off a 'frame' & painted that. You can use any color, color layering, etc. you want. I also painted the sides & back.

    I then decorated the frame with glitter clue, beads, etc.

    To help make it portable I also put 2 eye screws in one side & threaded some paracord thru to use as a handle/way to hang. As well as attaching a handkerchief to use as an eraser and a small tote bag to hold chalk. I just knotted the handkerchief to the tote bag & I think used a carabiner to attach the bag.

    Before use, the board does need to be conditioned by smearing it all over with the side of a piece of chalk & wiping it off. Then it should be good to go.


    You can use the paint to refinish furniture, etc. or make larger boards too. I do want to try making a magnetic board using a thin piece of sheet metal, but have other things to do first.
     
  5. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks!
    and by the way Summer, tried your idea, and loved it! i even managed to find a feather from Hats! yay!
     
  6. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    ill get a pic of mine
     
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    Here is the masterpiece
     
  8. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow! i like them! mine turned out pretty great too! i managed to find a tail feather from my australorp roo! it is so pretty!
     
  9. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    i got a little bit of all my chickens feathers except my roo's feathers
     
  10. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol. that is so cute! i made sure i had one from Hats!
     

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