craft idea: mushroom toss!

Posted by design on Oct 26, 2016 in Be Crafty!, Diy, Just for Fun

Here at eeBoo, we love to get crafty and to inspire creativity! Our newest hire, Laura, decided to work with a bundle of eeBoo craft supplies to create a fun Autumn activity for everyone in the family to enjoy!  You can use the tutorial below to make your own Mushroom Toss game, or you can use the skills and ideas in this project to inspire your own wonderful creations! The possibilities are endless!  Head over to eeBoo on Facebook or Instagram to see more of this fun project! #BeCrafty

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A beautiful display #eeBooAroundtheWorld

Posted by design on May 6, 2016 in Be Crafty!, Diy, Just for Fun, Uncategorized

This beautiful eeBoo craft display is going off to Japan! #craft #eeboo #felt #pompoms #pipecleaners #DIY #display #eeBooAroundTheWorld

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#craftyweekend Spring Floral Wall Art

Posted by design on Apr 15, 2016 in #craftyweekend, Be Crafty!, Diy

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10254009_1208200635860334_5345592108143664436_nIt’s warming up & spring is in bloom. Lillian at eeBoo created this fun Spring Floral Wall Art! This is a great way to re-purpose those pop-stick snowflakes we made in December!

Note, If you are starting off from scratch, you will just need to grab some pop sticks, hot glue, and a long piece of ribbon. Glue your pop sticks together in the shape of a starburst to make the frame to hang your felt floral pieces on. Tie the ribbon around the middle connector and it is ready to hang!

 

 

 

 

 

 What you will need:

-Felt sheets in bright colors and varying shades of green

-Scissors

-Glue Stick or Hot Glue Gun

Directions:

Start with your bright floral colored sheets and cut out as many medium and small circles as you can fit per sheet. Mix it up as the varying sizes look great together!

Once you have cut out all the circles you can make, take each circle and cut 4-6 notches around the edges for your petals.

After all the notches are cut into the circles, it is time to shape your petals. The shape Lillian used was the top of a heart, but you can use any petal top shape that you would like.

Rotate each circle until all the petals are shaped the way you would like them. You will find that some of the small circles fit nicely as centers for the larger ones, you can match them up and if you need any more centers, use your scraps to make more.

Take your green felt sheets and cut in 4 inch strips. Then take each strip and cut out rows of ragged cat eye shapes. Leaves are just as unique as flowers so the more ragged or differently shaped the better!

Once all the flowers and leaves are cut out, organize so you can put them on the pop stick frame.

Use your glue stick or hot glue gun to adhere the flowers on first. I started with covering the places that the pop sticks connect to give each flower a bit of space. Once you have added all the flowers you would like, then go in and add the leaves in the blank spots. Mix up the colors and sizes so that it feels more alive.

Once everything is glued on, give it a once over for loose strings or felt that may need extra glue. Let your hanging dry for a bit, to make sure nothing falls off if you have used a glue stick.

Once dry, you are ready to hang to give your space a bit of spring cheer!

 

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#craftyweekend Easter Egg Tic-Tac-Toe!

Posted by design on Mar 24, 2016 in #craftyweekend, Be Crafty!, Diy

 

easter egg tic tac toe

 

What you will need:

Felt sheets in various colors

(scraps from leftover projects come in handy for this craft)

Glue

Scissors

 Directions:

First decide how big your eggs will be- once you have cutout one egg from felt and fixed the edges so you are happy with the shape, use that as your template

You will need two different colors of eggs – cut out 5 eggs in each color

Take a full felt sheet, and lay out 9 of your eggs in a grid- this will give you the measurement for the board. Make sure to leave room for the cross hatch felt pieces.

Cut out board shape, then cut out strips of contrasting colored felt for the cross hatches.

Glue down cross hatches using the eggs to make sure you get the right spacing.

Trim edges of strips to line up with board.

Now it’s time for the best part, decorate your eggs!

For the egg decoration:

Cut out different color shapes and strips and lay out on your eggs. Don’t worry about matching the edges, you can trim later.

Once all of your eggs are laid out with decorations, glue the pieces on egg by egg.

Clean up any extra glue, trim edges of overlapping felt.

You can now play a fun timeless game great for all ages!

 

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#craftyweekend Personalize your baby bundle!

Posted by design on Feb 26, 2016 in #craftyweekend, Be Crafty!, Diy, Just for Fun

Lillian at eeBoo wanted to spice up her baby gift  to a friend! Her solution? Adding personalized touches with eeBoo’s felt to her existing baby purchases!

shop eeBoo’s felt here!

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Here’s what she had, and what you can use too!

1 Baby Blanket

1 Lovey

1 Hooded Towel

1 Piece of coordinating colored felt

Scissors

Needle

Contrasting embroidery thread

 

Directions:

Cut your felt into the needed shapes:

Medium heart for blanket

Initial shape for lovey

Small heart and two triangles for towel

 

Lay out your pieces to make sure they are properly sized; trim any pieces that are too large.

 

Begin with your towel:

Sew triangles on top corner about 2 inches from corner, keep sewing on front flap only- Do not sew hood closed!

Sew small heart nose on bottom edge of hood.

You can also make additional embellishments like whiskers or eyes with your embroidery thread!

 

Next sew initial on Lovey:

 

Position letter along one corner and secure with embroidery thread.

 

Carefully sew only onto top layer so all thread is hidden inside.

 

Last personalize the baby blanket:

 

Take your medium heart shape and embroider the baby’s name or loving message.

 

Once completed, sew to corner of blanket, making sure to not go through both layers so your bottom threads stay hidden.

 

Once completed, clean up any loose threads, then fold and tie with ribbon. You now have a nice set of baby essentials with a personalized, loving touch!

 

Make a gift tag for your Valentine #craftyweekend

Posted by design on Feb 5, 2016 in #craftyweekend, Be Crafty!, Diy, Just for Fun

Feel the love!  Use as a card, tag, or ornament to show your valentine spirit!

valentines cards

 

 

What you will need:

Fancy papers iridescent and corrugated

Pipe cleaners

Pop sticks

Scissors

(shop eeBoo’s craft line here)

Marker

Hot glue gun

Directions:


Pop stick heart tag

Begin by connecting two pop sticks in a V shape & affix the connecting parts with glue.

Next cut your pop sticks in thirds and glue four connecting pieces to make heart shaped top.

Fill in center with remaining pieces until you are satisfied with heart design.

Use marker to make designs or placing wording on your heart tag.

Last, wrap a pipe cleaner around one of the edges and it is ready to top any love filled gift!

Fancy paper tag

Cut out a tag shape from your corrugated fancy paper, and use this as a guide when cutting your wavy iridescent insert.

Make a small hole at the top of your tag, and insert a fluffy pipe cleaner for the tie.

Take a thin pipe cleaner and shape it into a word- I shaped love which is simple, but you could make a name for the tag which is equally sweet! If you make a mistake, it is easy to go back and untwist.

Tip: make a twist after each letter to anchor and keep it from in winding.

Hot glue iridescent paper to corrugated, then hot glue a few points of your pipe cleaner word onto the iridescent paper.

Clean up any unfinished edges with scissors and remove any hot glue strings.

 

DIY Valentines Cards #craftyweekend

Posted by design on Jan 29, 2016 in #craftyweekend, Be Crafty!, Diy, Just for Fun

 

valentines cards

What you will need -

Your choice cardstock and envelopes

Play papers (Via shop.eeboo.com)

Scissors

Glue Stick

Directions:

For this design, you will need to cut out two cloud shapes, and several different sizes of hearts.

Use the different patterns on the play papers to mix and match. It’s raining love, get it?

Once your pieces are cut out, lay them out on your card until you are satisfied with the design.

Glue all the pieces on the card with a glue stick.

If you have any hearts left over, use them to decorate your envelope.

Make one for someone special or a ton for all your friends.

 

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Felt Cloud Magnet, your #blizzard2016 DIY

Posted by design on Jan 22, 2016 in #craftyweekend, Be Crafty!, Diy

 A fun felt cloud magnet for #craftyweekend- What a great #DIY for the snow storm!

 cloud magnet

What you need:

Simple scissors

Buttons

Cotton balls

Embroidery thread and needle

Hot glue gun

Blue Felt (Pictured with eeBoo’s dart frog + tropical colors)

Magnetic Tape

Directions:

Fold a piece of felt in half and cut out a cloud shape

Use scraps to cut out a skinny rectangle strip

Cut out a rectangle shape from the darker blue (about 1/4 size of your cloud) – cut out the bow edge design you want

Wrap skinny strip around your scrunched rectangle – fluff till your bow looks even and complete – then hot glue strip closed tightly

Take one side of cloud and sew your face or design – don’t want a face, make a scoop design, layer buttons to make a mosaic- your options for this design are only limited by your imagination!

Once your design is complete, it is time to assemble your magnet.

See the sides of your cloud together, face out – leave a small hole

Stuff with cotton balls to give it depth and then continue sewing closed.

Finish by hot gluing your bow to the front – Stick your cloud to your fridge and, voila!

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spotted: Oaxaca 24 color pencils in Stationery Trends Magazine

Posted by design on Jul 10, 2015 in Be Crafty!, Just for Fun, Press Articles, Product Feature

Stationery Trends Summer 2015

 

 

spotted: our Oaxaca 24 color pencils in the summer issue of Stationery Trends Magazine. It’s Friday, it’s summer, and it’s time to color!

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Mother’s Day Crafts from eeBoo!

Posted by design on Apr 27, 2015 in Be Crafty!, Just for Fun, Special Event

Templates below!

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Pink CrownStriped Crown

 

 

crown template

 

crown template 2

tulip template

 

heart template

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