January 27, 2012

How to upcycle an old canvas print using chalkboard paper and felt borders

Filed under: Crafts — faithscookies @ 1:53 pm

If you’re like me you have a few old prints that your children have outgrown.  I originally wanted to use chalkboard paint but Joann’s were out of black paint and I remembered that I had some chalkboard contact paper that I could use.

Here’s what I used: Canvas print, chalkboard contact paper, felt sticky borders, scissors:

 Cut out a piece of your chalkboard contact paper to the size you need. I wanted to cover the giraffe (very cute but a bit too young for my children now).  Carefully peel and stick onto canvas print. You may get a few bubbles underneath the paper so you can easily remove and try again.

Peel and stick felt borders to each side of paper….I chose a light pink and a dark pink as this will be for my daughter. Here you have a simple chalkboard. I’ll probably add some ribbon and hang in her bedroom.

Thanks for reading.

















January 23, 2012

Valentine’s Day crafts and treats

Filed under: Baking,Crafts,Gifts — faithscookies @ 12:02 am

Wow….can’t believe January is nearly over. Happy 2012 to everyone and thanks for supporting my little blog. Just really getting started but wanted to share some cute Valentine treats and crafts that I’ve made. We even had to make a special trip today to ‘Michael’s’ so my children could each get a glue gun! and I’m happy that I finally figured out the sewing machine.

Valentine’s Sweetie Pie Pops – I am a little obsessed with cute little individual desserts so made these ‘strawberry/chocolate’ pie pops. I used store bought pie crust and cut out the heart shapes with a cookie cutter. Slice a strawberry and sprinkle in some chocolate chips and cover with another heart shaped pie cut out. I used alphabet cookie cutters to spell out ‘sweetie’ and baked at 375 degrees until golden brown.


Valentine’s Day….You make my heart ‘pop’ marshmallow pops…..dip marshmallow pop in your choice of chocolate or candy melts, dip into pop rocks candy. I added a candy heart sprinkle.

Chocolate ganache covered shortbread heart cookies

Craft – Pocket Sized hand sanitizer Valentine themed holders. These are extremely popular at my Daughter’s School, they can be clipped onto a lunch box or backpack. I can create in your choice of colours.

 Thanks so much for reading….


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