Craft Projects, Valentine's Day

Mini Farmhouse Rolling Pins Tutorial

These miniature farmhouse rolling pins would look perfect on a three-tiered wooden tray! These could be decorated or adapted for every holiday. Follow the steps below to create your own! Comment below if you have any questions.

~Abigail Jean

Materials Needed

1. Plate for paint

2. Paint (Valentine’s day Colors) I use Acrylic Craft paint. I used pink, red, white, and hot pink.

3. Wooden Mini Rolling Pins

4. Paint brush

5. Valentine’s Day Ribbon

6. Glue and a glue gun

7. Scissors

8. If you are using a Cricut or Silhouette you will need contact paper and white premium vinyl and red premium vinyl.

9. If not using a Cricut or Silhouette then you might want to check your local craft shop for some small stencils to use to write your words or if you are feeling daring you can write them as well.

10. Regular Modge podge.

Step by Step Procedures

  1. Get all materials ready.
  2. Layout paper if you are worried about making a mess.

Step 3:

Paint each rolling pin just in the center. Take your time on this part and then lay it on the ends so it can dry.

Step 4: Download The Skinny font by Jusebox FREE from Dafont

Step 5: Install Font and Design in Design space or computer program affialiated with your cutting machine.

Step 6: I did my words at 0.75″ just to be safe, but you could try 1″

Step 7:

Cut out and weed Premium Vinyl letters. I use contact paper from the kitchen section of Walmart. I have literally had that same role for 2 years and it works much better than the Cricut brand (sorry not sorry). Use your credit card tool then peel off and apply to your Rolling pin. Either side will work!

Step 8: Apply a coat of Mod Podge. You technically don’t have to, but I always like to be safe when putting vinyl on wood.

Step 9: Attach Ribbon to each rolling pin by looping it either on the end or around the colored portion. Secure with a dab of hot glue if needed.

Side Note: I let the rolling pins dry in between each step.

Craft Projects, Valentine's Day

Valentine Gnome Craft

In the past few years Gnomes have taken on a life of their own. They aren’t just a part of fairytales and fantasy novels, they are a part of rustic decor. You can enjoy them on your mantle or even at your desk!

Here is the step by step guide on how to make Valentine Gnomes (or for any holiday!).

You can click on the materials to order them on Amazon.

I have included 3 different ways to make this cute little friends!

Gnome #1: Pinecone Gnome

Materials:

1. Glue Gun & Glue

2. Pine cone of any size (my uncle gave me a huge box of ones he had in his yard)

3. Felt for the Hat

4. Wooden ball for the nose. (I bought mine from HobbyLobby)

5. Fake Fur

6. Heart cut outs or buttons to decorate.❤️ (If you have a Cricut or Silhouette you can make your own cut outs)

7. Scissors✂️

Directions:

1. Cut fur into a slight triangle (you can always adjust this later)

2. Attach the fur to the middle or towards the top of the pinecone with the hot glue. Fluff out if needed.

3. Attach the ball above the fur with hot glue.

4. Cut out the hat in a triangle. (I measured it around the pinecone before I cut it just to make sure.)

5. I then attached the hat to the pinecone at the bottom of the hat over the nose. I put a dab of hot glue to secure it to the back. This will make constructing the hat easier.

6. Fold the hat how you want it. You can either twist the felt and fold it down. Stick it up or have it hanging. If you have any holes you can cover up with a button or heart. (No one will ever know!)

7. If your gnome is having trouble standing up you can try sanding the bottom of the pinecone. You could also attach it with hot glue to a small wooden circle.

Gnome #2: Sock & Fluff

Materials:

1. Sock🧦 (I got mine from the dollar tree, If you aren’t going to sell them, then you can use socks that you have at home.)

2. Fluff

3. A hair tie or twine to secure the sock closed.

Everything else is the same as the Gnome #1!

Directions:

1. Put stuffing into sock as much that will fit!

2. Tie the top of the sock with a hair tie or piece of twine.

3. Follow all the same instructions for Gnome #1

Gnome #3: Rice and a sock.

Materials:

1.sock 🧦

2. Rice (I got mine from the dollar tree)

3. Hair tie or rubber band.

4. Funnel or measuring cup for rice.

5. A container or cup for less mess.

Everything else is the same as Gnome #1 & #2.

Directions:

1. Put sock around cup or container.

2. Put rice into sock as much as it will hold.

3. Tie off sock if there is excess on top.

Everything else is the same as Gnome #1 & 2.

It’s ok if it doesn’t work out the first time. Just keep practicing and have fun with it.

If you have any questions, then please write them in the comments area.

~Abigail Jean

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