Sunday, October 16, 2011

DIY Tissue paper from napkins

This post is super fun for me because it is a perfect 
example of our life and my 'use what you have' theme... We don't have tissue paper here and well I really like all the variety of colors and designs and all the crinkly fun tissue paper gives. A lot of cool crafty ideas from that light weight paper too. Anyway the other day we had been using some orange paint and I had a bit left over I didn't want to waste. So Lydia and I watered down the acrylic orange paint grabbed an eyedropper and went to work.



Who knew what these very pretty napkins were going to be used for but away we went.
We then let them dry over night and when they were finished drying they were a tissue paper texture and kind of crinkly.
We  had a stack of orange napkins hanging out on the counter for a few days.


Here is what we did with our stack of tissue paper like napkins:
Enjoy

We had a little friend over the other day and inspiration hit. I had JUST after almost 7 years in Turkey found clear contact paper.  This truly is a GREAT find for me. Plus it was so inexpensive!!  Anyway here is what we created.  
Anyone living in Turkey this craft is for you. 
Easy around the house items and everything can be found here.  
Happy Fall Crafting.


*I cut a rectangular piece of clear contact paper for each child
*I laid the sticky part up and put rocks on the sides to keep it down. Then the kids took the orange colored cut up napkins and placed them on the sticky part. 
*They then folded the contact paper together and pressed down.
*I cut a circle and they stuck on the eyes and drew the mouth. Ta da easy low expense fun. 



This is what we used:
15 minute craft

Napkins
watered down paint
eye dropper
Contact paper
Black construction paper or foam
tape
permanent marker for mouth

Another fun thing about this craft for us is we don't ever carve pumpkins here. So this was a fun pumpkin face idea.  I think I might do snowmen but just use white napkins. :)  

Tonight I am so grateful for the little things.  I really feel that since I have decided to be content with what God has given me here I enjoy the small finds so much more and I create a lot more and rarely think if only I had....(until I go back to the States and walk into Michael's or Hobby Lobby then when I return back to Turkey it takes me a month or so to be content with what I have. But man I sure enjoy those moments in those stores.) :)

Keeping to my 'use what you have' theme, recently I have noticed how many palettes  there are in my town.  The other day there was a stack outside our neighborhood grocery store. :) Oh hey a project is brewing in my mind. ;) Oh and stay tuned for a few more original fall projects I will post this week.

From my little corner to yours,
In love with my Savior.
Becky


I HAVE LEARNED THE SECRET OF BEING CONTENT IN ANY AND EVERY SITUATION, WHETHER WELL FED OR HUNGRY, WHETHER LIVING IN PLENTY OR IN WANT. I CAN DO EVERYTHING THROUGH HIM WHO GIVES ME STRENGTH." PHIL. 4:12,13

8 comments:

Jill said...

LOVE these little pumpkin window decorations! Great idea with the homemade tissue paper too!! It's very rewarding when you can do great crafts with just what you have in the house!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

matt&ruth said...

Cool! It is true that you really have to figure out how to use what you have when you live in Turkey...makes you think outside the box so much more. And as someone who has not been back to N. America since moving here, I can't WAIT for my first step back into Micheal's...I imagine it will feel somewhat overwhelming!

Jill said...

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Lorie said...

What a great idea and they turned out so cute! Thanks for stopping by Reading Confetti!

OliveTree said...

Yes, I love the idea of doing what you can with what you have, rather than waiting until later to be creative. Later may never happen. Fun creative work!

Creatively Content said...

Ruth, I think it makes me so much more grateful and excited when I get to go to Micheal's again. Not having all things at my finger tips has done my heart good. :) Yes you will be like a little kid in a candy shop...

Creatively Content said...

Olive tree, Thank you. Yes you are right waiting until I have everything I could be waiting a LONG time. :)

Creatively Content said...

Jill, thank you!! I loving coming by your linky party! Thanks for the invites and encouragement dear bloggy friend.

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