Every year in March at one of our 18'' Doll Accessory Classes we hold a St. Patrick's Day themed crafting class! The girls make tons of mini pots of gold, pretend drinks, green ice cream sundaes (check out the DIY tutorial to make some of your own), shamrock themed items and more! The doll table is easy to make! We get the detergent (Tide brand etc.) boxes free from Costco or BJ's! You can really use any sturdy box that is doll height. You can spray paint ahead of time for the girls or help them use green duck tape, paper etc. Purchase shamrock stickers, craft gems, use markers, paint etc. The girls will love it! The cheaper place for spray paint...Continue Reading!
We have a fun mini craft project for you to make for your American Girl Doll, Build A Bear or any stuffed animal! This little green craft only take a few supplies and is perfect for St. Patrick's Day coming up! Check out the tutorial below to make one. Supplies: Mini cup (these are communion cups and you can purchase them at a Catholic shop or on Amazon) pom poms (we used a few green sparkly pom poms and some regular pom poms) tacky glue one red pony bead How to Make It! Start by putting a dot of glue on the bottom of the cup. Place your first pom pom on top of the glue. Put another dot of glue on that bottom pom pom. Place another pom pom on...Continue Reading!
In a recent crafting workshops here in Chantilly, Virginia we showed one super fun Girl Scout Brownie troop how to make mini hats and scarves for adorable mini teddy bears! You can purchase these mini teddy bears or any similar small plush teddy bears, easter bunnies, St. Patricks Day bunnies (basically tons of different kinds of little plush friends!) from Oriental Trading. This makes a great birthday party idea because it is inexpensive, fun and pretty easy for you to prepare! See below to make one for your own little stuffed animals! Supplies: Mini Teddy Bear or any other similar sized stuffed animal (these are about 4 inches tall) fabric scissors or scissors that will cut through fabric for the kiddos (fiskars kids scissors generally...Continue Reading!
Do you love making miniature items for your American Girl Doll or 18'' doll? We have just the craft for you and your doll! Lets learn how to make a pretend plate of spaghetti and meatballs. All you need is a few supplies and a big imagination! Check it out below. Supplies: Crayola Model Magic in terra cotta color Scissors glue (we use tacky glue) something for a plate or bowl (we used the little condiment lids (you can find a bag of these at the party store or WalMart) mini fork (we used the "fork" appetizers and you can get those in a pack at Party City or online) white yarn red craft foam or red paper How to Make It! Start by cutting some yarn out. You can cut in...Continue Reading!
Are you planning your daughters birthday party and need a unique crafting idea? Our teddy bear picnic crafting kit would be so much fun for your next party! You and your teddy bear will craft a picnic basket full of flowers, frying pan with yummy bacon and eggs, 2 drinks (lemonade and orange drink), plate of brownies, sandwich platter with carrot sticks, and campfire! You also receive wildflower sticks for your box as well as a picnic blanket. Each kit comes with all supplies, easy instructions (with written and illustrations and also individually bagged for each craft), and adorable teddy bear! This even comes with the tacky glue needed for the crafts. The kit comes neatly packaged in a cute white box...Continue Reading!
Loveable Lucy Alien Stuffed Animal Sewing & Crafting Kit: Great Kids Birthday Present or Party Activity
Does your daughter or granddaughter have a passion for crafting or sewing? Does she want to learn how to sew? Lucy the Alien Sewing Kit is the perfect starter sewing kit! Our kit comes with all the supplies, easy written instructions with photos, as well as video based instructions! Your little sewer will learn how to hand sew (yes, it even comes with the needles and spool of thread!) this cute stuffed animal, and even craft a spaceship for Lucy. The glue and stuffing also come with this kit! Kids are able to use their imagination to make Lucy look any way they choose. Make her a cyclops alien with one big eye or craft her huge red lips, or make her have 4...Continue Reading!
Valentines is around the corner and I bet your doll would enjoy some french crepes for a Valentines breakfast in bed! We will show you to craft a mini pretend Valentines inspired crepe (which are kind of like thin pancakes!) platter complete with whip creme and berries on top. See below to make one for your 18'' doll or teddy bear! You will need: Small doll size bowl/plate (we re-used a cleaned juice cap...or you can use a bottlecap or cut a circle plate out of paper or craft foam) small piece of tan felt or tan craft foam (about 4 by 4 inches) small piece of card stock paper for place mat (about 4 by 4 inches) small piece of card stock in another color...Continue Reading!
Mrs. K (owner of Cupcakes and Lace) recently went on a trip with her 87 year old Grandmother to the southern Caribbean! While she was there they visited a childrens home called Casa Cuna. They purchased a few bags of childrens clothing from Little Lords and Ladies, packed it up in their suitcase and brought it over to the home in Aruba. Casa Cuna serves as a place for young children who may be in difficult family situations, abusive households, or those that may be in foster care or need of adoption. Kids are ages birth to about 8 years old. They got to meet a few of the younger kids (some of the kids were at school during the time they came) and...Continue Reading!
Are you a Girl Scout troop working towards earning your Jeweler Junior Badge? Or do you just love making super cool jewelry? Then this is the perfect craft for you! With just a few supplies you can make these dazzling cut gemstone bracelets. Hey, you could even turn these into necklaces with longer string! Check out the directions below to make one for yourself. What you will need: a few pieces of cut gemstones (or you can use craft jewels/gems). We found a big bag of these mosaic looking cut "gems" at Michaels in the section of the store with all the stones/gems/mosaic/tiles. Anything you find that is similar will do! about 8 inches per girl of jewelry cord/string (we like the thin stretchy elastic...Continue Reading!
Hey crafty moms and Girl Scout leaders! We have a fun contest going on right now for a chance to win a free 18'' Doll Party Crafting Kit or Patch Kit of your choice (both Cupcakes and Lace original kits!). Here is more info and rules of the contest: You must make do one of the crafts or activities from one of our blog posts! (This can be from ANY blog post...doesn't matter how current the post is!) You must send us 1-3 photos of your completed craft or activity. If you are in one of the photos that's even better! Please include the URL for the blog post you created your craft from as well as a couple sentences letting us know why you...Continue Reading!