We have a really fun Disney Villain themed birthday idea! Its edible too! Learn how to make the Evil Queen/Witch red apple treats! Supplies: jumbo marshmallows red icing (we just used food coloring to die vanilla icing small pretzel sticks green icing gel red sprinkles cardboard straws or lollipop sticks Make It: Start by putting the straws into the bottom of the marshmallows. After you dye the icing start to ice the marshmallows. Roll the marshmallows into the red sprinkles. Make sure to coat the top too! Cut the pretzels in half and stick a piece on top (this is your apple stem!) Now using the green gel pen draw the apple leaf near the stem. Enjoy! Cupcakes and Lace offers unique and...Continue Reading!
In one of our summer camps this past summer we had a Star Wars themed American Girl Doll crafting day! Want to make mini Princess Leia hair buns for your doll too? Check out the instructions below! Supplies: thick brown yarn roughly about 8-10 inches long (we found this colored yarn at JoAnn Fabrics that was the closest color to her hair) scissors hot glue gun (with adult help!) 4 inch brown felt circle (you can just buy the felt squares and cut it into the circle or give the girls a pattern to trace) 2 bobby pins (can get a pack of these at Dollar Tree for $1!) Lets Make It! Cut two circles out of the felt into about 4...Continue Reading!
In one of our recent summer camps we taught our students how to make a miniature Fairy Garden Village! See below for some ideas on how to make your own! You can purchase most of these supplies at Dollar Tree and Michaels. Dollar Tree has assorted moss, sand, rocks, shells etc. So this project is very inexpensive! Fairy Garden Supplies: one big cardboard box (we got pepper boxes for free from Costco) duct tape paint and brushes scissors/markers/tacky glue etc. assorted moss sand mini clothespins and yarn (make a mini clothing line!) shells mini wooden pieces assorted sizes/colors rocks assorted recycled materials (oatmeal boxes, shampoo boxes, thread spools, bottle caps, cosmetic boxes, cans, mint tints, toilet paper rolls etc.) paper bowls and plates clothespins, pipe cleaners, yarn, fabric scraps (FOR THE FAIRIES) Tips and Tricks: To make...Continue Reading!
At our studio in Aldie, Virginia we recently held a Painting and Baking Camp for an awesome group of Girl Scout Brownies! We wanted to share some ideas and projects for helping you earn your Painter Brownie badge. The girls LOVED the baking twist we put on this badge. We did this in one day camp so you may want to do so in a few meetings if you don't have time for an all day activity. Obviously you can skip the baking of the cake but if you have time it adds some more fun for the girls! #1 GET INSPIRED: For this requirement you need to show the girls different types of paintings. They may have seen some at school but...Continue Reading!
Looking for a fun birthday party for your little crafter? At one of our recent summer camps here in Aldie, Virginia we made little beach scenes for cute little teddy bears! We purchased this teddy bears in a pack from Oriental Trading. You can also get them on Amazon. They are usually a 12 pack for about $13. These would make a great party activity and favor for the kiddos! Some party ideas for making mini items for the teddy: We made little bikinis for them since it was summer camp season! Make mini necklaces Mini camera (we found a sheet of scrapbook paper from craft store that had little camera printers on it. Then we cut them out and glue them onto yard for...Continue Reading!
Do you love crafting mini items for your American Girl Doll? Love Grace? We have some awesome inspiration to get you started on making a Grace themed Paris bakery stand for your 18'' doll! You just need a box that has an open back so it looks like a bakery stand, a good imagination, some creativity and assorted craft supplies! Use duck tape or paint to cover the box. Embellish with stickers, gems and more! Make mini bakery foods like: french bread, crepes, macaroons, candy, cakes, french fries, drinks and more! Supplies: recycled tide/laundry box (can get this for free at Costco/BJ's etc.) duck tape or parents can pre-spray paint the box) stickers, gems, paper etc. scissors, tacky glue, markers etc. assorted craft materials assorted mini plastic cups,...Continue Reading!
In a recent private Girl Scout troop workshops here in Northern Virginia we helped a Washington DC troop earn the Making Memories badge with a scrapbook theme! We think this is a great retired badge (they are still currently available on GSUSA!) and make a super fun activity for your troop. If you are local come to our studio and we can help you earn this badge. If you are not local you can do this on your own. You can get some great supplies for fairly inexpensive at some of the store below! The trick with scrapbook with a large group is to pre assemble the supplies on various tables. We laid out all the scrapbook papers neatly on a huge table...Continue Reading!
We recently had a great time with some awesome Junior Girl Scouts at our Secret Garden Sewing, Crafting & Gardening Camp in Aldie, Virginia! They earned their Gardener Badge and the retro Sew Simple badge too! We wanted to provide ideas for Girl Scout leaders and moms who are helping their troop earn the Gardener badge. We like putting a different twist on it by adding some sewing projects in. Here are some ideas and tips. SEWING PROJECT WITH A GARDENING THEME: We taught the girls how to make gardening aprons with pockets for their gardening tools! OR if you don't know how to sew (or don't live close to our studio!) you can buy gardening aprons from time to time at...Continue Reading!
We have the best summer craft for you to make for your American Girl Doll or 18'' Doll...a camping tent! See below to make one for your doll! Cupcakes and Lace AG Doll Tent Supplies: one new flat cardboard box (we bought these from WalMart for about $1.5o each...make sure to get the larger size) duck tape (we used the smores printed duck tape!) paint/markets/stickers etc. to decorate the sides of your tent box cutter for adult use to pre-cut the flaps off fabric for the flaps if desired (we used the triangle shape once the tent was created to trace onto the fabric so the size of the flaps were correct) How to Make: Adults should pre-cut the four flaps off ahead of time. Then cut on just...Continue Reading!
In one of our recent summer camps for girls here in Aldie, Virginia the Junior Girl Scouts earned their Gardener badge by completing several fun outdoor projects and sewing gardening themed items too! Our DIY Kids Terrarium Craft is awesome for a birthday party, project idea when earning the Gardener GS Junior badge, or just a fun summer activity to do with the kiddos. We got most of the supplies from the Dollar Tree and Michaels (so it is pretty inexpensive to do!). Grab a few trays like the ones we have in the pictures (and plastic spoons) and the kiddos will love it! Cupcakes and Lace Kiddo Terrarium Craft Supplies: glass container or jar (we found these awesome glass containers for $1 at...Continue Reading!