Friday, December 12, 2014

Silhouette Ornament DIY

Make Your Own Keepsake Ornament
In 4 easy steps
YOU WILL NEED:
Mini canvas, paint, ribbon, x-acto knife, hot glue, mod podge
and a mini print out of your child's profile

Extra fun...
Add on glitter, collage pieces, metallic pen, stickers - get creative!

STEP 1 - The Silhouette:
Snap a photo of your child in profile.
Print it small on card stock and carefully cut out with an X-acto


STEP 2 - Paint and Decorate!
Paint the mini canvas any color or colors you would like. 
Cover the silhouette with black paint and set aside to dry. 
Add glitter, collage pieces, stickers, anything to the canvas. 


STEP 3 - Seal with Mod Podge
Glue everything down and cover with a coat of mod lodge -
(Don't worry it dries clear)



STEP 4 - Add Ribbon to Hang
Run a line of hot glue down each side of the canvas

and press the ribbon into place

How about one for each sibling?

What better way to spend the 
holiday than crafting together?

Have A Creative Day!

Always,
smallSHOP




Monday, December 1, 2014

Elf on the Shelf Madness... want to join?

SONNY'S BACK


We had so much fun with Elf on the Shelf 
last year, we thought that we would share 
some of our favorites for you to try. 

smallSHOP's elf is named Sonny. 
He is mischievous and fun. 
Please use some of Sonny's escapades 
as inspiration for your little elf, if ya got one!


Tree Elf

Wreath Bound

Mission Elf-possible

Brushing

Masterpiece

Hanging with friends


Hipster Elf

Who stole the cookies?

Pumping Iron

Spooning

Snow Angels

Cuddling with the critters

Sunday ride

Bubble bath heaven

Smack Down


The gingerbread house got Elf'ed!

Walking his pet

Holding court with the King. 

Gone fishing

The night after the raging elf party

It's December!
Get your holiday on. 
and
Keep creating!

Always, 
smallSHOP




Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Grateful Glitter Feathers

GRATEFUL
SIMPLE & SWEET


This year smallSHOP gives thanks
with a beautiful piece of 
DIY decor for Thanksgiving!



GLITTER
FEATHER
FUN

YOU WILL NEED:
feathers, gold paint, glitter and blue painter's tape for a crisp line
Optional: Twine and beads to bind into a pretty bundle


 4 EASY STEPS FOR GLITTER FEATHERS:

1. Tape off the bottom edge of your glitter 
2. Paint gold from the tape to the tip
3. Sprinkle glitter on the wet paint
4. Remove tape and let feathers dry

WHAT TO DO WITH THEM?
Bundle feathers with twine 
and decorate by stringing beads. 
Use at the Thanksgiving Table 
to pass and share what you are thankful for. 





Show off your special sparkly feathers by adding them to flower arrangement, decorate place settings, the option are endless. 


 INSPIRED?
Get out the drawing paper and colored pencils
and let the creativity flow!





These sweet drawings capture your child's vivid creativity
and can be used as a keepsake for years to come! 

From our families to yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, we are GRATEFUL for you. 

always,
smallSHOP






Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Whale of a Time!

AHOY MATEY!
Dive into our drawing lesson...
smallSHOP's WONDERFUL WHALE SHIPS

We start by drawing a friendly floating whale...


Then we add crisp architectural details to create a ship on top!


smallSHOP artists use complex line work and color to add their own flair.
Each whale ship becomes completely UNIQUE!




Perfect for ANY age!

We love that this lesson can be simplified to appeal to our littlest artists...

Whale Ships by 3 Year Olds:


Whale Ships by 5 Year Olds:



... complex and dynamic to challenge older artists!

Whale Ships by 6 - 12 Year Olds:







Thar She Blows!

Have a creative day.

Always,

smallSHOP