Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pipe Cleaner Candy Canes!

Super fun and easy holiday craft with kids. Mine are ages 3, 5, 7 and they had a blast!

We made these Christmas candy canes in every color combination imaginable!  They now hang all over our tree and not a single house guest goes home without one! ;)

We used shimmer pipe cleaners.
Cut them in half.
Chose desired color combinations...
and TWIST!!

© 2012 amysbodydecor

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Homemade Birthday Cake: Green Army Men

My "Baby Boy" is five... omg, FIVE! =-O
I usually make their birthday cake, homemade.
Theme of their choice, and we have fun with it!
Since he had Batman last year,
next best thing this year is "shooting men!"
So we went with a Green Army Men/Camo style.

Started with a simple 13x9 baked cake.
I frosted entire top with light green frosting.
(Vanilla frosting plus about 5 drops of green food coloring.)
I added drops of additional food coloring to make the camo look.
I used green and black along with an olive green shade I made 
just mixing some colors. lol

My son helped me place the toys where he liked.
We also used Chocolate Sanding Sugar, cause it looks cool and tastes yummy!

Then Mommy had fun taking some photos ;)

We had fun and the party guests loved it!!
Happy 5th Birthday Braden!

{At bedtime he said he had "too good of a day, too much fun" <3}

© 2012 amysbodydecor

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Handcrafted... Strength and Appeal.

Protect your Handmade purchase!

Threading the wires through a Cable Thimble 
is a great way to protect the wires from fraying.
Over time, as the wires rub against the metal of your clasp,
It's inevitable...
Your favorite  piece of jewelry will break.
Or worse, Get lost!!
::Beads flying everywhere while your heart breaks::

While shopping at 
rest assured
 that I always use these sterling silver cable thimbles 
for my handmade jewelry creations. 

The design is simple, yet elegant 
and the smooth silver has been polished, 
adding to its appeal.

The quality and strength provides a professional touch.
 Taking the handcrafted character 
that you already love so well,
to a whole new level!

© 2012 amysbodydecor

Friday, September 28, 2012

Autumn Luster

 Handmade Bracelet.
Czech Fire Polished Beads.
Sterling Silver.
A must have this season. ;)
Coordinating earrings available, of course!
Want more details?!
Check it out here:

© 2012 amysbodydecor

Monday, September 24, 2012

DIY Beach Keepsake, Souvenir, Home Decor.

Super easy and inexpensive 
DIY Beach keepsake, souvenir, home decor.

     -Small glass bottle with cork. I got mine at Micheal's for $1.19. 
(With my 40% off coupon I only paid about 75 cents.)
     -White beach sand.  I borrowed mine from the kids sand box. ;)
     -Four to six small shells. Must fit through the bottles opening. 
     -Twine, hemp or ribbon (optional). 

The kids had fun on our recent family vacation to Deerfield Beach,  
helping to gather shells.  
Then I simply added the desired amount of sand, I filled the bottle about 1/2 an inch.  
Gently dropped in the shells and closed the cork.  
I tied on a simple piece of twine to finish it off.

Total cost was less than one dollar and only took a few minutes to put together.
Now I have a beautiful and sentimental keepsake from our family summer vacation! 
A great accent to our beach themed bathroom. ;)

© 2012 amysbodydecor