Sunday, July 14, 2013

Summer of Jo-Ann Crafting

I was asked by Jo-Ann Fabrics to participate in their 'Summer of Jo-Ann' crafting contest.  I was given a $25 gift card for my participation.  All opinions are my own.

Summer.  It comes every year, but I seem to forget all the small details: sopping wet swimsuits, fights with a pool noodle, getting threatened with a time-out because your husband didn't want to get hit with a pool noodle...

You've gotta love summer.

Luckily for me, Jo-Ann Fabric has a great catalog of craft ideas to keep the kids entertained. And if you play your cards right, you might just avoid that time-out for a day or two.

Check out the catalog here.  There are so many fun ideas and Jo-Ann's gives you a list of the supplies you'll need to make the projects.  I chose this one:

It's a window box!  So cute and so easy, I knew the kids would love to make it.

I gathered all my supplies and put the whole family to work.  First, the hubs and Noah (wearing a Transformers costume, naturally) went to work priming the box:

And then Jonathan and Noah painted the box:

And then it was time for me to finally do some work.  By then, the family had resented my shouting orders at them anyway, so I had to pull my own weight.

I used a vinyl stencil to paint a little plant on the front...

And then I glued some wooden animals to the front.  I added a plant and called it a day... look how adorable it is!

Isn't it the cutest little thing? And it was a family effort, so we are all proud of it.  Unfortunately, I touted it to my family as a 'kids' project, so they won't let me keep it in my room.  Fiddlesticks.

Compare the picture in the catalog to my finished project...

I think we did pretty well...

Check out the Jo-Ann's catalog to find a great project for your family!  While you're there, sign up to be a preferred customer and get a 20% off coupon!

Check out Jo-Ann's Pinterest page for other great craft ideas!
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1 comment:

  1. It's better than the catalog version! Hope your feeling more normal these days. :) Have a great week.


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