Howdy! Â How was your weekend? Â I spent mine frantically running around town on errands. Â I’m the youth leader over the girls ages 12-18 in my church and we had a fundraiser Saturday to Â raise money for their Girls Camp. Â We had a Dessert Auction and Talent Show. Is was a ton of fun! The girls did a great job. Â I wish I had gotten some photos of it. Â Since I didn’t, you get to see another one of Abbi from a few weekends ago at the You-Pick Berry Farm and Petting Zoo 🙂
This weekâ€™s theme is another fun oneâ€¦BoysÂ Crafts. There are never enough crafts for the males of our species are there?
Remember that voting closes a day early this season, so make sure you have your vote in by Thursday night. Â I’m trying a different poll in the sidebar than in the past. It’s in the sidebar and highlighted blue so you can find it a little better. It’s through WordPress, instead of a third party, so I’m hoping that will get rid of theÂ problems some of you were having. Â Let me know if you’re still having issues.
And if you want to craft along, remember thereâ€™s the Iâ€™m Crafty! Linky Party every Thursday as well.
Craft #1 – DIY Cufflinks -Â ErinÂ @Â Erinâ€™s Creative Energy
Most crafts are geared towards women.Â Crafting in general is geared towards women.Â I was very excited to participate in this week’s theme of, “Let’s Hear It For The Boys,” so I could show off something that you can do for the man in your life.Â I made custom cufflinks, some of which are definitely geared for my husband.
Did you know that you can purchase cufflinks without anything on them?Â I didn’t realize that until a few weeks ago.Â I was so excited because buying a pair of cufflinks is SUPER EXPENSIVE!Â This was a much cheaper alternative.Â Each pair came out to just under $3!!!Â That is way better than spending $50-100 a pair in a store.
At that price, you can afford to make a set for that special guy in your life.Â Here are just a few of the ones I came up with…most of them from objects I had around the house.
Baseball cufflinks, made from a real baseball.Â The Golfer cufflinks, made from a real golf ball that was laying around the house.Â The legos were donated to my crafting cause from a neighbor kid and I spent less than $1 for 6 bobbers to make up the Fisherman cufflinks.Â The ideas really are infinite when it comes to ideas on making cufflinks.
Craft #2 – Dino Bike Make-OverÂ â€“ MegÂ @Â Mega Crafty
When I saw the theme “Let’s Hear It For The Boys“ the first thing I thought of was to make something for the little boy in my life… my nephew. Ok to tell you the truth this was really the second thing I thought of, the very first was the 80’s song from Footloose (and it’s been stuck in my head ever since). But a project for my nephew was the first crafty thing I thought of, so the 80’s song doesn’t really count.
My nephew is at the age where kids start to get their first bikes. I’m not sure if any of you have priced out toddler bikes recently but they are kind of expensive for something he’ll probably grow out of by next summer. So when I found a bike at a tag sale for just $5, I bought it and decided I could give it a makeover.
He loves dinosaurs and the shape of the handlebars reminded me of a dinosaur’s jawline, so I decided this little blue bike should become a Dino-Bike.
My husband took the tires and seat off so I could paint the frame. I sprayed it with two colors then hand detailed the dark green stripes. I drew, cut and painted the dinosaur head that was inspired by the handlebars, then attached it to the front. Last but not least all the paint was sealed and the bike was reassembled.
I can’t wait to watch my nephew learn to ride his very own dino-bike!
Craft #3 – Zip Pouch TruckÂ â€“ ChiWeiÂ @Â One Dog Woof
Craft #4 – Backyard Getaway HammockÂ â€“ AllieÂ @Â Miss Lovie Creations
Craft #5 – Father and Son Fishing VestsÂ â€“ ChrissyÂ @Â Â There are UFOâ€™s under my stairs
Craft #6 – T-Rex CakeÂ â€“ MeganÂ @Â The Crafty Conundrum
I am so excited to share this week’s project.Â I have a boy who always says he wants to be a paleontologist when he grows up.Â He LOVES dinosaurs and so I wanted to make him something really special for his dinosaur birthday party.Â Since his favorite is a T-Rex, I made this gorgeous scary cake for him.Â RAAAWWWWRRR!
Hope you like it as much as I liked making it.