Thursday, December 17, 2015

A Reindeer Needle Felting Workshop by Facci Designs

I taught a private needle felting class the other night and wasn't sure what to make at first. It had to be simple, fun and festive. Oh deer, what to make? Reindeer's would be perfect! I had all the right colors, all I needed was something for the antlers. So, I went to the park and collected some small branches and attached them with glue. We made some festive scarves and a herd was formed. I think my student's did a fantastic job!

If anyone in New York, Queens or Brooklyn NY is interested in learning, please reach out.

My student's work: Reindeer

Facci Designs needle felting workshop: student's work

Facci Designs needle felting workshop: student's work

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Needle Felted Ornaments

I just loving creating these little fellas!
Facci Designs Dog Ornaments
Facci Designs Dog Ornament

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Creating Art and Zen with an Enso Board

During these hectic holidays, de-stressing is something many people need to do more of. With Enso, by Buddha Board, you can achieve this! Buddha Board is inspired by the Zen idea of living in the moment. Enso is a cool reusable board you can paint on with a water brush. As the water slowly evaporates, your art magically disappears allowing you to create a whole new masterpiece.  The simple act of drawing a brush stroke on this board and then watching disappear is so soothing and relaxing. You gotta try it. You can purchase one here

It comes with a refillable water brush that just uses good ole' room temperature water. How simple is that? Now, all you need is some imagination...

The packaging and the board are so sleek looking!
Gently paint on the surface with your water brush and your art appears in bold design
Create flowers, dots, circles, anything you like...
And, then it slowly disappears. Now you're ready for your next masterpiece!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

DIY: How to make a cute cupcake wrapper holiday wreath

This holiday cupcake wrapper wreath is a great kid's craft, so easy and fun. Be sure to hang it inside to protect it from the weather.

Supplies Needed:

• Approximately 36 green cupcake wrappers for a 16" circle (a combination of foil and paper look best and add some nice dimension and color)
• 5 mini red foil cupcake wrappers
• Foam core (cardboard or a styrofoam wreath will work too!)
• 1 large plate, 1 smaller plate
• Pencil
• Craft Knife
• Glue Gun
• Bow
• Velcro or sticky back tape for hanging

I used a large plate to draw a circle on my foam core, then placed a smaller plate in center and traced around that. You want to have at least a 2 inch surface to glue your wrappers to. Cut out your wreath template with a craft knife.

Flatten out your cupcake liners, then pinch them in the middle to scrunch them up.
You'll need about 36-40 green cupcake liners.
Place some glue on the back side of your liners and start pressing them onto your foam core circle. Layer as you go, alternating colors.

Scrunch up your red cupcake wrappers for your "berries". Glue on top of wreath in about 5 spots.

facci designs holiday cupcake wrapper wreath

This wreath is so lightweight, you can practically tape it to a wall. I added sticky-back velcro tape to mine. Add a bow to top it off!