Soft white yarn lamb

soft white yarn lamb

 

Springtime brings buds and blooms…and in the fields are wee new lambs.

Make your own little flock to display as a centerpiece on your dining table or to hang as a mobile in the baby’s room.

 

 

Supplies:

3” Smoothfoam ball (body)
2-1/2″ Smoothfoam egg (head)
White yarn
5 pearl-head floral pins
16 pearl beads
2 black-head straight pins
1 pink brad
Fabri-Tac glue
1/2 yard sheer ribbon
2 paper flowers
Scissors
2” needle
Cosmetic blush powder

 

yarn wrapped foam ball

1.  Squeeze a glue line lengthwise around the center of the egg. Wrap a length of yarn along the glue line, then add another glue line beside it. Repeat until you have wrapped yarn all around one side of the egg (photo – left). Repeat for other side and set aside to dry thoroughly.

2.  Squeeze a 1-1/2″ circle of glue on the ball and wind a length of yarn into a spiral on top of the glue. Continue making spirals all around the ball until it’s covered (photo – right). Add extra spirals as a second woolly layer over half of ball (this will be the top of the lamb’s back) and set aside to dry thoroughly.

 

3.  Insert needle between body and head and push together. Insert black-head pins for eyes and the brad for a nose, and add blush to the cheeks. Wrap two lengths of yarn into  small loops. Press and glue the loops to the head for ears.

4.  Place four pearl beads on each pearl floral pin. Add glue to the end of each pin and insert them into the underside of the lamb to make four legs.

5.  Wrap a length of yarn into a small circle and glue it to the body as a tail.

6.  Tie a ribbon into a bow around the neck and embellish with a pearl floral pin pushed through the paper flowers into the center of the bow.

 

Polka-dot fish ornament

Polka dot fish ornament

 

Swish swish, it’s a polka-dot fish!

Hang this cute little fishy as an ornament, or pop him on a skewer to peek out from between the leaves of a houseplant.

 

Supplies:

1-1/2″ Smoothfoam ball
DecoArt Americana Acrylic paints: Jack-O’-Lantern Orange, Bahama Blue
Woodsies shapes:  Large heart, 3 medium hearts, 1 small heart, 2 small circles
Googly eyes
Mini brads
Craft glue
Serrated craft knife

1.  Position the ball with the pre-drilled hole for the mouth, then make slits in the top, bottom and back for inserting the fins and tail.

2.  Paint the ball blue and paint thel wood pieces orange; allow to dry.

4.  Press the large heart into the slit for the tail with a little glue. Repeat with a medium heart for the top fin and a small heart for bottom fin. Glue medium hearts to each side for fins.

5.  Glue goggly eyes on each side of the face. Press and glue two small circles together at an angle in the pre-drilled hole to make the fish lips.

5.  Press the brads in around the body. Further embellish with markers, glitter or sequins if desired.

6.  To hang, wrap and knot a thread around one of the mini brads on the top of the fish.

Crafts we love—a photo stand, a kissing ball and a spiky satin egg

Smoothfoam craft projects

We hope you enjoyed our daily projects for National Craft Month! Now our Creativity Team will be posting their fabulous project designs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Also a few times each month, we’ll feature projects we find in the blogosphere that we think are wonderful ways to use Smoothfoam.

Today is one of those times—we have found three great projects that you’re sure to love. Be sure to click through to each blogger for more details on their project.

On the left…Cheryl Boglioli combined a Smoothfoam cube with a Smoothfoam disc to make a base for a colorful photo stand.

In the center…I found this spiky satin egg project making the rounds on Pinterest, originally from a similar type of pinning site in Poland. Little scraps of folded fabric were layered and pinned to a foam egg.

On the right…Mary Abreu made gorgeous flowers with dupioni silk and adhered them to Smoothfoam to create a wedding kissing ball.

If you’ve crafted up something we should see, please email me your link and you could be our next featured crafter!  (lisafulmerwrites {at} gmail [dot] com)