Low Cost Kitchen Crafts

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<ul><li> LowCostKitchenCrafteBook ThecontentsofthiseBook,includingallcraftprojects,arethepropertyofFaveCrafts.comandcannot bedistributedorpublishedwithoutpermissionfromFaveCrafts.Anysyndicationrequestsmaybe directedtoFaveCrafts. 2009,PrimePublishingLLC,AllRightsReserved. Findthousandsoffreecrafts,decoratingideas,handmadegiftsandmoreatwww.FaveCrafts.com. 2 </li> <li> LowCostKitchenCrafteBook LetterfromtheEditors DearReader, Formanypeople,thekitchenistheroominthehousethattheyspendthemosttime,whethercooking, eatingorinteractingwithfriendsandfamily.Weallwanttohaveakitcheninwhichwefeelcomfortable andwhichreflectsourpersonalities.Luckily,decoratingthekitchendoesnothavetobeexpensive.The FaveCraftseditorshaveputtogetherthiscollectionoflowcostcraftsjustforthekitchen,including kitchencrochetpatterns,easykitchenpaintingprojectsandevensomefridgemagnetcraftsforthat doseoffun.Manyoftheseprojectsdoubleasfunctionalkitchenitems,includinghotpads,trivetsand clocks.Weevenhaveasectionfordecorativekitchenstorage. Redecorateyourkitchenorcreatehandykitchentoolswiththese39lowcostkitchencrafts. Youcanfindmorelowcostcraftprojects,greatactivitiesforkidsandextensivedecoratingideasat www.FaveCrafts.com. OureBooks,likeallourcraftprojects,areabsolutelyFREEtomembersofourcraftingcommunity. Pleasefeelfreetosharewithfamilyandfriendsandaskthemtosignupatourwebsiteforour freeemailnewsletter. Sincerely, The Editors of FaveCrafts www.FaveCrafts.com www.FaveCraftsBlog.com Findthousandsoffreecrafts,decoratingideas,handmadegiftsandmoreatwww.FaveCrafts.com. 3 </li> <li> LowCostKitchenCrafteBook LowCostKitchenCraftTableofContents Kitchen Clock Crafts .................................................................................................................... 6 PapercraftedArtClock..............................................................................................................................6 ClassicScrollClock.....................................................................................................................................8 WoodButtonClock.................................................................................................................................10 Kitchen Crochet Patterns ........................................................................................................... 12 EasyOvenMitts......................................................................................................................................12 CrochetStashBaskets.............................................................................................................................14 EasyCheckerboardPlacemat..................................................................................................................16 CrochetSpringtimeCloth........................................................................................................................18 Kitchen Cross-Stitch ................................................................................................................... 20 WasteCanvasLeafPlaceMats ...............................................................................................................20 . CherriesCrossStitchOvenPad...............................................................................................................22 CherriesCrossStitchTeaBag..................................................................................................................23 Kitchen Dcor Crafts .................................................................................................................. 26 BistroWindowSign.................................................................................................................................26 CheeryCherryKitchenCornice...............................................................................................................28 RoosterMosaic.......................................................................................................................................31 RusticCountryChickenFigurines............................................................................................................33 SpiceGirlsoftheOldWorld....................................................................................................................36 PlasticCupVase......................................................................................................................................38 GetthelookofBeautifulFlowerswithouttheUpkeep..........................................................................39 Fridge Magnet Crafts ................................................................................................................. 41 CosmicOrangeMagnet ..........................................................................................................................41 . Findthousandsoffreecrafts,decoratingideas,handmadegiftsandmoreatwww.FaveCrafts.com. 4 </li> <li> LowCostKitchenCrafteBook FeltWateringCanMagnetwithFlowers................................................................................................43 VintageRefrigeratorMagnets................................................................................................................45 BeeswaxMagnet.....................................................................................................................................46 PhotoFabricButtonMagnets.................................................................................................................47 Kitchen Knitting Patterns .......................................................................................................... 52 AmazingFeltedKnitCoffeeCozies .........................................................................................................52 . RuggedCamperCookingSet...................................................................................................................54 EasyKnitDishcloths................................................................................................................................57 FeltedTeapotCozy .................................................................................................................................58 . Kitchen Organization Crafts ..................................................................................................... 60 GreatGardenLadybugMemoBoard......................................................................................................60 ColorfulMessageBoard..........................................................................................................................63 MagnetBoardwithMatchingMagnets..................................................................................................64 StrawberryRecipeBox............................................................................................................................69 Kitchen Painting Projects........................................................................................................... 70 PaintedPotsfortheKitchen...................................................................................................................70 SpottedTumblers....................................................................................................................................72 SwirlsofSpringPlate ..............................................................................................................................73 . FruitServingTray....................................................................................................................................74 FunkyPitcherandGlasses ......................................................................................................................76 . CocktailServingTray...............................................................................................................................77 Kitchen Sewing Projects ............................................................................................................. 79 EmbellishaTeaTowel ............................................................................................................................79 . WearyourLittleBlackDressintheKitchenNowToo............................................................................80 PrettyMom.............................................................................................................................................82 Findthousandsoffreecrafts,decoratingideas,handmadegiftsandmoreatwww.FaveCrafts.com. 5 </li> <li> LowCostKitchenCrafteBook KitchenClockCrafts PapercraftedArtClock By:KathleenGeorgeforSTYROFOAMBrandFoam Impresseveryonewiththishandmadepapercraftedartclockthatiseasyandinexpensivetomake.Your friendwillneverbelieveyoudidn'tbuythispaperclockfromafancydepartmentstoreandyou'lllove knowingthatyouhaveahomemadeclockdecorforyourshelfornightstand. Materials: STYROFOAMBrandFoam: o Sheet,12"x12"x1" Artorscrapbookpapers,assortedcoordinatingcolors,severalsheets Batteryoperatedclockmechanismwithextralongshank Aluminumwire,1/8"diameter Silverjewelryfindings:chain,3"length;jumpring;5mmbeads,four Ruler Paraffinorcandlestub Finelineblackpermanentmarker Pencil,sharp Serratedknife Wirecutters Straightpins,Extralong Scissors Smoothneedlenosepliers Utilityknifewithsharpblade Lowtemperaturegluegunandgluesticks Paperappliquglue Tracingpaper(Optional) DownloadPattern Findthousandsoffreecrafts,decoratingideas,handmadegiftsandmoreatwww.FaveCrafts.com. 6 </li> <li> LowCostKitchenCrafteBook Steps: 1. Traceheartpatternoutlineontofoamsheet,omittingdashedline.Flippatternovertocomplete heart.Waxserratedknifewithcandlestuborparaffin;cutoutheart.Smoothroughedgeswith fingertips.Usepenciltopokeholethroughcenterofheartasshownforclockmechanism. 2. Refertophoto/patterntocoverheartwithvariouspapers.Traceheartontowrongsideof desiredpaperforfront(landscapesceneusedhere,marked"a");cut11/4"widestripstocover sides.Gluestripstoheartsides,foldingexcessoverfoamedges.Gluefrontcoverinplace;let dry. 3. Next,trace,cut,andgluethree"b"areas(brown/blueprintshownhere)toheart.Note:Pattern markingsareforfirstsideofheartonly,andareonlysuggestedshapes. 4. Trace,cut,andgluescalloped"c"areatobottomofheart.Cutseveral1/2"widestripsfrom samepapertogluearoundheartedges.Traceandcutout"d"patternfromricepaperorsimilar translucentmaterial;gluetoheart. 5. Letheartdryflat,pinningpaperstofoamtosecureuntilgluedries. 6. Useplierstobendtwowirearmsandonewirestandasshown.Whenheartisdry,usegluegun togluearmstoheartasshown.Gluesmallpaperpiecesoverwiretoconcealglue. 7. Cuta2"squarefrompaperofchoice.Foldtwoedgestomeetatcenter,tomeasure1"x2". Wrappaperaroundtop,straightedgeofwirestand;gluepaperendstogether,allowingwireto pivotfreely.Holdheartuprightonworksurfacetoensureproperplacementofstand.Glue paperendsonlytobackofclock,belowholeformechanism;letdry. 8. Glueoneendofchaindirectlytofoambelowtopofstand.Addjumpringtofreeendofchain andjointostand,connectingitjustaboveintersectionofwireends. 9. Followmanufacturer'sinstructionstoinsertclockmechanism.Gluebeadsintofoamsurfaceto markquarterhourpositions.Purchasedclockfaceornumeralsmayalsobeused. TrademarkofTheDowChemicalCompany("Dow")oranaffiliatedcompanyofDow. Formoreprojectideas,pleaseseestyrofoamstyle.com. Findthousandsoffreecrafts,decoratingideas,handmadegiftsandmoreatwww.FaveCrafts.com. 7 </li> <li> LowCostKitchenCrafteBook ClassicScrollClock By:DawnHathawayforSTYROFOAMBrandFoam Makemomentsmorememorablewithastylishtimepieceyoucreateyourself.Goldfinishesandan embossed,rubberstampedroseaddgorgeouscolorandtexturetothiseasyDIYproject. Materials: STYROFOAMBrandFoam: o Block,12"x10"x1"OR18"x12"x1"ifmakingmatchingshelf(seelinkbelow) Metallicgoldpaints:acrylic;spray Ivorycracklefinishspraypaint Metallicgoldwaxfinish Mattefinishsprayvarnish Premixedspackling Batterypoweredgoldclockmovement,3/4" Roserubberstamp Goldpigmentstamppad Clearembossingpowder Serratedknife Candlestuborparaffin Finelineblackpermanentmarker Pencil Ruler Woodenitems:skewer;toothpicks Metaltablespoon Paintbrushes:mediumflat;smallround Disposablepalette Waterbasin Papertowels Scissors Sandpaper Transferpaper Heatgun Thick,whitecraftglue Findthousandsoffreecrafts,decoratingideas,handmadegiftsandmoreatwww.FaveCrafts.com. 8 </li> <li> LowCostKitchenCrafteBook Optional:STYROWonderCutterPlus Forpattern,clickhere. Steps: Note:Followmanufacturer'sinstructionsthroughout. 1. Waxserratedknifewithcandlestuborparaffin.Cutone7"x11"andone2"x5"rectanglefrom foamblock.Usescrapfoamtolightlysandedgesuntilsmooth.Setasidesmallblockforclock stand. 2. Markcenteroffoam,41/2"upfrombottom7"edge,forclockhands.Useskewertopokehole throughfoam.Placeclockhandsintohole,enlargingholewithskewerasneeded. 3. Tracearoundclockworksontobackoffoam.Usetablespoonorknifetiptocarveout3/8"deep areaforclockworks;checkdepthtobesureclockhandsmovefreely.Removeclockparts. 4. Transferclocktoppatterntooppositeendoffoam.UsewaxedknifeorWonderCuttertocu...</li></ul>