Light Up Your Home With a Handmade Menorah

Light up your home with a new twist on the traditional! Hanukkah is just around the corner – and this craft is one you and your kids will love! The possibilities are endless with this handmade menorah project – and you will be sure to find one to suit your style.

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Here are the basic materials to make a handmade menorah:

– paper

– coloring utensils

– scissors

– glue

– craft sticks

– paint or markers

– toilet paper rolls / paper towel rolls

– yellow poster board

 

Save either 8 toilet paper rolls or 4 paper towel rolls that can be cut in half to be used for the candles. Clean off any tissue bits from the rolls and paint them in blue. You can use one shade or multiple – its up to you!

When dry, using a paper towel roll, cut it so there is a larger half that can be used as the center shamash candle for your handmade menorah.

 

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After you have done this, its time to make the candles. I used craft sticks and yellow poster board for this step. The poster board can be cut into sections to make it easier to work with. Cut the paper into teardrop shapes to represent the flames. Glue the teardrop candle flames to the ends of the craft sticks.

Now you are done making your own handmade menorah! Each night when its time to “light” the menoarah, place each stick in the center of each roll.

An alternative for older children, can be creating a base as well, that the candles can be glued into. You can glue a candle in for each night of Hanukkah! www.iClicknPrint.com has all the tools you need to make your crafts and projects at home!

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Happy crafting and Happy Hanukkah!

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An Easy Tutorial on Making a Paper Turkey

Its the last Thanksgiving craft before the big day! Here is a simple and super easy tutorial for a paper turkey roll that your kids can work on while you prepare one of – if not the biggest meal of the year.

Supplies that you will need to make your paper turkey –

– A toilet paper or paper towel roll

– A piece of poster board or foam board (any size will work)

– Glue

– Paint brush

– Glitter glue

– Googly eyes

– Package of E-Z Print Primary Variety Sign Board

You can start by cutting your paper towel or toilet paper roll in half. You can also cut a piece of foam board or poster board into a half moon shape, which will be used as the body.

Then, you can use the E-Z Print Variety Pack, and choose the colors you would like for the turkey’s “body parts.” Orange or red are perfect for the beak, and orange, black, or brown can be used for the feet.

Next, you can paint the paper towel or toilet paper roll if you would like. Or you can leave it as is, since its already brown. Glue your turkeys parts onto the roll, adding the eyes, beak and feet.

 

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Sit the body to dry, and while your project is drying, you can move onto the fun part – creating the feathers for your paper turkey roll!

While loose glitter can be used, glitter glue is perfect for younger children who like to get messy with their crafts. You can use a dish for the different colors of glitter glue, and add to your projects with a paint brush.

Once the plates are dry, you can now attach your turkey roll. You can use tape or glue for this step, as well as adding the feet to the bottom. Here is the end result – a cute handmade paper turkey for the holidays! They make for great home decor!

Visit www.iClicknPrint.com for more ideas for crafts at home!

 

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Gobble, gobble, gobble – Happy Thanksgiving!  

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Creating Your Thankful Tree

Get your children thinking about gratitude this Thanksgiving with a lovely handmade “Thankful Tree.”

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Your kids will love putting this together, and have so much fun decorating the leaves! There is something about taking the time to stop and write down the blessings in your life that makes them sweeter and makes you appreciate them more. There are many different ways to do this craft – so we will go through a few.

The first step is to create the base of the tree. Our poster board and foam board products make for the perfect base! They can be cut, colored, and placed together however you would like. Another great alternative is paper bags. You can tear and crumple paper bag pieces to create a large tree!

 

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The next step is to think of things/people/places your are thankful for and compile a list. You can make “rules” for the leaves, or leave your family members to choose to make as many leaves as they’d like, with anything they are thankful for. A great product to use for the leaves is our poster board. We offer a variety of sizes and colors – including red, orange, yellow, and green – the perfect colors for leaves.

Another great thankful tree idea is to make one with twigs from outside, or a spool of baker’s twine, which can be purchased at the craft store. This smaller version makes the perfect Thanksgiving family dinner center piece. You can even have your guest create a leaf of their own to add to the tree!

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After creating and attaching the leaves, your “Thankful Tree” is done. Place the tree in an area in your home so that you can see it every day. The tree will bring gratitude to your daily life and you will constantly be able to read and be reminded of the things you are thankful for. This project is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face every time you look at it! I have included a list of the materials that are needed below! Visit www.iClicknPrint.com for all your customizing and project needs. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Materials Needed for Paper Tree –

– 1-2 pieces of 22×8 (or similar size) poster board or foam board

OR

– 1-2 packages of brown paper bags

– 1 Package of our E-Z Print Sign Board Primary Variety Pack

– A roll of scotch tape

– Scissors

– Gel pens or markers

 

Table Top Tree –

– Twigs from outside

OR

– 1 spool of baker’s twine

– Gel pens or markers

– Hole Punch

– Scissors

– Vase

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Creating a Business Card to Help You Network and Make Connections

Everything we do today in business is digital – from sending mail to attending meetings and networking. The business card is one thing that digital won’t take the place of anytime soon.

Handing someone your business card is something personal. Its a time when you make a genuine connection with someone, engaging in eye contact and conversation, which is how relationships begin.

 

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Business cards are also the first impression that someone gets of your brand. You want to leave a memorable and great impression! You can encounter a contact or possible lead at any moment – whether you are at a conference or enjoying a drink at happy hour. Showing that you are prepared at all times is a great sign that you are professional. Will you be ready?

Together, with the many options of business cards we offer and the iClicknPrint Design Center you will never miss another opportunity to connect with someone important!

 

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Its as easy as buying a pack of business cards from your local retailer. You can see where are products are sold near you on iClicknPrint.com You then use the iClicknPrint Design Center to customize your business cards. We have many different fonts to choose from as well as images. Add your logo to make it even more personalized!

 

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When you are done, you save your project and select your print options, then you can print! What are you waiting for? Let us help your business grow! Visit www.iClicknPrint.com to get started and start creating a business card to help you network and make connections!

 

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Paper Roses Flower Tutorial

Here at iClicknPrint we love Spring and all of the amazing things that come with it – from the warm weather and sunny days, to the beautiful blooming flowers, pretty butterflies, and chirping birds. We wanted to post a fun DIY craft project for you that is perfect for the Spring! Today we will show you an easy paper roses flower tutorial!

Thank you to ellinee.com and tipjunkie.com for the inspiration! The  tutorial will focus on paper roses. This tutorial is so easy, that you will be creating beautiful paper craft flowers at home in no time! These are perfect for a wide range of crafts, including accents on presents, hair accessories, brooches, wedding invitations, or for simple and effortless centerpieces that everyone will love.

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Geographics offers beautiful letterhead that can be used for this project! Some of our favorites are – Butterflies and Roses, Blue Paisley, and Damask!

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Here is the paper roses flower tutorial –

 

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A close up of the finished product! They look beautiful in white, pink, and yellow!

 

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Check out the other 37 ways you can create paper flowers – http://www.tipjunkie.com/post/paper-flower/ You can use the iClicknPrint Design Center to customize your letterhead with text and images!

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Designing a Thoughtful and Unique Mother’s Day Card

With Mother’s Day less than a month away, what do you have planned for your mom’s special day? With iClicknPrint you can design a thoughtful and unique Mother’s Day card that she will remember forever!

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Note cards and greeting cards from Geographics can be purchased online at one of our online retailers –

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There is an assortment of colors and sizes to choose from. The next step is to use the iClicknPrint Design Center to customize your card! Think of a thoughtful message or quote that can be printed on the inside or outside of the card, use her favorite colors, different font styles and colors, even combine clip art and images. This card will be a cinch to make and with a few embellishments and a little creativity you can create a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day card!

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This creative card combines paper elements and sweet photos with a pink ribbon and paper heart charm. Royal Brites Photo Paper is perfect to use for this occasion! Also sold online, as well as in stores, you can choose from glossy or matte finish photo paper.

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If you don’t want to add photos to you card, that’s okay! You can go the more simple route! Geographics offers many different styles of letterhead that you can use to get crafty. This card showcases different strips of letterhead paper cut and placed on top of one another, and a pink bow is glued down on top.

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How could your mom not love one of these adorable cards? The best part is that it was handmade from you and not bought from the store. The thought is what counts the most!

You can even view our last post on how to make paper flowers.http://images.meredith.com/content/dam/bhg/Images/2012/05/101365150.jpg.rendition.largest.jpg They would be a great 3D addition to your card!

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