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Saturday, July 16, 2011

More of Girl's Camp

 I'm back, and I am a little sleep deprived. Back from what? you say, that would be Girl's Camp! I would like to share some of the things we made at camp.  The first thing isn't really something that we made but I want to share how cool it was. See this burning log up above, my friend's husband made this out of a log. She said , that it is made with a chain saw.  He started out by making a triangle wedge down the center of the log, you don't want to go through the bottom.

This is already burning but you can kind of see how it is cut down the center.
You then need to make a vent hole near the bottom, so it is kind of like a chimney.
Then pour a little charcoal lighter fluid in the hole at the top of the log and throw in a match and you will have an eternal flame.(well it really doesn't burn forever but depending on the log it does burn about 6-8 hours.)
 It is really interesting because  even though the inside is burning the outside remains cool and you can even pick it up and move it if you want.  The girls loved it and it is kind of mesmerizing to watch.
This would be great for a family reunion or even a party in your back yard, this is so fun!

We also made these fun rings, made from buttons and wire.  You use a 24 gauge silver wire cut a length about 1 yard long. Then find the middle of the wire and wrap it around the finger that you want to make it on,(make it a little larger than your finger) wrap it three times with the one end of the wire and three times with the other end of the wire, so that you have six strands of wire. Then take the two ends of the wire and make a little twisty tie,(like you do when you are closing a bread bag with wire.) at the top of your loop. Thread the bigger button on first by threading each hole with one end of each wire. Then thread the smaller button in the same way.  Make a little twisty tie at the top of the smaller button and then make a swirl of wire for the center. Then take each end of the wire over the edge of the button and start wrapping the wire around the six strands that will be around your finger.

Bring the wire down under the button and start wrapping.

See how it holds the wires together. Then cut the wire ends and crimp it with some needled nose pliers so that the end of the wire will be smooth.

Here are some different variations that the girls made.

Aren't they so cute! The girls' loved making these and could have sat there for hours making all sorts of creations.

We also made these magnet boards. We had some 12x12 pieces of wood and painted the edges white. Then use mod podge to adhere the paper. Paint on the mod podge on the board and attach a 12x12 piece scrapbook paper.  Then attach an 8x8 piece of metal with some strong glue, like amazing goop, and then put whatever embellishments on that you want.

I used some paper flowers and buttons on mine, I think I will make some button magnets to put on the board.
Now, you have a place to display all of your cute camp pictures.

We had a great time hiking, swimming, and crafting and even though it was a blast, I am so ready for a nap!


Rachel said...

I love girls camp! Glad you had fun :)

AmieAnn said...

Your rings are sooo flippin adorable! Love how different each one is! Girls camp looks like sooo much fun! Hope my girl and I can have a girls weekend too~
Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next week!

Becca said...

How fun is that ?! I've never seen anything like that before. And, the rings are too neat, too. What a fabulous time! *Becca*

Anonymous said...

I love that combination of twisted wire and buttons - so pretty! I was at a jewelry show over the weekend and some of the vendors were offering classes - I heard (too late) that there was a wire wrapping class and that sounds so interesting. Looks like camp was terrific fun! ~diane

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an absolutely adorable DIY! Well done.

I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

Happy Monday!

Kristen @ said...

Love the ring and how fun is that log!?! Thank you so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings!

btanders said...

Looks like you guys had fun. The rings are very fun and how cool is the log?!?

Sue said...

What a fun YW leader you are! Love the log "fireplace"!

Becolorful said...

Camp was probably where I first discovered my love of arts and crafts. :) The rings are great and the log was pretty cool. We lost a huge tree this week. Ours could be several stories tall. :)
Thanks for linking up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful

Katie said...

Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week. We hope you'll join us again tomorrow!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I can see how EACH of those things would be a gig hit with the girls at camp. The eternal flame log is really awesome and the crafts are super cool.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Linda said...

Just found your site and was so impressed the the eternal flame log. I'm also invloved with the youth through scouting and that would be perfet to have for a campfire. Can you send me more directions on how this was made?

Thanks for sharing


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