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DIY Cat Shaped Smart Phone Holder from Wood

I absolutely love cats. Whether they be the real fluffy deal or an object created in the image of a cat, I'm going to be absolutely in love with it. So when I was tasked with creating a smart phone holder out of wood it seemed only natural that it would take the shape of one of my favorite animals, the kitty cat. 

Now I'll be the first to admit that this isn't a quickie craft. As you can probably tell from the ever changing backgrounds of the process photos for this tutorial creating your own wooden cat smart phone holder will span across a few days. Now you won't be working 24 hours a day for 3 days, by any means, but in order to allow The Ultimate Adhesive to cure and wood putty to fully set we need to give our project time to sit and set.

While it might seem daunting, this is my very first experience using a jigsaw, and I have to say, it wasn't nearly as difficult as I had imagined. If this is also your first turn with the tool I'd highly recommend watching YouTube videos to get comfortable with how the tool works, preparing your wood for cutting and all of that good stuff. I'd also suggest definitely working with a thicker plywood as the thinner stuff shakes and shimmies making it more difficult to control the tool and get a nice, smooth cut. Also remember that with a little bit of elbow grease and sandpaper an imperfect shape might be turned into something perfectly good, so don't toss your cut without giving it a bit of time with the sandpaper to see if it actually is a viable piece for the project.

DIY Quote Art Canvas

Some of us have quotes that we live by every day. Whether they’re words of inspiration, morals we live by, or daily reminders to make us smile. Once we find that one quote we love, we stick to it. Not often will you find your favorite quote already on a canvas ready to buy, but that’s okay. You can create your own using Tulip Chisel Tip Fabric Markers. Make a work of art all your own that inspires and shows your creativity.

DIY Flower Crown Cat T-Shirt

Can you think of anything better than a shirt with a cute cat on it? We can! A shirt with a cute cat wearing a flower crown! We know it might be hard to get an actual cat to wear a flower crown, so here’s the next best thing! Tulip Fabric Markers make it easy to pair your favorite things together for a T-shirt that's almost too cute for words.

DIY Glow Slime

Slime, the craft trend of 2017. Guess what, we’re about to put yet another twist on this fun DIY project for the kids. You’ve probably already done colored slime or glitter slime, but have you created GLOW slime? We didn’t think so! Grab the kids and take notes because this is a project you’ll have fun creating with Tulip Dimensional Glow Fabric Paint and Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue.

DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Clings

Glow-in-the-dark clings ... Never heard of them? Well, now you have! Clings are a fun and easy way to accessorize your room, phone, water bottle, basically everything! The best part about them is that you can create whatever design you want! Tulip® Glow Dimensional Fabric Paint makes it easy to create glow-in-the-dark clings for Halloween or everyday fun. Read on to get inspired!

DIY Ultimate Glow Costume

You’re probably wondering how you’re going to stand out from the crowd this Halloween. Is your costume going to be scarier, is it going to be cuter, is it going to be more creative than everyone else? All of these questions are running through your head as you try to figure out how you are going to have an eye-catching costume.

Then the light bulb in your mind turns on, well maybe off in this case, glow in the dark! That’s where we come in! Here are a few glow in the dark looks we came up with that you can wear as separate pieces, or all as one costume. Have fun!

Doodle Notebook Shirt DIY with Tulip Fabric Markers

Let’s be honest, back-to-school shopping can get tough when your kids can’t find anything that lets their personality shine through. So why not let them create their own back to school looks? Tulip Fabric Markers makes it easy for them to design and create the shirts they want to rock at school. Let them show off their creativity!