The Wishing Elephant Blog

Mermaid Treasure // Crystal Seashells

Posted by Carolyn Caffelle on

  You know the DIY projects that leave you yelling at your kids “THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN”? Well, this is NOT one of them. This project is simple, quick and has a pretty stunning result. It’s a slam-dunk. The first you’ll need to raid your weirdo collection of natural objects for seashells. Oh, you don’t have one of those? Ahem, me either. Totally. Well, you can buy some HERE, HERE or check the dollar store! (too much effort? I get it… go grab some rocks) Then you’ll need powdered borax… you can find it in the laundry aisle...

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The Wishing Elephant's debut on ABC! Well, not really.

Posted by Carolyn Caffelle on

Press, it's so wonderful. It's so fun! It's so fickle... This fall we were asked to put together a short video about our Halloween costumes for a news feature.  Unfortunately, some real news popped up and our segment was cut.  Boohoo, right? Ehhh, not really.  I'm thrilled to have a video I can share that gives a little insight into TWE during costume season. Check it out!!!  

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Bunny Mania

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Clearly I'm very interested in bunnies right now.  It's spring (somewhere) so in my gleeful springy mood, I put together this bunny board.  It's Friyay, lets shop!!     Bunny Dress  Bunny Bracelet  Bunny Moccs  Bunny Purse Bunny Ear Bow

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Magical Things 'A Brewing

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I've been thinking pretty hard about this little business.  Where is it, where I want it to go and how to get there.  I am completely sure that I can only be successful when I am true to who I am.  What I make is so intertwined with who I am, that I feel lack luster when things begin to stray from my own general philosophies.  It's a crazy world out here folks and so easy to be unconscious in your day to day.  I took a long hard look at my line and really reconsidered what I'm making. This spring,...

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Kids Flower Crown Tutorial

Posted by Carolyn Caffelle on

My daughter is forever pointing out purple things and flowers. It's a crazy jackpot when we see purple flowers.Needless to say, when we walked into the craft store and right into a wall of purple flowers, we NEEDED TO BUY THEM.While she was picking out ALL the flowers, I was racking my brain for a project. That's when it popped in my head - flower crown.  This project was so simple and quick. It really only took about 30 minutes. You'll need:Fake flowersWrapped floral wireFloral tapeWire clippersFlower picking: keep it simple. The smaller the better (seriously they look smaller in...

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