This is a really fun wreath to make because it turns out super cute, costs very little and is an easy (no fail) project for kids to help with! The largest portion of time spent making this wreath, was collecting all the twigs from the yard, which could easily be done by kids of any age. My daughter (age 6) helped me gather these sticks and broke them all down into the right size.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Who doesn't love Peeps?? Ok, so they're pretty gross to eat, but oh so cute to decorate with! Here is a tutorial for this adorable felt Easter basket. It's pretty quick and easy to make. Feel free to embellish it in any way you like! Get creative and cut out some other felt shapes - flowers, bunnies, have fun with it! What you'll need: an empty cereal box, felt in several colors, a hot glue gun, needle and embroidery floss, scissors, marker, and My Free Pattern Check out our Top Ten EASTER BASKET ideas.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
This cute little box could be filled with candy coins, Lucky Charms or other little teats for your kids on St. Patrick's Day!
Here are some tips: folding these can be tricky. Be sure to make your folds nice and clean. Use the edge of a butter knife or scissors to press them flat. Make all your folds on the dotted lines before starting to put it together. Use tape or glue to secure. If you find any edges not lining up properly or things seem to be fitting tight, try trimming of a tiny bit from the edges. Have fun!
Friday, March 1, 2013
Here is a cute idea for a spring arrangement, utilizing all the pretty pastel Easter candy that is out this time of year! Grab a large vase and a smaller, skinny vase of plastic cup as I have done. Insert the smaller vase inside the large one and fill the outer area with whatever candy you want! Fill the inner vase with water and flowers, then proudly display for all to see! If your kids are like mine, they will be quite upset that this candy is not eatable, so you may want to buy an extra pack of "Peeps" for them to enjoy :)
Sunday, February 10, 2013
1. Whenever you can use the sweater's finished edge = do.
2. Whenever possible sew the seam before you cut. Reinforce with a zig-zag stitch. Then cut.
3. If you have a quilting foot = Use it :) It will apply less pressure to the fabric as the feed dogs push it through.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
I have a deep appreciation for burlap and I have pined countless projects involving burlap. One of the projects I have seen over and over is an adorable picture of something burlap, with the description: "paint letters on burlap using Sharpies = super easy and super cute!" Well, just like my Sharpie on the Dollar Store mug fail, this was totally not as easy as you would think. First off, burlap is a rough material. Because of this, it makes it very difficult to draw on and fill in all the holes.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
This red burlap heart wreath is super cute and perfect for Valentine's Day! Find yourself some red burlap, or purchase it from Hobby Lobby's On-line store: Here. For this wreath, I used the same technique you can see demonstrated in my burlap wreath tutorial: Here.
Use a heart shaped wreath form like the one seen here. I got mine at Hobby Lobby and you can find the exact one at their site for only $2.47: Heart Wreath
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Here's another great idea for a gift or something to use at home. I had two pieces of fabric that were given to me. The front is the United States and at the bottom of the post is the back the World. I improvised to make the two fit and came up with this arrangement. My kids love pockets, so I added two. At this stage of my life, I was not able to get a picture without the help of two youngsters :) I laid the top and bottom fabric pieces out and cut them to match evenly.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I have stared and stared at this beautiful sweater that a friend gave me. I didn't want to donate it to Goodwill, but it was just too short. You know styles change up and down. I put it on my daughter to see if there was any way I could make it look cute on her, but I just couldn't make it work. I was so afraid to cut it. Finally, I realized I had nothing to loose and I would just try!! So I made my first cut. I started by making an iPad Cozy or iPad Case, whatever you would like to call it. (Click Here for Sarah's fabric iPad or Tablet Case tutorial)
Monday, November 26, 2012
This is a collection of the wreaths I've made this past year. I hope you find some inspiration! The picture on the left is a piece of pipe insulator foam taped together and wrapped in burlap. Secure burlap with hot glue, then add rolled flowers made of burlap and fabric. Be sure to check out some of the tutorials I've done:
|Dollar store ornaments and a coat hanger!|
Monday, November 19, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
|The Girl Inspired|
I originally stumbled upon these adorable lace crowns on Pinterest. I followed to the link to thegirlinspired.com and found her tutorial to be very helpful! The only thing is, I like to use what I have on hand. I had lace, spray paint and glitter, but not the fabric stiffener she used. I did however, have an old bottle of Mod Podge. I am also not very patient when it comes to craft projects, and I didn't like that the lace took overnight to dry between steps. I improvised! Here's what I did:
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Martha Stewart Living had this article several years ago. I just love these coveralls. They are soo cute. If you have a husband who is handy, this is a fun way for your kids to relate to him.
I was hoping to find the original article online to link-up, but so far no luck. This is definitely all the tutorial you need to complete this project!! Repurposing is always so fun :)
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Saturday, September 1, 2012
I started with a foam wreath base that i wrapped in a thin layer of burlap, which I hot glued in place. Keeping the hot glue gun ready and waiting, I formed lots of rolled flowers and spiral rolls. I glued these on the wreath in various spots. Turned out pretty nice!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The first time I did this, I used an old metal coat hanger. I thought I'd get all professional and splurged on a 2.99 metal frame from Hobby Lobby (that's right, didn't even use a 40% off coupon). The frame created a wreath that is much larger than the coat hanger, but I like the looks of it on my door! This one is for a friend, but I had to "try it out" :) Check out my original tutorial here!
I started with a couple yards of burlap, which I cut into (roughly) 6" wide strips. I have just found this way to be cheapest. You can buy already cut burlap, or burlap ribbon on a reel, but it does tend to be more expensive. The burlap ribbon is a nice option, because the sides are finished and makes a very clean looking wreath. Using strips like this, there is a lot of fraying that takes place and it can look a little messy if you don't fold it and bunch it right. I folded the edges all down and hot glued them in place to hide any ugly edges. However, some people like the more rustic, messy look!
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Camping is great, but having activities planned when you have 9 children (3 are mine :) under the age of 8 is an absolute must!! Grandma pulled through again. She had the idea to create tie-dye T-Shirts without the hassle of actually using tie-dye! This is a finished product. These shirts are great for family reunions, too.
Start with Fabric Markers, which were purchased at Wal-Mart.