Showing posts with label Tutorial. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tutorial. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Craft Night

I will start with the most important SNACKS...

A group of 6 of us gathered to make crafts last Friday night.
Lots of candy and supplies (how can you go wrong)?
We made banners inspired by Cookie Mondays
and bunny tail garlands aka pom pom garlands.
We made burlap nests.

What a FUN night...
We can't wait to do it again...

Monday, March 26, 2012

Burlap Mason Jar with Flower Tutorial

Mason jar
Burlap (I used the huge roll from the garden dept. at Walmart)
Cut to the size of your jar and glue on.
Coffee filters or tissue paper
Coffee (for staining)
For making the flower you will cut coffee filters or tissue paper into
3, six inch circles.
Crinkle them up it makes the flower look better.
Dip them in coffee at this point for a bit if you want the stained look.
Let dry.
Stack on top of each other.
Grab in the middle.
Tie with a piece of twine leaving long tails on each side of the knot.

Tie twine to the mouth of your jar.
There you have a pretty
centerpiece, vase, mother's day gift, teacher gift, etc

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Broken Arm Shirt Tutorial

How's that for a title??
Our cute little neighbor broke her arm requiring surgery...
No fun
I wanted to be able to DO something...

I couldn't imagine how they were going to keep her warm,
it's not like tank tops will do in Dec/Jan
I searched online for shirts for people with broken arms (no such thing)
I decided I would try and make one...

I purchased a couple sweatshirts and some velcro.
Cut the sleeve off right above the elbow.

Cut the entire side of the shirt open on the seam.

Pinned and sewed a finish seam for the sleeve.

Added and sewed velcro to each side of the sleeves and side.
A finished shirt that can easily be put on and "velcroed" around the cast.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Reindeer Hand Print Gift

I thought it would be cute to make a gift from my little friends to give their parents...
Reindeer hand prints with thumb print ears ...
I bought my tiles at Lowes and the plate stands at Joann's...
If you use paint on a tile be sure and spray it with a sealer...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pottery Barn Leaf Garland Tutorial

This was last years creation, but very worth posting again...

Today I am sharing my Pottery Barn {knock off} Leaf Garland...

You will need:

*Medium width ribbon

{I used brown with cream stitching in the by the yard ribbon at Walmart}

*Tiny ric rac {I used green}

*Various sheets of felt in what ever colors make you smile

{I purchase my felt from Joann's}

*Coordinating embroidery floss

Simply cut out your leaves as many as you want I have included my pattern below.
Hand Stitch your veins and tack on ribbon with your embroidery floss...

Now reward yourself with a FALL snack...

Yummy Acorns

You will need...

*Mini Nilla Wafers

*Nutella {you can also use chocolate frosting}

*Hershey Kisses

Spread a little bit of Nutella on your Nilla wafer {it's the glue}

Cap your kiss and add a little bit on top {stem}

Friday, June 10, 2011

California Poppy Garland Tutorial

California Poppy Garland...

You will need a few sheets of orange felt, one sheet of green felt, and any other color in a couple shades, I chose brown and tan. Each flower will require two poppy shapes....
Stack the two shapes...

Pinch in half and in half again... Stitch with a needle and thread...
This will create your Poppy...

Here are my patterns... Using green felt cut out 1 leaf per flower. I then free hand cut several circles, in two sizes... You will also need to cut out larger orange circles to attach the Poppy to.
Attach the leaf to the bottom of the flower...
Line up your circles until you like the look and length, placing the larger orange circle where your Poppy will go...
Next run using a long stitch on the sewing machine each circle through...
You will have an attached garland...
Hand stitch the Poppy onto the orange circle...