Monday, March 2, 2015

17 St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Decorations

For the first time ever, I'm into decorating for St. Patrick's Day. In the past, it was just one of those holidays I didn't decorate for. Wearing green is about all the celebrating I do. Which is ironic, since I have Irish ancestors and live within driving distance of the famous Savannah, Georgia, celebration.

I do like the color green and this year I was won over by all the shiny sparkly green craft supplies in the stores. I'll be showing you a few things I've made for St. Patrick's Day in a few days, but for now, here's a round up of 17 crafts and decorations .



Mini hat headband by Life with 4 Boys
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Friday, February 27, 2015

Burlap wrapped brooch embellished vase

I mentioned on Monday that I have a stash of burlap that I need to work on. I put a very small dent in the stash by embellishing this clear glass vase. This is a really simple project, one I pinned from Uncommon Designs.  All you need besides a hot glue gun and your embellishments are the vase and the burlap. I used a piece of burlap ribbon I purchased at Michael's last year.

Don't skip the folding and ironing step in their tutorial. It really does make a nicer more finished edge. Just make sure you fold evenly....ask me how I know. I must be the only person on earth that can take a 5-10 minute project and make it a 30 minute project.  

I decided to put my own spin on this and embellish my vase with an old rhinestone brooch I have in my jewelry-making stash. I just pinned it on. I can change it out seasonally if I want. I think a little bright bling is perfect for the upcoming spring.

I'm over winter and ready to freshen up for spring. I've put out a few spring touches. You can see a peek of my butterfly specimen art there too.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

One Dozen Burlap projects

I've been looking around my craft room and telling myself that I need to use my stash. One such item in my stash that needs to be used is burlap. I've got some burlap ribbon and some pieces of fabric that I picked up in the thrift store that I need to use, so I've rounded up one dozen ideas for using burlap.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Quick DIY pendant necklace

Hey! Hope you all have had a great week. It's been a busy hectic one here, but I did manage to put together this pendant necklace.  It's a quick and easy project.

All you need to complete this are:

24 inch chain
jump rings

All of my supplies came from Michael's and as you an see, the pendant was on clearance at $1.99.

You also need a pair of jewelry wire cutters and a pair of jewelry pliers.

I removed one oval link from my chain so that I had two pieces. I attached the pendant to the two pieces of chain with jump rings and then attached the clasp pieces at the opposite ends. Done! I told you it was quick and easy.

I promptly wore my new necklace the next day.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

7 Super DIY Jewelry Holder and Organizers

Did you get some new jewelry for Valentine's Day? Or like me, do you already have a pile of statement necklaces and earrings that need organizing and some more orderly storage? Here are seven super ideas for DIY jewelry storage.

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