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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Monday, February 9, 2015

7 Non-candy Valentines

Looking to give your kiddos and loved ones something a little healthier than candy? Here are ideas for Valentine's that don't involve candy. They are perfect for the classroom or easily adapted for the loved one at home.

via Ginger Snap Crafts

Change the colors on the glow sticks and the guys and campers in the family would love this!

I think Mom or sis would love a bookmark!

via the 36th Avenue

This idea could also be adapted for the crafter with a pack of sharpies, copics, colored pencils, etc.

via Smart School House

via My Sister's Suitcase

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Paper straw frame

I'm just popping in tonight with a quick little DIY project- a paper straw picture frame. I started with a blank wood frame from Michaels.

I painted it with a coat of white paint. Once it was dry, I measured the width of the edges and cut the straws to fit. I found these straws in the clearance bin at Michael's. They were Christmas straws but also perfect for Valentine's Day. I glued each straw piece with hot glue. Simple.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Ten Loveable Valentine ideas

Wow! It's February already! And 12 more days til Valentine's Day. I don't have a thing for my sweetie yet so maybe these ideas will provide some inspiration and motivation. Here are ten Valentine d├ęcor and gift ideas.

love blocks by Ribbons and Glue

XOXO tablecloth by Walk in Love

Initial mug by Sugar Bee Crafts
White chocolate heart bits by No. 2 Pencil
paper straw arrows by Your Home Based Mom
Love graphic tee by the Crafting Chicks
Valentine Sharpie Plate by Confessions of a Plate Addict

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