Posts Tagged ‘craft’

I love the look of layered bracelets but I really don’t have a large collection of bracelets to draw from. I was clearing out some of the boys clothes and got the idea of cutting off their old jeans hem and using it as a bracelet base.

Cut off at hem with a 1/4 inch allowancw to fold and hem down creating a clean strip to work with. Cut to length and sew in snap for overlapping closure. Then take your favorite embroidery floss or cotton and wrap color bands on the bracelet. I didn’t wrap all the way around because the look of the distressed jean exposed makes me happy.

My daughter models the bracelet and I don’t think I’ll get it back. Looks like I’ll be making another one soon.

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Didn’t have much time to plan for July but managed to do a few projects to use for decoration. I still haven’t managed to figure out how to decorate all the white shelves I have in the living room so there is always a canvas for holidays at this point.

Soda can tin star garland. I was amazed that a strong kitchen scissor could easily cut a soda can. I then traced out out a 5 pointed betsy ross star. Using a ruler run a ball point pen that will emboss a line from point to point intersecting evenly at the middle. Then fold down the star point edges a bit giving it a 3-d effect.  I used an awl and punched holes in one end and strung them up with red cotton thread.

Fireworks bouquet from painted deadhead aliums from my garden. Cut the deadheads and fill an old small spray bottle with paint and water then spray till they are covered with the desired color.  This one was noticed and liked much by my husband who normally doesn’t comment much on new projects.

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Bunny Box

 

Created these cute bunnies from baking soda based clay. This clay is great because it’s all from standard household ingredients and it makes in fairly small batches that keeps well in a small baggie.  The base is a recycled box with the lid covered with green chenille yarn I had lying around.  A bit of rick rack, a few vintage flower heads and it’s the perfect bunny yard.

Baking Soda Clay

1 Cup Baking Soda

1/2 Cup Corn Starch

2/3 Cup Warm Water

Heat ingredients in a saucepan till smooth. Keep in airtight container until ready to use. Create items and let air-dry.

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Finished E-L-M Pillows.  If you look closely you’ll be able to make out why this was my E-L-M project.

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One of my resolutions for the new year was to get my craft on! The nice thing is that Stampington has a Pinterest board where you can join and highlight the results. 

My inspiration was vintage spring easter postcards that are overflowing with spring flowers, ribbons and color. I was finally able to use the felted blue birds that I worked some years ago and created the surrounding flowers with recycled fabric and a bunch of wool felt that Santa left for me under the tree. The biggest ah-ha moment was when I figured out I could manipulate the sash on the wreath with a few drops of hot melt glue to make it just like I had envisioned. It’s such a feeling when what I imagine can come to life.  Stay tuned for tutorial on how you can make the forget-me-knots coming soon. 

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Hi there,

Just wanted to share a recent short craft project. Took a $1.00 Target Christmas Felt bucket and embroidered over it and added the pine twigs with a modified feather stitch. Used a blanket stitch for the outline of the bird and his side feather. Now it makes it worthy to keep!

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