Wednesday, March 31, 2010

{Fav Project #5}



Favorite Project #5 on my "To Make" List...






  I really need to make new curtains for my living room and these totally inspire me!  Jen made these using a glue gun -- no sewing involved!  Instead of burlap, I may try to use drop cloth!  

Curtains to come...

Hopefully!

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

{Fav Project #4}


Here's Favorite Project #4 on my "Top Five To Make" List...



I love the Hobo Sack tutorial on the blog Made!





I would love to make this cute bag for my little boy to tote!  How adorable is that fabric!  Can't wait to try this one...


Check out the tutorial here!


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Monday, March 29, 2010

{Fav Project #3}


Here's #3 on my "To Make" list...



Ruffled Headband


I love this cute headband from Blue Cricket Design.

 



The ruffle is so classy and can be embellished to coordinate with anything.


Check out the tutorial here and all the other great tutorials over at Blue Cricket Design.



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Friday, March 26, 2010

{Fav Project #2}

 
Here's Favorite Project #3




Framed Initial 

So simple and so adorably cute!

I love this cute idea from Make it and love it.  I definitely want to make this for my little boy's room.  Check out all the other great ideas and tutorials over at Ashley's blog.


Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

{Fav Project #1}


I will be out of town the next couple of days visiting family. While I'm away I will be featuring some of my favorite projects that I have spotted out in the blog world.  I have made a list of the top five projects that I would like to make within the next couple of weeks and will be sharing one a day.  Hope you are inspired by all these wonderful crafters!




Here's Number 1...




 Favorite Project #1...




Ruffled Camera Strap

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There is a great tutorial over at Crap I've Made for this cute ruffled camera strap.  It is so stickin' cute and doesn't look too complicated to make.  I might whip out my novice sewing skills and my shiny new sewing machine and try to see what I can do...

Check out all the other awesome tutorials over at Crap I've Made!


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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Burlap Monogrammed Notecards



 Check out these fun burlap notecards!

{I heart burlap}




 To make these notecards, I cut a piece of burlap the same size as my cardstock and stenciled on the initial with craft paint.  




I attached the burlap to the cardstock with epoxy glue and embellished with ric rac and ribbon.




These are great for writing"Thank You's" and would also make a wonderful personalized gift.



 Enjoy!
 



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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Chocolate PB Krispies

These yummy chocolate peanut butter bars are "krispy" & delicious!






These are super easy to make and don't require any baking.







They store well and are perfect for picnics and trips to the park! 





Here's the recipe:



Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispies                       
                 {Printable Version}


  Ingredients:

1 cup white sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips
1 tablespoon shortening

   Directions:

Grease a 9x13 pan.  Bring sugar and corn syrup to a rolling boil over medium heat.  Remove from heat immediately and add peanut butter and vanilla.  Stir until thoroughly incorporated.  Add cereal, stirring to coat.  Press mixture into greased pan.  Melt chocolate and butterscotch chip in the microwave.  Add shortening and stir until smooth.  Spread over bars and chill until set.  Store covered in a cool, dry place.




Enjoy!
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Monday, March 22, 2010

Ribbon Flower Flip Flops



These flip flops are so cute and girly and perfect for springtime!  They are super easy & inexpensive to make & would be a great gift!



To Make:

I started out with a pair of basic, boring flip flops.


You can find these flip flops just about anywhere...


I purchased these at Wal mart.




I wrapped brown satin ribbon (5/8") tightly around the straps using hot glue to secure.  If you are worried about hot glue holding up you can also use an epoxy glue like E-6000.

{So far the hot glue has held up just fine...}





To make the ruffle flower I began by sewing a loose stitch down one edge of a 20" piece of  ribbon.  After sewing all the way down the edge of the ribbon, I pulled the loose thread and gathered the ribbon into  a flower.  I stitched the ends together underneath the flower to hold it in place and glued it onto the flip flop.




Super Easy!
 


Hope you enjoyed!  

Go try it out...



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Friday, March 19, 2010

Twine Wreath


I made this twine wreath from a DT wreath form and twine and ribbon that I had on hand.





My sweet husband (who has very calloused hands) hot glued the twine tightly around the wreath.  
{He sustained a few minor burns but didn't complain!} 


I then loosely wrapped ribbon over the twine and hot glued it in place.  To hang the wreath, I wrapped a coordinating piece of ribbon around the top and tied it in a bow. 

Super Easy!


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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fun & Easy Pendant Tutorial

Here's a simple & fun pendant that will brighten up any outfit...



 and can be customized to coordinate with anything!




Here's how to make it...


You Will Need:

1. Glossy Accents

 Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents Precision Tip, 2-Ounce


2.  A Fender Washer

Stainless Steel Fender Washer, 1/4", 0.281" ID, 1" OD, 0.062" Thick (Pack of 10) 

3.  Scrapbook Paper
Martha Stewart Paper Pad 12"x 12" Brights



Instructions:

1.  Trace the fender washer onto the scrapbook paper and carefully cut out.

2.  Apply Glossy Accents to washer and attach paper.  


                          3.  When the paper is completely dry, apply a thin layer of Glossy Accent to the top of the scrapbook paper.  Dry overnight and repeat the process on the back of the washer.





Enjoy!

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