Friday, April 30, 2010

TP Roll Mirror

This one is kinda funny lol! I was trying to figure out a craft to make for somedaycrafts TP roll categorically speaking. So I gathered up a paper doily, pink paint, empty tp rolls, a small mirror, some glass vase filler beads? A glue gun, E6000 glue, spray gloss finish and super fine glitter.

I started flattening out the tp rolls and cutting them in strips about 3/4 of an inch and an inch.

Painted the doily and the tp roll strips pink.

Glue the wider strips in a circle on the doily.

Then I glued the thinner strips in between each thicker tp strip. Sprayed with the sealer, and then while it was still wet sprinked with the glitter.

Glued the mirror on top of the tp rolls.

Sorry for the bad picture. Then glued the glass beads around the mirror with the E-6000 and in the corner of each of the smaller strips and let dry overnight.

Kinda funny, kinda cute.

Oh and I glued a piece of wire for hanging on the back and here she is in my daughters room.
And don't forget to go check out all the other things you can make with tp rolls at somedaycrafts!!!!

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Family Sign

I absolutely LOVE how this turned out. I didn't take pictures as I made it but it was so simple I'm sure you could make it. I will try to tell you how I did it....
I started out with two frames similiar to the one above...Hot glued them together, I'm sure there are ones that already have six openings I was just using what I had. Then I took apart the frame and kept the glass out. Hot glued burlap to the backing. Cut out letters spelling FAMILY on my cricut using black cardstock, but if you don't have one you could just cut out letters on black cardstock. Glued the letters with my glue gun to the middle of each opening on top of the burlap. Then I took twine and glued in between each opening. I first did it to hide where I had glued the frames together but liked it so much I did it between each opening.  Made some burlap flowers kind of following this tutorial I found from The Tidy Nest. I only used the twine, my glue gun and the burlap to make them though.

So what do you think??? So many things you could spell out with these so fun!!!

Linking to these parties.....

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Jar Pincushion

Need a pincushion??? A little storage??? Well I can alwasy use more storage and pincushions. So I made this little one with a Mason jar. Mine actually had been a candle that I had already burned, so I cleaned up the empty jar.

To start you need a clean jar, a small amount of fabric, ribbon. trim, scissors, your glue gun and fiberfill.

Draw a circleon your fabric quite a bit bigger than the lid of your jar. (I just used a big bowl I had and traced around it).

Cut out the circle.

You could do this several different way's I just used my sewing machine and a piece of crochet thread and did a zig zag stitch over the thread.

Zig zagged all the way around to where I began.

Pulled each side of the thread to gather the circle to a pouch.

Stuffed with fiberfill.

Tie a loop and pull each side tight closing the hole to secure the fiberfill inside.

Tie a double knot to secure.

Add a bunch of hot glue to the lid.

Then attach the fabric on top of the lid pressing down till it is secure.

Add some glue to the side to attach ribbon.

Attach the ribbon and continue glueing all they way around  the lid.

Add trim around the bottom of the lid.

Here is what it looks like with the trim...I thought it still needed a little something so I made a bow from the same ribbon.

Added glue to the back where the ends meet and added the bow to make it now the front.

You have a cute little pin cushion and  a little bit of storage on the bottom. I put some wood beads in mine.

Now I just need to make some cute pins to go in  it instead of these plain Jane ones.


Monday, April 26, 2010

Embellished Monogramed Frame

I wanted a little decoration in a corner of my little girls room I thought it would be cute to have a monogramed frame so that is what I set out to make.

I started with a frame from Dollar Tree, a little doily, a cheap plastic necklace and some scrap fabric.

To start I painted the frame a shade of white.

Cut out a piece of cardstock to fit in the frame.

Cut a piece of the fabric about a half inch bigger on each side of the cardstock.

Cut the corners off like so...and glued each side down.

Cut the doily in half.

Glued one half of the doily to the fabric covered cardstock.

Put the frame back together without the glass.

Spray painted the necklace blue with plastic spray paint and let it dry.

Cut a couple pieces of the necklace and glued the in the shape of her initial.

Glued some of the leftover doily to the corner and trimed it.

Embellished the frame with parts of the leftover necklace and some fabric flowers made from the leftover fabric. It added the right touch to her little space in her corner. What do you think???

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