Thursday, September 30, 2010

Coffee Filter Pumpkins

I love how these pumpkins turned out, and love love love that I didn't have to buy anything to make them I had everything on hand!

Supplies you need to make them are:

Coffee filters
Cinnamon sticks
Glue Gun

To start wad up coffee filters.


Pinch and twist the middle of the filter

Staple three filters together

Glue two cinnamon sticks together.

Start gluing on the groups of filters to the cinnamon sticks. (I used five groups of filters for each pumpkin.)

Continue gluing all of the filter groups to the cinnamon stick until you have a full pumpkin shape.

Spray paint your pumpkin if you want and tie on some twine. (For curly twine just wrap it tightly around a pencil and hold there for a minute.)

Enjoy your finished pumpkins!
The white pumpkin in the front I didn't wad up the filters I just pinched the middle of the filter and stapled the as with the other. It makes a cute ruffly pumpkin then I tied twine and burlap on top of it.

Be creative and have fun making your own I would love to see what you come up with!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Featuring You Friday

Welcome to Featuring You Friday! Sorry I have been missing this week I have not been feeling really great and have had sick kids so I haven't accomplished many crafts this week but have some fun things coming next week for you all! Now on to the creative features from this weeks link up...

I love this pretty autumn banner that Jessa from A Holiday Haven made. She even made a printable for us to make our own. Go check it out and make your one.

How cute are these Candy Corn Pine Cones that Staci from Lizard & Ladybug made. Aren't they just so cute? What a creative idea!

How about these Landscape Timber Pumpkins that Jessica from Chapman Place made. What a cute idea to use landscape timbers to make this adorable pumpkin display! Go check out how she did it and make your own it only costs a few dollars to make one.

Or how about using pink in your Halloween decor? Bev from Flamingo Toes made this adorable pink and black Beware Semi-Scary Halloween Wreath what a fun change to use pink!

Thanks to everyone who linked up this week! Now go get creative and link up your ideas here Monday, can't wait to see what you have! Have a wonderful day!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Featuring You Friday

Thanks everyone who linked up to the "Your so Very Creative" party this week. I really love doing this and seeing all the creative things that you have all been working on.

How cute are these pumpkins that Maggie from Generally Creative made? Go check it out and make some for yourself!.

Or how about this Mirror Make-over from Atelier Caroline you have got to go check out the before and afters on this one to really appreciate this.

A Glimpse Inside Transformed a coffee table into this darling bench! I just love how it turned out.

I love how this Pottery Barn inspired Fall Centerpiece that April from Cup of Delight made. And for so much less than the Pottery Barn inspiration.

Make sure you go check out all the fun ideas that linked up to the party this week and come back Monday to link up "Your so Very Creative" ideas!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Dressed Up Flip Flops

If you haven't linked up your creative projects to "Your so Very Creative" make sure to do so here.

I found some plain flip flops from a Dollar Store a month or so ago thinking I would do something with them to make them cute, only to leave them sitting in my closet untouched till now. Then last night when going through my google reader I saw that there was a Rock the Flop Contest and  remembered mine and decided to finally do mine and enter them in the contest.

I gathered a few supplies I had this cool felt is embossed so and then some felt in a darker brown (these are all the precut craft felts). I just cut long strips I didn't measure sorry but I cut them just a little wider then the strap on the flip flop and the length of the felt.

Then I cut out flower in several sizes from the felt

I used crochet thread for sewing and a big needle.

I just stitched down one side of two strips sandwiched togehter.

Then I pulled the thread to where the strips made a "U" shape.

Opened up the felt and sandwiched a strap between them.

Then I sewed along the other side sewing the strap inside.

One side done cute and ruffly!

Repeat with reamaing strap.

Then I just sewed several layers of felt flowers together and sewed them to the felt straps.

Enjoy your cute embelleshed flip flops.

The felt makes for a soft strap so no more plastic strap diging into your foot!

I think this can qualify as using up my stash to for Stashbusting September as everything was already in my stash.

Don't forget to Link Up your crafty ideas to my "Your so Very Creative" party Here.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Featuring You Friday

Well with the Link Up party being on Labor Day day we didn't have a great turn out. That's alright we still had some awesome link ups!

I decided to feature all seven that linked up!

From the so creative Bev from Flamingo Toes an Anthro Knock-Off Set Ashore Necklace! I just love this Necklace!

Also from Bev from Flamingo Toes another Anthro Knock-Off Paisley Rebirth Necklace. This one is so gorgeous! Great job on all your necklaces Bev. If you haven't checked out her week of Anthro necklace knock-offs you definitely need to she is so talented!

How adorable is this Pendant from Christine & Co.? Go check out how she made it here.

What a great gift idea these Baby Blocks would make. I think you could even make them for any age. Go to Cup of Delight to see how to make some yourself.

MJ from My Busy Craft Life made this Steampunk Skirt you have to go look at all the amazing pictures!


How cute is this Halloween Bag from I'm More than "Just a Mom"? What a fun bag for all those tricks and treats!

I love this Halloween Subway Art from A Glimpse Inside go check out her tutorial here.

Great job ladies you all did such a fantastic job! Make sure you grab a featured button from my side bar!
Have a great day everyone!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Stashbusting September

Have you heard about the Stashbusting September at The T-Shirt Diaries. If not and you have a stash of craft supplies that you have bought and have yet to use go check out the event she is hosting to help us all use up some of that stash. I can't wait and yet I'm a little nervous to do this. I put off signing up till just now and decided to finally go for it. I could use more space in my craft storage and this will help me think outside of the box and also to finish up some of those projects I bought stuff for but have yet to do. And of course the best thing about doing this is saving some $$$. Just go sign up for the challenge. I think today is the last day!!!

Friday Features

We had a great turn out for our party this week. It is very hard to pick a few to feature, you are all  very creative and I loved all of the ideas you shared this week! If you haven't checked them out go back to the linky party and check them out!

Bev from Flamingo Toes made this beautiful Pretty in Pinking necklace and has the tutorial for it too.
She has done a Anthro Necklace week and is now doing giveaway's for each one over on her blog so make so to enter for your chance to win one Here.

Go check out these transformed Old Pharmacy Boxes at Sassy Sites didn't they turn out so cute? I love them how fun!

How yummy do these Caramel Crunch Brownies look? Go get the recipe for this treat over at Peg's Recipe Box.

This Pretty Pleated Pillow Cover is just that! It looks really easy to make and would be so pretty! Go see how it was made at Ready, Set, Create!

Go see how to make this cute Ruffled Headband over at Atelier Caroline.

How adorable is this Elmo Pinata that Michelle from Girl in Air made. Go check out how to make it and all the other cute Elmo items she made as well Here.

Thanks everyone for linking up! If you were featured make sure to grab a featured button on my side bar!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Painted Shoes

Can you believe that I was picked for not only one product I applied for on totally tutorials but both of the products. This time I am using Soft Fabric Paint by Simply Soft.

I received this package of six spray paints.

I found these plain canvas shoes at Family Dollar for five dollars. I knew the would be perfect to paint on.

I used some Klear-Cover Contact paper to make some stencils from.

I just free handed a flower on a piece of contact paper.

Cut out the petals of the flowers with an X-acto knife.

Went outside and covered the ground with paper placed the stencil where I wanted and sprayed it with the Poppy Red Spray Paint.

When I moved the stencil I noticed I over sprayed.

After doing the first flower I just wiped off my stencil with a paper towel and moved it. This time I put paper towels inside the shoe and on the sides of the stencil .

I just repeated till I had as many flowers around the shoe as I wanted.

Then I just repeated the process and cut out a leaf shape and a circle for the middle of the flower, I also painted a few flowers in the Brite Yellow. For the Leaves I used Green Apple and for the circles of the flowers I used Deep Purple and Blue Jay

I really liked them like this.

But then I decided I didn't like so much white so I  sprayed the entire shoe with water from a water bottle and soaked it pretty well.

I lightly sprayed them with the Brite Yellow, Blue Jay and the Green Apple. I love how they turned out.
I showed our 17 year old boy and he loved them to so they must be pretty cool right?

Thank you so much Totally Tutorials and Simply Spray for the opportunity to do this tutorial. It was so much fun!!!


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