Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Easter Eggs

I found these beauties at the DI. Apparently, someone was using them as Christmas lights I painted the eggs with pastel colors. Next, I sprayed some adhesive onto the eggs and rolled them in suguar (I saw this on another blog and thought it was a great idea). Next, I hot glued a piece of ribbon on the egg top. I then hot glued a button on top of the ribbon to give the egg a little somethin' extra.
I am going to hang these on my blossom tree once Easter gets closer.

HERE is another cute Easter Egg idea.
HERE are some more fabric eggs.

Tree Blossoms

Remember these tree branches? Since spring is just around the corner, I thought I would add some pink blossoms to the branches to make them more spring friendly. While at Dollar Tree I found some cute spring blossoms.

I glued blossoms on the twigs with hot glue.

Here are some cute twigs. I think I will add some birds to mine as well.
Another cute twig project found HERE.

A sneak peek

In the next few weeks I will debut these three projects I have in the works...
A bird house
A 22 inch circle
Three Christmas bowls

Rosette Necklace

These necklaces are fabulous. Find the tutorial HERE.

Hoop Wall Art

More hoop wall art. Just need to find hoops and cool vintage fabrics.

Dowel Tree

This is pretty cool. You could change the colors of the the tree for each holiday or season...

Fabric letters, dolls, stars and animals

Here are some great sewing projects for a rainy day. Fabric LettersFabric Animals
Fabric Matyroshka Doll
A fabric star

Monday, February 22, 2010

Jack jumped over the candlestick

These candlesticks are pretty awesome. Go HERE for the tutorial.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

More Wreaths

I really liked these two wreaths, and they seem really simple to make.
Find this wreath HERE.
Find this wreath HERE.

Monday, February 15, 2010

DIY Apothecary Jars

I absolutely love apothecary jars. I have looked in stores for these jars, but most of them are between $20-$70. Who has that kind of money? I have seen a few DIY variations of these jars on various blogs. I was inspired by one blogger who took a candle stick, a glass jar (preferably with a lid) and E-6000 glue (found at Roberts or Hobby Lobby) and made their own jars. So following those directions I made my own. I searched high and low at various DIs for jars with lids. Finally after weeks maybe even months of searching, I found what I wanted.

Take the candle stick and apply the E-6000 glue to the rim.
Place the jar on top of the candle stick.
Put something heavy on top of the jar/candle stick and let dry.
Here's your jar.
Fill it with some fillers. I chose green things because of St.Patricks Day.

Here is my table showing all of my decorations.

is a helpful website on Apothecary Jar fillers.

Friday, February 12, 2010

A Little Bit of Luck

While visiting my Dollar Tree store, I saw a shelf full of heart shaped wreaths. I thought to myself, "I can make a shamrock with those." A few days later I was at the American Fork DI and saw two rolls of green fabric. I knew I could use those for something, and heck each one was .50. After brainstorming, I came up with this grand idea...
See how to make it below:

Take your three heart wreaths
and your green fabric
and start wrapping it around each heart.
I cut a stem from a round foam wreath, like so.
Attach the stem to the two side hearts with hot glue. Wrap the fabric around the hearts and stem until covered. Try to use the hot glue only on the back.
After attaching the stem and wrapping it, attach the top heart with hot glue and wrap the fabric around each wreath until secure.
I bought the Luck thing at Dollar Tree. The original hanging said "Luck of the Irish." I cut the word LUCK off, and added some embellishments.
I already had the square wreath, so I attached the shamrock to the wreath with jute string.
So easy, cheap and cute!

Coat Hanger Shelf

So awesome. If I already didn't have a shelf in my entry, I would make this. Love it. Go HERE for the tutorial.

Flower Pillows

I love pillows. Go HERE for the tutorial.
Here are two more flower pillows: