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Guest Project — Make a $70 J. Crew-inspired necklace for $10

27 Aug
Jcrew Knock off Necklace
Tutorial
Ok lets get started…. 
Here is the $70 (ouch) original necklace
Now here is how to make one for only $10
SUPPLIES:
Chains (I chose gold because I wear it a lot but silver would look awesome too)
*please note all the chain was originally purchased at JOANNS on a 40% jewelery clearance – there will be left over chain from this project*
Ribbon (i used 24 inches total)
2 metal  hooks
One clasp
metal pliers (for opening the links)
THE HOW TO:
Start cutting all your chain to desired length…make each on a bit longer than the next so they layered.
Then using one of your metal “hooks / connectors” loop each chain onto it.
Pinch it shut and repeat on the other side of the chain
I cut my 24 inch ribbon in half…
tie each 12 inch piece onto your metal loops
*a bow would be really cute too – or you could sew your ends shut*
 Make sure you burn the ends of the ribbon so they don’t fray
add your final clasp to make taking it on and off easy
*please note if you are making it long enough to go over your head you can skip the part about cutting your ribbon and just tie it in one piece with NO clasp or connector*
Pretty easy huh?
if you wanted to add some **BLING** to it you could add a cute button or pin on the top side of one of the chains
These necklaces would make great gifts for Christmas or make them in all different kinds of metal for you!
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!
I would love for you to come by and visit me. I have weekly tutorials, giveaways, recipes, photo tips and more!!
Thanks so much for having me guest post today Jen! 
I hope you all enjoyed my tutorial!
if you make one…let me know.I love to see your creations using my tutorials!

Brittany – you are just too cute!! 
Seriously – this girl can whip up projects like nobody’s business!! She is so creative! 
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/img_5742.jpg?w=228
You guys have probably seen Brittany’s Amazing Laundry Room Sign all over blogland lately – love it!
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/img_3020.jpg?w=300
She made these beautiful Anthro-Inspired knobs -so pretty!!
Of course I love this sign – and hers with the bird is so fun! You can download these over at her place!
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S - tiffany blue - spring collection - designer favorite ((Rosette bib statment necklace))
Brittany also has a wonderful etsy shop where she sells beautiful items like this Breakfast at Tiffany’s Necklace swoon! 
Be sure to check out {Love Stitched} – you will be glad you did!
XOXO
PS — The Weekend Wrap Up Party starts tonight at 7 PM {MST} — although I have been starting it a tad early… Come join up so I can feature YOUR ideas!

Guest Project — Make a $70 J. Crew-inspired necklace for $10

27 Aug
Jcrew Knock off Necklace
Tutorial
Ok lets get started…. 
Here is the $70 (ouch) original necklace
Now here is how to make one for only $10
SUPPLIES:
Chains (I chose gold because I wear it a lot but silver would look awesome too)
*please note all the chain was originally purchased at JOANNS on a 40% jewelery clearance – there will be left over chain from this project*
Ribbon (i used 24 inches total)
2 metal  hooks
One clasp
metal pliers (for opening the links)
THE HOW TO:
Start cutting all your chain to desired length…make each on a bit longer than the next so they layered.
Then using one of your metal “hooks / connectors” loop each chain onto it.
Pinch it shut and repeat on the other side of the chain
I cut my 24 inch ribbon in half…
tie each 12 inch piece onto your metal loops
*a bow would be really cute too – or you could sew your ends shut*
 Make sure you burn the ends of the ribbon so they don’t fray
add your final clasp to make taking it on and off easy
*please note if you are making it long enough to go over your head you can skip the part about cutting your ribbon and just tie it in one piece with NO clasp or connector*
Pretty easy huh?
if you wanted to add some **BLING** to it you could add a cute button or pin on the top side of one of the chains
These necklaces would make great gifts for Christmas or make them in all different kinds of metal for you!
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!
I would love for you to come by and visit me. I have weekly tutorials, giveaways, recipes, photo tips and more!!
Thanks so much for having me guest post today Jen! 
I hope you all enjoyed my tutorial!
if you make one…let me know.I love to see your creations using my tutorials!

Brittany – you are just too cute!! 
Seriously – this girl can whip up projects like nobody’s business!! She is so creative! 
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/img_57421.jpg?w=228
You guys have probably seen Brittany’s Amazing Laundry Room Sign all over blogland lately – love it!
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/img_30201.jpg?w=300
She made these beautiful Anthro-Inspired knobs -so pretty!!
Of course I love this sign – and hers with the bird is so fun! You can download these over at her place!
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S - tiffany blue - spring collection - designer favorite ((Rosette bib statment necklace))
Brittany also has a wonderful etsy shop where she sells beautiful items like this Breakfast at Tiffany’s Necklace swoon! 
Be sure to check out {Love Stitched} – you will be glad you did!
XOXO
PS — The Weekend Wrap Up Party starts tonight at 7 PM {MST} — although I have been starting it a tad early… Come join up so I can feature YOUR ideas!

Guest Project — How to Make the Easiest Project Ever!

4 Aug
Hi all you Tatertot and Jello readers! 
I am so excited to be here today to show you how to make the easiest project EVER!!!
Seriously, all you people out there that are too scared to do a DIY project…
This is the one to start you out.
Here is all you need.
A glue gun
spray paint
a butter knife
picture frame with glass
fabric of your choosing
dry erase markers
I know the butter knife is weird but it will make sense in a minute.
I found this picture frame of my now 4 year old when he was 3 month old.
I call him Wild Man.

Take the picture and glass out, then spray paint that frame to whatever color your little heart desires.
Then while the frame is drying take the back of the picture and get whatever fabric that tickles your fancy.
I used burlap, just because that is what I had laying around.
Get your glue gun and glue the baby on the picture back or in my case a piece of cardboard.
Then admire you work thus far.
This is where the butter knife comes in, To put the glass and board back into the frame.
Those little pin things drive me crazy.

That is unless you have beautiful long and strong nails. I sadly can’t top picking mine… so I use butter knives.

Now my friends… you have made a DRY ERASE BOARD!
You see the glass works as a dry erase board!
You can use it to keep up with your schedule so you just may remember to take those dern library books back.
Or you can use it to write notes to your boys.
That says, “Hands belong on the OUTSIDE of your pants.”
I am sure I am not the only mom of boys that has this issue.

But later on it hit me.

You can do make any picture in the house a dry erase board!
So glad I got to spend some time you guys. 
Please stop by my blog and see all the projects that I have working on.

 Thanks Katie! 
That is a cute and handy project! 
Here’s a button for sharing your tutorial with us.  
Katie has great ideas and she has a real knack at fantastic furniture transformations and wood projects!
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Be sure to head over to Impatiently Praying for Patience for a real treat!
XOXO