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Make Summer Fabric Rosette Jewelry!! {tutorial}

27 Jul
I love making Rolled Fabric Flowers  jewelry!
There are so many possibilities! 
You can make all sorts of jewelry with this little flowers, plus add them to home decor items like pillows, placemats, dishtowels and more !

rolled flower jewelry tutorial

So the other day, while my sister and her family were visiting, we sat down for a little “craft hour” and experimented making different Rolled Flower Gifts.
It was so much fun!!!

rolled flower necklace

In case you haven’t tried making these Rolled Flowers — here’s what you do:

maddy cutting out the fabric
1. Cut a 1-inch wide strip of material. We used fat quarters and cut one strip for a small flower, and combined two strips to make a larger flower.


2. Fold the strip in half width-wise and add a dot of hot glue, then immediately roll up the material {keep it folded in half} about 10 rolls. Then secure with another drop of hot glue.
roll up the fabric
3. Now fold the material in toward the center of the flower and continue rolling the material around the center of the flower. Hot glue a dot every rotation.
4. Continue this way until you run out of material and secure the end of the fabric to the flower.
hot glue flowers to felt
5. Put hot glue on the back of the flower and attach it to a piece of felt.
6. Once the glue has cooled, cut around the flower on the felt.
glue flowers together
7. Now you have a flower you can make into a pin, hairclip, or ring. Combine more than one flower to make a necklace by attaching the flowers to a piece of felt. Put pieces of chain underneath the flowers to secure the chain to the felt and flowers. Then cut around all of the flowers and attach a clasp to the end of the chain and a jump ring to the other end.

rolled flower necklace on
rolled flower earrings

And an even easier and faster gift idea is hot gluing embellishments to the ring blanks or hairclip/bookmark forms.
button clips and bookmarks
We also covered some buttons with fabric and hot glued them onto the blanks.
This makes a great gift.
Add the bookmark to a book or bookstore gift card for a fun stocking stuffer!!!
button bookmarks
And if you make some Rolled Flower Jewelry, get your friends together for a Girls Craft Night.
 Projects are always more fun with friends!!!
burlap hair clip
burlao hair clip on
rolled flower rings
I also made a little video on how to make the flowers if you want to check it out:

 

Happy Wednesday!! 


PS — We finished shooting the web show last night. Boy were we tired!! 13 episodes in two days. But it was SO much fun and there were so many great ideas that we featured with tutorials. I think it’s going to be awesome!! Oh — there’s a FB page all About Get a Little Creative too!1

xoxo

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Poppy Seed Fabric Giveaway {$60 fat quarter bundle}!

8 Jun

Update — Winner is #830 Hani @ Craftionary 

This week I’m sharing some of my favorite things with you…. 

 Today that continues with pretty fabric!!!
 Do you know Poppy Seed Fabric? 
It’s one of my favorite places to get beautiful fabric and trim. 
 
Kim, the owner of PoppySeed Fabrics is celebrating her birthday for the whole month of June with with GIVEAWAYS, GIVEAWAYS and more GIVEAWAYS! 

This week kicks off her 2nd giveaway for the month.
One lucky Tatertots and Jello reader will win a fat quarter bundle of the NEW ECHINO NI-CO’S SPRING collection, that’s 12 FQ —
A $60 value!!  

But the best part is she will host the last giveaway where one of her lucky followers will get the chance to win ALL THE PRIZES, yes that right all the items from the past 3 giveaways will be yours. 

Just think of all of the projects you can make!!!  
It’s pays to be a Poppy Seed Fabric follower!

How to enter:
{Open to US and Canada only.} 
Please leave a comment for each of the following.

You can get up to 5 entries:

1. Publicly follow PoppySeed Fabrics blog.

2. Take a look at PoppySeed Fabrics shoppe and chose your favorite fabric/bundle and leave a comment here about it.

3. Post about this giveaway on your blog, facebook, twitter, etc. Make sure to leave a comment here about it. 

4. Like PoppySeed Fabrics on Facebook.

5.  Like the TT&J Facebook Page — where I love to share ideas and feature projects!! (let me know if you already do)

Giveaway will end, June 15. 
Please include your email – so I can get in touch with you when you win 🙂
Have a Happy Day!! 
xoxo 

Poppy Seed Fabric Giveaway {$60 fat quarter bundle}!

8 Jun

Update — Winner is #830 Hani @ Craftionary 

This week I’m sharing some of my favorite things with you…. 

 Today that continues with pretty fabric!!!
 Do you know Poppy Seed Fabric? 
It’s one of my favorite places to get beautiful fabric and trim. 
 
Kim, the owner of PoppySeed Fabrics is celebrating her birthday for the whole month of June with with GIVEAWAYS, GIVEAWAYS and more GIVEAWAYS! 

This week kicks off her 2nd giveaway for the month.
One lucky Tatertots and Jello reader will win a fat quarter bundle of the NEW ECHINO NI-CO’S SPRING collection, that’s 12 FQ —
A $60 value!!  

But the best part is she will host the last giveaway where one of her lucky followers will get the chance to win ALL THE PRIZES, yes that right all the items from the past 3 giveaways will be yours. 

Just think of all of the projects you can make!!!  
It’s pays to be a Poppy Seed Fabric follower!

How to enter:
{Open to US and Canada only.} 
Please leave a comment for each of the following.

You can get up to 5 entries:

1. Publicly follow PoppySeed Fabrics blog.

2. Take a look at PoppySeed Fabrics shoppe and chose your favorite fabric/bundle and leave a comment here about it.

3. Post about this giveaway on your blog, facebook, twitter, etc. Make sure to leave a comment here about it. 

4. Like PoppySeed Fabrics on Facebook.

5.  Like the TT&J Facebook Page — where I love to share ideas and feature projects!! (let me know if you already do)

Giveaway will end, June 15. 
Please include your email – so I can get in touch with you when you win 🙂
Have a Happy Day!! 
xoxo 

Fabric-Covered Resin Table Redo {plus 23 other resin project ideas}

6 Jun
fabric covered chevron side table
I love trying new things!
And sometimes those ideas don’t turn out. If you read my blog a couple years ago you may remember this craft fail:
craft fail
I spent a week trying to figure out resin. And boy was it tough. It was either too hard, or too soft, or had bubbles, or stuck to the molds.  
At the end of that week I decided that resin and I would never be BFF’s.  
So when Environmental Technology said they wanted to send me some resin, I was excited but a little apprehensive. But what the heck, I was game to give resin another spin. And I’m so glad I did!! This Envirotex Pour and On product is a whole different, friendlier animal than the resin I had tried before.
fabric covered side table resin
I decided to redo a little garage-sale table that sits on my front porch. The porch is covered, but over the winter all of the paint had peeled off and it was in sad shape.

 And you know me, I just had to add a little Chevron to the mix LOL! 

Here’s what I did:
sand the old paint off
  • I sanded all of the peeling paint off with my trusty mouse sander. If you don’t have one of these, you need to get one PRONTO! Love it!

prime it
  • Then I primed the table with some spray paint primer.
paint it
  • Then I sprayed the table with some off-white spray paint. Very neutral. {I didn’t paint the top of the table or shelf because I knew I was going to cover it with fabric}
pick out the fabric
  • I decided to use black and white chevron fabric because it is neutral and goes great with my black front door. I cut out a square of material bigger than the top of the table and then cut around the top of the table so the material was pretty close to the same size as my table top. I did the same thing with the shelf too.
cut out fabric
  • Now one thing I do know about resin is that if you are going to use fabric or paper with resin, you need to seal it first so the resin doesn’t sink into the fabric or paper and discolor it. So I took my Mod Podge and put a thick layer on the top of the table and shelf. Then I laid the fabric on top and smoothed out all of the air bubbles. And then I put TWO layers over the top of the fabric. And I let it dry overnight. Once it was dry, I trimmed the fabric a little more so it was exactly the same size as the table top.
mod podge the fabric to the table
  • Now I was ready to get the resin out. I read the directions TWICE. One thing I had heard about this resin product was to measure PERFECTLY and time it PERFECTLY. So I did that. I also made sure to mix it thoroughly. So after 2 minutes exactly, I poured the resin on my tabletop and spread it out with a foam paintbrush.
enviroTex Lite supplies
time it exactly
mix well
  • I also spread the resin on the table legs to make the whole table waterproof – perfect for being outside on my porch all year!!
pour it on and spread it out
  • There were some bubbles, so I got out my little propane torch/lighter and ran it over the surface. It was amazing the way that propane gets the bubbles out. There were hundreds of tiny bubbles sticking to the fabric and the propane flame zapped them all up!
get the bubbles out
  • This EnviroTex material is so different from the resin I had tried in the past. It takes a while to set up. I let the table sit overnight and in the morning it was shiny and hard. So I did another layer of resin over the top and followed the steps just the same as I had with the first coat. And I let that dry overnight too.
Let it dry overnight
  • I have to say that I truly do love this product. I have some left over and I am trying to decide what to make with it next. I think some pendants or jewelry are coming up soon!!

me on the porch with chevron side table
And if you have ever thought of trying resin, Check out the other 23 awesome resin projects made by these creative bloggers!!  
 Pick some up this summer and make something cool with it! You can find Envirotex resin at most craft supply stores like Michaels, as well as most hardware stores!

Disclosure:
ETI sent me this product to try out. You won’t believe all that you can do with this product. Envirotex Lite was created by Environmental Technologies Inc. (ETI), which is the home for many resin and mold making products.

The use of resin in jewelry making, mixed media and paper arts continues
to grow in popularity. Today, artists are using ETI’s products in many
crafty ways and they will be showcasing these works of art on their new
blog “Resin Crafts.”

Check them out on:
Resin Crafts Blog
ETI on Facebook
ETI on Twitter

xoxo

PS — I am guest posting over on the Beneath My Heart today — sharing my Ottoman Slipcover tutorial Do you know Traci?? If not, you are in for a treat!

Make a Beachy Rosette Button Necklace {tutorial}

2 Jun

 

Here’s my Summer Necklace #2. 
I have loved seeing all of those pretty Rosette necklaces around, I really wanted to make one for summer. So I took some of the material left over from my Flirty Summer Button Necklace #1 and made some rosettes. 
{I have a Rosette Tutorial here if you want to learn how to make the rosettes.}

Beachy Rosette Button Necklace

Supplies:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-o0vp9CsHUe0/TeMbL7hRQMI/AAAAAAAAQ-I/qnSyv4c1Eew/s1600/dollar+store+flour+sack.jpg

Fabric – I used more of the Dollar Store Fabric Sacking
Felt for the backing 
Ribbon 
Scrapbook brad
A button 
Glue and glue gun, or fabric glue
{This is also a very simple necklace to make}

  • First I cut out a half circle bib 

  • Then I made the rosettes.

  • Once the rosettes were made I glued arranged them on the bib. And I added the button. Mine is a scrapbook brad inside of a rhinestone button I found at an antique store. I loved the aqua color of the button with the antique rhinestones. 
SO beachy and pretty!!! 
  • The last thing that I did was measure out two lengths of ribbon to tie the necklace together. I added extra so the stings would hang down and showcase the ribbon. 

And now I have a Beachy Summer Rosette Necklace, perfect for a summer bonfire or BBQ!! 
xoxoxo
PS I made my first slipcover. 
 And I am SO happy with how it turned out!! I shared a sneak peek on my TT&J facebook page. The full tutorial is coming up soon!! 
And speaking of my TT&J facebook page. I love to share tutorials and feature people there. We just hit 10,000 members and to celebrate I am throwing a fantastical giveaway. It will be coming up this weekend!!! 
PPS — Check out the fun Groopdealz today. I am picking up a few of these for gifts. $11 Peony Necklace from JessicaNDesigns – 4 Colors to Choose from ($19 Value)

Make a Beachy Rosette Button Necklace {tutorial}

2 Jun

 

Here’s my Summer Necklace #2. 
I have loved seeing all of those pretty Rosette necklaces around, I really wanted to make one for summer. So I took some of the material left over from my Flirty Summer Button Necklace #1 and made some rosettes. 
{I have a Rosette Tutorial here if you want to learn how to make the rosettes.}

Beachy Rosette Button Necklace

Supplies:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-o0vp9CsHUe0/TeMbL7hRQMI/AAAAAAAAQ-I/qnSyv4c1Eew/s1600/dollar+store+flour+sack.jpg

Fabric – I used more of the Dollar Store Fabric Sacking
Felt for the backing 
Ribbon 
Scrapbook brad
A button 
Glue and glue gun, or fabric glue
{This is also a very simple necklace to make}

  • First I cut out a half circle bib 

  • Then I made the rosettes.

  • Once the rosettes were made I glued arranged them on the bib. And I added the button. Mine is a scrapbook brad inside of a rhinestone button I found at an antique store. I loved the aqua color of the button with the antique rhinestones. 
SO beachy and pretty!!! 
  • The last thing that I did was measure out two lengths of ribbon to tie the necklace together. I added extra so the stings would hang down and showcase the ribbon. 

And now I have a Beachy Summer Rosette Necklace, perfect for a summer bonfire or BBQ!! 
xoxoxo
PS I made my first slipcover. 
 And I am SO happy with how it turned out!! I shared a sneak peek on my TT&J facebook page. The full tutorial is coming up soon!! 
And speaking of my TT&J facebook page. I love to share tutorials and feature people there. We just hit 10,000 members and to celebrate I am throwing a fantastical giveaway. It will be coming up this weekend!!! 
PPS — Check out the fun Groopdealz today. I am picking up a few of these for gifts. $11 Peony Necklace from JessicaNDesigns – 4 Colors to Choose from ($19 Value)

Silhouette Cuts Fabric!!

31 Jan
I am in craft heaven at CHA! 
It is a creative paradise. I have found some really fun products to share in fun giveaways this year. I can’t wait!!!

But first — breaking news!!! Silhouette has designed a way to cut fabric!! You can use the same blade, with the pink tip that comes with the Silhouette package! Yes, it’s true and I am so excited. I love fabric and can’t get wait to get home to make some fun fabric projects with it!!
https://i0.wp.com/www.silhouetteamerica.com/img/products/fabricInterfacing.jpg
I made a short video about this cool news if you want to check it out 🙂

And, from today until Tuesday, the kind people from Silhouette are giving Tatertots & Jello readers a special code to use which will get you 30% off your purchase. This includes the special interface that you can use to cut out fabric, as well as anything in the store.
Here’s the code — TTJ@CHA
And — here are a few fun pictures from our trip so far:
Blissdom 005
Blissdom 016
{photos by the darling Megan of Honey We’re Home}
 {I met the uber talented and sweet Miss Mustard Seed!}
 
{Here we are on the party plane to Blissdom with Marie, Laurie, Beckie, Kami}
PS — Have you checked out the crafty contest American Crafter at Nap Time Crafters?? It’s going to be a fun season. Check out the contestants this week!!