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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

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:

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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!!
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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:
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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!! 

Guest Project – Make a beautiful and Functional Cork Board Calendar!

20 Jan
Hi lovely readers of Tatertots and Jello!  
I’m Michaela from Michaela Noelle Designs. 


 I’m so excited to be here sharing my cork board calender tutorial!

I go to school at Seattle Pacific University and just got my own apartment this year that I share with a few friends.  I have self-diagnosed OCD and love all things organized and stylish, so I created this big cork board calender to keep me extra on top of things!
I love having my month to month calender, but this one is nice because it’s large and I can only view a week at a time.  
It keeps me scheduled, but also keeps me grounded, because I can’t look into the future too much! Livin’ life one day week at a time (:

Here’s what you’ll need:

A package of square cork boards (Joanne’s Fabric), 
cute fabric, 
accent ribbon, 
glue gun, 
paper and scissors.

Cut out a 1 1/2 inch wide strip of fabric and hot glue it to the edge of the cork.  Then glue the ribbon on the edge of the fabric to hide any sign of fraying.


Cut off the excess fabric and ribbon.  Next, write or type the days of the week.  I hand wrote mine on sketch book paper with a thin sharpie.  Glue it on in a corner or the middle of the fabric strip.


I chose to put my fabric strip and day of the week at a different place on the cork for ever square, just to add some interest.  Here’s the finished product next to my shoe calender!



I can’t tell you how much I love this.  Just the other day I was about to flip the TV on and catch some HGTV, but I glanced at my calender and saw I had to take an online quiz!  I’d be a hot mess without it!
xoxo,
Michaela

What a cute idea Michaela. 
I love that your project is beautiful and functional — awesome idea! 
I think it’s awesome that Michaela’s still in school and makes time to work on projects and blog!
Here are some of the things I am loving on Michaela’s blog: 
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{Her bedroom Gallery Wall – beautiful!}
{Fashion Fridays — could she be any cuter?? And, you must check out her fun hairstyle vlogs!!}
You will be enchanted with Michaela’s blog —
Michaela Noelle Designs!! 
xoxox

Make Valentine’s Day Ruffle Balls — PLUS a giveaway every crafty person needs!!

11 Jan
I found some Decorative Ball Forms on clearance after Christmas, so I thought it might be fun to make some ruffled fabric balls. 

**This is a fast and easy project**

I went through my fabric stash and found any fabric that was pink or red.
I ended up using materials I already had on hand, so the only thing I bought was the forms.
And if you don’t have any ball forms — try this trick. Take some plastic bags and wrap some tape around them to form a round shape!
Here’s how to make this fast and easy project:
Take your fabric, cut it into 1.5 inch strips. I didn’t specify the length, I just cut a bunch of fabric and ended up with some left over for another project.
Then I ruffled the fabric. Here’s a tip — set your sewing machine to the longest width and the longest length stitch. Then when you sew the fabric stitch, the fabric automatically ruffles. It saves so much time!!
Once all the fabric is ruffled, it’s time for the hot glue. And I just have to say — I recently got this Hot Glue Gun Helper set. How did I ever survive without something like this for so long?? I have burned myself so many times — in fact I almost always end up burning myself when I do a project that involves hot glue. Plus, the mat protects my work surface so much better.
 And, I have this TERRIBLE hot glue gun. I hate it. It drips hot glue everywhere and I always end up having to peel the dried glue off of everything. Well, the hot glue drips just ROLL off this mat. It is the coolest set. Seriously.
Ok, start at the top of the ball. Add a dab of glue and start winding the ruffle around the ball until you get to the other end of the ball. Easy peasy. Now, your ball may look a little crazy. That is alright.
All you need to do is get a pair of scissors out and trim it up.

So there you go, now you have a festive little assortment of balls to add a little Valentine color to your cold, wintry day. 
 

And, you can make ruffle balls for any occasion.  
I plan to make some to match my Ruffle Pillows and leave them out all year round!
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And guess what???
I have an extra Hot Glue Gun Helper set 
to give away to one of YOU!!
I think this is the Must Have crafting tool. Everyone needs one of these. It comes with 7 pieces that are going to save your hands.
Each kit contains: 
3 fingers
1 craft mat
1 Press Wand
1 Paddle
1 tweezer
You will love it!! Plus – it’s so cute {squeal!!!} And it proteects your hands and work surface up to 600-degrees. Wow – that is hot!!
Here’s how you can win:

  • Just leave me a comment telling me why you need this set. 
and if you want an extra entry: 
That’s it! 
Have a Super Delightful Day!! 
xoxo
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PS — Do you know Little Miss Momma {a.k.a. Ashley??} She just started a new blog

which is really wonderful. It’s a place where people can share their secrets in a supportive environment. Go on over and take a look – I think you will love it!

I’m linking to these super fun parties — be sure to check them out!! 

  

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An Inexpensive, Feminine Gift Idea to make this Holiday Season!

7 Oct
Hi! Welcome to the First week of the Housewife Bliss Holiday Party! This is a wonderful collection of Holiday ideas by 10 fabulous bloggers who will be covering all the parts of
How to Have a Successful Holiday Season.
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Today I want to talk about a really inexpensive, easy gift idea that you can make. And it can be customized so many ways. 

Rolled Flower Brooches

Once you start making these, you will want to make one for every girl on your list this Holiday Season!

Supplies
Fabric {either three different coordinating fabrics or one}
Liquid Stitch
Felt
Gorilla Glue or a Glue Gun
Metal embellishment {optional}
A Brooch pin fastener, or headband, bracelet** or clip — depending on which type of gift you are making

**Check your Dollar Store for bracelets, clips and headbands for this project.

Directions:

  • Make the flowers. Cut a length of fabric 1/2″ wide and the length depends on how big you want the flower to be. 18 inches makes about a 2 inch flower. 
 
  • put a little Liquid Stitch in the middle of the end of the fabric. Fold the fabric in half and roll it up a few times — very tightly.
 
  • Put another dab of Liquid Stitch next to the roll and fold it over. Keep folding and wrapping as you go around the outside of the rolled material. Add a dab of Liquid stitch every 1/2 turn or so. 
  • When you get to the end of the material, fold about 1/2 inch under the back of the material, adding a bunch of Liquid Stitch underneath. Let dry.
  • Make as many flowers as you want for your brooch.
 
  • Once you have all of your flowers made, secure the flowers to the felt using either hot glue or Gorilla Glue. Let dry. Cut a few strips of material about 1/3 inch wide and attach those under the rolled flowers.
 
  • Cut around the flowers.
 
  • Add some hot glue or Gorilla Glue to the back of the felt. Then put the fastener on top and let dry.

  And you are done! Now you have a colorful brooch you can wear on a purse, a winter coat or sweater!! Or, you could attach them to a headband or hair clip for a fun hair accessory. It’s a thoughtful, delightful gift that can be customized so many ways this Holiday Season!

They look great on a bag:

 

The workshop continues on these great sites with discussions on hand made crafts, social graces, decorating, fashion to name but a few:

Mindy Lockard Tips for Holiday Tipping
Pemberley Collections The front door: Make a statement
The Entertaining House A surprise awaits you
Lily Lemon Tree Cracking the Code: The Blissful Guide to Dress Codes for Holiday Parties and otherwise….
The Savvy Host Ever-prepared for what may come in the “gift-giving” season
Ab home Interiors Holiday Survival Guide- 5 tips for effortless decorating
Housewife Bliss Eeverything the Perfect Hostess must know this Season
Lucky Life Parties Invitations
The Daily Basics Plan Ahead Hand-Made Gifts

Please join us next Thursday for more holiday discussions on gift giving, party planning, entertaining, and much more!

XOXO