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Halloween Chevron Wreath {tutorial}!!

8 Sep

{{Happy Halloween}}
lol – I know it’s a little early but I just can’t help myself!
I think I’ve ordered every chevron color that is in existence. 
Yes, I
may have a problem.
 
But I thought — how cute would it be to make a
Halloween wreath out of THREE of my favorite things — CHEVRON, BAKERS
TWINE
and GLITTER???

So that’s what I did. And let me tell you — this is a fast and easy project. And the end result is a whimsical tribute to one of my favorite holidays!!

Here’s how to make one:

  
 1. Supplies — Wreath Form. Fabric cut into 3 inch wide strip, black cardstock, bakers twine, black glitter and coordinating fabric to hang the wreath. 
2. Wrap the wreath form with the chevron fabric. 
3. Hot glue bakers twine onto the wreath. I get my baker’s twine from Twisted Sugar Twine. Pull the twine tight.
4. Cut out bats. I made mine with my Silhouette. But you could punch them out with a punch too. 
5. Glitter the bats. I Mod Podged them and then sprinkled the glitter over the top. 
6. Hot glue the bats to the twine.
7.Hang the wreath with some ribbon, or I hung mine with a couple strips of black and white chevron. 
8. Hang up the wreath. I used 3M Command Hooks. That way if I want to take it down later, there is no hole or damage to my Aqua Pantry Door!
 



So tell me — have you started making Halloween projects? What are YOU making?? I would love to know. I made ANOTHER Halloween Wreath today — with materials all from the Dollar Store. I’ll be sharing that one next week 🙂 It’s kind of a Gothic/Glam Halloween Wreath!

xoxo

And speaking of Halloween — have you seen the Haunted Mirrors floating around blogland?? I made one the other day and it inspired me to make a Spooky Mirror round up over at Babble. Check them out – they are SUPER spooky and fun!!


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Great Ideas — Patriotic Party Printables!!

3 Jul
With the Fourth of July holiday upon us, here are a few Patriotic Party Printables to make your Day even prettier!!

And check out these other Fourth of July Party Printables I have seen around:

The Weekend Wrap Up Party is still going strong — 

One lucky reader will will this Teresa Collins Stampmaker {$169 value) from 



A fabulous machine that lets YOU create your own stamps!!

You can even use the stamps to create unique jewelry!!

Have a Happy and Safe Fourth!! 
xoxo

Great Ideas — Patriotic Party Printables!!

3 Jul
With the Fourth of July holiday upon us, here are a few Patriotic Party Printables to make your Day even prettier!!

And check out these other Fourth of July Party Printables I have seen around:

The Weekend Wrap Up Party is still going strong — 

One lucky reader will will this Teresa Collins Stampmaker {$169 value) from 



A fabulous machine that lets YOU create your own stamps!!

You can even use the stamps to create unique jewelry!!

Have a Happy and Safe Fourth!! 
xoxo

Great Ideas — Fourth of July Food!! {2}

2 Jul

WOW – there are so many awesome ideas linked up!! 
So inspiring!!!
One lucky reader will will this Teresa Collins Stampmaker {$169 value) from 


A fabulous machine that lets YOU create your own stamps!!

You can even use the stamps to create unique jewelry!! 
Have a Super Saturday!! 
xoxo
PSAnother Great Ideas feature post is coming up tonight!!

Great Ideas — Fourth of July Food!! {2}

2 Jul

WOW – there are so many awesome ideas linked up!! 
So inspiring!!!
One lucky reader will will this Teresa Collins Stampmaker {$169 value) from 


A fabulous machine that lets YOU create your own stamps!!

You can even use the stamps to create unique jewelry!! 
Have a Super Saturday!! 
xoxo
PSAnother Great Ideas feature post is coming up tonight!!

10-Minute 4th of July Shirts!! {tutorial}

29 Jun

Here’s a fast and easy way to make some 4th of July shirts for your kids — or even yourself this year!! 

I actually made these last year but the night before the Fourth {that’s how I roll} — too late to blog it. And my younger daughter grew out of her shirt, so I made her a new one to wear this year.

I used old shirts and scrap fabric, so this project also ended up being FREE. Yay!! I love a free project!! 

And it seriously takes 10 minutes of your time to make. I also think you could make these shirts for boys — just use more boyish material. Maybe plaids, denim or flannel material? 

Here’s what you do:

 

  • Cut out the flag shapes. I made mine 6 inches wide by 4 inches tall. And the smaller one is 2.5 inches wide by 1.5 inches tall. 
 
  • Pin the shapes on your shirt.
  • Sew the shapes on the shirt. I used a zig zag stitch to go around the squares, and then a straight stitch to go across the bigger square to make the stripes. 

And if you are wondering how the fraying will look. Check out my older daughter’s shirt — it has been washed probably 20 times and held up great!!

And, if you don’t sew or don’t have a sewing machine, you could do this and use double-sided fusible interfacing. You can buy that at Hobby Lobby or any fabric store.

Now you have some festive shirts for the Fourth. 
And you can take the money you made and spend it on sparklers – lol! 
xoxoxo

PS — We have a cute Hometown Parade just up the street for the Fourth with a carnival and then we have a BBQ. What are your plans this Fourth of July?

10-Minute 4th of July Shirts!! {tutorial}

29 Jun

Here’s a fast and easy way to make some 4th of July shirts for your kids — or even yourself this year!! 

I actually made these last year but the night before the Fourth {that’s how I roll} — too late to blog it. And my younger daughter grew out of her shirt, so I made her a new one to wear this year.

I used old shirts and scrap fabric, so this project also ended up being FREE. Yay!! I love a free project!! 

And it seriously takes 10 minutes of your time to make. I also think you could make these shirts for boys — just use more boyish material. Maybe plaids, denim or flannel material? 

Here’s what you do:

 

  • Cut out the flag shapes. I made mine 6 inches wide by 4 inches tall. And the smaller one is 2.5 inches wide by 1.5 inches tall. 
 
  • Pin the shapes on your shirt.
  • Sew the shapes on the shirt. I used a zig zag stitch to go around the squares, and then a straight stitch to go across the bigger square to make the stripes. 

And if you are wondering how the fraying will look. Check out my older daughter’s shirt — it has been washed probably 20 times and held up great!!

And, if you don’t sew or don’t have a sewing machine, you could do this and use double-sided fusible interfacing. You can buy that at Hobby Lobby or any fabric store.

Now you have some festive shirts for the Fourth. 
And you can take the money you made and spend it on sparklers – lol! 
xoxoxo

PS — We have a cute Hometown Parade just up the street for the Fourth with a carnival and then we have a BBQ. What are your plans this Fourth of July?

“Red Hots and Blue” Fourth of July Rocket Wreath {tutorial}

14 Jun
red hot and blue wreath fourth of july wreath
Fourth of July is coming up fast.
I wanted to make a festive wreath for my front door.
red hots and blue rocket wreath
So I headed down to the Dollar Store and picked up a few supplies.
I used ribbon and paper I already had as well as Dimension Magic (to keep the birds from eating it) and the total for my wreath was about $4!!

“Red Hots and Blue” Rocket Wreath Tutorial

Here’s what I did:
Supplies: 

  • Wreath Form
  • Ribbon to wrap around form
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Three packages of Red Hot candy
  • Two coordinating scrapbook papers {I used Lifestyle Crafts Sweet and Spicy Paper}
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Two coordinating ribbons to hang the wreath and for the bottom of the rocket.
  • Dimensional Magic, spray polyurethane or resin to seal the candies

Directions:
wrap with ribbon
1. I wrapped the wide ribbon around the wreath form and secured it with hot glue.
glue on the red hots
glue the rows on
2. Then I hot glued the Red Hot candies on the wreath. I started on the front of the wreath, then continued on the outside edges and finally glued them onto the inside of the wreath form.
brush on Dimensional Magic
3. To seal the candies, brush some Dimensional Magic over the top, or spray with polyurethane. If you brush Dimensional Magic over the top, only brush once because some of the sugar from the candies might come off once it gets wet. {I squeezed the Dimensional Magic into a bowl and brushed it on with a foam craft brush}.
make the rocket
4. While the wreath dries, make the rocket! There is a great tutorial for the rocket on Alpha Mom. Just follow the directions. And
to make the rocket take off, loop ribbon into three loops and hot glue
two of these on both sides at the bottom of the rocket.
Then take the
other coordinating ribbon and make three loops and hot glue it into the
middle of the rocket. I made the middle ribbon loops just a bit longer than the side loops.
toilet paper rocket
5. The last thing I did was take two coordinating ribbons and make a big loop through the middle of the wreath and hot glue them shut. Hide the seam at the back of the wreath.
side view of red hot and blue rocket wreath
And you are done!!
Now you have a festive wreath to celebrate this patriotic holiday for less than $5!!! red hot and blue fourth of july wreath straight on

xoxo
Have a Wonderful Day!!! 

PS — I am linking up to these fun parties – check them out!

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Great Ideas — Easter {2)

27 Mar
 {Sister’s of the Wild West via Sumo’s Sweet Stuff}

 {k.i.s.s}
Such wonderful Easter Ideas. 
You guys are all so inspiring!!! Come link up YOUR ideas so I can spotlight YOU!!
And you can also enter to win this fun book: 
Have a Beautiful Sunday!! 
xoxo



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Great Ideas — Easter {2)

27 Mar
 {Sister’s of the Wild West via Sumo’s Sweet Stuff}

 {k.i.s.s}
Such wonderful Easter Ideas. 
You guys are all so inspiring!!! Come link up YOUR ideas so I can spotlight YOU!!
And you can also enter to win this fun book: 
Have a Beautiful Sunday!! 
xoxo



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