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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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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: 
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_cvRvSgdVrug/TSVLQUKapqI/AAAAAAAABHk/TYf63VQmf3Y/s1600/IMG_2804.JPG
{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

Guest Project — Make Whimsical Glove Purses {great party craft}

5 Jan
Hello!
  Hoot Photography Blog
My name is Chrissy and I’m thrilled to be guest posting on Jen’s Tatertots and Jello Blog. 
My blog is about to get a makeover and a name change.  Currently Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow but soon to be Hoot Designs.  

This super fun purse is great for a young girl or with a long strap can be worn to dress up an outfit of yours.
The supplies are super simple, many you might already have. Buttons, sequins, ribbon, felt, $1 gloves, oval glass beads and puffy paint.
 
     
In this photo it shows buttons as “rings” and dotted fingertips.  Really here is no right or wrong with this project.
Now you need your “flap” for the purse, which you will want to be able to get inside of.   This is simply cut from felt with pinking sheers and hand sewn to the back part of the opening of the glove.  Cut it as wide as the wrist of your glove.  I made it with a fold making it two ply which you will eventually hot glue together to seal the threads inside.  It also makes the flap more stable.  I hand stitched it to the glove edge across the fold of the flap.
The left photo shows the flap unembellished and on the right with the oval glass beads attached with E6000 glue and a few sequins added with a needle and thread.  The same paint on the fingers and dotted around the trim is also used to make the snowman’s buttons and face features.
Here is another variation, dots for a ring and the addition of the felt hat.  The colors you choose and the decorations you can add are endless!
After all your embellishments are added you can add a ribbon for your strap. This can be hot glued to the flap inside seams before you hot glue it shut around the edges.
Thanks Chrissy!!
How cute would these be to make for a Winter-Themed Party or a little girl’s Birthday Party craft??? 
Chrissy has a beautiful blog with gorgeous pictures!

Check out these fun projects she has created: 

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{She made these fun Etched Glass Dishes with her new Silhouette}
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/ruffledscarf.jpg?w=300
{How flirty and fun is this Ruffled Scarf Chrissy made??}
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/collagehalloween.jpg?w=300
{Her Halloween version of my 2010 Burlap Wreath – I love it. I think she has made 4 versions of this wreath for different holidays and each one is fantastic!!!}
And there is so much more!! 
Hop over and say hi to Chrissy at
xoxo

PS — Shelley from House of Smiths is selling this adorable Simplify Decal at GroopDealz today!! For $6!!! Such a great deal!

to get your own, head on over to

Felt Project — Winter Snowflake Specimen Art!

9 Dec
 I loved my Halloween Specimen Art
But I figured, it’s December — time to take down Halloween – LOL! 
{I kept the inserts so I can pop them in next October though!!}
I was going to do another version only using a small snowflake punch. But in the end I decided that was a little boring and decided to try something new. It just happened that a couple weeks ago I had a huge desire to learn to make felt snowflakes. I wanted to make a felt runner but never got around to making it. And then the two projects came together!! 
 It was actually really fun experimenting and coming up with snowflakes of different sizes and designs. If you want to make some snowflakes, here’s what I did: 
Start with a square piece of paper — any size. The smaller the original paper – the smaller the snowflake.

To make the Snowflake Specimen Art:

  • I found three coordinating 12 x 12 scrapbook papers in my stash. They fit perfectly in those t-shirt frames. {you can get the frames from Michaels for $3 on sale}. 
  • Then I cut out some foam core. One of my readers suggested this when I made the Halloween version. In that version I used plywood, and foam core is — much easier to cut out, and much lighter!! 
  • I laid the snowflakes inside the frame and then paid the scrapbook paper on top, followed by the foam core. Then I secured the foam core with some Gorilla Glue Tape. 
  • I used my Silhouette machine to make some pretty words “Let It Snow”. I think the Edwardian Script is my favorite font!! 
 
And Voila!! New Winter Snowflake Art. 
And another great thing — I can keep it up all Winter!! 
This project cost me less than $7 since I already had the frames 🙂
I think I might still try making that felt runner – I have quite a few snowflakes left!! 
xoxo
What have YOU been working on? I’d love to see!!

PS — It’s time for a 24-hour Facebook Giveaway!! Come over to the
Tatertot and Jello Facebook
page to find out how to win a RED or GREEN Mugsy and Lulu Madcap accessory!!
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Mad Caps — A stylish way for girls to tame their tresses. Part headband, part bandana, all comfy ringspun cotton, the madcap is the stylish solution for girls on the go.

Great for under a helmet, the madcap keeps hair from falling into your sporty girl’s eyes. For non-sports, the kerchief-style madcap is a cool solution for girls.The cap is available in 8 fun colors to match all of your stylish one’s outfits.

Felt Project — Winter Snowflake Specimen Art!

9 Dec
 I loved my Halloween Specimen Art
But I figured, it’s December — time to take down Halloween – LOL! 
{I kept the inserts so I can pop them in next October though!!}
I was going to do another version only using a small snowflake punch. But in the end I decided that was a little boring and decided to try something new. It just happened that a couple weeks ago I had a huge desire to learn to make felt snowflakes. I wanted to make a felt runner but never got around to making it. And then the two projects came together!! 
 It was actually really fun experimenting and coming up with snowflakes of different sizes and designs. If you want to make some snowflakes, here’s what I did: 
Start with a square piece of paper — any size. The smaller the original paper – the smaller the snowflake.

To make the Snowflake Specimen Art:

  • I found three coordinating 12 x 12 scrapbook papers in my stash. They fit perfectly in those t-shirt frames. {you can get the frames from Michaels for $3 on sale}. 
  • Then I cut out some foam core. One of my readers suggested this when I made the Halloween version. In that version I used plywood, and foam core is — much easier to cut out, and much lighter!! 
  • I laid the snowflakes inside the frame and then paid the scrapbook paper on top, followed by the foam core. Then I secured the foam core with some Gorilla Glue Tape. 
  • I used my Silhouette machine to make some pretty words “Let It Snow”. I think the Edwardian Script is my favorite font!! 
 
And Voila!! New Winter Snowflake Art. 
And another great thing — I can keep it up all Winter!! 
This project cost me less than $7 since I already had the frames 🙂
I think I might still try making that felt runner – I have quite a few snowflakes left!! 
xoxo
What have YOU been working on? I’d love to see!!

PS — It’s time for a 24-hour Facebook Giveaway!! Come over to the
Tatertot and Jello Facebook
page to find out how to win a RED or GREEN Mugsy and Lulu Madcap accessory!!
http://mugsyandlulu.com/publishImages/index~~element27.jpg
http://mugsyandlulu.com/publishImages/about~~element35.jpg

Mad Caps — A stylish way for girls to tame their tresses. Part headband, part bandana, all comfy ringspun cotton, the madcap is the stylish solution for girls on the go.

Great for under a helmet, the madcap keeps hair from falling into your sporty girl’s eyes. For non-sports, the kerchief-style madcap is a cool solution for girls.The cap is available in 8 fun colors to match all of your stylish one’s outfits.

$1 Leather or Felt Flower Gift Idea with template

30 Nov
I am always on the lookout for cute, fast, inexpensive gift ideas. I have been wanting to make a leather flower for awhile. But this flower is also really cute made out of felt. 
And it makes a great gift for a neighbor, sister, mom, your hairdresser, or anyone that you might need to give a gift to this Holiday Season! 

There are also many ways you can use this little accessory:
You could even make some paper ones and use them on gifts!!
I made one out of leather and I love it clipped to a belt. So much fun! Did you know that you can buy bags of leather remnants at Hobby Lobby for as little as $2?? And use the pieces to make great leather accessories!!
This is a 15 minute gift idea that will cost you between $1-$2 for each flower and they make great gifts!
Here’s what you need:
  • Felt, Leather or Faux Leather Material (1 9×9 square per flower)
  • A clip (I got a package at the Dollar Store)
  • Glue Gun 
Here’s what you do:
1. Cut 6 flowers out of your material. I made a handy flower download to make things even easier.
2. Cut out two 3 inch x 3 inch squares
3. Cut out 2 leaves of an alternating fabric.
4. Take one of the flowers. Put a bead of glue in the center and fold it over.
5. Then put another bead of glue in the center and fold it over again — so it’s quartered.
6. Do this to all 6 flowers.
7. Lay one of the squares in the middle of your work space.
8. Hot glue the leaves to one end of the square.
9. Hot glue two of the flowers to one end of the square. Put the straight edge of the flowers against each other so that the curves sides face outwards.
10. Take two more folded flowers and hot glue them in the center of the flower, facing up, so you are gluing the straight edge of the flower to the square.
11. Take the remaining two flowers and glue them to the other side of the square. Use your fingers to squeeze the flowers together as the glue cools.
12. Open the clip and slip the square through the middle of the clip. Shut the clip and then glue one side to the flower.

You can add a bead to the center too if you want to add a little color or pizazz!

You can make a few of these for last-minute Holiday Gifts to have on hand. Just wrap each one in clear cellophane with a beautiful bow and you are all set!
XOXO

Guest Project — Quick, No-Sew Headband Idea

21 Jul
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 Hi! I’m Mique from 30days and when Jen put out the call for willing people to guest post, I jumped on it. I have been an admirer of Tatertots and Jello and even got Jen to post for my Funner in the Summer series. In real life I’m a stay at home mom to 3 crazy kids and when I have down time I post my ideas and those that I’ve found online at 30days.

Today I wanted to share a quick, no sew headband idea. What could be better when you’re feeling kinda frumpy than a little hair accessory? And it’s super fast.

To get started, you will need the following:
(forgive the pics, we’re in the middle of having flooring put in and paint done in my house- which is exciting- but doesn’t create great areas for tutorial backdrops 😉

less than 1/2 yd of felt
scrap of fabric
buttons
needle
embroidery thread
headband
glue gun
scissors

To start off, I cut a 2″ by 1 1/2″ rectangle with my felt.
Using my scissors I rounded the corners.
I just “eyeballed” it.
So it looks like so:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_bZNGMOswGCE/TEZEJ9_VwoI/AAAAAAAAMlo/Zgg8qPXkLy8/s1600/headband2.jpg
Next I placed a button on the felt
and sewed in on with my needle and thread.
If you want, you could use your glue gun
for this part too. I just like the look with the thread.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_bZNGMOswGCE/TEZEJYgK9oI/AAAAAAAAMlg/fI98YQ-kmz4/s1600/headband3.jpg 

Arrange your buttons all mish mashed
and however you want.
Continue to stitch them on.
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This is what the back looked like
when I was done:
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I cut a slightly larger piece of white
felt and then laid my scrap fabric
on it and cut it out.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_bZNGMOswGCE/TEZDs_9qHGI/AAAAAAAAMlI/MNThZnOTivI/s1600/headband6.jpg
And then I just glue gunned it in place.
You could sew it with your sewing machine too.
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Next I put glue on my original felt
(with the buttons) and glued it to the second, bigger piece.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_bZNGMOswGCE/TEZDsLVXvnI/AAAAAAAAMk4/QiOxF_hKG-o/s1600/headband8.jpg
And this is how it looked:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_bZNGMOswGCE/TEZDrqBp-UI/AAAAAAAAMkw/k6WkkKS5l80/s1600/headband9.jpg
Then I made a line with glue
on the back:
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And placed my headband on it
making sure to kind of wrap the ends ups it.
You could also use an elastic headband.
The plastic ones work better for my daughter
so that’s what I used.
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Next I made another line of glue
and covered that line with one
more square of white felt.
It just makes it look finished.
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And you’re done:
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Easy peasy. And cute to boot. 😉
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Doesn’t she just look thrilled to be having her pic taken?

Thanks again to Jen for letting me guest post today.
Stop by and say hi over at 30days!

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 Thanks Mique for sharing such a fun, cute idea with us! Here’s a button for you 🙂 If you haven’t been over to Mique’s blog — 30 Days — get over there and check it out! It is fantastic. She just had a Funner in the Summer series that had tons of great ideas. Plus, she has wonderful projects and ideas all the time, like:
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 {Summer School Chart}
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PLUS — she features great projects and has really fun giveaways too! 
You will love 30 Days!!!
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!!
XOXO