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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


Great Ideas — Handmade Gifts!!

20 Dec
I am blown away by the amazing projects linked up to the Handmade Gift Ideas Party for the Holly Bloggy Christmas event!! There are 450 great ideas linked up!! Amazing!! Here are just a few of the many, many wonderful ideas!
{Polka Dot Pot Holders @ A Pretty Cool Life}
{Recycled Sweater Gift Bags @ Entertain Exchange}

{Snowman Kit @ The Fickle Pickle}
{Photo Book Marks @ Oopsey Daisy}{Family Tic Tac Toe Game @ Craft Goodies}
{Thrift Store $1 Chalkboard Tray @ A Diamond in the Stuff}
{Patchwork Totes @ Silly Precious Piggies}
 {Earphone Pouch @ Diary of a Crafty Lady}
{Handmade Boo Boo Packs @ Creative Mommas}
{Game Night in a Bag @ Today’s Fabulous Finds}
 {Family Science Kit @ Gluesticks}
{Dinner Conversation Starters @ For the Luv of Boys}
{Bottlecap Necklaces @ Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss}
{DIY Lip Balm @ Eye Spy DIY!}
{Glass Magnets @ Madigan Made}
 {Alphabet Magnets @ Everyday Art}
{Christmas Symbols Tin and Story @ Helping Little Hands}
 {Easy Ruffled Fleece Scarf @ Just Another Hang Up}
{Rolled Jewelry Cases @ Girls in the Garden}
{Handmade Sleeping Masks @ A Girl and a Glue Gun}
{Hot Pad Eye Glass Holder @ The Wicker House}

{Frilly Towels @ My Greenbrae Cottage}
{Nativity Towel @ Uncommon}
 {Toddler Sleeping Bag @ Ducks in a Row}

{Glamour Gloves @ Greenbean’s Crafterole}

{$5 PB-inspired Family Name Clock @ Attempting Aloha}
{“Joy” Crocheted Dishcloth Gift @ My Lifetime Subscription}

{Peanut Butter Pretzels @ WhipperBerry}

{Not Just a Jar of Cocoa @ Craftberry Bush}
{M&M Nativity Legend Printable and Recipe @ My Computer is my Canvas}

Christmas tree Peppermint bark
{Christmas Tree Peppermint Bark @ TidyMom}
{Gingerbread Truffles @ Me and My Pink Mixer}
 {Gingerbread Pumpkin Waffles @ The Farm Girl Recipes}
If you are looking for some last-minute Christmas gifts to make this week — check out all of the ideas. They are so incredible!! 
And, the linky is open until December 23rd. 
So come link up YOUR Handmade Gift Ideas and be entered to win the Holly Bloggy Party prizes!!

I Finally Made One!!

30 Jun

Do you know how long I have been lusting after a Camera Strap Cover? I have tried to win one so many times. So when I saw that Kari @ Ucreate’s Craft Challenge this month was –– Char @ Crap I’ve Made’s Camera strap — I was all over it!

Of course, I waited until the last second to actually make mine — surprise, surprise! You probably know that I have really just started learning to sew. I got my first real sewing machine last year for my birthday. I’m having such a fun time learning, but for some reason making a Camera Strap sounded so intimidating to me.

Char’s tutorial is great – you should check it out. I was over at my mom’s house yesterday and decided to make it at the last second. And of course she didn’t have any ironable Fusible Interfacing (I left mine at home), so I improvised and used non-iron interfacing. I also decided to make mine into a Camera Strap Cover instead of replacing the strap that I have. I was afraid I would totally mess it up and then I wouldn’t have a strap at all – lol. So check out Char’s tutorial for how to make yours into a cute Camera Strap.

I followed Char’s instructions, but did a few things differently to make mine into a cover:

1. Measure your strap, cut a piece of material that length plus 1 inch and then double the width. So mine was 2 inches in width by 22 in length — so I cut my material out to be 4 inches in width by 23 inches in length.

2. Cut out the interfacing to be the same length as your strap and double the width.

3. Then I cut out the ruffle and sewed the edges just like she did.

4. Then I hemmed the edges of the length of material, sewing the interfacing onto my material at the ends.

5.  I flipped the material inside out and ironed a seam down the middle so it would lay flat as I sewed.

6. Then I sewed the edges together – creating a tube.

7. I turned the tube inside out, which is really right side out. Then I cheated by using liquid stitch to glue the ruffle down to the strap cover. I’m a cheater, I know!

8. The last thing I did was make a flower for one side. I took a piece of the same material { 2 inches in width by 6 inches in length} as the cover sewed the edges and then made a long stitch down the middle to ruffle it. Then I did the same thing to a polka dotted piece of material. I liquid stitched this to the strap too, making a circle with one material on the outside and the other in the inside. Then I took a button cover and used  a scrap of material to cover it. I gorilla glued that on.

{Believe me — there are so many great Camera Cover strap tutorials out there. Mine is just the easiest thing I could think up.} Some other ones you might like are: Sheryl’s, Meg’s, Cheryl’s,Tiffany’s, Ashley’s, Amy’s.

Now I can finally feel like I fit in with the cool kids – lol! And, check out Kari’s Create With Me craft challenges –– she has a different one each month. At the end of the month you send her a picture of your version of the challenge and she publishes it on her super cool blog. So fun!

My bathroom redo is almost done!!
Have a wonderful night!