Friday, December 15, 2017

DIY Friday: Rustic Wrapped Burlap DIY Christmas Tree

I love the way burlap projects look, but I have been so intimidated with using burlap because of the fraying. Looking through the photo tutorial of this tree though, no dealing with fraying! And what?! They make Glue Gun Finger Protectors? I have been burning myself for so long!! I definitely need to invest in a set. 

At first glance, I though this tree was made like a lot of the ribbon trees where they cut a little piece, loop in half and then adhere with a pin or glue, but it's not. It's actually made with a long piece of ribbon cut in half, and adhered and creates like a ruffle look. I really love it! Especially the traditional, rustic look.

Burlap can be purchased in lots of different colors. This tree would look really cute done up in a green burlap with or without ornaments or pom poms attached and a gold star on top. So many fun options with this little tree!

I have been trying to think of something to use to create my own "mantle", and I think I might use some of these trees. So cute!

What You'll Need:
     Burlap Roll, Paper Mache (or Styrofoam) Cone, Wooden Star, Hot Glue Gun and Sticks, Glue Gun Finger Protectors, Silver Paint and Black Ink Pad.

Now, visit Crafts Unleashed to get started on your own Rustic Wrapped Burlap DIY Christmas Tree!


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*As of 12.01.17, this is a free DIY.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Bling It Thursday: Cranberry Champagne Bracelet

This is such an elegant looking bracelet. I think this one is prefect for wearing to a holiday party, or as part of your New Year's Eve ensemble made as is, or with black pearl beads in place of the cranberry. Or how about green for St. Patty's Day?

This bracelet uses the Flat Spiral Rope technique. I think it creates such an awesome look looping out and around the pearl beads.

What You'll Need:
     Size 15 Seed Beads, 3mm Pearl Bead, Round Button, Bead Thread and Needle and Scissors.

Now, visit Fusion Beads to get started on your own Cranberry Champagne Bracelet!

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*As of 12.01.17, this is a free jewelry DIY.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tasty Tuesday: Peppermint Oreo Bark

I am a big fan of candy bark, but THIS ONE HAS OREOS IN IT!! Need I say more? This would make a great holiday gift, and can easily be made last minute. Heck, keep some around the house every once in a while to snack on, or for dinner, or to share with guests.

I think this would be a really fun one to try with different cookies like Girl Scout Thin Mints! or Red Velvet Oreos. or how about the Kibler Elf ones? Oh, I can't wait to experiment!

What You'll Need:
     Oreo Thins, white chocolate and milk chocolate melting wafers, and some peppermint bits or crushed candy pieces.

Now, visit Inside BruCrew Life to get started on your own Peppermint Oreo Bark!

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*As of 12.01.17, this is a free recipe.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Stitch It Sunday: Vintage Style Hexagon Christmas Pillow

I am always blown away with the vintage style projects from Flamingo Toes - so creative! This Hexagon Christmas Pillow is no exception! Just look at that sweet little Santa in the center there!!

Beverly has a photo tutorial showing along the way. My sewing skills are pretty basic still, but I find this guide so helpful that it makes me want to try one! I have heard of paper piecing, but I have never seen it before. Pretty neat how you sew around the paper shape.

The paper piecing is used to create just the center hexagon portion, which is later sewn on like an applique. You could expand it out to include on a bigger pillow, table cover (not quite a doily, but not quite a table runner), wall art or blanket. Love this idea!

What You'll Need:
     Christmas Fat Quarters or Similar Fabric Size, Hexagon Paper Pieces, Lightweight Batting, Pillow Form, Crochet Lace Trim, Embroidery Floss, and a Basic Sewing Kit and Machine.

Now, visit Flamingo Toes to get started on your own Vintage Style Hexagon Christmas Pillow!


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*As of 12.01.17, this is a free sewing DIY.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Yarny Saturday: Gingerbread Man Hot Pad

I have several favorite crochet stitches, but I think the granny square/stitch is my absolutely favorite. There are so many possibilities, like this Gingerbread Man Hot Pad! 

Looking at this gingerbread man, make me imagine a gingerbread man themed Christmas kitchen. With this square as a base, you can work up several and sew together to create a rug - could even add a bow for a girl, and alternate them. With just one layer, you have a washcloth! Could even use one strand of cotton paired with one strand of the scrubbie yarn to make a better dishcloth. What fun!

Aside from the cotton aspect, you can work this up in any weight yarn with respective hook, and the possibilities skyrocket. Think afghans, pillows, wall art, a decorative pocket, a tote bag or purse, etc...

What You'll Need:
     Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn, G6/4mm and F/3.75mm Crochet Hooks, Stitch Marker, and Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends.


Now, visit A Crocheted Simplicity to get started on your own Gingerbread Man Hot Pad!

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*As of 12.01.17, this is a free crochet pattern.

Friday, December 8, 2017

DIY Friday: Hand Lettered Paper Cut Christmas Cards

The hand lettered trend is so in right now, and these cards are right on point. Alexis has created some cut files free to download through the link, which you can use whether or not you have a cutting machine. If you don't, you'll need a craft knife to follow the lines with, and I'd probably recommend a new blade to switch to if at any point the current one becomes dull. 

You could also try your hand at your very own by sketching out your own hand lettered version in bubble letters, and cutting out. Imagine "Happy New Year" or "Happy Birthday" or "Your Invited".

What You'll Need:
     Colored and White Cardstock with Corresponding Envelope, Permanent Tape Runner, Paper Trimmer (or Scissors), and a Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore (or Craft Knife). Free Cut Files via link.

Now, visit Crafts Unleashed to get started on your own Hand Lettered Paper Cut Christmas Cards!


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*As of 12.01.17, this is a free DIY and cut file.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Bling It Thursday: Poinsettia Row Bracelet

This bracelet looks so festive, and elegant! I love the look of the staggered flowers, and the pop of green behind them. I have only worked one project that involved sewing beads together. While I don't have a whole lot of experience in it, I would love to attempt this bracelet next year. It would definitely make a great gift, as well as the perfect accessory to a Christmas outfit, especially if going to a party and all dressed up. Can't wait to try it!

Remember that there are also white poinsettias too! 

What You'll Need:
     Size 15 Seed Beads, Dragon Scale Seed Beads, Round Beads, Toggle Clasp, Bead Thread and Needle, and Fiber Scissors

Now, visit Fusion Beads to get started on your own Poinsettia Row Bracelet!


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*As of 12.01.17, this is a free jewelry DIY.