Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Well it looks like I'm pretty much the crappiest craft blogger ever. I honestly don't know how all these talented-crafty mom do it! I'm almost 8 months pregnant and all I want to do it deep clean every corner of my house. But I guess I can always make time for some delicious crafts!
**Here are the two stinker that have been keeping me so busy!**
I am currently obsessed with three things in my life right now cleaning, eating celery and WREATHS!
I've seen so many fun, creative wreaths lately. But I have one issue- the actual WREATH cost so damn much! The cost of foam and hay wreaths are crazy insane and I just cant bring myself to spend the money on it. So I was at the dollar store and they (currently) have TONS of foam swimming noodles.
Ta-Da---- DOLLAR SWIMMING NODDLE----
TA-DA – DOLLAR WREATH--
Take that bad boy and duct take the ends together. I highly recommend going around the ends 6+ times.
Afterwards you can make magic happen with felt, cotton fabrics and fun embellishments (diamonds, pearls, rosettes/flowers.)
The best part about making these little ladies was that I was able to use my "leftover" fabric from other crafts. And yes.. I am totally that crazy lady that hoards every little scrap of fabric.
For each wreath I used long stripes of jersey/cotton and wrapped it around the entire wreath (1/4 yd. to wrap each wreath). Another great thing about these cheap wreaths is there super-duper light.
Anyways... once I regain energy and eat some more celery, I'll post some more crafts! ;) Enjoy.
Posted by Samantha at 10:06 AM
Friday, January 13, 2012
Well the craftiness in me is starting to come out again! Since finding out we were expecting our second little babe crafting has been the last thing on my mind. But I keep getting on that damn pinterest and seeing super cute ideas for Valentines Day!
I think the reason I love Valentines is because its so stink'n girly. And there are SO many awesome crafts that can be done with some simple FELT! At most craft stores you can buy a yard for less than $2.99 and for bought barely a yard for all three colors.
I made several different sized hearts so the length will all depend on how many hearts you want and the width will depend on how large you want your hearts. I don't really ever measure (Non perfectionist here). Cut out two pieces of matching felt... and then push that sucker through the sewing machine.
Note: You will want to sew an inch down on the side.
After you sew these puppies together flip it over to create your pretty little heart. Again pending on the size of heart you want, sew the bottom portion together. Afterwards I trimmed away any remaindering felt that I didn't want.
**** When I started this project I was thought to myself " I could hot glue the heck out of bad boy." But I personally think that the sewed edge give your little ladies a more finished looked.
After you’ve sewed everything… started cutting the felt. You can cut them as thick or thin, as you like (I personally like them thick ;) ;)
Look... aren't they LOVELY!!! I repeated this with two other colors but in different sizes. Honestly cutting and sewing only took me maybe 10 minutes. Because since being prego I've given up life line (D.Coke) and my brain is still trying to function like a normal person.
After wards you can do whatever the heck you want with these sweet hearts. My little girl and I found this little Easter tree at the dollar store. So she started hanging out hearts on it. It looks super cute.
Then I took some cheap thread I had on hand and threaded each tons of the hearts together and ta-da you have a Valentine garland!