Archives for November 2017

Three Dimensional Stars

Three Dimensional Stars I remember making these 3D stars as a child and thought I would recreate them for you here.  You can use cereal boxes or craft paper to make these versatile stars.  If you choose to upcycle cereal boxes you will also need to paint them.  Choose a Christmas theme or red, white and blue for the 4th of July.  These stars make great decorations for any occasion.  For my stars, I chose to use 12″ x 12″ {Read More}

Dollar Store Christmas Candy Jar

Dollar Store Christmas Candy Jar I always have empty jars and dollar store finds on hand for my various projects.  In this case, I had a dollar store candle holder and an empty pasta sauce jar so I decided to make a Dollar Store Christmas Candy Jar.  Rather than Red and Green, I decided to make this candy jar from Blue and white so it can be used for Hanukkah as well. I also wanted a chalky matte finish to {Read More}

Dollar Store Faux Mercury Glass Hurricanes

Dollar Store Faux Mercury Glass Hurricanes I love mercury glass but it can be hard to find and expensive if it is real so I decided to share this tutorial on how to make your own Dollar Store faux Mercury Glass Hurricanes.  It is super easy to do and only requires a few items to make these expensive looking pieces that can be used for candle holders, candy jars or just for decoration. What you will Need: Dollar store pillar {Read More}

Three Dimensional Stuffed Christmas Tree

Three Dimensional Stuffed Christmas Tree Of course I have a lot of Christmas themed remnant fabric so I needed an easy project to make with it.  I decided that a three dimensional stuffed Christmas tree would fit the bill.  This is a project that I saw on Pinterest and decided to share it with you.  It is a beginning sewing project that anyone can create in a very short amount of time.  When you are finished this tree will be {Read More}

Christmas Tote

Christmas Tote This is a beautiful and expandable Christmas tote. This is a large tote that features beautiful festive Christmas fabrics. The bag has red and gold striped cotton on the front and back panels and has red and green poinsettia fabric on the side panels. The interior is a red, green and gold tartan. The bag is lined with heavyweight interfacing and fleece, giving it a soft but sturdy feel. The bag measures 17″ high and 18.5″ wide when {Read More}

Christmas Applique Pillow

Christmas Applique Pillow This Christmas Applique Pillow is easy and fun to make.  I love the little Scotties that decorate the pillow in the green and red of Christmas.  I used some cute Christmas Scottie fabric that I had in my stash for this project.  This pillow is stuffed with fiberfill  and sewn closed but you could use a pillow form and zipper if you like. What you will Need: Pattern 1 yd of natural utility fabric 1 fat quarter {Read More}

So Crafty Snowman

So Crafty Snowman I had a few craft items laying around and thought I would try to create something out of them that would make sense.  I came up with the idea to make a Styrofoam and clay pot snowman.  I didn’t have everything I needed but I had most of the main pieces so I started with those and ultimately came up with what you see here, a so crafty snowman. What you will Need: 2 3″ Styrofoam balls {Read More}

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament Christmas will soon be upon us so I thought I would start by making these cute little cinnamon stick Christmas tree ornaments.  They are terrific ornaments that have a little bit of rustic charm and a pinch of cinnamon scent at the same time.  They are super easy to make with just a few scraps of fabric, a little fiberfill and  some cinnamon sticks.  Just print out the pattern and follow this simple tutorial and {Read More}

Country Christmas Stockings From Jeans

Country Christmas Stockings From Jeans As you know, upcycling jeans is one of my favorite things and I came across this terrific idea and thought I would share it with you.  These adorable country Christmas stockings from jeans are super simple to make and add the perfect touch to your country Christmas.  I just love them and hope that you will give them a try. What you will Need: Pattern Old pair of jeans 1/2 yd of Christmas fabric Christmas {Read More}

Paint Holiday Wine Bottles

Paint Holiday Wine Bottles It is the holiday season and I was looking for an easy and fun holiday craft idea to make from empty wine bottles.  I decided that painting them in fun holiday decorations was just the trick.  There are so many cute ides to liven up your holiday décor that I couldn’t resist trying out a few of them.  You can paint holiday wine bottles even if you don’t drink wine by heading over to my affiliate {Read More}

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