Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Swim Tote Bags!!

Here is another project that we made!! I got the pattern from I Am Momma-Hear Me Roar! It was so fun to make these and I love how the turned out!!

Yay for beautiful weather and Swimming!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Ribbon Pearl Necklace

My husband's younger siblings came down to visit for a week...which was SO much fun!!

I love when I get to hang out with Shelbi and Savannah because we always try and do some kind of craft!! This time we decided to make a necklace! We had been to Old Navy and saw something similar and decided that we'd be able to make we did!

Items Needed:
~A Lighter
~Nylon Thread (we used a pretty thick one)
~Needle and Normal sewing thread
~Pearls (We did 4 different sizes so it would be progressively smaller)
~The big "O" rings for making Jewelry (sorry...I don't know what they're called)
 1. The first thing you'll do is take your nylon thread (you can find this in the Jewelry making area of JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby) and tie a square knot to one of the "O" rings.

2. Then start threading the beads through. To add a little bit of texture...after each bead we tied a few knots so that it would stay in place. This was a little challenging to make it so the knot was close enough to the bead...but once you get the hang of it it's pretty easy. :)

3. Once you've done your desired amount of beads tie another "O" ring to the end.
4. Use your light to burn the ends of the nylon thread. You just want to do this a little bit because the nylon will melt pretty fast.

5. Next measure out how long you want your ribbon to be and cut it (you want to make it long enough so the necklace will easily fit over your head). Burn the edges of the ribbon to stop the fraying.

6. Loop the ribbon through the "O" ring just once then use your needle and regular thread to sew the ribbon together.

 And there you have it!!! A super easy...super cute...Old Navy knock off! And aren't the girls SO cute!! LOVE it!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Hippity Hoppity Part 2

I had a friend ask me for the measurements of the blocks on the Hippity Hoppity Easter decoration. I traced the bunny for her, and thought I might as well post it on here if anyone else is interested!

The blocks are just a 2x4 cut into different pieces. The sizes are:
Hippity: 5"
Hoppity: 6 5/8"
Happity Easter: 8 7/8"

Here is the tracing of the bunny. (Right click to download.) Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hippity Hoppity

This is the second craft I made at a church activity. I love everything about this one! The bunny is made of wood, painted, and accessorized with ribbon, twine, and a wood nose. The words are on wood blocks that are painted brown, covered with scrapbook paper, and the lettering is brown vinyl. I glued the blocks together so they would have a better hold, and tied them with ribbon!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Birthday

I went to a craft day at my mom's church. They had so many cute ideas! This is one of the two that I made. You put a picture of the birthday person in the wire on the cupcake. I was thinking of getting some more wire to put in some of the letters to have more pictures of the person on their special day! The letters are made of wood, painted, and covered in scrapbook paper. The birthday is on a block painted black with white vinyl lettering.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Double Headband with Flower

I have been really into crocheting for the past few months. I found the pattern for this headband, whipped a few up, then somehow lost the pattern! Luckily, about a month ago a friend of mine found this pattern and e-mailed it to me! It is such a cute, fun, and easy pattern. I was able to whip up a headband in about 10-15 minutes. I have made them in yellow, turquoise, red, white, and gray! Such a fun way to dress up a boring ponytail!

Here is the yellow one I made (I made a 5 petal flower instead of 6, and I made the center smaller.)
Here is the headband from Creative Me. If you would like the pattern, check it out here.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Rosette Trio Hair Accessory

 I made these rosettes with a friend the other day and I wanted to put them on a headband. Two problems....I didn't have a headband (and I really didn't want to go out and buy one), and I've already made a ton of headbands and I wanted something a little different. So I hot glued the rosettes together like so...

...then I used some felt on the back and hot glued one of these clips on. This way I can just put it in my hair like the picture above...or I can always put it on a headband, or a hat, or anything else that might cross my mind! Enjoy!

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