Rag Baskets

Fabric strips, piping cord, a little time and patience....you have made a unique one of a kind rag basket! Materials: Fabric - torn into strips Piping (cording) Large needle or large safety pin Masking tape Wire 18 or 19 gauge Scissors Directions: The piping (cording) that I like to use for my baskets is found in craft … [Read more...]

Fabric Pumpkins

Make your own unique pumpkin patch in an afternoon! Materials: Fabric (I'm using a piece 14" by 22") Natural Jute Poly Pellets Hot Glue Gun and Glue Poly-Fil (stuffing) Sewing machine, thread, needle Scissors Directions: I'm using a piece of fabric 14" long by 22'' wide.  This will make a 6'' to 7'' tall finished … [Read more...]

Crepe Paper Flowers

So much fun to make these beautiful flowers!  They are made from crepe paper, making color possibilities endless!! Materials: Crepe Paper (I have used white, light pink and dark pink) Floral Wire for stems Hot glue Floral Pearl centers Scissors Wire Cutters Optional: bleach, food coloring, ink pads Directions: Cut … [Read more...]

Framed Chicken Wire

I have been having so much fun with old wooden frames! Recycle an old frame into a fun message board, by backing it with chicken wire! Materials: Wooden frame Chicken wire Wire cutters Tape measure or yard stick Small nails with heads and small hammer Optional hook for hanging, ribbon, small clothespins, ribbon and or rag … [Read more...]

Crepe Paper Pom Pom Flowers

Who wouldn't want a vase full of these colorful crepe paper flowers! Materials: Crepe paper Scissors Green floral stem wire Floral stem wrapping tape (green) Wire cutters Tacky glue Optional food coloring Directions: Cut a 12" to 18" long piece of crepe paper, with your scissors make cuts into the paper about every … [Read more...]

Leather Cord Bracelet

These leather cord bracelets are so quick and easy, you can use beautiful buttons or colorful glass beads. Materials: Buttons or glass beads 1.8m Leather cord Scissors Button bracelet: Before you start make sure the leather cord will slide through the button holes!  I'm using 7 one inch mother of pearl buttons and one 1/2" … [Read more...]

Magazine Beads

Stop... do not throw away that magazine, recycle and make beads.  Yes these beads are just strips of magazine pages rolled into a bead.  Grab some glue and lets make these easy beads.  This is a great project for older children! Materials: Magazine Tacky Glue Scissors Double stick tape squares Plastic cocktail straws Wax … [Read more...]

Frosted Glass Candle Holder

A can of Frosted Glass spray paint, stickers, decorative punches, and a glass vase or recycled jar, the possibilities are endless! Materials: Frosted Glass spray paint Glass vase, candle holder, glass jar Stickers Decorative punches Directions: I'm using two sizes of snowflake punches.  Punch out the stickers and firmly place … [Read more...]

Pine Cone Deer

How cute are these little deers!  Just pine cones, sticks and glue, add a red pom pom nose or a jingle bell, couldn't be easier.  The kids will love helping find the perfect pine cones and sticks!! Materials: Pine cones different sizes, and not broken or too old Sticks and branches for legs and antlers Glue: Hot glue or any strong … [Read more...]

Paper and Bead Ornaments

So fun and fast to make these beautiful balls using decorative paper punches!  Every year I like to have a "girls" holiday party, and what would a party be without a party favor, these are this years party favor! Or maybe a bowl of the flower balls to match your decorator!   Materials: Decorative punch (I using a … [Read more...]