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...]

Ribbon Flower

In just a few minutes you can make these sweet ribbon flowers!  Add one to your beach tote, gift bag, headband, a backpack or how cute on a pair of flip flops.  You will want to make more then one!! Materials: Grosgrain ribbon Candle or lighter Scissors Needle and matching thread Button(s) for center Directions: I have 7/8" … [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...]

Beaded Wire Circle Charm

My sister ask my to come up with an unique and inexpensive gift that she could give her girl friends who where putting together a big birthday party for her (one of those birthdays with a big number)!  I came up with the Circle of Friendship beaded charm.  It's a wire ring wrapped with seed beads that you slide onto your favorite chain and I found … [Read more...]

Grape Vine Wreath Snowman

How adorable is this snowman made out of grape vine wreaths!  This idea has been around for awhile, but he is so simple to make and fun to add your own personal touches too!  He can hang from your front door or hang him inside.  Even quicker, make him out of green wreaths. Materials: 1 18" grape vine wreath 2 12" grape vine … [Read more...]

Beaded Serving Spoons

Add some sparkle and fun to your serving spoons, dip spoons and spreaders!  These are so much fun to make, and add the personal touch to any party!  They make a great gift. Materials: 16 gauge aluminum Jewelry Wire Spoon Beads different sizes Wire cutters Needle nose pliers Directions: Double check your beads to make sure … [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...]