These twine cards are quick and easy and so inexpensive to make. With minimal supplies you'll have these adorable cards done in no time. I like to make multiples of them so I have them ready for any Birthday Party, Get Well or Thank You Card that I need!
Use these cute Valentines Envelopes to send your love a note or little gift. You could also use them to package Heart Day Gifts for your kid's or their teachers! And honestly you could take out the Valentines theme and use them for other occasions such as Birthdays or Christmas!
Flip the envelope over to the front, this is where you can be creative! Use what you have on hand, scrap felt pieces or perhaps you picked up some fun Valentines Day embellishments you'd like to use!
The sky is the limit, decorate the front of the envelope as much or as little as you'd like!
Some of your additions can by sewn on by the machine or hand stitched depending what they are. Once you have pinned what you are decorating on the front, you can take the pins off the sides to open it up and sew them on.
I used my Big Shot and some die cuts to make some of my own embellishments out of felt and then I sewed them on with the machine!
Fold your envelopes back up and pin the sides again. Because we're working with felt and the edges don't fray, we can just sew up the edges without having to sewing wrong sides together and flip it back out like some of our other projects.
Now depending on how you want to fasten your envelopes, we have a couple options now. Check out the pictures (a,b,c left to right) if you are visual like me! :)
a) No fastener: you can sew the edges and then iron a proper fold so that it will stay down.
b) A button: hand stitch a button onto the bottom, back side of your felt and make a button hole with your scissors to fit the button
c) Velcro: Either sticky back or sew on a piece to each end of the back so it fastens.
I know that sometimes all the crafts you own can get into a big cluttery mess, but you don't have a ton of extra cash to spend on fancy organizational items. So I have found some amazing and clever items you may have around your house (of can find at the thrift store of garage sales) to help organize your crafty belongings!
Storage out of a Keurig Rack
Turn an old Keurig rack into a storage caddy for any of your smaller items using some mini dip-takeout containers! Store anything from sequins (like thecraftypickle.com on the right did) to buttons, beads, eyelets and so much more!
Or place your paint bottles in the Keurig rack (like hometalk.com left). I would put your paint tops down with a tight lid so you can see the colors in your bottles since a lot of brands don't have the color sticker on the lids.
It makes a great display piece too so you can easily leave it out on the counter or shelf!
Storage out of Tin Cans
These next three are just made out of tin cans straight from your recycling bin! Add some paint, scrapbook paper or washi tape to decorate them and you're done!
Storage out of Shakers
Wether it's a salt and pepper shaker, sugar shaker or spice shaker it'll work! It doesn't matter if it's plastic or glass either! I think this is most ideal for glitter (especially if you buy it in bulk like me!!) But I do also love how the twine is in the sugar shaker, it seems pretty easy to gab the piece you need right from the spout! I'm defiantly going to keep my eye out for a couple of those when I'm treasure hunting!
Storage out of Magazine Folders
This one is brilliant and the way that I store my cardstock and 8.5"x 11" papers! I originally had them horizontally on the shelf but if I needed one from the bottom they all seemed to come out! This idea is a way better solution and you can easily color co-ordinate them too! Ikea has some fairly inexpensive ones or if you want to spend no money, use your old cereal boxes and cut the tops and half the side off!
Storage out of Spice Racks
Similar to the Keurig rack, you can use an old spice rack and they come with perfect sized containers great for small storage or random items!
Storage out of PVC Pipe
So yes, I know that everyone doesn't have PVC pipe lying around the house, but it is pretty inexpensive from the hardware store so I had to share these storage solutions because they are amazing!! The photos say enough but I love how you can paint them, and connect the corners to make a box shape! Click on the pictures to get the link of how you can make them yourself!
Storage out of an Ice Cube Tray
Ice cube trays are a great storage for inside drawers being a perfect shallow height! They are great for organizing small things or miscellaneous things or as the pictured shown below with washi tape and bobbins.
Valentines Day is right around the corner and today we have some very simple decor that you can make to celebrate this special day around your house! And all you need is cardboard (mine is from the recycle bin cut out from a delivery box!) and yarn!
Trace as many heart shapes onto the cardboard that you would like to make! And then with some sharp scissors (so your hands don't get super tired;) cut the hearts out.
Use another piece of tape to secure the end of your yarn roll to the cardboard heart (photo on the left) and then start wrapping the yarn all around the heart until you cannot see any more cardboard.
Continue this step until all your hearts are covered. Then you can cut a piece of yarn to the length you would like to hang your heart garland (I would cut a little extra so you can adjust it to fit perfectly!)
Then weave that piece of yarn through the hoops you made in step two and hang your beautiful piece of art you created!
Have you ever had to purchase new needles for your sewing machine and wonder why they all have different numbers on them? What do those numbers mean and why should you be careful to use the right ones for the right projects? Find out today!
I found this great chart on the Schmetz website! Including charts and pictures, this guide is very self explanatory and a wealth of information!
If you would like to buy needles for your machine click here!
Two more weeks until Valentines and I'm sure you're already getting notices from school and daycare home about the big day! Don't worry Mama's, I've got you covered!
I created 6 different printable's you can easily use and the supplies you need to buy for it is minimal and inexpensive! And best yet, it will be more original then just a box of smarties!
Go ahead and pick your favourite one and just follow the simple instructions to put it together. (They are so easy your little one's should be able to do most of it!)
All you need to do is print out the PDF and cut them out to fit to top of your bag. Make sure you leave an equal space above the image so you can fold it over the bag and staple it together like shown in the pictures.
Just for fun, I have curated this quiz to see what kind of crafter you are! Just how creative are you? Are you the next Martha Stewart, or do your craft projects end up in the garbage?
Let's find out now, just answer five simple questions!
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If you would like to add ribbon to your tooth pillow so you can hang it on a hook, a doorknob etc. then now id the time! Cut a piece of ribbon to about 12 inches, you can do less or more depending on where you're hanging it. Sew it at the top of the front of the pillow
I love purses and bags and totes! I love how you can match them to your outfit with different colors, patterns and styles. I love how you can match them to a specific occasion like date night, a shopping trip, travelling, school or hanging out with kids.
Today I want to show you my favourite tutorials of how you can make your own bags for many different aspects of life. A lot of these patterns only require a meter or less of fabric and best of all these patterns are all FREE! Just click on the picture to go to the tutorial!
I have tried most of these myself (a couple of them I've even made in a couple different fabrics because I love them so much!) Take a look at all the different choices and let me know which one you're going to try in the comments below!
Jars! Jars! Jars! Wether they are in your garage, your cupboards or your recycle bins, jars are all around us! They are handy for storage and trendy for decor and I'm going to show you 5 ways you can make over your jars right now!
1. Distressed and Painted
Make sure your jar is washed and dried. Choose a color of paint and using your paint brush, paint a couple coats of paint all over your jar letting it dry in-between coats. You may want to paint more coats to get a darker shade, or less, it's up to you!
Once you are done painting and it's completely dry, then you can take your sandpaper and gently rub your jar. I chose to focus on the corners and the lines and words embossed in the jar. Again, be creative and do as little or as much sanding as you would like to get your desired look!
When you are finished you can add some twine around the middle or top of the jar for a nice accent!
2. The Vintage Look
This one is super easy and fast to make. Simply cut your burlap to fit the height and circumference of your jar and glue it on. I just put a couple dots to hold it in place on one side and then just a strip on the other side to fasten it.
Then cut your lace to fit around the middle of your jar and glue it the same way. You can add twine around the top as well!
3. Jars for Storage
The easiest tutorial today! Or ever! (LOL) Find some cute lace and glue it around the top of your jar!
It's so easy, yet so cute that you can make multiples and they would look amazing together!
What I love most about this one, it that it's great for store things out in the open. You can see right through the jar so you know what's in there, but it looks clean and organized!
4. Glitter Jars!
Once you have cleaned and dry your jar, cover it with mod podge or glue using your paint brush. Don't worry about getting it on the bottom or inside, we only need to glitter all around the outside. When the jar is covered sprinkle the glitter all over! I like to put a tray underneath my work space and then go overboard with the glitter, then after I can pour the excess back in the container.
When you're finished, put the jar on a piece of newspaper outside and lightly spray over all the glitter with a lacquer to keep the glitter on the jar. I like to do this process a couple times so that no glitter falls off. Just make sure you let it dry in-between coats.
5. Mod Podge Jars
Do you remember using mod podge in Elementary School? It was so much fun to create collages and other projects using mod podge!
Wash and dry your jar thoroughly. Cut a piece of paper to the height and circumference of your jar. You may need two pieces depending on the size of your paper and jar. You don't have to punch a shape in your paper, I did because I put a candle in mine and thought it made a great decor piece for on top of our piano! If you don't have a punch you can cut out a shape with a craft knife. Line your paper against your jar and see where you want to punch a shape out, I did two hearts on opposite sides of the jar.
Using your paint brush, cover the jar with mod podge. Then starting at one end, roll your paper onto the jar over the mod podge, smoothing out any wrinkles and bubbles. Once it's on you can paint over top of the paper with the mod podge giving it one to two coats.
I'm Amanda -a wife, mom of two and small business owner- living on the West Coast and sharing my love of crafting with you! Here you'll find DIY projects, tutorials, crafting tips and so much more!