Saturday, February 4, 2017

Wine Cork Candle Christmas Tree Ornament

Items needed:
-one poker chip
-one wine cork
-yellow bead
-jewelry wire eye pin (wire cutters to trim it)
-strong crafting glue


How to make this:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Corner to Corner Crochet Scrap Yarn Scarf

I received so many amazing compliments on a scrap yarn I recently crocheted, that I decided to share it on this blog.  I'm sharing the pattern as well.

I simply used up any small balls of yarn, that were too small to use for a blanket.  My photos are the same photos shown on my personal blog, only the pattern is shared here.  I used many different brands of yarn to make this.  I changed yarn colors as I ran out of yarn.  To learn how to change colors, check out all the wonderful tutorials on YouTube.

It was also suggested that these would be wonderful gift ideas.  Here is how I made my scrap yarn scarf:

Friday, November 18, 2016

Barn Wood Signs

Lucky enough to find scrap barn wood?  Make a few signs.  Stencils make it much easier to paint, but freehand is fun too.




Simply cut pieces to the size you want, using a saw (and of course using eye and hand protection).  Sand the boards if needed.  Paint.  Allow them to dry.  These were created for indoor use only.  Embellish your signs to personalize them.

These make wonderful gifts!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Plastic Lids ~ A New Use

It's been a while since I posted on here.  I apologize to all of my followers. 

If you preserve food yourself, and have canning jars and lids on hand, you'll like this idea.

You'll like this idea especially if you make our own lotions, butters, and other items you might use daily.  I have my homemade hand lotion in canning jars with regular lids/rims.  I find taking the lid off and on is cumbersome, and I really didn't want to spend extra money to buy one-piece lids.

Friday, October 23, 2015

How to make a miniature crochet hook

There are several handmade Christmas ornaments that I have made that have instructions for making miniature knitting needles, but not a miniature crochet hook.


This is one idea of how I have made a miniature crochet hook for small projects.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Simple Twine Decorative Jar


Make a decorative jar by simply using a recycled glass jar, some twine, and a glue gun.   These jars sell in stores for a pretty high price, and you can make them at home for much less.


Crafting glue in general may work, but you'll need a way to hold the twine in place while it dries (depending on the thickness of the twine). 


However, the jar you see in the first photo was created by using tacky glue.  The twine was purchased at a dollar store, and was a perfect texture of twine that held tight to the glue (lighter weight).