Thursday, May 31, 2012

Things to love Thursday #1 - Fabric Flower Embellishments


I'm loving the fabric flower look that crafters are using to accessorize their projects.  And who doesn't have old t-shirts or fabric scraps laying around that would make perfect flowers?  You can glue these to almost anything to add a little instant pretty.  I made these flowers by cutting up two old t-shirts into 2-3 inch strips, then twisting and rolling.  I used pins to hold them together, and you'll want to glue it in a few spots after you're done to hold it in place, or spray it with fabric stiffener.  The looser you twist, the easier it is to handle.  Mine aren't perfect, but I like things like that!

I picked up the box off the Joann's clearance rack for $2.50. 

It's cute, painted, and distressed!  I just need to add a little something to dress her up...

And voila, we have a cute cottage box for my hand towels!  Here's some other adorable ideas from around the blogosphere:

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Softer Doggy Cone

Ok, Rocky's probably going to KILL me for putting these pics on the internet of him with a cone on and slightly hopped up on pain meds, but I wanted to share a little tip that my mom came up with for the doggy cone.

Depending on the quality of the dog cone that you get from the vet, the edge can be pretty sharp.  I've actually been scratched by one as an 80 pound dog barrelled through the house!  Also, it can do a number on your walls if that same 80 pound dog gets too close.

To soften up the edge, so to speak, mom just stapled some felt around it.  So easy and cheap, but it really does wonders if you have to force your furbaby to sport one of these awful things.  Mom initially chose white to blend in, but it got dirty outside so she switched to black.  More of a tuxedo look, in my opinion.  Lookin' good, Rocky!

Wreath Wednesday #1

I changed up my summer lemon monogram wreath by removing the lemons and tying on the shell, starfish, sand dollar, and coral with florist wire.  It about 5 minutes, and I just love the simplicity of it!

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012


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Transformation Tuesday #1 - Tea Light Flowers

I love making use of things that most people throw away or put in their recycling bin.  I made these flowers out of those metal things that tea light candles come it and some jute.  Josh came up with the idea of wrapping jute around the baby snack can and gluing the flowers on.  He's so dreamy...

Here's what we started with:

And here's Josh putting his crafting skills to work on the can wrapping.  He glued it in a few spots along the way:

Be sure to wrap the jute tight and keep pulling down as you go.  Then just glue your flowers on!

I even double-sided taped (I couldn't commit) one to my beaded mason jar!

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