I’ve been working a lot lately with my Silhouette Cameo since I haven’t really been able to do the projects I’ve been wanting to do due to Chemo. It’s been really fun and almost therapeutic for me creating things. As well, Christmas is my all-time favorite holiday. This year I am making my own holiday cards, gift card holders as well as my own gift tags and labels. Below you will find my latest Youtube video showing you some of my gift tag labels I’ve made so far. I hope you like them and happy crafting!
These cute headbands are fun and easy to make and the cost is minimal. I know its been some time since I’ve posted here but I am planning our upcoming projects. I hope my posts are helpful to you in some way and please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts in the comments as well as your projects with me.
In the first step, you will start by tying a piece of tulle around the headband. Then you will tie another not in that same tulle. I dabbed a small amount of hot glue just under the tulle then slid it down on top of the hot glue to hold it in place. This will keep the rest of the tulle from pushing that first piece down and holding the other pieces in place as you go.
You will continue tying the tulle around the headband all the way around the headband until the last piece is even with the other side of the headband. Make sure to add a small dab of hot glue to the last piece of tulle just like we did on the first one. The video posted within this post will give you a better idea of what I am telling you.
Once you have gotten all the tulle added to your headband, you will make a small bow to add to the “Thing” hair for your finishing touches.
Your headband should look similar to this one. Don’t worry if some of the tulles are uneven you can always cut them to your liking. Also, remember these projects are handmade and little imperfections are what make it more unique.
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I am so far behind on putting up Halloween decorations. Life has gotten in the way of me doing all my diy’s. However, today I was in the mood to gather myself together and make some cute little yarn pom-pom spiders and tassel ghosts. Not only was this a stress reliever for me I know my kids will have fun making them too. Below is a step by step tutorial and video on how I made this cute little Halloween garland.
I started by making a template out of some cardboard and my circle template. Make 2 circles you will see why in the video. Afterwards, I made a smaller circle on the inside of the bigger circles. Cut that out and made a slit at the top of each circle so that I could wrap the yarn as shown above. After wrapping around the yarn twice for a more poofy pom-pom I slid my scissors in between the 2 cardboard pieces and cut. Before pulling the yarn off I took another piece of string, slid it in between the two circles and tie a knot. Once that is tied you may then pull the 2 circles away from the yarn. The video below shows how to complete the pom-pom spiders by trimming and placing the googly eyes and legs on.
For the tassels, I wrapped the yarn around a piece of cardboard until I achieved the look I was going for. Then I cut the end of one side of the yarn and slowly slid the yarn away from the cardboard. Once I had it off I tied a piece of string around the top, tied a knot so that it looks like the head of a ghost. Once that was complete I drew eyes and a nose with a sharpie.
I always love getting into the fall season when I get to create tons of crafts. It’s just something about the cool weather that makes me want to create. It is slightly early to be thinking about Halloween but, I just can’t help myself. Below is a video showcasing just 2 simple ideas that I had to decorate lollipops. These tutorials are fun for adults and kids alike. I hope you like them too. Also, I provide step by step instructions on how to assemble the crafts.
You can check out how to make the spider legs for the lollipops in the video below.
I always make sure my kids teachers and the school secretary has a small gift from our family at Christmas time. Dollar Tree always has something that I can pick up last minute to give or create into something sweet and amazing.
I am finally finished with the main part of my bedroom organization. Well at least my side of the room. I feel like I can better keep things organized now. Below is a video of me explaining how I did all of this. If you want me to do a tutorial on my nail polish holder let me know.
Everything is the video & photos:
Foam Board I got from the dollar tree
Contact Paper – I got from Walmart
Drawer Cabinets – I ordered the cabinets from Michael’s
The Wood Shelf – I picked up at home depot
The drawer organizers – I made them from cereal boxes and contact paper
Today’s video is a review I did for Craftville Heat Transfer Vinyl. I am also doing a giveaway and the link is below for that giveaway. Which is a 22 pack of 12″ x 10″ variety colors heat transfer vinyl. Make sure to enter for your chance to win. My overall review from this company is good. The weeding was easy, the vinyl feels really smooth and of good quality. It was also very easy to iron on to the shirt and didn’t take as much pressure as it takes me with other types of vinyl.
I’m back and trying to get myself organized, (Very Slowly) starting with making drawer organizers. I used empty cereal boxes and the boxes from my kid’s snacks. They are so easy to make and are really cute.
Items I used:
Empty cereal boxes & snack boxes
Decorative Duct Tape – https://amzn.to/2LdYwig
Contact Paper – https://amzn.to/2KZZ0vf