Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Cloth Creations

Here is another little project that I am Loving! Using any kind of cloth, fabric, or whatever you have kickin' around you can make these awesome little flowers for your hair, hats, purses, shirts, etc!

They are so fun and easy to make!

Take a piece of felt or cardstock (or pretty much anything that has stability to it) Using Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue, adhere one end to the middle of a circle cut out, keep going around and around, folding, twisting, scrunching the fabric as you go. (The each one will be unique because of the way you handle the fabric, go with what feels right to you)

When you get to the end of either the fabric or the cardstock, tuck fabric under the cardstock and glue to secure. When thoroughly dry, trim cardstock so you can't see it through the fabric.

And there you have it! When you are done, if you didnt start with felt as a bottom, you can add this now and secure a hair clip or a pin to the back! Voila!

~Happy Crafting!~

Burlap Storage Bins

WOW! I have been away from the blog world for awhile! I've been wanting to jump back into this for sometime now, but I have been so busy this month with kid's activities, bridal showers, baby showers! This coming up weekend is my 5 year olds FIRST ballet recital! As well as my 8 year old is cutting all her hair off for the Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts For Cancer! Way to go baby cakes!

Run, run, run!

Anywho...I haven't done a whole lot of crafting in this time, but I have made a couple is what I've been working on.

One empty box (I like the wipes boxes or the small huggies diaper boxes)
Enough Burlap (or canvas to cover all sides)
Spray Adhesive, Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue (or hot glue), scissors, ribbon

Before starting, spray with Krylon spray paint (I used Grey - Indoor/Outdoor)
Let dry

 1. Once spray paint is dry, spray the Elmer's Adhesive on one (1) side at a time, pressing the burlap as you go.

2. Don't worry about the edge/corner right now, you can make it pretty in the end; or for this project I just left it because it will be hidden at the back.

3. When all four (4) sides are dry, check to make sure that none of the fabric lifted. If this happens, I just add some of the Fast Grab Tacky Glue to that area.

4. Using the Tacky Glue, adhere the ribbon to all four (4) sides. (I put mine at the top for this project)

5. Feel free to spice it up by using different material, adding embellishments, flowers, etc! I currently have 2 made. One is on my shelf above my cabinets holding odds N ends. The other I am using as a storage bin for all my lunch supplies for my kiddies!

 (Step #2)

Hope you like it!
~Happy Crafting~