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CUTE EASTER DAY DIY NECKLACE

Today I’m going to share an easy way of making cute Easter day accessory, right for all ages, without breaking the bank, and having fun at the same time.

 

Materials List: Eraser Erasers - http://www.classroomsupply.com/VALENTINE-ERASERS-36-UNIT/productinfo/852762/

You can buy these erasers from dollar store also and that would be much cheaper.

Ribbon or lace: http://www.joann.com/crafts/ribbons/

Needle: http://www.joann.com/dritz-looped-needle-threader-6-pkg/prd17573/

 

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Use the needed to make a hole in each eraser, preferably on the top-upper edge of the eraser.

 

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Run the string through the hole.

 

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Now tie a knot to keep the lace from twisting, this will help to keep the eraser stay upright also.
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You can make single pendant necklace or make multi-pendant necklace with the same thread  (see the picture below). You can use different erasers for different occasions also. The picture below is an example of a necklace made with multiple halloween themed erasers.

 

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Thanks for reading the post and if you enjoyed it or would like to share somethings, please let a comment below.

 

 

Easter Bunny Fabric Banner DIY

What can be better than celebrating Easter by creating a fun DIY Easter Bunny Banner?  So here I’m with how to create this cute DIY banner for you and your family. Hope you all like it.

 

So the first step as always is to make sure you have all the material you need for to create this banner. Prepare the material so that you don’t have to worry about anything when you are in the middle of doing things.

 

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  1. Designer fabric print (of your choice)
  2. Pencil
  3. Pellon iron on backing
  4. Satin ribbon
  5. Rotary cutter or Scissors
  6. Fabric knife
  7. Bunny shape stencil (I couldn’t find one in the market so made my own. It is very easy to make it. If you are good at drawing, draw a bunny shape on a white sheet of paper. The size should be approx 6 x 6 inches. You can also find a bunny shape on internet and print it (if you use a shape from the internet make sure you have the permission to download that artwork).

 

Now we are ready to start with our DIY Easter day banner project-

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Use a bunny shaped stencil to trace the leave pattern on the fabric.

 

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You can trace as many designs as you want on the fabric, just remember to do so on the back of the fabric. I drew 4 buntings, you can draw more or less depending on the length of the banner you want to make.

 

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Now you need to add firmness  to each bunting. To add weight and stabilize the bunting you would need to add an “Iron On Backing”. You can get them at Jo-Ann (http://www.joann.com) or Hobby Lobby (http://www.hobbylobby.com/) or your local, favorite craft store. (http://www.joann.com/peltex-1-side-fusible-interfacing-20-w-x-10yds/prd49910/)

 

Put your  bunny shape on top of  Iron on Backing. Use hot iron until fabric is fused with Iron on Backing.

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See instructions below in this picture.

 

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Lay a single pennant on a foam board. Cut two small slits on the fabric with fabric knife or scissors.

 

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Repeat the same for all pennants and then put a satin ribbon through the slits of each.

 

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Quick tip for cleaning small spots

Have you got a white shirt with a stain on it? If neither detergent or bleach will get the stain out, you can always try this easy fix.

Materials: Stained white shirt, white paint, paint brush.

 

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Step 1 : Spread out the shirt on a hard flat surface, and smooth out the wrinkles and creases.

Use fabric paint same as your fabric color.

 

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Step 2 : Dip the paintbrush in the white paint and paint over the stain with the paint.

 

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Step 3 : Voila! The spot is gone.

 

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We can’t avoid getting marks and spots on our clothes but we can always come up with ways to get rid of them, right? So how do you get rid of minor but hard spots. I’m eager to hear your tips and tricks? Share them!

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Crafting Feb 2013

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I am in a sort of creativity jam (yet again) and need some ideas from fellow crafters. Instead of making simple banners with regular shaped flags I want to create something different. How about flags in the shape of cute animals? I have included a picture of paper cutouts of what I am thinking so far. Are there any other shapes that might be interesting for kids/children?
Of course I can make banners from these cute animal, but how about any other craft that can be created? What else can I do with these animal shapes?
Any ideas, suggestions, pointers are highly appreciated.

 

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Dear freinds I am super excited to share the Hair Bands I’ve made with crochet flowers and hope everybody likes them. I really want to thank my fellow crafters for their awesome suggestions and ideas about what accessories & items should I make with my crochet flowers?

I would love to have your comments/feedback and if you happen to like the hair bands then please show your love by liking my facebook page.
Feel free to check all the hairbands on my Etsy shop too.
Have a wonderful week and happy crafting!

 

 

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VALENTINE’S DAY DIY NECKLACE

Today I’m going to share an easy way of making cute Valentine’s day accessory, right for all ages, without breaking the bank, and having fun at the same time.

 

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Materials List: Valentine Erasers - http://www.classroomsupply.com/VALENTINE-ERASERS-36-UNIT/productinfo/852762/
You can buy these erasers from dollar store also and that would be much cheaper.

 

Ribbon or lace: http://www.joann.com/crafts/ribbons/

 

Needle: http://www.joann.com/dritz-looped-needle-threader-6-pkg/prd17573/

 

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Use the needed to make a hole in each eraser, preferably on the top-upper edge of the eraser.

 

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Run the string through the hole.

 

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Now tie a knot to keep the lace from twisting, this will help to keep the eraser stay upright also.

 

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You can make single pendant necklace or make multi-pendant necklace with the same thread  (see the picture below). You can use different erasers for different occasions also. The picture below is an example of a necklace made with multiple halloween themed erasers.

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With this simple technique you can make your Valentine’s day memories permanent with few cheap erasers.

 

Sweep your loved one!

 Micro DIY #4

This is the 4th post in my Micro DIY series that I have specially created for Valentine’s day. The idea is very simple – to have fun creating craft work from simple house hold things. Also time is an important reason for these Micro DIY projects, each one of them can be done in less than an hour, some of them would take few mins only.

 

Well let’s get started. We all have dozens of paper napkins sitting in the pantry or basement which we may have had bought on some occasion but haven’t used them since. We had a Valentine’s day party at our home last year and I have few dozen Valentine’s day theme paper napkins left over from the party. Today I’m going to use them but not to wipe anything but to create a banner from  them. How does that sound?

 

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This is very cool & quick idea specially when we don’t have time (who does these days?).  This is how the final craft work would look like.

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All we need is a dozen napkins (depending on how many flags you want to have in your banner, one napkin will make one flag) of any color you like, satin ribbon and fabric cutter. That’s it.

 

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Cut a small slit on the two upper corners of the napkin.

 

 

Pass the satin ribbon through the slits at the top of each napkin.

 

 

You may want to hang this inside because you don’t want your banner to get wet or soaked because then the flags will once again become napkins but this time you will have to throw them away :-). So be careful to hand the banner in a dry place.

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“Sweep your love one” banner is ready to be hung anywhere in your home.

 

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Happy Crafting!!

 

Other Micro DIY projects in this series -

Micro DIY #3- Stir & Wrap
Micro DIY #2 – Cozy Times!
Micro DIY #1 – Love!

Super Bowl Party Decor DIY

Are you ready for some football? We are almost there. Packed with action, entertainment, concerts, band and ice sculpting performances, variety of foods, ice cream and a whole lot more. With so much going on how can I sit still and do nothing. Everybody at your Super Bowl party will be asking you the recipe for this one of a kind, original DIY Super Bowl  mega event party banner.

Ingredients you will need for the banner -

  1. Football ball color fabric
  2. Iron on backing
  3. Football shaped paper cutout
  4. Satin ribbon
  5. White fabric paint, brush, fabric knife

Most of the material list item you will get it from your local craft store or from Joann.

 

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It’s no brainer that the color of this banner has to be the same as the color of football. So I chose the fabric accordingly. Also each flag also has to be shaped like a football ball i.e. “Prolate Spheroid” (isn’t that cool?).
Step 1: Apply Iron-on backing on the back side of the fabric to strengthen it.

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Step 2: Check procedure for using Pellon iron on backing from the picture given below.

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Step 3: Write on the flags with washable marker and pre-cut stencil.

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Step 4: Paint the cut out stencil with fabric paint

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Step 5: Thread the Satin ribbon through needle, then poke lightly with the fabric knife near the top of the flag to make a small cut. Pass the Satin ribbon through the cut and repeat the same for all other flags.

 

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Our Super Bowl  banner is ready, so let’s get ready for the game and party!!

 

DIY Valentine’s Day Banner

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Valentine’s day is a celebration of hearts filled with love, longing for love, waiting for love, yet unknown to love, ready to share the love, swimming in the joy and passion of love, going nuts being in love, giving more love than before, expecting to receive love and… so on and so much more.

For me and in my craft world it is an appropriate time to create something that reflects love, passion and hearts. So I have made a DIY banner for Valentine’s day with fabric cut in the shape of hearts and it has super-cute print on it. To add a little more craft to this banner I have connected to each bunting a hand-knit flower. Hope you all like it.

So the first step as always is to make sure you have all the material you need for to create this banner. Prepare the material so that you don’t have to worry about anything when you are in the middle of doing things.

  1. Designer fabric print (of your choice)
  2. Pencil
  3. Pellon iron on backing
  4. Satin ribbon
  5. Rotary cutter or Scissors
  6. Fabric knife
  7. Heart shaped stencil (I couldn’t find one in the market so made my own. It is very easy to make it. If you are good at drawing, draw a heart shape on a white sheet of paper. The size should be approx 6 x 6 inches. You can also find a heart shape on internet and print it (if you use a shape from the internet make sure you have the permission to download that artwork).
  8. Needle and thread

Now we are ready to start with our DIY Valentine’s day banner project-

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Use a heart shaped stencil to trace the flower pattern on the fabric.

 

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You can trace as many designs as you want on the fabric, just remember to do so on the back of the fabric. I drew 7 buntings, you can draw more or less depending on the length of the banner you want to make.

 

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Now you need to add firmness  to each bunting. To add weight and stabilize the bunting you would need to add an “Iron On Backing”. You can get them at Jo-Ann (http://www.joann.com) or Hobby Lobby (http://www.hobbylobby.com/) or your local, favorite craft store. (http://www.joann.com/peltex-1-side-fusible-interfacing-20-w-x-10yds/prd49910/)

 

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Put your  heart shape on top of  Iron on Backing. Use hot iron until fabric is fused with Iron on Backing.

 

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See instructions below in this picture.

 

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Lay a single pennant on a foam board. Cut two small slits on the fabric with fabric knife or scissors.

 

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Repeat the same for all pennants and then put a satin ribbon through the slits of each.

 

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The shape of the pennant doesn’t have to be heart-shaped, you can choose any shape you like.

 

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To decorate the bunting ever more I have used knitted flowers (http://www.thethinthread.com/2013/knitting-in-2013-new-beginnings/). You may add any type of decoration to the bunting. I have done something simple and used the knitted flowers which I created few days ago.

 

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Tuck your decoration with needle thread .

 

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Love is in the air and this is how my DIY Valentine’s day banner finally looks like. Feel free to use this DIY to create your own and share them here. I have also put this final banner on my Etsy shop.

 

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Thanks for reading the post and if you enjoyed it or would like to share somethings, please let a comment below.

 

Knitting in 2013 – New beginning!

I’m in the “knit all the time” mind frame these days . I have knitted a bunch of flowers, please check out the pictures. However I’m kind of stuck and need some help. What can I do with these knitted flowers? What kind of things can I make with these flowers. The one thing that comes to mind is headbands, but I need more ideas friends.

Any and all suggestions are welcome. Please help!

Baby sweater set, perfect for Valentine’s day!

Soft Hand Knitted Baby Suit in Pink & White

 

 Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/120098047/soft-hand-knitted-baby-suit-in-pink-and

This is a cute little sweater set with pretty combinations of stitches that makes this one a must have. Keep your little girl warm in style with this beautiful baby suit – sweater, cap and booties. This is ideal for babies from zero to three months.

Yarn used: Medium pink & white. Yarn is soft baby wool.

Dimensions:

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- length from neckline to hem: 9 inches
- width around chest at underarms: 14-16 inches
- sleeve length from neckline to cuff: 8.5 inches
- sleeve length from armpit to cuff: 4.5 inches

 

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- 12 to 13 inches in circumference (un-stretched)
- 15 to16 inches stretched

 

BOOTIES (sole size) 3.5 inches (un-stretched) 4.5 inches (stretched)

 

 

This item will be shipped free. You can see more designs and order this item from my Etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/listing/120098047/soft-hand-knitted-baby-suit-in-pink-and).

 

Green sweater set for baby with hat and booties

 Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/120098137/sweater-hat-ankle-booties-green-baby

This is a cute little sweater set with pretty combinations of stitches that makes this one a must have. Keep your little girl/boy warm in style with this beautiful baby suit – sweater, cap and booties. This is ideal for babies from zero to three months.

Yarn used: Green. Yarn is soft baby wool.

Dimensions:

SWEATER
- length from neckline to hem: 9 inches
- width around chest at underarms: 14-16 inches
- sleeve length from neckline to cuff: 8.5 inches
- sleeve length from armpit to cuff: 4.5 inches

 

HAT – 12-13 inches in circumference (unstretched)
15 – 16 inches Stretched

 

BOOTIES: (sole size) 3.5 inches (unstretch) 5″ inches (will stretch)

 

This item will be shipped free. You can see more designs and order this item from my etsy store (https://www.etsy.com/listing/120098137/sweater-hat-ankle-booties-green-baby)

 

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