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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Burlap and Fabric Flower Christmas Tree

Last week I finished up a lot of the fabric flowers I had planned and learned so much along the way. It is true that if you will just stick with something you eventually get the hang of it.

That was the case with these flowers.  I soon learned that different fabric needed me to use a different or stronger thread to make the gathers needed in the petals.  And after several trips to the craft stores I finally found the craft fabric button covers kits at JoAnn's.

Now the burlap Christmas Tree was a last minute idea on Saturday night and it was more difficult than I thought at first to get the strips of burlap to stick to the foam cone shape.  But I finally got it to stay but endured burnt fingers on the hot glue a few times.

My husband says he likes the tree but I'm still debating if I need to still the fabric flowers back to finish my candy jars for my coffee friends by Friday morning.  I will keep you posted on that outcome.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Productive day working on DIY Christmas presents

Are you a DIY Christmas present maker?  I try to be every year and fail at least at one of my ideas.

However, today has been a productive day.  I have found free Christmas themed recipe cards online to print out for my husband's coworker's gifts.  And I have cut out lots of fabric circles to be sewn into fabric flowers while I watch TV with the family tonight.  If it is a Hallmark Christmas movie it will be even better but I doubt they whole family will agree to watch them with me.

Either way, it will be an enjoyable night of crafting and I will have new posts and finished projects to show you by this weekend.

Happy Wednesday everyone and I hope you are having a good week.


Monday, December 8, 2014

A Snowman Wreath

This weekend I made a new wreath for my side entry door.

I made him just using two 6" wire wreath forms wired together, plastic mesh, burlap ribbon for the scarf, felt for the eyes and mouth, orange construction paper for the nose, sticks from my yard for the arms, and a hat from a "make your own snowman" kit a friend sent me several years ago.

I think he is cute and I may keep him up all winter.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Reusing old Christmas decorations in new ways

I had promised this post for yesterday but some days just don't work out as planned.

In my previous post I had written about my white Christmas tree and how each year it has a different theme.  As you can image I now have an assortment of surplus ornaments in boxes that need a new purpose.

So this year I tried some new things around my house for a festive touch.