I had a spring blossom tree I used each year as a Spring table decoration. The blossoms were falling off and I thought some of the twigs still looked good, so I used wire cutters and cut off each of the twigs to use in a wreath. The white blossoms made a perfect base for a Spring wreath.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
My wreaths scratch my front door when it is opened or the wind blows. So for the last 3 years I have just dealt with it and took my wreath off every time the wind blew. Then it dawned on me that I could solve the problem!
I cut a felt circle and removed the center then glued it on the back of my wreath.
It took a matter of 15 minutes and I could have done it years ago. What was I thinking?
Blue wasn't my first choice of felt color but that is what I had on hand so I use it and it is not noticeable from the front of the wreath.
No more Scratches when the wind blows!!!
Take a look at my purchased jewelry for my sister-in-laws wedding reception! Pretty fancy and huge!
The earrings were too long for the occasion and I didn't want to return them because they were such a good deal, so I took the earrings apart and made 3 sets of earrings. I used my jewelry tools and made 3 different sets of earrings using the original set of jewelry.
Do the pearls look familiar?
3 pairs of earrings for $3.20! What a bargain!
After layering many fabric circles one top of each other and gluing them together with a hot glue gun they are ready for embellishments!
Walmart has inexpensive buttons to use for this project. I cut off the bulging back metal loop with wire cutters then hot glued the buttons on the flowers. I love how charming the crystal buttons look in the center of these fabric flowers.
Burning the edges of the fabric makes the circles curl up like a real flower.
Here are the finished flowers.
I glued metal hair clips on the back so my daughter can wear them in her hair.
I was on the search for a Black sleeveless dress to go under my new blouse I bought for a wedding. I couldn't find one that I wanted to pay for, so I looked in my closet and found this dress hanging there, calling my name. I have only worn it a couple times because the sleeves are too long and it looks like I am going to a funeral. So.....the idea popped into my head...cut the sleeves off! Dress it up a bit! So I did.
The dress was too bulky when combined with the blouse I picked, so I got out my handy fabric tool and unpicked the both sleeves.
Below is how it looked after I took the sleeves off. Not too bad!
After folding over the edges of the sleeve hole, I used a decorative stitch on my sewing machine and sewed around the opening. I don't wear sleeveless clothing by itself, but I do like to wear them under blouses, shirts, and sweaters.
Here is the finished product. I think it turned out nice and it fit well during the wedding.
This dress looks good with just about anything over the top!