Okay, I hear you…enough with the flannel shirt projects already! I have all of these scraps of old flannel shirts from previous craft projects like this one & this one and honestly, I just can’t help myself. Stick with me crafters…this project is super easy, and fast.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Scraps of flannel from old shirts
- Blank coasters – I found mine on Etsy and they are made of 100% recycled pulp board paper
- Waterproof shoe spray
- Spray adhesive
Here’s how ya do it:
- Cut a piece of flannel to cover the coaster and set aside.
- Spray the coaster with spray adhesive.
- Place the flannel over the coaster and press firmly to remove any wrinkles.
- With a scissors, cut away the excess fabric from the gift tag.
- Finally, spray the flannel side of the coaster with waterproof shoe spray.
- Let dry and your done!
Happy crafting and happy holidays!
Posted in Christmas, Crafts, Gifts, Holidays
Tagged Christmas Crafts, Craft Blogger, DIY, Flannel Shirt Projects, Recycled Flannel Shirts, Unique Christmas Crafts, Unique Coasters, Unusual Gift Ideas, Weekend Crafts
If you’re in need of a quick gift idea for Mother’s Day, a birthday, or just need a cool hostess gift. Then you’ve come to the right blog. Wrap some old book pages around a mason jar, secure it with twine, add grocery store flowers and you’re done! Mind you, I don’t go around destroying books, however, the pages I used were from an out-of-date encyclopedia that I annihilated when I was a child. Naughty, naughty.
Happy Mother’s Day, happy Sunday, AND happy day-after-your birthday Andrew!
Posted in Gifts, Holidays
Tagged Book Page Ideas, Crafting with Book Pages, DIY, florists, Gift Wrapping Ideas, Gifts, Grocery Store Flowers, Hostess Gifts, Mason Jars, Unique Mother's Day Gifts, Vintage Encyclopedia Projects
Sunday, May 13th is Mother’s Day and I’d like to share a quick and fun gift idea for all those special mommies out there…you know who you are!
Why not buy some unique perennials, wrap them in craft paper and satin ribbon…add a craft paper flower and voila’! You’ve created a special gift that can be enjoyed year after year. The perennials I’m giving to the special moms in my life are Hens & Chicks, Creeping Wirevine and Scotch Moss. I really love the textures and color variations of these beauties.
Here’s the paper flower recipe. Really, it couldn’t be easier.
- Draw a spiral on a 4″ X 4″ piece of craft paper (or paper of choice). Don’t worry if the spiral is a little wonky like mine…just don’t stare at it too long.
- Now cut along the wonky line and cut the spiral from the square.
- Then start rolling the spiral from the outside until the whole spiral is shaped into a flower.
- Use a bit of hot glue on the last piece of the spiral and place it on a twig or piece of wire.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Posted in Centerpiece, Crafts, Flower Arrangements, Gifts, Holidays
Tagged Craft Blogger, Craft Paper Ideas, Crafts From The Garden, Creeping Wirevine, Hens & Chicks, Mother's Day, Paper Flowers, Perennial Gift Ideas, Scotch Moss, Unique Gifts, Unique Mother's Day Gifts
My friend Heidi makes wonderful creations using egg shells. I was inspired by her work so I thought I’d give it a whirl too.
- Crack a few eggs and bake a cake or make an omelet.
- Clean your egg shells.
- Purchase tiny florals…tiny enough to fit into an egg shell. In mine are miniature Kalanchoe.
- Remove the floral from its container and if necessary, remove any excess soil.
- Insert into egg shell.
- Your done!
So simple yet perfect.
Happy crafting and Happy Easter!
Posted in Centerpiece, Crafts, Flower Arrangements, Holidays
Tagged centerpieces, Craft Blogger, crafts, Crafts From The Garden, design, DIY, DIY Easter Crafts, Easter Centerpiece, Easter Crafts, Egg Shells, florists, flower arranging, Miniature Kalanchoe
How’bout a quick and simple holiday flower arrangement how-to? Okay.
- Go to grocery store.
- Avoid crabby grocery folk.
- Pick up flowers of choice. I chose roses; hypericum berries; hydrangea; gerber daises; alstroemeria; and asian pears.
- A round vase (okay vase people why the need for so many sticky labels…enough already!)
Place four rows of rubber bands around your vase. Stick with me folks.
Now, using small sprigs of pines (I chose arborvitae) insert the sprigs under the bottom row of rubber bands.
Continue inserting the sprigs of pines around the vase then start on the next row, and the next until…
To conceal the rubber band at the bottom of the vase, I added a couple rows of twine. Okay, you’re almost done. Add some water, your flowers and you’ve got one unique holiday centerpiece! The asian pears were added last by inserting food-grade skewers into the pears then I placed the pears into the arrangement.
Happy Sunday and Happy Holidays!
Posted in Centerpiece, Christmas, Flower Arrangements, Grocery Store Flowers, Holidays, Pines
Tagged alstroemeria, arborvitae, asian pears, centerpieces, christmas, design, florists, flower arranging, hypericum berries, roses, Sticky Labels, vases
I took a long hard look at my ties and the thought that comes to mind is, ‘what was I thinking!’ Kinda like those black platform shoes and elephant leg bell-bottoms I wore in High School.
Where is this going? I know, I know…I’ll make this short. Alas those long-forgotten ties have been dissected, cut and sewn into the perfect wrapping for some miniature spruces. They look better on them than they ever did around my scrawny neck!
Bye ‘fir’ now!
Now to figure out what to do with those shoes…….ideas anyone?