Bash Your Stash · Gifts

Frugal Friday – Easter Tulle Wreath and Two Hearts

I went through my craft supplies on the hunt for something I could do without buying anything, using only what I have on hand.  Don’t like that “H” word, no I don’t, nope, nope, nope.  You know the one-hoarding, hoarder.  So every now and then I do some “bash your stash” crafts.

I started with a shape for a wreath and 10″ strips of 6″ wide tulle.

Then I tied each strip into a knot around the wreath, with the knot being on the outside.

For the black and white wreath, I tied 5 white and 5 black alternating. For the Easter wreath, I tied 5 blue, 5 pink, and 5 white alternating.  For the black and pink one I was running out of pink but still had a lot of black so I tied 5 pink and 20  black which gave the appearance of a wide black stripe and narrow pink stripe.

Then I painted the respective wood pieces.  After they dried I hot glued them onto the tulle wreaths.  I also added a feather butterfly to one of the heart wreaths and some plastic Easter eggs to the Easter wreath.

That’s some of my stash used to make three beautiful projects.  (I don’t hoard, I’m not a hoarder.  Okay, maybe I’m in denial.  I’ll start my 12 step program today.  (12 steps to the craft store.)).

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by, come back soon and stay awhile.
Happy Scrapping.
Let’s scrapbook together, it’s cheaper than therapy.

Altered Items · Gifts · Papercrafting

Quick Handmade Christmas Gift – Jumbo Paperclip Bookmark

Here is another idea for Christmas gifts for teachers and co-workers who are readers (check out Friday’s Christmas gift post here).

Photo of Jumbo Paperclip Bookmark

This is one of those JUMBO paper clips.  I used a 2″ scalloped circle to punch out 2 circles.  You can use any shape that is big enough to cover the top of the paper clip.

The pink circle is 1.5″.  I only used one of those.  Stamp and embellish ’til your heats content.  Then place the single hoop end of the paper clip in the middle of the bottom circle.  Put a piece of double sided foam tape above and below the paper clip on the circle, right snug up against the paper clip, so it can’t wiggle.

Then put the other circle on top.  You should have a paper clip sandwich now.  If you wish add a little ribbon to your bookmark.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by, come back soon and stay awhile.
Happy Scrapping.

Let’s scrapbook together, it’s cheaper than therapy.

Gifts · Tutorial

Quick Handmade Gifts – Thanksgiving Blessings Mix Box

I’ve been MIA lately.  My computer had the flu.

Blessings Mix Box

This is a Blessings Mix Box.  Great to give friends, family and neighbors for Thanksgiving.  Click the link below for the recipe of the treat that goes in the box.

Thanksgiving Blessings Mix Recipe

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by, come back soon and stay awhile.
Happy Scrapping.

Gifts · Greeting Cards

Mother of the Bride Survival Kit

I made this kit for a friend of mine whose daughter is getting married this summer.

This is a simple monochromatic card with a quilled flower.  The camera doesn’t show the glimmer mist though.

Photo of Mother of the Bride Survival Kit Card
Mother of the Bride Survival Kit Card
Photo of Mother of the Bride Survival Kit Card
Mother of the Bride Survival Kit Card Inside View

The contents of the survival kit.  I added in a brag book just because and a fancy pin that can be used as a brooch later.

Photo of Mother of the Bride Survival Kit
Mother of the Bride Survival Kit

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by, come back soon and stay awhile.
Happy Scrapping.

%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this: