Scrapbooking

Halloween Pumpkin

I decided to paint my pumpkin this year.  Normally I use those Mr. Potato head things that you poke into the pumpkin and leave the carving to my son.

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Frugal

Frugal Friday – Embroidery Hoop Brooch Holder

I don’t do much embroidery any more, so I needed to find something for my lonely hoops to do.

I crackle painted the hoop.  While it was drying I cut a doily into 1/3 and 2/3 pieces.  I also cut a circle of fabric slightly larger than the largest hoop (about 1/2″).  I adhered the doily pieces to the fabric.  You can do this either by stitching or fabric glue.  You can also play around with the hoop and fabric looking for just the perfect placement of the doily.

Once the hoop is dry and the doily/fabric is perfected I put a small amount of glue on the outside of the inside hoop.  Got that?  Outside of the inside!  Place the fabric on the inner hoop, then place the outer hoop on top of the fabric.  Push them together (I find it easier to leave the whole assembly on the table as I push so that the outer hoop doesn’t go paste where it should).

After I had it all together, I turned the hoop over and pulled the fabric taut.  Then I trimmed the extra fabric flush with the back of the hoop.  The tightening screw is where I put my decoration, but I left room to use it for a hanger to hang on the wall.

Then you just pin your brooches to the fabric.  You can use any size hoop, or glue several hoops together to make a geometric shape.  Your imagination is the limit as to what you can do.

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Happy Scrapping.

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

 

Frugal · Scrapbooking · Tutorial

Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini Album

This is an upcycled candy box that I altered and then made a mini album to go inside the box.  I also put a window in the lid of the box.  I used Delta Ceramcoat Crackle to give it a distressed vintage look.

Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini Album

A look at the box and mini album.

Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini AlbumI used a piece of acetate sheet for the window.  I just traced the shape of the box and cut the acetate to fit.  I cut the pages of the album from 1/8 inch thick chipboard.

Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini AlbumI crackle painted the edges of the album and embellished the pages.

Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini Album Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini Album Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini AlbumFor more information and a tutorial on how I did this box check out my video.
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Tutorial

Upcycled Valentine Candy Box

This is an upcycled candy box that I altered and then put no calorie, no sugar, no fat treats into for a gift.  I used Delta Ceramcoat Crackle to give it a distressed vintage look.Large Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box

I filled the box with some scrapbooking treats.  Clothes pins, bottle caps, paper clips, laces, fibers, flowers, an array of metal embellishments just to name a few.

Large Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box

Here’s a look at all the goodies spread out.

Large Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy BoxI put a few paper doilies in the bottom of the box for fun.

Large Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy BoxFor more information and a tutorial on how I did this box check my video.

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Book Making · Organizers · Papercrafting

Shopping Organizer

I put a couple coats of Mode Podge on the outside of the cover for easy clean up.  The outside cover is entirely made of chipboard for durability.  It also has a magnetic closure.

There’s a sticky note page right inside the front cover for all those last minute items we all forget and never seem to have paper and pen handy so we can write them down (the sticky notes are chocolate themed of course).  We might as well be honest here too, the older we get the more sticky notes we need.

Photo of Shopping Organizer
Sticky Note Page on Left

Behind the sticky note page is a secret page and pocket with a magnetic closure.  This would be a place for keeping the secret shopping list, you know the one with the chocolate items on it (shh don’t tell anyone).  Is it obvious that I like chocolate?  Okay I do but it’s in our DNA so really it’s to be expected.

Photo of Shopping Organizer
Secret Page With Magnetic Closure

Inside the first page on the left is a file folder system for organizing coupons.  On the right is a series of pockets for store rewards cards or credit cards.

The second page has on the left side three pockets, one large one for shopping lists and two smaller ones for receipts.  The right side has more file folders for coupons.

The back of the second page has another pocket.  The inside back cover has a place for some photos and a pen.

Photo of Shopping Organizer
Inside Back Cover

The two pages can be removed if desired leaving the shell of the organizer.

Photo of Shopping Organizer
Shopping Organizer

I added lace for touchy feelly interest and I like a vintage aged look so I added tons of ink on the edges of every thing.  This is a fun and pretty way of doing the monotonous chore of shopping.

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Happy Scrapping.

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