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Bobby Pin Butterflies. Around this time of the year I start to crave color like I crave chocolate, potato chips, or coffee!

Bobby Pin Butterflies

It’s supposed to be spring, but outside, it is relentlessly cold, cloudy and gray. So as an offering to the vernal gods, I created these Bobby Pin Butterflies, wearable bursts of color meant to usher in sunnier times! No creature better manifests pure beauty and color than a butterfly. In fact, a group of butterflies is called a “kaleidoscope”!

To bring this particular kaleidoscope to life I used our new Mariposa Felt Bundle. Designed as an adorable hair accessory, these sweeties are also terrific for Easter decorating. And they couldn’t be easier to make. The Materials To make at least two dozen 1 1/2-inch by 2 1/2-inch bobby pin butterflies: A Mariposa Felt Bundle, 100% wool felt.DMC Pearl Cotton in color B5200.A Bobby Pin Butterflies Template, printed and cut out. The Pattern For a cutout style butterfly: Cut a wing 1 from a colored piece of felt using the template. For a solid butterfly: Cute Fleece Pillow Stuffed Animal Toys. – September 10, 2011Posted in: Fabric Crafts, September Crafts Make pillows for children’s toys and gifts.

Cute Fleece Pillow Stuffed Animal Toys

Our quick and easy fish and bird designs will be hours of fun, and double as cute decor. Turn huggable fleece in solids and prints into creatively sewn kid pillows that double as toys. You will need: Tracing paperPencilScissors1/2 yard polka-dot fleece1/4 yard orange fleece1/4 yard each red and green fleeceScraps of felt in dark green and blackScrap of red feltSewing machine and threadHand-sewing needleEmbroidery floss: yellow and blackPolyester battingDownload our free fish pillow sewing patterns, below.Trace pattern pieces and cut out.

Download free sewing patterns for the fish pillow Crafts Supplies for Bird Pillow You will need: Bird Pillow Instructions Download our free bird pillow sewing patterns, below.Trace pattern pieces and cut out. Download our free sewing patterns for the bird pillow. Design a snowflake. Click within the grid lines on the left to start making a snowflake.

Design a snowflake

Any point that you make will also produce more points in the right place to create the symmetrical snowflake (reflective with six lines of symmetry). It will start drawing the snowflake in white. If you click on the same point again, it change it back to black. You can only click within the grid lines. You can remove the grid lines at any time to admire the snowflake, and then show them again to continue designing.

Once you have created a snowflake, you can save it by copying the contents of the white box below, and pasting it into a word processor file. Series 7 - Ornament-ED Finale: Heart House Ornament. I have been feeling some feelings lately.

Series 7 - Ornament-ED Finale: Heart House Ornament

Like, feelings of well-being. Like, spontaneous-breaking-into-song-and-general-wonderfulness-type feelings. I know... It sounds pretty floofy, but I can't help it. And I can't explain it either. Before I Begin: I made two versions of this ornament. Tutorial ♥ Heart House Ornament You will need: Old greeting cards or tissue box (but I strongly recommend old greeting cards)Pair of scissorsExacto knifeCraft glueClothespins (for clamping)Pretty stringTwo wooden beads (I stole these from The Boy's stash. 2. 3. 4. 5. Don't look now, but the cute heart house is complete and ready to hang! It reminds me of a itsy garden gazebo or merry-go-round, hee hee. On that note, it is time to bid a fond farewell to this little series... Have a happy weekend. D-I-Y: Loopy Christmas Balls. Ribbon Candy Ornaments. I remember trying to eat ribbon candy at Christmastime when I was a kid.

Ribbon Candy Ornaments

It was always a little too big for my mouth and didn’t really taste that great. But I ate it anyway, because it was one of those things that was only available this time of the year, which made it special. As the years passed, I got over the need to actually eat the stuff, but I still think it’s pretty. When my kids were small, we found kits to make ribbon candy ornaments from actual ribbon, thread and beads. This is my take on those, using wire instead of thread. To make these you’ll need: Ten inches of 20 gauge craft wire, ten 8-millimeter beads (give or take a few millimeters), and two pieces of 1 1/2” wide and 17 1/2” long grosgrain ribbon. Melt the ends of the ribbon carefully with a lighter so they won’t fray.

Using needle-nose pliers, make a hook using 1” from one end of the wire. If you have trouble pushing the wire through, you can use a large needle to make a pilot hole. Thread on another bead. Like this: Make Modern Paper Ornaments. Christmas Having completed yards of modern paper holiday garland, I wanted to create some more paper decorations to maintain the look and colors throughout my home.

Make Modern Paper Ornaments

I tried making paper snowflakes from the colored cardstock, but they didn't really work. Then I recalled an old trick I learned in Sunday school as a kid which we called "onion bulbs" and put them all over the Chrismon trees. They used paper strips to create the shape of teardrops and hearts, and we made them from white paper and glued so many globs of gold glitter that it would stick the coats and fancy outfits of the old church ladies that would brush up against them.

So, I experimented a bit with different sizes, and came up with a more polished decoration with a mid-century vibe. Materials 12 x 12" cardstock (in the scrapbooking aisle at the craft store)Paper cutter or scissors and rulerBinder clips1/4" hole punch 1/4" metal eyelet kit (in the sewing notions section, might be called grommets) and hammer or white glue 1. 2.

Christmas Ornaments: Mice Ornaments. This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time 1 hour Ages all-ages Sweeten up the Christmas tree with a collection of chocolate mice ornaments. What you'll need Hershey's Kisses Pink felt Scissors Double-sided carpet tape Fishing line Self-adhesive googly eyes Curling ribbon How to make it Remove the tags from two Hershey's Kisses. 101 Handmade Christmas Ornaments. Get ready for the holidays with handmade ornaments!

101 Handmade Christmas Ornaments

There’s something about handmade ornaments that really make me smile. I made ornaments every year with my mom as a child and creating this list reminded me of some of those classic ornaments. She still has some of them to hang on her tree! Have you ever made a quilted ornament without sewing? Those were some of my favorites! Top your gifts with glitter cookie cutters, make yarn wreaths with your children, add a favorite photo to a felt Polaroid ornament for your best friend…I could go on and on. There are a million ways to use these and they are all quick projects. Now you just need to set up an ornament party and make some with your friends and family.

Cashmere bunny tutorial. We’ve got bunnies!

cashmere bunny tutorial

Super lux cashmere bunnies…mmm! I’ve acquired a lot of scraps from making recycled cashmere scarves last holiday. I’ve been trying to come up with a project that is scrap worthy. These are the perfect snuggle bunnies for the job. Materials: Cashmere sweaterScrap of cotton print fabricFiberfillNeedle felting supplies (optional)Buttons, pompom, felt ball, etc. **PLEASE NOTE: for kids under 3 years old, do not attach buttons, felt balls, etc. I find second hand cashmere sweaters at Goodwill. 1) Cut a bunny shape out of scrap paper and pin to 2 layers of sweater. 2) Place ear and lining right sides together, pin. 3) Turn right side out and press. 4) Now it’s time for a little needle felting embellishment on the bunny body. 5) Once you get a nice little matted piece of felt, carefully remove from the mat. 6) Next place one side of the bunny, right side up, on the mat. 7) Carefully remove work from mat taking care not to stretch and distort the shape.

So soft and sweet! Symmetry in Snowflakes - Geometric Toys to Make. What you will make: After you complete this project, you will be able to make a snowflake from any square sheet of paper with easy folds and a few cuts.

Symmetry in Snowflakes - Geometric Toys to Make

You will learn how to make snowflakes by using the simple snowflake and plain square patterns first. Once you understand how to make a paper snowflake, get creative! Make snowflakes of your own design with white paper, colored paper, wrapping paper, origami paper, or just about any lightweight paper. Put your snowflakes in the window. Snowflakes, like many things in nature, are symmetrical. Related craft: See how to make a blizzard of tissue paper snowflakes in the Easy Paper Snowflakes craft project. Here's what you need: Computer paper Scissors Pencil Optional: Colored computer paper, origami paper or other lightweight paper This project is rated EASY to do.

Read all of the steps before starting. Step 1: Choose a Pattern and Print It Choose the size snowflake that you want to make. Cutting Patterns Patterns are Adobe PDF files. Tumblr. Aunt Annie's Crafts - Crafts and more, for all ages! Shamrock Barrette. When I was a kid, you didn’t dare go to bed on March 16th without something green on.

Shamrock Barrette

“But, I have green eyes!” Didn’t cut it. My red-bearded, last-name-starts-with-Mc dad would leprechaun-ninja attack in the morning with a pinch. We took the holiday seriously. In the interest of saving my poor defenseless daughter (have I ever mentioned she’s a black belt?) To make one for yourself, you’ll need some fabric, a button, hot glue, a tiny piece of green embroidery floss or thread and this pattern. Cut the shape out on the fold, as indicated on the pattern. Press, if needed, then fold with right sides together. Turn right-side out and press. Turn the end near the stem to the inside about 1/4” and press. Hand sew a long running stitch near the bottom edge, all the way around. Pull tightly to gather. Stitch through the button holes with the embroidery floss and knot on the back. Glue the button on the front. Erin Go Bragh!

Like this: Like Loading... Related Sunflower Table Runner In "crafts" Spring Wreath with Coffee Filters and Food Coloring. {How To}Taming the Scrap Basket - Sewing Tutorial: Kanzashi Christmas Tree. Congratulation to the 3 winners who won the Green, Red and White trees during the Kanzashi Christmas Tree Giveaway Draw recently!!! For those who didn’t win or missed the boat, don’t be disappointed, here is the tutorial with complete step-by-step photos and even videos to guide you all the way to make the Christmas Tree!!! Though it looks tedious but if you get your hands on it, it is pretty simple!!!

Try it out!!!! The Christmas Tree is made from 2 types of Kanzashi fold (or TsuNami) petals, round tip and pointy tip. Watch these 2 videos which I made to show you how to fold it. I also prepared a pattern drawing for all the cut-out materials you need, you can download it here! Video on folding Round Tip Kanzashi Petal Video on folding Pointy Tip Kanzashi Petal Christmas Tree and Pot Material: 1. Prepare the cone: Roll the cone and glue it at the glue line. Insert the base into the bottom of the cone. Get ready your Kanzashi petals, both round tip and pointy tip. Top view. Simple Homemade Christmas Ornaments. Glue and Glitter Snowflakes. There are currently no images from other crafters. close Terms & Conditions You must enter into this Agreement if you want to submit digital images or other content to Prime Publishing through Sharing Customer Images (the "Service").

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Make Felt Christmas Ornaments from Better Homes and Gardens. Baby Owl Felt Ornament Skip the traditional red and green and craft this cute baby owl ornament from teal and green felt instead.To make:Trace our patterns, available below, onto white paper and cut out.Gather 12-inch pieces of teal, green, white, black, and yellow felt. Referring to the photo, trace the owl patterns onto felt; cut out.Hand-stitch the features to one body piece, using matching thread and running stitches.Layer the two body pieces with wrong sides together and insert the small owl wings between them.For the hanging loop, fold a 4-inch length of green ribbon and insert the ends at the top center between the body pieces.Using a 1/8-inch seam allowance, hand-stitch the body pieces together; catch the wings and hanging loops in the seam as you stitch. Leave a 1-1/2-inch opening in the bottom of the ornament.Stuff the body with polyester fiberfill; stitch the opening closed.

Get the patterns. PartridgeinaPearTreeOrnamentSet. 40+ Scented Sachets To Make: {Free Patterns. Here’s a nice collection featuring many different types of scented sachets you can make that I’ve collected from around the ‘net. These make great stocking stuffers and gifts throughout the year for both young and old, something here to suit everyone’s taste and crafting ability! I’ve broken them into three different groups: Fabric & Sewing, Crochet & Knitting, and then Paper (most are sewn). Enjoy! Update: I added a couple vintage patterns at the bottom of the page (crochet). Fabric & Sewn Tiny Purse: Turn a fabric scrap into this charmer! Patterned: Make sachets with whatever custom print you like with this project! Machine Embroidered: Whip up lovely embroidered sachets assembly-line style with this tutorial. Folded Hankie: With a bit of folding and hand sewing, you can make these charming sachets. Lavender Filled Stocking: Free pattern pieces included. Tutowlrial. DIY - Pretty Pens. Make It: Felt Birthday Banner. Make It: Felt Birthday Banner. Summer Living: Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Crafts - Martha Stewart.