Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle) My husband and I both have cell phones. And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. Needless to say, those phone cords seem to be everywhere…..and are generally in the way and hanging all over the floor. (Okay, and how about when you’re in a hotel or visiting family/friends. I was looking around on the internet for a solution and found this. It made the perfect little holder for my cell phone while it’s being charged. Holder for Charging Cell Phone And no more phone hanging down from the outlet while in this room or that room……..the cord and phone are now up off the ground, and tucked away into the little holder, while the phone drinks up a full charge. If you look closely, you can see that the orange print is fabric. And turns out, it’s pretty useful.
» DIY Simple Valentine Note Cards I love these cards. I saw an example on MADE and wanted to make some of my own. They turned out so cute and I think I am going to make a bunch more for Valentines day. These are super simple to make. Instructions: Cut out a heart from the fabric.Sew the heart onto the note card.Use design stitches if you would like.Write Happy Valentines Day or I Love You inside along with a special note and your done! Button Calendar By Diane Gilleland I know calendars (and clocks and address books) are quickly becoming computer-centric tools, but I like the old-school charm of this desk calendar. Make it once, and you can use it forever – just move the numbers to their correct location each month, and change the nameplate! Materials Picture frame, 11″x14″ or 16″x20″, see belowSheet of foam board or 1/2″-thick corkRuler Craft knife Piece of woven fabric, about 24″x30″ Spray adhesive Masking tape Scissors 42 large buttons, 3/4″ to 1″ in diameter 42 flat-head thumb tacks 5 sheets card stock, for numbers and nameplatesDownloadable name/number template 3/4″ circle punch, optional E-6000, or similarly strong glue Water-soluble fabric marker Fine-point Sharpie 2 squares of wool or acrylic felt 1 sheet of Friendly Felt, or lightweight chipboard Sewing machine and thread 2 sets Velcro dots plus 22 “loop” style dots (the softer half of a Velcro pair)Greeting card envelope Directions Step 1: First, prepare the background.
Tutorial Tuesday - Button Bracelets Tutorial Tuesday - Button Bracelets My girlfriend came over to refill my estrogen reserves last week, and brought with her a fantastic craft for us to do together while chatting, laughing, gossiping and catching up after her long vacation. One third of the way through summer vacation with three boys, she knew just what I needed. She brought over a bunch of stuff for us to sit down and make our own button bracelets. Do you want to join us? Materials: Buttons in various sizes (test to be sure your cord will fit into the holes)Round leather or coated cotton cord (1 mm in diameter) Instructions: Arrange your buttons ahead of time to lay out your pattern Begin with a length of cord about 18 inches long (you will adjust this to fit at the end, but cutting it too short will result in frustration and some swearing...trust me, I know). Fold your cord in half and tie a knot in the looped end, like this: Now, begin threading the cord through your button holes. Now, go crazy!
Mini Notebook From A Cereal Box I am still a little old-fashioned when it comes to taking notes and I usually have at least two pocket notebooks in my purse at all times (one for craft ideas and the other for making to do lists). I realized that I am also very picky when it comes to choosing the perfect notebook, and for those of you who are like me, I've got a solution for you! Follow the directions below to make your own personalized, budget-friendly pocket journal out of cereal boxes inspired by my favorite Moleskine notebooks. Choose your favorite decorative paper and a stylish button to create the perfect notebook that suits your own style. These were so easy and fun to make, I ended up making four...one for me and three for my friends. Materials: • Cereal box (1 cereal box makes 2 notebooks. Steps: • Cut out the cereal box to create the cover for your notebook.
How to make gift bags from newspaper When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. This will be a two-ply bag for extra sturdiness. Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold. Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap. Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up. Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag.
Tête d'ange Embellish a Card with Felted Shells - Quilting Daily It's summer here, and if you're lucky enough to live near the ocean, you can find plenty of artistic inspiration from the landscape, the wildlife, and the found objects. Shells hold a particular fascination for many fiber and mixed-media artists. You can use found shells to embellish an art quilt. I never would have thought of using needle-felting to create shell art, but when I saw Deborah Wolff's Felted Seashell Cards in the July/August 2013 issue of our sister publication Cloth Paper Scissors, I thought, "What a great idea." These sweet cards are easy to make and would be a lovely thank-you note and hostess gift when you're a guest during the summer. Deborah uses wool felt, hand-dyed roving, and free-motion stitching to create these treasures. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. At this point, you can trim the felt square to size and attach to the card with spray adhesive and a zigzag stitch. I find Cloth Paper Scissors magazine is a great source for fun, fast fiber art ideas like this one. P.S.