Saturday, January 29, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
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Monday, January 10, 2011
Shape the hanger into a circle as best as you can, the fabric will hide all the imperfections.
Mine happen to be 4 1/2 X 9.
Now you just start tying knots all the way around.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
I have seen coffee filter wreaths before and since Valentine's Day is not far away I thought a heart shaped wreath would be perfect. I found a foam heart wreath at Joann's and I also bought the floral pins and ribbon. I had the coffee filters and dye on hand.
I put the coffee filters in the sink with the dye in hot water. It didn't take very long for them to change color. Once they were done I rinsed them with warm water and put them on cookie sheets to dry.
We weren't very patient with the drying process so we got out hair dryers and my handy assistants started drying. That went much faster!!
I cut out the ribbon and pinned it in placed on my wreath before I added the roses, that way I wouldn't have to find a place for it later.
I took a few filters and wrapped them around the wreath so that none of the white foam would show through. I made rosettes out of the filters, it took me a bit but I finally got the hang of it.
The same could be done with tissue paper, I liked using the filters because they are so much more durable.
I like the way it turned out and I was so happy that I discovered dyeing coffee filters, it was a lot of fun!!
Monday, January 3, 2011
I have a Keurig coffee maker, which I love having and I have seen the holders that they sell for the coffee k-cups, but they are usually around $30. Since it isn't a high priority item, I haven't bought one yet.
I was at a thrift store the other day and I saw a empty spice rack and it looked like it might just hold the K-cup coffees. Well, for $3 it was worth a try.
I added a knob on the top for easier turning, but I didn't get a picture of it. I ended up giving this one as a gift to my Grandpa who received a Keurig for Christmas. I am on the look out for another, which doesn't seem like it will be too hard to find. Spice racks must not be all that great, they are always at the thrift stores! Good thing for me I guess :)
Saturday, January 1, 2011
I made a few of these pillow cases for Christmas gifts this year and I had so much fun making them I thought I would share.
I used a pillow case I already had for the template and cut out the fabric I needed. I printed out the letters in a font I liked and then used them as a pattern to cut out the name. I attached the letters before I completed the pillow case. It makes it much easier that way.
I pinned the letters in place then sewed around them twice in a somewhat messy way. I thought it gave it a cute look and it was easier than trying to get a straight line. I didn't use any fabric heat n bond with the letters, it worked for me to just pin them.
I think they are so cute and I loved making them. It would be a cute party favor for a slumber party too!