Friday, October 14, 2016

DIY~Sweet, Beautiful & Easy Paper Tassel Angel Ornament!

Make these adorable little paper tassel angels for your Christmas tree this year! Actually, you aren't limited to Christmas. You can adjust the color paper and decorations to use these for wedding favors, breast cancer awareness angels, birthday angels, Mother's day angels...the possibilities are endless! Be sure to click on the the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial:

Materials Needed:

*Scrapbooking paper with a metallic or glitter design (Not the heavy cardstock!)
*14mm Acrylic Pearl Head
*Sheer Ribbon for wings (Approx. 1 inch wide)
*Gold, Silver Sequin Leaves (Approx. 24mm x 17mm)
*Decorative Flatback Rhinestone Embellishment (Approx. 12mm)
*Crystal Rondelle Spacer Bead for halo (12mm)
*Charm with jump ring
*Gold/Silver Beading Thread 

*Optional: (Stickles Glitter Glue in Diamond)

*Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun
*E-6000 Glue

Saturday, October 8, 2016

DIY~4 ADORABLE & Easy Christmas Cupcake Toothpick Toppers To Make!

Learn how to make 4 different ADORABLE toothpick cupcake toppers for your Christmas cupcakes! You don't need special scrapbooking skills OR special scrapbook materials/tools, as I will show you inexpensive ways to make these. The toppers also make wonderful hostess gifts when placed in a Dollar Tree tin that has been lined with tissue paper. So many possibilities with this project! I make a list below of the materials you will need, but of course I explain in more detail what you will need in the video. Please click on the following link to see my YouTube tutorial:

*Scrapbooking Paper (Double sided OR one sided.)
*Glitter Glue (Preferably in a white iridescent shade. I used Stickles.)
*Glitter Ribbon
*Flatback Embellishments
*Sparkle Pom-Poms in two different sizes
*Dollar Tree Fun Foam Glitter Stickers OR ANY Christmas Stickers
*Tall Toothpicks from the Dollar Tree or any 99 cent store.

*Small Elmer's Glue Stick
*Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun
*Double Sided Scotch Tape
*Invisible Scotch Tape
*Square Scallop Punch & Round Scallop Punch OR you can go to http.// and print out square and circle shapes for free that you can cut out with scissors.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

DIY~Glitzy Scrap Ribbon Star Ornaments!

Front of Scrap Ribbon Star Ornaments

 Back of Scrap Ribbon Star Ornaments

You can make these beautiful, easy, lightweight AND inexpensive scrap ribbon ornaments for very little! In fact, you may already have most of the materials in your own stash right now! Check out my FULL YouTube tutorial on how to make these ornaments by clicking on the following link:

Materials Needed:
*Scrap Ribbon in all sizes, colors and textures
*Self-Adhesive Bling Sheets 
*Beading/Ornament Cord
*DecoArt Craft Twinkles in "Crystal" (Found at Michael's or Walmart near the FolkArt Paints.)
*Dress It Up Buttons (Optional)
*Larger Button or Embellishment to glue over the cord on the back of the star.

*Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun
*E-6000 Glue
*Precision or Detail Scissors

*You can find the star pattern by clicking on the following site. Be sure to print out the 4 inch stars:

Friday, September 23, 2016

DIY~Make Beautiful Gift Card Holder Ornaments Out Of Empty Toilet Tissue Rolls!

Hi Everyone! I hope you enjoy these little gift card holder ornaments that I made out of empty toilet tissue rolls! They are sooo easy to make and all you need are a few items that most of you probably already have in your stash. Click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial on how to make these little cuties:

Materials Needed:

2.5 inch wide wire ribbon
Other ribbons in various sizes
Embellisments of your choice

Hot Glue Gun
E-6000 Glue

Friday, September 16, 2016

DIY~Beautiful and EASY Fall Angel Ornament! Made With Faux Fall Dollar Tree Leaves!

Make these sweet little Fall angel ornaments place setting decorations for your next Thanksgiving gathering! These were so easy to make and I used very basic items. Check out my full YouTube tutorial on how to make this beautiful little angel:

Materials Needed:

*Faux Fall leaves from the Dollar Tree in various sizes
*2.5 Inch Wide Fabric Ribbon 
*Gold Metallic Ric-Rak
*Flat Back Rhinestone Button (20mm)
*Gold Metallic Pipe Cleaner
*Paper Rose (15mm)
*Dangle Charm 
*8mm Gold Plated Jump Ring
*Gold Glitter Glue Bottle OR Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue and Fine Gold Glitter (I used Recollection's in the color "Champagne.")

*Hot Glue Gun
* Scissors

Friday, September 9, 2016

DIY~Beautiful & EASY Holiday Earrings Made From Dollar Tree Sequins!

Make beautiful sequin earrings for the holidays with Dollar Tree sequins and jump rings! Even if you've never attempted jewelry making before, you can make these! It is simply a matter of opening jump rings and adding sequins. They look so elegant and delicate on your ears and are extremely lightweight! Not to mention, just PENNIES to make. Click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial on how to make these earrings:

Materials Needed For Each PAIR of Earrings:

26 6mm Dollar Tree Sequins (They come in 6 different coordinating shades per card.)
14 7mm Jump Rings
2 French Hook Ear Wires 

Flat Nose Pliers 
Tweezers (optional)

*I also did a similar tutorial using seed beads and jump rings a few years back. Check out my YouTube channel by clicking on the YouTube icon in my sidebar. 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

DIY~Make Adorable Tassel Angel Ornaments!

Make these adorable tassel angel ornaments for Christmas! Click on the following YouTube link and I'll show you how:

Materials Needed:

*100% Mercerized Cotton String/Yarn (Light 3) I used Paton's Grace brand in "Snow" that I found at Micheal's. 
*12mm Crystal Rondelle Spacer Bead (Found at Micheal's or on Ebay/Etsy.)
*Metal Filigree Butterfly Connectors (I buy all mine on Ebay/Etsy.) You can use any size between 44mm and 55mm WIDE. The connectors I used are 44mm wide.
*Flat back Hearts For The Wing (Front and Back)
*Small Round Flat Back Bling For The Neck

*E-6000 Glue
*Sharp Scissors
*Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue
*Binder Clip (Small)
*Toothpick (Optional)

Friday, August 5, 2016

DIY~ Cute And Inexpensive Party Favor Rolls...Fancy, Masculine & For Kids!

Make these cute party favors for Christmas! This is just an example of the many ways you can create party favors to fill with candy, small toys, toiletry samples, nail polish bottles, jewelry, money and more. I made a fancy party favor, a child's party favor and a favor that is a little more masculine. I used empty toilet paper rolls, however, you can also cut the center of a paper towel roll into 4 inch segments. To see how I put these rolls together with helpful clear braid elastics, check out my YouTube tutorial at:

Materials needed depends on what you are making, however, I listed a few things on hand that I'm sure you will find helpful when putting these together:

*Empty Toilet Tissue Rolls
*Tissue Paper, Christmas Wrap, Lunch Sacks, Colorful Paper Napkins, Etc.
*Doilies (4 inch)
*Curling Ribbon
*Pony Beads
*Tiny, Clear Elastic Bands
*Turbo Tacky Glue
*Wrapped Candy with Tails
*Brass Buttons or Brads
*Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue 

*Low Temp Hot Glue Gun (Optional)

Friday, July 22, 2016

DIY~ Beautiful Little Matchbox Trinket Boxes For Tiny Treasures! Made from Dollar Tree Matchboxes!

Make these sweet little matchbox trinket boxes with the simplest of materials! This is a great idea for stocking stuffers or to hold a delicate pair of earrings or charm necklace. You can also fold money and place it in the box for a little surprise. Please click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial on how to make these adorable little Matchbox trinket boxes:

Materials Needed:
* Matchboxes from the Dollar Tree
*Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue
* Silver/Gold Leafing Pens OR Paint Pens
*Fine Glitter
*Large Circular Glitter
*Spacer Beads (Not over 8mm) 
*Mod Podge One Coat Super Gloss (Blue Label)
*Flat Back Acrylic Rose Cabachons (About 20mm)
*White Felt
*Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun

Friday, July 15, 2016

DIY~Beautiful And EASY Beaded Pipe Cleaner Wreath Ornament Made With Mardis Gras Beads!

You can EASILY make these beautiful little Mardis Gras bead pipe cleaner wreath ornaments! No beading involved! Only twisting the pipe cleaners! Check out my YouTube tutorial by clicking on the link below and have fun making some of these yourself! 

Materials Needed:
*Chenille Pipe Cleaners in white and other colors of your choice
*Mardis Gras Beads (Party bead necklaces) Beads must be uniform in size.
*10mm and 6mm Jump Rings
*Dress It Up Buttons, Sticky Back Bling, Rhinestone Buttons (I explain in the tutorial)
*Ribbon or Wire Ribbon that is 7/8 inch wide or less.

*Wire Cutters
*Flat Nose Pliers
*Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun
*Tiny Bails (I explain in my tutorial)
*E-6000 Glue

DIY~Gorgeous Matchbox Ornaments For Christmas!

Front and inside ornaments

Back of ornaments

Hi Everyone! I made these adorable themed Christmas ornaments out of Dollar Tree Matchboxes. The top photo shows the front and inside of the matchboxes and the bottom photo shows the back. You can make these too with simple things in your craft stash. Be sure to click on my YouTube link below to see my full tutorial! 

Materials Needed:
*Matchboxes from the Dollar Tree
*Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue
*Mod Podge Super Gloss One Coat Gloss Finish (The blue label!)
*Bling, Buttons, Dress It Up Buttons, Beads (See tutorial!)
*Daisy Spacers
*Head Pins and Eye Pins
*E-6000 Glue
*Round Nose Pliers and Wire Cutters OR Nipper Tool

Sunday, July 3, 2016

DIY~Sweet Little Sparkly Angel Ornament For Your Christmas Tree!

These adorable little angels were sooo easy to make and with simple materials too! Check out my full YouTube tutorial at:

Materials Needed:
*Sparkle Pom-Poms (Silver) 
*Sparkly Pipe Cleaners (Silver)
*14mm Acrylic Pearl (White)
*Stiff, White Felt (Found at Michael's)
*Glitter of your choice (Medium circular cut works best)
*Angel Wing Pattern-I found mine at

*Aileen's TURBO Tacky glue
*Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun
*Beading OR Ornament Thread
*Precision or Detail Scissors

**Tip** I saved the angel wing pattern to my hard drive and when I printed it out, I used the 9 wallet size. It printed out to be about 55mm wide and 32mm tall. 

Friday, May 27, 2016

DIY~Adorable Charms OR Necklace Pendants Made From Miniature Tea Sets!

Hi everyone! I originally wasn't going to do a tutorial on this, however, I changed my mind and thought you might like it, so here it is! I purchased a miniature tea set on Ebay. They had TONS of them and were pretty inexpensive. I purchased a set from a Chinese seller for less than $4 and it took about 3 weeks for it to arrive. Be sure to click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial because I give a lot of little tips that I may not post here. Enjoy!

Materials Needed:
*Miniature Tea Set -Scale 1/12 (I found mine on Ebay for $3.88
*E-6000 Glue
*Tiny Earring Bails (I purchased mine from the following Etsy seller)
*Dangle Charms (You can make your own or purchase them ready-made at Michael's. They usually come 8 to a card.) I made my own using an 8mm Czech glass bead in the color "Watermelon."
*Heavy Gauge Oval Jump Ring
*Necklace Chain 

DIY~Beautiful Flowers For Your Crafts From Cheap Dollar Tree Stems!

Make stunning flower creations for your crafts! If you craft with flowers, then you know how "pricey" decorative flowers can be. I used simple, cheap flowers from the Dollar Tree and turned them into something beautiful! This was extremely inexpensive and easy to make! Be sure to click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial on how to do this:

Materials Needed:
*Dollar Tree flower blooms with leaves included
*Medium chunky glitter in silver, iridescent or color of your choice (I bought the Marquee brand at Michael's. I have also seen this glitter at Hobby Lobby.)
*Flat back rhinestone/pearl button approximately 20mm in size
*Aileen's TURBO Tacky Glue
*Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun

Saturday, May 7, 2016

DIY~Make An Ice Cream Sundae Necklace Pendant Out Of Bead Caps!

Make adorable "Sugar/Calorie Free" Sundaes out of bead caps! :o) They are sooo easy to make! Click on my full YouTube tutorial to see how to put them together in minutes!

Materials Needed:
*Two Bead Caps (I purchased the "cup" part online. It is from the TierraCast line and it is approx. 9mm tall. The base of the cup is a bead cap that I found on Ebay and it is approx. 10mm wide. You can tell the size in relation to the 8mm pink bead that I used in the Sundae.
*8mm bead that resembles the colors/swirls of ice cream
*2mm Crystal Rondelle Spacer
*21 Gauge Headpin (I used the Bead Landing brand that I found at Michael's.)
*Heavy Gauge Jump Ring
*Ball Chain OR Necklace Chain of your choice.

Tools Used:
Wire Cutter/Nipper Tool
Round Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers