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
*Cardboard
*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
*Bells
*Pony Beads
*Tiny, Clear Elastic Bands
*Turbo Tacky Glue
*Wrapped Candy with Tails
*Brass Buttons or Brads
*Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue 

*Scissors
*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)
*E-6000
*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
*Scissors
*Tiny Bails (I explain in my tutorial)
*E-6000 Glue

DIY~Gorgeous Matchbox Ornaments For Christmas!





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!)
*Glitter
*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 http://www.northpolechristmas.com/angelpatterns.html

*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)  https://www.etsy.com/shop/FirebugDesigns
*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
*Scissors




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

DIY~Beautiful Trinket Box For Mom, Made With Items From The Dollar Tree!


You can make really inexpensive trinket boxes with Dollar Tree items! See how I made these beautiful Mother's Day boxes using simple Dollar Tree boxes and flowers by clicking on my YouTube tutorial link below:



Materials Needed  (See my YouTube tutorial for full explanation of items)
*A Trinket-Type Box From The Dollar Tree
*Glitter (Light, Iridescent Color)
*Mod Podge SUPER GLOSS (Blue label)
*Dollar Tree Flowers (See tutorial)
*2mm Cup Chain for "Butterfly"
*Shabby Chic Button you made from my last tutorial OR a button you have handy.
*E-6000 Or Amazing Craft Goop

Tools Used:
Tweezer
Scissors
Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun
Sponge Brush





DIY~Easy To Make Beautiful Shabby Chic Buttons!


You can make beautiful acrylic "shabby chic" buttons to use in all sorts of crafts! Use them as faux knobs for trinket boxes, you can place the buttons on top of decorative bottles or use them in your shabby chic crafts/ornaments. You can also add an earring post to the back with a little E-6000 glue and make a pair of shabby chic earrings for yourself! Your imagination is your only limit! 

Click on the following YouTube link for my full tutorial on how to make this EASY and inexpensive craft project:



Materials Needed:
*10mm Round, Faceted Acrylic AB Beads (I found mine at Michael's in a box. There are several different shades in the box and they are made by Bead Landing.)
*2mm Rhinestone AB Close Cup Chain (I listed the Ebay seller I used below.)
*26 or 28 Gauge Craft Wire OR Floral Wire
*Chunky Glitter Vinyl OR Cardstock (Silver or Gold)
*Amazing Craft Goop OR E-6000

Tools I Used:
Wire Cutter
Round Nose Pliers

I bought my rhinestone AB cup chain from the following Ebay seller:

Sunday, January 31, 2016

DIY~Whimsical Felt Butterflies! Great Craft For Many Things!



These whimsical felt butterflies are not only easy and inexpensive to make, but also a lot of fun! Use them on little girl's headbands or barrettes, or hot glue a clothes pin on the back and use to close a gift bag at the top. You could also attach them (with a pipe cleaner slipped through the back) to a plant for a gift, or simply clip them on to the edge of a pot with a clothes pin. They could be worn on a coat by adding a pin to the back. You may also want to glue them to a Summer tote bag. There are so many uses! 

Please see the list of materials below and click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial:





Materials Needed:

*Felt With A Printed Pattern (or plain)
*Two Sizes Flat Back Rhinestones
*Flat Back Rhinestone Heart
*Chenille Pipe Cleaners
*Glitter in an opalescent color (I used Marquee from Michael's)
*Glitter Glue (If using plain felt.)

*Turbo Tacky Glue
*Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun
*Scissors
*Chalk (To trace pattern)
*4-1/4 to 4-1/2 inch circle to trace, such as a lid or ribbon spool

Saturday, January 30, 2016

DIY~Make A Beautiful Sachet For Gifts Or Party Favors! Make With Dollar Store/Michael's Dollar Bin Items!


Make these beautiful little sachets to give as gifts or party favors! You could use anything to decorate the sachet, but this is how I did it. To see my full YouTube tutorial on how to make these, please click on the following link: 




Materials:
*8 Inch Crocheted Doily With Scalloped Edges. (I found mine in the Michael's dollar bins.)
*Bar Of Soap (I found Yardley Butter Shea soap at the Dollar Tree.)
*Tissue Paper (I found mine at Dollar Tree)

Optional Decorations (You can decorate any way you want, but this is what I used)
*Small Paper Roses (I found mine in the Michael's Dollar Bins.)
*1-1/4 Inch Chain with two charms attached with jump rings. 

Tools:
*Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun
*Scissors
*Scotch Tape

Thursday, January 14, 2016

DIY~Stunning Swarovski Heart Necklaces For Less Than $3 Each! Seriously!




I made several of these beautiful "Bermuda Blue" Swarovski hearts for under $3.00 each! A lot of people are surprised when I tell them that the price of Swarovski pendants are not out of reach. MANY bead sites have crystal beads and pendants for half price on and off during the year. I recently purchased several of these beautiful hearts for .91 cents each during a half price sale at JewelrySupply.com . Truthfully, I don't think you could find a lovelier gift to give for under $3! Think of the possibilities! Fund raisers, craft shows, Christmas gifts, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Birthday, Bridesmaid gifts and more! I shared the sites where I found my supplies, however, you can also easily look up your own resources for similar prices. Enjoy! 

See my full YouTube tutorial on how to make this necklace! Just click on the following link:






Materials Needed:

*14mm Swarovski Heart in "Bermuda Blue" 
*1 Sterling Silver Plated Wave Chain Necklace, 2mm, 20 Inches Long
*1 TierraCast Pinch Bail (No longer than a 5mm grip length)
*Silver Plated 16 Gauge Oval Jump Ring (Optional!)


*Chain Nose Pliers
*Flat Nose Pliers

I purchased my Swarovski Heart from http://www.jewelrysupply.com during their half off sale on Swarovski Crystal. They have these sales quite often. I purchased many hearts for .91 cents each.

I purchased my beautiful sterling silver 2mm wave chain necklaces from the following Ebay seller from China:   http://www.stores.ebay.com/sunny-jewelry86 
I paid $7.99 for 10 chains and the shipping was free. It did take about 2.5 weeks to arrive.

I purchased my Tierracast pinch bail from a seller on Ebay. Here is the link: http://www.HackberryCreek.net With shipping, I paid $1.68 per bail because I only ordered 4 bails. Of course, the more you order, the lower the shipping, thus less for the bail. 

The oval jump ring is OPTIONAL. However, I purchased mine from the following Etsy seller. This seller charges $4.00 for 100 rings. https://www.etsy.com/shop/PunchPlacePlus

Sunday, January 10, 2016

DIY~Gorgeous Valentine's Day Table Top Tic-Tac-Toe Game From Dollar Tree Items!


Make this EASY and super inexpensive table top Tic-Tac-Toe game for Valentine's Day! You can purchase everything you need from the Dollar tree with the exception of maybe the ribbon. Click on the following link to see my YouTube tutorial on how to make this beautiful game:


Materials Needed:

*Little Girl's Party Favor Rings-5 pink and 5 red (Dollar Tree) You can also use large flat back rhinestones if you can't find the rings.
*Pink Glittered Fun Foam or Craft Foam (Dollar Tree) You can also use scrapbook paper if you can't find it.
*Silver Photo Frame, I used one a little larger than the 4x6 frame. (Dollar Tree)
*Narrow Ribbon that is soft and lies flat. Nothing starchy, stiff or thick. 
*One Rectangle of White Felt that can be found at just about any store that sells crafts.


*Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun
*Scissors
*Wire Cutters (I found mine at the Dollar Tree.)

***Optional: Organza jewelry bag to store the game pieces in.