Wednesday, February 17, 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
*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:   

*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. 

*Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun
*Scotch Tape

Thursday, January 14, 2016

DIY~Stunning Swarovski Heart Necklaces For Less Than $2 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 . 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! 

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 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: 
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: 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.

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
*Wire Cutters (I found mine at the Dollar Tree.)

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

Thursday, December 17, 2015

DIY~Stunning Faux Opal Pendant Necklace From Recycled Buttons!

You won't believe the simple materials it took to make this faux fire opal pendant! Click on my following YouTube tutorial to see how to make this stunning and EASY pendant: 

Materials Needed:

* White Two-Hole Button in your choice of size. Preferably with a pearl like sheen.
* Amazing Goop OR E-6000
*Jumbo Circular Glitter in Crystal Quartz (Found at Walmart or Michael's)
*Inexpensive Clear Fingernail Polish with fine iridescent glitter (Dollar Tree)
*Mod Podge One Coat GLOSS (With the blue label, NOT the orange label. Walmart carries this.)
*"Glue On" Necklace Bail
*Finished Necklace Chain in length of your choice.

*Please Note: If you plan on making these necklaces in bulk, you can find the necklace chains and bails in bulk on Ebay or Etsy. 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

DIY~Sweet & Sparkly Little Christmas Trees For Table Decoration Or Party Favors!

Click on the following link to see my YouTube tutorial on how to make these sweet little Christmas trees to add to your dinner place settings:

Materials Needed:
*Green Glittered "Fun Foam" or "Craft Foam" (See video as to where I purchased mine)
*Flat Back Rhinestones in two or three sizes. (I used the big bag of Darice rhinestones.)
*Acrylic Star Beads (Michael's)
*Reese's or Palmer's Foil Wrapped Peanut Butter Cups
* 3-1/4 Inch Long "Party Picks" (See my video!)

Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun

*My inspiration for this tree came from PipeCleanerCrafts B on YouTube. Please click on the following link and check out her channel

Saturday, December 5, 2015

DIY~Cute Santa Candy Car For Christmas! Great Kids Project Too!

Click on the following link to see my YouTube tutorial on how to make these cute Santa Candy Cars for Christmas! Great for the kids to get involved making as well! 

Materials Needed For EACH Santa Candy Car:
3 Kit Kat Bars (Dollar Tree)
7 Hershey Miniature Chocolates
4 Round Peppermints
2 Bell Shaped Chocolates (Palmer brand at Dollar Tree)
1 Wrapped Life Saver (Dollar Tree Bag)
1 Chocolate Santa (Palmer brand at Dollar Tree)

Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun

Thursday, November 26, 2015

DIY~Make Adorable Toy Soldier Earrings OR Charms From The Nutcracker!

Make these adorable little toy soldiers earrings OR charms from the Nutcracker! I purchased my beads from Ebay and they weren't that expensive. These are so much fun to make! I was inspired from a photo that I saw on Pinterest. I searched the internet and found several versions of this little guy, but this is the way I put mine together. Be sure to click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial on how to make toy soldier earrings:

Materials Needed For Each Pair Of Earrings:
Two 3 Inch Headpins, 21 Gauge
Two Ear Wires
Two 8mm Black Abacus Beads
Four 6mm Blue Cube Beads
Two 6mm Square Crystal Spacer Beads
Two 8mm Red Cube Beads
Two 6mm Black Crystal Rondelle Spacer Beads
Two 8x12 Black Teardrop Beads (With vertical hole)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

DIY~Gorgeous "No-Shed" Glitter Trinket Boxes! Easy and Inexpensive!

You can make GORGEOUS no-shed glitter trinket boxes out of ANY size Kraft box. These are a little too small to use as gift card holders, however, you can purchase the larger size to make them work for you. I'm using these as jewelry holders, so this will work fine for what I need. I decorated the boxes with various acrylic rhinestone buttons that I found mainly from sellers on Ebay and Etsy, as well as flat back embellishments. In my video, I do make a couple of suggestions on how you can make your OWN "faux" versions of acrylic rhinestone buttons. Be sure to click on the following link to see my YouTube tutorial on how to make these little beauties!

Click on this link to see my tutorial:

This is where I purchased my Kraft Boxes (free shipping too!)

Materials Needed:

*Kraft Boxes (I used 3-1/4 X 2-1/4
*Glitter (Circular cut)
*Acrylic Rhinestone Buttons and Embellishments (Ebay, Etsy, Recollections embellishments from MIchael's 
*Sharpie Pens, Gold/Silver Leafing Pens, Paint Pens, that match your glitter. 
*Amazing Goop OR E-6000 Glue
*Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue
*Mod Podge One Coat Gloss (Blue Label) Do NOT use the regular Mod Podge with the orange label. This is totally different and you won't get the same effect. See my video!

*Wire Cutter to cut button shanks
*Soft Large Paint Brush (I use the Elf brand contouring brush from Dollar Tree)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

DIY~Adorable Toddler Sock Snowmen From The Dollar Store!

See how to make these adorable little snowmen or snow babies out of Dollar Tree toddler socks! Click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial:

Materials Needed For Each Snowman:

*1 White Toddler Sock (About 4.5 to 5 inches long from top to toe of sock) Dollar Tree or other store.
*1 Printed Toddler Sock for hat and scarf (Dollar Tree or other store)
*White Embroidery Floss
*Tiny Buttons (I found mine at Walmart)
*Puffy Paint or Dimensional Paint in shiny Black AND shiny Orange
*Pink Eyeshadow or Blush (Dollar Tree)
*Snowflake (Dollar Tree) If you can't find them, you can use snowflake brads (Michael's)
*Flat Back Rhinestone

*Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue (Walmart)
*1 Q-Tip

Friday, November 6, 2015

DIY~ Sweet Tiny Beaded Dancing Ballerina Charm, Pendant OR Earrings!

Make this adorable little dancing Ballerina Christmas! You can use her as a pendant on a chain or add her to a dangle purse charm OR if you would like, you can make two and turn them into dangle earrings! It took me a while to figure out how to maker her, but I think she turned out cute! This is so easy to do! It is simply a matter of adding beads to headpins and an eyepin. See my FULL YouTube tutorial on how to make this little Ballerina by clicking on the following link:

Materials Needed:
One 2 Inch Eyepin, 21 Gauge
One 2 Inch Headpin, 21 Gauge
Two 1 Inch Headpins, 21 Gauge
Two 4mm Round Czech Beads In Color Of Your Choice For Shoes
Six 3mm Crystal Bicones For Legs
One 12mm Margarita, Maguerite, Lochrose OR Plum Rose Bead For Tutu
One 6mm Crystal Bicone For Top Portion Of Body
One 6mm Pearl For Face
One 5mm Crystal AB Rondelle Spacer Bead for Crown

If you are making your ballerina into a necklace, you will also need:
One Oval Jump Ring
One Necklace Chain

Tools Needed:
Wire Cutter
Flat Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers

Saturday, October 31, 2015

DIY Some "Ear Candy!" Adorable Christmas Candy Earrings/Charms!

Make these super easy and adorable "Christmas Candy"earrings! You can turn just about any bead into "Christmas Candy" just by adding some 8mm Czech Pressed Glass Flower Beads! These would make terrific charms as well! 

Be sure to click on the link below to see my FULL YouTube tutorial on how to make these beautiful and fun little earrings:

Materials Needed: 

*8mm Czech Pressed Glass Flower Beads (Clear to resemble cellophane)
*Any round, oval or flat beads between 10mm and 14mm wide. (See YouTube Video)
*2 Inch Long Headpins
*Ear Wires

*Round Nose Pliers
*Flat Nose Pliers
*Wire Cutters OR Nipper Tool

DIY~Make An Adorable & Sparkly "Sugar Dove" Ornament!

To see my FULL YouTube tutorial on how to make this little bird, please click on the following link:

Materials Needed:
STIFF White Felt (NON-Adhesive back)
Chunky, Gritty Type Glitter That Looks Like German Glass (Crystal)
Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue
Mod Podge One Coat GLOSS With The Blue Label (NOT the regular Mod Podge With The Orange Label.)
Shiny, Black Puffy Paint
Flatback Rhinestones (Small)
Narrow Sparkly Ribbon
Tiny Heart Rhinestone
Beading Thread
Low Temp. Hot Glue

Thursday, October 22, 2015

DIY~Super Cute Candy Trains For Christmas! Easy & Inexpensive!

These little candy trains are perfect to give to co-workers or children at Christmas. They make delightful little favors at the dinner table too! If you plan on making only a few trains, you can find most of the candies at the Dollar Tree. See below for a list of materials that you will need.

To see my full YouTube tutorial on how to make the candy trains, click on the following link:

Materials Needed For One Candy Train:

*5 Stick Pack of Gum (Dollar Tree)
*Roll of Lifesavers
*Peanut Butter Cup Miniature (You can use the cheaper Palmer brand if you would like.)
*Hershey Miniature Candy Bars (Dollar Tree)
*Hershey Kiss (Dollar Tree)
*Peppermint Candies (Dollar Tree)

*LOW Temp. Hot Glue Gun
*Scotch Tape

Thursday, October 15, 2015

DIY~Amazing Christmas Lollipop Caddy Gift Made With Dollar Store Items!

You can make this adorable lollipop caddy for Christmas AND it won't break the bank! I found most of my items from the Dollar Tree, so this would make a perfect inexpensive gift for neighbors, friends or family. Please click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial as to how I made this:

*Caution: I used a little too much hot glue in the video and I had to "muscle" out the lollipops. If you decide to use a little hot glue when placing the lollipops into the Styrofoam, use just a teeny-tiny drop...or none at all. 

Materials Needed:

*Square, WHITE Styrofoam Block (Dollar Tree)
*Glittered Ribbon (Dollar Tree)
*Foil Tissue Wrap (Dollar Tree) You can also use cellophane or aluminum foil.
*Curling Ribbon (Dollar Tree)
*2.5 Inch Wide NON-sheer Wire Ribbon With A Wide Edge to it. See my YouTube tutorial!
*Tootsie Pop Lollipops (9 Per Caddy) (Dollar Tree has small packages. If you are doing a lot, you might want to invest in a large bag from Walmart. 
*Artificial Iridescent Faux Snow (The type they sell at Michael's in a bag OR at Walmart during the holidays.)

Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun