Monday, January 16, 2017

DIY~Beautiful Little Sugar Cookie Heart Pendant Necklace W/ Matching Tag! EASY & Inexpensive!


Make this gorgeous little sugar cookie heart pendant for pennies, along with this matching tag! Click on the following link to see my complete YouTube tutorial on how to make this!




Materials Needed For The Heart:

*Woodsie Heart
*Ranger Glossy Accents
*Ultra Fine Glitter in a pastel pink (I used Recollections "Blush."
*Ultra Fine Glitter in a white iridescent shade (I used Recollections "Glitz."
*Diamond Dust Glass Glitter (See where I purchased this below.)
*Gold Leafing Paint Pen OR Regular Metallic Gold Paint Pen (Do Not Use A Sharpie!)
*Glue On Bail (Approx. 11mm high by 6mm wide. It doesn't have to be exact.)
*Necklace Chain



Materials Needed For The Tag:

*Kraft Tag (Approx. 3-1/2 inches wide by 2-1.4 inches wide.)
*Pastel Pink Cardstock
*Gold Doily
*Sticky Flat Back Pearls (Dollar Tree)
*Elmers Glue Stick (I used disappearing purple.)
*Organza Ribbon from the Dollar Tree OR Metallic Ribbon in Pink.



Various Tools Needed To Make Both Projects:

*Scissors
*Toothpick
*Hole Punch
*Mechanical Pencil OR Regular Pencil
*E-6000


Sunday, January 15, 2017

DIY~Adorable Chocolate Heart "Love Bugs" for Valentine's Day!


Make these adorable little chocolate heart love bugs for Valentine's day! See a list of the things you need below, then check out my tutorial by clicking on the following YouTube link:






Materials Needed:

*Palmer Chocolate Hearts (Double Crisp) -Dollar Tree
*Black Chenille Pipe Cleaner
*Googly Eyes (Dollar Tree)
*Very Narrow Ribbon
*Acrylic Pearls-6mm

*Wire Cutters
*Scissors
*Turbo Tacky Glue
*Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun


Saturday, December 31, 2016

DIY~Recycle Your Old Calendar Into Simple, Beautiful Gift Tags!


Don't throw away your old calendar! Recycle it into lovely gift tags! I used my old calendar that I bought at the Dollar Tree last year. This is a simple and relaxing craft that doesn't require a lot of special tools and things to make them. I used cardboard tags, glue stick, glitter glue, sheer ribbon, a key charm, bling strips and a tiny flower that I made using Dollar Tree blossoms. This tag would be lovely tied onto a clear cellophane bag with a some paper shreds at the bottom and your gift inside. You could also make "sets" of these tags and give them as a gift in a little box. So many possibilities! Be sure to click on the following link to see how I made these pretty tags!




Materials Needed

*Kraft Tags (About 3.5 inches high by 2-1/4 inches wide) You can buy them on Ebay OR Google "Tag Template" or "Tag pattern" and cut your own out of cardboard.
*Old Calendar
*Elmer's Glue Stick
*Bling Strips and Bling for middle of flower (Dollar Tree carries them.)
*Sheer Ribbon (Dollar Tree carries this too.)
*Glitter Glue OR Twinkles Glitter Paint in "Crystal."
*Sharpie Pen (Optional)
*Tiny Blossoms from the Dollar Tree
*Key Charms from Ebay (Make sure there is an opening at the top so you can slide your ribbon through it. 

*Scissors
*Regular Hole Punch
*Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun


Thursday, December 15, 2016

DIY~Beautiful Personalized Photo Ornaments From Ink Jet Printer, Using Cardboard & Bling!



Make these gorgeous personalize ornaments for Christmas gifts! They are simply made from an ink jet printer, cardboard and bling. They couldn't be more easy and inexpensive to make. Not only that, people love it when you take the time to make an ornament of someone they love to place on their tree! I made these two ornaments of my Grandma (on the left) and my Mom (on the right.) They are both gone now, so I made them for this year's tree. Please click on the following YouTube link to see my full tutorial, as I give many tips when making the ornaments:




*Note: I used Mark Montano's method of gluing the photo to the cardboard. You can find Mark's wonderful videos at the following link:


Materials Needed:

* Cardboard (I just used the insert that was inside a Dollar Tree calendar that I bought.)
*A photo that has been printed out on your ink jet OR laser printer.
*Coordinating Scrapbook Paper for the back of the ornament.
*Mod Podge "One Coat Gloss Finish." This is different from regular Mod Podge. It has a blue label and it is a gloss that dries like clear glass. See my tutorial! 
* Soft Brush (I use and Elf brand foundation brush that I bought from the Dollar Tree.
*Bling on a roll (Recollections brand) OR Strips of sticky back bling in your choice of size, such as 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm OR 6mm.
*Pearl Chain (No larger than 6mm)
*Shamballa Bead and Bead Cap
*Ornament Hook
*Small Flat Back Heart Bling
*8mm AND 10mm Jump Ring
*Narrow Ribbon

*Precision or detail scissors
*Long blade scissors
*Hot Glue Gun
*Flat Back Pliers
*Round Nose Pliers

Sunday, December 11, 2016

DIY~Make Cute, Inexpensive & Easy Party Favor Gifts Using Dollar Tree Candy Bar Packages!


Make these cute, easy and inexpensive party favor gifts from Dollar Tree using "Fun size candy bar packages." You can find these packages of candy bars at the 99 cent store, as well as Walmart. These are great for co-workers, neighborhood children and more! Check out my EASY tutorial at the following YouTube link:  https://youtu.be/bEov5GpDbkM




Materials Needed:

*Dollar Packages of Fun Size Candy Bars
*Scrapbooking Paper
*Mesh Ribbon from Dollar Tree
*Candy Canes
*Clear Scotch Tape
*Double Sided Scotch Tape
*Cellophane Bag
*Paper Cutter


Friday, December 9, 2016

DIY~Tiny Snowman Made From Finger Of Stretchy Dollar Glove! Christmas! No Sew!



Make this adorable little snowman or snow lady out of the finger part of a dollar stretchy glove! With 1 pair of gloves in white and 1 pair in the color of your choice, you can make 10 snow people! Set these little cuties at each place setting and watch your guests go crazy over them! OR you can use them as a stocking stuffer or ornament to decorate your tree. They are about 
2-1/4 inches tall, so you can hide them just about anywhere! Be sure to check out my full tutorial on YouTube by clicking on the following link:  https://youtu.be/Bi7N6MSXK3M

  
TIP: If you are concerned about bugs when storing your snowmen, you can crush a small piece of a bay leaf and put it inside the sock. This will repel any bugs.

Materials Needed:

*White Rice
*1 Pair White Stretchy Gloves 
*1 Pair Stretchy Gloves In Color Of Your Choice
*Clear Rubber Bands
*Tiny Bells OR any embellishments for the hat
*Felt (In a color that would coordinate with the hat.)
*Tiny Buttons OR Tiny Flat Back Rhinestones
*Tiny Flat Back Rhinestone Heart
*Orange Acrylic Paint
*Toothpicks
*Dollar Tree Blush (L.A. Colors) in Pink Blush
*Black Puffy Paint

*Hot Glue Gun
*Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue
*Precision OR Detail Scissors
*Long Blade Scissors
*Wire Cutters


You should put your snowman together in the following order:

*Stuff finger from white glove with rice. 
*Add hat using finger of colored glove, then put together with bells or embellishment.
*Add scarf with embellishment.
*Add buttons and heart embellishments to front of snowman.
*Put blush on cheeks.
*Cut orange painted toothpick and glue onto "nose" area of snowman.
*Make eyes and mouth with black puffy paint. Lay snowman flat to dry. 


Thursday, December 8, 2016

DIY~Adorable Chubby Snow Bunny Made From Child's Dollar Tree Sock! Christmas! EASY NO-SEW!


Make these adorable no-sew Chubby Snow Bunnies for Christmas out of kid size Dollar Tree Socks! These are unbelievably easy to put together AND very inexpensive! Please click on the following YouTube link to see my full tutorial, as I give many tips when making these bunnies:   



TIP: If you are concerned about bugs when storing your snow bunnies, you can crush a bay leaf and put it inside the sock. This will repel any bugs.

You will find the pattern you need for the 2 inch tall oval bunny ears at this site:

**You can also make your own oval bunny ears, if you wish.**



Materials Needed:

*White Rice
*White Kids Athletic Socks in size 4-6.1/2
* Colorful Kids Socks in sizes smaller than the white socks. (Toddler)
*Felt For Scarves In Coordinating Colors With Hat
*White Felt for feet
*Chenille Pipe Cleaners-red and white or whatever coordinates with your bunny.
*2 of the 12mm White Pom-Poms for the hands.
*2 of the 10mm White Pom-Poms for the face.
*1 of the 22mm or 24mm White Pom-Poms for the tail.
*Snowflake Embellishment
*Tiny Bells for hat embellishment.
*Red Heart Shaped Flat Back Rhinestone
*Rhinestone bling strip, if making a girl bunny.
*Clear, Small Rubber Bands (Found in the hair care section at Dollar Tree, 99 Cent Store OR the Goody Brand from any grocery store. Those are little more heavy-duty.)
* Upholstery Thread (White) to tie the bells around the hat. (Found at Walmart)
*Black Puffy Paint AND Pink Puffy Paint if making a girl bunny.
*Narrow Hemp Cord in white OR dark brown. (I found mine at Michael's in the Bead Landing brand.)
*Pink Blush from the Dollar Tree
*Ultra Fine Glitter for inside ears (optional!)

*Q-tip
*Scissors (Detail pair and larger pair.)
*Hot Glue Gun
*Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue


This is the order in which you should put your Chubby Snow Bunny together:

1. Stuff sock with white rice.
2. Make hat with bells or other embellishment
3. Make ears and glue to hat. Add fine glitter IF wanted.
4. Glue on pom-pom hands.
5. Make candy cane and glue to pom-pom hands.
6. Glue on pom-pom tail.
7.Make scarf with snowflake embellishment.
8. Make white felt feet and glue to bottom of mouse.
9. Add heart bling.
10. Make face in this order...glue pom-poms on face, put blush on cheeks, add whiskers, make eyes and nose with black puffy paint and place bunny level on back to dry.  

Thursday, December 1, 2016

DIY~Adorable Christmas Mouse Made From Child's Dollar Tree Sock! EASY NO-SEW!


Make these adorable no-sew Christmas mice out of kid size Dollar Tree Socks! These are unbelievably easy to put together AND very inexpensive! Please click on the following YouTube link to see my full tutorial:   



TIP:If you are concerned about bugs when storing your mice, you can crush a bay leaf and put it inside the sock. This will repel any bugs.



Materials Needed:

*White Rice
*White Kids Athletic Socks in size 4-6.1/2
* Colorful Kids Socks in sizes smaller than the white socks.
*Felt For Scarves In Coordinating Colors With Hat
*Light Pink & White Felt
*Chenille Pipe Cleaners-Red & White
*12mm White Pom-Pom
*White Yarn In 4 Medium
*Snowflake Embellishment
*Small Red Heart Shaped Flat Back Rhinestone
*Clear, Small Rubber Bands (Found in the hair care section at Dollar Tree, 99 Cent Store, Walmart.)
* Upholstery Thread (White) to tie around neck and hat. (Found at Walmart)
*Black Puffy Paint
*Narrow Hemp Cord in black or dark brown. (I found mine at Michael's in the Bead Landing brand.)
*Pink Blush from the Dollar Tree

*Q-tip
*Scissors (Detail pair and larger pair.)
*Hot Glue Gun
*Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue


This is the order in which you should put your Christmas Mouse together:

1. Stuff sock with white rice.
2. Make hat.
3. Make ears and glue to hat.
4. Make yarn arms.
5. Make candy cane and glue to hands.
6. Make yarn tail.
7.Make scarf with snowflake embellishment.
8. Make feet and glue to bottom of mouse.
9. Add heart bling.
10. Make face in this order...glue pom-pom on face, put blush on cheeks, add whiskers, make eyes and nose with black puffy paint and place mouse level on back to dry.  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

DIY~Make A Beautiful Little Lace Angel Ornament! So Easy!


Make this beautiful little lace angel at a surprisingly low cost! Click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial: 


Materials Needed:

*Lace
*Trim 
*Glittered Craft Foam
*3mm Acyrlic White Pearl Trim
*Lace for Wings
*Mod Podge Super Gloss (The One Coat Gloss with the dark blue label)
*20mm Flat Back Round Embellisment.
*Flat Back Heart Bling
*Iridescent Pipe Cleaner
*Ultra Fine White Iridescent Glitter

*Hot Glue Gun
*Turbo Tacky Glue
*Detail Scissors and Larger Scissors
*White Upholstery Thread for hanging.


Listed below are some resources that will help you!

3 inch triangle pattern:  http://www.TimVandevall.com

Pearl & Seed Bead Trim:  http://www.stores.ebay.com/SfcDirect
When the page opens, type in the word "pearl trim" in the search bar.

Laces:  http://stores.ebay.com/yycraftcom
(When the page opens, type in "lace" in the search bar.

More Laces:  http://www.stores.ebay.com/warmhome

And More Laces:  http://www.stores.ebay.com/zlm2014

And Even More Laces:  http://www.stores.ebay.com/mylacestore

Monday, November 21, 2016

Stunningly Beautiful & Elegant Earrings For The Holidays! Easy & Inexpensive To Make!


Make these STUNNINGLY beautiful & elegant earrings for the holidays! They are REALLY easy to make and inexpensive as well! Don't miss this tutorial! Click on the following YouTube link to see full instructions:




I purchased my 13x18mm bezels from CandyTilesStudio on Etsy. Here is the link to her shop:


Materials Needed:

*13mm X 18mm bezels in a bright silver
*Glossy Accents by Ranger
*Jumbo Glitter in "Crystal Quartz" (Found at Walmart and JoAnn's)
*Recollections Fine Glitter in "Glitz"
*Heidi Swap Marquee Love Glitter (in some kind of pastel color) I used the glitter that looks like a vintage pink and an icy blue. Sorry, there aren't any "names" on the glitter. I found them at Michael's.

*Earring Wires
*Toothpick
*Flat Nose Pliers
*Paper Towel


Here is another video showing the overnight results of a pair of earrings that I did in the above tutorial! Click on the following YouTube link: https://youtu.be/KYEnjpdkTf0


DIY~Make A "Sweet Treat" Edible Candy Ornament/Money Holder!


Make these sturdy, beautiful AND "sweet" little ornaments for your Christmas tree! This can also double as a money holder! See my full YouTube tutorial at this link:




List of Materials Needed:

*Holographic Wrapping Tissue Paper
*Tiny Star Tinsel Stem
*Glitter Cardstock
*Ghirardelli Chocolate Peppermint Squares
*Double Sided Permanent Scotch Tape
*Scissors
*Wire Cutters
*Ornament Hook


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

DIY~Gorgeous Sparkling Snowflake Ornaments! Easy & Inexpensive!


These stunning snowflakes were up-cycled from the cheap, white plastic glittery snowflakes that you can find in the stores for about $2 a dozen. These were UNBELIEVABLY easy to make and inexpensive! To see my full tutorial on just how easy this was to do AND with BEAUTIFUL results, click on the following YouTube link:




Materials Needed:

*White Plastic Snowflakes
*Mod Podge One Coat Gloss Finish (Blue label)
*Marquee Love Silver/White Glitter (Michael's)
*Recollections Tinsel Glitter in Blush OR Frost (Michael's)
*Jumbo Glitter in Crystal Quartz (Walmart)
*Lace for bows (Walmart carries the lace in capsules for a dollar each)
*Pearl chain in 6mm, rhinestone chain in 2mm, tassels about 3.5 inches long or so
*Upholstery Thread in White (Walmart)
*2 10mm Jump Rings
*20mm flat back embellishment or button for center of snowflake

*Hot Glue Gun
*Small Wire Cutter or Nipper Tool
*Brush (I use the make up brush by Elf. You can buy them at Dollar Tree.)
*Scissors

**TIP** I purchased my rhinestone AB cup chain from the following Ebay seller: http://www.ebay.com/sch/ela.liu/m.html 

SS6 AB Rhinstone Cup Chain

Monday, October 31, 2016

DIY~Beautiful, Sparkly Poinsettia/Bell Ornaments From Dollar Tree Materials!


These ornaments were so easy to put together and I had a lot of fun doing them! To see my YouTube tutorial on how to make them, please click on the following link:




Materials Needed:

*Poinsettias from the Dollar Tree in Red, Gold, Small unglittered white.
*Gold Bells from the Dollar Tree
*Gold Beading Thread (I found mine at Michael's)
*Seed Beads in Red, Gold. 
*Mod Podge Super Gloss (Blue label-One Coat Gloss) 
*Iridescent Glitter Glue OR Recollections Fine Glitter in the color "Glitz."

*Hot Glue Gun
*Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue
*Scissors
*Small Pliers

Monday, October 24, 2016

DIY~Beautiful, Sparkly Faux Candle Party Favor Made with Dollar Tree Items!


Make this beautiful party favor for your next Christmas dinner out of Dollar Tree items! This was so easy and very inexpensive! Click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial on how to make this: 




Materials Needed:

*Dollar Tree Clear Plastic Shot Cups
*Dollar Tree Sticky-Back Bling
*Medium Chunky Glitter (I bought the Marquee Love brand at Michael's in silver/iridescent)
*Dollar Tree Faux Candle
*Dollar Tree Sticky Back Snowflake Sticker Embellishments
*Mod Podge One Coat Gloss (Blue Label....NOT the orange label!)
*Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun




DIY~Embellish Cute & Inexpensive Store Bought Jams For Christmas Gifts!


You can easily embellish quality store bought jams and have them ready ahead of time to give to give at Christmas! These are great for unexpected guests, neighbors, co-workers and more! You can buy good quality jams that are on sale during the Summer, embellish them and then store them in a cool, dry place until Christmas! Just be sure the expiration date goes well beyond Christmas. Not only that, I used dollar tree flowers to create my own flower. Be sure to click on the following link to see my complete tutorial on how to put this together:




Materials Needed:

*Jar of quality jam
*Muslin
*Wire Ribbon with words on it (I found mine at Michael's)
*Dollar Tree Poinsettias in various sizes and colors
*Seed Beads
*bells
*Red or Green Twine (I found mine at the Target dollar spot)
*Hot Glue Gun
*Aileen's Turbo Tacky Glue