Friday, August 21, 2015

DIY~Beautiful No-Sew Felt Mug Snack Mats!





To see my FULL YouTube tutorial on how to make these beautiful and inexpensive no-sew felt mug mats, click on the folloing link:  https://youtu.be/yi1t9B47XUQ

These mug mats can also be made for guys or teens as well! Just choose your felt in the pattern or colors that are right for you. You can also use team colors and hot glue an emblem patch in the corner! The ideas are endless for this project! There are all kinds of colors and textures in felt, as well as brads in all shapes and colors. I added filigree corners to my mats, along with some bling. Below is a list of materials that you will need to make the above mug mats. 

Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun
Scissors (Possibly)
Heavy Duty Wire Cutters 

1 Textured Felt Rectangle
1 Regular Felt Rectangle in coordinating color
Brads in Gold or Silver
4 Filigree Corners
Flat Back Rhinestones (If needed)





Friday, August 14, 2015

DIY~Sparkling Felt Snow Poinsettia Ornament With Free Pattern!

Make this simple shimmering felt snow poinsettia for your Christmas tree or package decoration! This is so easy! Download the pattern below for FREE and check out my full YouTube Tutorial by clicking on the following link:  https://youtu.be/EuWQ9kjtMoY 

You will need the following materials for this craft:

STIFF White Felt
Regular Green Felt
20mm Flatback Rhinestone Color of Your Choice (Mine is Recollections brand)
DecoArt Craft Twinkles in "Crystal" (Found at Michael's or Walmart)
Fine Glitter in "Glitz" (Recollections Brand found at Michael's)

Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun
Detail Scissors

Poinsettia Flower Pattern by birdhappy1
Here is the direct link to download the free flower pattern:

https://www.scribd.com/doc/142459654/poinsettia-flower-pattern

If you don't have a Scribd account, you may have to register for free to access the pattern. It is very quick and FREE. If you would rather not have a PDF format pattern, simply click on the rectangle in the right hand corner of the pattern below and save to your computer. You can print it out at full page (8.5 x 11).

DIY~Easy Dollar Store Chocolate "Butter Keeper" Neighbor Gift For Christmas!

This is so inexpensive and easy to make! You can make your own decoration, such as I did with the felt snow poinsettia that I made in the last video; OR you can buy artificial poinsettias. The decorating ideas for this are endless! I bought a plastic butter keeper at the Dollar Tree and decided to turn the lid and container opposite from each other and glue it with 4 small dots of Amazing Goop. Wella! Instant container for just about everything! I would recommend wrapping this in cellophane and then tying it with a bow. You may also want to add some tinsel shreds before putting everything together as well. There are sooo many ideas to fill these containers and I gave some of my ideas at the end of the video. Click on the following link to see my FULL YouTube tutorial:   https://youtu.be/3Oi5LH15RUA



Basic Materials Needed:

Five 1.55 oz. Hershey Bars
Four Hot Cocoa Packets
Four Mini Candy Canes
Plastic Butter Container from the Dollar Tree
Poinsettia Decoration (See my other YouTube Tutorial)
Red Rhinestone Bling Sheet (I found mine at Michael's. Recollection brand)
Silver Tinsel Shreds (Optional-To use as filler.)

Saturday, August 8, 2015

DIY~Sparkling Vintage/Retro Felt Angel Ornament With Free Pattern!




This is such a fun and easy little felt angel to make! I used pink to give it a "retro" look. This little angel would also look great using aqua color felt. I have a list of materials you will need below AND I have a free PDF pattern for you! Just click on the following direct link to download the pattern for free: https://www.scribd.com/doc/273501714/Felt-Angel-Pattern-HBCH 

If you don't have a Scribd account, you may have to register for free to access the pattern. It is very quick and FREE. If you would rather not have a PDF format pattern, simply click on the rectangle in the right hand corner of the pattern below and save to your computer. You can print it out at full page (8.5 x 11). If for some reason you aren't able to download the pattern after registering, you may contact me at HoneyBird@GMX.com and I will email the pattern to you. Please note: I set this email address up as a temporary contact, so I may only check it once a day. 

Be sure to click on the following link to see my YouTube tutorial for FULL instructions:

Materials Needed:
(Please note: I am not endorsing the Recollections brand. I just happened to use that brand when making this angel. You can use ANY brand rhinestones you wish.) 

*Felt (In retro colors, such as pink and aqua)
*STIFF White Felt
*Flat Back Rhinestone Embellishments in two sizes (I used the Recollections brand)
*Large Flat Back Rhinestone for Head (I used the Recollections brand-Approx. 20mm)
*Flat Back Rhinestone Heart (This is OPTIONAL-I used the Recollections brand)
*Tiny Flat Back Rhinestone Heart In Red (This is OPTIONAL)
*Flat Back Decorative Rhinestone Trim for Buttons (I used the Recollections brand)
*DecoArt Craft Twinkles in Crystal (Found in the paint section at Michael's)
*Ultra Fine Glitter (I used "Glitz" in the Recollections brand)
*Small Filigree Connector or Bead Cap for Halo (You can also use a tinsel pipe cleaner if you can't find them.)

*Low Temp Hot Glue Gun
*Scissors


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

DIY~ Sparkling Cup Chain Bracelet! Perfect for the Beginner!


This little cup chain bracelet is so easy to make! This is a perfect project for a beginner!
A list of materials are below, however, you will need to click on the following link for my full YouTube tutorial on how to make this little beauty! Here is the link:


Materials Needed:

*4mm Cup Chain (I purchased mine from ButterBeeScraps.com, however, you can also *purchase compact cup chain on Ebay or Etsy.)
*4mm Cup Chain Ends
*7mm Split Rings OR Oval Jump Rings in a heavy gauge.
*Lobster Claw (Swivel is best)
*Heart Charm

*Flat Nose Pliers (2)
*Old Pair of Scissors that you don't care about



I purchased my bright silver 4mm rhinestone cup chain ends from the following seller on Etsy
https://www.etsy.com/shop/KiowaRoseBeads

I purchased my heavy gauge oval jump rings from the following seller on Etsy. The jump rings are approximately 7mm.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PunchPlacePlus

I purchased my 4mm rhinestone cup chain from the following website
http://www.butterbeescraps.com 

I purchased my heart charms from the following Etsy seller
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AliCsSupplyShop

Sunday, July 26, 2015

DIY Easy and Gorgeous Personalized Angel Ornaments!



Click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial:



I purchased my filigree butterfly connectors for the angel’s wings at http://www.ButterBeeScraps.com 

Make this lovely lightweight angel for someone you love and care about! You can purchase scrapbooking letters and attach the person's first initial on the angel's body with Mod Podge Super Gloss One Coat Finish. Don't confuse this with the regular glue-type Mod Podge! The one I mentioned is a clear gloss finish. Be sure to catch my full YouTube tutorial!


Materials Needed:

1 Filigree Butterfly Connector

1 20mm Flat Back Rhinestone (I used Recollections brand)

Small & Medium Flat Back Rhinestones (I used Recollections brand)

Small Heart Flat Back Rhinestone

White STIFF Felt

DecoArt Craft Twinkles in Cyrstal

Super Fine Glitter (I used Recollections brand in the color “Glitz.”

Mod Podge Super Gloss One Coat Finish

Low Temp Hot Glue
Ornament or Beading Thread

Make A Beautiful & Easy Beaded Star Of Bethlehem Ornament!


Click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial:

This beautiful little ornament is lightweight because it is made of pipe cleaners and acrylic beads! This is so easy to make and looks lovely on your Christmas tree! Be sure to catch my full YouTube tutorial!


I purchased my 25mm PADDLE WHEEL beands and 8mm ROUND beads from the following Ebay sellers:
http://www.stores.ebay.com/MINIS-AND-MORE

I purchased my 18mm PADDLE WHEEL beads from the following Etsy seller
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DyedThreadandCrochet


Materials Needed:

Four of the 25mm Crystal Clear Acrylic Paddle Wheel Beads

Twelve of the 18mm Crystal Clear Acrylic Paddle Wheel Beads

Twenty-Six of the 8mm Crystal Clear Acrylic Beads, Round Faceted

Eight of the 8mm Round, Faceted Acrylic Beads in the color of your choice

Two Iridescent pipe cleaners (I found mine at Walmart)

2 Round Flat Back Rhinestones for the center. I would use about a 14mm.

Bead String to hang ornament

Aleene’s TURBO Tacky Glue

E-6000 OR Amazing Goop Glue

Flat Nosed Pliers

Scissors

Wire Cutters (I found mine at the Dollar Tree)

DIY Beautiful Little Nature Ornament For Your Christmas Tree!


Click on the following link to see my full tutorial on YouTube:

This little nature ornament is sooo easy to make! I love the fact that it's extremely lightweight and won't weigh your tree branches down as well. See how easy and inexpensive it is to make this little guy by watching my full tutorial on YouTube. 


Materials Needed:

Medium/Large Faux Leaf

Clothes Pin

Twine or Hemp (Thicker kind)

Oval Shaped Pearl Beads-White

Super Fine Glitter (I used Recollection's Champagne colored glitter)

Resin Glaze (I used Mod Podge Dimensional Magic)

Mushroom Bird

Low Temp Hot Glue Gun

DIY Beautiful and Easy Rhinestone Domino Pendant Necklaces!


Click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial:

I made these cute and easy domino necklaces from Dollar Tree dominos and rhinestone chain!
These are so much fun to make and the beautiful rhinestone chain really sparkles!These would make great Christmas gifts for any teen girl so be sure to check out my YouTube tutorial!

Materials Needed:

1 box of Dominos from the Dollar Tree

Sharpie Markers in bright or jewel tone colors

Mod Podge Super Gloss Finish (NOT the glue type!) 

Rhinestone Trim -I found mine at http://www.ButterBeeScraps.com
(They ship worldwide.)

Glue-On Bails 

E-6000 to glue on the bails

Ball Chain Necklaces found at https://www.etsy.com/SunAndMoonCraftKits


Tools:
Soft Paint Brush
Old pair of scissors that you don’t care about

DIY Cute Sweater Jams for Christmas Gifts!



Click on the following link to see my full tutorial on YouTube: 


If you are short on time during the holidays, this is a great project to work on during the Summer to store away for Christmas. Sweater jams! During the holidays, pick up extra Christmas socks from the Dollar Tree and the dollar bins at Target and stow them away for the Summer. You can either make your own jam or buy good, quality jams from the store. My YouTube tutorial will show you just how easy this is to turn your jams into a thoughtful gift!


You will need the following materials:

1 Jar of Good Quality Jam (See video for the jar size that works the best.)

One Individual Christmas Themed Sock (From the Dollar Tree or Dollar Bins)

STIFF Felt in Red or Green (Something that matches your sock color)

Metallic Plastic Canvas Cord (Something that looks Christmasy)

Low Temp Hot Glue Gun

Scissors

Friday, May 15, 2015

Adorable Ribbon Lady Bugs!


Make these adorable little lady bugs out of grosgrain ribbon! They are so easy and inexpensive to make and can be used in a variety of projects. Click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial on how to make these little cuties!



Materials Needed
5/8 Inch Grosgrain Ribbon with a red/white polka dot print (I found mine at JoAnn's)
5/8 Inch Grosgrain Ribbon in black with a white stitch print (I found mine at JoAnn's)
Artistic Wire in 18, 20 or 21 gauge (You can find this at any craft store in the Jewelry Making Section)
Small/Medium Flat Back Rhinestone Embellishments

Tools Needed
Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun
Wire Cutters (You can find them at the Dollar Tree)
Round Nose Pliers (You can find them at any craft store in the jewelry making section)
Scissors
Ruler

Ideas For Using The Lady Bugs:
1. Hot glue onto a barrette, bow or head band
2. Pin to the waist of a little girl's Spring dress
4. Use as a fundraising pin, such as pink polka dot lady bugs for Breast Cancer fundraisers.
5. Make Mother's day pins
6. Pin to tote bag or purse
7. Glue to a skewer stick and place in the middle of a bouquet of flowers or plant.

Friday, April 10, 2015

DIY~Sweet Bird's Nest Globe Centerpiece For Spring! Dollar Store Craft!


This sweet little Spring centerpiece was made from Dollar Tree items. It is so easy and very quick to make! Click on this link to see my full YouTube video:   https://youtu.be/lZxM6H440o8


Materials Needed
Globe Vase from the Dollar Tree
Pebbles or small rocks from the Dollar Tree (small pebbles work the best)
Reindeer Moss (Soft) from the Dollar Tree
Little Bird from the Dollar Tree
Tiny blossoms or baby's breath from the Dollar Tree
Hot Glue Gun (Low Temp.)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Beautiful Spring Nest Candy Dish Made From 3 Clay Saucers!

Make this beautiful Spring nest candy dish/saucer for practically nothing! Click on the following YouTube link to see the full tutorial:   http://youtu.be/tOR8Nr5x7po



Materials Needed:
3 Clay Saucers, Approximately 3 inches across from outer edge to outer edge. I found mine at Michael's.
White Acrylic Paint (I used American Satin paint in "Cottonball")
Tiny Faux Flower Blossoms (Dollar Store)
1 Small, Cute Bird
Foil Wrapped Chocolate Easter Eggs (Dollar Store)
Sheer Ribbon (Dollar Store)
Amazing Goop Glue
Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun

Beautiful and Easy Candle Holder Using 3 Clay Saucers!


This craft is so inexpensive and EASY to put together! This would make a lovely hostess gift or as a decoration for your patio. Click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial on how to make this:  http://youtu.be/d6JWLA8OuG0



Materials Needed:
3 Clay Saucers that measure approximately 3 inches from outer edge to outer edge. I purchased mine at Michael's.
White Acrylic Paint (I used American Satin paint in "Cottonball")
Small Votive Candle (I used Blackberry scent)
Pretty rocks in various colors. I purchased a bag of Ashland rocks at Michael's. Regular price is $2.99 a bag and you can make at least 3 or 4 candles from the bag.
Twine
Acrylic Button with Shank on the back
Amazing Goop Glue

Sunday, February 15, 2015

DIY~Adorable Vintage Looking Candy Jar Made With Dollar Tree Items!

 
These candy jars are absolutely adorable and they have a vintage look to them! Please click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial on how to make these:  http://youtu.be/H7FZM7v-RjQ


Materials Needed
SMALLEST Globe Vase (Dollar Tree) Be sure the top is NOT fluted.
Candle Stick (Dollar Tree)
Heart Embellishments (Dollar Tree)
TWO Clay Saucers (Approximately 3 inches from outer edge to outer edge)
Americana White Acrylic Satin Paint in "Cottonball"  OR any white acrylic paint
Red Acrylic Paint
Wooden Ball (Flat on one end with only one hole)
DecoArt Craft Twinkles Glitter Paint in "Crystal"
Recollections Ultra Fine Glitter in "Glitz"
Recollections brand adhesive bling sheet or borders in Red
Amazing Goop Glue
Candy of your choice to fill jar
(Optional: Chain and Charms)