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:   




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

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)

*Scissors
*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:



Materials:
*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
*Scissors
*Square Scallop Punch & Round Scallop Punch OR you can go to http.//www.TimVandeVall.com 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:  http://www.TimVandevall.com

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
Scissors

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
*Cardboard
*Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue
*Binder Clip (Small)
*Toothpick (Optional)