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Monday, January 19, 2015

Sugar Lips Pillow

For awhile I have seen some really cute stencils at my craft stores.  I have been trying to figure out where I could use them and I finally figured out the perfect use for one!  
I'm talking about 'Tulip' brand large stencils.  I found them at Hobby Lobby and Michaels.  Everything you need to get started is displayed together.  

Supplies Needed For This Project:

-  Stencil:  There are such cute stencils to choose from I am thinking about what I can do next.  But for Valentine's Day I love the giant LIPS!
-  Paint:  Depending on the project you are doing you will need either craft paint or fabric paint.  Fabric paint works better if you are going to be washing the material a lot.  Craft paint is perfect for things that probably won't get washed.  ( Although I wash craft paint items... it fades a little but still looks pretty good.  You decide!)
-  Spray Adhesive:  They sell their brand with the stencils & paint but I swear you could use any spray adhesive.  
-  Roller:  I decided to buy the 'Tulip' brand roller.  I'm glad I did with this stencil.  It worked really well.  
-  Glitter:  Totally optional!  But you can't get 'Sugar Lips' without it!  Ha Ha!  I used extra fine glitter.  Any brand works.  
-  Pillowcase or Pillow Cover:  When you go to Hobby Lobby they have all kinds of things displayed to stencil.  Bags, Placemats, Napkins, Pillows, etc.  Loved them all.  I stenciled a tote as well.  I have a mild tote obsession/problem.  

Additional Information:

-   Tulip Website  You can see where their supplies are sold near you or order online.  (I was not paid to share this info.  I just love these stencils! )

-  Make sure to put a piece of paper or cardboard between layers of fabric ( such as a pillowcase ) to prevent paint from bleeding through.  

-  The chevron pillow shown is from Hobby Lobby.  Back by the Fabric there is an isle that has tons of pillow covers.  They are cute and cheap!












Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Bling Beanies

The holidays are over and cleaned up.  The bitter cold is here for a few weeks.... we need a good project!  This one is perfect for every female out there!

ITEMS NEEDED FOR THIS PROJECT:

- Beanie:  I purchased all of my hats at Forever 21.  They have so many to choose from AND... they range from $2.80 - $9.  Can't beat that! Suggestion:  try them on to see which style looks best on you.  They are not all the same and don't look the same on everyone.  

- Bling:  I bought from Hobby Lobby and Michaels.  You can look in the scrapbook section or jewelry sections for similar bling. I also suggest raiding your old jewelry stash to see if you can recycle anything!

- Misc:  scissors, glue gun, glue sticks, wire cutters ( if you need to cut anything off the back of your bling )

                                   












I would love to see all of your beanie creations.  Please tag me in your social media posts!

Monday, December 29, 2014

New Year's Party Decor!

I don't know about you... I have no idea where 2014 went!  It has flown by.  There are so many things to give thanks for and a few things I'm glad are over.  If you are throwing a New Years Eve party ( or any party next year! ) I have two suggestions!

ITEMS NEEDED FOR THIS PROJECT:
- Canvas:  I used 24X48  purchased at Hobby Lobby for half price made it $15
- Cardstock:  Color depends on your event.  I wanted a glitzy New Years Eve look so I chose black, grey, and gold.  For texture I used gold foil and gold glitter.  ***Make sure you use the fine glitter paper.  Anything more coarse will not work in the punch.  
- Hexagon Punch:  This is made by fiskar.  I saw it at both Michaels and Hobby Lobby.  Make sure to use a coupon for this one!
-Misc:  Hot Glue Gun, Lots of glue sticks, & scissors







ITEMS NEEDED FOR PARTY HATS:
- Cardstock: Color depends on your event.  I used black foil, gold foil, and gold glitter.
- Trim Suggestions:  ric rac, fur, ribbon, pom poms, felt, tulle, Metallic Garland, etc.  I purchased the fur, metallic garland, & tulle trim at Hobby Lobby.  
- Topper:  I fell in love with these giant poms from Hobby Lobby in their craft section. Be creative!
-Headband:  I got a pack of 3 for $1 at Hobby Lobby.  You can find these at tons of stores.  Even the dollar store or try recycling an old one!
- Misc:   hot glue, scissors, & tape.
- Template:  see printable below.





May you have a Happy & Blessed New Year!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Confetti Candle DIY

Recently I found this super cute idea (here) that I thought would be great for Christmas gifts.  Heck it is perfect for all year long!  It is really simple but cute and right up my alley.

Items Needed For This Project:
- Jar:  I found all kinds of shapes and sizes at Hobby Lobby of course 50% made them so affordable.  Options:  try mason jars, the dollar store or recycle old jars to keep cost low.
- Wax:  They have candle making supplies at Michaels, Joann, and Hobby Lobby.  I prefer Hobby Lobby supplies as I can use a coupon every time and they had a better supply. I got the lb bag marked $9.99 and used my 40% off coupon.  
- Wick:  Make sure it is the right size for the container you choose.  Purchase at same stores as wax.
- Fragrance:  Best part of making your own!  I used sugar cookie and vanilla for my candles.  Purchase with wax and wicks.
- Confetti Sprinkles:  I bought a big tub at Wal Mart in the baking isle.  Any sprinkles should work.  
- Misc: Scissors, Hot Glue Gun, Karo Syrup, Craft Brush, Tape, & Pencil.







 Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 15, 2014

DIY Gift Ideas - Holidays 2014

December is here and we are all looking for gift ideas!  This week I'm sharing a few ideas that might help you out! These are great for Teachers, Co-Workers, Your Mailman, Hair- Dresser, Neighbor, etc...

Monogram Tote:
- Canvas Tote:  You can find these everywhere in white, cream, or black.  Try Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Joann, Target or Walmart.
- Craft Paint:  I used black
- Craft Brush: Small will work best




Peppermint Sugar Scrub: Supplies & Recipe
- Mason Jar
- Coconut Oil- I found mine at Walmart
- White Sugar
- Peppermint Essential Oil- Hobby Lobby 
- Red Food Coloring

Recipe
2 cups White Sugar
1 cup Coconut Oil
Red Food Color- a few drops
Peppermint Essential Oil - A few drops 



Sharpie Mug
- Plain White Mug:  I got mine at Target for $3 each.  The dollar store is a great option as well.  Any white mug will work.  I liked the taller shape for the monogram design.  Choose your mug with design in mind.  
- Sharpie Paint Pen:  Oil Based Paint is a must!  I bought mine at Michaels.
- Letter Stickers:  Scrapbook department at your local craft store.








Sunday, December 7, 2014

DIY Glitter Reindeer

I am super in love with this project!  First, it is cheap.  Second, it is easy and fast. (I love instant gratification!) Third, it is adorable!!! This is definitely one you can wow people with!

ITEMS NEEDED FOR THIS PROJECT:

  • Mod Podge
  • Canvas:  size depends on you.  I used 22X28  
  • Glitter:  I used gold.  You can use any color to match your decor.  The most important thing is to use extra fine glitter.
  • Misc:  scissors, pencil, printer or projector.







Sunday, November 23, 2014

Oatmeal Caramelitas

Trevor had a birthday last week!  When I asked what dessert he wanted for his birthday he requested Oatmeal Caramelitas.  This is a dessert my good friend Tiffany has been making for years but Trevor finally decided to try them.  Haha he has been missing out for 13 years.  

This recipe is so quick and easy!

Oatmeal Caramelita Recipe
(Tiffany Whitney)

1 1/2 cups Flour
1 1/2 cups Oatmeal (quick oats)
1 cup Brown Sugar
3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Butter, melted
1 cup Chocolate Chips
1 1/2 cups Walnuts (optional - I did not use nuts)
1 (12 oz.) Jar Caramel Ice Cream Topping
5 Tablespoons Flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, soda, salt, and butter.  Press 1/2 of the mixture into bottom of greased 9X13 pan.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Take out of oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips (& nuts if using them).  Blend caramel sauce and flour until smooth and pour over chocolate chips.  Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.  Bake 15-20 minutes.  Cool & Cut 



These are great for a finger dessert or serve warm with ice cream.  I drizzed extra caramel sauce on top.