The gifts are all wrapped, the stockings await the stuffing I declare it to be time to settle in for a sip of spiked eggnog. Yum! See some of my gift wrapping favorites, crafty style. I used everything from newspaper to school writing paper, paper table cloth, legal ledger paper, contact paper and wall paper. I stamped many of them with rubber stamps and ink. The bows vary from ribbon to tinsel to chair canning and bakers twine.
This cute button hair accessories project is a great one to make for gifts. Make a lot of them and have them on hand for those last minute gift giving needs.The first step is to cut shapes like flowers and circles out of craft felt. Next glue stacks of buttons on top of the craft felt shape using E-6000 glue. Set these aside over night to dry. Once dry, glue to the barrette blank, again with E-6000. That’s it! Instant barrette fabulousness.
This is so simple but so much fun! Using buttons and a ring blank you have an instant wow piece of jewelry.Â Start with new, used or vintage buttons stack them with the largest on the bottom working your way up with the smallest glue each button to the next with E-6000 glue set the stack aside to dry over night. Once dry, glue the stack again with E-6000, to a ring blank. For the complete tutorial click here:Â Button Rings Happy Crafting xoxo Lovely Lula
With the kids starting back to school you can finally catch up on that stack of Summer reading you thought you would get to. That means take some time to hand craft yourself a lovely bookmark to tuck into the stack of books. I made this one for the Creative Escape SWAPs that happened in Chandler, AZ over the weekend. I used Bazzill Basics Paper in White, Raven Black and Navajo Blue. For the embossing I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder called Typeset. For the Chair I used the Cricut Heritage Cartridge. Then I Razzel Dazzeled it up by gluing on a black button at the bottom and attaching three black hot rocks with my irock to the chair. For the step by step click here:Â Paper Bookmark How To
Several months ago I found this great piece ofÂ vintage fabric at a thrift store. It has been hanging out waiting to become something and finally it spoke to me to become a cute little embroidery piece. I used a basic embroidery technique of just following the lines and filling in the areas with different colors. Cute, simple and ready to frame.