Archive | November, 2011

Fun Fur Firs

27 Nov

We’re still trying to find uses for all of the fun fur we bought and didn’t make into scarves.  Making these trees with it was easy and a lot of fun!

Supplies:

1. Cones.  We recycled these old cardboard bobbin cones, but you can use Styrofoam cones too.

2. Hot glue

3. Fun fur or other fun yarn

4. Marti Gras beads, beaded garland, or other strings of beads

5. Tree toppers. We used stars from a battery operated string of lights that no longer works. But you can use small ornaments, ornament stars, or even small Christmas balls.

Directions:

1 Add a small vertical  line (about an inch) of hot glue to the cone.

2. Wrap yarn around cone, crossing over glue until it is covered. Repeat these steps until tree is covered with yarn.

3. Fit star into hole in cone OR decide what other item you will use for your tree topper and glue it on top.

4. Starting at the top, wind beads around tree, using a few dots of glue to keep in place.

That’s it!  You can add buttons, sequins, or other things to your tree too, but we decided to stick mostly with beads!

Ribbon can be used instead of beads for decoration.

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Sequin Flowers

22 Nov

Create a tiny flower arrangement to decorate a dollhouse or to brighten someone’s day!

Materials:

1. assorted sequins

2. large bead

3. covered wire

4. scissors

5. seed beads

Bags of assorted sequins can be found at Walmart and craft supply stores.

Directions

1. Decide how far you want “stems” to stick out of vase and cut wire.

2. Cut one piece of wire twice as long as the others.

3. Double long piece of wire and insert into bead so that the bent end sticks out of bottom of bead.  Twist to form loop in wire.

4. Cut another piece of wire for vase base. Run it through the looped end.

5. Twist this wire around bead to create base.

6. Add sequin flowers, bending the wire behind the back of each sequin so it won’t slip.

7. Add a small seed bead to wire and bend wire around it to secure.

8. Insert other “stems” and repeat steps for adding sequin flowers!

Tip: If using a large bead with a flat end, you could omit steps 4 and 5 and add a dot of glue in bead when you have finished arranging to keep flowers in place.

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Host a “Dress a Turkey” Party

14 Nov

Our family had a great time last Thanksgiving with this dress a turkey contest started by our cousin Alice C. Alice baked enough turkey shaped cookies (20+) for everyone in the family to have one. The rules: Decorate your cookie any way you want. The decorations do not need to be edible. Alice supplied the cookies and the icing. We had to bring our other decorations to the party. When we were finished dressing our turkeys and giving them titles, the girls next door came over and judged. The winner was Mr. Fancy Pants, pictured above in the top hat. We wish we had room here to show you all of the creative turkeys!  But here are a few of our favorites:

The Real Thing

Bone Appetit

Cooked

Nerdy Turkey

Felt Bracelets

8 Nov

 

Materials:

1. Felt. (We used felt placemats that we found at Dollar General for $1.00 because it was heavy and stiff enough for bracelets.)

2. Embroidery Floss. (A great source of this is yard sales! You can pick it up for almost nothing because a lot of people start projects they never finish!)

3. Needle

4. Scissors

5. Beads, Sequins, Buttons, felt cut outs

6. Fabric Glue

7. Velcro

Directions

1. Cut a strip of felt the right length to go around your wrist.

2. Add felt shapes with glue, or use embroidery floss to stitch on beads, sequins, or a pattern.

3. Add velcro using fabric glue.

Ta-da!

 

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