Monday, May 28, 2012

Butterfly Wreath from Recycled Security Envelopes

I think I'll start saving up security envelopes to make this cute butterfly wreath from recycled materials (in this case, security envelopes). I might add a red ribbon or some other red accent to make it patriotic as that tends to be my theme for summer decor. You can read the directions on how to make the wreath here.

Happy Memorial Day

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Fantastic Add A Closet Craft / Home Improvement Project

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I've got three huge Sauder cabinets in my bedroom serving as a quasi closet and I've been wondering how to turn that area into more of an attractive and actual closet looking space without having construction done in my bedroom. This looks like it would work! I'd just have shelves going all the way across instead of a workspace behind the curtains. So exciting! Now I just have to get hubby to agree. 
Project instructions available here:

Happy crafting!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Hair Clip & Accessory Board Craft Project

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A Facebook friend posted a link to this "hair clip board" project today and I thought it'd be great for organizing my barrette and hair clip collection (I have an inordinate amount of hair accessories). I'll either need to use a larger frame or set my ribbons further apart because I'd be making it for adult sized hair accessories instead of baby accessories but it should be easy to adapt the instructions to my needs.

Instructions are available here if you want to make your own. I have a frame and ribbon on hand so I'll just need to sort through my fabric stash and see if there's something that will go well in my vanity area. This looks like a nice and easy rainy day project. Happy crafting!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Japanese Kimono Doll Bookmarks

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Saw these at today and thought they'd be fantastic bookmarks and maybe even make nice little mailable (in a regular envelope) gifts. The web address above has a complete tutorial on how to make the cute little Japanese kimono doll bookmarks if you want to make your own. Happy crafting!