Saturday, January 6, 2018

How to Make Easy Lavender Sachets

Make reusable lavender sachets easy and quickly, using scrap fabric and yarn.

Items Needed:
-Scraps of fabric
-Scraps of yarn or other string/ribbon
-Sewing Needle and thread
-measuring tape, or ruler

How to make them:

Monday, January 1, 2018

DIY Reusable Cotton Pads

Scrap fabric and some recycled flannel can be quickly made into your very own cotton pads, also called cotton rounds.  These replace cotton balls when applying facial astringent.

Items Needed:

-scrap fabric (I used cotton blends)
-scrap flannel (I used recycled flannel bed sheets)
-template or cardboard to make a template
-thread and sewing needle (or sewing machine)

How to make them:

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Recycled Cardboard Cone Christmas Trees

Make these fun, mini Christmas trees for pennies.  Shop for metallic garland at your local dollar stores.  Here's how to make them.

Items needed: 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Wine Cork Candle Christmas Tree Ornament

Items needed:
-one poker chip
-one wine cork
-yellow bead
-jewelry wire eye pin (wire cutters to trim it)
-strong crafting glue

How to make this:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Corner to Corner Crochet Scrap Yarn Scarf

I received so many amazing compliments on a scrap yarn I recently crocheted, that I decided to share it on this blog.  I'm sharing the pattern as well.

I simply used up any small balls of yarn, that were too small to use for a blanket.  My photos are the same photos shown on my personal blog, only the pattern is shared here.  I used many different brands of yarn to make this.  I changed yarn colors as I ran out of yarn.  To learn how to change colors, check out all the wonderful tutorials on YouTube.

It was also suggested that these would be wonderful gift ideas.  Here is how I made my scrap yarn scarf:

Friday, November 18, 2016

Barn Wood Signs

Lucky enough to find scrap barn wood?  Make a few signs.  Stencils make it much easier to paint, but freehand is fun too.

Simply cut pieces to the size you want, using a saw (and of course using eye and hand protection).  Sand the boards if needed.  Paint.  Allow them to dry.  These were created for indoor use only.  Embellish your signs to personalize them.

These make wonderful gifts!