Sunday, November 4, 2018

Mini Crocheted Christmas Tree and Snowflake Earrings

The patterns are not mine, but with a small adjustment of yarn size and/or crochet hook, these earrings come out to the perfect size for the holidays, and use up small amounts of scrap crochet thread.

Items needed:
Cotton #10 crochet thread: red, green, and white
Crochet hook #7 (steel)
Needle to sew in ends
Fish hook earrings
jump rings
scrap beads - optional

To make the Christmas tree earrings, use this pattern:

Mini Crochet Christmas Tree Earrings Tutorial (YouTube tutorial)

Simply use the crochet thread and hook size, mentioned under "items needed" to make these the perfect size for earrings.  Add a gold bead at the top using craft glue, or by sewing one on.  Her tutorial shows how to attach the jump ring and earring wire.

To make the mini snowflake earrings, use this pattern:

Simple Snowflake (UK and USA directions)

Simply use the size of white cotton thread and crochet hook mentioned in "items needed" and again, the Christmas tree tutorial above gives instructions on placing the finished snowflakes onto ear wires.

Note:  You can also make them as they are instructed, using larger yarn and hooks, and use them to gift inside cards for lightweight ornaments, or use as applique to decorate gift tags, or other items. Use a #2 crochet hook and #10 crochet thread to make a bit larger of a snowflake and create cute garlands for small spaces (or Christmas Tree pattern).

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: