Halloween Felt Flower Ruffle Wreath

felt flower ruffle wreath

Is it too early to start decorating for Halloween?  I usually say September 15th in this house, what say you?  This wreath could easily be made for any season with a different color felt and ribbon.  It reminds me of those circle ruffle wreaths that were so popular (and still are!) are couple of years back.  I love the ruffle-y texture that the flower shape gave on this one. 

felt flower ruffle wreath

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Shade Painting with Stain

Gradient-Stain-Technique

IC readers – you are in for a treat here! This weekend, at the Haven Conference, I got the chance to meet the DIY duo Nick and Beth, the authors of the blog Sawdust and Embryos.  When I first saw Beth’s amazing shade technique I begged her to guest post to share it on here. That, my friends, is a coffee table Beth painted and then shaded with stain.

Gradient-Stain-Technique

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Duck Tape® Flower Belt Instructions

duck_tape_flower

Last year I showed you how to make felt flowers.  Using that same technique I made some flowers out of Duck Tape®.  Duck Tape® comes in an array of colors and patterns and they sent me some Christmas patterns/colors to use.  These are so easy and fun to make and you can add them to a purse, scarf, shirt, bag or a BELT!

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5 Ways to Make a Gift for Mom

mothers day printable

I’ve been thinking about Mother’s Day. Did you see this hilarious Ebay video that I found? We can’t forget our own mothers on their special day…and if we have kids, we can’t let them forget their grandmothers, either. With Mom’s Day just around the corner (next week–eeek!) so it’s time to stop thinking and start {…Read More…}