Positively Splendid shows you how to make blossoms out of sheet metal. These little flowers are magnets, but I’m thinking metal gift bows, or even Christmas tree ornaments. A little creative metal may offer a welcome relief as I come down off my cheap-white-twinkly-lights from hell decorating weekend. Amy provides your free downloadable template here.
And then you need to run around your house and gather up these items:
Sharpie or other permanent marker Sheet metal Metal shears Spray paint in various colors Dimensional foam adhesive dots Gorilla glue Hot glue gun/sticks Burlap, twine, buttons and pearl accents to finish
Snowflakes that are fuzzy and soft are so much better than the real thing. Look how pretty these Two Sided Felt Snowflakes are:
Their creator, Molly at The Purl Bee says that you can ‘You can create your own blizzard in a snap!’ A pretty felt blizzard sounds lovely and way better than the real kind that stops you wearing your brand new boots and makes your nose do that dribbly snot thing.
Here’s what you’ll need:
2 pieces of felt one in your chosen colours
A water soluble marking pen ( I would totally use a pencil)
2 spools of cotton in contrasting colours
The handy downloadable templates provided
I reckon you could probably make them by hand if you didn’t have a sewing machine. Continue Reading
If you spend any time handling yarn, then you have a yarn stash. The bane of any needle-crafter is using these leftovers in clever and pretty ways. Well, filling clear balls with the stuff couldn’t be cleverer or prettier! Via.