How To Make Recyclable Sheet Metal Gift Bows

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

Then Amy takes you right through her entire tutorial. Continue Reading

Felt Snowflakes

Snowflakes that are fuzzy and soft are so much better than the real thing. Look how pretty these Two Sided Felt Snowflakes are:

created on: 12/12/08

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)
  • A ruler
  • 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