1 Inexpensive Curtain Done 3 Ways

Question: What do you get when you buy a pair of tab curtains from Target and add some fabric and trim with adhesive? Answer: An inexpensive way to make custom curtains.

First up is horizontal black rick rack with lends a little geometry and widens the overall look of the window.

Next, add a 17″ band of color. Because you’re not draping the entire window, this is a great way to incorporate that to-die-for fabric on a budget. Continue Reading

The Fix Its: Make Fabric Stencils Out of Address Labels

One of the quickest and easiest ways to embellish fabric is by stenciling it. But instead of buying fabric stencils, I decided to make my own using one of my paper punches, and some address labels. The supplies include:

Take a look at the project in action! Continue Reading

How to embellish a plain candle–in about a minute.

Craft Ark has a quick technique to embellish plain pillar candles. Supplies are minimal and include metal daisy embellishments and split pins.

Simply bend the petals of the daisies; hold daisies to candle and then push a split pin (brad) through their center holes and into the candle.

Although the effect is great, I’d consider using glass or metal beads for even more variety, embellishment-wise. OR you could just use decorative brads or brad buddy combos like these:

Or these

Or…well….you get the picture.