How to: Make Flower Fairy Babies

Welcome back!!!!  As you can see we are on week three for mystical themed crafts. These flower babies are fun and easy to make.  I made these for an event and the little kids loved them.  This is also a great project for a birthday party, a sleep over, or just a day of crafting.

What you will need:
  • Wooden baby doll pins (you can get them from amazon or a company that sells wood doll pins)
  • Acrylic paint (any color)
  • silk flowers
  • Hot glue gun or tacky glue

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Using the picture as your guide

Step 1:

Paint the body of the doll your choice of color or you can use marker and just color the body

Step 2:

Take your silk flowers and cut the flower off close to the base and glue it in place to the head

Step 3:

You can add a face if you like or leave it without one.  I chose to add just eyes; I did the closed eyes because it’s a small doll and fits better but feel free to do what your feeling 🙂

Thanks for stopping by; I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Please feel free to comment your thoughts and also share what projects you are working on.  If you try this project, share your pictures to my facebook page and/or tag me on instagram.

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Talk to you again soon.

Teresa

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How to: DIY Unicorn Picture Frame

Hi there and welcome back!

It’s been a busy couple of months around here.  I went to a craft show event in North East MD called Unicorn Quest; it was a mystical themed event where you could find a lot of unicorn items, mermaids, fairies, and trolls.  There were quite a few people dressed up as mermaids and unicorns; lots of food, music, and events for the kids and an actual quest where you win prizes.

While getting ready for the event I looked at Pinterest, watched YouTube and just came up with some fun ideas for the event.  I crammed for the event and managed to get quite a bit done the week of the show.  One of those things was a unicorn picture frame.  I saw a lot of different ideas on how to do it but decided to just wing it and make it my own and today i’m sharing it with you.

What you will need:

  1. Acrylic paint and paint brush
  2. Wood picture frame
  3. Fun foam – for the horn
  4. Felt – for the ears
  5. stickers or silk flowers (tulle is optional)

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Step 1:

Paint the picture frame front and back; it may take more than one coat so be sure to let each coat dry before applying the second.

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Step 2:

After the paint is completely dry cut two ears from felt.  For the center of the ears you can either color it in with a sharpie or cut coordinating felt for the inside of the ears; both work.  I chose felt for this one.

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Step 3:

Cut the horn from the fun foam.  I chose to use one that was already glittered, however, you can use a plain one and add the glitter yourself.  I didn’t have a pattern, so I just winged it.

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Step 4:

After adding the ears and horn, you are now ready to add the flowers.  There are a lot of different paper flower choices; I got mine from the dollar store.  You can also use silk, it depends on whats available to you and your preference.  For this project I chose stickers which I added hot glue to.  I find that the 3-dimensional adhesive doesn’t work when it’s humid and they fall off.

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Step 5:

To finish off the frame I took the heart paper insert and traced it onto scrapbook paper with some fun sentiments.  I adhered it to some fun foam and popped it into the frame for sturdiness.  Since the frames do not come with a vellum cover you can add one yourself or leave it open (old sticker plastic works as long as it’s not imprinted). Once that’s done, you can add embellishments if you want or call it finished.  I decided for these to add a cute little butterfly to each one.

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I wasn’t too sure of the stickers I chose but I think they turned out alright 🙂

Please feel free to share you unicorn project adventures with me, i’d love to hear about them.

Thanks for stopping by!

Teresa

National Hobby Month

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Whats your hobby?

I craft, paint, draw, sew, scrapbook, make paper products, bake, garden, and do alot of other things.  I enjoy trying new things and being challenged (even if I do get frustrated. lol)

Some of my favorite projects are the paper products I make and some of my sewn items.  I also enjoy painting, and making toys which go over well with the kids; I try to change it up based on the show i’m doing and time of year it is.

Here are a few of the things i’ve made….

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I find crafting in any form is a great stress reliever and it’s something I really enjoy.  It’s also become a family affair with my husband and daughter.  It’s a great way to spend time together.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Teresa

Quilting

I sew and I can do basic quilting, meaning I can put squares together, stitch up the seams and tie a quilt.  However, i’ve always wanted to learn more.

I started really watching videos on Youtube for the Missouri Quilt Company.  The lady Jenny, who does the instruction goes over the steps, shows you tips and shortcuts and makes it look so easy to do more than basic sewing.  I think this is the year to step it up…I asked the nieces and nephews what their favorite colors are and am looking at some designs she’s done that appear to be easy enough to do.

Hopefully i’ll have these done by Christmas 2018…. Most of the videos i’ve watched you can put together a top in a weekend. With that being said, i’m going to add time to my schedule to do at least one a month.

So far I like the Rail Fence, Nine Patch, and Pin Wheel.  Any suggestions on something easy enough to try?  Below are some of the patterns I found on google…..69

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Can you believe….

Can you believe it…. The first weekend in January is already here.  We made it through the first week of work and now the weekend is here.    January and February are typically longer months…. but once March hits, BAM! It’s summer.  Make memories this year, make each day count, and don’t rush your days…. before you know we’re going to be in the next new year.

Have a fabulous first weekend!  Get a start on those goals and projects. 

Thanks for stopping by…….

Teresa 

 

 

 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and Welcome 2018!

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2017 flew by….before I knew it Winter turned to a brief spring and then Summer.  Summer came and went and Fall hit us.  Halloween turned to Thanksgiving and then Christmas was here and now we are in a brand new year. I decided a long time ago that I would no longer make resolutions but set goals; unfortunately, I still failed at some of those.  However, new year new goals and i’m very determined to stick to them this year.

To start the year off my family and I will be starting the Keto diet.  Unfortunately, we can’t start that until all the junk from Christmas and New years is gone but we will start incorporating the foods into our diet now so that when the other is gone we won’t go into carb free shock. lol

I also have plans for my blog, my crafts, working on my business and Etsy shop and getting ready for the craft show season.  I’ve been throwing the idea around for a few years about writing a craft book…I have so many ideas.  This is another goal i’ve set for myself but there are so many factors; I need to decide on the # of projects I want to show, what they are, write the instructions, photography, then decide if I want to reach out to a publisher or self publish…any thoughts you have on that are welcome.

My ultimate goal is to open up my own store; I have had this dream for years but I always seem find reasons not to do it.  It would be a craft and hobby store but not just a regular store.  I want to be involved with the community; have open sewing where people can come with their groups and have a place to do their projects. I want to work with the schools for workshops on textiles and product creation; since schools do not have Home Economics any longer this would be an ideal way to take lessons they learn in Social Studies and put them in practice.  I also want to host events that will help bring the community together.  Art and Music….they bring everyone closer.

Like I said, I have goals and I am determined to meet them this year.  My husband and daughter support me and with their love and support I can accomplish anything.

I think it’s time to start working on my timeline and start working on things in order, I have a lot to accomplish 🙂

What goals or resolutions do you have this year?  Any advice you want to share?

Thanks for stopping by!!!  May your new year be full of happiness and good things.

Teresa

 

 

 

Unicorn Horns

Can I just say how much I love Pinterest?!  How many of you get lost on Pinterest?  I get on there to look up something or just see what’s new to my feed and I end up spending hours on there….You can search ideas on everything from crafts to home ideas to recipes.  Depending on your searches and saves, pinterest will start sending suggestions to you.

While on there I found a bunch of cool unicorn ideas; one of those ideas is a unicorn horn headband.  I used a pattern I found on pinterest; however, came up with my own design for the flowers and the look of the headbands.  You need 5 things if you want to make a unicorn headband.

  1. Headband.  I found my headbands at the dollar tree; I originally used the elastic but I made them for a craft show and the moms asked about the normal headbands, so my second round i’m using the normal cloth covered headbands
  2. Felt.  Your choice of color for the horn and roses
  3. Hot glue
  4. Embroidery floss or contrasting thread
  5. Centers for the flowers (optional)

Unicorn horns

These were a big hit with the munchkins at the craft show, not recommended for children under two years of age.

First you need to find the pattern, or make your own by cutting a cone shape and cutting the tip off.  Once you have the pattern made, pin it and then cut it out of the felt (your choice of color)  You’ll also need to cut a circle just larger than the opening of the horn to cover the headband and stuffing. This pattern is the one I found on pinterest. unicorn horn

After you have cut the horn you can give it a quick sew on the sewing machine or hot glue the edges and turn it once cool (I used the hot glue method).  Once you’ve turned the horn right side out and stuff it.  Once it’s stuffed, get your headband ready ….you’ll hot glue the horn to the headband covering the opening.  Once the headband is on the hot glue, run a bead of hot glue on the headband the size of the opening and take the circle you cut and cover the opening, gently pressing it to the headband and horn… it will be hot so be careful. As the glue cools you’ll be able to make sure that the edge of the circle is secured to the edge of the horn.  Let cool completely and trim the excess once done.

Once the horn is cool, you’ll take either embroidery floss or thread (I used thread) and wrap it around the horn to make it look like the unicorn horn.

You will then need to either use silk flowers, or make your own rosettes and attach them to the headband.  There are a lot of different felt flower tutorials on Youtube and Pinterest you can view if your unsure how to make your own.  After the rosettes are made, you can add some glitter glue to the centers and let dry, or use pearls (colors of your choice).  Attach to the headband and horn once done with hot glue.

Finally, you’ll want to make ears out of the felt and attach them.  You can also embellish with some tulle to make it look like a mane in the front and back if you choose.

My daughter, who is almost 21 decided to dress like a unicorn for halloween and asked me to make her a headband.  They take a little time but are super easy to make.

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial…. Please feel free to share your pics and/or leave me a comment!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Teresa