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Fabric Flower Redo

Ok. Ok already. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how to make the fabric flower for my fab t-shirt headband. Admittedly, it’s a little different than the flower I link to (don’t shoot me!). Here goes the difference… Instead of folding the t-shirt in half after twisting like the Hannah fabric flower, I fold the t-shirt in half before twisting.

Gotta have:

  • 1” wide x 16” long cut of fabric
  • Hot glue and gun
  • Sweet twisting and rolling skills

Cut your strip of fabric and fold in half lengthwise. Twist as tight or loose as you like. Loose twisting will present a shabbier looking flower than a tighter twist, which will produce a more uniform flower.

Glue intermittently as you roll the fabric, making sure to hide any glue deposits on the underside.

The particular flower in the photo above was twisted tighter than the one in the t-shirt headband flower. No two flowers are the same, but this is the technique I used.

Confessions of a Craft Snob

Confessions of a Craft Snob

I sort of want to stop blogging. Perhaps a lack of sleep, lack of showers, and excessive amounts of diaper changes (2 kiddos in diapers… phew!) are influencing me. I just want to rest, but then there's the expectation to post a really sweet craft tutorial. On the other hand, I think I'd shrivel up and blow away if I stopped crafting and creating and sharing it with whoever is interested. So here's what to expect this month… really quick and really easy crafts. Because let's face it…

more sleep + more showers + more diaper changes = less craft time

Sooo enough raining on the parade. How 'bout that Ornament Parade anyway? What a great group of crafty gals. And have you seen these crochet tutorials, flower scarf and crochet hook organizer, by Living in Amethyst in Shop Craft Snob?

If I actually crocheted, I'd love an organizer for my crochet hooks. I'm not a very organized person, but I like to have things that make me feel more organized than I really am.

Hourglass Christmas Ornament

Hourglass Christmas Ornament
Hello there! It’s Melissa of I Still Love You. I’m here to share with you a quick paper ornament tutorial that you can do with objects you’re likely to find already at home! I’m not one to decorate for the holidays, I’ve said this before, and I just don’t think I can really justify buying/making crazy amounts of Christmas (or any holiday) decorations when I don’t even own the home I live in. If the decorations can’t fit in one rubbermaid container, I’m not buying it or making it.

These little DIY ornaments are easy enough to duplicate over & over. Even easier if you have a cutter like the Silhouette or Cricut! Let’s get started, shall we?

Paper Hourglass Christmas Ornament

DIY H O U R G L A S S   C H R I S T M A S O R N A M E N T

This ornament design is heavily inspired by my sister-in-law Shelley. She was showing me around her Industrial Design classroom and showing off the different iterations her group had made for their lamps they recently produced. This ornament is similar to one of the ideas she had.

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• S U P P L I E S •

Cut out your ornament pattern. If you have a Silhouette (or other cutter) use that. Otherwise, print the ornament pattern onto the paper of your choice & cut out using an X-acto knife & ruler. Use a hole punch for the holes.

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Make sure your paper is right side up & with your threaded needle, go in the first slit.

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Alternate going in & out with each slit.

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Match the ends up so the last two slits overlap. Tape ends together.

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With your string, tie a knot as tight as you can, bringing the inner slots together to form an hourglass shape. Get them as tight as possible. let the alternating slits bow out evenly.

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Thread your ribbon through each hole & knot. Repeat for the other side.

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Hang ornament on a bow of your Christmas tree or cluster several together (in different patterns & sizes) for a little festive chandelier for your front door. Happy decorating! For the pattern (printable & cutting files) click the download button below. Check out I Still Love You for more refashions, printables & tutorials than you can shake a stick at. Each year I offer a candy box printable for readers to download. Check them out here: 2010 Christmas candy box2009 Christmas candy box2008 Christmas candy box2007 Christmas candy box. Be sure to subscribe to ISLY for more crafty goodness and this year’s Christmas Box printable!

This tutorial/freebie is free for personal use and should not be distributed/republished without my consent. Altering the file is NOT ALLOWED. If you would like to use this tutorial for commercial purposes, please email me. Thanks!

 

Ribbon Wreath Ornament

Ribbon Wreath Ornament
Hi, I’m Marie and I craft over at Make and Takes. I’m happy to be joining the ornament fun over here at Craft Snob! Today we’re making a ribbon wreath ornament complete with a few jingle bells. I’ve crafted these fun ribbon wrapped bells before, but we’re using green ribbon and red bells to give this ornament the resemblance of a Christmas wreath.

Wreath-Bells-Ornament-1Supplies:

  • 2-3 inch ring, mine is a shower curtain ring
  • 4 feet of green ribbon, best to have the ribbon 5/8 in. width
  • 3 red bells
  • scissors

Wreath-Bells-Ornament-21. Wrap your ribbon around and around the ring until it’s all covered in ribbon. Tie off the ends together in a knot.Wreath-Bells-Ornaments-32. With the ends of your ribbon, thread on your bells. Tie them together in a knot again after the bells have been added.

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3. Trim your excess ribbon and it’s ready to hang!

Painted Santa Ornament

Painted Santa Ornament
Hello Everyone, I’m Cindy and I am thrilled to be here sharing one of my favorite handmade Christmas ornaments! I hope you will come visit me at Skip to my Lou for some crafty tutorials, handmade gift ideas, teacher appreciation ideas, sewing patterns and recipes!

Santa-Ornament-2This little Santa ornament is quick and simple to make! Tie it to the top of a gift package or give it alone as a nice little gift handmade by you!

Painted Santa Ornament

Supplies:

  • One medium size round ornament
  • Paint (flesh color, white, black and red)
  • Snow-Tex
  • Paintbrushes
  • Snow Writer

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Paint a flesh color rectangle on the front of the ornament. It will need at least two coats.Santa-Ornament-1With the end of the paint brush handle make dots for the eyes and nose.Santa-Ornament-2Mix the Snow Tex with a little white paint (about 3:1 ratio) to make it a bit thinner consistency. Paint down the sides of the flesh rectangle and around the top of the ornament.Santa-Ornament-3Paint a mustache, beard and add a small little dot for the mouth. TaDa you are finished!Santa-Ornament-4If you are looking for more homemade gift ideas, from edible gifts to sewn gifts you might enjoy browsing my Handmade Gift Guide!

 

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