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Embroidery Thread Hair Clip

Embroidery Thread Hair Clip

A big thanks to According to Kelly for inviting me to share a craft tutorial for the Holiday Bake, Craft, & Sew Along 2011. Stop on by to see what others are sharing!

I never seem to have enough hair clips, especially now that Peaches often dips hers into mud, food or other stuff. Besides, I think these clips will make for great stocking stuffers for the coming holidays.

Materials:

  • Embroidery thread
  • Hair clip
  • Hot glue and gun
  • Scissors

Cut a length of embroidery thread about 3 feet long. Better to be too long than too short. Start wrapping the thread down one side of the clip and then up the other side.

Tie the two ends of the thread in a knot on the underside of the clip. Cut the excess thread.

To create the "bun" on the end just twist a bunch of embroidery thread around and hot glue in place.

These hair clips make for great stocking stuffers. Make them in all colors! Look here for flower options to add to your clips. Don't fancy embroidery thread? Try this ribbon barrette tutorial instead.

Go and be pretty – Sara

Easy Button Earrings

Easy Button Earrings

Since I have a bunch of blank studs and buttons I figured the two would make a great marriage. So enters easy button earrings. It's also a fun and inexpensive way to create matching bridesmaids earrings.

Materials:

  • Buttons
  • Wire cutters
  • E6000 glue
  • Earring posts

I got these earring posts from Hobby Lobby before moving to London. I don't know where to find them here. In fact, I don't really know where to find any craft supplies here.

Steps:

  1. Remove the loops on the backs of the buttons with wire cutters.
  2. Lay the buttons face down and apply E6000 glue to the back of the buttons.
  3. Lay one flat head post on top of the glue.
  4. Let the glue dry for at least a few hours.

Making button earrings won't break the bank, so I think I might make a pair for every outfit. That might be overboard, but today is my birthday and I want to make a bunch!

The Real Deal: It cost less than $1.00 to make one pair of button earrings.

Go and be pretty – Sara

Confessions of a Craft Snob

  1. My son can't contain his excitement for his new goggles any longer. And he calls his matching snorkel a "snarf".
  2. I love that my son is becoming a willing model for my projects. It seems that for him to see himself on the camera or computer now trumps any need for juice bribery.
  3. On another note, London's weather is turning a bit dreary. This kind of weather actually makes me giddy.

Go and be pretty.

 

Maternity Round-Up

Maternity Round-Up

I write weekly over in Momtastic's DIY section. Here's today's DIY Maternity Round-Up.

Go and be pretty,

Sara

 

 

How to Make a Bouncy Ball

How to Make a Bouncy Ball

Do you have a ton of rubber bands lying around? Somehow I've obtained a bunch and thought they would get more use out of a bouncy ball instead of sitting in a drawer.

I had to throw some rubber bands away because they were so old and cracked. You know the kind that snaps when you barely pull on it. Just ditch 'em.

Yay for bouncy balls.

Triple yay for pretty bouncy balls.

Start with one rubber band and tie it in a knot. Tie another knot on one end. I left the other end in a loop to tie to a string my son can use to throw the ball and have it bounce back to him. (yes, that was a run on sentence)

Keep wrapping rubber bands around the knotted rubber band. Don't worry about the initial shape.

As you add more rubber bands you will able to create a sphere shape.

This is where I tied an elastic cord (you can use string instead) that my son can put around his wrist. That way the ball comes right back to him.

Since I am all about the pretty, I wanted to add some color. Who doesn't have gobs of elastic hair ties? Wrap and twist the hair ties around the rubber band ball until it's pretty.

The Real Deal: Since I used materials on hand, I didn't pay anything to make these!

Go and be pretty,

Sara

 

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