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Wooden Spoon Garden Label

Wooden Spoon Garden Label

This just might be the fastest craft you’ve attempted in a while. We’re talking lightning speed.37 500wide

I made this quick and cheap wooden spoon garden label to protect my vegetables from my newbie gardening skills. I don’t want to prune, pluck, or pick the wrong plant before they start producing their little gems.

I imagine I won’t need labels once I see each plant producing vegetables. But then again, I’m nine months pregnant with number four  so anything is possible right? I just might mistaken my green beans for green beans.

Time: 15 Minutes (probably less!)

Materials:

  • Wooden spoon
  • Sharpie marker

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Steps:

This is obvious, buuuuut….. write the name of the vegetable on the spoon. I can’t believe I just wrote that, but there it is. And hey, keep your eyes open for wooden spoons the next time you are thrift shopping or garage sale hunting.

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The Real Deal: It cost me only $0.25 to make my wooden spoon vegetable garden label. Need I say more?

 

 You can find more quick crafts at The Country Chic Cottage.

Book Bodyguard

Book Bodyguard

When my friend gifted me Sew! by Cath Kidston I couldn't put it down. I've read through all the projects and can't wait to get started on a few.

Sew!, being quite the pretty book that it is, needs a little bodyguard. Flipping through those pages over and over can do a book some harm so I want to protect it.

Gotta have:

Fold the edges of the vinyl over the front and back of the book as pictured above. Dab a little bit of glue between the layers of vinyl to secure in place.

Now that's what I call a book bodyguard at your service.

The Real Deal: It cost less than $2.00 for the vinyl. I found scrap vinyl in the clearance bin at a craft store.

DIY: No Sew Bunting

DIY: No Sew Bunting
Elizabeth is delightful and pretty, so much so she is sharing her no sew bunting tutorial with all of you pretty Craft Snobs right here. You can find Elizabeth blogging at Delightfully Tacky.
 
 
I'm making strings of bunting for my wedding, but I don't have a sewing machine, so I had to figure out a way to do it without sewing. Instead, I used stitch witch, hem tape and a regular ol' hair straightener.
 
All you need is:
your fabrics
scissors
pen
yarn (or twine, or something to hang your little flags)
stitch witch or hem tape
a hair straightening iron
a tape measure (if you want more precision, though you can just eyeball it!)
 
 
 
 
Make a template out of cardboard to create your double-sided. To figure out how many you need, determine how long of a strand you want to make and how close together you want the flags. Then you can figure how many of each color of flag you need. I put a foot in between each flag.
 
In order to keep the flags in place so they don't slide around, I put a little bit of hem tape at the top to fuse the flag to the yarn. Use the hair straightener to fuse it. I put my straightener on mid-high heat and clamp it there for about 3-8 seconds.
 
 
 
 
After I fuse the flag to the yarn, I fuse the sides together using the same method. After I'm done with all the flags, I go back and trim the edges so they aren't frayed.
 
And there ya go, Ta-da! Here's the finished bunting! I'm making three 50 ft. strands (150 ft total!), so I'm in full-on bunting mode lately. My living room has fabric everywhere! I have a few more projects going on, some no-sew and hopefully I can borrow a friend's sewing machine for a couple sewing projects! I can't wait to show you all the fun crafting I've been up to!
 

 

Halloween Straw Confetti

Halloween Straw Confetti

Straw confetti is an easy way to infuse color and fun into your Halloween party. And kids love it!

Materials:

  • Straws
  • Scissors
  • Little helpers

Cut a bunch of straws into small pieces and gather them together.

Put the straw confetti in bowls or glass vases to add pops of color. Maybe add them to goodie bags.

Or go on… give in to your begging kids and let them have their way with the confetti. Who cares if 99% of the time will be spent cleaning it up. Just eat up the joy and excitement the confetti creates!

 

Pumpkin Decor from Oranges

Pumpkin Decor from Oranges

If you are in need of last minute Halloween decor, this is a fun one for kids. Oranges, yarn, and sharpies are all you meed. You can follow my tutorial here.

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