Thursday, February 23, 2012

I've been busy burning my fingers with my hot glue gun all week...

I can't wait to show you what I've been up to this week.  This project, I expected to take a couple of days has taken me all week and I'm still working.  AND DAMN!--the hot glue!  MY POOR FINGERS!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Yarn Grass Wreath Tutorial


Easy and cute yarn "grass" wreath.  

What you need:
12" green foam wreath
2 skeins Lime colored "Fun Fur" yarn
hot glue gun and sticks
scissors
Flower "ribbon" embellishment (as many as you like on your wreath)
Paper, colored pencil, and a toothpick for the "bare feet welcome" sign
About 18" ribbon in the color of your choice to hang your wreath.  

How to make your own Yarn Grass Wreath:  
Hot glue the yarn to the green wreath.  Use a green wreath so if it peeks through, it won't be noticeable.  Wrap and wrap and wrap.  After you wrap a few inches, you can "fluff" it up by rubbing the yarn with your finger tips.  Super easy.  

This is as far as the first skein got on the 12" wreath.  Secure the other end of the yarn to the wreath with hot glue.  Start and end the next skein of yarn with a dot of hot glue again too.  

Wreath covered in the "Fun Fur" yarn.   Then hot glue the flowers where you like.  

Make the "bare feet welcome" sign and hot glue to the the toothpick.  Stick toothpick in the wreath. 
Tie ribbon and hang.  Done!  

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Canvas and Paper Flower


Inspired by yet another pinterest project.    Good golly, do I love Pinterest!

Fun and Easy Fleece Flower Pillow

Super easy fleece flower pillow:  

This could easily be done by a responsible 5th or 6th grader with some hot glue gun experience.  Here's a link to the flower pillow tutorial.  Super fun and easy.  It cost me $3 for the fleece.  I had the yellow felt and the fiberfill already in my craft room.