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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #144

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #144

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

Here’s the deal:

  • Keep all links family friendly.
  • It helps to follow me or leave a nice happy comment, but only if you want.
  • Link whatever you want and as much as you want.
  • Older links are welcome, so are giveaways and blog hops, etc.
  • Please grab my button and stick it somewhere, at the very least it will make it easier for you to come back. ---->
  • My favorite links will be pinned to the Official Saturday Shuffle Pinterest Board.

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I have set up a blog hop directory to showcase blog hops that I personally recommend.  Feel free to check them out.

Now get to it and have fun! :)

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Sparkly Tulle Phone Case with Tutorial

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Here’s another makeover project. 

This time I’m taking my plain old cell phone case and making it super pretty.  And I made a tutorial, so you can try it too!

Sparkly Fabric Covered Phone Case Tutorial

Here’s what you need:

  • An old phone case
  • A large scrap of tulle or another pretty lightweight fabric
  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper
  • Pencil
  • Various glues, see below for recommendations.
  • Something to spread glue (sponges, cotton balls, etc.)
  • Gems, beads and other embellishments

The plain phone case before we decorate it with pretty stuff.

Here is my old phone case.  I ordered it online, but it didn’t look quite as pretty as the product photo.  It’s suppose to be rose gold, however it looks darker and blander in person.  Time to change that.

Covering the phone case with tissue paper to trace the shape for a pattern.

First you cover the phone case with tissue paper and trace around it to make a pattern for your fabric.  I’m using gift tissue I got on clearance last Christmas.

Mark areas that shouldn’t be covered, like the camera hole thingy.

The paper pattern is traced and cut out.

Then carefully cut out your paper pattern and compare it to you case.  Trim off edges and such as necessary.

The pattern was pinned to the sparkly tulle and has been carefully cut out.

Pin the pattern to your fabric of choice and carefully cut out. 

I’m using this pretty sparkly tulle.  I’ve used it for this fairy costume dress and this wrap skirt (also for a costume), and now it’s being used for a phone.

One thing that will help make this part easier is ironing the fabric (yes, tulle can be iron on really low heat).  If it helps, you can also try tracing your tissue pattern on thicker paper if it’s too hard to use otherwise.

Spreading glue onto the phone case.

Next is to glue on the fabric by spreading the glue on the phone case and then apply the fabric, smoothing it down as you go. 

I recommend using Mod Podge, but you can also use Tacky Glue.  It’s best to water down the Tacky glue so it’s easier to spread.  I forgot to do that, and it shows.

Adding the fabric to the phone case, almost done!

Let the glue dry for a few minutes, and then dab more in areas that seem to need it.  This is also a good time to trim off any excess fabric that you might have missed before. 

Then set the case to the side to dry some more.

After gluing on the gems, the phone case is done and oh so pretty!

After it is dried completely, you can have fun gluing on gems, pearls, and anything else you want.  I recommend using Aleene’s Jewel-It for this part. 

Let the whole thing dry for about a day, then show off your pretty new phone case.

Here’s the updated list:

Three down, seven more to go.  The next project may take a while to put up, but hopefully not too long.


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Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #143

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #143

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

Here’s the deal:

  • Keep all links family friendly.
  • It helps to follow me or leave a nice happy comment, but only if you want.
  • Link whatever you want and as much as you want.
  • Older links are welcome, so are giveaways and blog hops, etc.
  • Please grab my button and stick it somewhere, at the very least it will make it easier for you to come back. ---->
  • My favorite links will be pinned to the Official Saturday Shuffle Pinterest Board.

pin board

I have set up a blog hop directory to showcase blog hops that I personally recommend.  Feel free to check them out.

Now get to it and have fun! :)

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Jewelry Makeover: Turning Earrings into Cute Necklaces

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My last craft project involved altering old clothes, so this one involves changing up accessories, specifically jewelry!

A package of cameo earrings and a packaged of heart earrings, both bought on clearance and ready to be turned into necklaces.

If you remember my Comicon Haul video, you will recognize these cameo earrings from the Victorian Folly grab bag.  The heart earrings on the right I bought at the CVS I work at, they were on clearance fro $2.99.

I don’t actually like wearing dangling earrings, so what do you do with really cute but unwearable earrings?

Jewelry supplies need to turn the earrings into necklaces.  Chains, clasps, basic tools, and jump rings (missing from photo).

You make necklaces!  I picked up some clasps and two different chains at Joann’s, and gathered some jump rings I already had and my jewelry tools.  They come from this basic jewelry kit.

Removing the earring hook from one of the earrings.

Just had to remove the earring hook to start.

Adding a new jumpring to one of the earrings.

For the heart I had to swap out the ring for a slightly larger jump ring.

Added a new chain with clasp, and now the heart necklace is done!

Then just cut a bit chain to my desired length, and add the clasp and now my new heart necklace is ready to wear.  I think it will go well with my new dress (see Clothing Makeover: Altering a Pink Bodyline Dress for Easter).

Cameo earring turned into a cameo necklace.

The cameo necklace was quicker to make, because I didn’t need to use a larger jump ring.  I already have several cameo jewelry pieces, but I can always add another necklace to my collection.

Two completed necklaces made from earrings.

I chose to make only one necklace from each pair of earrings and save the other pieces for later.  Maybe I can make other accessories with them to make a matching set.  Otherwise, I could have easily made pairs of necklaces to give away as gifts.  Kind of like those friendship necklaces and bracelets you see at Claire’s.

Here’s the updated list:

  • Dress makeover
  • Doll undies
  • Cameo and Hearts
  • Blouse makeover
  • Phone case
  • Outfit
  • Mother’s Day
  • Costume fix
  • Jammies
  • Bonnet

Two down, eight more to go.   The next project should be up by the end of the week.  Look forward to it!


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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #142

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #142

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

Here’s the deal:

  • Keep all links family friendly.
  • It helps to follow me or leave a nice happy comment, but only if you want.
  • Link whatever you want and as much as you want.
  • Older links are welcome, so are giveaways and blog hops, etc.
  • Please grab my button and stick it somewhere, at the very least it will make it easier for you to come back. ---->
  • My favorite links will be pinned to the Official Saturday Shuffle Pinterest Board.

pin board

I have set up a blog hop directory to showcase blog hops that I personally recommend.  Feel free to check them out.

Now get to it and have fun! :)

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Simple Flower and Lace Headband Tutorial

This post may contain affiliate links, please check out my disclosures page for more info.  Thanks!

As promised yesterday, here is my headband tutorial.

Simple Flower and Lace Headband Tutorial

I will show you how to make this simple head band, accented with a pretty fake flower.

Materials needed to make a flower lace head band.  Wide lace, blank headband, ribbon, flower, glue gun, and scissors.

Materials needed:

  • Glue gun with glue.
  • Ribbon.
  • A large flower.
  • A lace rosette, check out my video tutorial if you don’t know how to make one.
  • Scissors.
  • A plain headband, I prefer metal ones because they can be adjusted to fit your head without breaking.
  • Any other embellishments you want.


Making a flower and lace headband.  Wrap ribbon around the headband, glueing as you go.

First, glue the end of the ribbon to the end of the headband to start covering it.

Making a flower and lace headband.  Wrap ribbon around the headband, glueing as you go

Proceed to carefully wrap the ribbon around the head band, applying glue as you go.  Be careful not to burn yourself on the hot glue.

Making a flower and lace headband.  Wrap ribbon around the headband, glueing as you go.

When you get to the other end, cut the ribbon and glue down the end.

Making a flower and lace headband.  Wrap ribbon around the headband, and when finished you may wrap more ribbon on the ends for a polished look.

If you want,  you can wrap a little extra ribbon on the ends of the headband.  This will give it a more polished look, but I’m too lazy for that.

Making a flower and lace headband.  Add the flower to the lace rossette.

Now for the flowers.  If your flower has a wire stem like mine, you will want to stick it through the center of the rosette.

Making a flower and lace headband.  Add the flower to the lace rossette.

It looks kind of cute like this. :)

Making a flower and lace headband.  Add the flower to the lace rossette.

Then you twist down the wire, so it lies flat and add some glue to secure it.

If your flower doesn’t have wire, you can just glue it to the center of the rossette.

As an alternative to the large flower, you can use a cluster of three or more smaller flowers.  Use whatever you like.

Making a flower and lace headband.  Use some ribbon and glue to attach the flower piece to the headband.

Moving on, glue the end of the piece of ribbon over the center of the back of the flower and rossette piece.

Making a flower and lace headband.  Use some ribbon and glue to attach the flower piece to the headband

Wrap this ribbon around the headband…

Making a flower and lace headband.  Use some ribbon and glue to attach the flower piece to the headband

…Then glue down to attach the piece to your headband.  Make sure it is where you want it on the headband before you glue it.

Making a flower and lace headband.  Use some ribbon and glue to attach the flower piece to the headband

Now it is ready for more decorations.

Making a flower and lace headband.  Add a ribbon bow and anyother embellishments you want, then you're done!

I added a ribbon bow with long tails (check out my simple bow video tutorial if needed), because I thought it looks pretty.  You can add jewels, strands of pearls, or anything else you want.

Enjoy the headbands and have a happy Easter.


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