Today I bring you this fabulous little giveaway by Peggy Hill Crafts. She does amazing work. She donated these items for you to win today. You get two summer flower dish cloths and one pocket buddy!
Peggy Hill Crafts takes custom orders. If you see anything in Pinterest that strikes your fancy she can do it. Visit her Pinterest page to take a look at some of the things she can recreate for you! Here is her page. Simply email her with your request. I promise you she will do quality work for cheaper than most. She is a stay at home mom of teens and crochet is her passion. I personally own some of her great items and they are durable and amazing.
I just love her pocket buddies. I currently have one myself that I use to store business cards in.
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Ok I love craft stores. I get so inspired to make so many things when I see all the possibilities and pretty stuff. But I have a problem with buying crating supplies when ideas in mind. Some I do but other sit & sit & sit! Do you know what I mean? So I thought about bringing once a month to set aside some hours ( I love a busy life) to bring some balance to my life & this situation. I get joy when I craft. Plus I also needed to use some things that have sat around forever. So I thought let me do some random crafting out of what I already have and not dare to step foot again into a craft store until I do! I also thought it would be neat to share this personal challenge with some other blogging ladies. So below is some super easy & fast crafts ( I love easy crafting not hard lol) I am sharing with you. I will also introduce you to the other ladies below who are in the Craft What You Have Challenge!
I have had a Daisy Kingdom Apron Kit to sew forever. I mean forever. I love aprons & collect them. I also love cupcakes which this apron has. I also love pearls which this apron had. It was high time to make it. I love the way it turned out. It felt good to get it done & out of the storage. I also traced the pattern of it onto a large piece of cloth to remake in another style the same apron at a future date. I will reference back to this apron in that post soon as I make them and share it.
My girl is so skilled in eating with chopsticks. I am not. It is so cute to see her eat almost every meal with her beloved chopsticks. She wanted a case to carry them in her purse for portable eating. I had a lot of scraps of fabric on hand & some long zippers. I made her a case in less than 5 minutes. It was nothing fancy but durable. She loves it! She likes the color blue so I used the blue with polka dots fabric and lined it with a cream colored fabric.
I also have pre-printed fabrics with pillows you can sew. You just cut them out & sew. Super easy. I have a lot of them. I bought them on clearance ages ago. I have a little toddler friend I figured I would make one for.
Yet again some of the pre-printed fabric's I had some birds. Large to large for me to really do a pillow so I cut some of different sizes out & mod podged to a pre-spray painted canvas along with some Dollar Tree dollies I had. The canvas was left over from a former project that I took off the canvas. It had also been painted in gray before to keep it easy I kept it as it was. This made some super cute & fast art!
I must say it felt good after a some recent busy weeks to sit and just relax and do something that brings me joy. Ya know in this hurried world we all should slow down to just breath. It also felt good to start tackling my crafting stash & start putting it to some use & do a little purging as I went too. I donated some items I know I will never craft haha & freed up space.
Now in this challenge I invited others to join me! I would love to share with you Rachel from Beautifully Poor & her Craft Stash Challenge post! Her craft is simply LOVELY! Stop by to visit!
Now for part 3 we will be making 2 crafts. We will make two winter fashion accessories out of the sleeves of the sweater. You simply cut each sleeve we cut off the sweater in half. You will then have two wrist pieces & two upper arm pieces. We will be making with the more narrow wrist pieces some finger-less gloves. All you do is slid it on your hand and figure out where you want your thumb whole to be. Then take them off and cut and opening on the side of the glove. ( hint) I found out on one glove I cut along the seem and it does not unravel if you cut in middle. It unravels a tiny bit if you cut on side out right like I did in this picture either way works. You can always fabric glue the thumb whole too if you want but with mine I did not and it works fine!
Next just take and flip the edges inside to adjust ever long you want them and fabric glue in place. Or you can hot glue if you do not plan to keep them a long time. I wanted mine fluffy so I made it accordingly. These are so very comfy & warm & fast to make! No knitting or sewing.
While at it take the other half of the sleeve and make matching boot cuffs! You only need to really fabric glue the part your going to roll on the out side. Just the lower edge to prevent little ravels. The inside part that will be stuffed inside your boot you do not have to worry about unless you want to. Then just place over your jeans before you put the boot on. Put the boot on the roll some of it over the boot thats IT! Easy and done in minutes and it's so cute with the finger-less gloves.
I am having so much fun sharing with you the One Sweater 4 Crafts Series. I took an old sweater and made it into 4 neat crafts. These crafts are easy & fast. I did not spend a dime and I love it. Being frugal is really so much fun to me. I love being creative with what I already have. You can view craft number one in the series HERE.
So here goes craft number 2!
I just love no sew projects. Your kids can help with this even.
Next you need some fabric glue or hot glue. Use fabric glue if you plan to keep this a long time and want to wash it later.
Then press each section you glue together. Press well to get it into the fabric & hold a few seconds.
Do not glue the middle button section together leave it open. Now turn it inside out again to now have the top layer back in place you will now have seams!
I did not want to purchase anything to make this pillow so I folded old towels to stuff it. When I get ready for something different I will slide my towels out & carry on.
Then simply button up the middle!
I love to craft. I love simple. You know I also love up-cycling. I took an used sweater and cut it up. This series will highlight 4 crafts you can make no sew, very fast & easy with an old sweater! The very first craft I will show you I made with the old sweater is a cute & stylish pencil holder.
You simply save & wash a spaghetti sauce jar. This is yet another great way to upcycle a household item that gets recycled. You cut the flat back part of the top of the sweater out to fit your jar and simply hot glue it to the jar!
Be sure to cut any extra fluff at the bottom so when you fold over & glue it is not to much so it sits flat. Press well into place.
Then in only minutes you have a stylish pencil holder! Enjoy. Be sure to follow & stay tuned to what else I will make with the rest of the sweater in this series. Be encouraged to sometimes use what you already have for frugal & cute homemaking.
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I love cheap Dollar Tree decorating. I also love yard sales. I went to some yard sales this summer. I found at a yard sale some brand new simple office clip boards that I found out originally come from the Dollar Tree Store. They originally cost of course a dollar. I paid .25 cents each from a lady who no longer wanted them and grabbed them all. I had some white paint already so all I did was paint them white. I intend to sale some of these at a craft fair in the future and give some away as holiday gifts this year.
Next I found this amazing chalk board printable that you can also print HERE at Shanty-2-chic.
Then after I printed I simply cut it out and mod podged it to the board ( then put a 2nd coat on top once dry) and top with a little bow! You can use these as art to hang on the wall or actually use with paper as a regular clip board! I hope this inspires you to be frugally creative with cheap clip boards. It does not take much to do. You could mod podge any picture really to make it your own.
The ribbons I got free from packages & such I had saved. The paper I already had to print on. The mod podge I previously purchased from the Dollar Tree before. The paint I already had. So this project for me was super resourceful & cheap in the long run!
I needed a Christmas wreath for my front door. I did not want to spend a lot of money & wanted to be frugal. I wanted to have fun making a holiday wreath and not just buy one. So I went to the local Dollar Tree and bought a one dollar wire wreath & 2 packs of garland for a grand total of $3. I used old odd & ends ornaments I was about to toss out if I had not figured out to use them on this wreath. I used scrap ribbon for my hanger.
This project only took minutes to make. I looped the garland to make it thicker and then weaved each loop through the wire. That's pretty much it. I would bend a tiny piece on the inside to hook it in place. each loop facing the outer edges I would give a light twist to shape it. Before I knew it the wreath was full. Next I simply hot glued on the ornaments. This wreath is not a perfect one but I like to call my glorious sloppy fun wreath. It looks great & was so much fun to make. Any one can make one of these.
This wreath ends up being a really good size 17 X 17 !!! It looks great on my front door.
I just wanted to share with you today some ornaments we have made so far this year. We plan to make more with felt. I did not need patterns I just free handed. First up I made stuffed owls. I used cut up plastic bags folded up to stuff inside the owls. They are so cute & pudgy!
I made what I call cookie bears. I used only circles and one heart to make this. This one is not stuffed but only one layer to look like a cookie. For all these just use hot glue to make.
This is one of a bunch of Popsicle stick snow men we made years ago and used felt to decorate. I just wanted to show you an example for inspiration. Felt is so amazing & easy to work with and create so many things. At only .34 cents or so a sheet you can't beat that for frugal homemade ornaments.
I just love trash to treasure ideas. I love taking trash and making it into something fabulous to use. I also really enjoy Hometalk.com. I was recently asked to curate a board showing 16 new uses for old boxes. I would love to introduce you to my board that features some of my personal projects as well as others! Just click below.
I just love frugal crafting. And one of my favorite sources to find great items to craft is actually the Dollar Tree or some sort of Dollar Store. I saw a wine bottle version of the craft I am showing you today on pinterest. But since I do not have wine bottles in abundance I went to the dollar tree for cheaper one dollar vases. I love the shorter wide versions anyways. You can fit a lot more flowers if you wish in them over time verses the skinny wine bottle neck.
Originally as seen in this picture I was going to go with cream colored yarn & white too. But my teen girl helped me a lot with the project ( I was so grateful for her helpful hands with applying the yarns!) said we should do gray & white. Well I love gray so she sold me fast to it! As you see all you really need is the vases , yarn & clue. Now it looks easier than it is , I will be honest. It takes some time to wrap it carefully while getting it to stick. We tired both methods of using Elmer's glue & tried out hot glue but be patient they do eventually stick & very well. Both work but both you simply need time to work with it. I love the way they turned out but this will be the last time I tackle so many at one time. I will stick with one at a time if I ever give as gifts! Speaking of which this would make a great frugal birthday gift or holiday gift. We decided to add the word love in mixed media. Button, a flower I painted gray & yarn. I love the way they turned out!
Ok my dearest friend in the whole world was having a birthday. She is a very practical lady like I am & frugally minded. She loves yarn so very very much. She has more yarn than anyone I know. She loves to craft & knit and make beautiful & useful things. But she has everything she needs for crafting. So I had no idea what to get her for her birthday. So I really had to think. Then it came to me to make a whimsical knitting wreath to celebrate her passion. So I already had a straw wreath I had gotten on sale for a dollar a while back I just had not used yet. I took one of my husbands old stained up shirts and ripped it up in strips and covered the wreath. Then I went to my small stash of yarn. I already had some small balls of yarn that she herself had given me, olds scraps she had no need for. So I used those and my teen girl and I sat and rolled more balls out of my yarn. We chose to use lots of different colors because she is a very colorful lady herself! I used some scrap cloth I had in my sewing box to make a floppy bow. I added knitting needles to give it that final touch. Hot glue was perfect to mount everything! The yarn scraps got upcycled well I think. She has since already received her gift from us and she loved her new gift! I was so happy!
I hope this inspires you to think outside of the box! Making gifts from the heart mean so much more.Also it is so rewarding knowing not a lot of money was used and I was able to use what I already had on hand keeping things frugal.
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Leave me a comment below on any crafting topic! Tell me what you like to craft? Tell me what you are making lately? Or tell me what you would like to get into. Every comment counts as an entry to win the Spellbinders Celebrations stamp set to the left!
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