Things to do:
1. Transfer the pattern to the linen. (Note: the pattern is sized for a 6 inch embroidery hoop when printed at full size.)
2. Place the linen in the embroidery hoop and tighten the hoop to pull the fabric taught.
3. Embroider the design.
4. Sew leaf buttons throughout the design.
5. Trim the excess fabric from the back of the hoop.
Things to do:
1. Gather your supplies and cut one flower shape from felt for each clip you would like to make.
2. Cut a strip of ribbon a couple inches long (the length should be 3-4 times the length of your hairlip. This doesn’t have to be exact, you will have a chance to trim it at the end) and sandwich one end of the ribbon between the prongs of the clip.
3. Apply a line of hot glue to the top of the clip and fold the ribbon over the glue, pressing it in place. Continue gluing and folding the ribbon the rest of the way around the clip.
4. Apply a dab of glue to the back of the spider button and press the spider button firmly in the center of the felt flower.
5. Apply a dab of glue to the end of the ribbon-covered clip.
6. Press the flower/spider to the end of the clip and hold firmly in place until the glue hardens.
Things to do:
1. Choose a few medium and a few large buttons and gather the remaining supplies. Play around with different button sizes and colors to create a variety of fun spiders!
2. Glue a medium button on top of a large button, kind of aligning the buttons toward the bottom. The medium button will be the spider’s head and the large will be its body. Play around with different button positions for different spider looks.
3. Place a dab of glue on the back of a magnet and glue the magnet to the back of the large magnet.
4. Cut a length of wire a little over twice the width of your button. Bend the ends slightly to create the spider’s feet. Repeat 4 times, to create 8 legs for the spider.
5. Center the wire on the button and glue it behind the large button. Work the wires around the magnet and adjust the legs as desired.
6. Glue two mini eyes to the top of the medium button to create the spider’s face.
Things to do:
1. Grab your fancy wooden letter initial, your princess crown cutout, your paint colors and your paint brush(es).
2. Paint your wooden letter and princess crown cut with a light coat. Let dry and repeat coats until you have reached your desired color. I painted the wooden letter E with 3 coats of pink acrylic paint and the princess crown cut out with 2 coats of paint. Even though I will be covering the crown with sparkles, I like to paint the wooden coat out first, just in case any spots are missed with glitter. Let both dry.
3. Grab your dry, painted princess crown cutout, adhesive spray and silver craft glitter.
4. In a well ventilated area, spray princess crown cutout with the adhesive spray.
5. Pour the glitter on top of the princess crown, then shake off excess glitter. Repeat until desired level of sparkle has been reached. I only used one coat. Let dry.
6. Heat Up Glue Gun
7. Grab your pink artificial rose heads and vintage pearl buttons. Decide on amount of flowers and vintage pearl buttons to use. I used 6 flowers and 6 pearl buttons.
8. Once the heat gun is warmed up, place a dab of glue on the back of the button.
9. Insert the vintage pearl button inside the middle of the pink rose head. Hold the buttons in place for a few seconds until dry. Repeat until all roses are finished.
10. Set flowers aside to dry.
11. Once, the princess crown cutout glitter is dry, grab your flat back white adhesive pearls.
12. Stick the pearls to the princess crown. I chose the largest size pearls.
13. Place a line of glue along the bottom edge of the princess grown.
14. Place the crown along the top curve of the wooden letter, matching the side edges. Hold the princess crown for a few seconds to allow the glue to dry.
15. Before gluing, arrange flowers and butterflies on the wooden letter. I changed my mind several times where I wanted each item to be located. It is easy to change locations before gluing.
16. Once you have decided on arrangement of flowers, place a dab of glue on the back of each rose head. Then place the rose head in desired location and hold for a seconds to dry. Repeat until all rose heads have been placed on the wooden letter.
17. Grab your white flat back adhesive pearls and start sticking them along the edges of the wooden letter. I chose the smallest size pearl for the edging.
18. Place a dab of glue on the back of each pink flat back butterfly rhinestone and hold for a few seconds in place. Repeat with each butterfly rhinestone. Voila! You have made your own gorgeous initial decor!
Things to do:
1. Cut the cardstock to fit the frame and sketch an egg shape on the front.
2. Starting from the bottom, glue a layer of purple buttons on the egg shape, covering the sketch lines.
3. Next, glue a layer of green buttons on the egg, creating a middle stripe, and covering the side sketch lines.
4. Finish off the egg shape by gluing pink buttons on the top of the egg, covering the last of the sketch lines.
5. Finish of any gaps in the egg by gluing buttons in a second layer.
A spool snowman is a great way to use leftover spools, but it’s also convenient to buy a pack of wooden spools so you can make several snowmen! Hang from your tree and keep the spool snowman around after the holidays for some winter cheer.
Difficulty level: Easy Time to complete: 1 hour, includes drying time. Age range: 8+
Keep this cheerful snowman after the holidays – he’ll bring winter cheer to any decor. Experiment with different expressions or different colors for the scarf. These snowman clothespins make the perfect gifts for neighbors and teachers!
Difficulty level: Easy Time to complete: 1 hour Age range: 8+