Friday, April 3, 2020

Fabric Covered Eggs

Hi Friends,

Well it's going to be another month of

''Quarantine Crafts''

So we are using what we have and keeping busy.



I have a small pile of fabric scraps that I bought a while back.

I love blues and greens and a bit of yellow for Spring!



You can use any plastic or styrofoam eggs you have on hand-




I tore the fabric into 1/2'' strips, length was about 36''.

You can cut the fabric if you prefer.



I used white glue to start then just wrapped

egg in a figure 8 pattern until covered.

Then glue down the end of fabric strip.

























Bonus:

Here's a card you can make!



I printed this card, and adjusted the size to 5'' x 7''

I am still on quarantine...and I'm low on ink.

So my card is more blue- but that's okay with me.

I cut out the egg shape.


Then added an egg.





I have changed my mantle at least 3 times!

How about you, are you decorating and changing things over and over?

I made a few pennants in these spring colors for the craft show but since it was cancelled,

I am stuck with them.




Thank you so much!

I would love to hear what you are making this week-

Stay well, stay calm, stay busy, stay in the Word, stay active and don't forget stay home! : )

xo Lisa S

Friday, March 27, 2020

Springform Pan Spring Planter

Hi Friends,


I'm going to make this thrifted Springform Pan

into something pretty to hang on the  wall for Spring.








For the Planter

You will need :


A Springform cake pan-   my pan is 10"

Rope scrap or chain 30''

2  heavy duty type picture hanger hooks

Any type of  Super Glue Gel







I marked the sides of the pan where i wanted the hangers.

Then I used Super Glue Gel and tape until the glue set.



This pan was thin and I was able to use

the sheet metal screws that came with the hangers for extra hold.




I measured the pan and cut in half with tin snips.

The edge is sharp, be careful!

I used a hammer to flatten the edge and that helped.




I glued one half to the outside rim.

Make sure your hanger pieces are level and facing upward.




The tape will hold it in place.

Add a little weight on it if you think it's needed.



Then glued the other side.

There's your pocket planter.




I had a scrap of rope, about 30 ''.

Just looped it through the hooks I added and tied  knot.

The rope was from Dollar Tree.



This floral foam block came from

The Dollar Tree.

Then I used hot glue to cover the foam with Spanish Moss





I added  some artificial greenery to the planter.

It really did not need much.

I found the Baby's Breath, Boxwood and Lamb's Ear at

 Walmart for $2 or less per stem.





I had this faux nest in my stash.



It was easy to put together.





I used 2 small magnets to add a sign to my planter.

No need for glue!


The Dollar Tree has been putting out these galvanized sets each season.

There are three in a pack- well worth $1.

I've collected Fall, Christmas, Valentines and Spring.





WELCOME was in the Fall pack.

I painted this sign piece white, so it would

stand out against

the planter.



I can change the sign over and over-











I went through my cans of  spray paint and found, Rustoleum Peek-a Boo Blue.

"Happy Easter" came from the Dollar Tree,

it was in the spring set along with the word -"blessings".


Tell me what you think.

Mr. FreshVintage hated this idea at first......

then it  started to grow on him.


It's so nice to have you here!

I hope you have a wonderful week.

xo Lisa S




You can see more baking pans as planters here.


Sunday, March 22, 2020

How to Make Vintage Hankie Bunnies

Hi Friends!

Do you remember making Hankie Bunnies?


If you forgot how or maybe don't know how.....

let's make some now!



Start with a hankie-

If you don't have one, yes you can use a square piece of thin fabric.

You can even make the bunnies with dinner napkins.


Fold across in a triangle, pretty side out.


Roll up to the point


That little tip will be the tail.



Fold in half


Tie a knot


Pull both ends outward from center knot.


Turn on side and fluff.

Spread ears, the body is a loop and tail points up.

Oh how sweet!


Fill with chocolate foil egg!


Warning:

You can't make just one-

 They multiply fast!


Let me know if you made these as a kid.

xo Lisa S

Fabric Covered Eggs

Hi Friends, Well it's going to be another month of ''Quarantine Crafts'' So we are using what we have and keeping...