Friday, 22 June 2018

Sewing tutorial: Kid-sized mini messenger bag

Sewing tutorial: Kid-sized mini messenger bagKids love to carry bags!  It gives them a place to carry their little treasures hands-free, which is always a big help.  Amber from Crazy Little Projects shows how you can make a kid-sized mini messenger bag.  The long strap … Read More...



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How Much Can You Make At A Craft Fair?

It’s the question everyone wants to know: how much money can you really make at a craft show? It’s not an easy one to answer and of course there are SO many factors that can affect the total but I’m … Read More...



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Pattern Papers Banner Card

Pattern Papers Banner Card

I must confess that I horde small scraps of patterned papers. I have a huge file of them. They are too pretty to throw away and I’m sure I’ll find uses for them later. Well, this banner card would be … Read More...



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Thursday, 21 June 2018

How to make a matchbox advent calendar

As we all know it’s never too soon to start your Christmas crafting. And I try to make a new tree and Advent calendar every year so I start early looking around as it may take time to collect up … Read More...



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DIY Orange Creamsicle Candle

Learning how to make your own scented candles is a lot of fun and they make wonderful gifts. This orange scented candle is decorated with orange sprinkles for a fun project that’s great for kids. You can learn how to … Read More...



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Sequin-Spangled Printable Wreath

Sequin-Spangled Printable Wreath

The American flag is a star-spangled banner, so how about decorating for the 4th of July with a sequin-spangled wreath in red, white, and blue? Oversized printable sequins adorn this adorable ring in a display that’s easy and inexpensive to make.

For added character, you can print some of the sequins with faces on them…and some without!

Sequin-Spangled Printable Wreath

The great thing about this project is that you can make it in any colors you want. Instead of a patriotic wreath, make a giant rainbow sequin wreath! Or choose pastels or tropical colors.

Sequin-Spangled Printable Wreath Sequin-Spangled Printable Wreath

Ready to add some sparkle to your summer? Let’s get started!

what you need:

Sequin-Spangled Printable Wreath
  • Cardstock in several colors
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife (optional – a steak knife or scissors also work)
  • Ruler
  • 1/8″ hole punch with a long reach or an awl (optional)
  • Adhesive dots or strips
  • Large wooden embroidery hoop (12 to 18 inches)
  • Printable sequin template

what you need:

Sequin-Spangled Printable Wreath

Step 1
Print the sequin PDF pages on card stock. There is one page with faces on the sequins and one without faces. You may want to print out a mix. Depending on the size of the wreath you want to make, print from 4 to 8 pages in a variety of colors.

Sequin-Spangled Printable Wreath

Step 2
Use a ruler and a craft knife to carefully score the sequins on the gray lines. The blade of your scissors also works for this step, as does a steak knife.

Whatever tool you choose, be careful!

Sequin-Spangled Printable Wreath

Step 3
Fold the sequin on each of the scored lines. It’s easiest to do this by holding two edge sections and folding the center line as you also create the folds around the center hexagon shape.

This process can take a little practice, but once you’ve made a sequin or two, it’s pretty simple.

Sequin-Spangled Printable Wreath

Step 4
Real sequins have a hole in the center, so to make these more authentic, use a long-reach hole punch or an awl to make the hole marked in the middle.

Sequin-Spangled Printable Wreath

Repeat Steps 2 through 4 until you have all the sequins constructed.

Sequin-Spangled Printable Wreath

Step 5
Arrange the paper sequins on the embroidery hoop, starting with a layer of the largest size and then adding more. As you work, the pieces will most likely slide around a bit, but right now the goal is just to figure out where the colors and sizes should go.

Sequin-Spangled Printable Wreath

You may also find that you won’t need all the sequins you made. Don’t feel like you need to squeeze in more if you like the arrangement!

Once you create a layout you like, it helps to take a photo on your phone for reference.

Sequin-Spangled Printable Wreath

Step 6
Slide the sequins off the hoop, but keep them roughly in the same spot. Apply an adhesive dot or strip to the hoop where you want to attach the first sequin. Large dots stretch like you see here.

Sequin-Spangled Printable Wreath

Step 7
Press a sequin onto the adhesive and then continue adding more adhesive and sequins.

When possible, attach the sequins to the wooden hoop. Sometimes, however, it’s necessary to attach a smaller sequin to a sequin below. Small adhesive spots work well for this. You can also attach a sequin half to the hoop and half to another sequin.

Sequin-Spangled Printable Wreath

When all of the giant sequins are attached, your wreath is ready for display!

Sequin-Spangled Printable Wreath Sequin-Spangled Printable Wreath

You can make these wreaths in any colors you can find the cardstock for. Red, white, and blue are great for summer, but so is a rainbow of sequins!

For extra sparkle, you could even attach some real sequins or use shimmer cardstock that you find with scrapbooking supplies.

Sequin-Spangled Printable Wreath

Just remember that if you want to hang this on a front door, it’s not weatherproof and is best in a protected area.

Of course, you can make other items out of these giant sequins, such as a garland or a giant mobile!

Happy crafting!

 



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Stamp and Color a Bag with Fabric Inks

Learn how to decorate a cotton zipper tote bag using your favorite stamps and All-Purpose Inks. You can customize your colors and images to match your purse, phone case or even an outfit. This would make a pretty pencil case, … Read More...



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