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Handmade Hangout Party #147

Show us what you’ve got this week. 
Let’s party! 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!!

allison

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Foyer Update

Hi everyone! 
Sorry I’ve been rather quiet on the blog as of late. 
We have been working on a few projects and life has been a little hectic so the crafting or motivation to even craft, has been a little slacking. 
One of the projects we have been working on though is a little update to our foyer area. If you missed our entire foyer/living room project you can check out what we did here.
When we first completed our foyer there were two projects that we knew we wanted to get done but it was just a matter of when we would actually get to them.
 We always planned to paint the stair risers, hence why I painted into them a little ways when they built the stair extension for the railing.
And we also talked about painting the cabinet in the foyer as well since there was so much wood in such a small area with the dark stained front door, stained floor, steps, trim, and then the cabinet itself.
We were going to take a quick trip to TN but canceled it so Travis still took the days off he asked for and we finally knocked the stair risers and the little cabinet off our to do list. And now I wonder what the heck took us soooo long! 
Before I show you the finished results I will share with you what we did. 
Travis gave the stair risers a light sanding then I came in behind them and gave them a good wash. 
Once the stairs were dry, Travis taped off the stairs.
I then gave the risers 2 coats of primer before painting 3 coats of the main paint.
We took off the doors to the cabinet and took them down to our work room in the basement where I sanded, primed and painted them while Travis added some new trim around the cabinet and I later primed and painted the body of the cabinet.
And here are the final results.
Nice bright white cabinet and stair risers break up all the orange stain on the steps perfectly! 
I love how the stairs turned out, now if we could only get the stairs finally clean from the old carpet runner that was on them, but we’ll get there at some point. 
We kept the metal bars on the steps that hold down the carpet runner in place just in case someone in the future wants to replace the runner.
This also made us realize how much we need to do this to the back stairs of our house. It is just a staircase in a little hallway so it the white will definitely brighten it up from all the stained steps.
This space is now so much brighter and I’m in love! 
 I am still shocked when I walk through there and how much brighter it is and I wish we did it sooner.
Now onto to finishing the other big project we started the same weekend Travis was off of work!

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MHCT&M: Delicious & Creative Easter Foods

Welcome to the final Must Have Craft Tip and More post for March.
Easter is only a few weeks away and it is never too early to start planning your menu.
Today, I am sharing some delicious recipes you can include in your Easter dinner as well as some fun creative foods that are perfectly festive for other times of the day.
What are your favorite recipes to include in your Easter meal?
Be sure to join us again next month when we begin a whole new topic of Must Have Tips. 

Your hostesses,

 

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The Scrap Shoppe | Flamingo Toes | Mine for the Making | A Glimpse Inside
 

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Handmade Hangout Party #146

Let’s Party!!
Show us what you’ve got this week. 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!!

allison

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MHCT&M: Creative Easter Wreaths

Hello friends and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 
Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips! 
Kara from Mine for the Making here and although today is my favorite Irish holiday, this week I’m here to share Creative Easter Wreath Ideas with you!  
 
  I love spring time and I love Easter… there’s something so fresh and happy about this time of year! And I would love a pretty way to greet my guests as they approach our front door this spring. 
Let’s check out ten creative ways to decorate your front door that are perfect for Easter! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So many creative ways to decorate your door this spring for Easter! 
 Which wreath is your favorite? 
  
Thanks for stopping by today! 
Join us next week for more Easter tips! 

 

 

 

Your hostesses,

 

siggie Signature signature allison

The Scrap Shoppe | Flamingo Toes | Mine for the Making | A Glimpse Inside
 

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Handmade Hangout Party #145

Time to party! 
Let’s do it! 
Show us what you’ve got this week. 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!!

allison

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Easy DIY Teardrop Earrings

Hi, it’s me, Rachel from Adventures of a DIY Mom.

As I contemplated what to share with you all this month, I had a hard time deciding. For one thing, I like to do so many different types of things, it’s sometimes hard for me to choose what type of project I want to tackle. Another reason is that I don’t yet know what you would like. Do you like seasonal crafts? Or do you prefer decor that can stay up all year? Would you like to learn to build things? Or would you rather stay inside and sew something? Do you like to bake? Does jewelry making interest you? What about home canning or gardening? These are just a few of the things I like to do. What are you interested in reading more about? I really do want to write about things that are interesting to you. Please leave a comment with suggestions for future posts.

I decided to share an easy jewelry project. I don’t know about you, but jewelry making used to intimidate me. A LOT. My little sister used to make earrings to sell and one day I asked her to show me the basics. And I realized it’s not as hard as I thought. Now, I’ll admit, there are some crazy advanced jewelry techniques that I would love to learn someday, but I’ve got the basics down and today I’ll share them with you.

 Today’s DIY project is a simple pair of teardrop earrings that require minimal supplies and a very basic skill level. Anyone can make these.

Easy DIY Teardrop Earrings

Want to make some easy teardrop earrings?

Jewelry supplies you will need:

fishhook earwires
crimp beads
beading wire {I used 7 strand .45mm}
jump rings {not pictured}
beads {use color/sizes to your preference}

Tools needed:
wire cutters
jewelry pliers
crimp bead pliers {or you could use flat-nosed pliers}

Easy DIY Teardrop Earrings

1 – Cut a piece of wire 4 1/2 inches long.

2 – Add a crimp bead to the wire, fold over the wire about 1/4″ or less from end forming a small loop. Insert the small end of the wire through the crimp bead.

3 -Now it’s time to flatten or crimp the bead. This will depend on what tools you have available. If you just have a few basic jewelry pliers, then you can just flatten the crimp bead with the flat-nosed pliers. If you have crimp bead pliers, then you will place the crimp bead in the “bumpy” notch of the pliers and squeeze. This will smash the crimp bead into a “U” shape. You will then squeeze again with the crimp bead in the round notch of the pliers.

4 – Add 5 beads to the wire. Change up the style, color, size or quantity of the beads to fit your style.

5 – Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the other end of the wire.

6 – Open a jump ring by twisting it open. Using a pair of jewelry pliers in each hand, twist one side forward and one side back. Never pull the ends apart – you’ll never get it to close right again. Add each loop of the wire to the jump ring as well as the fishhook. Close jump ring {again, by twisting}

7 – Repeat all steps for second earring.

Easy DIY Teardrop Earrings

That wasn’t so hard, was it? I’ve got over 50 jewelry tutorials of varying skill levels on Adventures of a DIY Mom. Come find your next project!

Remember to comment and let me know what you’d like to learn.

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“This Chick is Ready for Easter” Sign

Easter is just over a month away, so I thought it was about time I got myself in gear and created something new for the holiday.
I saw something similar while shopping one day and I already had the pallet and the vinyl so thought I’d just try creating a version myself.

I think it turned out pretty cute!

Here is how you can create one as well.

Supplies:
-Computer
-Silhouette or Cricut Machine
-Vinyl (I buy all my vinyl from Expressions Vinyl (affliate link))
-Transfer tape
-Scissors
-Wooden pallet or plaque

In my silhouette software I uploaded the design, Chick Bunny, and then broke it apart and placed it in separate corners of the grid so all could be cut at once.

I placed the colors of vinyl around to the areas that match each section of the design, placed it in my silhouette and cut it out.

 I began with the chick in the center of the pallet.
I started with the white layer, and I didn’t use transfer tape during this part since the piece were so large and to be completely honest, I’m pretty lazy when it comes to vinyl. LOL I love the stuff. It is awesome, but I frequently just create stencils and use paint instead of going the vinyl route to be quicker. lol

Next, I lined up the orange layer over the white layer and pressed it firmly.

Then line up and place the yellow layer over the orange layer.

Lastly, add all the additional layers, feathers on tail, pink in ears, and his eye.

Time to move on to the letters now!

I cut out the phrase, “This chick is ready for Easter” using two different fonts and two different colors of vinyl.

I used transfer paper to place the words onto the pallet.

 I lined up the words with the cuts in the wood and did use a ruler to make sure my words were straight.

Rub the vinyl well to make sure it transfers off the transfer paper onto the wood.

I worked my way down the board with my words and I’m done!

Now I have a fun new sign to display for Easter!

allison

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MHCT&M: Adorable Easter Sewing Projects

Hi all! It’s Bev from Flamingo Toes here with this week’s Must Have Craft Tips!
 


Sewing is such a fun way to show off your style and make custom things for your decor and for gifts – and Easter is a great time to do that! I’ve gathered up some of my favorite Easter sewing projects for you – I know I’ve added a ton of these to my “to-make” list! 

Roly Poly Fabric Easter Bunnies:

  

 

 

Simple and Sweet Wonderland Spring Pilllow:

 

 

Easter Selvage Table Topper by Let's Eat Grandpa

 

Wear The Canvas: DIY Bunny Tote Bag :: try using fabric markers if you don't want to do the embroidery:

 

 

ticker tape reverse applique bunny by nanaCompany

 

Easter Bunny Backpack Sewing Pattern by Sew Much Ado

 

 

DIY Spring dishtowels

 

Drawstring Bunny Bags...fun for Easter, or ALL year long! | Make It and Love It
 
 

How to Sew a Bunny Lovey

 

 

Spring Peeps Embroidery Hoop Art 

 

 

Try this super cute Bunny Pattern - FREE and easy bunny pattern to make. So cute!:

 

Fabric Easter egg tutorial by Retro Mama
 

marshmallow bunny plushie pattern and tutorial 

 

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Aren’t they all so cute?? 
Which will you make first? 
Make sure you come back next week for lots more fun Easter inspiration!

 

 

 

Your hostesses,

siggie Signature signature allison

The Scrap Shoppe | Flamingo Toes | Mine for the Making | A Glimpse Inside

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Handmade Hangout Party #144

Ready to party?
 Hope so!! 
Let’s do it! 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!!

allison