This blog is all the crafts i have seen from other crafters that i want to make.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Big bloom flower

I made my wall hanging 14 x 14 inches.

Next, I cut strips of fabric that were 2 3/4 inches wide and as long as the width of the fabric.
Then I made a basting stitch along one edge, about 1/4 inch away from the edge, to begin gathering the fabric. (Need help with gathering? Click here for more info.)
Then I placed my gathered ruffle in a circle on top of the wall hanging. Position just how you'd like it, taking note of how much of the square wall hanging you want to show from behind it. (And be sure to cover the first end with the circular shape, hiding the raw edge.)

Then place some hot glue right behind the gathered edge, securing the ruffle to the wall hanging.

Fold under and glue the very edge of your ruffle.....

.....and then glue the end down. Then gather your next piece and tuck under the end as well.

Then glue it right over the end of the first piece. But I still only glued at the base, by the gathers.

Then glue the gathered piece around in a circle, making each circle more and more narrow......moving towards the center of the flower.

When you finally reach the center, tuck the end edge under and glue the end of the strip in place.

Then fold the very end over in a diagonal line.....and then set aside for a moment while we make the center piece.

I just wrapped some scraps around my finger.....

.....and ruffled it up a bit.

And glued it to the center of the flower, using plenty of glue underneath.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Gum balls

hings you need:
One Pot
One pot dish (I know that isn't the technical term but I am blanking for the moment. The dish the pot sits in and catches the excess water)
A wooden wheel: like 79 cents at the crafts store

A knob: (I know I got this for cheap at home 30 cents or something:

Now take those 4 things and spray them RED!

Now, you are going to need a round fish bowl.

Now after the paint is'll need to paint on the details:
Just a gray rectangle
(make sure the pot is upside down!!!)

NOw hot glue the bowl to the upside down pot:

Then hot glue the knob and the wheel together:
Then hot glue that to the dish (upside down)
This is the lid it should fit right on the top of the bowl
Fill with bubble gum (or you could use it as a cookie jar)
Thats about 4 bucks worth of gum balls!

Cupcake stand

3 tier dessert stand...terra cotta style


I sprayed a nontoxic finish on it.

I just hot glued the two pots to the two upper stands