Sunday, December 4, 2011

Free Holiday Stencil Designs from Bing!

Download a Free set of
Holiday Stencil Designs
from Bing!
From the Bing Magical Holiday Calendar Promo - Day 4 of the daily gifts!  
You can follow directions on the pdf  to stencil Holiday gift bags (or baby onsies? or tee's or anything???) or  print designs on plain paper (use your PC snipping tool - such a handy little feature, enlarge if desired ) to select individual designs to make appliques or add to scrapbook layouts or other printable crafts. This may be a good project to use the freezer paper iron on stencel technique too.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Cute, Fast and Easy Halloween Decor! Ghostly Tablescape!

Download this free
Ghostly Tablescape project sheet
from Hancock Fabrics!

Cute, Fast and Easy are my 3 favorite words  when it comes to crafting. 
I have several boas that I picked up from the dollar store a few years ago, some cheese cloth, plastic spiders left over from last year and wiggly eyes of various sizes.  (hmm, wonder if I want to add a lime green boa 'monster' or 'witch' to the display...I have a boa and both square and ball floral foam pieces to cover - maybe add a felt hat - cause I know I have felt somewhere in my stash. Have to run and go experiment...)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Free Pattern Download: Quilted Holiday Tree Skirt

Download a Free
Holiday Tree Skirt Pattern
by Frieda Anderson
from the Quilting Arts Gifts book!

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Easter Topiary Project from HobbyLobby!

I saw this adorable
Easter Topiary Project
from HobbyLobby
 and immediately thought "How Cute!" 
It will sit on my porch along with my spring wreath from last year. 
I have some paint and Sparkle Glaze on hand, plus eggs and spring silk flowers leftover from last year. 

Not being a good painter, I will decoupage on designs instead of painting. 
I have some Easter themed scrap paper and stickers in my stash to use. 
Also, I will try to wire up my own beaded sprays as I have tons of larger inexpensive beads and floral wire.

Check out more free Easter Projects at Hobby Lobby online

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Gorgeous, but Easy, Beaded Rainbow Votive Project!

Check out this gorgeous free project from the Creative Women Newsletter!  

It starts with a small glass votive holder that is covered in pre-strung bugle beads that are glued on to cover it.  I am thinking they would make really nice small gifts.

 I already have several of the glass votive holders on hand and I am sure there is a large stash of bugle beads in my bead stash.  I plan to string the beads a few evenings while watching TV, and then assemble the first one on a weekend when I have time to sit down and enjoy crafting.