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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Twine Wrapped Jar with Lace Flower


I think I must be the last craft blogger to make a twine wrapped jar. I've seen them for years, and I always wanted to try my hand at one. When my husband brought some unique juice jars home from work, I knew that it was finally time to try it out.  The twine brings a rustic feel, add a touch of lace or ribbon and you have a perfect combination.

Twine Wrapped Jar with Lace Flower
Twine wrapped jars are very easy to make, although they are a bit time consuming. Just grab your hot glue gun and some twine. Wrap your twine around the jar, gluing every so often to keep it from sliding around. Easy peasy.

Twine Wrapped jar with Ribbon

Once it was all wrapped, it just looked a little plain. So I grabbed the leftover lace from my Burlap and Lace Mason Jars, and lined the top, then made a quick flower. I shared the tutorial for the flower yesterday.

Twine Wrapped jar with Ribbon

I think I like this little jar even better. I just love the shape...and the ribbon.

It's a shrimp cocktail sauce jar. It's been kicking around because I have a annoying tendency to keep any container that looks like it might be useful in the future.

Can you guess where the ribbon came from? It's also re-purposed. You know when you get flannel pajamas and they're wrapped up with a ribbon that's tied in a bow? Yep, that's where it came from.

Twine Wrapped Jar with Lace Flower
So have you already tried twine wrapping jars? Am I the last person on earth to try it?

Which jar is your favorite?



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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

How to Make a Lace Flower

Today I have a fun tutorial for you. I'm going to show you how I made this lace flower. It's really simple to make and will add a pretty feminine touch to any number of craft projects. Tomorrow I'll show you what I used it for.

How to Make a Lace Flower

How to Make a Lace Flower

How to Make a Lace Flower

Step 1 - Grab your supplies. I always say use what you have if possible. You will need lace {I ended up using the 1 1/2" lace, about 10" long}, a button, and hot glue.

Step 2 - Place hot glue on the edge of the lace and fold it under.

Step 3 - Fold a small piece at the bottom of the ribbon and secure with hot glue.

Step 4 - Continue with step 3 over and over until you've created a flower.

Step 5 - Fold under the lace and hot glue so there are not raw edges.

Step 6 - Overlap slightly where the two ends meet and hot glue in place.

Step 7 - Hot glue a button in the center.

Be sure to come back tomorrow and see what I did with this cute little flower.


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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Cuffed Shorts with Ribbon and Buttons - Cut off Jean Shorts Series

Cuffed Shorts with Ribbon and Buttons - Cut off Jean Shorts Series

Today I'm sharing the last installment in my Cut off Jean Shorts Series. There's actually two pair of shorts, but the technique is the same. Cuff the shorts, sew on some ribbon and buttons and you have a totally transformed pair of shorts.

Cuffed Shorts with Ribbon and Buttons - Cut off Jean Shorts Series


Begin by cutting an old pair of jeans at the knees. Fold them up twice and press them in place with an iron. Now it's time to sew on some ribbon. One of my daughters just had to have this pink sparkly ribbon. I folded over the end, placed it at the inner seam and sewed along the bottom edge of the ribbon. When I got near the end, I cut off the ribbon with just enough to fold it under at the seam and continued sewing to the fold. Then I went back and sewed along the top edge of the ribbon all the way around.

Cuffed Shorts with Ribbon and Buttons - Cut off Jean Shorts Series

Repeat with the other leg.

Cuffed Shorts with Ribbon and Buttons - Cut off Jean Shorts Series

Next I added some fun dragonfly buttons. I used 6-strand embroidery thread and added three buttons on the leg.

Cuffed Shorts with Ribbon and Buttons - Cut off Jean Shorts Series

Then I added three more at on the front pocket.

Then I repeated the whole process with some cute rainbow ricrac on another pair of shorts for my youngest daughter.

Cuffed Shorts with Ribbon and Buttons - Cut off Jean Shorts Series

I think these are my favorite shorts that I've done. I love the rainbow ricrac. She has so many fun bright shirts that all seem to go with these "new" shorts.

Cuffed Shorts with Ribbon and Buttons - Cut off Jean Shorts Series

I hand stitched some ricrac to the back pockets of these shorts as well.

Cuffed Shorts with Ribbon and Buttons - Cut off Jean Shorts Series

And of course added some cute buttons.

Cuffed Shorts with Ribbon and Buttons - Cut off Jean Shorts Series

Other posts in my Cut off Jean Shorts Series:
Cutoff Jean Shorts with Flag Pocket
Cutoff Jean Shorts with Flag Pocket








Cutoff Jean Shorts with Simple Ribbon Bows
 Cutoff Jean Shorts with Simple Ribbon Bows







Cuffed Jean Shorts with Paint
Painted Cuffed Shorts - Cutoff Jean Shorts Series










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