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Mason Jar Easter Crafts

Easter is around the corner and if you need a last minute craft for your little one then I have what you want. I made a Mason Jar Easter Crafts with a few things I got from Target dollar bin. Of course every time I stop by Target I shop the dollar bin and their clearance section and I always find something I had my eye on that just happened to be on clearance. I do believe we are all a little guilty of that, right?

You will need a  mason jar, spray paint and hot glue gun.

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The first thing you will need to do is spray paint he lid of the Mason jar Easter Crafts. Then you want to gather all the Target goodies from the dollar bin.

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You will need to spray paint the wooden bunnies as well with white spray paint.

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I then went a head and hot glued the ears and tale. I removed the clips from the hears to be able to hot glued them on.

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Its a fun little project to do with the kiddos and so cute to have on your counters. I love working with mason jars and I try to use them as much as I can in any craft project. If you have a few mason jars just laying around then go a head and give it a try!

Happy Easter and hope you all find many Easter eggs this season!

Stay crafty,

Loren

 

 

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Grinch Embroidery Ornament

I am obsessed with the Grinch this Christmas and I wanted to add more Grinch to my Christmas tree. I thought another way I could do that was to  is to embroider a Grinch on a hoop.  I don’t do a lot of embroidery since I am a beginner but hey why not, right?

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The first thing I did was print out a Grinch image which I used to trace it with embroidery paper. The paper will leave a blue stencil on the fabric. I used white fabric to do the Grinch embroidery ornament with wooden hoop. You can find most all of these material at any craft store, I did my shopping at Joann’s.

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Now its time to to do the Grinch embroidery with a light green embroidery thread. I just followed the stencil.

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If you want to know a little bit of the stitch I tried to used they have a very nice video here on Youtube by Amamda Rolfe

 

 

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Once the Grinch was completed I colored the hoop with red sharpie. It might have been a better idea to color the hoop before but I was so excited to begin that I just skipped that part. Then I attached red tinsel around the hoop. The tinsel is from Tim Holtz holiday crafts. You can also find them at the craft store in his section. I just love everything Tim Holtz I have a stash in my closet that would last me a life time. Just don’t tell the hubby! hehe

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I also hot glued the back so it would not stick out of hoop.

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It is now complete, now you have your every own Grinch embroidery ornament for this holiday season. It looks great with my plaid tree and other Grinch Glass ornament I have done.

 

Merry Christmas,

Loren

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Mod Podge Deer Glitter Glasses

It has been the year of the deer. Everywhere you look you have deer decor and why not bring it into my kitchen?  I decided to make my mod podge deer glitter glasses with gold glass glitter. I wanted something that would stand out from my cabinet.

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I went a head and got my glasses from Target and they where only a $1! I got four and are perfect for the holiday season.

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I washed the glasses and then used my cameo silhouette to cut out a stencil of a deer silhouette. I used contact paper to use as a stencil because its cheaper than using vinyl. I applied the a thick coat of mod podge to the glass with the stencil.

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Remove the contact paper once I applied the mod podge.

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Now its time to apply the gold glitter glass. I got the gold glitter glass from Muster Seed Milk part site. She has the most amazing inspiration and antiques for sale.

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After I applied the glitter I let it set for 24 hours. You probably don’t need to let it set for so long but I wanted to make sure the glitter would not come off right away when I was going to seal it.

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When it came time to seal my mod podge deer glitter glasses I used the mod podge because its the only thing from my research that would allow the glasses to be drinkable. However, the glasses need to be handwashed to you don’t lose the glitter and mod podge is water soluble.

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Here it is my deer glasses ready to be shared with friends and family this holiday season. I added my family recipe Puertorican coquito which we make every Thanksgiving to drink during the holidays and Christmas. I just love sitting by the tree at night and having a glass.

Merry Christmas!

Loren

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Christmas Home Decor

Decorating for Christmas is so much fun in my mind. I do find when asking my friends about decorating for Christmas they do not enjoy it due to their parent forcing them to decorate when they where children and now they hardly decorate as adult. At times I think I am a little crazy because my home looks like Christmas just threw up all over it, haha. I do hope I don’t scare my children and they won’t decorate for Christmas because as my hubby says it make the home seem warm and homier.  Here is my Christmas home decor this holiday season.

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If you have been with me for awhile you know that I change the ribbon of my tree every year. I just love changing thing around every year and my add and take away things because my taste in decor changes with time. However, this year I let my hubby pick the ribbon. I usually have theme in color each year but my hubby really wanted a color tree this year and in doing so he chose the ribbon. Imagine my surprise when he picked a plaid ribbon! I am in love with plaid this year and just want to have everything that is plaid.  I even purchased a plaid snowflake.

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I also used my tv stand to make a winter wonderland with my bottle brush trees and a tiny house! I used furry fabric to act as snow. It will be the only snow I will see here in Cali.

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I need a place to hold my stocking because we all need to have stockings which is one of my hubby traditions. I took all the crates which I have all over my apartment and put them against the wall and made cute little scenes in each. In one of them I have my little Grinch Christmas tree.

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I even wrapped my cabinets with ribbon and a bow and who can forget my cute reindeer watching me cook.

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My little man love helping me decorate which make me hope that he will continue the tradition to decorate in his home one day.

I hope you are all having a good holiday season.

Merry Christmas,

Loren

 

 

 

 

 

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Grinch Christmas Tree

Every Christmas the first movie I see is the Grinch and not just any Grinch movie but the Jim Carey version. I just love and can’t wait to see it very year. I decide to use my mini Christmas tree which I got at target dollar bin and turn it into a Grinch Christmas tree! Of course I am not going this challenge alone but I a joined by other bloggers on this transformation of mini dollar trees.

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After I got my target mini tree in the dollar bin I headed over to to my craft store and got Christmas tree branches to wrap around the Christmas tree. I got two packs to make it fuller.

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I then wrapped mini Christmas tree lights around the Grinch Christmas tree. I tried to hide the light between the branches.

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I then started to hang my ornaments. You can’t go wrong in which way you hang your ornaments. I used red and green mini ornaments. I also got a Christmas tree skirt at target. It has a knitting pattern in which fits perfectly with the Grinch theme.

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I placed a Grinch ornament which I had made previously. If you would like to see it tutorial please click here.

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If you would also want to take a look at some other great ideas you can do with you mini tree  then come and take a look at this wonderful bloggers!

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DIY Inspired

Life With Lovebugs

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Simply Creative Ways

Crafting Mommy of Two

 

Happy Holidays,

Loren

 

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Reindeer Embroidery Pattern

It can’t be Christmas with out a few key things, Christmas tree, lights and reindeer! I just enjoy decorating with reindeer. I really want to add them to my decor this year for the holidays. I see reindeer at target in every form. I’ve purchased a snow globe of a reindeer in October. I do believe I can have that globe out all year around on my nightstand. They even had a reindeer head with gold tip antlers but I did not get it which I am regretting a little bit.  However, I did find a fun an easy way to add reindeer to my Christmas tree with this little hoop ornament.  You can also place them on your wall in all sizes!

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I first went and got my wooden hoop which I got at my local craft store and placed some felt in the hoop. I then got my silhouette and purchased a a baby reindeer pattern which I cut the head off. I made a couple of different sizes to fit my hoop.

 

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I then used glossy accents glue and traced the patterned with it. The glue stays wet for a little bit you have some wiggle room to work the entire pattern before you have to sprinkle the glitter. I used a dark brown glitter for the reindeer.

 

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I then got myself some red embroidery thread to add the red nose.

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You are almost done! I decided to painted the wooden hoop with a red sharpie. You can also stain the hoop. Now you can either hang them on the Christmas tree or on your wall. You have now a beautiful reindeer embroidery pattern than you can use glitter if you can’t really embroider.

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Happy Holidays!

 

Loren

 

 

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Arm Knitting Blanket Tutorial

I was browsing through YouTube and I found a video on arm knitting a blanket tutorial. I was a little confuse because how can you arm knit a blanket? I watched the video and I was so happy to see that you can actually do it in less than an hour! Usually I crochet and it take forever to finish anything. I have to little kiddos that I have to take care of and by the end of the night all I want to do is go to be and crocheting it the last thing on my mind. I was excited to start arm knitting especially for the video I was watching was the same pattern over and over again.

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Well let me just tell you that it took me more than one hour to finish my first arm knitting blanket. Let me tell you it actually took me three days to finish my blanket. First I did not have the right kind of yarn. Then I kept dropping stitches, followed by running out of yarn! I just sat there with an arm full of yarn wondering how I was going to remove it from my arm and loosing a stitch. I did figure it out and just got a pool I had from a craft I never got around in doing.

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I wont lie to you it got pretty frustrating at times and still the blanket did not come out the way I wanted it to. Because I removed it from my arm and I did not r ember which way it was originally on my arm. I changed the stitch direction.  Its not supper noticeable but it much more difficult than I thought.

Here the video I did my arm knitting blanket tutorial. She is a very good teacher for sure.

 

Stay Crafty,

 

 

Loren

 

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Mod Podge Collage Clay Phone Case

Collage clay mod podge was not something I thought at first I would be interested in but it definably grew on me. I just saw how your can do so much with it and I just happen to have some in my craft closet. I had initially use it to decorate my ice cream sundae glasses but now I though it would be fun to decorate my phone case. I like to show my personality as much as I can especially since I can be a shy person when I meet people at first. It always fun to have something that can initiate conversation.

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The good thing about mod podge collage clay a phone case is that you can add anything you wish to your phone case. I decided to maybe try to do some theme phone cases. Maybe do a Halloween theme since its right around the corner.

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The first thing I did was add the collage clay on top of the phone.

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I added Halloween buttons that I found at Joann’s jewelry section. I just enjoy Halloween and I wanted a case that would show that off! The collage clay take 24 hours to dry so you can change it around as much as you want.

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Give collage clay a try and tell me what you think!! I did one case all grave yard themed and the other spider filled. I had purchased a couple of resin flower from an etsy buyer. I do think it helps add a little something special to it.

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Stay Crafty,

 

Loren

 

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Burlap Valentine’s Day Wreath

You would think that I would be tired of using burlap but it rustic chic and I love using it. I especially like using it on my wreaths not such on my pillows because they are a little itchy at times.  Since Valentine’s day is around the corner its time to update my wreath. I reused my beach wreath from last year and covered it with burlap instead of using the yarn that was on it. 
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I also got a cute little heart wreath from Joann’s. 

I took three heart apart and covered them with festive berry glitter. The three heart stand for the three love of my life!

I love how the glitter makes the hearts stand out more.
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How can you have heart and no arrow. I made an arrow out of piece of pipe that my hubby uses on his clay sculptures. I used white foam covered with white glitter on the tip of the arrow. 
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I used hot glue to attach the heart and the arrow. 
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Now I have a super cute and fast burlap wreath for Valentine’s Day
Stay crafty,

Loren