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Cork Board from Target

I took a little trip to target like I always do once a week and guess what I found! I cork board from target. I just could not believe how I found the one thing I was eying for a while on the clearance bin. I was so excited to find the cork board from target that I just knew I needed to find the special place for it where everyone can enjoy.

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When I got home I started to put it in different places all over the apartment and nothing seem to be right until I reach the fridge!. I decided to add some magnets to the back of the cork board and see if it would hold.

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I used super glue to attach the magnets to the back of the cork board. Then I went ahead let it dry and in a minute I had a magnet cork board.

I used it to display my family pictures from our last visit. It can be hard when family is so far away but making good memories is always what we try to do when we visit together.

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Stay crafty and a happy haunting at target!

Loren

 

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Jewelry Organizer DIY

I made a jewelry organizer DIY because over the years I have been slowly growing my collection. Its also really hard to tell what you have and don’t have when its all in a small trinket box waiting to be discovered. I decided to go to Michael’s and see what they had in stock for inspiration. Guess what I found?! I beautiful had chipboard wired letter. I believed it said planter on the back but that’s is not what I planned to do with this beauty.

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I got it home right away with a couple of other things and then went to work.

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I used my favorite stain mahogany and let the chipboard soak it up. I let it sit outside for 24 hours to make sure did not have a strong odor.

Afterwards I went to work on hooks to hand the jewelry from it. If it was Christmas time I would have used ornament hooks but since its only spring I needed to make my own. I had jewelry wire and pliers.

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I cut a piece or wire which I then bent both end in a hook fashion, that’s all you really need to do.

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I placed all my cute necklaces on it with my beautiful stones which help me find what I needed right away.

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What do you guys think? I going back to get a couple more letters and use. I also got actual necklace holder which looks great next to my jewelry organizer DIY.

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Stay crafty,

Loren

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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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Reindeer Clothespin Magnet

Guess what I found these super cute reindeer clothespins which I could not help but get however, I knew that I wanted to do something that would display them some how. I kept shopping at target where I found these cute reindeer now I was in search for some magnets. Now to make reindeer clothespin magnet!

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The basics are very simple. First I cut the magnets to fit the clothespins.

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I then just peeled the backing on the magnet to glue on the clothespins and I cut any extra pieces that does not fit the clothespins.

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Ta-da! All done. Now you can use them for a number of things. You can use them to hold you Christmas cards.

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Or even on with your milk and chocolate. What will you be using your reindeer clothespins magnets. I find that my little kiddo likes to put this craft projects on it and they are just adorable. The possibilities of things you can do with it are endless and you just never know what special thing they can hold for you.

Happy Holidays

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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Mason Jar Christmas Snow Globles

It would not be Christmas with some Mason jar decor. Here are my mason Jar Christmas snow globes. I love mason jars and I have a lot of them hidden under my bed. I being seen a lot of people using them with cute little vintage cars and placing tiny Christmas trees on top with bakers twine. I was not able to find any vintage toy cars. They seem to be very popular and prices for them seem to be ridicules. So I went in search for this cars in toy store. I could not find one anywhere. I thought I had tried everything until I went grocery shopping at Ralph and guess what I found?! The perfect car toys. They are a little large but they fit perfectly inside the mason jars! You always find things in the most unexpected places.

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As I mentioned before I got these cute looking vintage cars from my local grocery store called Ralph’s.

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I went a head and tied bakers twine to the cars. It was pretty simple to do specially since the cars doors opened.

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I got the mini Christmas tress from my local craft store. I got a couple different one’s to see which one’s match best with my cars.

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Here they are!!

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I also got this cute little camper with a tree on top from target ornament section and of course I had to place it inside a mason jar as well!!

My home is going to be filled with mason jar Christmas snow globes.

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Happy Holiday’s

Loren

 

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Christmas Chipboard Letters

I have been seeing a lot of crafts with chipboard letters and I decided to make my own for Christmas. However, when I went in search for my letters it was so hard to find and I went looking specific in late October! I guess I was not the only one thinking of Christmas before Halloween was over. I did finally find them after a couple of stores. Here are my Christmas chipboard letters.

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After my hunt for the chipboard letter I cut off one side. I use an X-acto knife for the removal.

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Once that was done I colored the chipboard letters with red acrylic paint. After it was dry I went and purchase and garland which I cut up to make fit inside the chipboard letters. Just keep in mind that it will make a little mess when you cut the garland.

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I purchased berries and tree cones as well and added it to add that extra pop of color and make it stand out more. I did hot glue some parts of the garland on to the chipboard to make sure if did not just fall off the wall when I put it up.

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Once you have done all those thing then you are done! I enjoy seeing a pick-boo of read and the glittery berries I used. A place it up on my wall to remember to be joyous this season and be thankful.

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Happy Holiday’s

Loren

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Plastic Bin Makeover

We did it again. Couple of my blogger friends and I got together and decided to make a challenge to each other with target’s dollar bin. On this challenge we decided to use $1 plastic bin makeover. At first I did not have any clue what I was planning to do with this bin. I did not have anything that I need to organize or needed to use for so what to do?  Then when I was outside watering my succulent it came to me! Why not use it as a planter for my many succulents. However, just having a white bin was not going to do it. I always need to do something extra.

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I had two vision for the bins and I did not know which one I was going to like most so I decide to to both and see which one looks best at the end. The good thing is that I got two white bin for $1!

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The first bin I used black chalkboard paint and I sprayed it. I also did a couple of hole on the bottom to make sure the water will drain if I over water it.

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I then spray painted the other white bin with silver metallic paint.

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Once it was ll dried I added the soil and my succulents.

Now tell me which plastic bin makeover looks best to you?  I am thinking of keeping one on my porch and one in my home. I do love having greenery in the home. Come and take a look at what my other fellow bloggers did with their dollar bins.

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Happy crafting,

Loren

 

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Christmas Mason Jar Nutcracker

Its that time again of the year where you have to take out the Christmas tree and unpack all the ornaments well at least in my house. Now that I really think about it we have never had a real Christmas tree. Living in apartments it has always made sense to have a fake tree, even if my hubby does have bring it up from the garage. I enjoy decorating for Christmas and this year is not any different.

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I’ve been in the look out for Christmas decoration and inspiration when I go to the stores. I am always very surprised how early they start putting up all the decorations. Its was not even close to Halloween and everything was on sale and a few Christmas stuff were on the shelf. So I decided to start my Christmas crafts early.

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I began with a Christmas Mason Jar Nutcracker. I found the nutcracker at Michale’s once known as the $1 bins and got a few of the nutcrackers.

I then took a mason jar and spray pained the lid gold and hot glued the nutcracker to the lid.

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I added fake snow to the inside of the jar. You cant have Christmas with out a little snow. Especially since I live in Cali and it not a place where snow is very common at least not where I live.

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I have another Christmas Mason Jar ready for the holidays. I may actually have a good collection this year.

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