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Halloween fabric pumpkin, no sew fabric pumpkin, hallowee craft, DIY, tutorial

No Sew Fabric Pumpkins

Fabric pumpkins are a must have for all seasons. I believe once they might have been good for just Halloween or Thanksgiving but I now you can see them for Christmas as well. I just think they help you get in the holiday spirit. I decided to make holiday pumpkins this year for all occasions. I have pumpkins in all sizes, shapes and different materials. I always get the real pumpkins which we carve and then I get fake pumpkins at my local craft store and get very creative with them. All I have left was to make no sew fabric pumpkins.

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The no sew fabric pumpkins I decided to make was super easy and fast to make. I really don’t always have a lot of time to take out the sewing machine and do them that way. I decided to do it a different way in which I could do it while the kiddos where eating lunch. Fast and easy is the name of the game at time when you are a busy mom.

I first cut the fabric in a square . Followed by tying both end of the fabric. The closer to the center you tie the fabric the smaller the pumpkin. The closer to the edge of the fabric you tie the fabric the longer the pumpkin.

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Then just turn the  fabric inside out.

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Then you will be able to stuff the pumpkin with batting.

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Once you have it as big as you want it you can hot glue the seam together.

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You can grab an embroidery needle with  thread  or twine and go all the way through the middle of the pumpkin from the bottom. You will circle around the pumpkin around six times to make it look more pumpkin like and pull tight.

Now you have a no sew fabric pumpkins!

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Happy Haunting,

 

Loren

 

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Book Folding Tutorial

I though i would start book folding Wednesday and here is another book folding tutorial! Book folding can be as easy or as hard as you want to make it. I usually try to make the tutorial easy to follow and with out many instructions. You can always use the patterns I have and rework them and make something new. I always begin with marking the pages. I know you might think that if you do that then you would see the markings once you fold your pages. However, let me a sure you that you wont even notice the marked pages. I will suggest you use a pencil when marking your book.

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I went I ahead and ripped the cover because it would be very hard to fold it. I then folded the first fold the first ten pages using the first line  and the last line.

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The second fold was the second line from the top and the bottom.

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The third fold is the third line from the top and the bottom.

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Now you have three different folds.

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You continue the folds until you reach the end of the book. You can always do more than 10 pages if you want it to look fuller. I used a paperback book which had 531 pages. It usually takes me about an hour to finish this book folding pattern. I can’t do it in one sitting since it can be very mind numbing at times.  Hope you enjoy it.

 

Stay Crafty,

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Vintage Camera Tripod Lamp

Last year I got inspired my HGTV to make a vintage camera tripod lamp.  I always enjoy making something new from some unexpected items. I decided to make another set of vintage cameras tripod lamps, this time I found the tripod in white and I though maybe someone else will enjoy having them in their home. I will be adding them to my Easy shop and a couple of other items as well.

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You can find the original tutorial on the vintage camera tripod here. I did purchase the lamp from Ikea which has a thread cord with no assembly required. I wish I would have know about that the first time around. It took forever wrapping yarn around the cord the first time.

http://pandoras-craftbox.com/2013/07/diy-vintage-camera-tripod-lamp.html

A vintage camera tripod seems to add that extra touch to any home. If I had my way I would make many of them but finding the tripod is the hard part. I have gotten lucky finding them on eBay but not as frequent as I would like so I could share them with everyone.

Hope you enjoy the tutorial!!

 

Stay Crafty

 

 

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Anthopologie Finds

Anthropologie is one of my favorite places to visit on a Saturday morning. You never know when inspiration might hit you and Anthropologie always is full of new and creative thing that I wish I old just have it all! I especially love shopping in the clearance section , you just never know what you might find and I always find something that I just need to have for my home. As you can imagine this Saturday was no different I found a lovely thing for my home In green which was quiet funny.

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I decided to use the green sugar pot for my succulents and I will look very lovely sitting on my kitchen table. I had purchased some tea cup a while back however the handle broke and I just decided to use them as succulent pots as well. I enjoy having succulents in home.

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I always love a good teacup however, I don’t drink tea. I would like to someday acquired the taste for Hot tea but it it has not happen yet. I was thinking of maybe one day through a cute little tea party for me and my girlfriends, it will definitely give me an excuse to buy more teacups. I guess another trip to Anthropologie is in order.

 

I also got cute little jade bowls. At this moment I really don’t know what to use them for but A cute tea party I think will be a good excuse to figure something out.

What will you find out your next Anthropologie trip? I’m thinking I might need a couple teapots, good treasure hunting to all you crafters.

 

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Green Burlap Summer Wreath

Summer might be ending for some but for me I can never have enough of it specially since I do live in California and it seems to be summer all the time. I wanted to make a green burlap summer wreath for my home to help add more green to my living room.  I used one of my old wreath and recycled it for my green burlap summer wreath.

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I was lucky enough to work with Floral Crafts last year and was given this bright green burlap and I decide to use them on my wreath.

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I went ahead and wrapped the the foam wreath with the green burlap.

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After I wrapped the wreath I went ahead and added the flowers.

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I got the silk flowers from my local craft shops and then I wanted to add a cute little bird to my wreath.  I added a glass globe and placed moss and a bird nest in it. I attached it to wreath with thread. I made a burlap bow with the reminder of the green burlap.

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Stay Crafty,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Throw blanket out of fabric

I have been noticing lately that my little kiddo has been bringing my hubby old raggedy blanket out with him every morning. Lately I have been thinking of making a throw blanket out of fabric since our apartment in the morning can be a little chilly and my kiddo like to curl up on the couch and read his books while mommy and daddy start our morning routine. It seems like out kiddos are morning people while my hubby and I are not so, I really don’t know how that happens. Maybe all children are morning people until they reach their teens I suppose, but that’s a story for another day.

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I decided to make a through. I looked everywhere for a throw blanket that I would match my decor but nothing seemed to stand out to me and I decided to make my own. Do you want to know how to make a throw blanket out of fabric?

 

I took a little trip to the craft store and I found the perfect rustic dark fabric I wanted to use. Dark fabric seem to work best when you have little kiddos. I do have the rule were no food is allowed in the living room but something always seems to sneak by. I also got a soft fleece to go on the back of it of the fabric. I got reupholstering fabric which come in longer lengths.

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I took it home and went to work on making a throw blanket. I stitched both fabric together and it was that simple.

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Now I have a throw blanket that is stylish and kid friendly and don’t have to hide it every time I have company coming over for a visit. You know we all have that one thing that we always seem to hide right before company comes over.  What is your little thing of shame?  Hope you enjoyed my throw blanket.

Stay Crafty,

 

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Footstool Reupholstering

 

A couple of months ago I found a footstool at Goodwill and I reupholstered it.  At the time I has painted it white with white chalk paint and added new fabric.  I also did a cute number stencil with a sharpie on the top. I always enjoy reupholstering and its one of my favorite hobbies. When I look at a piece of furniture I am always trying to figure out how its put together. I just could not help myself and do another footstool reupholstering again.

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