Easy Perler Bead Earrings Tutorial

Perler Bead Earring Tutorial - 4 Different Designs #perlerbeads #hamabeads #diytutorial - createwithclaudia.com

When my daughter was younger she was really into perler (also known as hama) beads. Over the years, she lost interest in them, but we still have her brightly colored creations around the house. We also have a big plastic container filled with unused beads. In my never-ending quest to declutter, I decided to dig in to that bin, and I came up with this easy perler bead earrings tutorial.

Perler beads come in practically every color of the rainbow, and the design possibilities are endless. It is also surprisingly simple to turn them into a pair of fun earrings that kids, teens, and even adults, will love.

Today I am bringing you four different options, two that are fruity, and two that are floral. The fruit designs are big, bold, and sure to bring a smile to anyone who sees them. The flowers are a bit more understated, especially the smaller ones.

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Scrap Fabric Easter Garland

Easter Garland made with fabric created by using scraps and Mod Podge.  createwithclaudia - #easter #craft

Some time ago I created a larger piece of fabric out of small scraps and Mod Podge. The results were just what I was looking for, and now I am coming up with all kinds of projects for it. The Mod Podge makes fabric durable and firm, yet flexible, all while retaining much of its’ original look. It is the perfect material for this scrap fabric Easter garland.

I have always wanted to make a garland for our living room mantel. The problem was that I just could not find what I was looking for until now. This one is easy to make, it looks charming, and, now that it has been hung, my house is ready for Easter. I may not be, but my house is.

As with most of my projects, the look of this can easily be changed by using different colored fabrics and cut out patterns. I am already toying with something patriotic.

If you are looking for a festive Easter garland, and like the look of scrap fabrics, then this is the project for you.

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Recycled Postage Stamp Greeting Card Tutorial

Recycled Postage Stamp Greeting Card DIY Tutorial

When I was a kid, I collected stamps. I was fascinated by all of the beautiful colors and pictures on them. I would spend hours admiring the artwork. Unfortunately, I gave up the hobby about as quickly as I had started it, and never gave it another thought.

A couple of years ago I came across a place selling bags filled with hundreds of stamps for a few dollars. So, on a whim, I bought some. I thought I would use them for crafts, but I set them aside and forgot about them.

Recently, in addition to my fabric projects, I’ve been focusing on creating projects with items that I already have on hand. Not only does it save money, it’s a great way to recycle.

As a result, I dug out those stamps and made these fun and unique greeting cards.

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Easy Scrap Fabric Windsock Tutorial

Easy Scrap Fabric Windsock Tutorial - Create with Claudia

As a child, I was always fascinated by windsocks. I was mesmerized by their movement at even the slightest hint of a breeze.

Nowadays, I often see them in gardens or patios and they still manage to capture my attention.

So, on a particularly cold and blustery winters’ day, I decided to make one for myself.

As usual, the first place where I look for inspiration when I start a new craft, is my fabric scrap bin. Luckily, I found the perfect piece of fabric to get me started, rainbow stripes. What is more summery than a rainbow, with all of its vivid colors?

Easy Scrap Fabric Windsock Tutorial - Create with Claudia

I started going through my stash, pulling pieces that caught my eye, and that reminded me of a rainbow. Additionally, I went through my notions and found some ribbon and rickrack.

The result was this bright and happy windsock, a fun and easy craft project that can be finished in an afternoon.

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No-Sew Valentine’s Day Embroidery Hoop Patchwork Wall Hanging

No-sew Valentine's Day Embroidery Hoop Patchwork Wall Hanging
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Valentine’s Day, that one day a year that brings out the romantic in everyone, well maybe not everyone. For me, it brings out my crafty side. All those lovely shades of reds and pinks are just begging for a project.

So if this holiday makes you want to create something artistic, then this is the project for you.

No-sew Valentine's Day Embroidery Hoop Patchwork Wall Hanging
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This year is special for me because I just started my new blog, and this adorable no-sew Valentine’s Day embroidery hoop is my first post. It’s an easy way to decorate for the holiday that doesn’t break the bank, and looks good wherever you hang it.

I have become a fan of embroidery hoops because they can be transformed into anything. It’s easy to switch out inserts to correspond with particular occasions, and they come lots of sizes.

The bottom line is that they are super fun to work with. So let’s get started!

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