Vintage Wooden Spool and Bead Pendant Tutorial

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In the area where I live is this terrific recycling store that sells all kinds of used items for artists. It’s a treasure trove for those of us who create things, and I always end up buying something. On my last visit, along with handfuls of buttons and beads, were a handful of vintage wooden spools that came home with me. I bought them on a whim and I didn’t have any particular project in mind, so I put them in a small dish and set them aside. It wasn’t until I was sorting through the beads, that the idea for this vintage wooden spool and bead pendant tutorial came to me.

As you can see, I made it in two different colors, and I just can’t decide which one I like best, the brown or the green one. Whenever I wear either pendant, I get compliments on it. It’s a unique and funky addition to my necklace collection that I will wear for years to come.

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Postage Stamp Découpage Keepsake Box

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A while ago I made greeting cards using old postage stamps. I don’t usually use stamps in my crafts, but I enjoyed that project so much, that it inspired me to do some other things with them. One of those projects was this box. It is a balsa wood box that was originally filled with tea. With it’s fun sliding top and useful design, I kept it. I’m glad I did, because it was perfect for this postage stamp découpage box tutorial.

Stamps are ideal for crafting. They come in every color and design imaginable, and their small size makes them excellent for projects that have limited space. Their shape was the perfect match for this rectangular box.

Postage Stamp Découpage Keepsake Box DIY Tutorial - createwithclaudia - #découpage #diy

To make a découpage box, you only need a few supplies and a bit of time to allow the project to dry.

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Fabric Découpage Rock Paperweight

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As kids, we all loved playing with rocks. I know I did, and so did my daughter. Now that I’m an adult who makes crafts, I’m seeing them in a whole new light, and looking for fun projects to do with them. I think I’ve found an ideal one for them with this fabric découpage rock paperweight.

We still have a big tub of rocks in our junk room, so I was lucky to have an ample supply of them to choose from. For my paperweights I used rocks that were about the size of the palm of my hand. I also looked for ones that had a flatter side so they would sit well on a desk.

The only limit to this fun project is your imagination. Gather up fabric scraps and a rock or two, and get ready to make this unique paperweight.

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Easy Perler Bead Earrings Tutorial

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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

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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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