Perler Bead Soup Can Pencil Cup

Perler Bead Upcycled Soup Can Pencil Cup DIY Craft Tutorial - createwithclaudia.com

I’m trying to be better about recycling things around the house. Since the majority of my work is with fabric, it’s easy. I just use what fabrics I have on hand. However, it’s not always that simple for other things. So when I used a soup can the other day, I got the idea for this perler bead soup can pencil cup and I just had to make it.

Not only is this project a great way to keep a can out of the trash, it uses up some of the thousands of perler beads that I have from the days when my daughter played with them. It’s been a long time since she used them, and I never got around to throwing them out, so I’m trying to use them in some of my craft projects.

Each pencil cup is completely unique, and they make terrific gifts. I could easily see one of them sitting on my desk. Kids can help make them by doing the artwork and, depending on their age, some of the gluing.

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Easy Dollar Store Patriotic Wreath

Easy DIY Dollar Store Patriotic Wreath Tutorial - createwithclaudia.com - #fourthofjuly #patriotic

When the month of May rolls around, I start thinking about getting out all of my red, white, and blue décor. I see the colors in stores, and all of the projects I make seem to include them. This year I decided to make a small wreath for someone who is unable make her own, so I went to a nearby store that sells everything for a dollar and found just what I needed. It only cost me about $4 to make this DIY dollar store patriotic wreath, and she loves it.

Whether you need an inexpensive hostess gift for a party, or just want to refresh your summer holiday decorations, this project is just what you are looking for. An added bonus is that the store sells the same types of items for various holidays, so this wreath can be made for just about any occasion.

Let’s get started.

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Wooden Spool Craft Projects

Awesome Wooden Spool Craft Projects

Anyone who sews knows that they will eventually end up with an empty spool that gets tossed in the trash. Why not recycle them into some unique items instead? Here are 11 awesome wooden spool craft projects choose from.

Where to find spools

Today, spools are made out of plastic, but vintage wooden ones can still be found in flea markets or antique shops. Some of them still have their original labels or graphics on them, which adds another interesting design element. If you can’t find vintage spools, new ones are easily available.

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Fabric Découpage Rock Paperweight

Scrap Fabric Découpage Rock Paperweight Tutorial - createwithclaudia - #découpage #modpodge #fabric

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

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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