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 Denim Fish Tutorial

Recycled Denim Fish Tutorial #recycled #sewing #repurposed #recycledcraft createwithclaudia.com

Blue jeans are the type of clothing that pretty much everyone around the world wears. If I had a dollar for everyone wearing a pair right now I’d be a billionaire. Of course, all of those jeans eventually wear out and get thrown away. Instead of dumping them in the trash, why not try making something creative with them, like these cute decorations in this recycled denim fish tutorial.

Denim lends itself well to crafting. It’s durable and heavyweight, and it comes in just about every shade of blue imaginable. Be honest, it’s kind of fun to see your old pants repurposed into something entirely different.

These fish are definitely a fun way to transform your denim. They are whimsical little trinkets that can be made in a few minutes, and can be used so many ways. Throw them in a bowl on a table for a decorative accent. String them up like a garland or turn them into a mobile.

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Recycled Denim Coasters Tutorial

How to Make Coasters Out Of Recycled Denim Blue Jeans - Free Tutorial - Create with Claudia

The other day I found a water stain on our table and realized we needed more coasters around the house. So I decided to use old jeans and make some. Denim is a tough and durable fabric which lends itself well to this kind of project.

I am going to go out on a limb and say that pretty much everyone owns at least one pair of jeans, and occasionally they wear out. In the case of my family, that happens more frequently than I like. I donate the jeans if they are in decent shape, but if they are badly torn, they get recycled.

These coasters are made from some of these jeans, and I love the way they turned out. Even better, they are incredibly easy to make.

There is not much measuring, and the sewing is basically a raw edge quilt-as-you-go method. The only tricky part is the binding.

So grab those old torn jeans, a few other sewing supplies, and let’s get started!

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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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