DIY Vintage Candles
By: Lina for Fancy Frugal Life
Need some easy homemade gift ideas? Give these DIY Vintage Candles a try. Working with burlap is a breeze, and it can really match any decor style. Make these candles for a friend, a wedding, or just for yourself!
- Online stamp (these were from The Graphics Fairy)
- Printable linen fabric
- Burlap fabric
- Hot glue gun
- Pillar candles
- Paste your stamps of choice into a Word document and print them out on the printable fabric.
- Measure around the candle to see how long your fabric strips need to be, then cut out the linen strip. Cut the burlap strip a little bigger than the linen strip.
- Hot glue the strips to the candles. Add ribbons if you'd like!
How to make Rainbow Glitter Shoes
In honor of St. Paddy's day, I decided to make the ultimate in glitter shoes...a pair of Rainbow Glitter Shoes! Hmm, maybe I should call them Double Rainbow Glitter Shoes! Haha! Here's how you make them!
Gather your supplies! You'll need:
– Tulip Fashion Glitters in a rainbow of colors
– Tulip Fashion Glitter Bond
– masking or painters tape
– paper plate
– shoes (of course!)
– clean work surface
– small paintbrush
– several pieces of extra paper
– cleaning wipes
Before you begin: I recommend that you also do a coat of masking tape inside your shoes. You will get less glitter inside the shoe this way and have less of a mess! I didn't do this and if made these again, I would have!
First mark off your shoes in even width stripes using your painters tape. Squeeze out your glitter bond and cover the surface of the first exposed stripe, making sure to completely cover it in the adhesive.
Next sprinkle on your first color of Fashion Glitter. I created my shoes in the color order of ROYGBIV (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet) Make sure to coat around the entire shoe. This is where that extra paper comes in handy! If you lay the paper down before you begin, you can reuse the excess to cover the parts you missed in the first round.
I did the third color (gold) next. Once finished with that section, I ripped off the painters tape in between and applied the Glitter Bond, then filled in with the orange glitter.
Repeat this pattern until you are done. If there are any small areas that you missed, use a paintbrush to apply Glitter Bond in those areas, then go back in with the matching color.
Once finished, use hairspray to lightly coat the entire area of both of the shoes! This helps them from flaking off and glitter getting on everything!
Now go out and rock your brand new multi-colored kicks on St. Paddy's day and every day!
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Prepare the Pots:
Here's what you need:Crayon Caddy
A piece of calico or gingham. 11 1/2" x 16 3/4" for large crayons, or 9 1/2" x 20 1/2" for regular ones; two yards single- or double- fold bias tape for either caddy; yarn pompons in a complementary color, if desired; matching sewing thread; crayons.
1. Hem one long side of the caddy with a 1/2 inch-deep hem.
2. Fold this hemmed edge up 3 1/2 inches for large crayons, 3 inches for regular ones.
3. Begin 1/2 inch from each end and stitch compartments for crayons: each 1 1/8 inches wide for large crayons, each 1 inch wide for regular ones.
4. Round corners of the flap and bind raw edges around with bias tape as shown in illustration.
5. For ties, cut a strip of bias tape 22 inches long and sew folded edges together. Mark center of crayon compartments and sew center of tie strip to this point.
6. Attach yarn pompons to ends of ties, if preferred.
The ones I have made the kids just love them, and plus there crayons are not laying all over the place. They also make great gifts!
Christmas Stocking Pattern
Use our cut and sew fabric panels or your own fabric with our free pattern to create beautiful Christmas stockings!
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|This makes an adorable Christmas stocking tree. It can also be used for hanging other items, such as holiday banners, small quilts, artwork etc.|
A coat or two of paint and a tree skirt to hide the base, and it's all finished! Your own choice of paint, added glitter and other decorations will make it uniquely your own.
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round wood dowels cut to the following lengths:
26", 22", 18", 14", 10"
We used a dowel of 1/4" diameter. The thickness of the dowel is your choice, but it must fit through the main post and it must be strong enough to hold your stockings when they are full. If your stockings will be heavy, you may want to use larger dowels for the branches, a larger trunk, and slightly larger base.
Trunk (main post)
One wood dowel of 1" diameter, cut to about 68" length.
Cut a 2" x 4" board into two sections that each measure about 2 feet. Cut two more squares from the 2" x 4" board that measure 4" x 4".
Drill, saw, glue, nails, hammer
Glitter and other decorative items of your choice
1. Measure down about 6" from the top of the trunk and mark the spot with a pencil.
2. Measure 24" from the bottom of the trunk and mark the spot with a pencil.
3. Measure the distance from your top mark to your bottom mark and divide by four. At equal distances from one another (which is the number you got by dividing by 4), make three marks between the top and bottom mark.
|4. Your shortest branch will be at the top, and each branch down gets longer. Your longest branch will be on the bottom of the trunk. Drill a hole for each branch, drilling each hole PERPENDICULAR to the one before it. Hole should be a size that creates a tight fit for the dowel. We drilled each hole to 1/4" and then sanded the dowel just enough so it would fit through tightly. |
5. Push your branch through the hole.
1. Glue or nail the two base squares onto the underside of one of your base cross pieces, even with the ends, to serve as "feet". (refer to photo).
2. Glue or nail the two base cross pieces together, with the piece with feet on top, and with the two pieces perpendicular to one another.
3. Drill a hole into the center of one of your base pieces, large enough to accomodate your trunk.
4. Glue or nail your trunk into the base.
|NOTE: You can change the dimensions of your tree, but be sure that the base is large enough to accomodate the tree when fully loaded. If your base is not wide enough, your tree will tip over!|