I managed to get the 30% off code for Kohl's this time so I figured I would put it to good use!
Now while in Kohl's I kinda had a duh moment. I haven't been able to wear pierced earrings for at least 15 years. And I don't care what you say, when you can find them the clip earrings just aren't that cute. I usually end up with two pair of silver that I rotate.
Then I glued the clip findings with E6000.
For the first time in a very long time I have 4 brand new pretty earrings! And at a great price!
Rosette Key Chains
What you need:
Fabric for rosette
Splint Key Ring (I found a pack of ten at Michael's for $1.99 but have also seen on Etsy)
I didn't take step by step pictures because I think the picture below is pretty self explanatory. Make your rosette, hot glue the first end of your ribbon and then fold over and hot glue the second end. Then more hot glue and cover with felt. I used a good amount of hot glue to ensure that it would not come apart. Then I attached the split ring.
So easy, so cute and and a great way to use up your scraps! They also make great gifts!
Just a Little St. Patrick's Day Craft - A Wreath
I created a cute little St. Patrick's Day wreath for our bedroom door. This was one of those almost too easy projects. Love those! I used one of my $1 frames left over from our wedding that I've been using for project after project. Frames can be wreaths too!
I covered my $1 wreath with some green fabric, and cut out the center just like I did with my stenciled music sheet frame. Only instead of using Mod Podge to adhere the fabric, I used hot glue on the back to pull the fabric taunt around the frame.
Once that was done, I took a cute little sparkly shamrock ornament that I found at JoAnn Fabrics for about $2 & cut off the ribbon. I attached it with hot glue to my frame, and I was done! A random piece of yarn was added to hang it by and voila! A new little festive wreath.
I really like the sparkly shamrocks. They are for sure the best part about this. Have you made any decorations for St. Patrick's Day this year?
Make a Fabric Covered Mouse Pad
Genius right? I know...
Ok, probably not, but I was happy about it at the time. I went about making my dream of a pretty mousepad a reality. First, I picked a fabric & cut it to size, just using my mousepad as a template & cutting around it with some extra around the edges so that it would fold over to the back. Then I covered the front of my mousepad (the part with the picture) with Mod Podge & stuck my fabric onto it. Flipping it over, I hot glued the edges of my fabric to the back of the mouse pad, carefully folding in the corners.
Then I stuck one of Brendan's medical books on top of it to make sure it stuck & dried good :)
Once that was taken care of, I applied 3 more layers of Mod Podge to the top of the mouse pad over the fabric to seal it & make sure it held good in place.
I waited about a day to start using it so that I could be certain that the glue was all good & dry. I love my new mouse pad now!
It's so cute & the fabric covers it very well! I will be keeping this in mind in the future if I ever get sick of this fabric & want to replace it with another, but for now, I really like how this looks! It's such an improvement from what it was before!
See what I mean, kinda... different. And old. I'm so glad I thought of doing this! Do you use a mouse pad? What does yours look like?