Archives for November 2010
The Holidays are upon us! I wanted to make a Fall wreath but when I went shopping for the fall flowers and leaves to put on the wreath, the stores here have already switched to Christmas! There was no orange, yellow or brown to be found! So instead I got some Christmas flowers and began focusing on a Christmas Wreath!
I made the wreath using one of my fiance’s old greenish colored ropes and the Christmas flowers I bought. I simply coiled the rope to form the round wreath and tied it using some brown twine/string stuff that I found at the house. Then I used the twine and a little bit of glue from the hot glue gun to attach the flowers and leaves atop the rope.
The “pine” needles added a fun touch I think! I realize it’s a little early for Christmas decorations since we just made it past Thanksgiving, but I couldn’t resist hanging it on the front gate to see how it looked.
Okay so yesterday, my wonderful sister Kassi was making felt flower clips for hair accessories and I (Kayli) decided that maybe there was a way to make bows too… So after a little experimenting I discovered a way! I took a standard sheet of black felt and cut out a rectangle using a ruler and highlighter, about five inches long. You can make it as wide as you want, depending on how big of a bow you want
Then I pinched it together in the middle and sewed through a few times, no special way, just enough to keep it together…
Then I cut out another small rectangle of felt, wrapped it around the center and hot glued it in place. Later we made more and added buttons, and even hardware to make them more unique and a little trendier. We just used hot glue again, no big process, just add what you like.
After I had the bow all put together, I hot glued a black hair barrett to the back in the middle just like this…
And there you have it! A classic (VERY easy to make) bow for your hair! You can wear them just about anywhere. Glitter felt, or adding a little bling of your own would make for a super cute Holiday accessory (or gift!) Just sayin’!
P.S. These would make a super cheap, super easy stocking stuffer for Christmas!!!
P.P.S. We linked this fun craft to these linky parties!! Check them out and link up your own ideas!!!
In about 20 minutes of online shopping and Black Friday deals I (Kassi) finished up mom, Kayli, and our brother for Christmas gifts! I love sales and coupons… In fact, if I’m not using a coupon or some sort of discount, I probably won’t buy it!
Here are a few of my favorite Black Friday deals right now!
For All Time Clocks has a 50% off coupon for the rest of today!
Just enter BFF50 at check out! They take your personal photos and turn them into a personalized clock! Or you can order a premade clock for a little less!
Sorellas, a lovely little shop in Safford, Az has some of their specials on their online blog. If you’re in the area, they are having a few in store sales. “From 10-12p.m., Spend $50 or more and get a free scarf. Spend $100 or more and get a $15 gift card. All Day Sale- All tops, buy one get one 40% off. Buy a pair of Rock Revivals get a $25 gift card.”
Taco Taste, also located in Safford is having a after Thanksgiving deal of $0.99 for a large fountain drink, just mention their ad on facebook. You can see it here.
Joann’s has several great deals including $2.99 a yard fleece fabric!
Happy shopping!!! Hope you find some awesome deals!!! If you find anything good online, please feel free to share!!
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