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DIY Fabric Button Earrings Tutorial
I about died when I realized how easy it was to create personalized earrings out of buttons. (If you haven’t noticed yet, I tend to swoon over any normal product that can be transformed into something more interesting.) 
I made these button earrings as thank you gifts for a few of the wonderful women who planned my bridal shower a couple of months ago. The best part was that it only cost me about $15! (Well, and time, of course.) To add a “meaningful touch”, I even used some extra tulle that came with my wedding dress to cover the fabric and add to the earrings. You can do the same thing with any fabric that speaks to you. Here’s the step-by-step process:
Materials:
1) Dritz Aluminum Cover Button Kits-Size 30 3/4 Inch  ($5) - The 3/4” is just what I used - you can get whatever size you want.
2) Fabric of your selection (<$5) - I recommend using fabric swatches if you don’t have any on hand - they are cheap and you don’t need much anyway. Also, use a thin-ish fabric like cotton or satin (no leather, etc) or it will be much more difficult to get your button to clasp. 
3) Scissors - hopefully, you already have these :)
4) Steel Glue On Earring Posts ($3)
5) Super Glue ($3)
6) Pen or pencil - Again, you should have these.
Are you ready for how easy this is? Brace yourself…
1) Prep your buttons by removing the hook on the back. I found that I could just twist it a lot and it would eventually come off. You could also use wire cutters or scissors.
2) With a pencil, draw circles on your fabric that extend about 3/4” wider than the diameter of your button. So, if you use the 3/4” button, measure a 1 1/2” diameter circle. I found a water bottle cap that was about the right size to stencil around - just look around your kitchen for something round - I’m sure you’ll find a good stencil. Sizes are approximate.
3) Cut out the circles from your fabric.
4) Center the fabric over the top (rounded side) of your button and press down into your button cover tool. (There are illustrated instructions for doing this on the box of the button cover kit.)
5) Wrap the leftover edges of fabric on the backside of the button, then push the button bottom into place. (You should still be using the button cover tool.) Your covered button has been made!
6) To make into earrings, just glue the earring posts onto the back of your button. 
7) If giving as a gift, you can make a cute earring holder like the one featured above. I used cardstock, printed a message (I couldn’t resist the “Cute as a button” line), cut and glued a strip of burlap, then poked the button earrings through. Finally, I tied a bow with twine. So simple!
Don’t you just love crafts that are both beautiful and simple?
PS: If you are a guy reading this and you have a girlfriend/wife/sister/mom/grandma (you get my point), I swear she will go absolutely CRAZY if you make her these. It is SO EASY and takes 10 minutes. Score some points, dude :) 
Feel free to hit me up on Twitter if you have questions. Have fun making! DIY Fabric Button Earrings Tutorial
I about died when I realized how easy it was to create personalized earrings out of buttons. (If you haven’t noticed yet, I tend to swoon over any normal product that can be transformed into something more interesting.) 
I made these button earrings as thank you gifts for a few of the wonderful women who planned my bridal shower a couple of months ago. The best part was that it only cost me about $15! (Well, and time, of course.) To add a “meaningful touch”, I even used some extra tulle that came with my wedding dress to cover the fabric and add to the earrings. You can do the same thing with any fabric that speaks to you. Here’s the step-by-step process:
Materials:
1) Dritz Aluminum Cover Button Kits-Size 30 3/4 Inch  ($5) - The 3/4” is just what I used - you can get whatever size you want.
2) Fabric of your selection (<$5) - I recommend using fabric swatches if you don’t have any on hand - they are cheap and you don’t need much anyway. Also, use a thin-ish fabric like cotton or satin (no leather, etc) or it will be much more difficult to get your button to clasp. 
3) Scissors - hopefully, you already have these :)
4) Steel Glue On Earring Posts ($3)
5) Super Glue ($3)
6) Pen or pencil - Again, you should have these.
Are you ready for how easy this is? Brace yourself…
1) Prep your buttons by removing the hook on the back. I found that I could just twist it a lot and it would eventually come off. You could also use wire cutters or scissors.
2) With a pencil, draw circles on your fabric that extend about 3/4” wider than the diameter of your button. So, if you use the 3/4” button, measure a 1 1/2” diameter circle. I found a water bottle cap that was about the right size to stencil around - just look around your kitchen for something round - I’m sure you’ll find a good stencil. Sizes are approximate.
3) Cut out the circles from your fabric.
4) Center the fabric over the top (rounded side) of your button and press down into your button cover tool. (There are illustrated instructions for doing this on the box of the button cover kit.)
5) Wrap the leftover edges of fabric on the backside of the button, then push the button bottom into place. (You should still be using the button cover tool.) Your covered button has been made!
6) To make into earrings, just glue the earring posts onto the back of your button. 
7) If giving as a gift, you can make a cute earring holder like the one featured above. I used cardstock, printed a message (I couldn’t resist the “Cute as a button” line), cut and glued a strip of burlap, then poked the button earrings through. Finally, I tied a bow with twine. So simple!
Don’t you just love crafts that are both beautiful and simple?
PS: If you are a guy reading this and you have a girlfriend/wife/sister/mom/grandma (you get my point), I swear she will go absolutely CRAZY if you make her these. It is SO EASY and takes 10 minutes. Score some points, dude :) 
Feel free to hit me up on Twitter if you have questions. Have fun making! DIY Fabric Button Earrings Tutorial
I about died when I realized how easy it was to create personalized earrings out of buttons. (If you haven’t noticed yet, I tend to swoon over any normal product that can be transformed into something more interesting.) 
I made these button earrings as thank you gifts for a few of the wonderful women who planned my bridal shower a couple of months ago. The best part was that it only cost me about $15! (Well, and time, of course.) To add a “meaningful touch”, I even used some extra tulle that came with my wedding dress to cover the fabric and add to the earrings. You can do the same thing with any fabric that speaks to you. Here’s the step-by-step process:
Materials:
1) Dritz Aluminum Cover Button Kits-Size 30 3/4 Inch  ($5) - The 3/4” is just what I used - you can get whatever size you want.
2) Fabric of your selection (<$5) - I recommend using fabric swatches if you don’t have any on hand - they are cheap and you don’t need much anyway. Also, use a thin-ish fabric like cotton or satin (no leather, etc) or it will be much more difficult to get your button to clasp. 
3) Scissors - hopefully, you already have these :)
4) Steel Glue On Earring Posts ($3)
5) Super Glue ($3)
6) Pen or pencil - Again, you should have these.
Are you ready for how easy this is? Brace yourself…
1) Prep your buttons by removing the hook on the back. I found that I could just twist it a lot and it would eventually come off. You could also use wire cutters or scissors.
2) With a pencil, draw circles on your fabric that extend about 3/4” wider than the diameter of your button. So, if you use the 3/4” button, measure a 1 1/2” diameter circle. I found a water bottle cap that was about the right size to stencil around - just look around your kitchen for something round - I’m sure you’ll find a good stencil. Sizes are approximate.
3) Cut out the circles from your fabric.
4) Center the fabric over the top (rounded side) of your button and press down into your button cover tool. (There are illustrated instructions for doing this on the box of the button cover kit.)
5) Wrap the leftover edges of fabric on the backside of the button, then push the button bottom into place. (You should still be using the button cover tool.) Your covered button has been made!
6) To make into earrings, just glue the earring posts onto the back of your button. 
7) If giving as a gift, you can make a cute earring holder like the one featured above. I used cardstock, printed a message (I couldn’t resist the “Cute as a button” line), cut and glued a strip of burlap, then poked the button earrings through. Finally, I tied a bow with twine. So simple!
Don’t you just love crafts that are both beautiful and simple?
PS: If you are a guy reading this and you have a girlfriend/wife/sister/mom/grandma (you get my point), I swear she will go absolutely CRAZY if you make her these. It is SO EASY and takes 10 minutes. Score some points, dude :) 
Feel free to hit me up on Twitter if you have questions. Have fun making! DIY Fabric Button Earrings Tutorial
I about died when I realized how easy it was to create personalized earrings out of buttons. (If you haven’t noticed yet, I tend to swoon over any normal product that can be transformed into something more interesting.) 
I made these button earrings as thank you gifts for a few of the wonderful women who planned my bridal shower a couple of months ago. The best part was that it only cost me about $15! (Well, and time, of course.) To add a “meaningful touch”, I even used some extra tulle that came with my wedding dress to cover the fabric and add to the earrings. You can do the same thing with any fabric that speaks to you. Here’s the step-by-step process:
Materials:
1) Dritz Aluminum Cover Button Kits-Size 30 3/4 Inch  ($5) - The 3/4” is just what I used - you can get whatever size you want.
2) Fabric of your selection (<$5) - I recommend using fabric swatches if you don’t have any on hand - they are cheap and you don’t need much anyway. Also, use a thin-ish fabric like cotton or satin (no leather, etc) or it will be much more difficult to get your button to clasp. 
3) Scissors - hopefully, you already have these :)
4) Steel Glue On Earring Posts ($3)
5) Super Glue ($3)
6) Pen or pencil - Again, you should have these.
Are you ready for how easy this is? Brace yourself…
1) Prep your buttons by removing the hook on the back. I found that I could just twist it a lot and it would eventually come off. You could also use wire cutters or scissors.
2) With a pencil, draw circles on your fabric that extend about 3/4” wider than the diameter of your button. So, if you use the 3/4” button, measure a 1 1/2” diameter circle. I found a water bottle cap that was about the right size to stencil around - just look around your kitchen for something round - I’m sure you’ll find a good stencil. Sizes are approximate.
3) Cut out the circles from your fabric.
4) Center the fabric over the top (rounded side) of your button and press down into your button cover tool. (There are illustrated instructions for doing this on the box of the button cover kit.)
5) Wrap the leftover edges of fabric on the backside of the button, then push the button bottom into place. (You should still be using the button cover tool.) Your covered button has been made!
6) To make into earrings, just glue the earring posts onto the back of your button. 
7) If giving as a gift, you can make a cute earring holder like the one featured above. I used cardstock, printed a message (I couldn’t resist the “Cute as a button” line), cut and glued a strip of burlap, then poked the button earrings through. Finally, I tied a bow with twine. So simple!
Don’t you just love crafts that are both beautiful and simple?
PS: If you are a guy reading this and you have a girlfriend/wife/sister/mom/grandma (you get my point), I swear she will go absolutely CRAZY if you make her these. It is SO EASY and takes 10 minutes. Score some points, dude :) 
Feel free to hit me up on Twitter if you have questions. Have fun making!

DIY Fabric Button Earrings Tutorial

I about died when I realized how easy it was to create personalized earrings out of buttons. (If you haven’t noticed yet, I tend to swoon over any normal product that can be transformed into something more interesting.) 

I made these button earrings as thank you gifts for a few of the wonderful women who planned my bridal shower a couple of months ago. The best part was that it only cost me about $15! (Well, and time, of course.) To add a “meaningful touch”, I even used some extra tulle that came with my wedding dress to cover the fabric and add to the earrings. You can do the same thing with any fabric that speaks to you. Here’s the step-by-step process:

Materials:

1) Dritz Aluminum Cover Button Kits-Size 30 3/4 Inch  ($5) - The 3/4” is just what I used - you can get whatever size you want.

2) Fabric of your selection (<$5) - I recommend using fabric swatches if you don’t have any on hand - they are cheap and you don’t need much anyway. Also, use a thin-ish fabric like cotton or satin (no leather, etc) or it will be much more difficult to get your button to clasp. 

3) Scissors - hopefully, you already have these :)

4) Steel Glue On Earring Posts ($3)

5) Super Glue ($3)

6) Pen or pencil - Again, you should have these.

Are you ready for how easy this is? Brace yourself…

1) Prep your buttons by removing the hook on the back. I found that I could just twist it a lot and it would eventually come off. You could also use wire cutters or scissors.

2) With a pencil, draw circles on your fabric that extend about 3/4” wider than the diameter of your button. So, if you use the 3/4” button, measure a 1 1/2” diameter circle. I found a water bottle cap that was about the right size to stencil around - just look around your kitchen for something round - I’m sure you’ll find a good stencil. Sizes are approximate.

3) Cut out the circles from your fabric.

4) Center the fabric over the top (rounded side) of your button and press down into your button cover tool. (There are illustrated instructions for doing this on the box of the button cover kit.)

5) Wrap the leftover edges of fabric on the backside of the button, then push the button bottom into place. (You should still be using the button cover tool.) Your covered button has been made!

6) To make into earrings, just glue the earring posts onto the back of your button. 

7) If giving as a gift, you can make a cute earring holder like the one featured above. I used cardstock, printed a message (I couldn’t resist the “Cute as a button” line), cut and glued a strip of burlap, then poked the button earrings through. Finally, I tied a bow with twine. So simple!

Don’t you just love crafts that are both beautiful and simple?

PS: If you are a guy reading this and you have a girlfriend/wife/sister/mom/grandma (you get my point), I swear she will go absolutely CRAZY if you make her these. It is SO EASY and takes 10 minutes. Score some points, dude :) 

Feel free to hit me up on Twitter if you have questions. Have fun making!

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Apple Bagelwiches
If you know me, you know that I absolutely ADORE apples&#8230;Fuji apples, to be specific. I literally eat one almost every day. (I&#8217;m the weirdo at the grocery store who buys about 15 at once. But, have I had to go to the doctor lately? Nope. The adage is totally true.) Most often, I add a spoonful of peanut butter on the side for some added protein. This is a very common snack, right? Right.
But today, I decided to add a little twist to my everyday delight by transforming my boring apple slices into something more interesting: apple bagelwiches. I even used aspic cutters to make them more beautiful. The end result was delicious (and fun!). 
Here&#8217;s the how-to:
Use an apple corer to remove the core from your apple.
Slice the apple into thin pieces.
Optional: Use your preference of aspic cutter to cut out fun shapes from the center. I used a flower shape and a star. (Note: You could stop at this point and still have a fun snack!)
Spread peanut butter around the edge of one side of an apple slice. I used creamy but I think crunchy would work. Creamy vs. Crunchy is like Pepsi vs. Coke, so I&#8217;m not even going to try and tell you what to do here.
Add granola (or any yummy topping) on top of the peanut butter. I used a nutty granola - make sure your granola isn&#8217;t the clumpy kind or else it may not work out too well.
Cover with another apple slice, and enjoy!
I could easily bite all the way through to enjoy both slices of apple as well as the peanut butter. It made my snack time today much more enjoyable.
I hope you try this out as well. Let me know if you use any different ingredients &#8212; the possibilities are endless! Apple Bagelwiches
If you know me, you know that I absolutely ADORE apples&#8230;Fuji apples, to be specific. I literally eat one almost every day. (I&#8217;m the weirdo at the grocery store who buys about 15 at once. But, have I had to go to the doctor lately? Nope. The adage is totally true.) Most often, I add a spoonful of peanut butter on the side for some added protein. This is a very common snack, right? Right.
But today, I decided to add a little twist to my everyday delight by transforming my boring apple slices into something more interesting: apple bagelwiches. I even used aspic cutters to make them more beautiful. The end result was delicious (and fun!). 
Here&#8217;s the how-to:
Use an apple corer to remove the core from your apple.
Slice the apple into thin pieces.
Optional: Use your preference of aspic cutter to cut out fun shapes from the center. I used a flower shape and a star. (Note: You could stop at this point and still have a fun snack!)
Spread peanut butter around the edge of one side of an apple slice. I used creamy but I think crunchy would work. Creamy vs. Crunchy is like Pepsi vs. Coke, so I&#8217;m not even going to try and tell you what to do here.
Add granola (or any yummy topping) on top of the peanut butter. I used a nutty granola - make sure your granola isn&#8217;t the clumpy kind or else it may not work out too well.
Cover with another apple slice, and enjoy!
I could easily bite all the way through to enjoy both slices of apple as well as the peanut butter. It made my snack time today much more enjoyable.
I hope you try this out as well. Let me know if you use any different ingredients &#8212; the possibilities are endless! Apple Bagelwiches
If you know me, you know that I absolutely ADORE apples&#8230;Fuji apples, to be specific. I literally eat one almost every day. (I&#8217;m the weirdo at the grocery store who buys about 15 at once. But, have I had to go to the doctor lately? Nope. The adage is totally true.) Most often, I add a spoonful of peanut butter on the side for some added protein. This is a very common snack, right? Right.
But today, I decided to add a little twist to my everyday delight by transforming my boring apple slices into something more interesting: apple bagelwiches. I even used aspic cutters to make them more beautiful. The end result was delicious (and fun!). 
Here&#8217;s the how-to:
Use an apple corer to remove the core from your apple.
Slice the apple into thin pieces.
Optional: Use your preference of aspic cutter to cut out fun shapes from the center. I used a flower shape and a star. (Note: You could stop at this point and still have a fun snack!)
Spread peanut butter around the edge of one side of an apple slice. I used creamy but I think crunchy would work. Creamy vs. Crunchy is like Pepsi vs. Coke, so I&#8217;m not even going to try and tell you what to do here.
Add granola (or any yummy topping) on top of the peanut butter. I used a nutty granola - make sure your granola isn&#8217;t the clumpy kind or else it may not work out too well.
Cover with another apple slice, and enjoy!
I could easily bite all the way through to enjoy both slices of apple as well as the peanut butter. It made my snack time today much more enjoyable.
I hope you try this out as well. Let me know if you use any different ingredients &#8212; the possibilities are endless! Apple Bagelwiches
If you know me, you know that I absolutely ADORE apples&#8230;Fuji apples, to be specific. I literally eat one almost every day. (I&#8217;m the weirdo at the grocery store who buys about 15 at once. But, have I had to go to the doctor lately? Nope. The adage is totally true.) Most often, I add a spoonful of peanut butter on the side for some added protein. This is a very common snack, right? Right.
But today, I decided to add a little twist to my everyday delight by transforming my boring apple slices into something more interesting: apple bagelwiches. I even used aspic cutters to make them more beautiful. The end result was delicious (and fun!). 
Here&#8217;s the how-to:
Use an apple corer to remove the core from your apple.
Slice the apple into thin pieces.
Optional: Use your preference of aspic cutter to cut out fun shapes from the center. I used a flower shape and a star. (Note: You could stop at this point and still have a fun snack!)
Spread peanut butter around the edge of one side of an apple slice. I used creamy but I think crunchy would work. Creamy vs. Crunchy is like Pepsi vs. Coke, so I&#8217;m not even going to try and tell you what to do here.
Add granola (or any yummy topping) on top of the peanut butter. I used a nutty granola - make sure your granola isn&#8217;t the clumpy kind or else it may not work out too well.
Cover with another apple slice, and enjoy!
I could easily bite all the way through to enjoy both slices of apple as well as the peanut butter. It made my snack time today much more enjoyable.
I hope you try this out as well. Let me know if you use any different ingredients &#8212; the possibilities are endless! Apple Bagelwiches
If you know me, you know that I absolutely ADORE apples&#8230;Fuji apples, to be specific. I literally eat one almost every day. (I&#8217;m the weirdo at the grocery store who buys about 15 at once. But, have I had to go to the doctor lately? Nope. The adage is totally true.) Most often, I add a spoonful of peanut butter on the side for some added protein. This is a very common snack, right? Right.
But today, I decided to add a little twist to my everyday delight by transforming my boring apple slices into something more interesting: apple bagelwiches. I even used aspic cutters to make them more beautiful. The end result was delicious (and fun!). 
Here&#8217;s the how-to:
Use an apple corer to remove the core from your apple.
Slice the apple into thin pieces.
Optional: Use your preference of aspic cutter to cut out fun shapes from the center. I used a flower shape and a star. (Note: You could stop at this point and still have a fun snack!)
Spread peanut butter around the edge of one side of an apple slice. I used creamy but I think crunchy would work. Creamy vs. Crunchy is like Pepsi vs. Coke, so I&#8217;m not even going to try and tell you what to do here.
Add granola (or any yummy topping) on top of the peanut butter. I used a nutty granola - make sure your granola isn&#8217;t the clumpy kind or else it may not work out too well.
Cover with another apple slice, and enjoy!
I could easily bite all the way through to enjoy both slices of apple as well as the peanut butter. It made my snack time today much more enjoyable.
I hope you try this out as well. Let me know if you use any different ingredients &#8212; the possibilities are endless!

Apple Bagelwiches

If you know me, you know that I absolutely ADORE apples…Fuji apples, to be specific. I literally eat one almost every day. (I’m the weirdo at the grocery store who buys about 15 at once. But, have I had to go to the doctor lately? Nope. The adage is totally true.) Most often, I add a spoonful of peanut butter on the side for some added protein. This is a very common snack, right? Right.

But today, I decided to add a little twist to my everyday delight by transforming my boring apple slices into something more interesting: apple bagelwiches. I even used aspic cutters to make them more beautiful. The end result was delicious (and fun!). 

Here’s the how-to:

  1. Use an apple corer to remove the core from your apple.
  2. Slice the apple into thin pieces.
  3. Optional: Use your preference of aspic cutter to cut out fun shapes from the center. I used a flower shape and a star. (Note: You could stop at this point and still have a fun snack!)
  4. Spread peanut butter around the edge of one side of an apple slice. I used creamy but I think crunchy would work. Creamy vs. Crunchy is like Pepsi vs. Coke, so I’m not even going to try and tell you what to do here.
  5. Add granola (or any yummy topping) on top of the peanut butter. I used a nutty granola - make sure your granola isn’t the clumpy kind or else it may not work out too well.
  6. Cover with another apple slice, and enjoy!

I could easily bite all the way through to enjoy both slices of apple as well as the peanut butter. It made my snack time today much more enjoyable.

I hope you try this out as well. Let me know if you use any different ingredients — the possibilities are endless!

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DIY: Five Ways To Reuse Wine &amp; Champagne Corks
I&#8217;m not sure if it&#8217;s because I&#8217;m a wino or if it&#8217;s because I live near Napa Valley (or both), but I do love me some wine. I typically toss out the bottle and cork once it&#8217;s finished, but lately have been inspired to do some crafting with these materials. I have a specific project in mind (coming soon to the blog), but wanted to share these other neat ideas that I saw while browsing for inspiration.
Cork Bath Mat - Stylish and eco-friendly, though I&#8217;m not sure how stable these would feel underneath your feet. 
Wine Cork Wreath - Every vineyard door in Napa should have one of these. This could be extra cool if you spray painted the corks different colors or used other types of materials in the wreath.
Cork Coaster - I think I may have to make these myself. They look so easy and fun.
Cork Board - A new spin on an old concept. 
Cork Chair - Okay, I know this one may be a bit too advanced for some of you (myself included), but how cool is this? Again, not sure about the stability factor. Could definitely be a conversation piece, though. The first question you could ask someone could be: how many corks do you think it took to make this?
Interested in your own cork projects? They are pretty inexpensive on places like eBay. I&#8217;d love to see what you create! DIY: Five Ways To Reuse Wine &amp; Champagne Corks
I&#8217;m not sure if it&#8217;s because I&#8217;m a wino or if it&#8217;s because I live near Napa Valley (or both), but I do love me some wine. I typically toss out the bottle and cork once it&#8217;s finished, but lately have been inspired to do some crafting with these materials. I have a specific project in mind (coming soon to the blog), but wanted to share these other neat ideas that I saw while browsing for inspiration.
Cork Bath Mat - Stylish and eco-friendly, though I&#8217;m not sure how stable these would feel underneath your feet. 
Wine Cork Wreath - Every vineyard door in Napa should have one of these. This could be extra cool if you spray painted the corks different colors or used other types of materials in the wreath.
Cork Coaster - I think I may have to make these myself. They look so easy and fun.
Cork Board - A new spin on an old concept. 
Cork Chair - Okay, I know this one may be a bit too advanced for some of you (myself included), but how cool is this? Again, not sure about the stability factor. Could definitely be a conversation piece, though. The first question you could ask someone could be: how many corks do you think it took to make this?
Interested in your own cork projects? They are pretty inexpensive on places like eBay. I&#8217;d love to see what you create! DIY: Five Ways To Reuse Wine &amp; Champagne Corks
I&#8217;m not sure if it&#8217;s because I&#8217;m a wino or if it&#8217;s because I live near Napa Valley (or both), but I do love me some wine. I typically toss out the bottle and cork once it&#8217;s finished, but lately have been inspired to do some crafting with these materials. I have a specific project in mind (coming soon to the blog), but wanted to share these other neat ideas that I saw while browsing for inspiration.
Cork Bath Mat - Stylish and eco-friendly, though I&#8217;m not sure how stable these would feel underneath your feet. 
Wine Cork Wreath - Every vineyard door in Napa should have one of these. This could be extra cool if you spray painted the corks different colors or used other types of materials in the wreath.
Cork Coaster - I think I may have to make these myself. They look so easy and fun.
Cork Board - A new spin on an old concept. 
Cork Chair - Okay, I know this one may be a bit too advanced for some of you (myself included), but how cool is this? Again, not sure about the stability factor. Could definitely be a conversation piece, though. The first question you could ask someone could be: how many corks do you think it took to make this?
Interested in your own cork projects? They are pretty inexpensive on places like eBay. I&#8217;d love to see what you create! DIY: Five Ways To Reuse Wine &amp; Champagne Corks
I&#8217;m not sure if it&#8217;s because I&#8217;m a wino or if it&#8217;s because I live near Napa Valley (or both), but I do love me some wine. I typically toss out the bottle and cork once it&#8217;s finished, but lately have been inspired to do some crafting with these materials. I have a specific project in mind (coming soon to the blog), but wanted to share these other neat ideas that I saw while browsing for inspiration.
Cork Bath Mat - Stylish and eco-friendly, though I&#8217;m not sure how stable these would feel underneath your feet. 
Wine Cork Wreath - Every vineyard door in Napa should have one of these. This could be extra cool if you spray painted the corks different colors or used other types of materials in the wreath.
Cork Coaster - I think I may have to make these myself. They look so easy and fun.
Cork Board - A new spin on an old concept. 
Cork Chair - Okay, I know this one may be a bit too advanced for some of you (myself included), but how cool is this? Again, not sure about the stability factor. Could definitely be a conversation piece, though. The first question you could ask someone could be: how many corks do you think it took to make this?
Interested in your own cork projects? They are pretty inexpensive on places like eBay. I&#8217;d love to see what you create! DIY: Five Ways To Reuse Wine &amp; Champagne Corks
I&#8217;m not sure if it&#8217;s because I&#8217;m a wino or if it&#8217;s because I live near Napa Valley (or both), but I do love me some wine. I typically toss out the bottle and cork once it&#8217;s finished, but lately have been inspired to do some crafting with these materials. I have a specific project in mind (coming soon to the blog), but wanted to share these other neat ideas that I saw while browsing for inspiration.
Cork Bath Mat - Stylish and eco-friendly, though I&#8217;m not sure how stable these would feel underneath your feet. 
Wine Cork Wreath - Every vineyard door in Napa should have one of these. This could be extra cool if you spray painted the corks different colors or used other types of materials in the wreath.
Cork Coaster - I think I may have to make these myself. They look so easy and fun.
Cork Board - A new spin on an old concept. 
Cork Chair - Okay, I know this one may be a bit too advanced for some of you (myself included), but how cool is this? Again, not sure about the stability factor. Could definitely be a conversation piece, though. The first question you could ask someone could be: how many corks do you think it took to make this?
Interested in your own cork projects? They are pretty inexpensive on places like eBay. I&#8217;d love to see what you create!

DIY: Five Ways To Reuse Wine & Champagne Corks

I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a wino or if it’s because I live near Napa Valley (or both), but I do love me some wine. I typically toss out the bottle and cork once it’s finished, but lately have been inspired to do some crafting with these materials. I have a specific project in mind (coming soon to the blog), but wanted to share these other neat ideas that I saw while browsing for inspiration.

  1. Cork Bath Mat - Stylish and eco-friendly, though I’m not sure how stable these would feel underneath your feet. 
  2. Wine Cork Wreath - Every vineyard door in Napa should have one of these. This could be extra cool if you spray painted the corks different colors or used other types of materials in the wreath.
  3. Cork Coaster - I think I may have to make these myself. They look so easy and fun.
  4. Cork Board - A new spin on an old concept. 
  5. Cork Chair - Okay, I know this one may be a bit too advanced for some of you (myself included), but how cool is this? Again, not sure about the stability factor. Could definitely be a conversation piece, though. The first question you could ask someone could be: how many corks do you think it took to make this?

Interested in your own cork projects? They are pretty inexpensive on places like eBay. I’d love to see what you create!

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Use Binder Clips as Accessory Organizers
I travel quite a bit and am always annoyed at how hard it is to keep my small accessories organized and untangled. So today, I experimented with a set of binder clips and found that they are so amazingly useful at keeping things uncluttered.
Try it for yourself. First, buy these multi-size binder clips ($4) - different sized clips were useful for different accessories.
Here&#8217;s the how-to (click images above to enlarge):
Hairbands: If you&#8217;re like me, you typically toss a few of these in your make-up bag, which makes them tough to find and leaves them open to get dirty if something explodes inside the bag. With a large binder clip, just loop your bands around once or twice, and you&#8217;re set.
Bobby Pins: These are probably the hardest to keep together. I&#8217;ve tried several tactics before, but nothing was easier than just sliding them onto a clip.
Chain Necklaces: OMG THE MOST ANNOYING THINGS TO UNTANGLE. (Who is with me!?) I&#8217;ve sacrificed many a necklace to the garbage can that were too tough to untangle. Never again! Just drop your necklace through the top of the binder clip and wrap until it&#8217;s taut. I tucked the charm back into the clip to hold it all together at the end.
Rings: Create a ring holder using two clips. Just drop them onto the neck of one binder clip, then secure the other side with a different clip.
Clip them onto your make-up or accessory bag and you&#8217;re done! Organization rules.
Want more? See my next post on how to &#8220;dress up&#8221; your binder clips and also check out this article about 9 other ways to use binder clips in your everyday life. Use Binder Clips as Accessory Organizers
I travel quite a bit and am always annoyed at how hard it is to keep my small accessories organized and untangled. So today, I experimented with a set of binder clips and found that they are so amazingly useful at keeping things uncluttered.
Try it for yourself. First, buy these multi-size binder clips ($4) - different sized clips were useful for different accessories.
Here&#8217;s the how-to (click images above to enlarge):
Hairbands: If you&#8217;re like me, you typically toss a few of these in your make-up bag, which makes them tough to find and leaves them open to get dirty if something explodes inside the bag. With a large binder clip, just loop your bands around once or twice, and you&#8217;re set.
Bobby Pins: These are probably the hardest to keep together. I&#8217;ve tried several tactics before, but nothing was easier than just sliding them onto a clip.
Chain Necklaces: OMG THE MOST ANNOYING THINGS TO UNTANGLE. (Who is with me!?) I&#8217;ve sacrificed many a necklace to the garbage can that were too tough to untangle. Never again! Just drop your necklace through the top of the binder clip and wrap until it&#8217;s taut. I tucked the charm back into the clip to hold it all together at the end.
Rings: Create a ring holder using two clips. Just drop them onto the neck of one binder clip, then secure the other side with a different clip.
Clip them onto your make-up or accessory bag and you&#8217;re done! Organization rules.
Want more? See my next post on how to &#8220;dress up&#8221; your binder clips and also check out this article about 9 other ways to use binder clips in your everyday life. Use Binder Clips as Accessory Organizers
I travel quite a bit and am always annoyed at how hard it is to keep my small accessories organized and untangled. So today, I experimented with a set of binder clips and found that they are so amazingly useful at keeping things uncluttered.
Try it for yourself. First, buy these multi-size binder clips ($4) - different sized clips were useful for different accessories.
Here&#8217;s the how-to (click images above to enlarge):
Hairbands: If you&#8217;re like me, you typically toss a few of these in your make-up bag, which makes them tough to find and leaves them open to get dirty if something explodes inside the bag. With a large binder clip, just loop your bands around once or twice, and you&#8217;re set.
Bobby Pins: These are probably the hardest to keep together. I&#8217;ve tried several tactics before, but nothing was easier than just sliding them onto a clip.
Chain Necklaces: OMG THE MOST ANNOYING THINGS TO UNTANGLE. (Who is with me!?) I&#8217;ve sacrificed many a necklace to the garbage can that were too tough to untangle. Never again! Just drop your necklace through the top of the binder clip and wrap until it&#8217;s taut. I tucked the charm back into the clip to hold it all together at the end.
Rings: Create a ring holder using two clips. Just drop them onto the neck of one binder clip, then secure the other side with a different clip.
Clip them onto your make-up or accessory bag and you&#8217;re done! Organization rules.
Want more? See my next post on how to &#8220;dress up&#8221; your binder clips and also check out this article about 9 other ways to use binder clips in your everyday life. Use Binder Clips as Accessory Organizers
I travel quite a bit and am always annoyed at how hard it is to keep my small accessories organized and untangled. So today, I experimented with a set of binder clips and found that they are so amazingly useful at keeping things uncluttered.
Try it for yourself. First, buy these multi-size binder clips ($4) - different sized clips were useful for different accessories.
Here&#8217;s the how-to (click images above to enlarge):
Hairbands: If you&#8217;re like me, you typically toss a few of these in your make-up bag, which makes them tough to find and leaves them open to get dirty if something explodes inside the bag. With a large binder clip, just loop your bands around once or twice, and you&#8217;re set.
Bobby Pins: These are probably the hardest to keep together. I&#8217;ve tried several tactics before, but nothing was easier than just sliding them onto a clip.
Chain Necklaces: OMG THE MOST ANNOYING THINGS TO UNTANGLE. (Who is with me!?) I&#8217;ve sacrificed many a necklace to the garbage can that were too tough to untangle. Never again! Just drop your necklace through the top of the binder clip and wrap until it&#8217;s taut. I tucked the charm back into the clip to hold it all together at the end.
Rings: Create a ring holder using two clips. Just drop them onto the neck of one binder clip, then secure the other side with a different clip.
Clip them onto your make-up or accessory bag and you&#8217;re done! Organization rules.
Want more? See my next post on how to &#8220;dress up&#8221; your binder clips and also check out this article about 9 other ways to use binder clips in your everyday life. Use Binder Clips as Accessory Organizers
I travel quite a bit and am always annoyed at how hard it is to keep my small accessories organized and untangled. So today, I experimented with a set of binder clips and found that they are so amazingly useful at keeping things uncluttered.
Try it for yourself. First, buy these multi-size binder clips ($4) - different sized clips were useful for different accessories.
Here&#8217;s the how-to (click images above to enlarge):
Hairbands: If you&#8217;re like me, you typically toss a few of these in your make-up bag, which makes them tough to find and leaves them open to get dirty if something explodes inside the bag. With a large binder clip, just loop your bands around once or twice, and you&#8217;re set.
Bobby Pins: These are probably the hardest to keep together. I&#8217;ve tried several tactics before, but nothing was easier than just sliding them onto a clip.
Chain Necklaces: OMG THE MOST ANNOYING THINGS TO UNTANGLE. (Who is with me!?) I&#8217;ve sacrificed many a necklace to the garbage can that were too tough to untangle. Never again! Just drop your necklace through the top of the binder clip and wrap until it&#8217;s taut. I tucked the charm back into the clip to hold it all together at the end.
Rings: Create a ring holder using two clips. Just drop them onto the neck of one binder clip, then secure the other side with a different clip.
Clip them onto your make-up or accessory bag and you&#8217;re done! Organization rules.
Want more? See my next post on how to &#8220;dress up&#8221; your binder clips and also check out this article about 9 other ways to use binder clips in your everyday life. Use Binder Clips as Accessory Organizers
I travel quite a bit and am always annoyed at how hard it is to keep my small accessories organized and untangled. So today, I experimented with a set of binder clips and found that they are so amazingly useful at keeping things uncluttered.
Try it for yourself. First, buy these multi-size binder clips ($4) - different sized clips were useful for different accessories.
Here&#8217;s the how-to (click images above to enlarge):
Hairbands: If you&#8217;re like me, you typically toss a few of these in your make-up bag, which makes them tough to find and leaves them open to get dirty if something explodes inside the bag. With a large binder clip, just loop your bands around once or twice, and you&#8217;re set.
Bobby Pins: These are probably the hardest to keep together. I&#8217;ve tried several tactics before, but nothing was easier than just sliding them onto a clip.
Chain Necklaces: OMG THE MOST ANNOYING THINGS TO UNTANGLE. (Who is with me!?) I&#8217;ve sacrificed many a necklace to the garbage can that were too tough to untangle. Never again! Just drop your necklace through the top of the binder clip and wrap until it&#8217;s taut. I tucked the charm back into the clip to hold it all together at the end.
Rings: Create a ring holder using two clips. Just drop them onto the neck of one binder clip, then secure the other side with a different clip.
Clip them onto your make-up or accessory bag and you&#8217;re done! Organization rules.
Want more? See my next post on how to &#8220;dress up&#8221; your binder clips and also check out this article about 9 other ways to use binder clips in your everyday life. Use Binder Clips as Accessory Organizers
I travel quite a bit and am always annoyed at how hard it is to keep my small accessories organized and untangled. So today, I experimented with a set of binder clips and found that they are so amazingly useful at keeping things uncluttered.
Try it for yourself. First, buy these multi-size binder clips ($4) - different sized clips were useful for different accessories.
Here&#8217;s the how-to (click images above to enlarge):
Hairbands: If you&#8217;re like me, you typically toss a few of these in your make-up bag, which makes them tough to find and leaves them open to get dirty if something explodes inside the bag. With a large binder clip, just loop your bands around once or twice, and you&#8217;re set.
Bobby Pins: These are probably the hardest to keep together. I&#8217;ve tried several tactics before, but nothing was easier than just sliding them onto a clip.
Chain Necklaces: OMG THE MOST ANNOYING THINGS TO UNTANGLE. (Who is with me!?) I&#8217;ve sacrificed many a necklace to the garbage can that were too tough to untangle. Never again! Just drop your necklace through the top of the binder clip and wrap until it&#8217;s taut. I tucked the charm back into the clip to hold it all together at the end.
Rings: Create a ring holder using two clips. Just drop them onto the neck of one binder clip, then secure the other side with a different clip.
Clip them onto your make-up or accessory bag and you&#8217;re done! Organization rules.
Want more? See my next post on how to &#8220;dress up&#8221; your binder clips and also check out this article about 9 other ways to use binder clips in your everyday life. Use Binder Clips as Accessory Organizers
I travel quite a bit and am always annoyed at how hard it is to keep my small accessories organized and untangled. So today, I experimented with a set of binder clips and found that they are so amazingly useful at keeping things uncluttered.
Try it for yourself. First, buy these multi-size binder clips ($4) - different sized clips were useful for different accessories.
Here&#8217;s the how-to (click images above to enlarge):
Hairbands: If you&#8217;re like me, you typically toss a few of these in your make-up bag, which makes them tough to find and leaves them open to get dirty if something explodes inside the bag. With a large binder clip, just loop your bands around once or twice, and you&#8217;re set.
Bobby Pins: These are probably the hardest to keep together. I&#8217;ve tried several tactics before, but nothing was easier than just sliding them onto a clip.
Chain Necklaces: OMG THE MOST ANNOYING THINGS TO UNTANGLE. (Who is with me!?) I&#8217;ve sacrificed many a necklace to the garbage can that were too tough to untangle. Never again! Just drop your necklace through the top of the binder clip and wrap until it&#8217;s taut. I tucked the charm back into the clip to hold it all together at the end.
Rings: Create a ring holder using two clips. Just drop them onto the neck of one binder clip, then secure the other side with a different clip.
Clip them onto your make-up or accessory bag and you&#8217;re done! Organization rules.
Want more? See my next post on how to &#8220;dress up&#8221; your binder clips and also check out this article about 9 other ways to use binder clips in your everyday life. Use Binder Clips as Accessory Organizers
I travel quite a bit and am always annoyed at how hard it is to keep my small accessories organized and untangled. So today, I experimented with a set of binder clips and found that they are so amazingly useful at keeping things uncluttered.
Try it for yourself. First, buy these multi-size binder clips ($4) - different sized clips were useful for different accessories.
Here&#8217;s the how-to (click images above to enlarge):
Hairbands: If you&#8217;re like me, you typically toss a few of these in your make-up bag, which makes them tough to find and leaves them open to get dirty if something explodes inside the bag. With a large binder clip, just loop your bands around once or twice, and you&#8217;re set.
Bobby Pins: These are probably the hardest to keep together. I&#8217;ve tried several tactics before, but nothing was easier than just sliding them onto a clip.
Chain Necklaces: OMG THE MOST ANNOYING THINGS TO UNTANGLE. (Who is with me!?) I&#8217;ve sacrificed many a necklace to the garbage can that were too tough to untangle. Never again! Just drop your necklace through the top of the binder clip and wrap until it&#8217;s taut. I tucked the charm back into the clip to hold it all together at the end.
Rings: Create a ring holder using two clips. Just drop them onto the neck of one binder clip, then secure the other side with a different clip.
Clip them onto your make-up or accessory bag and you&#8217;re done! Organization rules.
Want more? See my next post on how to &#8220;dress up&#8221; your binder clips and also check out this article about 9 other ways to use binder clips in your everyday life. Use Binder Clips as Accessory Organizers
I travel quite a bit and am always annoyed at how hard it is to keep my small accessories organized and untangled. So today, I experimented with a set of binder clips and found that they are so amazingly useful at keeping things uncluttered.
Try it for yourself. First, buy these multi-size binder clips ($4) - different sized clips were useful for different accessories.
Here&#8217;s the how-to (click images above to enlarge):
Hairbands: If you&#8217;re like me, you typically toss a few of these in your make-up bag, which makes them tough to find and leaves them open to get dirty if something explodes inside the bag. With a large binder clip, just loop your bands around once or twice, and you&#8217;re set.
Bobby Pins: These are probably the hardest to keep together. I&#8217;ve tried several tactics before, but nothing was easier than just sliding them onto a clip.
Chain Necklaces: OMG THE MOST ANNOYING THINGS TO UNTANGLE. (Who is with me!?) I&#8217;ve sacrificed many a necklace to the garbage can that were too tough to untangle. Never again! Just drop your necklace through the top of the binder clip and wrap until it&#8217;s taut. I tucked the charm back into the clip to hold it all together at the end.
Rings: Create a ring holder using two clips. Just drop them onto the neck of one binder clip, then secure the other side with a different clip.
Clip them onto your make-up or accessory bag and you&#8217;re done! Organization rules.
Want more? See my next post on how to &#8220;dress up&#8221; your binder clips and also check out this article about 9 other ways to use binder clips in your everyday life.

Use Binder Clips as Accessory Organizers

I travel quite a bit and am always annoyed at how hard it is to keep my small accessories organized and untangled. So today, I experimented with a set of binder clips and found that they are so amazingly useful at keeping things uncluttered.

Try it for yourself. First, buy these multi-size binder clips ($4) - different sized clips were useful for different accessories.

Here’s the how-to (click images above to enlarge):

  • Hairbands: If you’re like me, you typically toss a few of these in your make-up bag, which makes them tough to find and leaves them open to get dirty if something explodes inside the bag. With a large binder clip, just loop your bands around once or twice, and you’re set.
  • Bobby Pins: These are probably the hardest to keep together. I’ve tried several tactics before, but nothing was easier than just sliding them onto a clip.
  • Chain Necklaces: OMG THE MOST ANNOYING THINGS TO UNTANGLE. (Who is with me!?) I’ve sacrificed many a necklace to the garbage can that were too tough to untangle. Never again! Just drop your necklace through the top of the binder clip and wrap until it’s taut. I tucked the charm back into the clip to hold it all together at the end.
  • Rings: Create a ring holder using two clips. Just drop them onto the neck of one binder clip, then secure the other side with a different clip.

Clip them onto your make-up or accessory bag and you’re done! Organization rules.

Want more? See my next post on how to “dress up” your binder clips and also check out this article about 9 other ways to use binder clips in your everyday life.

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Dress Up Your Binder Clips
One more idea for making binder clips more functional&#8230; use decorative paper or fabric to dress up your clips. Just cut to the size of the clip and glue down. Be sure to use a glue that can adhere well to plastic or metal.
I promise you&#8217;ll get a compliment the next time someone sees your sweet new binder clips :)

Dress Up Your Binder Clips

One more idea for making binder clips more functional… use decorative paper or fabric to dress up your clips. Just cut to the size of the clip and glue down. Be sure to use a glue that can adhere well to plastic or metal.

I promise you’ll get a compliment the next time someone sees your sweet new binder clips :)

10
Stitched Stationary
I got a new sewing machine recently and took it out today to play around a bit. I didn&#8217;t have much fabric so I decided to stitch on paper instead. And in the process, I came up with a couple of fun ideas for stationary designs. (Click the photos to expand.)
Do-It-Yourself:
Either cut your own paper to size, or buy a A7 sized card and A4 sized card from your local paper store.
Stitch the smaller card into the middle of the larger card
Cut hearts from construction paper. I used the 1st grade method of folding the paper and cutting half-hearts along the fold.
Sew the hearts together.
Reinforce your strand of sewn hearts to the corners of your card.
Write a note, and you&#8217;re done!
In the spirit of fall, I also decided to try my hand at making a stitched pumpkin. The stitching worked well for the curves running down the round sides. Oh, and I also used the 1st grade method of cutting shapes again for this guy - hey, I&#8217;m all about simplicity when trying to make things symmetrical.
This project took less than 15 minutes and was really easy. I highly recommend it if you have your own sewing machine. What other designs could you make? Stitched Stationary
I got a new sewing machine recently and took it out today to play around a bit. I didn&#8217;t have much fabric so I decided to stitch on paper instead. And in the process, I came up with a couple of fun ideas for stationary designs. (Click the photos to expand.)
Do-It-Yourself:
Either cut your own paper to size, or buy a A7 sized card and A4 sized card from your local paper store.
Stitch the smaller card into the middle of the larger card
Cut hearts from construction paper. I used the 1st grade method of folding the paper and cutting half-hearts along the fold.
Sew the hearts together.
Reinforce your strand of sewn hearts to the corners of your card.
Write a note, and you&#8217;re done!
In the spirit of fall, I also decided to try my hand at making a stitched pumpkin. The stitching worked well for the curves running down the round sides. Oh, and I also used the 1st grade method of cutting shapes again for this guy - hey, I&#8217;m all about simplicity when trying to make things symmetrical.
This project took less than 15 minutes and was really easy. I highly recommend it if you have your own sewing machine. What other designs could you make? Stitched Stationary
I got a new sewing machine recently and took it out today to play around a bit. I didn&#8217;t have much fabric so I decided to stitch on paper instead. And in the process, I came up with a couple of fun ideas for stationary designs. (Click the photos to expand.)
Do-It-Yourself:
Either cut your own paper to size, or buy a A7 sized card and A4 sized card from your local paper store.
Stitch the smaller card into the middle of the larger card
Cut hearts from construction paper. I used the 1st grade method of folding the paper and cutting half-hearts along the fold.
Sew the hearts together.
Reinforce your strand of sewn hearts to the corners of your card.
Write a note, and you&#8217;re done!
In the spirit of fall, I also decided to try my hand at making a stitched pumpkin. The stitching worked well for the curves running down the round sides. Oh, and I also used the 1st grade method of cutting shapes again for this guy - hey, I&#8217;m all about simplicity when trying to make things symmetrical.
This project took less than 15 minutes and was really easy. I highly recommend it if you have your own sewing machine. What other designs could you make? Stitched Stationary
I got a new sewing machine recently and took it out today to play around a bit. I didn&#8217;t have much fabric so I decided to stitch on paper instead. And in the process, I came up with a couple of fun ideas for stationary designs. (Click the photos to expand.)
Do-It-Yourself:
Either cut your own paper to size, or buy a A7 sized card and A4 sized card from your local paper store.
Stitch the smaller card into the middle of the larger card
Cut hearts from construction paper. I used the 1st grade method of folding the paper and cutting half-hearts along the fold.
Sew the hearts together.
Reinforce your strand of sewn hearts to the corners of your card.
Write a note, and you&#8217;re done!
In the spirit of fall, I also decided to try my hand at making a stitched pumpkin. The stitching worked well for the curves running down the round sides. Oh, and I also used the 1st grade method of cutting shapes again for this guy - hey, I&#8217;m all about simplicity when trying to make things symmetrical.
This project took less than 15 minutes and was really easy. I highly recommend it if you have your own sewing machine. What other designs could you make?

Stitched Stationary

I got a new sewing machine recently and took it out today to play around a bit. I didn’t have much fabric so I decided to stitch on paper instead. And in the process, I came up with a couple of fun ideas for stationary designs. (Click the photos to expand.)

Do-It-Yourself:

  • Either cut your own paper to size, or buy a A7 sized card and A4 sized card from your local paper store.
  • Stitch the smaller card into the middle of the larger card
  • Cut hearts from construction paper. I used the 1st grade method of folding the paper and cutting half-hearts along the fold.
  • Sew the hearts together.
  • Reinforce your strand of sewn hearts to the corners of your card.
  • Write a note, and you’re done!

In the spirit of fall, I also decided to try my hand at making a stitched pumpkin. The stitching worked well for the curves running down the round sides. Oh, and I also used the 1st grade method of cutting shapes again for this guy - hey, I’m all about simplicity when trying to make things symmetrical.

This project took less than 15 minutes and was really easy. I highly recommend it if you have your own sewing machine. What other designs could you make?

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The High-Strung Pumpkin
I&#8217;m all for carving pumpkins, but it&#8217;s quite a messy and time-sucking endeavor. Scooping out the guts and seeds, stenciling, carving, etc. So this year, I&#8217;m coming up with new ways to make my pumpkins stand out, without the mess and time.
The first, pictured above, took about 15 minutes and only took 1/2&#8221; double pointed tacks and colored twine. I used pink twine because I didn&#8217;t have another color, but obviously you can use whatever color you&#8217;d like.
I simply tacked the border of the face, and then strung twine through the tacks, weaving back and forth twice around each edge. Be sure to knot the twine at the very beginning and at the end, then trim the edges.
I think it makes for a really fun, non-traditional look that will definitely turn a few heads. Another thumb-tacked pumpkin experiment is coming up on the blog soon - stay tuned! The High-Strung Pumpkin
I&#8217;m all for carving pumpkins, but it&#8217;s quite a messy and time-sucking endeavor. Scooping out the guts and seeds, stenciling, carving, etc. So this year, I&#8217;m coming up with new ways to make my pumpkins stand out, without the mess and time.
The first, pictured above, took about 15 minutes and only took 1/2&#8221; double pointed tacks and colored twine. I used pink twine because I didn&#8217;t have another color, but obviously you can use whatever color you&#8217;d like.
I simply tacked the border of the face, and then strung twine through the tacks, weaving back and forth twice around each edge. Be sure to knot the twine at the very beginning and at the end, then trim the edges.
I think it makes for a really fun, non-traditional look that will definitely turn a few heads. Another thumb-tacked pumpkin experiment is coming up on the blog soon - stay tuned! The High-Strung Pumpkin
I&#8217;m all for carving pumpkins, but it&#8217;s quite a messy and time-sucking endeavor. Scooping out the guts and seeds, stenciling, carving, etc. So this year, I&#8217;m coming up with new ways to make my pumpkins stand out, without the mess and time.
The first, pictured above, took about 15 minutes and only took 1/2&#8221; double pointed tacks and colored twine. I used pink twine because I didn&#8217;t have another color, but obviously you can use whatever color you&#8217;d like.
I simply tacked the border of the face, and then strung twine through the tacks, weaving back and forth twice around each edge. Be sure to knot the twine at the very beginning and at the end, then trim the edges.
I think it makes for a really fun, non-traditional look that will definitely turn a few heads. Another thumb-tacked pumpkin experiment is coming up on the blog soon - stay tuned! The High-Strung Pumpkin
I&#8217;m all for carving pumpkins, but it&#8217;s quite a messy and time-sucking endeavor. Scooping out the guts and seeds, stenciling, carving, etc. So this year, I&#8217;m coming up with new ways to make my pumpkins stand out, without the mess and time.
The first, pictured above, took about 15 minutes and only took 1/2&#8221; double pointed tacks and colored twine. I used pink twine because I didn&#8217;t have another color, but obviously you can use whatever color you&#8217;d like.
I simply tacked the border of the face, and then strung twine through the tacks, weaving back and forth twice around each edge. Be sure to knot the twine at the very beginning and at the end, then trim the edges.
I think it makes for a really fun, non-traditional look that will definitely turn a few heads. Another thumb-tacked pumpkin experiment is coming up on the blog soon - stay tuned!

The High-Strung Pumpkin

I’m all for carving pumpkins, but it’s quite a messy and time-sucking endeavor. Scooping out the guts and seeds, stenciling, carving, etc. So this year, I’m coming up with new ways to make my pumpkins stand out, without the mess and time.

The first, pictured above, took about 15 minutes and only took 1/2” double pointed tacks and colored twine. I used pink twine because I didn’t have another color, but obviously you can use whatever color you’d like.

I simply tacked the border of the face, and then strung twine through the tacks, weaving back and forth twice around each edge. Be sure to knot the twine at the very beginning and at the end, then trim the edges.

I think it makes for a really fun, non-traditional look that will definitely turn a few heads. Another thumb-tacked pumpkin experiment is coming up on the blog soon - stay tuned!

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The iPumpkin
After yesterday&#8217;s High Strung Pumpkin experiment, I got so excited about pumpkin decorating that I decided to try my hand at stencil painting. And, being the Apple nerd I am, of course I had to dedicate my pumpkin to Steve. 
Without counting the dry time of the paint (which was only about an hour), this took me a total of five minutes to complete. I was tempted to go back to the store to buy several more pumpkins to decorate because it was so easy!
Supplies:
Pumpkin of your choosing
Rust-Oleum Multi-Purpose Spray Paint, Primer ($7)
3M Super 77 Multipurpose Adhesive ($12)
Printed design
Scotch tape
How-To:
Print and cut out a design of your choice. I used this Apple logo and scaled it to 55% of the size before printing, to better fit the face of my pumpkin. Play around with the size until it looks like a good fit on your pumpkin.
Use the spray adhesive to coat the back of your design, and then bond to your pumpkin&#8217;s face. It&#8217;s okay if you have to wrinkle some parts of the design to mold to the roundness of the pumpkin, just try to get out as many as possible and make sure all edges are pressed down firmly so paint doesn&#8217;t soak through.
If you want to leave your pumpkin stem in tact, use scotch tape or packing tape to cover.
Lay down newspaper or put pumpkin on a surface that you don&#8217;t care about getting dirty. Then lightly coat the entire pumpkin with the primer spray. You can use any colored paint, I just thought that the white really fit the Apple brand. Be sure not to miss the bottom curve of the pumpkin when painting.
Wait about 30 minutes or until paint is dry to the touch. Then remove your stencil and the scotch tape around the stem. (Yes, the beauty of this specific brand of adhesive is that it&#8217;s easy to remove.) The paint may take several hours to &#8220;completely&#8221; dry, so be a bit careful with over-handling. 
That&#8217;s it! So easy, right? I think Steve would have approved.
I would love to see what you come up with. Shoot me photos of any pumpkin projects you complete: britmorin@gmail.com. Have fun! The iPumpkin
After yesterday&#8217;s High Strung Pumpkin experiment, I got so excited about pumpkin decorating that I decided to try my hand at stencil painting. And, being the Apple nerd I am, of course I had to dedicate my pumpkin to Steve. 
Without counting the dry time of the paint (which was only about an hour), this took me a total of five minutes to complete. I was tempted to go back to the store to buy several more pumpkins to decorate because it was so easy!
Supplies:
Pumpkin of your choosing
Rust-Oleum Multi-Purpose Spray Paint, Primer ($7)
3M Super 77 Multipurpose Adhesive ($12)
Printed design
Scotch tape
How-To:
Print and cut out a design of your choice. I used this Apple logo and scaled it to 55% of the size before printing, to better fit the face of my pumpkin. Play around with the size until it looks like a good fit on your pumpkin.
Use the spray adhesive to coat the back of your design, and then bond to your pumpkin&#8217;s face. It&#8217;s okay if you have to wrinkle some parts of the design to mold to the roundness of the pumpkin, just try to get out as many as possible and make sure all edges are pressed down firmly so paint doesn&#8217;t soak through.
If you want to leave your pumpkin stem in tact, use scotch tape or packing tape to cover.
Lay down newspaper or put pumpkin on a surface that you don&#8217;t care about getting dirty. Then lightly coat the entire pumpkin with the primer spray. You can use any colored paint, I just thought that the white really fit the Apple brand. Be sure not to miss the bottom curve of the pumpkin when painting.
Wait about 30 minutes or until paint is dry to the touch. Then remove your stencil and the scotch tape around the stem. (Yes, the beauty of this specific brand of adhesive is that it&#8217;s easy to remove.) The paint may take several hours to &#8220;completely&#8221; dry, so be a bit careful with over-handling. 
That&#8217;s it! So easy, right? I think Steve would have approved.
I would love to see what you come up with. Shoot me photos of any pumpkin projects you complete: britmorin@gmail.com. Have fun! The iPumpkin
After yesterday&#8217;s High Strung Pumpkin experiment, I got so excited about pumpkin decorating that I decided to try my hand at stencil painting. And, being the Apple nerd I am, of course I had to dedicate my pumpkin to Steve. 
Without counting the dry time of the paint (which was only about an hour), this took me a total of five minutes to complete. I was tempted to go back to the store to buy several more pumpkins to decorate because it was so easy!
Supplies:
Pumpkin of your choosing
Rust-Oleum Multi-Purpose Spray Paint, Primer ($7)
3M Super 77 Multipurpose Adhesive ($12)
Printed design
Scotch tape
How-To:
Print and cut out a design of your choice. I used this Apple logo and scaled it to 55% of the size before printing, to better fit the face of my pumpkin. Play around with the size until it looks like a good fit on your pumpkin.
Use the spray adhesive to coat the back of your design, and then bond to your pumpkin&#8217;s face. It&#8217;s okay if you have to wrinkle some parts of the design to mold to the roundness of the pumpkin, just try to get out as many as possible and make sure all edges are pressed down firmly so paint doesn&#8217;t soak through.
If you want to leave your pumpkin stem in tact, use scotch tape or packing tape to cover.
Lay down newspaper or put pumpkin on a surface that you don&#8217;t care about getting dirty. Then lightly coat the entire pumpkin with the primer spray. You can use any colored paint, I just thought that the white really fit the Apple brand. Be sure not to miss the bottom curve of the pumpkin when painting.
Wait about 30 minutes or until paint is dry to the touch. Then remove your stencil and the scotch tape around the stem. (Yes, the beauty of this specific brand of adhesive is that it&#8217;s easy to remove.) The paint may take several hours to &#8220;completely&#8221; dry, so be a bit careful with over-handling. 
That&#8217;s it! So easy, right? I think Steve would have approved.
I would love to see what you come up with. Shoot me photos of any pumpkin projects you complete: britmorin@gmail.com. Have fun! The iPumpkin
After yesterday&#8217;s High Strung Pumpkin experiment, I got so excited about pumpkin decorating that I decided to try my hand at stencil painting. And, being the Apple nerd I am, of course I had to dedicate my pumpkin to Steve. 
Without counting the dry time of the paint (which was only about an hour), this took me a total of five minutes to complete. I was tempted to go back to the store to buy several more pumpkins to decorate because it was so easy!
Supplies:
Pumpkin of your choosing
Rust-Oleum Multi-Purpose Spray Paint, Primer ($7)
3M Super 77 Multipurpose Adhesive ($12)
Printed design
Scotch tape
How-To:
Print and cut out a design of your choice. I used this Apple logo and scaled it to 55% of the size before printing, to better fit the face of my pumpkin. Play around with the size until it looks like a good fit on your pumpkin.
Use the spray adhesive to coat the back of your design, and then bond to your pumpkin&#8217;s face. It&#8217;s okay if you have to wrinkle some parts of the design to mold to the roundness of the pumpkin, just try to get out as many as possible and make sure all edges are pressed down firmly so paint doesn&#8217;t soak through.
If you want to leave your pumpkin stem in tact, use scotch tape or packing tape to cover.
Lay down newspaper or put pumpkin on a surface that you don&#8217;t care about getting dirty. Then lightly coat the entire pumpkin with the primer spray. You can use any colored paint, I just thought that the white really fit the Apple brand. Be sure not to miss the bottom curve of the pumpkin when painting.
Wait about 30 minutes or until paint is dry to the touch. Then remove your stencil and the scotch tape around the stem. (Yes, the beauty of this specific brand of adhesive is that it&#8217;s easy to remove.) The paint may take several hours to &#8220;completely&#8221; dry, so be a bit careful with over-handling. 
That&#8217;s it! So easy, right? I think Steve would have approved.
I would love to see what you come up with. Shoot me photos of any pumpkin projects you complete: britmorin@gmail.com. Have fun!

The iPumpkin

After yesterday’s High Strung Pumpkin experiment, I got so excited about pumpkin decorating that I decided to try my hand at stencil painting. And, being the Apple nerd I am, of course I had to dedicate my pumpkin to Steve. 

Without counting the dry time of the paint (which was only about an hour), this took me a total of five minutes to complete. I was tempted to go back to the store to buy several more pumpkins to decorate because it was so easy!

Supplies:

  1. Pumpkin of your choosing
  2. Rust-Oleum Multi-Purpose Spray Paint, Primer ($7)
  3. 3M Super 77 Multipurpose Adhesive ($12)
  4. Printed design
  5. Scotch tape

How-To:

  1. Print and cut out a design of your choice. I used this Apple logo and scaled it to 55% of the size before printing, to better fit the face of my pumpkin. Play around with the size until it looks like a good fit on your pumpkin.
  2. Use the spray adhesive to coat the back of your design, and then bond to your pumpkin’s face. It’s okay if you have to wrinkle some parts of the design to mold to the roundness of the pumpkin, just try to get out as many as possible and make sure all edges are pressed down firmly so paint doesn’t soak through.
  3. If you want to leave your pumpkin stem in tact, use scotch tape or packing tape to cover.
  4. Lay down newspaper or put pumpkin on a surface that you don’t care about getting dirty. Then lightly coat the entire pumpkin with the primer spray. You can use any colored paint, I just thought that the white really fit the Apple brand. Be sure not to miss the bottom curve of the pumpkin when painting.
  5. Wait about 30 minutes or until paint is dry to the touch. Then remove your stencil and the scotch tape around the stem. (Yes, the beauty of this specific brand of adhesive is that it’s easy to remove.) The paint may take several hours to “completely” dry, so be a bit careful with over-handling. 

That’s it! So easy, right? I think Steve would have approved.

I would love to see what you come up with. Shoot me photos of any pumpkin projects you complete: britmorin@gmail.com. Have fun!

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DIY Halloween Hostess Gift (Made In 10 Minutes Or Less!)
Heading to a Halloween party tonight and don&#8217;t have anything interesting to bring the hostess? I was in the same pickle last night and came up with an easy (and cute!) solution, made in literally 10 minutes, using only objects I already had around my house.
Materials:
One piece of white or beige felt (fabric would work too - even an old t-shirt) cut in a 12-inch square.
One black hairband or rubberband (a ribbon would also work)
Sharpie marker
Parchment paper, newspaper, tissue paper&#8230; or, any type of paper :)
A bottle of wine, or the libation of your choosing.
Optional: Black felt or fabric
Optional: Thread
Instructions:
Wad whatever paper you decide to use (I used parchment paper) into a small ball, which will act as the ghost&#8217;s head. 
Place wad of paper on top of wine bottle and cover with felt square. 
Attach hair band around neck of wine bottle, wherever you think looks right in order for the ghost to have a long face.
Using your Sharpie, mark eyes and a ghostly mouth.
NOTE: If you are out of time, you can stop here, and you will still have a cute ghost. If you want to polish it up a bit, read on.
With your black felt or fabric, cut out circles for the ghost&#8217;s eyes and mouth. Try to match the size of the circles you drew on the felt.
Remove the felt from the bottle. The circles you drew now act as a stencil for you to stitch your cut circles onto.
Use a sewing machine or hand stitch your black cut circles onto the felt. (Pro tip: My machine was threaded with white thread and I didn&#8217;t have time to re-thread it with black thread, so I just Sharpie&#8217;d over the white thread once I was done sewing.)
Re-configure the felt back onto your bottle using your paper and hairband.
That&#8217;s it! I was pleasantly surprised with how it came out, as was the hostess I ended up gifting the bottle to. Have a great Halloween night!

DIY Halloween Hostess Gift (Made In 10 Minutes Or Less!)

Heading to a Halloween party tonight and don’t have anything interesting to bring the hostess? I was in the same pickle last night and came up with an easy (and cute!) solution, made in literally 10 minutes, using only objects I already had around my house.

Materials:

  1. One piece of white or beige felt (fabric would work too - even an old t-shirt) cut in a 12-inch square.
  2. One black hairband or rubberband (a ribbon would also work)
  3. Sharpie marker
  4. Parchment paper, newspaper, tissue paper… or, any type of paper :)
  5. A bottle of wine, or the libation of your choosing.
  6. Optional: Black felt or fabric
  7. Optional: Thread

Instructions:

  1. Wad whatever paper you decide to use (I used parchment paper) into a small ball, which will act as the ghost’s head. 
  2. Place wad of paper on top of wine bottle and cover with felt square. 
  3. Attach hair band around neck of wine bottle, wherever you think looks right in order for the ghost to have a long face.
  4. Using your Sharpie, mark eyes and a ghostly mouth.
  5. NOTE: If you are out of time, you can stop here, and you will still have a cute ghost. If you want to polish it up a bit, read on.
  6. With your black felt or fabric, cut out circles for the ghost’s eyes and mouth. Try to match the size of the circles you drew on the felt.
  7. Remove the felt from the bottle. The circles you drew now act as a stencil for you to stitch your cut circles onto.
  8. Use a sewing machine or hand stitch your black cut circles onto the felt. (Pro tip: My machine was threaded with white thread and I didn’t have time to re-thread it with black thread, so I just Sharpie’d over the white thread once I was done sewing.)
  9. Re-configure the felt back onto your bottle using your paper and hairband.

That’s it! I was pleasantly surprised with how it came out, as was the hostess I ended up gifting the bottle to. Have a great Halloween night!

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Hosting guests this holiday season? Here’s an easy way to dress up your drinks in minutes. And, all it takes is some spray paint and electrical tape. The result? Candy cane-esque stemware that is sure to leave an impression.
Read on for the how-to.

Hosting guests this holiday season? Here’s an easy way to dress up your drinks in minutes. And, all it takes is some spray paint and electrical tape. The result? Candy cane-esque stemware that is sure to leave an impression.

Read on for the how-to.

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We love new video Mondays, don’t you? :)

Today, watch as I make Christmas Tree Cheese, a fun way to transform the standard cheese and crackers into a festive holiday appetizer. Even better - it takes under a minute to make!

This is seriously the best way to impress guests and can also be used as a creative hostess gift. Try it out for yourself this season!