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The “New” Tee-Shirt

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Do you have tee-shirts that you are attached to, but you just don’t wear them as much anymore? Maybe the first concert you went to or a race you ran in? Well this is the perfect chance to change that tee-shirt into something “New”. Here is another neat craft project I found on Pinterest.

This blog provided a tutorial to turn a tee-shirt into a tank top and the instructions were great! Crafterhours Tee to Tank: A Tutorial by Jen from Upcycled Education

I changed a few of my tee-shirts into a new tank. Check out the blog above for the tutorial and make some of your own!

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My Succulent Terrarium

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This weekend I decided to make a terrarium. I first sent a text message over to my dear friend Molly. She runs her own gardening business and I thought she would be a good place to start with advice. A terrarium is a container which is designed to hold small plants and animals in controlled conditions. I decided to make an open terrarium since I was using succulent plants.

Here is what you need:
A large deep glass container
Pebbles/rocks
Cactus/succulent soil
3-4 succulent plants

Let’s Make it:
Line the bottom of the glass container with rocks /pebbles
Add a thin layer of dirt
Gently place the plants on top of the dirt
Add additional dirt to even out the layer between the plants
Succulents do well when you water them and let sit for 2 to 3 weeks
Make sure they get plenty of sun

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Christmas Ornament

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My Aunt Nancy shared this idea with me. This morning when my mom and I were walking Sparty I saw this split dead leaf that fell from the palm tree. My Aunt used a different part of the leaf, so you can use what you find. The key is to spilt it, so you have Rudolph’s antlers. All you need to add is a red Pom-Pom for his nose and two little wiggle eyes. I used the hot glue to place the goodies on. I used a simple ribbon to the back so I could hang it on the tree. This is a great idea to share with your friends and family.

Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Card Display

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I needed something to display all my christmas cards this year. So I looked on Pinterest and got some ideas. I had some old photo frames sitting around the house, that Sparty chewed on ūüôā some red ribbon and old Christmas cards. So I put them together and here is what I got!

Here is what you need to make it!

Hot glue gun
Ribbon
Photo frame (or any type of sign)
Old Christmas cards
Suction cups or nail (to hang)
Clothes pins

Here’s how to make it!

Warm up your hot glue gun and size the old Christmas cards to fit inside the frame.

Hot glue the ribbon to the back of the photo frame so it hangs long enough to pin your new Christmas cards you will get in the mail.

If you have extra ribbon tie a bow and glue it to the front.

Once everything is dry, hang your frame and add your cards with clothespins!

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New Wicker Chairs

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My Aunt Nancy gave me these wicker chairs when we bought our new house. She said they had been painted almost every color in the book, so it was my turn to start with a fresh look. When we picked them up they were blue with a stripped blue and white cushion. The color theme in our house is all natural tones, so lots of browns and greens. I decided to paint them brown.

The outside work spray painting the chairs.

Supplies: Brown Spray paint, 6 bottles, indoor/outdoor for wicker and drop clothes and face mask.

It took me 2 days to spray both chairs as I had to spray 2 coats to completely cover all the blue. The first day I went horizontally as I sprayed, the second day, vertically, ensuring full coverage.

The inside work – recovering the cushions.

Supplies: Sewing Machine, 2 yards of material, some pins, Velcro, and thread.

For those of you who know my sewing style, I hate patterns. So I winged it as usual. I took a yard for each cushion and pinned it, inside out to each cushion, so I could use the shape as a guideline. Once I had the u-shaped material sewn, I used velcro to close off the back cover of the cushion.

I think they turned out pretty well. I bought the throw pillows at Kmart on sale, buy 1  get one 50% off.

wicker spray The outside work

recovered chair The finished product

Just some Scarfs

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Finally getting back into knitting and crocheting. I finished these 2 scarfs over the last week. The scarf on the left is crocheted with red lion yarn, a basic double crochet. I am sending this one off to my little cousin Carly. The one on the right is knit with homespun lion brand yarn. This one is getting shipped off to Madrid for my sister in law!

Now I am working on a crocheted afghan, more to come!

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