Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fabric Pumpkins

I love this time of year..mostly because of the decorations! These pumpkins are easy to make:
  • 1 yard fabric can make at least 2 medium sized pumpkins
  • 2-3 yards ribbon
  • 2 or more felt leaves, add glitter (opt)
  • 4 or so inch stick, painted dark brown & glitter (opt)
  • 2 or more bags of beans
  • hot glue gun, glue
  • needle and thread

For a small pumpkin, cut just over the size of a dinner plate, add 4 inches for next size up, etc. add your beans to desired fill for your stuffing. place stick and base stitch at the top, then pull once everything is in place. Use hot glue to secure fabric to the stick. Add ribbon around and hot glue to the stick. add the leaves at the base of the stick and tie ribbon and make a bow around the stems of the leaves and hot glue that to the stick. I used scissors to make the ribbon curl.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Recipe Box

This recipe box is fun and easy to make! I got the plain wood box at Michaels and used modge podge and scrapbook paper. I used an exacto knife and just cut along the edges of the box, where I wanted the paper to go. I kept the box face down after applying the paper to keep it flat, so there wouldn't be any bubbles. I did some designs on the side of the box, embellishments, etc. and I used felt letters. I chose the red/maroon color to match my kitchen :)