Young and Crafty Sisters: December 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

Free for All


As you are linking up your wonderful projects, I am frantically packing for my vacation to COLORADO!! I can’t tell you how excited I am to have a week off and skiing nonetheless.  Usually I have tons of prescheduled post’s planned for when I’m gone but I’ve been a major slacker. Therefore, you will not be hearing from me next week! I’m declaring a week long vacation from my blog. No linky party next week either.

Trust me, you will be missed!

Here are the fab features from last week:

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This is chic dresser makeover!

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Love this sign and the quote!

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This table makes me wonder why I don’t have any furniture painted yellow. So pretty!

And the most viewed link:

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These rosette keychain’s are a great gift or just to keep for yourself :)

Rules: Link directly to your post of projects made by you, no Etsy shops, no giveaways(Please do not link up a project that you've already linked here before)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Top 10 Post of 2011

 

Another year has flown by! I wanted to take a second to recap my Top 10 posts for 2011 as we head into the New year! This is going to be a mix of my favorite projects and my most visited projects. Usually they are one in the same :)

 

1. This pallet art is by far the most viewed post on my blog. And it does happen to be my favorite!

 

Pallet Art- Living Room

 

2. My second favorite project and also the second most viewed post on my blog is my “love” pallet art.

 

Love Pallet Art

 

3. This sinfully delicious cheesecake dip is the third most viewed link of the year.

 

Cheesecake Dip

 

4. This ribbon organizer is super easy and ranks in at number four.

 

Ribbon Organizer

 

5. This lacquered sofa table turned distressed white beauty is one of my favorite transformations.

 

Lacquer Sofa table redo

 

6. This project only ranks on my own list. It was the first complete baby outfit that I sewed and I just love the color combo and ruffles.

 

Baby Ruffle Top and Bottom

 

7. This wooden tray ranks on my favorite projects. It was so simple to make.

 

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8. I absolutely love this two toned chair. The dark stain combined with the paint makes for a great combo.

 

Painted and stained wood chair

 

9. This sisal rope wreath is interchangeable for any season or design that I want.

 

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10. This deco mesh wreath might be my favorite wreath of all time. I just love every single little detail about it!

 

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I hope that you get some inspiration for next year. I’m excited to start a new year of fun projects!

 

 

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Free for All


Ready or not Christmas is HERE! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with your friends and family!

Here are the fab features from last week:

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These just might be the cutest snowmen ornaments I’ve ever seen!

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Tile coasters… great gift idea for grandparents!

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Cool idea for next year. Wrap your gallery wall to look like presents!

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Love this rustic window frame and the slogan inside!

And the most viewed link is:

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I love ALL of these trees… I’ll take one of each!

Rules: Link directly to your post of projects made by you, no Etsy shops, no giveaways(Please do not link up a project that you've already linked here before)


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Front Porch Deco Mesh Garland {Tutorial}


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So I showed you guys my deco mesh wreath and promised a tutorial for how I made my garland. It’s the same concept for both the wreath and garland. There is seriously NO way you can mess this up!

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Start with a plain green garland. You won’t be able to see any of it once you finish.

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Take a section of the mesh and sort of squish it down to make a bubble.

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Then take a pipe cleaner or twist tie and secure it around the garland.

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This is what it looks like once you have the base of white on. A hot mess. But then you take your smaller deco mesh ribbon and go back through….

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I twist tied the red to all the sections that were there before and middle of the sections.

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Here’s a visual. You will take your red and twist tie it like the picture.

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Then you go back through and fill in the spaces where you can see the twist ties with ornaments. It’s so simple but make a big impact! (I think I need a Christmas mat… it looks a smidge out of place!)

I think there will be more deco mesh in my future :)

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Linking Up To These Parties: Monday- Embellishing Life Craft-O-Maniac Its So Very Cheri Making the World Cuter C.R.A.F.T. The Girl Creative Tuesday- Sugar Bee Crafts Topsy Turvy Cakes Night Owl Crafting A Diamond in the Stuff Home Stories A to Z Today's Creative Blog Funky Polkadot Giraffe Wednesday-  Trendy Treehouse Fireflies & Jellybeans Saturday MorningsThursday- Somewhat Simple Paisley Passions What Allie's Making Now Christina's Adventures House of Hepworths Friday- Sassy Sites Fingerprints on the Fridge Tatertots and Jello Chic on a Shoestring Decorating  Sunday- Under the Table and Dreaming I Heart Nap Time 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Free for All


My Christmas shopping is DONE! We are hosting Christmas at our house tomorrow for my Mom’s side of the family. Needless to say, I’ve been scrubbing my house spotless and cooking like a mad woman!

Here are the feature from last week:

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This Joy block would so easy to make and is adorable!

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These moss covered deer would be the perfect edition to my woodsy d├ęcor!

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Find out how to make these super easy leg warmers/boot socks!

And the most viewed link:

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Easy T-Shirt scarf! Great gift idea too.

Rules: Link directly to your post of projects made by you, no Etsy shops, no giveaways(Please do not link up a project that you've already linked here before)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Guest Post: Created By Cori {Cupcake Liner Wreath}

Today I've got Created by Cori here sharing her fun take on a cupcake liner wreath! Be sure and visit her blog :)

I have had a cupcake tin wreath idea in my head for a couple days and I finally had to bring it to life.  This couldn't have been more easy!  I found some cute cupcake tins at Joanne's yesterday and went to work.  I bent a wire hanger into a circle shape, slipped on the cupcake tins and hot glued them in place.  Last, I tied some ribbon to hang it up!



Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Deco Mesh Christmas Wreath


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Down here in the South, there’s this stuff called deco mesh. Maybe you’ve heard of or seen it. It’s super popular this year and I jumped right on that bandwagon!

And oh.my.word. I love this wreath more than any other wreath I’ve ever made. Ever.

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I used all of these supplies to make this wreath. You can’t tell in the picture but the wreath form is mostly wire with a few sprigs of greenery. You won’t be able to see any of the greenery once you make it!

I don’t have a tutorial for the wreath but I’ll be back to show you how I made the garland around our front door. It’s basically the same concept.

And now for more pictures than you ever wanted to see!

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Linking Up To These Parties: Monday- Embellishing Life Craft-O-Maniac Its So Very Cheri Making the World Cuter C.R.A.F.T. The Girl Creative Tuesday- Sugar Bee Crafts Topsy Turvy Cakes Night Owl Crafting A Diamond in the Stuff Home Stories A to Z Today's Creative Blog Funky Polkadot Giraffe Wednesday-  Trendy Treehouse Fireflies & Jellybeans Saturday MorningsThursday- Somewhat Simple Paisley Passions What Allie's Making Now Christina's Adventures House of Hepworths Friday- Sassy Sites Fingerprints on the Fridge Tatertots and Jello Chic on a Shoestring Decorating  Sunday- Under the Table and Dreaming I Heart Nap Time 

Banglewood Crafts GIVEAWAY {$25 Shop Credit}

 

I’ve got a fun giveaway today from Banglewood Crafts!

 

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Here is what they have to offer:

Our Craft Store provides an assortment of funky eclectic unfinished wood bangles, pendants and leather products for decoration and resell.

 

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You can get an assortment of wood bangles to do anything you want with them. Paint, mod podge, jewel… the possibilities are endless!

 

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They also sell these cool leather cuff’s!

 

Banglewood Crafts is giving away $25 worth of store credit!

 

In order to win, leave one comment for each thing you do:

1. Go to Banglewood Crafts and tell me which set you will get.

2. Tell me how you would decorate your bangles.

3. Follow Young and Crafty on Facebook.

 

This giveaway will close Sat. Dec 17th at midnight.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

ANOTHER new Little Light Prints Winner

 

REALLY?! This is the 3rd winner to be announced!

 

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