Young and Crafty Sisters: August 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Shine on Fridays


TGIF! I hope you had a good week and have some fun things to share.

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Kirsten @ One Tough Mother
Hannah @ Young and Crafty
 
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Shine on Fridays features 8-30-13
 
 
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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Mason Jar Pen Holder

 

Mason Jar Pen Holder

 

Sometimes a quick and simple project has the best outcomes. That’s exactly what this mason jar redo was. Not to mention they are going to be used at my office at work so they are quite functional.

 

Mason Jars 1

 

I started off with two mason jars and my heavily spray painted towel. I sprayed them with a couple of coats of black spray paint. Once dry, I grabbed some lace and hot glued it in the back.

 

Mason Jar Pen Holder 2

 

The lace looks so crisp against the black. They turned out girly and modern to me!

 

Mason Jar Pen Holder 1

 

They make the perfect pen, pencil, and highlighter holders!

 

 

Linking Up To These Parties: Monday- Skip to my Lou Craft-O-Maniac Making the World Cuter C.R.A.F.T. The Girl Creative Tuesday- Sugar Bee Crafts A Diamond in the Stuff Home Stories A to Z Today's Creative Blog Funky Polkadot Giraffe Wednesday-  Trendy Treehouse Fireflies & Jellybeans Thursday- Somewhat Simple House of Hepworths Friday-Fingerprints on the Fridge Tatertots and Jello Chic on a Shoestring Decorating  Sunday- Under the Table and Dreaming I Heart Nap Time

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Shine on Friday’s


I have about one zillion projects that are in the works or finished. I’ve been trying to adjust to working full time again and finding time to finish things as well as write posts. Hopefully I'll find that balance soon!

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Kirsten @ One Tough Mother
Hannah @ Young and Crafty
 
Here are the fab features from last week:
 
Shine on Fridays 8-23-13
 

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

How to sew an infinity scarf

 

Infinity Scarf

 

As of late, I’ve had an obsession with scarves. They are just so comfy and make a statement. When I spotted this fabric on Wholeport, I knew that the chiffon, thin material would make a perfect scarf. Go HERE to purchase some for yourself.

 

I used two yards but still had some leftover. You’ll need two yards for the length.

 

Infinity Scarf 1

 

I love the Grandma-ish look to the fabric (No offense to Grandmas, I love mine!). I also knew that it could be worn with pretty much any color.

 

 

Infinity scarf 2

 

I laid the fabric out and used my cardboard grid to cut the fabric in a mostly straight line.

 

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Then fold the fabric over and sew the edges together so that you have a long tube. Turn your tube.

 

Infinity scarf 4

 

Next, I simply folded over the ends to create a clean hem. I folded once, sewed, and folded again and sewed again. Do this on both ends.

 

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Now take both of your ends and sew them together.

 

Infinity Scarf 6

 

That’s all there is to it! This is definitely a beginner sewing project. If I can do it, you can do it!

 

Linking Up To These Parties: Monday- Skip to my Lou Craft-O-Maniac Making the World Cuter C.R.A.F.T. The Girl Creative Tuesday- Sugar Bee Crafts A Diamond in the Stuff Home Stories A to Z Today's Creative Blog Funky Polkadot Giraffe Wednesday-  Trendy Treehouse Fireflies & Jellybeans Thursday- Somewhat Simple House of Hepworths Friday-Fingerprints on the Fridge Tatertots and Jello Chic on a Shoestring Decorating  Sunday- Under the Table and Dreaming I Heart Nap Time

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Shine on Friday’s


Hope you have had a great week! Let’s get this party started :)

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Kirsten @ One Tough Mother
Hannah @ Young and Crafty
 
Here are the fab features from last week:
 
Shine on Fridays 8-16-13
 
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Lantern Redo

 

Lantern redo

 

This was such a quick and simple little project. I found this lantern at my husbands grandmothers house after she passed away. It had been outside for years and rusted pretty badly. When I saw it I knew it could be made new again.

 

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I cleaned it up pretty good to get as much dust and rust off as I could. I chose to toss the lantern on the inside. There was no possible way to get that thing cleaned. I chose to spray paint it with oil rubbed bronze.

 

Lantern

 

Seriously it was that easy. And now you have a little sneak peek of another project that I am so excited to share!

 

Linking Up To These Parties: Monday- Skip to my Lou Craft-O-Maniac Making the World Cuter C.R.A.F.T. The Girl Creative Tuesday- Sugar Bee Crafts A Diamond in the Stuff Home Stories A to Z Today's Creative Blog Funky Polkadot Giraffe Wednesday-  Trendy TreehouseFireflies & Jellybeans Thursday- Somewhat Simple House of Hepworths Friday-Fingerprints on the Fridge Tatertots and Jello Chic on a Shoestring Decorating  Sunday- Under the Table and Dreaming I Heart Nap Time

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Turquoise Bead Necklace {Tutorial}


Turquoise bead necklace

I’m trying to broaden my horizons when it comes to this jewelry making business. I’m still no pro, that’s for sure but I really like this necklace. It’s a start, know what I’m sayin’?

I received these beads from my wonderful sponsor Wholeport. To order beads like this, go HERE. They’ve got some cute stuff so be sure and check them out!

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I started off with a really long chain that I sort of just draped around my neck and then cut it to the length I wanted. I had these clasp things that look like a ponytail holder. I have no clue what they are for. I just disassembled it and attached the clasp to my chain.

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Next I took some headpins…

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Snipped them down and curved them around the chain. I spaced my turquoise balls about every four chains so that it would be even.

DIY Turquoise necklace 1

I love this simple little necklace. I can’t wait to try out other necklaces with different shapes and designs!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Shine on Friday’s


This has been a very bittersweet week for me. My last day at my job is tomorrow. I will miss the kids and the families that I’ve been working with over the past year so much. That’s the bitter part. The sweet part is that I start my internship next week. I’ve worked so incredibly hard to get to this place and I’m a bundle of nerves!

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Kirsten @ One Tough Mother
Hannah @ Young and Crafty
 
Here are the fab features from last week:
 
Shine on Fridays Features 8-9-13
 

Show off your fabulous creations with us and be inspired  by what others have created!
  • Please link up crafts, recipes, home decor, etc.
  • I would love for you to follow me and all my lovely co-hosts
  • Grab a button HERE and post it on your blog to help spread the word
  • Have fun and visit other links. Remember we all love comments :)










Wednesday, August 7, 2013

How to turn clip on earrings into stud earrings


How to turn clip on earrings to stud earrings

A few months ago, my husbands grandmother passed away. She was a wonderful and gracious woman. She also loved jewelry and had tons of it. The only problem was that all of her earrings were clip on earrings. I found a few that I liked and decided to try and convert them into stud earrings.

This is actually pretty simple and you don’t even need to know how to make jewelry! This whole project took me about 5 minutes.

Earrings

You will need stud earrings, E600 glue, plier snippers, and clip on earrings.

Earrings 1

Take your snippers and cut the clip on part of the earring off.

Earrings 2

Take your earrings backs and use your E600 glue and glue them to the backs of your earrings. (I am aware that I put gold earrings with silver backs. I didn’t think it made much of a difference since it will be through my ear and you won’t see it!) I let them dry overnight just to make sure they were good and stuck.

Earrings 4

I see clip on earrings all the time for cheap at garage sales or estate sales. This is such an easy way to have vintage earrings that can be worn by people with their ears pierced.

Monday, August 5, 2013

DIY Summer Vacation Picture Frame Collage and GIVEAWAY ($200 Home Depot Gift Card)

 

 

DIY Summer Vacation Picture Frame Collage

 

Every year we take a family vacation trip to Lake Ouachita in Arkansas. For the past six or so years that I’ve been going, I have not had anywhere to put all of the pictures I take.

 

I was lucky enough to partner with Coupons.com Home Depot coupon codes and received a gift card to make something related to summer travel. I thought this was the perfect chance to make a picture frame collage that can be updated each year. It was actually really easy to make.

 

You will need a miter saw or miter box to make the cuts for the frame as well as nails to hold it together.

 

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I used my gift card to pick up two 1x2 pieces of board. Make sure they are pretty straight and not bowed.

 

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Next, make your 45 degree angle cuts. My frame measure roughly 30 in. by 24 in. I wanted more of a rectangular shape than square.

 

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Now use your nail gun and nail in the corners. Of course a hammer and nails will work too.

 

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I lightly sanded the corners where the cuts were to make sure they were smooth.

 

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Now spray paint the color of your choice. Oh how I love you oil rubbed bronze spray paint. Such a perfect deep brown color.

 

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A few weeks ago I posted on Instagram (hannahyoungandcrafty) a picture of two giant rolls of burlap that I found at an estate sale for $1 a piece. I thought this was the perfect project to make a few pennant banners. I have the Martha Stewart stencils and used those to paint my letters.

 

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I cut the burlap long enough to wrap around the twine.

 

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Then put some hot glue on the burlap to hold them together. I liked it this way because the pennants could still be adjusted rather than stuck in place.

 

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Before I put anything permanently in place, I played with the position to make sure I liked it.

 

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I then stapled the twine in place on the back. Each string is pulled pretty taut. I then used a piece of leftover twine for my hanger. This frame is super light so I’m not worried about it going anywhere.

 

DIY Picture Frame

 

I used clothespins to hang the pictures up. Small ones would have been cuter but I was using what I had :)

 

DIY Picture Frame 1

 

I’ve been working on a few things in the guest bedroom. This dresser is a new addition that got moved from the master to here. There is also a super cool new something on the wall to the left. I hope to post about it soon!

 

Don’t forget to check out what all of the other bloggers made for the theme “Summer Travel”!

 

 Gallamore West

4 Marrs 1 Venus

                            Make Life Lovely                           

Artsy Fartsy Mama

 The Crafted Sparrow 

                      NellieBellie                         

 A Turtle’s Life for Me   

 Tattered and Inked     

 

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

Linking Up To These Parties: Monday- Skip to my Lou Craft-O-Maniac Making the World Cuter C.R.A.F.T. The Girl Creative Tuesday- Sugar Bee Crafts A Diamond in the Stuff Home Stories A to Z Today's Creative Blog Funky Polkadot Giraffe Wednesday-  Trendy TreehouseFireflies & Jellybeans Thursday- Somewhat Simple House of Hepworths Friday-Fingerprints on the Fridge Tatertots and Jello Chic on a Shoestring Decorating  Sunday- Under the Table and Dreaming I Heart Nap Time