Friday, April 2, 2010

fun springtime crafts.

ready to get a little crafty? here are some fun ideas i ran across!

pocket board

Transform a flea-market picture frame into a pretty — and practical — pocket organizer with some mat board. Once suspended, the wall display lets you show off favorite photographs, postcards, or notes. Gardeners can even store seed packets or colorful keepsakes.

For a simple tote, cut about 10 yard-long strips of floral fabric in varying widths. Sew the strips together to make one large piece of fabric. Fold "fabric" in half, trim to desired shape, stitch sides and hem top, then finish with a large vintage button and a premade wicker handle from a crafts store.

To make grass candles, you'll need light-colored pillars, a nonflammable all-purpose glue stick, and blades of grass (we used wheat grass sprouted from seed). Apply adhesive to a single blade, and affix to candle, folding the bottom of the blade underneath. Repeat process, varying lengths and spacing to mimic natural growth and create a pleasing pattern.


Danielle said...

So Adorable!!!! Love them!! Trish - I just blogged about you and your mad skills :)

Trish said...

LOVE those candles!! And I have the wheat grass...


Jennifer said...

Love all these GREAT ideas!!

jamie said...

you know i am loving that tote. officially on my list to do now!