Tuesday, September 20, 2016

How To Finger Knit!


Finger knitting is a fun craft you can do with kids...it is easy to learn and takes just a few supplies.  It produces a neat rope that you can use to make other things too.  Once you're a finger knitting expert, be sure to check out the fun finger knitting projects below!

Here's what you'll need:

  • Yarn (bulky/super bulky yarn works best for a nice neat "rope")
  • Scissors (very young kids might need help with this part)
  • Your fingers!!

Below is an easy to follow quick video that will tell you how it's done.  Includes information on supplies, how to begin, knitting stitch by stitch, and how to finish off your project including weaving in the tail...so much fun!




Ready to get started on a project?  Here are a few from our sister site Fiber Flux...check it out!

From left to right:

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

New Video! How To Make Paper People Chains


I had a request the other day to make a video on how to make classic paper people chains (some people call them paper doll chains).  Here is a quickie video that walks you through step by step!

(Can't see the video?  Click here!)

No time to watch?  Check out my photo tutorial here!

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Spring Spray Wreath!


After some spring cleaning, I was ready to add a little bit of spring into the house!  Here is a super easy wreath that takes only minutes to make and brings the wildflowers right into your space.  Have a lot of silk flower odds and ends?  This is a perfect project to use them up!

Here's what you'll need:
  • Wreath form (any size is ok, I used a 12 inch form)
  • A mix of focal flowers (I used hydrangea clusters) and linear flowers (I used larkspur)
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutters


Check out the full video tutorial below for how to make this wreath.


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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Cookie Cutter Kitchen Wreath


My kitchen was in need of a festive new wreath, so I put together this sweet little cookie cutter wreath using materials I had on hand (don't you love when that happens?)  Perfect for a pantry door, a kitchen window, or a wall too!

When I was going through all of the holiday stuff this year, I noticed that my enamel coated cookie cutters were looking chipped.  I definitely didn't want paint chips in our cookies, but I didn't want to toss them either...problem solved!


Here's what you'll need:
  • Grapevine wreath (any size, I used an 18")
  • Ribbon (I used red and white burlap)
  • Cookie cutters
  • Hot glue
  • Small piece of yarn or ribbon to make a hanging loop



Start by wrapping burlap around the wreath, I let a little grapevine wreath show, because I liked the way it looked.  Secure with hot glue.


Next place the cookie cutters when you want them.  I had to re-arrange mine a bit before I got them how I wanted.  If you will be adding a bow later, leave a little room in your placement.  Glue cutters down securely.


Last, add a little bow to the top or bottom.  I kept mine simple, using some leftover burlap.  A hanging loop is helpful...just tie a little yarn or ribbon on with a secure knot and you're finished!  Lie flat and be sure to allow the glue adequate time to cool and dry before hanging.


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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Winter Princess Countdown Calendar!



I love countdown calendars...a super fun way to build excitement for an occasion or trip.  Here is one that is super easy to make featuring favorite characters too!  Best of all the frame can be used after your trip for a lovely photo frame for a special picture.

Using dolls or stuffed characters you already have, all you have to do is make the frame component...


Here's what you'll need:
  • Stuffed friends or dolls
  • Hot glue
  • Inexpensive unfinished wood frame
  • Craft paint
  • 1 piece of scrapbook paper
  • Buttons, beads, or gems
  • Dry erase marker



  1. Take apart the frame and paint it with craft paint.  I chose lavender for the "winter princess" theme.  Allow to completely dry.
  2. Cut the scrap paper to fit inside the frame.  Assemble the frame.
  3. Glue gems, buttons, beads, etc as desired.  We chose "icy" clear gems.
  4. Allow to dry and you're finished!



When everything is completely cool and dry, you can use the dry erase marker directly on the glass to count down the days.  Use a tissue to wipe clean.  After the big day, use the frame to display a keepsake photo memory!


Happy crafting!

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