Thursday, December 22, 2016

5 Minute No Sew Team Fleece Scarves!



Team Fleece Scarves are perfect for any sports enthusiast.  These scarves can be made in just a few minutes, no sewing required!   Fleece goes on sale quite often, making it easy to complete a few at a time for a perfect last minute gift.  They are machine washable and super soft too!

Here's what you'll need:
  • 1 piece of fleece fabric per scarf (I used a piece that was 58 inches long and 15 inches wide)  Adjust accordingly for each individual wearer.
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure

Click below to see the full video tutorial (instructions for straight edge and fringe scarf too):


(Can't see the video? Click here!)


To make a scarf:
  • With a pair of sharp scissors cut the fleece (scarves pictured are 58 inches long and 15 inches wide) no need to hem, fleece will not fray.
  • Make sure there is no selvedge left on the scarf
  • If desired, you can add fringe along the bottom of each edge, I made mine about 3 inches long and 1/2 inches wide.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

15 Minute Holiday Centerpiece Wreath (with video!)


Need a wreath or centerpiece and only have a few minutes to make it?  I was in need of something to spruce up my table and this centerpiece is not only beautiful but versatile too!  Swap out the candle in the center as needed for your own decor needs.  Wreaths and centerpieces also make a thoughtful hostess gift too!

Here's what you'll need:
  • 18 inch evergreen wreath form
  • Floral sprays ( I used 2 and had plenty to work with)
  • Ribbon ( I used wired)
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Wire Cutters
Follow the complete wreath-making tutorial below too:





To make your wreath centerpiece:
  1. Fluff up the evergreen ends by bending them outward.
  2. Cut the floral spray pieces apart with wire cutters.
  3. Wrap ribbon around the entire wreath in a spiral fashion and secure with hot glue.
  4. Fill in the entire wreath with floral pieces
  5. Allow to dry/cool completely and place something in the center like a candle or other holiday decorative element.
  6. If you will be hanging your wreath, make a hanging loop out of leftover ribbon and glue to back of wreath, let cool completely.

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Finger Crochet Pom Pom Scarf (with video!)


The Finger Crochet Pompom Scarf is a fun and quick to make project.  This is a perfect project to make together with kids as well.  Super soft and warm, it makes a snuggly and super thoughtful gift too!

Check out the full video, made especially for beginners!



Sizing:
  • 6 inches wide and 60 inches long

Materials:
  • 1 ball Super Bulky Yarn (I used Wool Ease Thick and Quick in "Raspberry"
  • Small amounts of yarn for the pompom (I used about 1/4 ball of Lion Brand Hometown USA in "Seattle Sea Mist"
  • Scissors
  • Your fingers!!



*Note: If you have never finger crocheted, check out the video to walk you through the whole project step by step.

Chain 8
Row 1: In the second chain from your finger, work a single crochet.  Work a single crochet in each chain across.

Row 2: Chain 1 and turn your work.  Work a single crochet in the first stitch and in each stitch across.

Repeat row 2 until scarf measures about 60 inches long (or desired length).

Tie a large pompom at either end (see video for complete instructions if you need them)
Weave in any ends that remain and your finished!

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