Scrappy Spring Wreath {tutorial}

Hi there friends and Happy Weekend!
I’m stopping by to share my Scrappy Spring Wreath with you today. It’s probably my favorite spring wreath I’ve made. 
The fun part about this wreath is that scraps of fabric, felt, and yarn were used to make it. Hence the name Scrappy : ) 
You will need…
2 in. strips of fabric
2 in. strips of felt
yarn
butterflies
felt bird/owl/bunny etc.
grape vine wreath (Dollar Tree)
ribbon
lace applique (from wholeport.com)
hot glue gun and sticks
scissors
fork (to make yarn pom-poms)
Tips:
*Go through your craft stash! Check your fabric, felt, and ribbon scraps as well as your scrapbooking supplies. That cute butterfly on my wreath is actually from the scrapbook section of the craft store.
*Purchase your grape vine wreath from Dollar Tree.
How-To:
First, you are going to make rolled rose fabric flowers, pom-pom felt flowers, and yarn pop-poms. 
Check these great blogs for tutorials on each:
Randomly hot glue your flowers and pom-poms to your wreath.
Wrap yarn around the wreath. This can be “messy” with no rhyme or reason.
Glue on any other additions (felt bird, butterflies, etc.)
Display for spring! 
We made this wreath for my spring Craft Class and though each wreath turned out a little different, they were all beautiful! I love the pastels and the “scrappy” look it has. 
Perfect wreath for spring and for Easter! 
Any big plans for Easter weekend?
We will be attending church, coloring and hunting for eggs, playing with new Easter basket toys, and enjoying a big ham dinner, and watching the short video below.
Thanks for stopping by today friends!
Have a beautiful Easter with your family. We are so blessed!
Thanks to WholePort.com for the pretty lace appliques that I added to my wreath. I was not compensated for this post, but did use this product, supplied by WholePort. 

Bedroom Door Wreath {tutorial} with vixenMade

Can you believe it’s the last day of June already?! Where did this month go?

I’m so excited to have my bloggy friend, Victoria, here to share a fun tutorial with us today!

Hey everyone!!

I am so pumped to be here today!  Kara is such a doll and I love her blog so I was ecstatic when she asked me to be a guest.

Anyways, so I’m Victoria.  Or the ‘vixen’ of vixenMade.

I’m a bit crazy when it comes to crafting.  I love doing it and love it even more when my kids love what I make them.  With three kids at home, it makes it a challenge to create, but I manage to find time and probably stay up a little too late doing so.

Well, today I’m sharing a wreath I made recently.  I made it for my daughter’s bedroom door.  I love how it’s  used with the fabrics in her room and it kind of personalizes her space a little more.  Plus.  She loved it!

Here’s how easy it is to make one.

Get some heavier cardboard to cut out a wreath form from.

I traced a clock for the outer circle and a lid for the inner one.  Just find something in a circle shape that’s the size you want.

Carefully, cut out your wreath form with a utility knife.

Now cut out another one.

Tape the two shapes together with packaging tape.  That should make your form thick and sturdy enough to use.

Now get together your fabric scraps.  I used a bunch of fabrics leftover from my daughter’s bedroom and anything else in the colors for her room.

Cut slits in a 10″ or 11″ wide piece of fabric.

Then tear away!  It’s actually kinda fun!

Once you’ve got all you think you need you can get to work.

Just tie them on with a double knot alternating your fabrics.

Until you reach the end.  Now sit back and admire.

I love the color combo!

If you want you can add a little cluster of fabric rosettes of your choice.  I actually used an old rosette cluster I made from my daughter’s old ‘bubblegum headband‘.  She accidentally broke the headband, but I decided to save this piece.  Came in handy for this!

Hot glue it onto your wreath and you can hang that prettiness up!

Girly and sweet, perfect for her bedroom door.

I used a length of tulle ribbon to hang mine.

I wasn’t sure about the bedroom door wreath thing, but now I love it.  I almost want one for mine, too!

Thanks again for having me, Kara!  Hope you all enjoyed the tutorial.

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LOVE the idea of a bedroom wreath! I’m working on my daughter’s room right now and I can see making one of these in my near future. Thanks for sharing with us, Victoria! If you haven’t been over to vixenMade, it’s a MUST!

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New Etsy Items!

So fun!

So funky!
So sweet!
So handmade…
Stop by my esty shop, friends!

Celebrate Sewing in September

Did you hear? September is National Sewing Month!
There is a contest going on at NationalSewingMonth.org. Have you entered? 
This is what I whipped up today…
Ruffle Onesie with a matching Fabric Flower Headband…
Can’t forget the ruffles on the bum! Nothin’ cuter than a ruffley baby bum!
“Sew” cute and “sew” easy!
I glued loop of ribbon around the headband so that you can switch out the fabric flower. 
 I made this for a friend who is expecting a baby girl in December. I can’t wait to snuggle her and spoil her! Don’t you think this is a great baby gift?! 
How are you celebrating National Sewing Month??
I will be linking up this cute Ruffle Onesie and Headband to the fab linky parties listed in the “Linky Parties” tab at the top of my page. Come link up!!

Etsy Shop Sneak Peek

Lots of exciting things going on over here at Mine for the Making. We re-vamped the blog-a-roo thanks to the very talented Bailey at b’s {blog} boutique, and I have been busy getting things ready in my etsy shop. Bailey even created a very lovely banner for my shop…

How exciting is that!?! Mine for the Making etsy shop will be selling beautiful, handmade hair accessories; wooden, hand-painted personalized signs; cutesy flower earrings; bottle cap necklace charms; personalized vinyl wooden blocks; embellished baby onesies; and other baby items just to name a few….

So I thought I would give my lovely bloggy readers a little sneak peek at these lovely handmade items :)

 Colorful flower hair clips with rhinestone embellishments

Pastel butterfly hair clips with glitter and rhinestone embellishments

Fabric, burlap, and pearl hair clips with button centers

Fabric flowers with fabric covered button centers
Halloween ribbon hair clips
Bottle cap necklace charms

Colorful rose earrings

Personalized hand-painted wooden signs

Personalized vinyl wooden blocks

I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek. I will let you know as soon as Mine for the Making etsy shop is open with all of the lovely handmade items. Start your shopping list! :)




I am linking up with a few of the linky parties listed under the Linky Party tab at the top of  my page. Come join in!

I Won a Giveaway!!

How exciting, right?! I linked up to The CSI Project a couple weeks ago with these cute fabric flower hair clips and sure enough…I WON!! What did I win you ask? Here…let me show you…

Look at that GORGEOUS fabric!!! I won a $40 credit to Crafty Girls Workshop!!! Anna was so friendly and easy to work with. She helped me place my order and right after I did, she emailed me to let me know she was cutting my fabric and sending it out the next day! Talk about speedy service!

There were so many pretty fabrics to pick from…I think this one is my most favorite out of my picks…

And I am using this one for L’s Halloween costume this year…can you guess what she’s going to be??

 I can’t wait to make more fabric flower hair clips for my etsy shop (opening soon!).

 

So head on over to Crafty Girls Workshop to buy some pretty fabric, craft books, embellishments, or patterns! If you sign up for the e-newsletter, Crafty Girls Workshop will email you a coupon every month!!! Do you live in San Antonio, TX? Anna will deliver your purchases directly to you! For free!! Can’t beat that! What a sweetheart she is.

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Thanks again to The CSI Project for hosting such fun parties with awesome giveaways! Thanks to Anna from Crafty Girls Workshop for sponsoring such an AMAZING giveaway!

Now I am off to start sewing up some fun things!!

Placemat Pillows

I was looking at the naked bench next to my front door. It’s hard to miss actually…sticks out like a sore thumb. It probably could use a good coat of paint, but I have yet to pick out the color. So until then, I knew I needed something to dress this bench up.

This project was inspired by my lovely, very crafty friend over at Teachin and Preachin. She did not blog on her project, and she really should. You will agree once you see what I made…all thanks to an inspiring friend :)

Placemat Pillows

Aren’t these the cutest?!?!? Seriously! Now you see why I had to copy my ingenious friend!! (Let’s all go over to her blog and peer pressure her to post more…she makes the best crafts/projects!)


I found 4 matching placemats at Dollar Tree, but only used 3 to make the pillows…1 placemat per pillow. I thought it would be fun to use the fourth placemat to make a flower on one of the pillows…give it a little eye candy :)


Have you ever used a button cover kit? Coolest thing ever and so inexpensive. I bought mine at JoAnn’s for under $4. Make sure you buy extra replacement buttons…only 4 come in the kit. And you will love it so much that those 4 buttons will be gone in 10 minutes or less. Buttons on anything and everything…

I used a piece of lime green scrap material for the center of the flower. I covered my button with a white scrap from the fourth placemat. I already had the stuffing for the pillows…leftovers from the cute pillows I made for L’s bedroom

Sewing these beauts was super easy. Fold the placemat in half right sides together (or inside out) or in “hamburger style” as I say in my classroom :)  Pin and sew, leaving an opening to flip right side out and stuff. Hand stitch closed. Done. Love these pillows!

Can you believe these placemats came from Dollar Tree??? Granted they were really the only cute ones I saw and they are the exact same ones my friend used…but totally worth every penny…or 400 pennies :)

Yes, the bench is still in need of some love…but she is much happier with her placemat pillows… 

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Fabric Flowers

Here are some of my newest hair clips….

I have a ton more to share…make sure to stop by again! :)

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