Monday, May 30, 2011

Felt Flowers Tutorial

Felt Flowers

These flowers are so easy to make.
With this Rose you want to cut a square. Any size, depending on how big you want the Rose. I did mine really large.

 Then you cut a spiral shape in it. Making all the edges wavy.
 Grap the beginning spiral and start rolling it into a circle.
Keep Rolling.
 And Keep Rolling.
 Until you get to the end.
 Hot glue the end piece on the back, and your done.

This Flower is just as easy and cute. Cut the Felt into this shape. You don't need it to be perfect (it's actually better that way).
 Then you start rolling it together.
 Until you reach the end. And hot glue the end together.
 And there you go, you have a beautiful Flower.

 All the flowers I made for my Yarn wreath.
Yarn wreath that I made with all the felt flowers.
I think it turned out great. If you have any questions let me know.


Saturday, May 28, 2011


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Friday, May 27, 2011

Yummy Macaroni & Cheese

I found this recipe on a random search for a Macaroni & Cheese Recipe on the Food Network site. It's a Paula Dean recipe, so I knew it would be really bad for me, but taste really good! hehe
It's Paula Dean y'all!

It's called...
The Lady's Cheesy Mac

4 cups cooked elbow macaroni, drained
(I used a fancy macaroni too, with a scalloped edge)
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
(I used Kraft's Triple Cheddar mix)
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sour cream
4 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Once you have the macaroni cooked and drained, place in a large bowl and while still hot and add the cheddar.

In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and add to the macaroni mixture.

Pour macaroni mixture into a casserole dish and top with additional cheese if desired.

Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.

It turned out so well. I made it for Easter and my sister and sister in law (with double requests from their husband's) wanted this recipe too.

Can't go wrong with a great Mac N Cheese dish for the holidays!
I'm definately going to make this again! Hope you like it too!!!
Thanks Paula Dean!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Yarn Wrapped Wreath

Yarn Wrapped Wreath

Celebrate Memorial Day in style with this adorable Red, White and Blue Yarn Wreath.
All you need is a Straw or Styrofoam wreath.
Ribbon, and a Hot Glue Gun.
Start with the Wreath. If using a straw one then don't remove the plastic. The Yarn will stick to it and you won't be able to wrap it.

Tie a not with the Yarn around the wreath.
Start wrapping. Be Patient it will take some time. This is the first layer so don't worry if it is not wrapped all the way the first time around.
First layer of wrapping. There are some holes, which will be covered by the second layer.

Second layer all fully wrapped.

Now you can wrap some criss crosses on the first layer for decoration.

You then want to make your felt flowers. And glue them onto your felt wreath.
And there you go you have a beautiful wreath that is very easy to make.
Just tie your ribbon on for hanging and it looks great.

 This wreath took some time to make. Wrapping the wreath is time consuming, but after you get it going then it looks great. Are you curious about how to make those beautiful felt roses and flowers? Check back for a tutorial for the felt flowers, coming soon. I was so excited how easy it was and how well it turned out that now I want to make a wreath for every Holiday. Happy crafting.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Sculpted Ribbon Hello Kitty Bows

*Recently Updated Post*
These are just adorable & pretty easy to make!

Since I had my daughter, I have been falling in love with everything Hello Kitty.

I have been wanting to make Hello Kitty bows for a while now, and I finally found some time to do it.

Here's basically what you need to make these:
Black & Yellow puff paint; Pink & White Grossgrain Ribbon (I didn't end up using the black); 1 Bobby Pin; 1 Ribbon Lined Alligator Clip (not shown)

I started by making the kitty's bow.
 Cut 1'' of pink ribbon and heat seal the ends with a lighter or candle.

Cut down two strips out of the pink ribbon, one slightly bigger than the other and heat seal the edges.

 Use hot glue to fasten down a loop.

 Glue down the other side to make another loop.

 Take the smaller ribbon that was cut and tie it around the center of the bow.

 Make a double loop in the back and glue it down to secure.

 It should look like this.

I did the head next.

(I finally got a new video camera and recorded should help a lot more than my picture tutorial)
Video Tutorial for making the head:

 Cut about 17'' of white ribbon and heat seal the ends.
Make a figure eight on one end of the ribbon. Glue down the loose end in the center. 
Use the bobby pin to help hold down the ribbon while you wrap it around and adjust it.

 Wrap the ribbon around in a figure 8 to cover up the center more. Make sure no light peeks out.

 Wrap the ribbon around one more time to completely fill in the center.

If you don't use all the 17 inches of ribbon, that's fine. Glue down the end at the back and cut off any excess ribbon.

 It should look like this.

Next I did the ears.
 Cut two 2'' strips of white ribbon and heat seal the ends.

 Make this loop style of loop where the top makes a point because the back ends are facing the same way.

 They may look like bunny ears at this point but go ahead and glue down the ends.

 Then glue the ears to the head.

 The back should look something like this.

 Glue down the bow near one ear.

 Use the black puff paint to make the eyes and the wiskers.

Then use the yellow puff paint to make the nose and let dry overnight.

Once the puff paint has dried you can glue the kitty to the lined alligator clip.
Here's a little instruction on how to do a partially ribbon lined alligator clip.
Cut enough ribbon to cover the clip. I used a single pronged clip.

Glue one end of the ribbon to stick to the bottom side of the top of the clip.

Open the clip and close it on the glued end of the ribbon.

Glue the top of the clip.

Now fold over the ribbon onto the glue.

Glue the insides of the pinchy part of the clip.

Now fold the ribbon onto the glued parts.

Continue by glueing the underside end of the clip.

Drape over the last part of the ribbon onto the glued part and you're done.

Should look like this when you're done.

Now glue the top of the clip to adhere the Hello Kitty head to. Do not glue on the pinchy part.

All done! How fun and easy was that?

My daughter loves hers. Now I just need a Hello Kitty outfit for her to wear!

This was so easy and fast to do. I am going to make some more for my sister Erin's daughters.
Have fun! I'm sure you'll get lots of compliments with these!
*Updated 4/28/14*


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