Friday, June 28, 2013

4th of July Coke Can Wreath


Remember those cute Coke cans that they came out with last Christmas?




I saved each and every one of them. Yes, I really did.

I knew I saved them for a reason, so I grabbed a few out of my stash and made a wreath.
(It's not really a wreath, but for the lack of a better word, that's what I'm calling it.)




I started with a cardboard circle and mod-podged the paper to it.




We only had those cans in our area for a limited time last year. The Diet Coke were silver, but I used the red and hot glued them to the cardboard.




Because the lights turned on from the bottom, I didn't want to glue them, so I used magnets. 




The "sparklers" are from balloon weights that I pulled out of the concrete block and glued in between the  cans.




I think I might have convinced Greg that there really is a method to my madness (aka hoarding).




And there she is hanging on my wall by the front door...




in all her glory!

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

It's a Party! #112


Hi, and welcome to the party! 

Is everyone staying cool? After the snow we had in May, I'm not going to complain about the heat we're having now. Well, at least not yet. Give me a day or two of these 100+ temps and I might be changing my mind!

Let's get this party started.




Link up anything you want to share with us this week. It can be your fabulous craft, yummy recipe, giveaway, shop, etc.

I'll feature the Top 5 most viewed links next Wednesday.

I would love for you to follow A Creative Princess while you're here!

If you would like to grab an It's a Party button (on the sidebar) and post it on your blog somewhere, that would be great! Let's get the word out and grow this party.
The more the merrier!

We all love comments, so please visit other links and have fun!

Hits of the Party!


Wow! What a fun party we had last week! You all are amazing.

Let's take another look at a few of them.



Beachy Pallet Flag




Tiki Wine Bottles




DIY Canvas Pictures




Cheesecake Filled Chocolate Covered Strawberries




Butterscotch & Apple Sundae




Thank you to everyone who linked up and I'll meet you all back here later this afternoon for this week's party. See you then.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Minky Taggie


Jennifer's sister recently had a new little baby boy and I'm having so much fun making a few things for him.




I made him a minky blanket (post to come soon) and had a little minky leftover, so next up was a minky taggie.


I thought the minky fabric was going to be a nightmare, but it's really not that bad.




I started with two 12" squares and pinned 4" ribbon strips to the top of one piece. I folded the 4" strips in half and pinned going to the inside.




As I sewed around the edge, I would go over the ribbon, reverse stitch, and go over it again. The ribbon would be triple stitched and nice and secure.




With the ribbons sandwiched in the middle, sew your 2 pieces right sides together. I found the secret to sewing minky is to pin, pin, pin. And then pin some more. Be sure to leave about a 2" opening for turning.




After you've sewn all the way around, turn right side out through the opening and then topstitch, catching your opening and closing along the way.




If you remember when sewing with minky to pin and go slow as you're sewing, it's not too hard to work with. 

I better get used to it because I'm getting ready to start a t-shirt quilt with minky on the back. Now that I think about it, I must really be nuts, sewing with t-shirts and minky!

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Monday, June 24, 2013

I finally got my Mother's Day present!


This is not a sponsored post.


Remember way back in early May that I said I ordered my own Mother's Day present in this post? I had found an awesome web site called KidzCan Design that will take pictures that children draw and turn them into jewelry.




I sent them this picture that Brandon drew on his first day of kindergarten.

I waited about a month and a half for it to finally arrive. And yes, I was getting a little frustrated. In all fairness to the company, they did respond right back with me when I e-mailed them about how long it was taking. They said they had had manufacture problems and apologized for the delay.





When it came last week, it was so worth the wait! I love it and can't believe they were able to etch all the little details! Even the teachers smiley face.

These would make such great Christmas presents that any mom would love. 

Happy Monday!

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Saturday Showcase


It's officially summer and what better way to celebrate than with some Key Lime Pie Ice Cream that Sweet Southern Blue made?! Key lime is my all time favorite and this may have to be a summer staple at our house. Yum!





Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Mini-Blind Flag


What do you get when you cross old mini-blind slats and a deli tray?




A flag!


A couple of years ago I made a PVC Pipe Flag and wanted to do the same kind of thing this year.




I had a deli tray and the slats from an old mini-blind that I took down. Please don't ask me why I saved those things, and whatever you do, do not bring up that hoarder word that my husband seems to like to throw around a lot!




I started by painting the tray. Don't worry too much about the middle, you won't see it.




Lay the slats in the tray and cut to fit.




I had the same paper as the pvc flag leftover and still around, so I mod-podged it on each slat.




I used Aleene's Tacky Glue and a sponge brush and applied a thick layer and then just layed the slats on top. I was a little worried that it wouldn't stay stuck, but the slats are all on there strong.




I wrapped ribbon around a rope and hot glued it to the back to hang.




I left the tray plain at first, but then decided it could use a few stickers.





Happy Friday!

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

It's a Party! #111


Oops. Sorry. I forgot all about starting our little party.

Is it just me or is it hard to keep up on blogging in the summer time? 

Anyway, better late than never, so let's get this party started!




Link up anything you want to share with us this week. It can be your fabulous craft, yummy recipe, giveaway, shop, etc.

I'll feature the Top 5 most viewed links next Wednesday.

I would love for you to follow A Creative Princess while you're here!

If you would like to grab an It's a Party button (on the sidebar) and post it on your blog somewhere, that would be great! Let's get the word out and grow this party.
The more the merrier!

We all love comments, so please visit other links and have fun!

Hits of the Party!


While we're getting ready for this week's It's a Party later this afternoon, let's take a look at some of last week's features. How 'bout it?



The Crafty Blog Stalker




Shabby Love




Southern Scraps




Lady with the Red Rocker




With a Blast




Thank you to everyone who linked up!

I'll see you back here later this afternoon, but right now, I'm off to the doctor.
Covered in poison ivy! UGH!!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

How to make a necklace in less than 5 minutes.


Seriously.




5 minutes. Tops.


At the last minute, I needed a little gift and I needed it quick.




I had these Wooden Charm Pendants from Wholeport.


Are you familiar with Wholeport? Besides all the essential craft supplies you need, they have so many unique and fun items.




All I did was glue the charm on a round metal pendant using E-6000. 
(They're in the jewelry section of Hobby Lobby and come in a pack of 5 or 6. They're used for metal stamping.)




Add a jump ring and attach it to your necklace. I had the ribbon cord that is also available through Wholeport

These would be perfect for gift bags at a little girls party. Or for that matter, even a big girls party!


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