Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It's a Party! #117


I'm so sorry I completely forgot about posting features this morning. I've been up to my eyeballs in cucumbers today making pickles. I use this simple, but delicious recipe that my mom always used. We're getting lots of cucumbers so I'll be able to make and stock up a lot of these little beauties this year!

Anyway, I'll do a double feature next week and for now, 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!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Simple Statement Bracelet


One day last week when Jalynn was here, she organized all my jewelry making supplies for me. I don't think she'll ever volunteer for that again, but what a sweetheart!

So Jalynn, this is for you.




This took me all of about 5 minutes to do.

I know I've said it a million times, but the scrapbook section has so many fun things besides paper.




Like these metal tags.




There are small stickers on the back that you have to take off and then slightly bend it.




Add a couple of jump rings, chain, and closure and you're finished!




Thank you again, Jalynn! Love you!
XOXOXO

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Monday, July 29, 2013

An Update on Mat


Remember Mat?



Well, Mat sits on the floor in front of the kitchen sink and gets kind of dirty.

So I gave him a bath and threw him in the washer.




Oops!

I mixed fabric medium in with the paint when I made this, but obviously didn't add enough.




I was going to re-paint it and add more medium this time, but I decided to fill in the blank spots with a black Sharpie instead.




And it worked! This is even after another washing.

I'm thinking the next time I make a mat like this I'm going to skip the paint all together and go straight to the Sharpie.

Happy Monday!

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Happy Sunday!



If you live in or around the Kansas City area (or are planning a trip here), the Pirate Exhibit at Union Station is definitely worth seeing.

We took the kiddo's there last week and had such a great time!

Have a beautiful Sunday!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Ombre T-Shirts


I have a confession to make. I like the show The Chew. I really do.

They not only show great recipes, but also some fun crafts. A couple of weeks ago, in Clinton's Craft Corner, they were making dip dyed placemats and runners. Which started my poor little brain going in all kinds of directions and that my friends, is what led to this whole ombre kick I've been on.




Funny thing is, I didn't make one placemat like they did, but instead, started with t-shirts.




I tried to find the segment on the website and couldn't, but the process is so simple.

Start with a white t-shirt and and put the bottom portion in your Rit Dye.  I did mine in thirds, and after about 3 minutes, added the middle section. Waited about another minute and put the whole shirt in for another minute or two.




Rinse them thoroughly and hang them outside from your patio umbrella so the neighbors can all wonder what the heck you're doing.




After the yellow shirt was finished, that's when I decided I needed the necklaces and bracelets to go with it that I showed you earlier this week.








I used Sunshine Yellow and Navy Blue Rit Dye. The navy blue actually turned out more purplish/blue, but still a great color.




I wore it all the other day when we took the kids to Crown Center and the Pirate Exhibit at Union Station. (Note to self: pink purse does not match!)




Another confession. The t-shirt bracelet was too big after I got it made, so I used it as an ankle bracelet instead.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

It's a Party! #116


Welcome! Thank you for stopping by and linking up!

Is everyone enjoying their summer? I can't believe it's the end of July already. 

If you missed this morning's features, you can go Here and see them. 




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!


Oh my gosh, it's Wednesday already! How did that happen and where did Monday and Tuesday go?


The good news is that since it is Wednesday, we've got awesome features to look at from last week's party!



Back to School Chalkboard




Before & After Distressed Dresser




Summer Beadboard Sign




How to make Fresh Cut-lery Flowers




Flip-Flop Slippers: A Tutorial



Thank you to everyone who linked up.

See you back here later this afternoon for this week's party.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ombre Necklace


Continuing with our ombre theme this week, today is...




a super simple Ombre Necklace.




I did it the same way that I did the bracelet that I showed you yesterday.

For the necklace, I used a longer strip of t-shirt fabric, stretched and then folded in half. I put the loop in the dye first and then lowered it a little each time for a couple of minutes to get the ombre effect.

I didn't start out using the beads, but because I still had 2 strands left...




I decided to attach them to the t-shirt ribbon with crimp ends and jump rings.








And there's a little sneak peak at what started this whole ombre frenzy I've been on!

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Ombre Bracelets


It's unofficially, officially ombre week here on ACP.

First up today:




Ombre Bracelets.




For the braided one, I took 3 strips of t-shirt fabric and stretched them into a "ribbon".




I used Sunshine Yellow Rit dye and put the first strip in and then added the other two at a couple of minute intervals to get the different shades of yellow.

(Ignore that long piece that's in the bowl, that's tomorrow's post.)




Put a crimp end on one end of the strips and start braiding.




When you get it to the size you want, add the other crimp end.




Then add your jump rings and clasp.


The beaded bracelet was super simple and fast.




Wal-Mart sells these beads in their craft section. When I bought them, I thought it was one long strand, but it actually was 3 smaller strands which worked out perfectly.




All you have to do is add a jump ring and clasp to one of the strands and you've got yourself a bracelet.




Happy Monday!

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Friday, July 19, 2013

How about a little fun with Liquor Bottles?


Maybe I should say more fun. You know, after you have the fun of emptying them.




I've been using a few of the bottles that I saved recently for different things and thought I would throw them all together in one post.




I wanted something to set on the small Amish fireplace that we have in the kitchen and 2 of these bottles seemed like the perfect fit. 

I left the bottle just like it was, but added jute around the top.




Added the silk flowers and they are perfect sitting there.
(Ignore Good Morning America that is on in the family room.)




This poor little thing looks so plain, but it serves a big purpose.




There are actually two of them hiding in the corner of the bathroom behind the tub.

Know what's in them?




Tiki lights for the beachy bathroom!




Because that bathroom is taking so long to get finished, I didn't want to burn it down now after all the work we've put into it, so I used tea lights instead of real fire.

I took the top of the canister off and turned it upside down and set the tea light in it.




This green bottle was perfect for a little jute, burlap ribbon, and a flower and it's even more special because it holds a...




giant sunflower on the landing going up to my craft room.

Remember, hang on to those bottles, there are so many fun uses for them!

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