Jingle all the Way Wreath TUTORIAL!

Just as I promised, here is your first “gift” of Christmas! A new tutorial!
 Isn’t it so cute? Let’s get started.
Step1:
 Sorry, my next instructions are a little tough to read, so I will just tell you again… Cut satin in long strips that are about 2 1/2 inches wide.
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Ta-dah! You are done!
After I finished this wreath, I had it sitting next to the doorway. My hubby walked in and litterally gasped and said “Woah! Do we get to keep this?” I had been making lots of things to sell at the open houses I had coming up. He was impressed! That is even coming from a “Manly Man”. It must be pretty breathtaking!
Happy Crafting!
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Holiday Ruffle Scarf TUTORIAL!

The Holiday Ruffle Scarf
I can’t even tell you how excited I am about this tutorial! It is so easy, and it looks so elegant! Here are the materials you need:
* 11”x60” piece of satin
*sewing machine and matching thread
*scissors
*measuring tape
*white crayon
Step 1:
Cut your satin to size. The size I used is a rough estimate. I had a lot of scraps of satin in different colors that I have been making these scarves with. Each of them are a few inches different, but they all end up looking pretty much the same!
Step 2:
Measure and mark spots 2 to 3 inches apart (I have three marked lines, the more you do, the more ruffles you will have). Mark with your white crayon all the way down the back of your fabric.This is where your ruffles will be.
Step 3:
Sew along the lines you have drawn with long stitches.
Step 4:
Pull one string from the stitch and make the satin ruffle. Pull to make ruffles even.
It should end up looking like this…
Step 5:
With right sides together, fold in half (lengthwise) and pin. Also pin one of the ends as well.
Step 6:
Sew along your pinned edges with your normal sewing straight stitch (be sure to adjust your sewing machine back to the smaller stitch after using the long stitch earlier).
Step 7:
Turn your scarf right side out.
Step 8:
Sew your open side shut with rough edges folded in.
Even out your ruffles again and…
you are done!
It can be worn without a knot…
 Or with a knot! They are both beautiful!
Happy creating!
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Beach Bag and Towel all in 1 TUTORIAL!

 
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I thought it was time to give you girls a new
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This beach bag is just perfect! It is not only super cute, but extremely useful!
Here is what you will need…
*Beach Towel (I got mine at Old Navy)
*Hand Towel (for inside pocket)
*Wash Cloth (for outside pocket)
*2 different styles of thick ribbon (mine is 1 1/2” thick)
*Thinner ribbon

The first thing you need to do is take both of your thicker ribbons and measure them out to be about 6” wider than the beach towel. Cut them to that length and sew a line right down the center of the ribbon with stitches that are far apart.

Next, scrunch the ribbon together by holding one of the threads on the end of the ribbon and pushing the ribbon down. Ruffle the ribbons to be the same width as your beach towel. Fold your beach towel in half, and pin your ruffles about 4” and 6” from the folded edge of the towel. This will end up being on the bottom part of your bag.

Now, sew your ruffles onto your beach towel.

Now, take the hand towel and fold it in half (hamburger way). Then sew 1 line right down the center to create 2 pockets.

Pin the hand towel to the inside of the beach towel. Sew along the side edges, and the bottom piece to create 1 large pocket and then the 2 smaller pockets in the front. This will be a pocket that will be in the inside of your bag!

Next, create ruffles with the thin ribbon. Sew it to the bottom of the small wash cloth.

Pin the wash cloth to the front of the towel, a few inches above the wide ruffles. Sew the 2 sides and bottom of the wash cloth to create an outer pocket.

Lay the beach towel out and take the thick ribbon and lay it out on the edge of the towel. Fold the towel over and pin it so that it is wide enough to go over the ribbon. Take the ribbon out. Do this on both sides of the towel. These will be your straps. The bag will cinch on the sides.

Sew the sides that are pinned.

Melt the edges of your ribbon so that they don’t fray and put a safety pin on the end and feed it through the sides of the towel. Do this on each side.

Pull the ribbon and tie it together in a bow. Tie the two front pieces together and the two back pieces together. These will make your front and back straps.

Here are my inside pockets! I put the smaller items in the small compartments, and my book in the bigger compartment.

This is my outside pocket. Full of the things that I will need to find at a moment’s notice! Like my keys and phone!

The best part is that you can just untie the straps and it turns right back into your towel! You don’t even have to pack a towel! Then when the swimming day is over, put your wet swimming suit in the towel part and it won’t get your treasures wet that are in your other pockets! The nice thing about having the straps cinch on the side is that your items won’t slip out of your towel!
You will be totally styling at the beach, pool, or just wherever this summer!
Please send me a link or email of pictures if you make this !

*Headband and Accessory Holder*

Ok so this is my very 1st tutorial!! I am SO excited to share this with you! I created a fun way to show off your favorite hair accessories (INCLUDING HEADBANDS!) without getting everything smashed in a little box. I have a line of hair accessories. Most of them are made of feathers and they can get smashed pretty easily! So I created a way to get rid of that problem! Join me for my first tutorial adventure…
What you will need:
Frame
Spray Paint
Ribbon
Hot Glue
Scissors
Ruler
Clothes Pins
Fabric (optional)
Flower (optional)
Feathers (optional)
First, I went thrifting and I found this UGLY frame. I loved the size and the details of it, and it didn’t have a price. The gave it to me for $1! What a steal!
Then I put some garbage bags down and sprayed and sprayed until I liked the color of my frame! I chose red, but it would be cute in many other colors!
I let the paint dry and layed the frame down and measured the sides of it. The important thing to note is that this frame will hang horizontally, NOT vertically. So measure the sides of the frame that will be lined vertically to be sure that your ribbon will run horizontally. Decide how many ribbons you can fit on your frame, keeping them about 2-3 inches apart and mark where the ribbon will be.
Then I picked out the ribbon I used, and cut them to the length I needed them to be so that they will go from one side that I measured, to the other side that I measured.
With a hot glue gun, I glued each piece of ribbon to the spots I had measured out. The ribbons need to be glued in the horizontal direction. This is the only way to make the headbands stay on. Remember, glue the the ribbon so that the right sides are facing the front of the frame!
I also glued 2 extra pieces of ribbon to each side to be sure that my ribbons are sturdy.

Now this is what my frame looks like! I need to glam it up though! You can leave it like this if you want, but I had to accessorize!

I made 2 rolled fabric flowers. If you don’t know how to make these, there is a pretty helpful tutorial made by Me and My Brightsides, here.


Then, I got some feathers, and some petals from a silk flower.


And I embellished my flower, and arranged them on my frame. I just used hot glue again, and put them all on my frame like so.

I create a lot of “Hippie Headbands” and there really isn’t any way to store them unless you stuff them into a box and then they get squished! So I decided I would hang them up with clothes pins. I made 3 lined clothes pins for my frame. I cut out ribbon that would go around one side of each clothes pin.

Then I hot glued the ribbon to the clothes pin and folded the ribbon over and glued it too so you couldn’t see the unfinished edges of the ribbon.

Now I have 3 super cute clothes pins!


I attached my clothes pins and now I am done! But I seem to be missing something…

My hair accessories! I love this because I can also comb my combs onto the ribbon because the ribbon is horizontal. I clipped my hippie headbands on my clothes pins, clipped my regular clips on the ribbon, and put my headbands over the ribbons! Now all of my feathers won’t get ruined!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I enjoyed making this project! Look for more tutorials coming your way and don’t forget to check out my hair accessories so that you can fill up your new Headband and Accessory Holder!

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