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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Weathered Sign Tutorial

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This simple weathered sign tutorial is perfect for any season or saying. 
I created this one for Easter, with one of my favorite verses.

Weathered Sign Tutorial | Use this simple paint technique for a simple, weathered sign.
I will say, this tutorial is just an example of this technique. I love the way the paint turned out, but I honestly wish I had used a different font...this one seems just slightly on the trite side for a scripture of this magnitude. I was going for more of a handwritten look, but this feels like one wrung up the ladder from Comic Sans, y'all. But, I am happy with the technique and how well it aged this particular sign. I wanted it to look worn from the outside in and this seemed to have achieved this particular look.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ombre Tassel Garland

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I love tassels. And I love garlands. Why not marry them in a fun ombre pattern, right?
This little craft was really easy and I am pretty much in love with how it turned out. 
I have draped a few of these all over the house, y'all! 
Ombre Tassel Garland | Cute garlands that are easy to create using a self-striping yarn. Fun and simple photo tutorial.
I'm *slightly* obsessed with yarn crafts lately. I actually grew up with yarn crafts and they always hold a special spot in my heart (my great aunt had me making those plastic canvas tissue box covers by the truckload at an early age). This ombre tassel garland is my new obsession...I can't quit making them! Check out my complete tutorial below.

Ombre Tassel Garland | Cute garlands that are easy to create using a self-striping yarn. Fun and simple photo tutorial.
 These start with simple little tassels...and the method for stringing them up is simple.


Ombre Tassel Garland | Cute garlands that are easy to create using a self-striping yarn. Fun and simple photo tutorial.
The trick to the ombre pattern is using a self-striping yarn. This is much more cost-effective than using multiple skeins of yarn (unless you've just got a stash you're trying to use up). I'm on a Caron Cake kick...it's a fun self-striping yarn that comes in several patterns (I know you're shocked...I used aqua for this one!). You can find Caron Cakes here on Amazon.


Ombre Tassel Garland | Cute garlands that are easy to create using a self-striping yarn. Fun and simple photo tutorial.
I made a whole bunch of tassels for this. Just determine the length you want your garland to be and make the amount of tassels you'll need...not a big rhyme or reason to this part. My tassels are 5" each. Just be sure to make them all the same length and thickness.
NOT SURE HOW TO MAKE A TASSEL? Click here for my tutorial.


Ombre Tassel Garland | Cute garlands that are easy to create using a self-striping yarn. Fun and simple photo tutorial.
You'll also need a blunt yarn needle (grab the same ones I use here).
Grab a long length of yarn (not attached to one of your tassels) and thread your needle. 


Ombre Tassel Garland | Cute garlands that are easy to create using a self-striping yarn. Fun and simple photo tutorial.
I actually made my tassels with the top loop (which is usually used for hanging), but it's not actually necessary since this is for a garland (but that's just how I always make my tassels). You will use your needle and yarn thread and push it through the top of each tassel, making sure to catch all of the pieces. The tassels will be easy to move along the yarn once threaded.


Ombre Tassel Garland | Cute garlands that are easy to create using a self-striping yarn. Fun and simple photo tutorial.
Gently pull your tassels apart to space them as you want them.

Ombre Tassel Garland | Cute garlands that are easy to create using a self-striping yarn. Fun and simple photo tutorial.
If you're like me and made your tassels with the top loop, go through and snip it off now...the threaded yarn will hold the tassel in place perfectly.

Ombre Tassel Garland | Cute garlands that are easy to create using a self-striping yarn. Fun and simple photo tutorial.
Fun, huh? It's neat to watch the self-striping yarn work. I love the variation!

Ombre Tassel Garland | Cute garlands that are easy to create using a self-striping yarn. Fun and simple photo tutorial.
Use the ends of your long piece of yarn to hand your tassel garland up.
Now, I think I'll go make a rainbowish one with my other yarn! 
Addictive, I tell ya.





Sunday, March 19, 2017

Inspiration Monday

Happy Sunday/Monday, friends! We're sliding into the end of our spring break (wah!)...but excited about all of these wonderful spring-like days we've been having! Hope the weather isn't too brutal wherever you are.

We've got some EGG-cellent features for you today...
they're perfect projects for your spring decor!
Check out all of these fun Easter Egg decorating ideas below. 
This week's features were chosen by me!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Free Printable Easter Coloring Bookmarks

These Free Printable Easter Coloring Bookmarks are perfect to hand out to friends, neighbors, classmates, or even to pop in the Easter baskets with some crayons. Grab yours below.

Free Printable Easter Coloring Bookmarks | Instant Download | Four Designs
My kids love a good bookmark...but one they can personalize? That's even better, y'all! These are really fun for grown ups to color, too...kind of therapeutic! There are four designs available below. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Treat Pop Art Printables

These Treat Pop Art Printables are the latest in my Printables for Purchase line.
Enjoy a donut AND macaron printable. They're DELICIOUS and perfect for kitchen decor. 

These Donut and Macaron Printables are perfect for your kitchen decor!
These two 8x10 printables are bundled together for added sweetness.

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The Easiest Way to Make a Tassel

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I just love a good tassel, y'all. For years, I used a piece of cardboard to make one, but I just recently found this cool acrylic template and I'm never going back to cardboard. Check out The Easiest Way to Make a Tassel!

The Easiest Way to Make a Tassel | Use this easy method to make fast (and pretty) work of tassels.
If you're reading this, there's a good chance you may have made a tassel with a cardboard template. The cardboard templates are good for about one or two uses, then they bend and have to be replaced. Sometimes cutting cardboard pieces for endless tassel-making can get old (because, I'm all about endless tassel-making, y'all). Check out how easy this nifty little tool I found is to use!