Monday, September 23, 2013

Elegant Fabric Pumpkins (no sewing required)

I saw an idea on Pinterest that I had try, so I dug through my stash of fabric, twine and ribbon and made these glamorous pumpkins.

Start by stuffing a plastic grocery bag with fabric scraps (when I ran out of scraps I used entire pieces of fabric and old t-shirts). When it's the shape you want, set in the center of the outer fabric and pull all sides up around it. Fasten the top with a rubber band or twist tie. 
To get the indentation shape desired, I used a jute string and wrapped it from the center bottom up to the top, over and back down to the bottom several times spacing the string out for each pumpkin section. 
Finally, I made paper leaves, Curling the edges, then attach a junk bow out of twine, jute, burlap, raffia and ribbon. I always add a bit of sparkle ribbon, and the orange fabric pictured actually has tiny orange sequins all over it. The purple fabric shimmers and has a moon design. If I had a better camera you could see that. I'm working on getting a new one soon. ("Oh hubby, darling, it's my birthday next month")
Elegant for table decor, and the squirrels won't eat them.    

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fabulous, fun Pinspirational push pins. (Some say thumbtacks.)

 A very sweet woman who worked with has taken on a new job and today was her last day and farewell lunch.  I wanted to give her something personal and fun for her new at-home office.  I remembered an "Inspired by Pinterest"  episode on My Craft Channel where pushpins were decorated. I grabbed the E6000, the Mod Podge Melts, and had a little fun.
Included above techniques include Beacons 3 in 1 glue with Mod Podge plastic charm and cupcake and flower print on paper.
Mod Podge melts in purple glitter and clear with thumbtack pressed into hot glue. 
buttons, bling and scrapbook embellishments glued on with E6000.
What are you waiting for? Go decorate your office bulletin board...make work more fun!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Looking Back at Re-Creations, One Year Anniversary

Happy Birthday Blog!

My blog is one year old this month! I am so grateful for all of the opportunities I have had to meet new crafters, teach classes, learn new techniques, create and "re-create".
Here is a look back at a few my favorite projects. You can click on the links below the photos to view the original blog post of each project.


My Craft Channel Superfan Blog Hop  

Rubber Cafe Inspired Greeting Card
Side view of stand up card

Graphic 45 "Bird Song" Cards

Home Decor

Valentine/Anniversary Wreath

Real Leaves made into Fall Bouquet

Spring Childhood Memory Jar

Graphic 45 & Clear Acrylic Clipboard Display

Scrapbook Layouts and Albums

Graphic 45 + six more Layers Layouts

Using a Floral Paper on a Masculine Page

Tiny Canvas Frame Accordion Album

Made from Scratch Summer Album 


More UP-Cycled "Ugly Sweater" Beads

Just For Fun

T.P. Roll Challenge - Marionette

I hope you enjoyed viewing some of my favorites, and that I have inspired you to try crafting something new this year. 
Follow me to see some  unique Christmas decor, cards, layouts, and d.i.y. gifts to be posted over the next few months. 
Thanks for stopping by!