Pinterest 365 – Day 43, 44, 45, 46 – A couple of handy tools and lots of glitter

Okay, it’s catchup day!

DIY Bobbin HolderI will start with the handy tools.  Pinterest365 – Day 43 – I came across this DIY Bobbin Holder a couple of months ago at the Smashed Peas and Carrots blog and since I’ve been doing more sewing lately, I thought it would be a good organizer.  It was really quick and easy to make that I’m actually thinking of making one that’s a little bigger with more posts.  The one I did make has 6 posts not 5, but the idea is the same.  The dowel I purchased was 3/16″ in diameter and they fit the bobbins perfectly.


Sewing KitOkay Pinterest365 – Day 44 – DIY Sewing Kit.  This tutorial caught my eye for several reasons.  First, there are many times I just want a needle and thread and don’t want to lug my sewing basket out for just that.  This little tool fits the bill.  Second, it uses a mason jar and I llloooovvvveeee mason jars. Third, it just looks cute.  I chose not to paint the rim mostly because I like the original silver rims.  I used hot glue to adhere the fabric and then also to adhere the pincushion part to the rim.  I will caution you:  hot glue + metal = HOT!  I would hold the rim with tweezers or something.








Now onto the glitter.  Are you still with me????

Glittered EmbellishmentsPinterest365 – Day 45 – Layered Glitter Shapes.  As I’ve been putting my December Daily mini album together, I’ve been wanting some embellishments to jazz it up a bit.  I came across this video tutorial from PapertreyInk and gave it a whirl.  I don’t have the Xyron Sticker maker, but I do have the Xyron 5″ Creative Station and was able to apply adhesive to the backs of some cardboard circles I found.  I had bought them in the dollar bin at Michaels awhile back and hadn’t found a use for them yet.  They worked out perfectly for this project. You don’t need to have a Xyron to do this project, but since I did, I thought I would dust the cobwebs off and put it to work :-).  I’m very happy for the results.  Look for them when I post about my December Daily album.

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Glittered StarAnd finally, Pinterest365 – Day 46 – Glittered Cardboard Stars.  I’ve been itching to do a project involving toilet paper rolls and this was the one.  The tutorial showed a beautifully glittered star and while you can tell mine is a star, the glittering isn’t as beautiful.  I have to say, though, that I like the shabby look.  It will fit perfectly on my wall tree.  I hot glued the sections together to save time, painted the star white and then added Mod Podge so the glitter would stick.  I used a course gold glitter from Martha Stewart called Florentine Gold.  Sounds so old world.

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Until tomorrow,Grace







“Wow, that was a lot of projects.  We don’t know about you, but we’re exhausted!”

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