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Nature can sometimes amaze you with some of its simplest but incredible creations. And the best thing is that you can use many of them to create a great craft. Craft making is one of the many ways to bond with family, friends and kids! A really simple and easy craft to make is a pinecone owl. You can use them year after year as fall and Thanksgiving decorations.
You can start this craft by going on a walk with the kids, family or friends to gather some pinecones and acorn caps. Once you’re done with your gathering, you can return home and transform your pinecones into cute owls.
Here’s what you do:
Take a pinecone and use Elmer’s gel glue to paste a large pom pom on the top of it to make your owl’s head
Cut two tear drop shapes from felt to make the wings and paste them to the sides of cone
Cut two ovals from felt for making the feet and paste them at the bottom of cone
Add Fall leaves to create some feathers on the wings
Paste two acorn caps on pom pom to make the eyes of your owl
Fold a small piece of yellow paper in half, cut it into a diamond shape, place it between the two caps and paste it on the pom pom to make a beak
Cut out two small triangles from the brown paper to make the ears and paste them on top of the pom pom
And there you are! Find a place among your Fall or Thanksgiving decor for your cute home-made pinecone owl.
Most of us remember or have seen the traditional Thanksgiving craft in which you trace your hand and turn it into a turkey. Whether you color, paint or paste it, this is a classic Thanksgiving craft that is easy and fun for kids. A great way to make this craft into a permanent decoration is by using fabric, cotton and some thread to make a Thanksgiving hand decoration that you can display year after year.
Take your festive fabric that you’ve picked out and trace your left hand loosely on the fabric. Cut the hand. Then closely trace the cut-out hand on the wrong-side of the fabric. Then cut it out as well.
Be creative and cut out pieces of felt to add details to the turkey. You can use a different color to glue to each finger to make the feathers. You could also use different patterned fabric if you want to create a really artistic turkey.
Glue on your fabric details to whichever side is the front of your turkey, or the side that you want to display. Don’t forget to glue on a bead for the eye.
Once one side is decorated, take your DMC broder machine thread and a needle from your fully stocked sewing basket and sew together the two hand cutouts. Start from the left side of the wrist and go up and around each finger and stop so that at the bottom (were your wrist would be) leave it open.
Tear apart some cotton and gently stuff the turkey hand! When you’ve stuffed it as much you want, then sew the open end shut.
Display your home-made turkey hands somewhere family and guests can admire them this Thanksgiving and the next.
You can use an old pair of jeans in a number of ways. One of the best ways to make use of your old pair of jeans is by turning it into a denim tote bag. We all need bags to carry our stuff at grocery stores, malls and various other places. Here are some steps to help you make a nice denim bag.
What you’ll need:
an old pair of jeans or a denim skirt or top
heavy-duty sewing machine
jeans thread made of 70% polyester and 30% cotton
What to do:
Take your old jeans and cut two rectangles from the legs using spring scissors. Cut the rectangles in the size you want your tote bag to be. You can also use an old denim skirt or top to cut bigger rectangles.
Once you’ve cut the rectangles, you can start sewing with a heavy-duty sewing machine and jeans thread. Position the hems at the top and fold your rectangles in thirds lengthwise. Mark the two inside creases and make sure you fold across the length of the fabric.
Place one rectangle on top of the other, with the reverse sides facing outward; then sew the sides, bottom and corners.
Fold the bag so that the bottom and side seam are stacked on top of one another. Now sew across the corner and make sure to keep the new seam perpendicular to the existing ones. Repeat this process on the other corner.
Flip the bag right side out, and you’ll see that the corners are blunted. Now line the bottom and side seam up so that you can sew across them.
Now you can make the handles of your denim bag. Cut two 2-inch-wide strips of a strong black fabric. You can also cut two strips out of your jeans. Pin and stitch the handles to the bag.
Take a long piece of decorative lace, cut it into two pieces and stitch them to both sides of your bag. You can add more charm to your bag by stitching a fabric flower at its right side.
You can easily make a denim tote bag with the help of some useful tools. Spring scissors feature a spring that helps you cut a thick piece of cloth effortlessly. The jeans thread, decorative lace and fabric flower will be sure to make your denim bag sturdy and beautiful. So give these steps a try to make an amazing denim tote bag at home!
Jewelry helps you to complete an outfit and gives you a polished look. One does not always have to buy a new jewelry to complement an outfit as one can experiment making it at home. One such accessory is the custom made pearl bracelets. With just a few items you can make your own pearl bracelet that looks like the one in store.
What you need:
Faux pearl beads of your choice
Metallic thread, needle (thin enough to fit the hole of your pearls)
Elastic (length enough to wrap your wrist)
How to make it:
Cut the elastic based on the measurement of your wrist. Sew the ends by overlapping them.
Thread the sewing needle with a thread long enough to go around the elastic with the pearls. Tie the ends of the thread together, so that you are sewing with double threads.
Now, put your needle through the hole of the pearl and sew it to the elastic band holding the pearl in place. You can tie a knot at the back of the elastic to make sure it stays in place. I will advise you to do so when you are using large sized pearls but if you are using smaller sized ones then there is no need to tie a knot at the back of the elastic band.
Make sure that there are no gaps between the pearls and that the elastic is not seen through. One way to hide the elastic band is to sew smaller sized pearls between the larger ones.
There you have it! It is simple and easy to make and the pearl bracelet does look very attractive and charming. You can team it with women cream shaker cardigan and jeans to give the outfit a polished look. It makes a great gift to give to a friend or to your young daughter who wants a big girl bracelet like her mom.
Hats can take any outfit up a notch! You can wear hats to beaches, weddings, family functions and elegant parties. Straw hats can look glamorous if you decorate them according to your attire. Here are some steps to help you decorate a straw hat.
What you’ll need:
Other craft embellishments
What to do:
Select a straw hat- go for a comfortable wide brim straw hat or a hat made from 100% paper straw. Wide brim straw hats are known to provide excellent UV protection. Many hats come with adjustable PV leather nick straps and wooden beads. You can select a plain or designer wide brim straw hat. You can check out different types of hats from e4Hats and Luxury Divas.
Choose a printed scarf for the hat- once you have selected the hat, choose a printed scarf and tie it in a knot around the head of the straw hat. You can let the ends of the scarf hang down for a more casual look. Make sure you tie the scarf tightly so that it stays in its place.
Paste a flowers or beads on the hat- paste a flower on one side of your hat. Paste it on the far left or right hand side on your hat’s front. Using a glue gun, you can also decorate the hat with a string of beads or a brooch. You can simply paste a single flower to keep it simple and sophisticated.
Wear your decorated wide brim straw hat with different clothing items. Choose some trendy tights with attached skirt to compliment your hat. This item is perfect for women who love the comfort of leggings and femininity of a skirt. You can choose tights with attached skirt from Adidas, Kohl’s and Girl 6X. Compare some dresses online, pick the suitable one and you will surely be able to look great throughout the season!