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CYO No-Sew Knot Blanket

7 Mar

A Ten51 TUTORIAL

Let me start by saying, I do not sew. I know this is a drawback when it comes to crafting {and maybe someday I’ll learn} but that day is not today.

EZ Knot Blanket

This blanket only took me about an hour to make. It makes such a great baby gift! I used 1-yard of Blizzard Fleece fabric from Joanne Fabric’s. I would recommend using 1/2 yard for a baby blanket. First, lay the two pieces of fleece on top of each other {w/ the “nice” sides facing outwards}. Then trim the edges to make an even square {or rectangle}. After that, cut slits about 1/2 inch apart and 1 inch deep. Once cuts have been made around the entire edge, start double-knotting the tabs of each fabric together. Sit back, watch your favorite show {Modern Family in my case}, and knot away until you’ve knotted every tab on the blanket. And that’s it! No sewing involved. I loved this easy project, and Rea seemed to enjoy its coziness too!

EZ Knot Blanket_Steps

Enjoy!

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Cute as a Button

23 Feb

So many things to make with buttons…
Here’s a round-up of ideas!

Button Napkin Holder

buttoncardSimply glue buttons of choice to vintage cards. Choose 5 colors of silk ribbon; gather into a bunch, cut into 8″ pieces, and knot one end of each. Punch 2 holes in sides of vintage button cards. Pull unknotted ribbon ends up through each hole so knot catches under card. Tie loose ends under napkin.

Button Wreath

Button Wreath
Glue buttons of similar colors to wreath form and voila!

Button Monogram Wall Art

Button Monogram Wall Art
Print an enlarged letter in the font of your choice. Cut it out and keep the outline as a stencil. Glue different shapes and sizes of buttons inside the letter. Remove the stencil and hang.

Button Favor Boxes

Button Favor Boxes
Just a small piece of felt with a glued button and buttonhole decorates this round wooden box.

Button Packaging

Button Packaging
Embellish a gift by using fabric-covered buttons attached to cords!
Cute and easy.

Button Rings

Button Rings
Tutorial HERE

Button Coasters

Button Coasters
Tutorial HERE

Button Art

Button Art
Tutorial HERE

Button Hair Pins

Button Bobby Pins
Tutorial HERE

Button Lampshade

Button Lampshade
Tutorial HERE

Button Art

Button Art
Tutorial HERE

Button Wine Charms

Button Wine Charms
Tutorial HERE

Enjoy!

Julie

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DIY Lamp Revamp

21 Feb

Lamp Revamp Tutorial
{Guest Post by Sandy}

Lamp Before_After

There were 3 old lamps left in the house my daughter bought. She was going to throw them away, but I thought I could update them rather than buy new ones.
– Sandy

12 STEP LAMP REVAMP
  1. Remove material and shade from frame. Since they were pleated, I couldn’t just cover them {of course that would have been much easier}
  2. Spray paint the base {I used black then taped-off the middle and sprayed the top and bottom silver}
  3. Make cut-out pattern for the shade on light-weight poster board by rolling it and marking the top and bottom of the frame on the poster as you roll. {This was a little tricky since it kept moving, so I did it a couple of times to be sure I had it right}
  4. Iron the interfacing to the “wrong-side” of the material.
  5. Trace cut-out pattern onto the interfacing side
  6. Cut material/interfacing along the marked path. Be sure you leave enough to overlap. {I did not leave any extra on the top or bottom of mine because I knew I was going to use seam binding to cover them}
  7. Wrap cut material around frame, lineup and mark for reference. Set aside. {I used one of the veins and marked a line on the inside to use as reference for attaching it later}
  8. Spray entire frame with spray adhesive. Be sure to get all around the bottom, top and each of the veins.
  9. Line-up the material/interfacing with one of the veins and roll the sticky frame on the material. Take this step slow, keeping everything lined-up.
  10. Run a small bead of fabric glue down the end to attach. This forms the seam.
  11. If you are happy with this as it is, you don’t need to finish off the top and bottom (step 12)
  12. Run seam binding around the top and bottom. Cut to length. Remove, then run 2 beads of fabric glue along the binding and cover the top and then the bottom of the shade.

Lamp Revamp Tutorial

Enjoy!

Julie

Kiddo Blocks Key Holder

20 Feb

KIDDO BLOCKS KEY HOLDER
{on Corkboard Frame}

A Ten51 Design Tutorial

Kiddo Blocks Key Holder

Supplies:
Wooden ABC Blocks
Spray Paint
Corkboard Frame {or other backing of your choice}
1 inch Screw Hooks
Hot Glue Gun

Kiddo Blocks Key Holder TutorialThis was a fun and easy craft to make!

I got my corkboard frame on clearance at Michael’s. Screw Hooks were available at my local Hardware store. I also used Heirloom White Rustoleum spray paint and hot glue to adhere blocks to the corkboard. The hooks were easy to screw by hand right into the blocks… no glue required! I hope you get creative on your own versions. I’d love to hear how they turned out.

The pushpins on my corkboard are fabric-covered thumbtacks.
That’s a tutorial for another day.

Enjoy!

Julie

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