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Contents of this blog: Original hand crafted wood items, crochet, sewing, knitting, painting, drawing and also some How to's and craft tips thrown in! Enjoy!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Paper Pom Poms

Today I am sharing a craft from the Sewing Loft.  I can't wait to try them and so wanted to share with you right away.  For this time of year I was thinking of lightly spray painting with orange paint.  I hope you make some and send me your results.  Have fun!

Today's craft is super simple. I mean really simple & no cost. The kids made them with me so, they were super fun!!
Let's face it, we all have news paper hanging around the house but what do you do with it? Since my recycling bin was full and the girls were looking for a craft project... the paper pom pom was put into action.
These can be made any size and can be used in so many ways.

Party Decor
Garland
Flowers
Pretty Packaging
Holiday Ornaments
My girls like the party decor.. So that will be the focus for today's craft!
This project is for sewers of all levels.
Skill Level- 1 Button

Materials:
Newspaper
Craft Paint or Watercolors & Brush (Or Orange and yellow and red spray paint.)
Needle
Thread
Scissors
Basic instructions:
Cut many squares of news paper. (*If you have a rotary cutter, you can cut several layers of paper at a time. )

Then I handed the squares off to the girls and let the painting begin! After a quick dry in the sun, you are ready to move on to the next step.
Fold the paper squares as photos. I folded 15 to create my pom pom.
With needle and thread (approx 20" long), stitch through the pointed corner of each petal.  Be sure to leave approx 10" of thread on each side for hanging.
Repeat the process. For pom poms in photo, I used around 15 petals, 5" square.
Tie in knot.
Pull apart each petal and "fluff".
They are not as light and fluffy as tissue paper poms but these pom poms are a fun way to drama above any child's party table.

For More ideas, visit the Sewing Loft http://thesewingloftblog.com.  Happy Fall Crafting!

My crafty heart to yours...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Nice Halloween Cat

HERE IS A NICE HALLOWEEN CAT!  Use for greeting card or decoration.  Just right click to copy.  Again, this is from The Graphics Fairy.
Isn't he cute?  You could also use for pasting on treat bags, or for a banner when printing out several copies.  If you right click you can also print right from this page.

Sorry that this is all I have for today.  Hubby had to have 2 pints of blood today at the hospital and the transfusion took 6 1/2 hours, all told!  The day is shot but it is still sunny and a wonderful 73 degrees so not complaining!  I would love you to create with this image and send me a pick, thanks!!

My Krafty Heart to Yours...