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Thursday, September 27, 2012

T-Shirt to Headband!!!

I'm not the only one who gets sad when one of your favorite clothing gets stained, right?  Usually my favorite pieces of clothing are my daughters clothes. haha  One of Emanuelle's cute t-shirts had a stained and it was just breaking my heart knowing I had to throw it out.  Then I got looking at it and realized I could re-purpose part of the shirt. YAY!! Look what I did:

Ok, so I didn't actually re-purpose the t-shirt itself... I re-purposed the embellishments that were on it.

Step 1: Take out an old t-shirt that has embellishments on it.  Step 2:  Cut out the embellishments.  Step 3: Place the embellishments on a piece of felt, trace the outline of the embellishments on the felt and cut it out.  Step 4:  Hot glue the embellishments onto a headband and then hot glue the piece of felt onto the back of the embellishments (this is to make it extra secure on the headband).

And voilĂ !  It's that simple!

Here's Gabrielle sporting the headband:

Have a FABULOUS day!!

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

From Dream To Reality - Linky Party #35

{From Dream to Reality Top 5}
from linky party #34

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Stamp Holder!!!

Last week I gave you a glimpse at the stamp holder I created with the help of some washi tape from Downtown Tape.

It's super EASY to make and practical.  I always have stamps in my purse (you just never know when you need to mail something hehe), but often they get lost inside my purse.  This little stamp holder/case is my new friend :)

Step 1: I took out an empty G-U-M soft-picks case. Step 2: I wrapped washi tape around the case, covering the logo.  Step 3: I used a knife to make a slit on each side of the case where the washi tape is, to be able to open it.  Step 4: I applied Mod-Podge to seal the washi tape.

What do you think?  Am I the only one who has stamps in her purse?

Have a FABULOUS day!!

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Guest Post - Second Chance to Dream

I'm super excited!!  Barb from Second Chance to Dream is here today with a SUPER CUTE Thanksgiving  tutorial for you!!  You are going to LOVE IT!!!!

Welcome Back Barb!! :)


Hi! I'm Barb Camp from Second Chance to Dream. I want to say Thank You to Christine for having me here today. Isn't she great??  She is so patient and kind and she has a fabulous blog!  A little about me, I'm a wife of  almost 35 years, a mom to 6 kids ages 34-13, 3 married and 3 still at home. I have 3 grandchildren.  I'm a life coach who wants to encourage women to live their dreams and passions and help them to grow creatively as well as spiritually. Stop on over and check out my blog. In honor of Christine's Canadian Thanksgiving coming up on Oct. 8th I thought I'd share a project to help her celebrate.  I sure wish we lived closer because I'd give it to her for her dining room table.  

I ran across these pieces in a bag at a resale store and it was marked 1.00.  Only they were painted primary colors.  I realized it was turkey feathers and a face with a gobbler.  Of course I had to buy it because I could see it in fun fall colors.  I forgot to take a picture of the pieces with their primary colors.

I came home and started thinking about what I could do.  I was thinking paint the feathers an orange or brown and modge podging scrapbook paper on to the feathers.  I visit JoAnn Fabrics to look for some fall scrapbook paper and couldn't find any in single sheets. They had lots of Halloween, but no fall paper.  These napkins caught my eye and thought why not use those.  So I bought them and I'll show you how to make one of your own turkey pumpkin. 

1.  I bought a real pumpkin.  I priced the foam ones at JoAnn's and wasn't willing to pay the price for.

2.  I spray painted the feathers brown.

3.  When they were dry.  I decided on my color scheme and pattern I wanted to use.

4.  I took my paper napkin and pulled off the white background.  It doesn't lay real well if you decoupage it with it on.

5.  I then laid my feather on the napkin and traced around it then cut it out.

6.  I put modge podge on to the feather and placed the napkin on top of the modge podge.

7.  After all the feathers are done you would need to add the nails to the bottom.  Mine of course were already done, but it looks super easy.  Here's a picture:

Pound the nail in a little bit and leave most of it to push into the pumpkin. Choose a nail with a smaller head.

8.  I  then started putting the feathers in place on the pumpkin, following the pattern I had chosen. They went in really easy.

I did have to put the end feathers in twice, they were just a tad bit trickier.  The kept wanting to droop down.

Here is my finished pumpkin in all it's glory as a fun centerpiece:

If you would like to make your own, I traced the pieces.  You can download the pattern below and cut your own.
Download here:

If you enjoyed this post why don't you subscribe via FacebookRSS Feed or Email so you don't miss anything. If you're looking for some more fall ideas, check out these:

DIY Halloween Memory Tree                     Fall Kids Crafts                  Halloween Kids Crafts
I have several more fall ideas on my blog, Second Chance to Dream if you need more inspiration
Thanks Christine!  
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And what do you think?  Isn't Barb's Turkey Pumpkin super fun?  
I'm looking forward to making one with my family!

Thanks sooooo much Barb for stopping in today!!

Have a GREAT day everyone!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

September Sponsors Group Giveaway!!!

I'm SUPER excited about this giveaway!!  
My September Sponsors are SUPER AMAZING, they are offering you some amazing prizes!!!

There's 11 Prizes... which means 11 WINNERS!!!  Isn't that cool??!

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Have a FABULOUS day!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Product Review & Giveaway - Downtown Tape

I was lucky enough to be selected to review washi tape from the new company DowntownTape.com.  Have you heard of them?  Maybe you saw their logo and heard about their CRAZY AMAZING pricing on washi tape?

Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you.... Yes, that's right...
they offer washi tape at $1.99 a roll and $2.95 flat rate shipping.  SWEET!!!

I was soooo EXCITED when I received my Downtown Tape package!

I received 5 gorgeous rolls of washi tape and 4 tags to decorate to my liking. YAY!!!

LOVE the washi tape!!  The rolls seem never-ending.. YAY!!  And the quality is great!  
They stick nicely and if you want to un-stick and re-stick..... they still stick = AWESOME!!

Gabrielle made a cute little birthday package for her cousin Jakob:
I will be showing you the step by step of this within the next few days,
Gabrielle had me take photos of everything she did so that she could have her very own tutorial on here. :)

I made this cute little stamp holder:
Perfect to carry in your purse and I LOVE that it looks like a little suitcase!
I'll give you all the details on this little guy soon. :)

Here are some more ideas of things you can make with washi tape from Downtown Tape:

Aren't all they all super cute?

If you sign up to receive their newsletter....
Bam.. 9 Free Washi Tag Templates will be sent to your email automatically. Valued at $10.00!

Next time you are looking for washi tape... check out Downtowntape.com!
I'm giving them a Thumbs Up!!!!

Oh wait.... I mentioned a giveaway didn't I???
Downtown Tape is giving away to one of my readers 10 rolls of tape plus 25 tags!!

Would you like a chance to win this great prize?
You can enter with the help of Rafflecopter.

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Have a WONDERFUL day!!

Disclosure:  I was not compensated for this post, however I received these products for free to review.    The opinions in this post are 100% my own.
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