Thursday, May 9, 2013

Upcycle Embroidery Floss Holder



I'm always looking for ways to incorporate upcyling in my crafting. I found the perfect way to organize my embroidery floss without purchasing a plastic holder. Using cereal box cardboard for this holder saved me money and turned out to be a great conversation piece in doctor's offices.  It works since I don’t use the embroidery floss that much.

Materials:

1 Cereal box or similar packing
Embroidery floss
Scrapbook paper
Ribbon
Markers or crayons
stickers (optional)
Elmers White Glue
Scissors
Hole Puncher or Use Scissors for holes

Directions:

1. Cut one Embroidery Floss Holder from cereal box packing like below. You'll need one embroidery floss holder for every two skeins. I made two spaces for mine since I like to keep my projects portable.

2. Cut a front and back template the same size as the embroidery floss holder above without the indentions. Set aside.


3. Cut slits on every embroidery floss holder template as shown in the picture.



 4. Cut paper to cover both sides of the front and back template. Glue the paper and decorate with stickers, glitter etc. to  both sides. Let dry overnight.


5. Punch holes on the edge of each embroidery floss holder template and on the front and back template.

 

6. Sew Button on the front  where the second hole was punched. Thread elastic through back cover and tie a not. The elastic should pull around the front to keep the Embroidery Floss Holder together.



6. Wrap floss around each of the embroidery floss holder spots.

7.  Thread ribbon through each of the embroidery floss holders with the front and back lined up. You’ll have the perfect Upcycled Embroidery Floss Holder





I know my picture are not the best quality, but I decided to share this tutorial anyways since it can help a lot of people save money while organizing your craft items.  

Do you have any questions? Ask Away











Monday, May 6, 2013

Monday Crafty Roundup- Crochet Sea Creatures


This week I picked a beach theme for the tutorial round up. I'm making a sea themed mobile for my mom for Mother's Day. She spends a lot of time at the beach so a mobile seems like the perfect Mother's day gift.



#1 First sea creature I've picked for the weekly roundup is the Go Fish. The fish would look quite turned up right as an octopus also.



#2 An adorable grouping of Fish Appliqu├ęs that would look great on a piece of card stock or cardboard placed in a frame. 



#3 Can you imagine these cute whales crocheted together into a stylish spring scarf. 



#4 I’m so in love with this cute triplet of octopus,starfish, and sea weed. I'm going to add the octopus to my Mom's Ocean themed mobile. 


#5 Here's a sea creature that could pass for both a squid and an octopus. He'd look great on the wall for a beach theme baby room. I <3 the adorable eyes. 

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