Macrame Plant Hanger

Hey guys,

So, I’ve gotten into a little gardening lately, and I found a macrame plant hanger I made in an art class a few years ago.  It wasn’t super cute, more of an outside thing.  So I made a cute one…  Here’s  what I did, but it’s probably worth looking up some other tutorials.
1 .  Cut eight pieces of string that are longer than you think you need.  YOU DON’T WANT TO RUN OUT.

2.  Tie your strings together in a knot at the top.

3.  Seperate the pieces into four groups of two.

4.  Figure out how far down you want your pot to hang.

5.  Tie the two strands of each group together in a double knot.  Tie them at the spot you want the top of your pot to hang.

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6.  Once you have done that to all four groups, spread each string out.

7.  Take two strings next to each other and tie those in a double knot.  The two strings have to be from different groups.  I think I did mine about a half inch down from my first knot.

8.  You will have one string on the outside on both sides.  Tie those in a knot so it is now circular.

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9.  Continue with steps 6 and 7 until it is big enough for your pot.  You can kind of measure it as you go.

10.  Tie the ends in a knot at the bottom


Ok, now that I’ve gone over how to tie the knots, I’m going to tell you how I finally managed to make mine.  I had to do it upright, so I taped the knot at the top to the ceiling.


That way, I was able to see how it would look when it was hanging.  Whatever you prefer…

 Well, I hope you actually understood most of that, and let me know if you have any questions or comments!

~Joy

Airplane Notebook

Hi,

I just did this super cute notebook, and it turned out really well.  After I made this sheet music covered notebook, I have been wanting to try a new one, so here it is…

I copied the drawing from this one on Etsy, but changed the binding.   To start, all I did was take the black paper off the binding and covered the front and back with brown construction paper.  Then I traced out the drawing with pencil and went over it with a pen.

For the white, I used a white colored pencil.

Turquoise washi tape on the edge,


And some cute stripy stuff, too!
All done!  Hope you guys like it!

~Joy

 

Sprocket Pillow: Fabric Scraps Part 3

Hello,

Today I’ve got the cutest little pillow for you guys!  It took some time, but was easy and worth it.  I love how it turned out.  The website I got it from is Cluck Cluck Sew and she has a template on her post Sprocket Pillows Tutorial.  Her tutorial is fabulous, so I definitely recommend checking it out!

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Supplies

  • Fabric scraps
  • A semi large button
  • Stuffing

Directions

  1.  Using the template from the website above, cut out twelve triangles.  Lay them out in the order you would like facing right side up.  As you can see in the first picture, I did not.  Just don’t do what I did and you will be fine.  (Top left picture.)
  2. Sew two triangles together.  Do that to all the pieces.  (Picture in the bottom left corner.)
  3. Sew two of the pairs together so now you have three sections of four.  (Middle picture).
  4. Sew the three sections together so they are all joined in a circle.  (Right picture.)

5.  Iron the seams on the back down so they lay nicely.

6.  Cut out a circle the same size as the front for the back.

7.  Cut a strip of fabric about 43 inches long. (That measurement is for the small pillow.  If you use the big pillow on Cluck Cluck Sew, you will have to check the measurement.)  I made mine two and a half inches wide instead of five, like the original blog post said.

8.  Sew the long strip to the front of the pillow.  This one was a little hard for me to visualize, but it works out okay.

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9. Sew the back on like you did the front.  The pillow should be inside out.  (Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture.)    Make sure to leave an opening for stuffing.

10.  Turn right side out and stuff.  Close the hole.

11.  Sew your button into the middle of your pillow, pulling your needle through the back of your pillow so it is gathered.  This picture will help explain.

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There you go!  I love this project, and I hope you enjoy it, too!  I made a second pillow, that I also love.

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~Joy

 

Bows, Rose, and Bracelet: Fabric Scraps Part 2

Hi guys,

I have a pair of jeans with a hole in the knee, so I’ve been looking for some good crafts to use them for.  So today I’ve got three denim crafts: the cutest little bow, a 3D rose, and a bracelet!  I made mine out of denim, but you could use any heavy fabric.

 

Fabric Bow:

So, here are the pieces I cut out.  They’re about the right shape…

Fold each side of the first piece over so the ends meet in the middle.

Place in the middle of the bottom piece and use a dot of hot glue to attach them.

Wrap the middle around and glue in the back.
  

And here’s the finished product!

 

Rose:

Cut a circle however big you want.  I think the bigger it is, the easier.  Make the edges all wavy.

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Cut your circle in a spiral, still making the edges wavy.  Now you will have a long strip.IMG_2504

Starting at the edge of the spiral, wrap it around a skewer while keeping the bottom edge level with itself.IMG_2501

Once you are to the middle of the spiral, glue the end to the bottom like this.

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That one is done!

 

Bracelet:

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1.  Cut off the seam of the leg of an old pair of jeans.  Make it however long you want depending on how many times you want it to wrap around your wrist.

2.  I recommend running a few stitches over the ends so it doesn’t fray to much.

3.  Sew a clasp onto the ends.

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4.  Sew some sort of decoration onto it.  I’ve seen some with seed beads, sequins, and buttons, but I chose to use a flower from one of my previous posts.

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There you go!

I hope you guys like them, I had a lot of fun making them!

~Joy

Fabric Flower: Fabric Scraps Part 1

Hello,

I have a few things I’ve made recently out of fabric scraps, and this one is super cute and easy!
Supplies

  • Button
  • Fabric scraps of various colors
  • Needle and Thread

Using your button as a guide, cut a circle slightly bigger than it.

Continue making circles, each slightly bigger than the one before, until your flower is as big as you want.

Sew the button in the middle to finish it off.


Isn’t it cute?  Have fun with this one!

~Joy