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Sparkle & Glam Christmas Tree

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This project got it's start last Spring at an Estate Sale.  No one knew what they were, but I knew I could do something with them, especially that one that one with the arrow pointing to it. To me, it said, 'Christmas Tree' and that's what it became.    W elcome back to the 'Do It Over' Designers blog hop.  We are a group of bloggers who love to recycle/upcycle/DIY.  I'm happy to host this hop and I hope you'll visit everyone to see what they have to share with you.  Their links will be listed at the end of this post. After some research, we came to the conclusion that I had purchased some wooden bobbins from an old textile mill.  You can guess the purpose of the giant staple (that was not coming out - no way, no how!) Since I have quite a collection of vintage costume jewelry, I decided to go with a 'glam-look' for this makeover.  The first step was to give it a coat of silver spray paint.  I also included a few pieces of jewelry I was thinking

Party In Your PJ's #386

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's.    I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces. Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook  // Pinterest  // Twitter Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook  // Pinterest  // Instagram This week I shared my 'No Yarn' Loop Yarn Christmas Trees : That's right, not a bit of yarn in them! The features for this week: Grab & Go Charcuterie Skewer Appetizer - Happier Than a Pig in Mud Just in time for Thanksgiving! Lace Woolen Warmers - Free Pattern - The Little Treasures A perfect holiday gift.   Psst!. Santa, I would LOVE a pair of these! Here's a button for you, Ladies: Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each choose our own features. I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started! Rules Link to your post, n

'No Yarn' Loop Yarn Christmas Trees

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  That's right, my friends they are Loop Trees and there isn't a bit of yarn in them! I'm back with another crafty project that is made with a mop from the dollar store.  If you missed the last two projects, be sure to check out the Five Little Ghosties and The 'Sweater-Look' Pumpkin .  You'll also see the mop I used. Let's move on to the trees and how they were made beginning with the loop tree on the right. You will need a mop and a styrofoam cone.  After removing the mop strands, begin cutting them in 3-inch lengths. I honestly can't tell you how many you'll need since it depends on your cone.  Just cut a bunch and go from there. I began attaching the loops on the cone with a little overhang on the bottom. In the interest of full disclosure, I started putting the hot glue on the cone and discovered it melted the styrofoam.  Of course it did - Silly me!  Then I put the glue on the ends of the loops first, pressed them on the cone, and had much mor

Party In Your PJ's #385

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's.    I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces. Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook  // Pinterest  // Twitter Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook  // Pinterest  // Instagram This week I shared my Jute Twine Ornament : The features for this week: DIY Christmas Camper Shadow Box - Steph Creates How to Stencil With More Than One Color - Fresh Vintage by Lisa S Here's a button for you, Ladies: Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each choose our own features. I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started! Rules Link to your post, not your home page. Link to something YOU made, wrote, or thought. Link Parties, Roundups, and Giveaways are welcome. Party In Your PJ's is not a place for selling.  Please do not

Jute Twine Ornament

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It's November and the holiday crafting is in full swing!  Today I have an easy, inexpensive ornament for you to make.  It can be a little messy, but, trust me, it's easy! Welcome back to Ten on the 10th - a group of bloggers sharing ideas and inspiration for under $10.  This is a Blog Hop so everyone participating will be listed at the end of this post.  The theme for this month is 'Ornaments' so  let's get started! Here are the basics for this project: White glue (that dries clear), jute twine, and some balloons. Before we go on, let me say I tried to find water balloons since they are round and small.  In the fall, they were nowhere to be found, so I went with a bag of 15 12" balloons from the dollar store. ********** Blow up your balloon to the size you want, tie it off, and add a small string for hanging.  Your ornament will need to hang during the drying process. After adding the glue to a container, I mixed it with water - 2 parts glue to 1 part water.  D