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Craft Stick Tent

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Craft Stick Tent

Supplies:

6 x 12" piece of card stock
Scoring tool
4 craft sticks
Craft paint and brush
Cool temp glue gun and glue
Glue stick

Directions:

  • Paint 4 craft sticks with craft paint and set aside to dry
  • Make 3 scores lines every 3 7/8” on card stock and fold on each line
  • Using glue stick attach 3/8” panel of card stock to the other end of the card stock to form “tent” triangle
  • Stand tent up on end to glue 2 craft sticks in place; put fine line of glue along one edge, attach craft stick and then with ends overlapping glue second craft stick in place
  • Repeat for opposite end of tent
  • To make flame snip a piece from a red feather and glue to some brown sticks, make fire ring out of pebbles

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Felt Coin Purse

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Felt Coin Purse

Supplies:

Felt for coin purse and small pieces for front design
Embroidery floss and needle
Button and scissors

Directions:

  • Cut felt strip 3 1/2x9”
  • Fold up 3 ½” to form purse 
  • Cut out felt shapes and arrange on purse; when you are satisfied with position pin in place
  • Fold down top, cut curve using a plate or something circular to give an even curve, draw line on inside of flap and cut
  • Fold curved flap, see if design is covered and adjust if necessary. Be sure to leave enough room for button and do a blanket stitch around all edges
  • Now open purse and use embroidery back stitch to stitch shapes in place. Embellish with additional stitches like the French knot, lazy daisy etc.
  • Fold purse back up and go around the edge using the blanket stitch (stitch thru front and back of purse-2 thicknesses and flap-one thickness)
  • Fold flap down and place button in center, mark with a pin and make a small slit; start with a very small slit because the felt will stretch; you can always make it bigger
  • Sew button onto coin purse

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Yarn Wall Hanging

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Yarn Wall Hanging

Supplies:

2 skeins of yarn (1 light and 1 dark)
3 yards of a third color of yarn
2 oval hoops (use just the inside of each hoop)
Yardstick and scissors
Yarn needle

 Directions:

  • Cut yarn into 1 yard lengths (use about 2/3 skein of light yarn and 1/3-1/2 skein of dark yarn)
  • With 2 pieces together fold yarn in half and put loop behind the hoop, pull loop over hoop putting 4 ends thru loop and pull snug
  • Repeat till hoop is desired fullness, be sure to push loops together tightly
  • Use same process and fill smaller hoop to desired fullness
  • Place smaller hoop ON TOP of larger hoop, not inside, be sure it is centered and hoops are flush next to each other
  • Take the 3 yard piece of yarn and tie it around the 2 hoops with 1-2” tail on top or under hoops
  • Begin wrapping hoops tightly being sure to keep hoops NEXT to each other and tail is hidden inside wrapping
  • When you are about half way across the area make a large loop (6-8”), tie a knot close to the hoops and continue wrapping; you can wrap back in the opposite direction if you want it to be more secure/strong
  • When making the last wrap tie in a knot and using a yarn needle weave the tail back thru the wrapped yarn about 1”,  trim excess
  • Trim bottom edges to form arrow, straight line, angle etc. (make pattern with copy paper, lay on top of yarn and cut)

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Wood Beaded Napkin Ring

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Wood Beaded Napkin Ring

Supplies:

Wooden beads (12-15) for each ring
Alcohol ink
Rubbing alcohol
Stretch Magic™  1 mm
Rubber gloves
 

Directions:

  • Pour 1 tbsp. rubbing alcohol into a container and roll beads
  • Take each bead out, squirt a drop of alcohol ink onto bead, roll between your fingers (wearing gloves) until color is evenly distributed, set on paper to dry
  • Do all of one color before moving to next color (wipe color off of gloves)
  • When beads are dry repeat process for a darker hue if needed
  • When desired color is reached string onto Stretch Magic™  and tie in a knot, trim ends and poke ends back into a bead
  • OPTIONAL: pour alcohol ink into container, add a drop of rubbing alcohol to dilute and roll beads. This option gives you less control over the color and can leave beads super dark, but is quicker)

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Table Runner and Napkins from Toweling

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Table Runner and Napkins from Toweling

Supplies:

Toweling for runner – desired length plus 2 ½”
Toweling for napkins – width of towel plus 2 ½” for each square napkin
Matching thread and needle or sewing machine

Directions:

  • Cut toweling for runner, press end up 1 ¼ “, open and turn raw edge in and press again, pin and stitch so that hem distance is the same as hem already on toweling long edge.
  • Repeat at opposite end of runner
  • For napkins use the exact same technique on each raw edge

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