Pom Pom Up-cycle – Trash to Treasure

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Hello Everyone!

It has been a while! I apologize for the disappearing act! Last year I  went back to school and it overran my life!  Due to some family emergencies, I have decided to take this semester off so I can help out as much as possible.

I also decided, it was time to stop neglecting my poor little blog and start adding tutorials again.

So without further ado… A Trash to Treasure Tutorial!

Have you ever looked at all those boxes and tins that come with products and think “I cant throw that in the trash!?” Well I do, in fact I have a huge collection and a mission to do something with them.

In this tutorial I used an old metal band aid box to make an adorable little pom pom box. You can do this with anything. In fact, I am making another one out of a Tin that Tea came in.

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Remember when Band-Aid boxes were made of tin!?

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I know all the collectors out there are shuddering right now, but I have more than one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Keep adding…

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Then ..

TA-DA!! A cute puffy little Pom Pom box.

A perfect bank, storage solution or gift box. 

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This is the Pom Pom pattern I used

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What do you think!?

If you make one, I would LOVE to see it, feel free to post pics in comments!

From Idea to Product making art come to life

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Hello Everyone!

I am so excited about this post. I love to draw, always have, probably always will.  I have never formally taken a class or had any sort of training so I have always been shy with my art. Recently I have decided to just start drawing and putting it out into the world.

For Christmas my fantastic parents bought me a whole bunch of different types of Sharpies!!!! I love sharpies. They are fantastic to work with. If you missed my free Valentines Day Cards Downloadable post you can check it out here: https://goo.gl/hhBvOB

I used all sharpies to make the valentines day cards.

So I thought it would be a fun idea to make my mom and dad a thank you picture using all the cool markers they bought me for Christmas.

Here it is getting started:

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Getting Colored in:

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Done:

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I liked it! So I took a really high resolution photo of it, and had it made into real Thank You Cards!

Here is how they turned out!

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I also decided that they would make awesome Thank You coupon cards for my etsy store.

I am super happy with them.

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The Thank You Cards are available on my Sugar Beet Crafts Etsy Store Here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/268470697/set-of-3-thank-you-so-much-flower

If you love to doodle or draw or take pictures, don’t be afraid to take your art to the next level. It is really fun and easy to do.

Have you been inspired to draw lately? I would love to see it, feel free to post a link in comments.

Free Handmade Valentine’s Day Card Printable from Sugar Beet Crafts

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Hi Everybody!!

I hope this post finds you having a wonderful February so far. Can you believe Valentine’s Day is just around the corner already!?  This year is flyin’ by.

Have you ever wondered where the tradition of Valentine’s Day Cards came from? Well it has been rumored that the very first Valentine’s day card was sent by Saint Valentine himself. He sent it while he was imprisoned and waiting for execution by the Romans. It seems he was quite taken with a jailer’s daughter. And so just before his death he sent a letter and signed it Your Valentine.

The oldest known Valentine’s day card is kept at the British Library in London it is a poem written in French in the year 1415 by Charles Duke. He wrote it to his wife, while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. I would actually love to see it, is amazing it has lasted this long.

So to celebrate this wonderful day of Love and Friendship, I decided to make my own Valentine’s Day Cards just for you.

I created 8 free Valentines day cards. Each one hand drawn and colored. They are great to print out and pass out to friends, teachers and loved ones or you can print them out punch a tiny hole in the top string them up and make a cool banner out of them.

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Hand Drawn!

Shakespeare kitty approved!

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1.) Be My Valentine Heart Balloon Card

Be my Valentine balloon free download by sugarbeet crafts

2.) Psychedelic Hearts – Happy Valentines Day card

psychadelic hearts free download by sugarbeet crafts

3.) Be Mine Valentine – Cloudy mini hearts Valentine’s Day Card

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4.) Candy Hearts Valentine’s Day 2016 card

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5.) You Make My Heart Shine Valentine’s Day card

You make my heart shine free download by sugarbeet crafts

6.) Will You Be Mine? Happy Valentine’s Day card

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7.) You Are My Star Valentine. Valentine’s Day Card.

You are my star free download by sugarbeet crafts

8.) Be Mine Valentine – Hearts and Flowers Valentine’s Day card

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* All cards are included in one PDF download. All cards fit on one 8×11 piece of paper.  They work best printed on card stock.

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I hope you enjoy! I would love to know what you think!

Did you create your own valentines day cards? I would love to see!

Share your link in comments!

 

 

New Items! Meet Glitter Junk! @ Sugar Beet Crafts on Etsy

Hello Everybody!

I just wanted to drop a quick line because I have been super busy making new stuff for my Etsy store.

I created a new line called Glitter Junk! It started off as just a fun project for myself. I love glitter and have been really into it this season. I wanted glittery jewelry that was not to child like, but I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted. So I decided to make my own!

I loved it so much and received so many compliments I decided to make a bunch for the Etsy site.

These charms are so fun and really pretty. They sparkle at every angle and have an awesome 3D effect. Each one takes about 3 days to make and every one is unique.

My favorite part of crafting is having an idea or vision in my head and then actually fabricating it into something real. Working with resin is kind of a challenge, especially when working in a small space.

In the end, I am super happy with how they came out….too happy, its hard to part with them.  Me and sparkly go hand in hand!

I would love to know what you think! They are at https://www.etsy.com/shop/SugarBeetCrafts

more items coming soon.

I hope you enjoy!

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Glitter Junk! Dark Blue Glitter Skull

Rock meets Glam!

Rock meets Glam!

A Perfect Gift

A Perfect Gift

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Halloween Tutu Garland Tutorial!

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Hi Everyone!

It’s Halloween time!! One of my favorite times to decorate.

This year, to pretty-up our fireplace I decided to make it wear a tutu!! The fireplace can’t complain like the cat does when I dress it up.

All the supplies I had laying around the house to keep costs down and reuse things I would normally throw away. I had 4 panels of sheer purple curtains from my living alone days and a bunch of black tulle that I have been keeping all these years waiting to be something.

Put them together and you have…

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WooHooo Garland!

Halloween Fireplace Tutu Garland!

So here is what you need:

1. Twine, string, yarn or thin rope
2. Fabric (I used a sheer purple curtain and some black tulle)
3. Scissors

Step One: Prepare your fabric by cutting it into strips. To achieve the ripped effect, I cut a notch in the top of the fabric, then tore it the rest of the way. Just make sure you are tearing with the fabric, it should tear straight all the way down. If you go against the fabric it will not tear.

I made my strips different widths but stayed around one inch. The length depends on the look you are going for, I made mine approximately eight inches so they were about four inches long in the end.

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Step Two: Measure the length of your fireplace mantle, depending on what you use, you may want to double it. I used twine, so I decided to double it, then tied it off. It was now a big loop.

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Step Three: Lay out your twine.

Step Four: Start with one fabric strip. Fold it in half, and lay it under the rope with the loop above the rope line.

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Step Five: Grab the two end pieces of the fabric, fold it over the twine and back through the loop.

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Step Six: Pull the two end pieces tight.

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Step Seven: Pull down and adjust.

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Step Eight: Repeat, alternating strips if your using different colors.

It should start to look like this:

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keep going

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and going until you have the length you want and hang.

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I would tell you to resist the urge to wear it like a tutu and dance around to “This is Halloween” from the Nightmare Before Christmas…but that would be no fun and I would be a hypocrite! 😀

I love the way it turned out. It does take a bit of patience depending on how long you’re making it.

This one wound up 48 inches long and it took me about 4 episodes of Game of Thrones but I kept getting up and taking breaks.

A great distraction for kids, just plop them down in front of the tv with a bunch of cut up strips and they will probably get one made up in no time.

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Have you started decorating yet?
What is your favorite decoration?

The Rainbow Tubular Peyote Stitch Necklace is almost done!

 

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Hi! I was in such a beading mood last month, right before we moved apartments. So I started this project knowing it was not a good idea to start a project in the middle of packing everything, then moving, then unpacking, but I did it anyway and so this poor little necklace sat unfinished for a while. I would have been done a long time ago but you know how it is.

When I started this necklace and wasn’t sure how I felt about it, but I kept going and I have to admit it is one of my favorites. It goes with everything! I am almost done, I just need to do some finishing touches, but I thought I would share some of the process pictures. 

I love these colors!

I love these colors!

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Was not sure how I felt about it at this length…but kept going.

OK, now I love it!

OK, now I love it!

Almost done!

Almost done!

I love Peyote stitch, It is comfortable to wear and looks amazing. My brother is an amazing artist and he used to make me necklaces like this when I was younger and that has always inspired me to create art. 

Has there been someone in your life that inspires you?

If your interested in making this sort of necklace there are some great instructions on fire Mountain Gems website here: http://www.firemountaingems.com/beading_howtos/beading_projects.asp?docid=8235

or you can always email me, I would be happy to help.

Have a wonderful weekend full of fun projects and adventures!