Well Owl Be! Make Your Own Wall Decorations

Making your own wall art is fun and easy!
Materials Needed:

  • material
  • canvas
  • paint brushes
  • turpentine (if using Oil)
  • Mod Podge
  1. Gather your materials.
  2. Make sure your canvas is clean, if you notice any dust or dirt give it a wipe.
  3. Start with the oil paint. The owl canvas is painted simple black, but you could depending on your fabric create awesome backgrounds.  I love the richness of oil paint, but it is serious stuff. It is slow drying so you can add colors and mix colors.  It does however, take a while to dry. So if you are using oil this process is going to take days rather than hours.
  4. While drying find your fabric and cut out some designs.  Trim any fly away treads. I cut out an owl
  5. Brush the Mod Podge over the fabric cut outs and apply to the canvas. Once placed on the canvas brush the Mod Podge over the top of the fabric.
  6. Let dry.
  7. Once dry, spray with sealer.
  8. Let dry.
  9. Once that is done, I added the small rhinestones with more Mod Podge.

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This is fun, really inexpensive project to quickly update the look of any room. You could do this project alone, with your kids, or friends!

If you do not want to make one but still want one you can purchase this one! Visit SugarBeetCrafts on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/180332961/owl-friend-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_20

Free Tutorial – Fabric Flower Ring

Hi Everyone!

Time flies! I can’t believe it’s already fall, but the air is cooling down and the leaves are starting to change. Just because nature is starting to change does not mean we can’t appreciate the beauty of nature all year-long. Fabric Flower Rings are a fun way to jazz up any outfit and a super easy project for kids.

                                              


Project Title: Fabric Flower Rings

Written By: Brandie Bell

Project Description: Create a fun ring to wear year round with fabric flowers and a little bedazzle.

  • Materials Needed:

  • Fabric Flower

  • Ring Blanks

  • Glue

  • Small fabric bedazzle

Instructions:

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       1. Gather your materials, Fabric flower ring, bedazzle  jewel,  ring blank, and glue.

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2. Starting with your flower ring, Remove the stem, then remove the middle plastic piece.

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3.  Grab your ring blank and apply glue to the top. Very gently press the flower to the ring. If your flower has more than the layer, glue in between each layer.

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4. Add a tad more glue to the middle of your flower and add your bedazzle jewel.
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5. Let it dry and you have a fun, year round accessory.

Comments:

You can also make hair clips this same way. Just glue to the clip instead of the ring.

Enjoy!

You can Download the tutorial with the below link:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ad5XPApFfILRk2OwB5rqyPzN2WkzGeMypm6HV0tiuXc/edit?usp=sharing

Free Tutorial – 9 Step Iron Skillet Handle Covers

     


Tutorial Title: Iron Skillet Handle Covers

Written By: Brandie @ Sugar Beet Crafts

Tutorial Description:

Cast iron skillet handle covers are a great way to accessorize and keep safe in the kitchen.

Most “coated” cookware can be toxic after time. In an effort to be healthy we decided in our home to use only cast iron skillets. After burning myself a few times the light bulb in my head went off, “I should make some handle covers!” I found the perfect fabric, so lets get sewing!

I used a colored thread so you can see the stitches, but you might want to use a thread color that matches the seam binding. I am still new at sewing (and this is my first attempt at this project) so please excuse the crude stitching.

Materials Needed:

  • (4) pieces of material 3 1/2 x  1 inches (two for inside, two for outside)

  • (4) pieces of batting (like polyfil)

  • seam binding – the size of the binding depends on your actual pan handle. You need enough to go around your handle and two short ones for the opening. Mine was aproxomately 15 inches

Instructions:

Step 1: Gather up all your materials

Gather all your materials

Gather all your materials

Step 2: Make a template for your pan handle cover. I used my biggest pan, this way I can make one size that works with all of your pans.

Measure your handle

Measure your handle

Grab a ruler, a big index card and a sharpie. Trace a square all the way around  your handle. Make it about an inch larger than the handle to allow for seams.

Step 3: My panhandle was 2 1/2 x 5 1/2. Cut out your template.  

Measure and cut out handle templates

Measure and cut out handle templates

Step 4: Cut your material. I made the fabric rectangles bigger than my template so that I can trace the template onto the material and use that as a sew line.

cut out your fabric

cut out your fabric

Step 5: Next place your fabrics together,  I used a dark green for the inside and the mushroom print for the outside.

put your material together

put your material together

Your fabric should be right sides out with the polyfill in the middle (put 2 pieces of polyfill in each side, I tried it with just one and it was not quite enough to protect from the heat). You should wind up with two “material sandwiches”.

Step 6: Sew the top three sides of all the layers together using the lines you traced from the template. Then cut off the excess material.

Sew along the template line then cut off the excess

Sew along the template line then cut off the excess

Step 7: You should have two little “pillow”pieces that look like this.

two pillow pieces

two pillow pieces

Step 8: Grab your seam binding. Measure out two pieces to fit the bottom of each side. Tuck your material into the binding (make sure both side of the little pillow are covered) then pin. Once pinned sew across the bott

Add seam binding to bottom

Add seam binding to bottom

Step 9: Sew some more seam binding around the remaining three sides. Then using a small amount of the seam binding, make a loop. Pin down the loop to the top and sew.  *Make sure you tuck the ends of the seam binding under for a neater look. 

Pan Handle Cover

Pan Handle Cover

Comments:

I am sure there is probably a better way of making these, so if you have any tips or tricks please feel free to comment.

I hope you can use this tutorial in the future. If you do make one, I would love to see them!

The trip to Joann’s

It was supposed to be a simple trip to Joann Crafts. I needed an ink pad…and maybe a new stamp.

But there I was…

Surrounded.

It was me and miles of fabric.The Colors, the Prints, the Patterns. Something came over me, ...ahhh, the possibilities!!! 

I could not control myself. Maybe It was all the home and garden TV I was watching way too much of, or maybe it was the Ugly Betty re-runs. Whatever it was,  I knew that I needed to learn to sew.

So, there was the mission… teach myself to sew.

Equipped with my mom on speed dial, a vintage sewing book and the internet, I was ready to go.

Needless to say I bought way more than a stamp pad.

I needed to start somewhere, so there was no better place to start than with Bags.

Here are a few I made as gifts.

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Now I am completely hooked.

Look Forward to some awesome tutorials!

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