I've been a crafting fool lately.
I'm using my talents (ha!) and my time (more accurate), to give some truly personalized gifts this year. I'm having a blast actually completing a few of the things that I've pinned over on pinterest in the process.
A good amount of my christmas break so far has been spent in front of a sewing machine. or a hot glue gun. or a bottle of Modge Podge. You can find my with scissors in hand more often than not lately.
Project #1: Coasters!
My inspiration for the project came from my "crafty" pinterest board. Unfortunately, the original link is missing, but check out the pin I used to make these little suckers.
The process was super-simple. A little tip: spring for the thicker scrapbook paper, less crinkledge when modge-podging.
The coasters to the right are my personal set. I also crafted a set for a certain someone-who-shall-remain-nameless because their gift is still sitting under the tree.
Project #2: Washer Necklace!
All in all, this necklace cost me a total of $3. Yup, you read that right!
It takes a few (in my case, 8) smaller washers and a bunch (14) larger washers. I used 5/16" and 1/2" sized washers. Then, you'll need a roll of ribbon. I used a 2 yard satin ribbon found in the dollar section at Michaels.
For a better how-to, check out the origin of this beauty.
I also did a fun version with lime green silk.. it sounds crazy but it's very cute! I'm gifting that one to someone special as well. I'll be sure to snap a picture after the present is opened!
That's all for now. I'll be back soon to share a few crafty (sewing) projects that I'm wrapping up tonight. I'll also have a few more projects to share after the holidays, since I have all of this new-found time on my hands!