DIY Gingham and Pearl Necklace

Because I spent the morning on a hike, lunch picnicking at a sprinkler park and swimming in the late afternoon, I have another fun tutorial from an Idea Room Reader. This time Elizabeth from To be Charmed shares with us how to make a fun gingham and pearl necklace. Thanks Elizabeth!

DIY - Gingham and Pearl Necklace Good morning all! I have created this DIY tutorial on how to make a super cute and very easy Gingham & Pearl Necklace for you or that little gal in your life! This would be a really cute project to do at a little girl’s birthday party or you could make some and give them away as party favors and they cost less than $5 to make. My inspiration was the Stella and Dot little girls, Allie Pearl and Ribbon Necklace and I created the flower using the V and C DIY Flower Corsage Tutorial.
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Once the necklace is complete you can embellish it to your liking. I created a flower with ribbon using the V and C DIY Flower Corsage Tutorial. Happy necklace making!



Elizabeth can be found creating more inspiring projects over at To be Charmed. Stop by for more ideas and projects!

Double Layer Top/Dress Tutorial

We have another tutorial today from an Idea Room Reader. Christine at From An Igloo, shares with us how to make an adorable layered top/dress for your daughter that is fun and summery! Thanks Christine for sharing with us!

Last summer I made my girls several shirred sundresses. A tube of fabric shirred with tie straps. They were cute, and easy to sew, but this year I felt like coming up with something a little different.

Here is what I came up with. Just as easy to sew, but I think so much cuter! The double layer adds a really nice weight to the top (I’ve made two tops so far, but with added length this would make a very cute dress as well), and just a little bit of “poof”. You could add a contrasting fabric to the hemline of one skirt panel to get the same colour effect, but I think the nice weight it adds to the top is worth the extra fabric! The armhole shaping also allows the bodice to sit a little higher in the front which I like. This top feels expensive and could easily be dressy, but is adorable for everyday as well! :)

Don’t you just love this Amy Butler fabric? 

Keep reading, I have an easy tutorial for you and you can make one too!
Use a 1/4 inch seam allowance unless otherwise stated.

Ok my friends, your pieces should look something like this when you are done cutting. I swear this is the same fabric, not sure why this picture is so bright!

Following are your pieces and how you should measure them:

Straps
You have a decision to make. You can just purchase a package of double fold bias tape and you are good to go. Or, you can make your own.

I wanted my straps to be of the same fabric as my top, so I made my own. I’ll show you how. First though just worry about the cutting. I would say for all sizes from 2-7 you will be fine with two pieces 2 inches X 26 inches . You need to cut these two strips on the bias. This means on the diagonal of your fabric. Not up and down or side to side. Cutting on the diagonal is what will enable your fabric to stretch a little and sew around a curve easier. If you want large bows when you tie them, make your strap pieces a little longer

If you use packaged bias tape cut two strips 26 inches long.

Bodice:
Measure all the way around your child’s chest. Now take this measurement and multiply it by 1.5. Add 1 inch. Example: My child’s measurement is 22 inches X 1.5 = 33 inches + 1 inch = 34 inches

This will be the length you will cut. For the width….

Sizes 2/3 cut 4 inches
Sizes 4/5 cut 5 inches
Sizes 6/7 cut 6 inches

So my daughter is 6. I am going to cut a piece of fabric 34 inches by 6 inches.

Disclaimer: These widths are what I would use. They may be too long or short of a bodice for your child. For best results measure on your child how wide you think the bodice should be and add 3/4 inch for seam allowance. Measurements above have seam allowance factored in.

Now you have one piece of fabric. Cut it in half lengthwise. So, I am going to cut my 34 inch X 6 inch piece so that it is now two pieces that will measure 17 inches X 6 inches each.

Skirt Pieces:
You need to decide if this is going to be a top or a dress. Hold one of your bodice pieces up to your child at collarbone height. Measure from the bottom of the bodice piece to where you want the top or dress to fall. Add 1 inch.

For me, this measurement was 14 inches. Cut your piece the full width of your fabric

So, I am cutting a piece 14 inches X the full width of my fabric. This is going to be the under layer of your top or dress. Use your contrasting fabric.

For the top layer, cut a piece that is 3 inches shorter than the previous piece. So, my top layer piece will be 11 inches X the full width of my fabric

Using the full width will produce a nice result for all sizes mentioned. For the smaller chest sizes this will result in a slightly fuller skirt or top.

Now this is a not so scientific way of making that nice curve on the sides of your bodice for your child’s arms. Take a large coffee mug of small bowl and position it so that it is approx 2.5 inches up from the bottom and two inches in from the side draw that nice curved line. As you can see my mug starts curving around at the top, but we will want this to go straight up so draw accordingly. See next photo. Don’t be scared here, if your mug is a little lower or higher this is still going to be ok, promise! We are just making a nice spot for your child’s underarms so the fabric does not rub and bother them! It also enables the front of the bodice to sit a little higher than it would if you didn’t so this.

Cut out the fabric at the line you just drew. As you can see I have folded my bodice in half so that I can cut both sides at the same time. Now use this bodice to cut your second bodice piece.

Let’s do our pressing. Take your two bodice pieces and press the top edge in 1/4 inch and then in again another 1/4 inch.

Now your skirt pieces. Press the bottom up 1/4 inch and then up 1/2 inch on both pieces.

Sew the top edges of your bodice pieces where you have pressed, enclosing the raw edges.

Take your two bodice pieces right sides together and sew the side seams. Finish your seam allowance with a zig zag stitch. Set bodice aside.

Take one of your skirt pieces and right sides together sew down the short edge creating a “tube”. Make sure to zig zag your seam allowance.

Now, I think skirt panels should have side seams.  Lay your tube out flat with the seam you have just sewn on one side. The side opposite sew a line of stitching down to create an opposite side seam. You won’t need to zig zag this seam allowance as it will be on a folded edge.

Fold back up your pressed bottom edge and hem 1/2 inch up from bottom.

Do the previous three steps with your other skirt panel.

I’ve lost a couple of pictures, but this is easy, I don’t think I’ll lose yah.
Right sides in take both of your skirt panels and put your shorter one inside the longer one. Make sure raw edges and side seams are even.

Make two rows of gathering stitches and gather to fit your bodice. You will want to put your bodice inside your skirt panels right side of bodice facing right side of skirt panels. The raw edge on bottom of bodice should be even with raw edge of skirt panels. match side seams. Good idea to pin.

Your skirt panel will not be as gathered as this photo. I took the photo before evening out the panels to be the same size as the bodice.

Sew, attaching bodice to skirt panels. Zig zag seam allowance.

Press seam up towards bodice and topstitch about 1/8 inch in.

Starting about 1/2 in from the top of your bodice do several rows of shirring from the top of your bodice to the bottom. Do the same on both sides of the bodice. If you have never shirred before, I talk more about shirring in THIS tutorial. I did my shirring 1/8 inch apart on this top but you could go farther apart.

Shirring after pressing. It tightens up a lot! Set your top or dress aside.

If you are using packaged bias tape you can skip this part. Here I will show you how to make your strips into bias tape. First fold your pieces in half lengthwise and press.

Open up your piece and press each side in to the middle.

Fold back in half lengthwise and give it a good press. Easy peasy.

Take one of your pieces and mark the midpoint. Match up the midpoint with the side seam of your dress. If you are using the packaged stuff join in.

With your bodice sandwiched in the midde of your bias tape fold pin around your armhole.

Make sure you fold in the end of your pieces to enclose the raw edges. Sew from one end of your piece to the other around your armhole.

One strap is done! See how this encloses the raw edge of your bodice so nicely? Now do the other side.

Add some cute little buttons or other embellishment to the front if you wish and your’re done!

Don’t forget to share your photos on our Flickr Group.

Bean Bag Numbers Tutorial

Still at Summer Camp…but I have an Idea Room Readers Tutorial for you today from Sarah at Create Studio. Sorry it is so late, but things at camp have been super busy, I just barely got some down time before I am off again.

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I’ve never been too keen on math. Words I love, but numbers I loathe. (Although for some strange reason I’m drawn to Sudoku puzzles… try to figure that one out!) Anyway, I’m hoping my little Owen will have more of a love of numbers and math than his mommy, so we’re starting early by making numbers into toys!
You can see by the impatient little hands in this picture that these have already been a big hit. He didn’t want to wait for me to photograph his new toys!
I made these numbers using the technique I used to make my tummy time mat.

After washing them they get these really great frayed edges, then I stuffed them with rice. (So I guess technically these are more like ricebags than beanbags… ricebags sounds a little weird though!) Do you want a tutorial? Well alright!

Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 10 different scrap pieces of fabric
  • Rice
  • Funnel
  • Plastic Straw
  • Graph Paper
  • Sharp Scissors
First you’ll want to draw some numbers on your graph paper. I made sure that the width was at least 2 1/4 inches at all points of the number, the graph paper helped with that a bunch. Below are my numbers “4″ and “5″. If you would like to print this picture out on a full 8 1/2 by 11 piece of paper you’ll see the scale I used. If you would like the other numbers, check out this post.
Next, cut out your numbers from the graph paper and pin them to your fabric. Be sure you have the wrong sides of the fabric together when you cut the numbers out. You won’t be flipping these inside out, so you’ll want the pretty side of the fabric to face out.
Stitch around the outside edges of each number, be sure to leave a 1/4 inch seam allowance and at least a 1 inch opening to put the rice in later.

Using some sharp scissors, cut the edges of the number. Be super careful not to cut your sewed edge or you’ll be going back to your sewing machine to fix it. Be patient with this step, it takes some time, but it’s worth it in the end!

When all of the edges have been clipped you’re ready for the fun part! Throw the numbers into your washer and dryer and the edges will fray beautifully! Your final step is to fill each number with rice using the funnel. I’ve found that a plastic straw works well to jam the rice down into the bottom of the numbers. Stitch the opening closed and you’re all done!


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Thanks Sarah at Create Studio for sharing your great tutorial with us today! Go ahead and show her some comment love!

DIY Faux Wainscotting

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I gave you a sneak peek of one of the projects that has been keeping us busy the last couple of weeks. And today I want to share it with you. We added some faux wainscotting panels (and by faux, I mean without using premade wainscotting panels) to the lower half of our kitchen dining area walls and then painted the faux wainscotting white.

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(This picture is of us adding the same faux wainscotting but in a different room. For some reason I did not take pictures of the process…I have no idea what I was thinking).

My husband was the brains behind figuring out the exact placement of the rectangular moulding boxes so I had him write up a litte explanation of what we did. The process is so simple and inexpensive and gives your room a whole new look. I LOVE how it turned out and how much brighter and cleaner our kitchen looks and feels.

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To start the project, we first needed to find the moulding we liked (a local building supply store had a 1 ¼ inch molding). Next, planning the measurements of how to cut the molding will save a lot of grief later. To do this, we did the following steps:

• decided how many faux panels we wanted on each wall
• decided to have a 4 inch gap between panels and between panels and baseboard/chair rail.
• measured the length of each wall.
• calculated length of horizontal pieces of panel. For instance, if the wall was 100 inches long and we wanted to put 3 panels on that wall, each panel would be 28 inches wide (100 inches – 16 inches (4 side and internal gaps) = 84 inches / 3 panels = 28 inches)
• cut wood blocks 4 inches wide to use as spacing templates when nailing the moulding on

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We cut the molding to each appropriate length with 45 degree angles (we wanted the thicker part of the molding to be on the outside edge of the panel so the cuts were measured on that thicker side with angled cuts tapering in). Then using the 4 inch blocks(to ensure proper placement of the moulding), we nailed the moulding into position (if you are not using a nail gun, use a nail punch to get the finishing nail below the surface of the wood and putty the hole before painting).

After the molding has been attached, we caulked the edges for a clean look. We also sanded any rough edges. Then the wall was ready to be taped with painters tape and then painted.

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This project took us about a half day to complete, not including caulk and paint drying times. I LOVE it!

*edit-If you are interested in adding the pre-manufactured wainscoting panels, you should check out Wainscoting America. Using their design system, they can custom fit their wainscoting panels to precisely match your wall shapes and design…and they are priced lower than their competitors. So go and check them out!

**edit-The paint color in my kitchen is Behr paint in Warm Muffin. I LOVE my yellow kitchen. It is bright and cheery and has a nice warm tone.

Since I had so much fun seeing the things you have been working on, let’s do another link party! Link up any home or decorating project you have completed and want to share with your fellow Idea Room readers. Like the past link up party, I will visit each and every link and then choose some to share with you here in a Reader Spotlight post.

Please add The Idea Room Link-up button to the post on your blog that you are linking up.

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Thanks everyone! I am looking forward to seeing your creativity and what you have been up to.

Hand Stamped Necklace

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Mother’s Day is coming up…do you know what you are getting the Mother’s in your life? Why not make them some easy hand stamped necklaces. One charm with each of their children’s initials for them to wear close to their heart. Or make one for yourself!

They are really easy to make all you need are a few supplies.

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You will need:
some metal stamping discs or squares (Hobby Lobby)
1/8 inch steel stamp set (Harbor Freight which I had for this project)
Pearls
1.5 to 2 inch head pins
metal jump rings
1.8 mm (or whatever) metal punch

(I tried to find some “less expensive” metal discs with holes already punched in them and found several online. However with shipping and handling, they were a little more than I wanted to pay. Then I found these discs with pre-attached hangers (?). I didn’t like the look and thought that I might be able to just cut them off with wire cutters. Well it turns out, one little twist with pliers is enough to take that attachment right off.

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After you remove the attachment, take your punch and put a hole in the top of the disc.

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Take the initial stamp tool that you need and then place it directly on the disc. I did this on a very hard surface…the cement in my garage.

I set a thin washcloth under the disc to protect it from scratching. This will not work on a table, etc. Then take a hammer and while holding the stamp VERY STEADY hit the stamp firmly in the middle a couple of times.

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Now take a black (or colored) permanent marker and color in the initial where it has indented in the metal. Quickly and lightly wipe the surface of the disc with a wet wipe to remove any excess ink.

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Take a head pin and place a pearl onto it. With some pliers twist the pin so that it bends back down on itself like in the picture.

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Then twist the extra wire around and around the top part of the wire directly above the pearl to secure the pearl and so that you also have an opening large enough to slide the pearl over the clasp of your chain necklace.

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Then simply slide a jump ring onto the initialed disc and attach it and the pearl to the chain necklace of your choice.

These necklaces are quite popular as you well know. They are so easy and make inexpensive gifts for anyone really. I have already made several of these for my sisters, sister-in-laws and a few friends for gifts already. Go ahead and try it. Let me know what you think!

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**Edit** A few of you asked where I got my punch. I got it from Beaducation. They also sell the metal discs, etc if you are not near a Hobby Lobby. One of my readers, Jennifer, sent me an email with this Beaducation website several months ago after I mentioned wanting to find some better washer necklaces. Thanks again Jennifer!

Felt Finger Puppets Tutorial

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I blogged about these cute felt finger puppets in the very early days of this blog. Do you remember that post? I made the first set of finger puppets for my oldest when he was a baby. That was 11+ years ago. They have gotten A LOT of use and are still one of my kids favorite things to play with at church. A few of them are missing some eyes and are pretty dirty, but for the most part have held up really well.

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I have been wanting to make some more finger puppets…AND…since I have had several of you email me with questions about the finger puppets, I thought I would give you a more detailed tutorial.

They are super easy to make. But since each animal is unique, once you understand the process, you should be able to create as many different animals as you would like.

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Each animal will be different but basically the same in putting together. Each will need two body shapes. Measure around your biggest finger (thumb) with about 1/2 inch around to allow for glue while still allowing your finger to fit.

Glue (I used hot glue) the ears on one of the body pieces so that the ears will be attached INSIDE of the puppet (I did this with MOST of mine with a couple of exceptions).

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Glue around the curved U shape of body leaving the straight bottom unglued. Attach the top body piece.

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Add any body parts to the top section with glue.

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That’s it! Some are a bit more complicated but as you get going you will get the idea of how to make them more realistic looking!

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And, if you are interested, I have a PDF pattern that you will soon be able to buy for $3.00 that includes patterns for ALL of the animals I created. There are 18 animal patterns in all: a duck, blue bird, elephant, bear, rabbit, pig, cat, dog, tiger, moose, frog, sheep, horse, cow, rooster, penguin, lion, and a monkey.

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I love these finger puppets and they make a really cute and unique gift. Go ahead and get creative but be warned…they are addicting. I have some more animals I am itching to make.

Door Corner Shelf Tutorial

I made this shelf out of a discarded folding closet door. You can also use a regular door…just cut it in half length wise.

We purchased our door trim package from Home Depot to give the door shelf a finished look in a short amount of time.

If you are using a folding door to create your corner shelf, start by unscrewing the hinges. Place the two inward sides of the doors together so the inside corners touch. Reattach the hinges to hold the sides together. The sides will still flex, but the hinges will hold the sides together until the shelves are attached.

Determine how many shelves you would like. We inserted a shelf between each panel section of the door. Measure the length needed for the shelves by measuring the width of the door from inside corner to the door side. Then cut a shelf with two sides at that length. (It will be a triangular shape).

Once the shelves are cut, hold the shelves in their position on the door and mark the position of the top and bottom of each shelf. Ensure that the shelf is not tilted by measuring the position of each shelf corner (for instance, if the bottom shelf should be three inches off the ground, measure each shelf edge to ensure they are all three inches from the bottom of the door). Drill pilot holes in the door for the screws in the center of where the shelf will be. Hold the shelves in place and screw the screws through the pilot holes and into shelf.

Attach the decorative corner square. We positioned it in the center of the side and the center of the top shelf. Then attach the base molding to match the position of the corner square.

Measure the distance between the corner square and the base trim and then cut your side molding to match. Center the molding and attach with finishing nails. Use a nail punch to drive the nail head below the surface of the wood (cover nail holes with putty and sand to finish).

For the top molding, we used two layers to get the correct positioning in relation to the corner square.

The above picture shows the attahced base molding that was described above.

Caulk the shelf and the corner seams and you are ready for painting!

This project couldn’t be easier and really dresses up the corners of your house that you just don’t quite know what to do with. Or since this is smaller, it works great in a smaller room where a large piece would be too overpowering.

Snow Man Oven Mitt Tutorial

**For those of you who can’t find mini candy canes and want to make the heart suckers, my sister reminded me that some stores sell the mini starburst candy canes that come in a lot of colors. Those would be really cute as well!

Remember my oven mitt tutorial? Well, I have another oven mitt that you can make. But this one is a snowman! I know many of you, especially in the North East, are getting blasted with winter weather still. So why not make some cute oven mitts while you are trapped inside with nothing better to do. Then use them to pull some warm baked goods out of the hot oven.

These are made just like the my other oven mitts. I have provided you with a downloadable pattern here.

Cut 2 peices of your main fabric (mine was white with white polka-dots) using the whole outside line of the snowman pattern. Then cut two peices of Insul-Bright using the same pattern.

Then using the snowman pattern, trace the face with pencil lightly onto one of the peices of your main fabric. I hand embroidered the face using embroidery floss…black for the eyes and mouth and orange for his carrot nose.

When you have finished his face, trace the star buttons onto your coordinating fabric. Cut out the stars and then hand sew them onto your snowman.

Take your snowman and Insul-Bright and stack them on top of one another so that the bottom fabric’s right side is facing down. Then place the Insul-Bright layers in the middle and then top with the snowman with the right side facing up. Pin together all the layers and sew around the entire snowman with a 5/8 inch seam.

Now take your coordinating fabric and fold it in half. Place the fold on one line going across your snowman pattern for the finger pocket. Trace around the pattern onto your material and then cut your coordinating fabric.

Repeat for the other finger (thumb) pocket. Cut 1 peice of batting for each pocket. Place your folded pockets so that (including the coordinating fabric with the batting inside) and pin onto the back of your snowman. Do this for the top and bottom pockets.

Sew around each pocket, using a 5/8 inch seam allowance.

Now take your bias tape and sew it onto the edge all around the snowman.

**Tip–I used to be scared of bias tape. I was always missing it on the backside until I figured out a little trick that works for me. I do not pin the tape down except for the very first section. I sew the very beginning and then just hold the bias tape in my right hand and use my left hand to hold the oven mitt. I just place the bias tape on the mitt as I go and just work slowly and hold it in place by making sure it is folded evenly on the top and bottom as I work. I slowly feed it through my hand and work my way around the oven mitt. Go slowly and it should go on much smoother for you!

That’s it! If you don’t want to make this into an oven mitt, it can be used to place hot dishes on so you don’t ruin your counter or kitchen table. Isn’t he so cute? White may not have been the best idea. I have already had to wash them twice since making them.

Does that cake look yummy? It is one of my husband’s favorite. We call it Sandy’s Cake. I don’t even know who Sandy is…but it sure is good. Here is the recipe or click here for a printable version.

2 squares margarine
1 cup sugar
2 bananas
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. soda
1 dash salt
3 cups flour
1 pint sour cream (2 cups)

Blend margarine, sugar, bananas, eggs and vanilla. Add remaining ingredients. In another bowl make the filling.

Filling:
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 Tbs. cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chocolate chips

Layer batter and filling twice in a 9X13 dish. Bake 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

PeachyCheap Winner and Fabric Flowers

Are you ready to see who won our PeachyCheap giveaway?? According to Random.Org, commentor #176 is the lucky gal!

Ginny said… I love Peachy Cheap. I just got an awesome 7 Gypsies stamp set from them. I checked ebay to compare prices & peachy cheap was a way better deal! Not sure what else they can carry, they pretty much cover everything I love. Maybe more page kits? I love alphabet assortments & rhinestone assortments as well.

Congratulations Ginny! Send my your address information via email! Thanks Brooke and PeachyCheap for the great giveaway! And remember to check their site daily for great deals on Scrapbooking supplies.

Now…I have been busy with a few little projects. Here is one I did for my baby. I just LOVE this girl!

I have been wanting to make some fun fabric flowers to help dress up some plain t-shirts and make them a little more fun and girlish. It has been so cold, grey and dreary here, I wanted to add a some “spring” to her wardrobe.

I simply took 5 different colored polka-dot materials and cut from each a strip that measured 2 inches in width and 12 inches in length. Then I simply folded the strip in half lengthwise and ironed it flat.

Then I sewed down the side with the raw edges a 5/8 inch seam (which was right on the edge of the foot pedal). Then I simply pulled one of the strings on each end to gather the material into a ruffle.

Then I rolled the ruffle up into a circle making sure that all the ends are even.

Take a needle and thread and sew the bunched ends together.

Now turn the flower over and use your needle and thread to sew it together from top to bottom. Be sure to capture any loose ends.

Then I simply figured out where I wanted to place each flower on the shirt. Once you have decided, sew each flower onto the shirt by hand.

I made this shirt for my little girl while she was napping. When she woke up I dressed her in it. She was so cute and said “so kwoot! I jes wub it!” No kidding! She kept fingering the flowers and giggling. Oh no! I think we are in trouble!

**After your shirt comes out of the dryer, the flowers may be a bit deformed. I simply sprayed each flower with a water bottle and quickly reshaped them and let the flowers dry before folding and putting the shirt in my daughters drawer. The flowers went right back into a nice shape!

Heart Wreath


I saw this wreath over at Design Sponge and loved everything about it. But I took the idea and decided to make this felt heart wreath for my self.  It is the perfect Valentine’s Day Craft and although a bit time consuming…it really easy to make.

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This wreath is so easy to make but can be a bit time consuming. My hubby was recently out-of-town on business. So, over a couple of evenings I was able to watch some chick flicks and put together this wreath.

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I bought my heart shaped foam wreath at JoAnn’s (Michaels might have them too). It was $4 and I used my 40% off coupon. I also purchased 3/4 yard (off the bolt) of a nice “velvety” colored red felt. I also picked up a package of straight pins.

I used a cup from my cupboard to make a 3 inch circle template. Then I cut SEVERAL 3 inch circles out of the felt. No I did not count them. Then I took a circle and folded it in half to make a half circle and folded it in half again like my little assistant is demonstrating.

Then take a straight pin and pin it through the bottom of the point. Then stick the pin with the felt into the styrofoam. Continue doing this placing each folded circle close together filling in the spaces. Continue the process for the whole wreath.

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You will not need to do this on the back of the wreath. Then I took a piece of ribbon (about 8 inches) and folded it into a loop and pinned it several times into the back of the wreath to hang it from. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!! This is such a fun and Valentine Heart that will made a great addition to your Valentine Decor.  In fact, I liked it so much I came up with some other projects like it. To see them you can go here:

Valentine’s Day Topiary

For other Idea Room Valentine’s Day Projects you might want to check out these!

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Felt Heart Wreath | Kissing Ball Wire Crate | TIssue Paper Kissing Balls

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Sealed with a Kiss | Candy Cane Heart Suckers | Love Potion no. 9

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Just a Little Crush | Heart Bottles and Cookies | Tic Tac Valentines

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I Chews You Valentine | Three Valentine Printables | Chalk Board Mug

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Framed Heart Decor | Valentine’s Be Mine Décor | Valentine’s Day Game


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Valentine’s Day Card Ideas | Valentine’s Candy Rings | Valentine’s Day Bingo

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Sugar Cookie Recipe | Handprint Valentine’s | Homemade Sucker Recipe

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Valentine’s Day Cookie Pops | Valentine’s Candy Bark | Heart Shape Pancakes

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