Posted on February 18, 2016 by thefrugalcrafter
Howdy friends! Today I am going to show you how to impress your friends and wow your family by making homemade tassels. OK, that might be a bit of an overstatement but they are cute and fun!
And they are very easy! You can use any string, floss or yarn you like (smoother fibers work best) and make these in minutes. I think they look nice on bookmarks.
But really, they are showing up everywhere from home décor and fashion so there has never been a better time to learn to make these beauties and I’ll show you how in today’s video:
1.Cut cardstock 2.5″x8″ to fit in sleeve.
2. Stamp on designs and place bookmark in sleeve.
3. Punch hole in bookmark and set eyelet (optional)
4. Use bakers twine to make tassel and insert in bookmark hole.
Thanks to Papermart for sponsoring this post and thanks to you for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Crafts 4 Kids, Stamping, Uncategorized | Tagged: baker's twine, DIY tassel, how to make a tassel, yarn | 9 Comments »
Posted on April 9, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! despite the fact that I woke up to snow falling this morning I have been feeling a bit springy today. Before you know it baby shower season will be in full swing. I have an idea for a quick and easy thank you card that can be made in batches and would be a thoughtful gift for a baby shower host to give to the soon-to-be mom:
I always thought it was important to send thank you cards after a shower. But with a new baby things get busy. If a shower host, who has all the names and addresses of the guests because she invited them, made this set of cards for the new mom and included addresses for all the guests it would be so appreciated. Bonus points if you keep notes on all the gifts received;) You could even enclose a book of beautiful postage stamps and a pretty pen! (Of course I might just be an old fart and maybe people don’t do thank-yous anymore but you know what, it would make someones day to know they were appreciated and an email just does not show the same amount of care as a handwritten note.) That’s just my opinion, I welcome yours in the comments below:) Watch this video to see how easy it is:
1. Cut 8.5″x11″ cardstock in half to make 2 invitation size cards.
2. Add strips of washi tape to the bottom.
3. Tie bakers twine to the fold.
4. Stamp Bunnies and sentiment.
I hope you enjoyed this project sponsored by Papermart. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: baby shower, baby shower gift idea, baker's twine, House Mouse, papermart, thank you card, washi tape | 21 Comments »
Posted on March 5, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi Friends! Today I will show you how to make an elegant shabby chic invitation for a wedding or spring party using supplies from our sponsor Papermart:
This is a single panel card wrapped in a doily. It is very affordable to make these cards because they use few supplies and it is frugal to mail because they are light and will not require extra postage. Perfect for a bride on a budget! They are quick to make too! Watch the video to see how:
8″x11″ Cardstock cut in quarters
6″ paper doilies
Vellum (and a computer and printer OR you can hand write on it)
“Silk” rose petals: (bag of 144) (bag of 400)
Brads (if desired)
Straight and decorative scissors and a paper trimmer
10″ square doilies for lining envelopes
You will get 4 invitations from every sheet of vellum and cardstock. I recommend you work assembly line style when making these in a large batch (cut all your cardstock at once, attach vellum at once etc.) you can even enlist a friend to help! For this demonstration I am using a generic invitation wording but if you are making these for a specific event print all of those details on the vellum to save time and it will look really professional! I hope this project will make your next party a snap! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: party ideas | Tagged: baker's twine, diy wedding, doily, easter, paper doilies, papermart, shabby chic wedding invites, spring, wedding invitations | 7 Comments »
Posted on December 2, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi Friends! Today I want to share a quick card with you:
Watch how easy it is to make!
You can find mason jar stamps in any craft store it seems these days but if you don’t think you will use them often you can print a free one off the internet and get your fix that way! I think Mason jars and other images you can stamp other things in are always a good investment! I hope you enjoyed this quick Christmas card! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: christmas, Stamping | Tagged: baker's twine, embossing folder, mason jar stamp, mason jar stamp ideas, one layer card, stamped christmas card | 9 Comments »
Posted on May 27, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Hello Friends! I think as crafters and artists we can become…well..pack-rats if we are not careful. I finished up a set of cards the other day and could not bear to throw away the scraps of bakers twine trimmings. So rather than dump it into my big ribbon scrap jar never to be seen again I decided to make a quick gift tag with it, have a look at how easy it is:
This technique can be used with ribbon, yarn, string or even slivers of paper. Cuz let’s face it, some of this stuff is just too pretty to throw away, even the tiniest scrap! To make the tag I cut a heart out of white cardstock and punched it out with a large label punch. Then I applied adhesive (score-tape) to a scrap of cardstock slightly bigger than the heart and adhered my twine scraps to that. I covered a manila tag with rainbow paper and adhered my twine square to that then topped it with my heart window with foam tape. Easy peasy and I have a gift tag ready to go and no guilt over throwing anything away. You can find the baker’s twine I used at Papermart, they have awesome deals on bulk supplies but that doesn’t mean we should waste anything. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: quick projects | Tagged: baker's twine, gift tag, papermart, punch, rainbow, scraps, twine, window | 10 Comments »