Showing posts with label fabric crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fabric crafts. Show all posts

May 8, 2014

ROLLING PIN IDEAS


A few weeks ago, I had an idea after watching an "Everybody Loves Raymond," episode. If you haven't seen the show, over at Raymonds Moms' house, she has a rolling pin on the wall that holds mail.

So I went and bought a handful of rolling pins at the Dollar Mart for only $1.19 each, the wooden ones. And I tried my hand at making them. Well, turns out I'm not great at cutting the back off of the round rolling pins to make them flat against the wall. And the cuts to hold the mail.....well, they turned out awful. Take a look:


See how the lines came out all uneven? I had used a table saw for that and apparently it wasn't the right tool. lol.

And anyhow, I then came up with an idea to use some country homespun fabric and cover up my mess. That way I could try to salvage the wooden rolling pins. And here's what I decided on doing:

As you see in the photo above, I cut a piece of fabric to fit over the pin itself. Then I used a hot glue gun to glue it around the pin. I only glued the back of it. And it has held fine like that.



I also painted the handles in a flat back with some craft paint from Michaels. It just gave them a little bit more prim look.


And I took some craft wire and attached a metal star just to prim it up a bit more.

Lastly, I attached a sawtooth hanger on the back, which is the flat side, to make for easy hanging. I nailed in the small tacks that came with the kit. The kit was found at the Dollar Mart also, for only $1.19.


And that was pretty much it. After taking the pics, I decided to take some sand paper and rough up the handles a bit more. And they did look better after that. And that's all there was too it.

It was a craft fail that actually turned out salvageable. lol.



Happy Crafting Ya'll,
~Lisa

Nov 21, 2011

Primitive Rag Rope Garland



I love doing crafts with fabric. Well that is if not much sewing is involved. I just don't have the patients for like quilting jobs and such. But I can sit and tie a knot. lol.

You just start with a cute fabric, cut it into strips about 6 inches long, inch or two thick. And then sit and tie it into knots along a string of your chosen length. Or sometimes I will even use a string of the same fabric, cut into a desired lenght, to tie them onto. That way it all matches. And that's about all you have to do to make these adorable rag rope garlands.

I do them in fabrics of the season for a holiday look. They always seem to add a touch of country wherever you need it!

They are great for stringing them onto a Primitive Tobacco Stick Tree  like so:
 

I tend to sell a lot of these in my Peddlers Mall Booth around fall and Christmas.

 
Do you have a Peddlers Mall close to you?

If you don't have a Peddlers Mall close, you can always shop their shelves online here.










(note: pic above is not my booth, I was just standing in a various booth throughout the store for pic)

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