Dec 20, 2014

More Easy Gifts to Make

I've been busy making gifts for friends and family. Here's what I've done so far.

Pokemon Pillowcase
I whipped up this Pikachu pillowcase for my niece who loves Pokemon. I used the Roll It Up Pattern from All People Quilt.

Button Ponytail Holders
Ponytail holders are a fun stocking stuffer and a great use for scrap fabric. I used some satin and a cotton polka dot (not pictured.)

Christmas Chalkboard Printable

I created my first chalkboard printable for a secret Santa this year. Download it for free.

Lego Soap Pump
No, this is not for my little brother. I made my dad a Lego soap dispenser. I found the idea here.

Pillowcase Apron
I could probably make pillowcase aprons in my sleep. I always use Betz White's tutorial but use quilters binding for the ties.

Santa Candy Jar
I keep seeing these fun candy jars all over Pinterest. I don't drink soda so I had to use a soup can pop top for the belt buckle. Oh well, I think the See's candies inside will make up for it.

Super Girl Capes

Two of my niece's have been through a lot over their young lives. They are truly "super girls." I made them capes with their initials.

I have one more present in the works. I'm making an Anna cape for another niece. She's a big fan of the movie Frozen.

For More Ideas, Check Out My Post on Last Minute Gifts To Make

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Dec 15, 2014

How to Make a Christmas Wreath From a Vintage Mirror

I love taking something that I already own and re-purposing it into something better. I recently gave an old mirror a new life as a wreath.

Here is what you will need:

  • An old mirror (Or picture frame)
  • Some craft store greenery and floral picks
  • Floral wire
  • Vintage Fabric
  • 2 inch wide Ribbon
  • Duct tape (if needed)
My mirror was about 32 inches diameter. 

I really like the 4 little embellishments on the wood.

Step 1: Remove the mirror. For my mirror this involved removing some backing paper, bending some nails to take out the mirror, and then duct taping over all over the wood frame to cover the sticky adhesive that remained when I removed the paper.

Step 2: Decorate the Bottom. Tie your ribbon into a  pretty bow onto your frame. Wire on a pretty floral pick.

Step 3: Cover up the wire hanger. Tear strips of various vintage fabrics into 1/2 x 6 inch pieces. Tie directly onto the wire hanger.

Step 4: Decorate the Top. Wire greenery to the top of the frame. I mixed a few bunches to give lots of color and textures.

Step 5: Make a faux hanger. I used the original wire hanger to hang my wreath but made a faux hanger using ribbon and a vintage-looking knob.

Mount the knob to your wall. Tie each end of a 30 inch length of ribbon to the original wire hanger. Hang your wreath using the original wire hanger and wrap the ribbon around your knob.

Everything is wired onto your wreath so you could actually change out your ribbon and greenery for different seasons and holidays. I'll probably keep the red and white fabric garland up for Valentine's day and just take off the greenery and add some red ribbons. 

It's pretty the way it is but I am in love with deer right now so I put "Buck" in the center.

I think he looks very handsome framed by my wreath. He's mounted onto a chalkboard that I decorated with holly leaves and berries.

I hope that you are inspired to make a wreath from a mirror. Thank you for stopping by The Vintage Sheet Blog today. Please feel free to leave a comment below and follow me in some way. And, you can pin any picture in this tutorial to Pinterest.  :)

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Dec 6, 2014

Free Christmas Chalkboard Printable

I love fun and inspiring printables. I made one and I'd love to share it with you.

I'm in a Secret Santa gift exchange at church and I'm assigned to a guy. It's hard to think of something crafty to make for a guy that you don't know well. I asked around and found out that he loves quotes about light.

 I borrowed the lyrics from the 2nd verse of Hark the Herald Angels Sing from Charles Wesley.

Hail the heav'n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Ris'n with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays his glory by,
Born that man no more may die;
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.

I made the printable an 8 x 10 jpg image and had it sent to CVS (our local drugstore) to have it printed onto a canvas.

It will look equally great printed on cardstock paper from your home printer or local copy shop. You can frame it or mod podge it onto a canvas.

I made the printable in Picmonkey using Happily Every After Hannah's tutorial and chalkboard background. Thanks Hannah!

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