Third series with pom pom

Embellish and Transform. Gather up all your scissors and yarns and lets decorate!

TABLE RUNNER

HOME DECOR

     

FLOWER BALL  PARTY HATS

THROWS

                                                                         RUGS

POM POM POM FRENZY

This holiday season, I have been thinking out side the box.  I in the process of downsizing and notice I have a lot of “brick and brack” in my craft room. Especially a lots of yarn.  I have made several blanket over the summer and if you are like me you over buy in the event that particular yarn is out of stock.

I will be doing a series of post with POM POM starting with how to make them and showing various design.

OH CHRISTMAS TREE! OH CHRISTMAS TREE

THIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY AND HAPPY.

 

Every  holiday I received a fair amount of holiday cards, and every year I wish I had save them .

 

SAVE YOUR CARDS USE THEM NEXT YEAR TO MAKE GIFT TAGS.  Here is a template of gift tags.  EASY AND SIMPLE CRAFT

https://www.google.com/search?q=gift+tag+template&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS721US721&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=613&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwiFyfLftffQAhUIJCYKHeprAqYQsAQIGQ

COLLECT  AND SAVE YOUR HOLIDAY CARDS.

THE PERFECT GIFT

It is not a secret I love to shop but at the same time enjoy creating “THE PERFECT GIFT”. 

Something created from the heart, my inner creative self, with love , sentimental and most of all my very own two hands.

This year I found the perfect gift. This inexpensive cookie jar from Target.   Target is my go to store for crafts, home décor. I am never disappointed to go there.  Plus I get an additional 5% red card.http://www.target.com/p/anchor-heritage-glass-jar-1-gallon/-/A-15295209
I brought this glass jar over the summer just to store macaroons.
My husband recently had knee surgery  and was not as mobile. This was a great way to store them on the counter and stay fresh.

Recently as look around for neighbors gift I had an haha moment. 

WHAT IF I COMBINE………

THE COOKIE JAR  AND GLASS CLING On with favorite quotes or tags…..

and there lies my inspiration.

THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFTS.

 

TRY IT!

 

ADD your favorite embellishements: ornaments, tassels, ribbons and email me your inspirations mimisimplecrafts@gmail.com

HAVE FUN!

 

10 BRILLIANT IDEAS FOR CORKS

Recently read this article about “10 brilliant uses for corks.”  

  1. Chop them in a food processer and mix with your soil.  It is great for house plant to keep them hydrated longer.
  2. Buff stainless smudges, fingertips of your stainless steel appliance.  Just dip in wine cork in olive oil dab at any smudges and buff away. 
  3. Safely store knives in a drawer by cutting a slit into the side of the cork and carefully slip it over the tip of the blade. It will act as a cushion and protect any cut from the sharp blade.
  4. Soak a few wine corks in rubbing alcohol for about an hour , then place them under your fire logs and ignite.  This will ensure a quick fire.
  5. Make a whole in the cork, thread yarn through and use it to keep your cat entertain.
  6.  Wrap around your earplugs to prevent from tangling and jumbling.
  7. If you have a wobbly table , just cut the cork the size you need and hot glue to the bottom or leg of the table.
  8. If you have noisy cabinet doors just slice the cork in 1/8″ dimension and insert corners of cabinet doors.  It will cushions door and silence all squeaky noise.
  9. Use as recipe card holder. Slit the cork in the top and slide the recipe card into the opening.
  10. Keeps your pins organize by creating a pincushion. 

THRIFT STORE FLIPPING!

Sometimes a craft project does not necessary develop  from creating a project.

It can simply start with an item on sale or finding the perfect item in a thrift store and  simply add your favorite embellishments to give it a new look.

OR YOU CAN SIMPLY  FLIP IT TO MAKE A PROFIT.

ITEMS YOU CAN PURCHASE FROM A THRIFT STORE:

  • BOOK AND TEXTBOOKS
  • PICTURES FRAMES
  • VIDEO GAMES
  • BRAND-NAME CLOTHES
  • PYREX AND GLASSWARE
  • SPORTING EQUIPMENT
  • RECORDS AND RECORDS  PLAYERS
  • ANYTHING WITH A TAG

SIMPLE WRAPPING STATION

During the holiday season, if you are like me you may have piles of gift wrap, ribbons, and not a place to store them.

 

Here is just a simple way to store them.

 All you need is a cardboard box or  a wine crate.  (THEY ARE USUALLY FREE AT A LIQUOR STORE)

 

The wine crate usually have slots which makes it easier to just simply organize your rolls of wrapping paper, gift tags. 

 

START WRAPPING!

EASY SOLUTION FOR OLD WREATH

OK !   Last year you had the perfect wreath and you store it for this year, but there is one problem when you try to hang it this year.

DUST…DUST…DUST

Easy and simple solution!

Put the wreath in a paper bag, add 1/2 cup of salt and shake.  The coarseness of the salt will knock off all the dust and voila a bran new wreath.

SO SIMPLE!