Category Archives: BE INSPIRED

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.

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. 

Jazz up an old Christmas Tree

 “Creativity is always pass on.”

Do you have an old Christmas tree and wreath and not sure what to do with it.

Jazz it up.

Well all you need are fabrics and scissor—you will have a new  tree/wreath.

  • Cut fabric into 10 inch strip.
  • Cut as many you will need.
  • Just simply tie to the end of the tree or around wreath.
  • Add lights and decorations.

VOILA!

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