SO SIMPLE WREATHS

This was the easiest wreath I have ever  made.  Everything was purchase from Dollar Tree  except for the glue gun which I am sure you can purchase from there also.

All you need are the following:

  • Wreath
  • Garland
  • 1 roll of mesh any colors
  • Christmas ball or your favorite embellishments
  • Piping
  • Glue gun and sticks

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Take 1 pipe cleaner at a time and twist them onto the wreathwreath-with-piping

Just keeping looping and twisting the pipe cleaner until you use all the pipe cleaners around the wreath.

  • To start attaching the mesh just gather and pinch from the beginning of the roll and wrap around the pipe cleaner, make sure you keep the mesh pinched while placing on the pipe cleaner.

 

  • Just keep pinching the mesh and add around the wreath they are no more mesh.

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  • To keep the size of the pouf uniform measure the pinching spots along the mesh about 10″ apart.

 

  • The last step is to glue and add your favorite embellishments to personalize for color and theme.

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MY VERY PINK BABY BLANKET

I recently knitted this blanket for my granddaughter.  It took about 2 hours to knit.

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Materials:

  • Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn – the number of balls you need depends on the size you make the blanket (I used 4 x 300 grams balls (255 yds) of peachy ombre colored yarn for my44″ x 55″ blanket).
  • Crochet Hook – US P/11.5 mm.
  • Scissors

Directions:

Ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch, dc = double crochet (U.S.)

If you choose to make this blanket smaller or larger, for the initial chain, just be sure that the number of chains you use is divisible by 6. 42, 48, 54, 60, 66, 72. etc.

To join a new ball of yarn, tie the end if the yarn to the end of the 2nd ball and continue crocheting. Trim any ends that are sticking out.

  1. Make a slip stitch and chain 60 stitches together, keeping tension even through the chain.
  2. Not turning your work, count back 4 stitches from the hook and do 2 dc in the same spot, skip a chain, 2 dc and continue in the same manner along foundation chain until the end.
  3. Once you reach the end, 1 dc in the last chain.
  4. Ch 3 and turn.
  5. 1 dc in first chain, skip 1 ch, 2 dc and repeat until the end (the 2 dc should be in between the “v” stitches front the first row)
  6. Using the top chain on the end, place 1 dc. ch 3 and turn.
  7. Continue steps 5 and 6 until you’ve made the blanket as long as you’d like. I made my blanket 50 rows.
  8. Fasten off.
  9. When adding the fringe, cut the yarn to about double the length you want the fringe to be (mine were 8 inches each total length). Fold your yarn in half and take the side with the loop and push it through the gap on each side of the 2 dc along the border of your blanket. Then get the side with the loose ends of the yarn and pull them tightly through the loop to secure. Continue until both ends of your blanket have fringe across the entire width of the blanket.

 

SIMPLE SCRABBLE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

Scrabble -The ultimate game by making your favorite ornaments

Do you own a scrabble game?  Then you can create the ultimate craft night by using Scrabble games to create ornaments.

ALL you will need are:

  • Scrabble game
  • glue gun
  • your favorite ornaments–snowflakes, stars, square foam and  Christmas trees
  • your favorite ribbons

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