First Packages Sent for the Season

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Shipped the first October/December orders this week! I can’t wait for all of the exciting new upgrades and news to come these next few months!

GASP!

Christmas is just around the corner! Gather those turkeys! Cover yourself in glitter! And hold on! Its about to get awesome….

Till next time peeps,

~Caroline♥

DIY sign: How to transfer letters

Thinking about Christmas yet? Me too.

Started Christmas shopping yet? Ha! You make me laugh…neither have I

Well guess what, here is a (VERY) easy tutorial to get you started and in the Christmas spirit (YAY!) You can make signs for your neighbors, friends, co-workers, family, cousins, uncles, the Grinch, practically anyone.

(OooOOooooO….and I’ll tell you a secret….come closer….this tutorial isn’t just for this sign………it’s also a tutorial for transferring letters to wood!!!)

Cool beans, I know!

I made this one for a friend who is practically in L O V E with music. She sings it, writes it, plays it, gosh she’s good! And she will probably say something cause I put her name in here but oh well, 😊

“Hello Miss Hannah!”

Okay, are you ready to be filled with DIY knowledge? Here is how:

what you need

 

 

 

  • Wooden board as your sign
  • Paint
  • A phrase printed out in your desired font (like above)
  • Pencil

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Start by making your sign. I glued 3 different pieces of wood together to make a sign 9.5” x 9.5”. Just use basic wood glue and let dry completely.

Next step is to paint it. Pick a very basic light color as your background. I choose white, and then did my letters in bold colored paint.

Let the paint dry completely (this is always so hard for me. I’m not exactly the most patient crafter in the world)

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Here is the part I was telling you about…

HOW TO TRANSFER ANY FONT TO WOOD:

Print out your phrase.

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Flip over the paper and cover the entire back of the word with pencil graphite. Do this to all of the words.

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Yep, THAT easy!

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When you lift up the paper, the graphite on the back side should have left a faint line. (I darkened the photo so you can see it on the screen)

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That’s how you transfer, now all you have to do is fill in the letters with sharpie or paint. I did paint. You have to go nice and slow but the turn out is lovely dear! I also distressed it with 120 grit sandpaper.

Add a saw tooth picture hanger to the back if you would like it to hang, and voila! You are done sugar plum! Hey that rhymed!

Wait for it…… Wait……Wait……ok,

I’m a poet and I didn’t know it! 😄

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Did you like it? Tell me all about it on Twitter @DIYCaroline

Let me see yours!

Have super fun and enjoy.

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Merry Christmas! from littlebrighteyes

 

Merry Christmas!

from little bright eyes

snowman

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This post is missing YOU!

comment below and tell me how your Christmas was.

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GIVEAWAY TIME! Anthropologie sewing kit (ended)

If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams

and you will always look lovely.

-Roald Dahl

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Check out the winner here!

Giveaway December 2014. Head over to littlebrighteyes.net to enter!

Have you ever chocked on a price?

I mean not literally chocked on a price tag or anything…I mean maybe you’re hypothetically eating minestrone soup, and then hypothetically you stumble upon Anthropology.com, and then maybe…just maybe, you hypothetically look at a price tag and then almost choke to death cause it’s crazy expensive!? Hypothetically speaking of course…

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Well you might have seen this picture floating around Pinterest

It is anthropology’s mason jar sewing kit. It is no longer available (maybe because it is easy to DIY) but when it was, it was almost 50 big green ones! I wanted to make my own:

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Christmas is coming up and this would be a great gift! But hey! How about getting it for free?

Yepperdoodles….

FREE!

It’s giveaway time!

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YOU can win this adorable look alike mason jar sewing kit!!! The one on the LEFT is Anthropologies….and the one on the RIGHT is mine.

Contest Closes at MIDNIGHT Sunday December 7th 2014

$48.00 Value, yours completely FREE if you win!

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How to Enter:

3 simple steps:

  1. Pin the image directly above (easy enough right?)
  2. Leave a comment below on this blog page telling me your favorite thing about Christmas!
  3. Check back on Monday the 8th to see if you are the winner!

What this kit includes:

A handmade pincushion lid tops off everything you need to stitch and mend. Includes two spools of thread, thimble, safety pins, needle threader, straight pins, measuring tape, sewing needles and gold painted scissors.

LEARN HOW TO MAKE THIS SEWING KIT ON DECEMBER 9th

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Winners:

Sorry folks, but there can only be one winner.

This special person will be picked at random by: Professor Random

The winners name will be posted on Monday along with their comment.

I will contact you via EMAIL if you won, so please, put your real information. ;) YOU HAVE 72 HOURS TO RESPOND (if you don’t respond with in this time, a new winner will be announced…sorry)

There is no favoritism involved in this drawing, it is all done completely by random!

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Thanks for your participation, Good Luck!

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DIY Santa chocolate bar disguise wrap….shhhhh

“Chocolate…what chocolate?”

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This is one of my favorite crafts, because not only is it cute, but it also disguises those chocolate bars my brothers are always trying to find.

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All you need is some paper, and your chocolate can be safe from those Hershey snatchers too! :)

Let me show you…

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What you need:

  • ONE SHEET OF EACH PAPER:
  • Red paper
  • White paper
  • Black paper
  • Gold or Yellow paper
  • This Pattern – Santa Bar Template
  • 2 black buttons
  • Glue
  • Tape

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Start by printing out the pattern and cutting them out of the correct colors. Get creative…use the pattern as a guide and let your scissors make the squiggles in the beard.

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Just like you would wrap a present, cover the Hershey bar in red paper and tape. Card stock is going to be harder to wrap, so use a lighter stock of red paper if available.

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Position the white “coat fluff” if you will, in the middle of the wrapped bar and glue in place.

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Give me a second….

Okay I’m back. As I’m writing this and uploading the picture of the Hershey bar being wrapped, a Hershey snatcher realizes what is under the Santa disguise (from the picture) and takes off. I just ran about the house trying to save Santa!

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It is all good now…he’s saved :)

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Anyways, Take the black “belt” and wrap it around Santa’s waist and glue in place, just overlapping the white “coat fluff”.

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Add his beard to the other end

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Keep his pants on with the shiny yellow belt buckle

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And lastly, his 2 buttons.

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Look at that cutie! All disguised.

This would be a great gift exchange gift or a simple stocking stuffer!

Tell me all about your “Hershey snatchers” and how you disguises came out. I would love to hear about themvia a comment below, via Twitter: @DIYCaroline or via Facebook: Sweet16inStitches

Enjoy, and see you Wednesday the 4th for a GIVEAWAY!!!

YES!

A GIVEAWAY!

Come back this Wednesday!

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