Harvest Angel Tutorial

I’ve wanted to make a Harvest Angel for a long time.  Now that October is here, it seemed like the right time to do it.  This is a step by step tutorial of how I made her.

Harvest Angel

I’ll forewarn you, this is a long one because it’s loaded with pictures.

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Customize Your Hand Cream

I love Calvin Klein’s Obsession.  I’ve been wearing it for most of my adult life and when I venture out of the house (which isn’t that often), there isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t get a compliment on it.  I could (and have) literally bathe in it.  I’ve been known to spray the light bulbs with it so that the warmth of the light bulb spreads the scent all over the bedroom.

This is how I incorporate my ‘signature’ scent into my hand cream & keep it with me all the time.

Label the Customized Hand Cream

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Snowman Shirt – tutorial

Painting on clothing is easier than you might think.  I do it all the time for many reasons.  During December, we are allowed to wear holiday or winter  themed clothing instead of the usual uniforms, so I make my own.  I also give them out as gifts, not only for the holiday season, but for birthdays, special occasions or just to give as a very unique present.  The very first one that I did was to cover a paint stain that I’d gotten on a favorite colored shirt that was almost brand new.  People tell me that they could never do what I do, and I tell them, “Yes! You Can!”  This is my little Snowman Shirt, and I’ll show you how I made him in 10 easy steps!

Snowman Shirt - tutorial

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Juice Pouch Tote Bag – Tutorial

I made these Juice Pouch Tote Bags years ago and recently, a friend asked me to make some more for her daughters.  The kids love them, and they make great Christmas gifts.  I thought that since I’m making them, I’d show you how I did them.

Juice Pouch Tote Bag

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Fall Garland Centerpiece

Back in August, I did a tutorial on how to make a Table Garland Centerpiece.  It was a beautiful, simple and very easy centerpiece to make.  I thought I’d show you how to make the centerpiece in Fall colors using florals & foliage from Walmart.

Fall Garland Centerpiece

And here is how I made it.

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Rope Centerpiece

I don’t know if being a crafter is frugal or not, but if I can reuse an item & make it into something else that’s not only useful but pretty, I’m going to do it.

I eat way too many nuts.  I love Great Value Deluxe Mixed Nuts, mainly because there are no peanuts in it & it’s salted just the way I like them.  So, needless to say, I always have empty cans left over.  What did I do with them this time?  I made a centerpiece!

Rope Centerpiece

And this is how I made it:

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Table Garland Centerpiece – Tutorial

Ever wonder how they make those table garlands that you see on tables at restaurants or at weddings?  I’m going to show you just how easy they are to make.  And I’m going to show you how to make it very inexpensively!   This Table Garland Centerpiece is not only very romantic, but just a little bit Shabby Chic.  But, by changing the flowers & candle color, you can make it fit into any decor.

Shabby Chic Centerpiece

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