Tutorial Tuesday! Printed Candles

Happy Tuesday, Folks!

I hope your Monday was wonderful, and your Weds through Sunday was sensational. But today is Tuesday, and you know what the means!

*imagines crowd jumping to their feet, busting into uproarious applause*

A girl can dream, can’t she? 🙂

So, the tutorial I have for you today is all over Pinterest, but I believe it was first debuted on Sparkle and Hay. (This is a great blog for any of you planning a wedding in the near future!)

The craft is fairly easy and makes such an impression — no pun intended — on its own, or when used as a smaller component of a center piece. The subtly in colors and elegant scripting make it the perfect gift for almost anyone. That is, if you’re willing to part with your candles. Solution: make more! The expense shouldn’t total more than $12 if you shop frugally. The initial purchase of the large stamp and pad will cost a bit, but you’ll have it for years, and can use both for other crafts.

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Tutorial Tuesday! Felt Dahlia

Welcome back to Tutorial Tuesday! I have a lovely craft for us to do today.

It’s safe to say that I have an on-going love affair with felt. I don’t foresee this changing anytime in the near future, so I hope you like it, too 🙂

This tutorial was originally inspired by Jess’s blog over at http://www.craftinessisnotoptional.com Below is how hers turned out. Very pretty!  Continue reading

Tutorial Tuesday! Citrasolv Image Transfer

Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday!

I think we are in agreement that there are way too many fabulous tutorials out there and not enough time to search them out, then see them through. Not reaping any results can be overwhelming and discouraging and that is just the opposite of how I want you to feel! With that said, I have decided to do the dirty work for you; each Tuesday I will pick a tutorial (I will do my best to find a variety of tutorials, ranging in length of execution and intricacy) and feature it here. All of them will come with pictures and step by step instructions, so that the time you spend making your craft will be well spent on the invigoratingly creative parts, rather than the endless searching and clicking and groaning. 🙂

All I ask is that if you re-post, make sure to link-up. And please do tell me how yours turned out!

This fabulous tutorial, first featured on Cortney’s blog over at faithandhome.blogspot.com, holds all kinds of possibilities.

*** Here is an example of the finished product, taken one step further and made into a pillow. Don’t be confused about the pictures not matching up; this one differs from those detailed below, but I wanted to give you an idea of what you can do once your image is transferred. Truly, so many options: if you’re an whiz with a sewing machine you can make a pillow, quilt, napkins. If not, have no fear, you can cut around the image and use a simple needle and thread to attach it to whatever you choose. Or better yet, head down to your local thrift store and sift the place for a rustic frame and mount your little beauty on the wall!

*** While this is a relatively easy tutorial, you will want to give yourself the time to go slowly through the steps. Choose a time a day where you have the space to enjoy creating. Also, you will need to have your materials prepped in advance.

Let’s get started!

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