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Diy Birdseed Ornament

  To learn how to make your own birdseed ornaments please visit my original How to post here….
by Bargain Hoot on Jan 23, 2015

Recycled sweaters

It’s that time of year. Time to clear out the closet and cut up those unused sweaters. These are really fun to make…. just look for those perfect colored and patterned sweaters. Make your own cone bases or purchase cones from your local craft...
by Bargain Hoot on Nov 28, 2014

Paper flower votives :: DIY

  These beautiful paper flower votives are from The 100 Layer Cake blog. They have all the directions if you are interested in making your own.
by Bargain Hoot on Jul 13, 2014

diy Paper Flower wreath:: Dahlia

These paper flower wreaths are so pretty!! This would be a fun diy project for Mother’s Day and very budget friendly. Visit the links that are below each photo for the how to directions. All you need is your favorite paper, a cardboard round a...
by Bargain Hoot on May 7, 2013

How to make tissue paper flowers

I really enjoy making paper flowers so I’ve been looking around for different examples when I came across a post on Rural Bride that shared a tissue paper flower tutorial that I’m really excited to share with you! Below are some of the...
by Bargain Hoot on Apr 9, 2013

up cycle and reuse

Here’s an easy way to up cycle and reuse pretty ribbon that was wrinkled from a previous bow. First you need to heat up your flat iron.   Treat the ribbon like you would your hair and slide it through the flat iron. It totally takes out th...
by Bargain Hoot on Feb 28, 2013

paper roses wreath :: Valentine’s Day

I finally jumped on the band wagon of book page crafting. It’s taken me F-O-R-E-V-E-R. (I just flashed back to the sandlot movie) Anyway…. Here is the finished project. I was inspired by a wreath I saw and posted  last week. It was fashi...
by Bargain Hoot on Feb 6, 2013

Valentine’s Day Wreaths

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’d love to make a wreath I’m hoping these beautiful Valentine wreaths will jump start some crafting inspiration.  the idea room made a beautiful felt wreath.   I just got a snack...
by Bargain Hoot on Jan 28, 2013

Chalkboard messages

  This chalkboard ornament is from zazzle. One favorite trend that I so much enjoyed this past year, is the Chalkboard . I noticed it in a lot of blogger homes this Christmas. If you don’t have a chalkboard in your home…you may want...
by Bargain Hoot on Jan 4, 2013

Chalk sign :: craft paper and chalk

Fun and easy way to make a sign, with craft paper and chalk. This was actually a craft type of wrapping paper with polka dots on one side. I got it at TJ Maxx. The sign fit nicely above our fireplace. It shares a meaningful message and reminds us of...
by Bargain Hoot on Dec 22, 2012

felt flower wreath

I’ve really been enjoying working with felt and making felt flowers over the past few months.. This wreath is one of the latest felt flower adventures. It may look challenging, but you should try it. It doesn’t really cost that much to ma...
by Bargain Hoot on Dec 14, 2012

Sweater wreath :: upcycled

    Hey you all!! I’ve been playing around with some old sweaters again. I love the challenge of deconstructing a sweater cast off and turning it into something with purpose. First, I cut off the sleeves from this emerald green sweate...
by Bargain Hoot on Dec 13, 2012

Fall Wreath:: Happy Thanksgiving

Last year, I posted a really cute fall wreath….. it was a sister wreath to a wreath I gave away It had a really pretty star-burst design….or would you call it a sunburst design? Here’s my attempts to recreate it for Thanksgiving. &#...
by Bargain Hoot on Nov 5, 2012

Felt flower pillow:: instructions included

    Friday, was a fun crafting day. A few friends came over and we made felt flower pillows (Debbie’s idea). I’m not sure where I would rate this pillow on a crafting scale. It’s the most challenging one I’ve done in...
by Bargain Hoot on Oct 29, 2012

Big oversized rings:: How to make your own cheep

Happy Fashion Friday! Interested in doing a fun fashionable craft? Check out this really easy “bling” ring idea. Natalie, from “Or so She says”... shared a way to make chunky… big rings for less. You could even use old c...
by Bargain Hoot on Oct 19, 2012

Cute pumpkin idea

Jelly beans wrapped in orange tulle and tied with a green or brown pipe cleaner to create a stem. Source: parenting.com via Bargain on Pinterest...
by Bargain Hoot on Oct 17, 2012

Fall Wreath:: made from leaves shaped into roses

The rosettes in this wreath are made from leaves that have been folded and wrapped. How incredible! Mandy, from Sugar Bee crafts… said this wreath cost her nothing to make. She used brightly colored pliable leaves from the yard and a flat card...
by Bargain Hoot on Oct 14, 2012

Gold add a bead necklace

If you are anywhere near my age, you’ll probably remember the add-a-bead necklace. It’s basically a gold chain with gold beads strung on it. You pick the length of chain you desire and you add any number of gold beads. I missed having min...
by Bargain Hoot on Oct 9, 2012

Make some Jewelry

Does anyone want to make some jewelry? This is on the wanna do list. Source: flamingotoes.com via Amy on Pinterest Thanks   Flamingo Toes!! Source: flamingotoes.com via Cristi on Pinterest .. Source: cultofcrochet.wordpress.com via Wanda on Pintere...
by Bargain Hoot on Oct 5, 2012

Give Thanks Banner

What has your Monday been like? I’ve been working on this “Give Thanks” banner. Fun Stuff!!       part of the process…..
by Bargain Hoot on Oct 1, 2012


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