Easy-peasy scarf ANYONE can make!

Just like the title says, this scarf is way too easy to make. And that means it’s perfect for your little ones to create on their own, or for all of you who lack any knitting, crocheting, or looming skills. All you need is one skein of Red Heart Boutique Swerve yarn in the color of your choice, and your hands. That’s it. Scarf is done! I saw this yarn on store shelves many times before, but for $5.00 a skein and absolutely no idea what to do with it, I always walked on by. That is, until Michael’s was kind enough to send me a dozen emails reminding me of their Big Yarn Event. Of course I just had to go, and there it was sitting in a … Continue Reading

Oh, The Things You Can Loom!

Hey, everyone! So, I thought I’d share with you all, my current crafty obsession: Loom Knitting. I know, it sounds odd and a bit geriatric (no offense to all of the lovely, somewhat older folks who are, I’m sure, masters of the loom. Knit on!), but I promise you, once you start looming you will not want to stop! This here, is my small collection of Knifty Knitters by Provo Craft. There are four round/hat looms that came together as a set, a purple long loom, a flower loom (peach colored, in the middle of the round looms), and a spool loom. The Knifty Knitter sets come with a looming hook, plastic tapestry needle, and booklet of basic instructions- all you need to get started on some pretty neat projects. Now, I … Continue Reading

DIY Project: Decoupage Vases with A.G. Dow

Here is another awesome DIY project by Blooming Buddy A.G. Dow! Check it out! ~*~*~*~   Materials Needed: Glass vase (or jar, candle holder, etc.) Mod Podge Gloss or Matte (I used Gloss) Mod Podge Glitter (only if you’d like a glitter finish) Foam Brush Gift wrap tissue paper Clear Acrylic Sealer ( I used Krylon)     Before You Begin: Make sure glass is clean and dry before beginning this project. Cut tissue paper into strips. I cut mine the length of the vase, and made them 1-2 inches wide. Set aside for later.   Step 1: Using a foam brush, apply Mod Podge in sections, being sure to stroke evenly from top to bottom. You will not need a lot of the Podge, … Continue Reading

DIY Project – Tinting Glass Jars with Jaidis

Earlier the wonderful A.G. Dow stopped by to share her experience with tinting glass using Mod Podge. Her jars turned out so beautiful that I wanted to give it a go! So let’s get to it!   Ingredients Needed: 1/8 Cup of Mod Podge, Gloss 1 1/2 TBSP Water Liquid Food Coloring Glass Bottles/Jars Before you begin: Collect all of the needed ingredients and supplies. In addition to the Mod Podge, water, food coloring, and bottles/jars, I used plastic cups for mixing, something to stir with ( I used Popsicle sticks) and paper towels for messes/clean-up. I also had a paint brush handy which I’ll talk about later.   Step 1: I microwaved 1 1/2 tablespoons of water for 30 seconds in a glass measuring cup. … Continue Reading

DIY Project – Tinting Glass Jars with A.G. Dow

The first Blooming Buddies contributor post comes from A.G. Dow! I was discussing with her various techniques of tinting glass jars and so we both decided to give it a whirl. The tutorial that we decided to try first was originally posted on the It’s Overflowing blog.   Let’s take a look at A.G.’s experience! ~*~*~*~   Ingredients Needed: 1/4 Cup of Mod Podge, Gloss 3 TBSP Water Liquid Food Coloring Glass Bottles/Jars   Before you begin: Collect all of the needed ingredients and supplies. In addition to the Mod Podge, water, food coloring, and bottles, I used two small bowls for mixing (one for water and one for Mod Podge), something to stir with ( I used an old spoon) and paper towels for messes/clean-up.   … Continue Reading

DIY Nail Polish!

Have you ever wanted your nails to be a certain color but no store had a color remotely close to the one you envisioned so you had to settle for something else? Why not make it yourself?!   I came across an awesome DIY Nail Polish tutorial by Lindsay @ Delighted Momma and couldn’t wait to try her advice! You can check out her original post HERE.   So here is my experience with making my own ;-)   First, you will need a few things to get started: A bottle of clear polish Eyeshadow to color the polish. Feel free to be creative! A couple of toothpicks A funnel or something to make a funnel   Since this is the first time I have … Continue Reading