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Monday, September 19, 2016

How to make candy corn planner clips

candy corn planner clips stefanie Girard
This year's Halloween theme is most definitely "candy corn". I think this is now my 4th or 5th candy corn craft so far and it's only mid-September!
candy corn planner clips stefanie Girard
I die cut 2 sets of each size candy corn in all 3 colors of scrapbook paper with the Sizzix candy corn die.
candy corn planner clips stefanie Girard
 I trimmed the top parts off the white candy corns and the bottom parts off the yellow candy corns.
Then I glued the parts onto the full orange candy corns.

Then I glued the two candy corns back to back with a paper clip in between with hot glue.

Note: I did try a wet glue but it made the paper soggy and the paper clip showed through.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

How to make yarn cone candy corn Halloween decorations

yarn candy corn Halloween decoration Stefanie Girard
As a recycled crafter I think my eyes have this way of looking at things and seeing something else....or it just could be my declining bad eyesight :) When sorting through my yarn stash I ran across a yellow one and thought it would make a fun candy corn decoration.
yarn wrapped candy corn Halloween decorations Stefanie Girard
So I went to my other boxes to see if I could find more and it turns out I had 5 cones of yarn in various sizes.
yarn stash yarn wrapped candy corn Halloween decorations Stefanie Girard
 Next step was to gather up the white, orange and yellow yarns, I even made a candy corn out of the boxes - I swear I didn't think of this it just happened when I placed them on the floor to photograph and there it was!

I had fun picking out different shades and textures of the yarns.

TIP: Start with the top and bottom of the cones then wrap the middle section I found it easier to get the proportions right and get the yarn to stay in place.

Oh and if you like the little guys on top- they are simply acorns painted orange and then little jack-o-lantern faces drawn on with a Sharpie.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

How to make a paper leather deer die cut cuff bracelet

Sizzix deer die cut paper leather cuff stefanie Girard jewelry
Sizzix paper leather is such a fun material to work with. It die cuts like a dream and one of my all time favorite motifs to use in my art, jewelry making and crafts is a deer and this Tim Holtz Holiday Knit deer sweater like pattern is awesome!

So I thought I'd make a cuff with paper leather and the deer die.
Sizzix deer die cut paper leather cuff stefanie Girard jewelry
The first step was to iron on some Heat n Bond to one side of the gray paper leather.
Then die cut the deer pattern.
Sizzix deer die cut paper leather cuff stefanie Girard jewelry
Peal off the backing paper and iron the gray paper leather to a piece of black paper leather.
Sizzix deer die cut paper leather cuff stefanie Girard jewelry
Cut the cuff to the size you would like it to be on your wrist - I did mine about 2 inches wide but you could make it any width you like.

I rounded the corners a bit and ran it through my sewing machine stitching a row of black stitches along each side about 1/4 of an inch in from each edge.

Use your favorite closure method- Velcro would work great or a button and button hole I bet would work great too.



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