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The tassel’s worth the hassle!

Published May 9, 2012 by sweetcraftastrophe

So after a longgg hiatus I’m back to blogging! Let’s just say my last semester in college was hectic! Only 1 more class and a presentation left to go until I walk across that stage! It’s a major milestone and I am beyond excited for May 11th!

Most people don’t decorate their caps but since I am a fashion merchandise major it only makes sense to add some flair via Lilly Pulitzer, pearls and a monogram.

Ok so I started off by creating a monogram in Microsoft Word and it was soo easy! I started by downloading the “Monogram KK” font and then used that for my initials. You can download the font for FREE! yay! Download it here! http://www.fonts2u.com/monogram-kk.font 

  1. Lay out all your supplies (x-acto knife or scissors, self adhesive pearls,Lilly Pulitzer print or whatever you like,glue, cardstock and Martha Stewart white glitter)
  2. After creating your monogram go ahead and cut it out with the x-acto or scissors
  3. Then take your monogram and liberally sprinkle the glitter (This is my fav part!)
  4. Let that dry for a few hours
  5. In the meantime, measure the cap’s dimensions and glue the pattern onto cardstock and let dry
  6. MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE A SPACE FOR THE TASSEL!
  7. Once everything has dried glue on the pattern onto the cap and then glue your monogram on as well.
  8. Finally, it’s time to apply the pearls and voila you are done!

 Here’s the finished product!

Have a sweet day!

xoxo,

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Craftastic Adventures of Fall

Published November 15, 2011 by sweetcraftastrophe
Hello,
Enjoying your Tuesday so far? Well it’s about to get a little bit cheerier because it’s time to break out the glue gun! It’s all about crafting today and enhancing that gorgeous home of yours. I know that you are all busy planning a menu for turkey day next week because you’re an amazing domestic goddess! Duh! Anyways, while your juggling a menu, cooking and guests don’t forget about fall decor! These craft ideas are super simple even for the novice crafter.


Cinnamon Candles

Cinnamon is such a quintessential scent of the season and makes your home smell just like the holidays. Well that is, if we could bottle up the scent of the holiday season but you get the point 😉
You will need:
  • 10-12 cinnamon sticks (depending on the width of your candle)
  • Candles of any size
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun or craft glue
  • Ribbon (6 in)
Take about 10 cinnamon sticks and hot glue them to the outside of your candles or you can also use any craft glue you have available. 
Then take your ribbon and tie a simple bow around your new homemade candles!
Topsy-Turvy Flower Glasses
Super simple right?! I mean it doesn’t get easier than this! This is so versatile for practically any type of event/party that you are hosting. Use flowers in season from your local grocery store to complement your tablescape.
You will need:
  • votives 
  • wine glasses or martini glasses
  • flowers (preferably anything in season)
First, cut off the flowers from the stems
Then just place the flower on your table, turn the glass upside down.
Finally, for the piece de resistance top your glass with a votive.

Gourd Vases

For an easy autumn display this is absolutely exquisite! Use what’s around you, nature is full of beautiful colors, patterns and shapes.

You will need:

  • Gourd
  • Flowers
  • Knife
Start off by cutting the tops of the gourds off
Then just place your lovely flowers and ta-da!
Glowing Hurricane Glasses
This is brought to you by Martha Stewart
Ah, Martha Stewart she’s always coming up with new ideas to make entertaining a little easier. This is also very versatile and you can choose whatever color palette you like to fit your needs.
This would make an interesting centerpiece in your living room, on your mantle or even in your entry way.
You will need:
  • Hurricane glasses or vases (varying in size)
  • Tape
  • Votive candle
  • Scissors

  1. Cut 4 pieces of 20-by-26-inch tissue paper in half crosswise. Lay flat on a work surface, and make a 1- to 2-inch fold on the bottom of one piece.
  2. Make a larger fold in another piece, and fit it into the fold of the first piece of paper. Repeat process with remaining pieces of paper, making some folds thinner and some wider.
  3. Wrap around hurricane glasses, and then secure with tape. Place a small votive candle in each. Be sure wick is cut short and doesn’t come in contact with the paper.
Have fun crafting and I hope you send me pictures of your fabulous crafts! I’d love to see how they turned out for you!
Have a sweet day!
xoxo,