Monthly Archives: February 2015

DIY Five Minute Table Runner

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Honestly…five minutes…maybe less.

If you have not been to a fabric store lately, you will be shocked by the types of burlap that exist these days.  I mean really…

 

 

burlap

It comes in all sorts of patterns and colors, even metallics.

I picked out a white burlap and bought half a yard.

burlap

Then I simply pulled out several of the threads on each side to give it a frayed look.

burlap fraying

I then ran one line of fray check down the back of each side to prevent other threads from coming out.

fray check

I added a stamp to the end for decoration.

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stamped edge

And that is it!

burlap table runner

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Happy Creating!

Dawn Marie

Category: Decorate

DIY Keychain

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I have been wanting to try metal stamping for a while, so I created this little project for Valentine’s Day.

I ordered letter stamps on a jewelry site for $14.  I also ordered the metal pendants that I used on the site as well.

I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to make, so I ordered some different sizes.  The pendants are mostly under a dollar each.

metal stamps

metal stamps

metal pendants

Once I recieved them and could better gauge the size (It is hard for me to visualize things measured in millimeters).  Then, I planned out how I wanted them to look.

I decided on the phrase “Amor Vincit Omnia” which means “love conquers all”.

Then, I just grabbed a hammer and tried it out.  It was extremely easy.  I should note that I have seen people do this on washers to make necklaces and so far I have not been successful doing this, they are really hard metal and the stamp slips making a double imprint.  I will keep trying and see if I can find the right formula and let you all know.

I have also seen people use a black sharpie or acrylic paint to emphasize the letters, but I did not feel that I needed to do this.

So, here is the final project.  Now I have to hope my husband doesn’t look at my website before Saturday.  Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

metal pandant

metal keychain

metal keychain

metal keychain

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Until next time, happy creating…

Dawn Marie

Category: Create