DIY Christmas present idea – Lavendar potpourri bags

Hello everyone! Today I want to share a fun and easy to do DIY Christmas present idea with you.  We had such an amazingly warm summer this year in Austria that our lavendar grew like crazy. So I had plenty of dried lavendar at my hands and didn´t know what to use it for, until this idea came to me: DIY lavendar potpourri bags! If you have presents to send abroad, like I do, then you will probably appreciate every lightweight present idea there is. This one is lightweight AND almost all supplies can be found at home.

So I took out some old linen fabric, dried lavendar, and Architextures „Grow“ Parchment Rub Ons and  started to create my lavendar bags.

Materials I used:
7gypsies – Parchment Rub Ons, Grow
Old linen fabric, Bone folder
Dried lavendar, Sewing machine, ribbon of your choice

Start by sewing bags from the old linen fabric with your sewing machine. Choose a size you find suitable. Since I had quite much lavendar, I made my bags bigger.
Next cut images from the parchment rub on sheet free, place them face down onto a linen bag and using a bone folder, rub them onto the fabric.

Be careful to keep your image in one place to guarantee a regular image. I found that rubbing with the bone folder into one direction worked the best for me. You might prefer another technique. Just give it a try and you will soon find out what works best for you. When you have rubbed the whole image down to the fabric, remove the parchment piece and continue this process until you have decorated all sewn bags.

Here are the bags I created:

When you are done rubbing the images, fill the bags with lavendar. My whole kitchen smelled amazing while filling the bags!!! Too bad there are no such things like scratch and smell blog photos :)!!!

Finally I just tied the bags with ribbon in various colours. You can pick the color after the recipients favorite color. That way each bag has a more personal feel to them.

Here are the finished bags:

The parchment rub ons transfer really nicely into a soft fabric like this! I really love using these rub ons for their great quality!!! Since these bags are not meant to be washed in the washing machine, I dind´t have to worry about the image coming off later. They will just hang in a closet and smell good, so transferring the images like this is no problem.

I hope I could inspire you to create fun DIY potpourris like this of your own!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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Fall Blog Hop – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello everbody and welcome to the Canvas Corp Brands Crew Member Fall themed MEGA BLOG HOP! There are plenty of fantastic designers world wide that have come together to showcase terrific fall projects that you can recreate and put your own artistic touches on in your craft room.

My take for the FALL BLOG HOP is a Tattered Angels Color Wash Paint treated wooden wreath created to decorate our front door. I have created a spring wreath a while back, so I figured, it would be also nice to have one in a fall theme, created with the great Canvas Corp Brands products.

So what is Color Wash Paint, actually? It´s a multi-surface, water-based, one-step paint with a hint of mica in it. It´s perfect for natural surfaces and the best part is, it´s odorless!!! It´s so easy to use and apply (no priming or sanding needed!!) So it´s the perfect paint for all kinds of home décor projects. And did I mention it is really easy to clean too? Just needs some soap and water to clean your working surface afterwords.

And here is the finished wreath, hanging on our front door.

I just love the little frosted mushrooms – they are sooo cute!

I used five tones of color wash paint to paint the wreat into fall colors, then added some ribbons and leaves as well as frosted mushrooms to decorate. This project is literally done in no time!!! I´ve recorded a short video to give you an idea on the simple steps to create this project – hope you like it!

You have seen a lot of these designers featured on sites like Tattered Angels, 7 Gypsies and and Canvas Corp Brands! Do you see a trend? This is the CCB Fall Blog HOP! Each of these designers have created a project to share with you on their blog. Some are offering prizes, so please hop on through to each blog. If you are inspired would you be so kind as to share the hop with others? We would truly appreciate it! And now start hopping – here is the list of all participants, so make sure you hop thru their blogs and leave some love!!!

 

  1. Scrappy Cafe (Betz Golden) https://scrappycafe.blogspot.com/2018/09/huge-fall-blog-hop.html
  2. YOU ARE HERE! Papierstau (Sanna Lippert) http://www.papierstau.at/fall-blog-hop-canvas-corp-brands/
  3. Marie Nicole Designs (Marie Heiderscheit) https://marienicoledesigns.wordpress.com/2018/09/28/farmhouse-autumn-mantel-teal-pumpkins
  4. Steph Ackerman – https://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/2018/09/fall-blog-hop-with-canvas-corp.html
  5. The Crafty Robin – https://elizabethr-thecraftyrobin.blogspot.com/2018/09/fall-canvas-corp-blog-hop.html
  6. Monica Taylor https://taylormadecards4u.blogspot.com/2018/09/toil-trouble-fall-blog-hop-with-canvas.html
  7. Karla Yungwirth https://creative-love-affair.blogspot.com/2018/09/canvas-corp-brands-fall-blog-hop.html
  8. Lynne Joncas https://scrappysquirrelsnest.blogspot.com/2018/09/basket-of-pumpkins-for-fall-ccb-blog-hop.html
  9. Priya Satish https://creativemotif.blogspot.com/2018/09/ccb-fall-hop.html
  10. Erin Reed – https://scraps-of-reflections.blogspot.com/2018/09/diy-give-thanks-stenciled-fall-wood-sign.html
  11. Natassa Blazaki – https://artrecipesandmore.blogspot.com/2018/09/welcome-to-fall-ccb-blog-hop.html
  12. Peggy Lee Baker https://pegbaker.blogspot.com/2018/09/ccb-fall-blog-hop-altered-paper-pumpkin.html
  13. Nadine Carlier – https://myscrapnstuff.blogspot.com/2018/09/fall-blog-hop-with-canvas-corp-brands.html
  14. Jaine Drake – http://www.basementstudio.lu/fall-ccb-blog-hop/
  15. Christine Santos – https://csantossite.wordpress.com/2018/09/27/boo-ccb-fall-blog-hop/
  16. Viktoriya Porechnaya https://vitulya.blogspot.com/2018/09/fall-ccb-blog-hop-halloween-bouqet.html
  17. Hema VelCraft https://velcraft.blogspot.com/2018/09/autumn-smile.html
  18. Linda Israel https://lindaisrael.com/art/2018/09/28/fall-ccb-blog-hop-junk-journal-binding-tutorial

Have fun hopping!!! I have prepared a little prize for one lucky winner, consisting of Canvas Corp Brands product. The winner for my prize will be drawn on the 1st of October 2018 at 9 p.m. my time, so everyone who has left a comment to this blog post by then, will be in the random draw!!! All you need to do is to comment what is your favorite fall crafty project and follow me on one of my social media sites (listed in the sidebar!). Good luck everyone!!! Happy hopping!

xxx, Sanna

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DIY home decor woodblock with Tattered Angels mists

Hello everyone, today I would like to share a DIY woodblock home decor piece with you. For this piece  I have gathered several misted parts and elements together that I have been working with and on during my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist video series. In that video series I played with Glimmer Mists on various materials, like: paper, fabric, wood, metal, glass, stones and many more. This woodblock features a selection of those materials and shows how much fun it can be to combine these random misted objects to create a home decor piece fro them.  On this blog post I will share the steps on how to create a woodblock decor piece like this – should you be interested in finding out more about the video series, you will find additional links to the ones featured on this project later in this post.

Let start with the steps:

1) Take a wood block and apply Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint (I used the tone Mankato) onto the wood block and let air dry. This paint can be applied directly onto the wood surface, no pre-treating or sanding necessary! Also only one layer was enough for a proper coverage.

2) After the paint layer has dried, take a piece of patterened paper – I used one by 7gypsies – and cut into a slightly smaller size than the wood block and adhere on place with a regular fluid paper glue. They usually dry clear and are strong enough to hold the paper in place. After that add a Glimmer Mist misted piece of tulle on top and then take a with Glimmer Mist misted piece of twine (see the video about fabrics and Glimmer Mist here and here) and wrap around the wood block in random manner several times. Add a few glue drops on top of the twine in the center area to keep the twine from moving.

3) Next start layering random objects to build a focal point onto the woodblock.  I started with a canned corn can lid that was misted with Glimmer Mists. See the full video on Glimmer Mists with Metal part I and part II on the Tattered Angels YouTube Channel. I attached the can lid onto the woodblock with a layer of gel medium. It does take a while to dry properly, but once it is dry, nothing will fall off anymore. Therefore it´s the perfect adhesive for this kind of projects. Above the lid there is a DIY gypsum crown that also got a layer of Glimmer Mist on it. You can alter and tint all kinds of objects with Glimmer Mists to make them match you projects (to see this particular video, go here).  The crown is also adhered to the surface with gel medium. Be sure to let the pieces dry properly before you display the decor piece in your home, otherwise they can still start moving and sliding around on the surface.
4) The woodblock has an inspirational word added to it and builds a set of three block in total. I wanted to create a similar tone to the chipboard piece, so I gently rubbed some Aquamarine Glimmer Mist with my finger onto the surface and let it air dry. Totally simple and easy! For adhering heavier pieces I always use the gel medium as my go-to adhesive.

5) The can lid on it´s own would look a little bit strange, so it still needed a few more decorational layers on top. I added a scallop metal cap (also misted with Glimmer Mist) and a mini compass into the middle of it. They were adhered with gel medium again and were left to set abit before adding the next decorational element around the compass. This way the compass would not move around anymore, when adding the tiny art stones.

6) While recording the Glimmer Mist series, I also had misted these tiny art stones with the spray colors and they were the perfect addition around the compass. I poured some glossy accents onto the empty area before adding the stones one by one. This way they will stick to the bottom without falling off when put on display. All these steps take a little drying time in between steps, so you might want to create this project over several days to make sure the layers have anough time to air dry.

7) For finishing touches I added a misted wood veneer gear and a misted  emphemera paper butterfly from my older stash to create wings for the project. There are also tiny glass beads on each corner adhered with gel medium to add more interest to the project and also to keep the corners of the tulle from moving around, since I could not adhere the tulle onto the woodblock with a heavy adhesive. So the beads do the trick. They, by the way, are out of glass and I misted them with Glimmer Mist and it worked out quite well (see the video here).

8) Finally I added some Nuvo Glitter Drops for additional interest and decortion onto the crown, the butterfly wings and the scalloped bottle cap. This is totally optional, but I do like a hint of glitter here and there on my projects.
Here is the finished piece:


I must say I really like the misted can lid as the focal point of this decor piece. How about that? Using trash to create treasure!! I hope you have enjoyed this home decor project and get inspired to gather some junk from around the house to create a decor piece of your own. Remember also to try out some of the misting ideas shered on the video series on your junk pieces to alter the objects – you´ll be amazed what can lids, stones, brick pieces et cetera can look like when they get a Glimmer Mist coating!! And while you are at it, make a decor piece set, it will look great when put on display at your home. Have fun!!!

Wishing you a great time crafting,
Sanna

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Kids crafts Easter decor

Hi there, I´m quickly stopping by today to share a fun and easy to make Easter decor with you that you can easily create with your kids. First off is a birdie, attached to a barbeque bamboo stick:

These are so easy to make. Just draw a birdie onto a patterned paper with a pencil, then fussy cut it and adhere to a bamboo barbeque stick. Take the Flower Power stamps by Elizabeth Craft Designs and stamp some smaller flowers with a waterproof black ink onto white cardstock. Then take the Nuvo Brilliantly Vibrant watercolour pencils and a waterbrush pen and color the stamped images with the pencils. Now fussy cut and adhere to the birdie. Add a sequin as an eye and decorate the flowers with Nuvo Glitter and Crystal drops. Here is a close-up. These a fun to make with kids and keep them busy, while they are waiting for the Easter bunny to arrive :).
Second option is a bunny, attached to a bamboo stick. The steps are the same as with the birdie. After finishing, stick them as decoration to flower pots in the house.
  That´s it from me for today. Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Altered wood block home decor piece

Hello everybody, we have had a little summer break from the regular STAMPlorations posts and they will be returning very soon, but it is not quite time for that yet. Therefore, today I´d like to share a „just for fun“ STAMPlorations tutorial with you.

I´ve created a home decor piece out of a wood block my dear husband cut for me into a shape of a house. I wanted to use motivational stamp sentiments as a focal point on this piece and built the layers and decoration around it. Here is what I did:

I also created a fast forward video with all the steps until to the finished block for you to watch. Hope you enjoy and get inspired to play a little with your stamps, stencils and media! Remember, there is no right or wrong, no right colors or wrong colors – just use what you have and like! Remember to have fun :).

Just in case you are interested on some products I´ve used on this project, I´ll add the LinkDeli links which will directly take you to each product (some products may not be available anymore, as they are from my older stash, but I will replace those with similar ones).

As always, if you would like to purchase any of the STAMPlorations products used on this project, feel free to grab my personal 20% off discount code (STAMPGIRLSANNA) and use it upon checkout at their store. It is valid for both regular prized as well as reduced product!

Happy creating & let´s stay creative!
xxx, Sanna

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