Saturday, November 24, 2012

Peanut Allergy Necklace for Girls

I have a Little Lady with a Peanut Allergy.  We are a peanut/nut free house but since she's only 2, I knew I needed to either buy or make a peanut allergy medical alert necklace.  So I made these cute bottle cap necklaces, and wanted to make them inexpensive for other Little Ladies with peanut allergies.  They are only $4.50 plus shipping.  They'd make a great gift for any little girl with a peanut allergy.  Check them out at my shop .  

New Items in my Shop!

I've listed some new items in my etsy shop, My Little Lady Designs recently.  They make great gifts for Moms, Grandma, Aunts, Sisters, and Friends!  My necklaces are all sterling silver even down to the jump rings that attach the discs to the necklace.  


Monday, November 5, 2012

Door Hanging Initial Tutorial

Hi!  I'm a total Pinterest addict!  I love everything from DIY, recipes, crafts, etc.  I also co-lead crafts for our Moms group (like MOPS).  My friend Stacy and I love to come up with fun crafts and Pinterest has made it much easier to get ideas from.  I had pinned this and we thought it would be perfect for our next craft day. It didn't have a tutorial so I came up with my own and want to share it with you! 
Things you will need: 
A 13 inch mdf or wooden letter 
muslin or linen
acrylic paint
floral berries, flowers, buttons for embellishment
hot glue
Most of our items were purchased at Hobby Lobby (♥ that store)!  

Take your Letter and paint the front and sides.  I used acrylic paint.

Next, you need to figure out how you want to hang it.  Some letters are easier than others :)  Having a last name with a "J" was a little tricky but I think it turned out nice.  Some letters you can simply wrap the burlap around the top.

I folded a piece of burlap and hot glued the ends on the back of my letter.  Then I took a piece of muslin and put it through the loop on top.

Then came the fun part, embellishing! 

I made a simple bow (just tied a knot) with a wide stripe of burlap and then hot glued it to the burlap attached to my letter.

Next, I hot glued some floral berries to the burlap and made sure that my rosettes would cover the bottom of them.
Then I made rosettes and hot glued them on.
I sanded the edges to get a distressed look and then added a few more rosettes to the bottom of the J also.
Here's the finished craft!