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Pom Pom Bag Charm

Hi there,

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I adore long weekends this time of year because it means road trips, sitting in the sun and sleeping in late.  I’m already looking forward to the next 3-day weekend.

So if you’re wondering why I’m posting so late today it’s because I totally planned to publish this post yesterday (Monday) but with all the relaxing I was doing over the weekend I simply forget to hit the publish button.  And this morning my to-do list got the best of me.  Oh well, better late than never.

Today I’m going to show you an easy craft project to can make.  Ever since I spotted my first handbag charm, I’ve been wanting to make my own.  The first one’s I spotted were from Furbish Studio and they featured little elephants.  Soon after seeing that one I began to see bag charm popping up all over web and Pinterest. Since I’m not into animals or fancy details when it comes to my bags, the simpler bag charms became my favorite.

So the question became,  BUY or DIY?

 I decided to diy!

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Making your own bag charms is really simple and inexpensive.  You’ll need the following supplies all of which are available at your local craft store:

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To make your charms, thread a large yarn needle with the yarn color of your choice.

Insert the yarn into one pom pom and then back again leaving a length of yarn hanging.

Thread a large bead onto the yarn and then tie the yard to your hinge hook at the length you want.  You can also thread a bead onto the base of your pom pom like I did with the blue pom pom.

You can tie as many pom poms onto your hook as you want but make sure to stagger them at different lengths so the charms hangs well.

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It took me about 20 minutes to make my bag charm and I just love the way it turned out.  I’ll definitely be making more of these these.

if you want to make your own pom poms, follow these easy steps

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Thanks for stopping by.  See you back here tomorrow.

Shelly

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The other day I was switching handbags from a leather piece to something with more spring style.  As I was doing that I realized how unorganized the contents of my handbag were.  I had items floating around in the bottom of my bag and stuff jammed in the pockets.  Time for a fix and a quick diy.

Over the years I’ve found that the best way to keep my handbag organized is to have several cosmetic bags or pouches to hold all the little things.  Since my current stash hoard of cosmetic bags wasn’t moving me, I decided to get crafting and make a couple of new pieces.

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Felt Hearts

I don’t send out Valentines cards every year, but this year I decided to get crafty and make a card that’s actually a usable gift.

Because I’m sending these gifts to a few of my special girlfriends, I wanted it to be something that was personal and could be used in different ways.  After coming across a piece of leather I had stashed away I decide to make a keepsake heart charm.

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 Happy Saturday to you all.

Just dropping in today to share a fun spring-is-coming DIY craft you can make this weekend, along with a few links I think you’ll love.

Flower Monogram

how-to tutorial 

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If you’ve ever thought about opening an Etsy shop or already have one, here’s a great article on Embracing Your Inner Entrepreneur.

This quote is a driving force in my life right now.

15 Ways to Live a Year With No Regrets!  Powerful wisdom.

This kitchen renovation is pretty amazing.  I especially love the free-standing console and that chalkboard.

If you love food served in a bowl like I me, you’ll want to try these healthy recipes.

Shelly

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DIY Mug Wrap by ConfettiStyle4

Is there anything better than a steaming cup of  hot chocolate with a swirl of whip cream and chocolate sprinkles during the cold weather months?

A cup of spiced tea comes close in my book but I prefer hot chocolate when I relaxing at the end of a long day.

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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed the long weekend.

Christmas Countdown Chalkboard (13) copy

I’m excited to share my latest DIY Christmas craft with you today!  I had an idea in my mind to create a Christmas Countdown using my chalkboard and originally planned to use burlap bags to hold a daily treat.

I was going to stencil numbers onto the front of each bag and hang it on my chalkboard with a magnetic clothes pin.

Each bag was going to hold a little treat  or a special message that my hubby and I could share each day.

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My Christmas Countdown was going to be  cute and whimsical, and fit in with my black, white and red tartan Christmas decor theme.

Then it happened…

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Hi there.  I hope you weekend is starting off great.

I’ve got a busy weekend ahead doing a little decorating around my place and putting the final touches on a few client homes I’ll be decorating next week.  I’m also hoping to get a few craft and DIY gift projects crossed of  the list.

If you like to make some of your holiday gifts, here’s one I thought you might like to try.

Enjoy and be inspired!

DIY Clay Dish

How to: DIY Clay Dish

Shelly

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I’m in the process of putting together our Thanksgiving table and one of the elements I wanted to include was Glitter Stripe Taper Candles.  I usually burn pillar candles as part of any table setting I create but I love the look of taper candles as part of the centerpiece.

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