DIY Fabric Loop Christmas Trees

September 9th, 2014

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Hi all! I am so excited to be here at The Project Girl today! Can’t you tell by my heavy use of exclamation points?!!

Ok. Calm down, Kate. Get to crafting already.

As soon as I saw the beautiful Lost & Found Christmas Cotton fabrics Jen designed for Riley Blake Designs I knew they would make perfect fabric loop Christmas trees. I made similar trees last year using plain burlap, but using Jen’s fabric really stepped this decor up a notch. There are an endless number of ways you can combine the fabrics for this projects so get creative and have fun!

To make a fabric loop Christmas tree, you will need a styrofoam cone, a hot glue gun, a couple of hot glue sticks, scissors, a sewing machine, thread, and some Lost & Found Christmas Cotton. For each tree you will want 1/2 yard each of two complementary fabrics. I chose the Christmas Trees pattern in Cream and the Christmas Stripe in Red for one tree and Christmas Trees pattern in Green and the Christmas Stripe in Red for the second tree.

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Year of Change – September Challenge

September 8th, 2014

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I was beyond thrilled when my friend Amy from Commna My House asked me to be part of her Year of Change challenge this month.

Each month, she and 3 incredible bloggers (Suburban BitchesLife on Virginia Street and Rosa Beltran Designs) have a challenge centered around home decor and they all are getting it done in style!

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This month’s challenge is DIY artwork! So yay for dusting off the paint brushes out and getting down with our artistic selves.

For awhile now, I’ve been wanting to create an abstract painting like this:
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Or this:

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But I might just chicken out and do something more basic like this ombre art:

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This blocked color canvas with gold is really great and pretty simple as well.

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So many fun ideas out there, I better start getting creative over here! I’m also excited to see what the other ladies create as well!

Check back on Sept. 26th to see all our beautiful projects!

DIY Patchwork Table Runner with Lost & Found Christmas

September 8th, 2014

Christmas Fabric week on The Project Girl! I asked several other bloggers and sewests to use their amazing talents to create projects using my Lost & Found Christmas fabric from Riley Blake Designs. Each day this week, I’ll be posting their amazing projects, so check back often and Pin away! 

Hi, I’m Amy and I blog at The Happy Scraps. I love sharing DIY Home Decor, Paper Crafts, & Sewing Projects. When Jen, The Project Girl, asked me if I would like to make something out of her new line of fabric, Lost & Found Christmas, I jumped at the chance! This fabric is SO Yummy!! The colors are deep and rich, and I love the contrast that the black adds to it. Today, I’m going to share a tutorial with you on how to make your own table runner like mine.

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Start off by choosing the fabrics that you want to use. I picked a few of the patterns in all the colors they come in. Press your fabric.

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