DIY Floral Challenge – Spring 2018

It might only be the middle of February, but I am starting to feel the call of spring. Here in Canada we are currently having a mild spell; the temperatures have risen, and instead of snowing, there is a gentle rain.  So, I got out my current spring decor to determine what changes I wanted to make and what other items I would like to create. I have learned that whenever I am crafting things, it is important to start early. Too often I have been trying to finish seasonal projects when that season is almost over. One of the projects I decided to make is a spring floral arrangement.

diy spring floral challenge

Recently, I was invited on YouTube to participate in a spring floral challenge. This challenge takes place on Monday, February 19. Make sure to look for the video then. In the meantime, I thought I would give you a quick peak at what I made.

spring floral
DIY Floral Challenge – Spring 2018

I really enjoyed the challenge and will post a link to this YouTube tutorial on Monday.

Until then, have happy spring thoughts!

Joanna

DIY Christmas Decor – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of my DIY Christmas Decor posts. Today I will be sharing a YouTube video on how I made this Snowflake Button Cushion and NOEL Banner.

Be sure to watch the video here:

Cushion Supplies Used:

  • ½ yard of 45” wide ivory fabric.
  • Scraps of quilting batting (your local fabric store may have some smaller packages or scraps).
  • Assorted red and white buttons (I purchased a package at the dollar store). You will use 5 red and 4 white for this project.
  • Fabric scissors, straight pins, white thread, and sewing needle.
  • Sewing machine (optional).
  • Iron and spray bottle.
  • Green acrylic paint, a liner brush, and something to mix the paint on such as a palette.
  • A jug of water, paper towels, and a garbage bag.
  • A measuring tape, ruler, pencil, and regular scissors.
  • Printable snowflake pattern from my corresponding blog post.

Banner Supplies Used:

  • Remainder of the ivory fabric from cushions project.
  • Christmas fabric scraps (I used 5½” X 4” scraps).
  • Five more red buttons.
  • 10’ of ½” green ribbon.
  • Fabric scissors, straight pins, white thread, and sewing needle.
  • Sewing machine (optional).
  • Iron and spray bottle.
  • A measuring tape, ruler, pencil, and regular scissors.
  • Printable NOEL letter template from my corresponding blog post.
  • Printable Banner Template from my corresponding blog post.

Printable Templates:
Snowflake PDF
NOEL PDF
Banner Template PDF

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and are feeling inspired to create your own decorations. If you missed Part 1, check it out here:
https://joannagreen.ca/2017/11/18/diy-christmas-decor-part-1/

Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas!

Joanna

DIY Christmas Decor – Part 1

The Christmas season is fast approaching. This is a great time to start on some DIY decorations. Today I am sharing on YouTube a tutorial for this “Joy to the World” painted canvas.

Be sure to check out the video here:

Here are the supplies I used:

  • A 16X20 pre-stretched, pre-primed canvas. (I bought mine at Walmart, but I usually buy them at the dollar store.)
  • Acrylic paint. Red (mine is actually Christmas Red), black, brown (mine is Burnt Umber), green (mine is Hunter Green), and white. (I bought all of these at the dollar store.)
  • Varying sizes of flat brushes and a liner brush. (I bought most of these at the dollar store.)
  • Something to mix the paint on. (I purchased this palette at dollar store, but I have used plastic lids from old containers such as yogurt tubs.)
  • A jug of water. (I used the bottle of a water bottle.)
  • Paper towel or old rags.
  • Garbage bag or something to cover your work space.
  • Measuring tape, ruler, pencil, and scissors.

Here are the printable templates:
Joy to the World PDF File
Bough JPG

As a special kick-off for the Christmas season, I will be having an extra post this week. Make sure to look for Part 2 of DIY Christmas Decor on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas!

Joanna