Friday, June 29, 2012

Fourth of July Door Wreath Tutorial

  • 1 brass ring (I used a 14" ring)
  • 3 yards nylon netting (I used 1 yard of each color-red, white, and blue)
  • 34 feet of curling ribbon (I used a metallic ribbon to add a little sparkle)

  1. Cut your nylon netting into 6 inch squares.
  2. Cut your curling ribbon into 12 inch lengths.
  3. Tie netting and ribbon onto brass ring until full.
  4. Add a hangar of your choice (I used a leftover strip of netting).
Simple as that - You're done!

  • Tulle may be used instead of netting, but since my wreath was going outside, I thought the netting would hold up better.  You could also use ribbons, fabric, bandanas, etc.
  • Before tying netting to brass ring, I folded it in half three times so that I had a 6 inch x .5 inch strip to work with.  You can then fluff the ends after you tie it to the ring. 
  • This whole project cost less than $15!  And if I had planned ahead, I could have gotten my materials on sale making it even cheaper!
I'd love to see your creations so please leave me a link!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Cross Stitch and Salsa

It's been a busy day here at Caprice Creations!  I've been thinking about creating my own cross stitch patterns for a while now.  So, this morning, after breakfast, I sat down with pencil and graph paper.  My first idea was a little too ambitious.  I started off designing an Autism Awareness ribbon, but the puzzle pieces proved too difficult.  I'm hoping to revisit the design later.  So, I chose to create an elegant cross which I think turned out quite nicely.  See :)

Believe it or not, that took most of the morning!  After lunch, Little Caprice and I made some homemade fire roasted Tex Mex salsa to can.  And while waiting for things to cook, jars to sterilize, and the actual canning process to complete, I worked on digitizing that beautiful graph that I created (yes, I am a little proud of my work lol).  This was my very first attempt at canning anything, and it was truly exciting to hear those little lids popping as they cooled :)  We were left with 7 jars of FRESH salsa!  YUM!

And while those yummy jars were cooling, I finished digitizing the elegant cross:

Now the only thing left to do is test the pattern and gets some pics of the finished project.  Hope you've had a productive Monday as well!