Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Gift Guide: Urban Outfitters.

Over the summer, the stars aligned + I snagged a job at Urban Outfitters, which I'm loving. I decided to revisit the blog, start with some fun gift guides + roll out the first one with some of my favorites from the workplace. Its so refreshing having a job I actually enjoy for a change - I work with some really rad folks + get to wear what I like to work [which, strangely enough, has never happened until this year]. Since the holiday season is upon us, here are some of my favorite things that would make killer gifts.

uo faves

Thrill Murray $15  A coloring book inspired by Bill Murray's film career? Yes, its amazing as it sounds. Snag a few to keep as backup gifts, because no one dislikes Murray. If they do, reassess your friendship.
Manic Panic $8-$15  I've been using this dye since middle school + its the only brand i'd ever recommend, as it doesn't destroy your hair. My hair is currently a hybrid of Ultra Violet + Shocking Blue, + i've got Cotton Candy Pink + Hot Hot Pink on hand for when this color eventually fades.
Married To The Mob x UO Relax Beanie $29  I've been in love with MTTM + since I snagged the my girls tee a few years back. This beanie speaks for itself + should be owned by everyone who works retail during the holidays. You've never worked a successful Black Friday unless you've seen grown women having a yelling match over line cutting.
Crosley AV Room Portable USB Turntable $98-$160  I'm a firm believer that every household should have a record player + that the generation of internet babies should understand the importance of vinyl + the art of creating a mix tape. There are an assortment of colors//patterns to choose from, plus many of the turntables are USB-equipped, so you can transfer your old 45s onto your computer.
Perks of Being a Wallflower $22.98  This film soundtrack lp, based on the 1999 novel written by Stephen Chbosky, is one of the few movie soundtracks I find enjoyable from start to finish, featuring tracks from David Bowie, Sonic Youth + Cocteau Twins.
Colorblock Oversized Eternity Scarf $29  I didn't plan on buying this, until one of my coworkers told me to "just feel it," as they placed it around my neck. I'm not really a scarf person [they always feel itchy to me], but as soon as this touched my skin, I knew I would be buying it before I walked out the door that evening. It keeps you warm, looks nice, isn't itchy + its under $30. Its a diamond in the rough, folks.
Chimes Ginger Chews $6  If you're a fan of ginger//candied ginger, I suggest snagging a tin for your bag. They taste delicious, can help with sudden stomach issues + keep your breath in check. The chews come in three flavors: original, orange + peanut butter.
Dr. Martens 1460 Floral Boot $130  The classic 1460 got a floral treatment, which made me all nostalgic for the 90s. These were also the the easiest Docs i've had to break in - my feet were thankful.
Paddywax Glass Jar Candle $12  Before I started working for Urban, I would snag these soy candles from Whole Foods + even got a few of my friends on the Paddywax bandwagon. My favorite is the vanilla + oakmoss, but all of their candles smell amazing + won't give you a migraine [certain fragrances bring on serious headaches//nausea for some folks, including myself]. These are perfect for white elephant//secret santa events.
Plum + Bow Cable Knit Blanket $79  Just like scarves, i'm suuuper picky about blankets. Itchy = bad. I might be going out on a limb here, but this is the softest blanket i've come across in years [my baby blanket takes the cake, obviously]. Whenever i'm lounging around at home, this gem is wrapped around me. I love it so much I requested a second one for Christmas.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Warm Body.

Last year, a friend of mine mentioned they were working on a solo project, but with madness swirling around, I didn't get to sit down and listen to any of it until Memorial Day weekend [worst friend ever, I know]. As I drove eastbound on the LIE, I sampled the tunes, wondering why I hadn't listened beforehand. 

Warm Body is the brainchild of Long Island-based musician Ryan Foster [Toons, Lights Resolve, lost boy ?]. In 2010, Foster released the five-track EP extra warm, which is what I listened to on my drive home [although listening with a quality pair of headphones is recommended]. I actually listened a few times in a row, because I was amazed at what I was listening to [also, I felt like a horrible person for not realizing how insanely talented my friend is].

The EP opens up with "Touching Tongues," which if you were to ask me what floating through space + on clouds feels like, it would be this song. Whimsical. Ethereal. Excellent song to set the tone for the tracks to follow. "Like Puns" is one of my favorites, thanks to the perfect blend of pop + rock with a touch of grit [not to mention it immediately reminded me of Canadian rockers Sloan]. "Newcomer" immediately sent my brain swirling, channelling Sgt. Pepper’s era Beatles, Sofia Coppola flicks + Twin Peaks. Just listen to it, because no matter how I describe it, I won’t be able to do it justice. If you grew up in the 90s, "Swim Swam Swum" will definitely warm you up with some grunge-like nostalgia. The EP closes with "Million," which is super creepy, but in the best sense of the word. Think Are You Afraid of the Dark? meets Goosebumps

On December 12, 2012 at 12:12p, Foster released Twelves, which contains twelve songs written + recorded [on an iPad] in a time span of twelve days. The cover art was also created within the time frame as well. When we discussed the time frame that was set, Foster explained that he wanted a challenge. He mentioned that due to time constraints and using an alternative medium for recording, it isn't his greatest recorded work, but for what it is, I think its pretty amazing. Some of my favorite tracks are “Our Love Will Live Forever,” “Water on the Moon,” “One for the Weekend!” + “Goblins.”

You can snag extra warm + Twelves by naming your own price, but spend a couple bucks if you can spare it - it's important to support local artists! Don't forget to stay up-to-date on new tracks + tour dates via Facebook + MySpace.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Things I'm Loving Lately.

Summer is in full swing here. I'm practically living in swimsuits every day [I'm a Florida girl, so I've got an unhealthy stash of swimsuits + flops], working on my tan while simultaneously doing yoga [using my ADHD to my advantage for once] + taking it easy with the best friends a gal could ask for. I figured kicking off a new season with some new faves would be fun!

A few years ago, one of my cousins introduced me to Havaianas flip flops. Growing up close to the beach with warm weather year round, I had a never-ending supply of those bad boys. But, as usual, she was right + I didn't know what I was missing til I tried them on. So soft + squishy delicious, they are a staple in my wardrobe. I found that Amazon is loads cheaper, plus with free shipping, so snag them there.

For months, I had been meaning to check out The Honest Company, home + beauty products co-created by actress Jessica Alba. Finally, I hopped online to snag a free trial of the Essentials Bundle [all you have to do is cover shipping]. I'm. In. Love. Chemical-free products for cleaning your abode, your bod + your babe [if you've spawned offspring, that is]. Plus, a portion of the proceeds are donated to Baby2Baby, which helps clothe over 50,000 children per year [not to mention they also help new moms out with essentials for their babies]. for $10 off your first order, use the link I've provided for shopping with The Honest Company.

I can't stop listening to Miley Cyrus' new single, "We Can't Stop." For all the flack the former Disney star has received recently, you can't deny that the girl can sing without relying on Auto-Tune to make the track palatable. This summer anthem is edgier than normal for the girl formerly known as Hannah Montana, but I highly recommend adding this to your party playlist. Another Summer dance essential = Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines."

If you follow me on Instagram, you've noticed that i'm sliiiiiiiiightly obsessed with Black Milk Clothing [understatement of the year, I know]. I'm also a big Star Wars fan [also, another understatement]. Since this is the season for pool parties,  I'll definitely be sporting my Star Wars Manga Swim.

Justine, the babe that redesigned my blog, has started a tumblr for her adventures in raw veganism. She has some amazing smoothie recipes, which I plan on trying out after I make a trip to one of the farm stands out east. I have definitely been putting my new Vitamix to work lately + I am never looking back.

What else are you stoked about lately? New summer trends, shops, recipes, etc. I'm always looking for new songs to add to my Spotify playlist, Lucky Summer '13, so as always, toss some tunes my way!

Monday, June 10, 2013

A New Adventure.

The last three months have been bizarre. As someone who lets friends, colleagues + complete strangers into her life, via this small space on the 'net, I needed to deal with major life adjustments - without an audience [online + in person]. Its been interesting [to say the least], but I honestly wouldn't want it any other way.

For now, I'm not going to be running any weekly features on the blog. Need to get my feet wet; write what I want + when I want - on my schedule; my terms. I have been finding myself [again], which has been a rewarding experience that I am beyond grateful for.

I'm not entirely sure where this adventure is leading me, but so far, the ride has been pretty sweet.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Cara Box Goes Club Sexy?

The theme of February's Cara Box was Club Sexy. Uhhhhh, I know, it sounds weird, but I swear, it was really rad! Basically, Kaitlyn says Club Sexy is basically your ultimate date night - with your significant other, your friends, kids, or pets. Everyone's ideal date is different + Erich + I prefer to relax with a snack + a flick. This month, I sent a Cara Box to Jessica + received my Cara Box from Charity.

Charity, like myself, is a nerd girl, so this was a match made in heaven! I was super stoked to see what goodies she put together for a perfect date night. The first thing I noticed was this little mailbox, which reminded me of one of my favorite movies, You've Got Mail. Inside, was a note, folded up how I used to pass off notes between classes in high school. There was also another piece of paper, which had a note, saying "read this to each other." I opened it up, read it to myself + cracked up. All of my Cara Boxes have had something Star Wars in it, which is awesome!

 I walked over to Erich + showed him the note on the outside. He was nervous at first, but I read it to him + he thought it was pretty cool. As I unwrapped my gifts, I was super stoked to see that Charity picked stuff that was so US. My favorite was the mini Darth Vader candy jar. Erich was actually pretty excited about this Cara Box, because it had stuff for the both of us. It was awesome getting to know Charity + I can't wait to see who I'm paired up with this month!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Iron Craft '13, Challenge #4: "… and the Winner is…"

This challenge was inspired by television or film [or the red carpet], due to the award season that has sprung up. I don't watch them, but if there is a clip of something awesome [usually a performance], i'll YouTube it later on. Since Sarina is the craftier of the two of us, she decided that making headbands with some awesome fabric she had would be perfect. She snagged some Star Wars, Star Trek + Marvel Comics prints a few weeks ago, so that is what we used. This is also the first time I used a sewing machine to sew fabric - the only other time I used it was to make paper streamers for Halloween.

Believe it or not, this was not as hard as I imagined it to be, although the bobbin decided to go apeshit on me at one point [I swear, it wasn't my fault]. I definitely feel more comfortable sewing + would love to create some cute pouches + headbands with the awesome fabric I picked up a couple months ago.

For our crafting adventure, I wore my old school E.T. shirt + donned my Black Milk The Last Judgment leggings, which is actually taken from a piece created by Jan van Eyck, created back in the 1400s. Pretty cool, huh?

I looked at Challenge #5 + its Green or "Green," which means we can use the color green, or create something that is earth-friendly. I'm thinking earth-friendly would be more up my alley, but who knows what I'll come up with!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Life As of Late.

Life has been crazy, but in the best way possible. I have been relaxing, crafting, working, finding Nemo in my backyard + found a sinus infection that I was eager to get rid of. But, the positives have kicked the negatives in the butt, which rules. I figured I'd post some pictures of what has been going on lately!

I've been disgustingly creative lately - even moreso than normal. I have always told everyone that I could only draw stick figures, which is true. But, when some of the little ladies I watch wanted me to create fun things for them, I decided to actually sit down + give it a shot. I sketched first, had a picture nearby for a general reference + gave it my best shot. I impressed myself! The boys created butterfly valentine cards for their younger cousins + last night was an experiment with ice cream sandwiches filled with vanilla ice cream + chocolate pudding. 

 On Friday night, I was supposed to go see Lady Gaga at Madison Square Garden, but due to the announcement last week that her entire tour was cancelled, I didn't go. Since I won a contest two years ago, which included tickets, a hotel + car service to the show, I was told that I needed to take the hotel + the car service, because that was the agreement I had signed two summers ago. I was pretty pissed, until a friend suggested I come into Brooklyn for dinner.  I convinced them to pick up another friend en route + take us into Brooklyn, to feast at TRAIF.

I can honestly say it was one of the best meals I have ever enjoyed. This place is not vegetarian friendly, but its a bacon lover's BFF. We enjoyed twelve small dishes between the five of us. Their site has a menu from last Spring available here, but many of the items we feasted on are staples of TRAIF. My favorite dishes were the bacon wrapped bleu cheese stuffed dates + strawberry cinnamon glazed baby back ribs, but it was all amazingly delicious.

 Dessert was also stellar. Nutella mousse with pistachio ice cream, panna cotta drizzled with fruit + the best dessert ever - bacon doughnuts with dulce de leche + coffee ice cream. I am still drooling over those bad boys. Amazing, amazing, amazing. To help us gluttons digest, we were brought a plate with pineapple, which hit the spot. I can't wait to go back again; I'm really hoping this can become a monthly venture.

 Now that I'm done talking about stuffing my face, I am pretty stoked about this month's Whimseybox. All the supplies can help you create a few memo boards/notepads, with tons leftover. I'm pretty stoked about the fun washi tape, neon rubber bands + those ultra cute pins! Whimseybox is only $15 a month [cheaper + cooler than most subscription boxes] + when you use the link above, your first box is only $10. Trust me, if you've ever gone into a store to buy crafts, its a miracle if your bill is under $25.

If you haven't noticed yet, the blog was revamped by the super talented Justine, who blogs over at Pirates and Mermaids. She is a fellow Long Islander, so who better to create something for my space? Both she + her boyfriend, Steve, are insanely creative [he's actually done one of my tattoos for me + I plan on going back for more] + they have the cutest little dude, Benjamin. Make sure to swing by + say hi!

That's all for now. Hopefully with my schedule starting to become more consistent, my posts will be more as well. Enjoy your day!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Teach Me Something Thursday: Hiatus, Scheduling + Iron Craft '13.

Some of you might have noticed that TMST has been absent this month. I decided to take a break for the month of February, then bring it back bi-weekly, because I will be showcasing my Iron Craft Challenge projects on those off-weeks.

So, TMST will return March 7, 2013. If you are interested, feel free to submit a tutorial to be showcased on the blog. Next week, Iron Craft '13 Challenge #4 will be showcased. Since I didn't get around to posting what I created for Challenge #3, here it is, in all its sappy glory:

The theme was hearts + stars - you could choose to use one aspect, or both. I chose to stick to hearts, since Valentine's Day was around the corner. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Stepping Up My Snail Mail Game.

I have a bunch of pen pals + love sending ultra-cute stationary to them [although i've been slacking as of late]. I always handwrite my return address on the envelope, because most return address stickers are cheesy or just bland. My letters were cute, adorned with stickers, but I wanted to make them look even nicer; more polished. 

Thanks to Laura, the gal behind the Etsy shop lauriebreaker, I now have a fancy pants return address stamp to adorn my letters + parcels with! In December, Laura contributed a custom made stamp as a giveaway item + also offered to create one for me as well! I told her to surprise me with the design she would use. I had to proof the design before it was sent + realized she was using her new design, The Elliott! I was super stoked for it to arrive + wanted to show you all how awesome it is!

I used my awesome Kaleidacolor inkpad to test out a variety of fun color schemes shown in the photo +   obviously had way too much fun with it. Laura, being super awesome, is offering a 10% discount to my readers - use the coupon code SHORT10 during checkout. Don't forget to check out the other designs + cards Laura has in the shop. These stamps make really awesome gifts - this would be the perfect addition to a housewarming gift, or to send to one of your pen pals!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Gift Guide: Valentine's Day.

I don't know about you, but I like marching to the beat of my own drum. When it comes to the holidays, I like to find unique gifts that won't collect dust [or even worse, be re-gifted]. I got my Sherlock Holmes on + found gifts that would be great for guys + gals, young + those who are young at heart! 
01. Lionel Richie  - The Definitive Collection [$8.49] For under $9, you get a hard copy containing 20 hits, plus a free MP3 download of the album. One for them, one for you. Everybody wins!
02. Hello Apparel Kids Neon Raglan 3/4 Sleeve [$28-30 $22.40-24 with coupon code makingitlovely] I love Hello Apparel! I own half a dozen items from the company + really love these unisex kids baseball tees, which are available in sizes 2 - 12.
03. Fringe - Beyond the Fringe [$10.19] Erich + I have recently become obsessed with Fringe - this is actually one of the presents I got him for Valentine's Day. Graphic novels make great gifts, plus Joshua Jackson, who portrays Peter Bishop on the FOX series, helped pen this as well.
04. Plush Unicorn Bouquet [$49.99] Instead of spending an arm + a leg on roses that won't last more than a week, opt for a bouquet of plush unicorns. Sounds strange, but I promise you, this rules.
05. Hearts + Flowers Paper Tape [$10.67] This is a great gift for your crafty pals, teachers + even little ones. This paper tape [also known as washi tape] has multiple uses + looks super cute.
06. Weekdāzed Date Art [$10] The gentlemen of Weekdāzed came up with the genius idea to create customizable works of art with the days that are important in your life. Births, engagements, wedding day, house closing date, the date of your final student loan payment, you get the idea. 
07. Giant Microbes - Heart Warming Mini Microbe Box [$19.95] Want a unique gift for the med professional or scientist in your life? These mini microbes are a surefire way to make them smile. 
08. Happy Valentine's Day 4-flavor Popcorn Tin [$29.99] The Popcorn Factory has made a two gallon tin with four flavors - butter, caramel, cheese + white cheddar. It sounds like a lot of popcorn, but once you start digging in, you'll see how fast it disappears. I'm trying to figure out how to drop the hint to Erich that I want this instead of chocolate this year. 
09. Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown [$9.96] Holidays aren't the same without Charlie Brown + the gang. If you have Amazon Prime, you can actually stream this for free!
10. POPRAGEOUS Girl Saves Boy Leggings [$65] Inspired by a piece created by street artist Banksy, these leggings would be a really fun piece to wear for your Valentine's Day date!

What are some fun items you have come across for Valentine's Day? Include links if you'd like, so other readers can check out your finds as well. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine's Day Giveaway: Michael Kors Watch.

I don't know about you, but I really dig Michael Kors watches. My friend Kaitlyn is always talking about how much she loves her MK watch + in honor of Valentine's Day, she decided that a few of us should get together + give one away.

I've teamed up with these lovely ladies below to bring you this killer giveaway. We all voted + the watches above are our top choices - if you win, you get to pick which one you like the best!
1// Kaitlyn 2// Shanna 3// Emily 4// Stephanie 5// Robin 6// Kalyn
7// Samantha 8// Lisette 9// Kristyn 10// Jami 11// Courtney 12// Ashley
13// Erin 14// Hallie 15// Jessica 16// Kim 17// Michele 18// Rebekah

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter below. This contest is open to US Residents only. The giveaway will run from February 7 - February 13, 11:59pm EST + the winner will be announced on Valentine's Day.

***All entries WILL be verified to make sure the winner has completed the entry.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Teach Me Something Thursday, Volume Twenty-Two.

According to the cheesy 80s flick, The Allnighter, "A babe in the kitchen is worth two on the beach." While some might disagree [especially if said babe in the kitchen burns water], you can't deny that a significant other who can cook is a plus. My mom whipped up a quick sweet treat that anyone can toss together!

Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter [I love Wilton cookie cutters]
Marble Pound Cake [or whichever type of loaf cake you prefer]
Whipped Cream [fresh, canned, or Cool Whip - your call]
Heart-Shaped Marshmallows [if you can't find them, order them]

1. Cut cake into three slices, about one inch thick;
2. Use cookie cutter to cut into heart shape; place cake on plate;
3. Put whipped cream on cake + spread to form a nice layer;
4. Put another piece of cake on top of whipped cream;
5. Repeat steps 3 + 4;
6. Put a dollop of whipped cream on top + place heart-shaped marshmallow on top;
7. Stuff your face like there is no tomorrow!

Super simple + delicious. Now you don't have an excuse to toss together dessert on Valentine's Day! If you have a fun Valentine's Day recipe or craft you'd like to share, contact me - I'd love to feature you.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Iron Craft '13 Challenge #2: Orange.

Orange you glad I didn't say banana? Although that would be a fun creation, I'm glad I wasn't given anything too difficult to create just yet. Sarina + I both chose orange paint for this project, but went in two entirely different directions. Sarina went the route of spray paint on shoes, while I stared at the insane amount of paint chips I snagged at Home Depot, trying to figure out what the hell I should make.

Once we were in Sarina's craft room/dungeon/lair, I was trying to associate the colors to something. I had picked up a frame earlier at Wal-Mart + knew I'd be making some sort of wall art, but was still undecided. Then, it hit me. These reminded me of Harry Potter for some reason. So, we looked up HP quotes + decided on one that would be perfect for any mischievous person - HP lover or not!

Behold, a work of art. Total project cost under $5 + is insanely awesome. :)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Let's Be Friends, Week 3.

To say that I've been behind on blogging is an understatement. I've been trying to get back into it [I told you that giveaway a day madness broke my blog bone]. I missed the second week of the Let's Be Friends link-up, but I'm back for week 3.

1. What is your favorite season?
I'm a fan of Autumn. The air is crisp, I can unpack my sweaters + take a walk with hot tea. Sounds weird, but its so soothing.

2. Favorite holiday?
Its a tie between Halloween + Christmas Eve. The build-up to both holidays is amazing. The decorations, the excitement in the air - not to mention the holiday treats.

3. Favorite type of weather?
Sun shining, with just a hint of a breeze. Cool enough to toss on a sweater, dress + a fun pair of leggings. Perfect for afternoon adventures!

If you decide to participate in Let's Be Friends, send me a link + don't forget to link-up over at Forward from the Heart!

Monday, January 28, 2013

January Cara Box Reveal.

Last month, I posted about how I finally jumped on the Cara Box bandwagon. I loved it so much, I decided to participate in January as well! This month I was paired with Jody + Jennifer. While I did a bit of research to decide what to send Jody, Jennifer did her own digging to figure out what to get the girl who doesn't make resolutions for the new year.

I was super stoked to get my package in the mail + couldn't wait to see what Jennifer chose for me. The card was perfect, as I adore animals. As soon as I saw a Star Wars reference, I knew she had done her homework.

Erich was next to me when I was opening it + even HE got into it, which is surprising. Probably because he wanted some of the goodies she included. I had mentioned to Jennifer that although I wasn't making resolutions, I wanted to make a conscious effort to eat healthier. She sent me yummy snack mix + chocolate tea [a girl after my own heart]. She also sent me one of my favorite Burt's Bee's tinted lip balm, which is perfect, as my last one was in a hoodie + made friends with the washer + dryer [whoops]. She also snagged some awesome Star Wars goodies for me, too!

There was a small comic-themed Vader notebook [perfect to stash in my bag], a fun puzzle + my favorite piece of all - a LEGO Star Wars Yoda light key chain! She went above + beyond to pack my Cara Box full of goodies, which was the highlight of my week.

Make sure you swing by + say hi to all of these lovely ladies + don't forget to swing by Wifessionals to sign up for the February Cara Box!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Teach Me Something Thursday, Volume Twenty One.

Since Valentine's Day is only weeks away, I reached out to some of my blogger buds to see if they had anything up their sleeve for Cupid's celebration. Sally had an awesome idea + even gives you alternate creations for the rosettes you make. Enjoy!

When Michele asked if I would do a TMST for Valentines Day I was super excited and knew exactly what I wanted to do.  I have the heart of a crafter but the skills of, well...not a crafter.  I can't sew, crochet or knit, so I am pretty much limited to cutting and gluing.  My FAVORITE craft to make are felt rosettes.  I love the way felt looks and the rosette looks difficult to make but is so easy!  Today I will show you how to make a felt rosette garland that combines my two favorite materials:  felt and jute!

You will need:
2 sheets (at least) of felt
Crafters glue
Hot glue
Felt hearts (pictured but not used in the end product.  I was going to add them with the rosettes but ended up liking the organic look of just the jute and flowers.)

How to make a rosette:
1)  Cut your felt in half and then in 6 squares.  To make smaller rosettes take one of those squares and  cut in to 4 more squares.


2)  Cut a circle from the square.  SAVE the scrap(s), you will need them for the banner.

3)  Cut a spiral into the center of the circle, about a half-inch wide.  Leave a nickel-sized circle in the center.  Snip the pointed tip that will be the inside of your rosette.

4)  Starting with the outside of the circle begin to wind/roll the felt.  When you reach the end the nickel-sized circle will magically fold over the back of the rosette.  Use a generous amount of crafters glue to secure the circle in place. Make sure the glue has dried completely. 

Boom!  You have a felt rosette for a banner, wreath, hair clip or any where else you like!

Time to use your scraps!  Cut circles (they don't have to be perfect) that are about the size of the back of your rosette.  You will want this extra back for the banner project.

How to make the banner:
1) Measure the space that you would like to fill and cut  a string of jute to size.

2)  Lay the jute out and place your rosettes along the line where you would like them.

3)  Squeeze a generous amount of hot glue on the back of your rosette.  Carefully place the jute in the center of the hot glue and then top it with the circle piece of felt.  Make sure it is fully attached.


4)  Continue down the line until all of the rosettes are glued in place.  Make sure the hot glue is cool and dry.

Hang your garland!

For more creative projects, recipes + fantastic fitness tips, head over to Sally's blog, Forward From The Heart.