DIY Hello Burlap Banner by Amy K. // Homemade with Love Day #3

Hello!  Welcome to day 3 of the Homemade with Love post week!  I just returned from a crafty weekend filled not only with papercrafting but crafting in general.  It is always fun to use our papercrafting supplies for other projects that are fun to make as well.  I created a mini burlap banner using mostly Taylored Expressions felt (because it is fantastic quality) and dies from Right at Home.

DIY Hello Burlap Banner by Amy K. // Homemade with Love Day #3 - rightathomeshop.com/blog

The banner is nothing fancy but will give some sunshine to a friend of mine who is going through a rough time.  I started by trimming 3 rectangles of burlap.  I didn't back the burlap with anything before working with it as its not going to be handled much once its hung. 

DIY Hello Burlap Banner by Amy K. // Homemade with Love Day #3 - rightathomeshop.com/blog

Using dies from the Find the Beauty Die Set, I die cut various blooms and "leaves" from colors of felt.   Once cut, I arranged them on my burlap rectangles how I wanted them.  To attach them to the burlap, I simply stitched them using French Knots and a few stitches on the back side.  I love the simplicity of only using French Knots!  I also die cut the "hello" word die from Find the Beauty Die Set using black felt and used Glossy Accents to adhere to my middle banner.  Once done, I simply attached my three banners to thick twine with mini white clothes pins. 

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Hope you enjoyed today's post! Make sure to check back tomorrow for another homemade project.

Amy K.

DIY Felt Bookmark + Tag by Laurie C. // Homeade with Love Day #2

Hi all and welcome to day two of the Homemade with Love post week!!  This is such an awesome idea!  I make a lot of cards but not a lot of other crafty stuff, even though I love making other things, my comfort zone is definitely cards. For my project today, I decided to go with a bookmark.  A felt bookmark!  I love felt. I especially love die cutting felt!!  I have a stash that consists of PaperTrey Ink and Taylored Expression felt.  They are both lovely.

DIY Felt Bookmark + Tag by Laurie C. // Homeade with Love Day #2 - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I went through my stash of RAH dies and picked my faves.  For the base of my bookmark, I used the tag die from the Folded Gift Tag Die Set and cut it twice from some pink felt.  I cut the reinforcement from grey felt.  I don't have any felt glue but I find that Glossy Accents works really well!!

DIY Felt Bookmark + Tag by Laurie C. // Homeade with Love Day #2 - rightathomeshop.com/blog
DIY Felt Bookmark + Tag by Laurie C. // Homeade with Love Day #2 - rightathomeshop.com/blog
DIY Felt Bookmark + Tag by Laurie C. // Homeade with Love Day #2 - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I then took the coffee cup, foam, spoon and heart dies from the Cup of Joy Die Set.  I cut the cup out twice from some aqua felt, the spoon out of grey felt and the heart from the pink felt. Before adhering the two cups together, I stitched the heart on with some embroidery floss.  I also added a few details to the cup and the spoon.

I adhered all the pieces together and this is the result:

DIY Felt Bookmark + Tag by Laurie C. // Homeade with Love Day #2 - rightathomeshop.com/blog

Now to give this as a gift, I created a small card.  I cut two of the smaller rectangles from the Find the Beauty Die Set.  I scored one of them 1/4 inch from the top and applied double sided tape adhesive and attached the pieces together, this creates a card. 

DIY Felt Bookmark + Tag by Laurie C. // Homeade with Love Day #2 - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I stamped a sentiment from the How Have You Bean? stamp set on the bottom of the front panel and used a repositionable adhesive to adhere the tag to the front.  I find that this will hold nicely without causing harm to the felt!

I love the way this bookmark turned out and I know exactly who to give it to!!  Thank you for joining me today!  Make sure you come back tomorrow for another incredible project!!

Laurie C.

DIY Seed Packet Favors by Nicole // Homemade with Love Day #1

Good morning, friends!

I hope the sun is shining and the birds are merrily chirping wherever you are. We finally have some mild weather here in MA which means I have my flip flops out and ready to go. I'm so happy that spring is finally here today especially because this week my DT and I are hosting a Homemade with Love blog series! Each day a different member will be sharing a DIY project perfect for celebrating the spring season. I'm up first with these cute DIY seed packet favors that take no time at all but are oh so cute.

DIY Seed Packet Favors by Nicole // Homemade with Love Day #1 - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I wanted to create something that was quick and simple with minimal supplies. I decided it might be fun to pick up some seed packets and decorate them for an unexpected gift idea. I chose a few of my favorite packets based on the pretty floral images they had printed on the front. I used the colors of the package as my palette for the rest of my design.

DIY Seed Packet Favors by Nicole // Homemade with Love Day #1 - rightathomeshop.com/blog

Along the top of the packet I folded over a small doily and wrapped some thick jute around it a few times. I added a little banner tag that I stamped with a sentiment from my Bunny Hugs set. It works perfectly for this project doesn't it?! I also added a few paper tassels from my Folded Sweetheart Die Set. I don't use them enough!

DIY Seed Packet Favors by Nicole // Homemade with Love Day #1 - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I'm super excited to see what the rest of the team has up their crafty sleeves. I already had a sneak peek of what's coming tomorrow and I have a feeling you're going to love it...stay tuned!

Happy spring!

Nicole

P.S. I held this same series last year. See all the posts here!