Monday, July 23, 2012

Funky Lime Green & Purple Wreath

I was already getting tired of the wreath I made about a month ago.... so why not make another one?

I love these colors together. All of the items to make the wreath were about $22 from Michaels. It would have been less if I had brought my coupon with me. I would have saved like $2.50. Oh well.

I used a grapevine wreath, one large flower, one bushel of purple feather flower things, 2 sprays of glass purple and green beads, one letter J, one spool of ribbon and green paint. Cut it all up and shoved it in the wreath.

It was really easy to make, just had to wait for the paint to dry. Hope you guys like it!

Close up of the cute flowers and glass beads.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Crochet Bangle

I made these cool bracelets for my friend Candice for her birthday. She loves unique and quirky things, so I thought that this would be perfect.

I bought these plastic bangles at Micheals for $1 each, not too bad. Then tie off the yarn to the bracelet. I use a L crochet hook but you can use any size you would like.

Go to the top of the bracelet with your hook, wrap the yarn around to start your stitch. Take the hook to the bottom of the bracelet and pick up yarn, bring hook to the top of the bracelet, yarn over and pull thru 2 loops. This is basically a single crochet but you have to pull thru 2 loops to get around bracelet.


 The thread will roll around the bangle which is ok. Make sure that all of the knots are pulled tight for a neater look.

Continue this all around bracelet, pushing the thread close together to cover bangle.

When crochet is complete, cut off end and weave thru bracelet to hide string.

The crochet row is not straight so you will need to turn the yarn around the bracelet to get it in a pattern that you like. I like it kind of zig zag.

These are fun and easy to make. I am totally making some of these in Hokie colors for football season!

Let me know if you have any questions.