Tips To Making A T-Shirt Quilt

Tips To Making A T-Shirt Quilt

 

 

"Tips To Making A T-Shirt Quilt"

T-Shirt Quilt displayed at Graduation Party

 

I bet you thought I had forgotten I had a blog!!  Well, I have been extremely busy with a granddaughter’s graduation, vacation and planting a garden.  But for one week I spent most of it working on a T-Shirt Quilt for my granddaughter, so I want to share some “Tips To Making A T-Shirt Quilt.”

The “Tips To Making A T-Shirt Quilt,” are things I learned while putting it together!  When you look at the examples of a t-shirt quilt online, on pinterest, it looks really simple but when you don’t read all the information that is available it can make putting one together a very tedious project.   There are a number helpful youtubes and online tutorials to make your t-shirt quilt a success!!

Even though I did mess up some and didn’t follow the instructions that would have made it a whole lot easier to put together it was a success in my eyes because my granddaughter loved it!!!

“Tips To Making A T-Shirt Quilt”

  • Make sure to have a consistent size blocks, makes it a lot easier to put together.
  • Use fusible light weight fusing on the back of each block to prevent the t-shirt fabric from stretching.
  • Sew your binding together and follow this method of attaching it to the quilt.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GVA05MxXTU
  • Have an area that you can lay your sewn together squares flat down, then place your quilt batting on top of the squares & pin both layers together. 

These might not be the most instructive tips but they are the tips that will help me the next time and I won’t make the same foolish mistakes.  Of course it is important that you have some sewing experience but if you haven’t had much experience sewing there are plenty of tutorials online to guide you through.  

The most rewarding part of making this quit even though it wasn’t anywhere near perfect was the tears that my granddaughter shed when she saw the personal message that I had put on one of the back corners of the quilt using my Cricut  https://heyletsmakestuff.com/how-to-use-cricut-iron-on-vinyl/ and vinyl lettering.   

 

"Tips To Making A T-Shirt Quilt"

Personal Message to granddaughter

 

 Tutorials that I found to be very helpful.

https://monicapare.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/how-to-make-a-t-shirt-quilt-for-dummies/

https://feltmagnet.com/textiles-sewing/How-to-Make-a-T-Shirt-Quilt-for-Beginners-a-Step-by-Step-Guide

 

 

Finished T-Shirt Quilt

 




Finding Your Crafting Niche

Finding Your Crafting Niche

 

 

Finding Your Crafting Niche

Craft Projects

 

I guess I have always been one of those people that likes DIY projects, I can remember back to childhood when my brothers, which I had 4 & was in the middle of them, would did “Fox Holes” when playing Army making our DIY battle field, or we will build our own “Tree House.”  I would even rake up leaves to form them into the outline of a house.  So “Finding Your Crafting Niche,” might have been something you started way back when.

 

How many of you remember playing with “Paper Dolls?”  I had tons of them, being the only girl I had to play girly things by myself a lot of the time, my all time favorite paper dolls was the “Lennon Sisters.”  As I got into my junior high years in school I started Home Economics Class & there I learned how to sew, something I carried on for years, making my children’s clothes and lots of my own, so I guess Craftiness has been a huge part of my life.

 

Finding Your Crafting Niche

Lennon Sisters Paper Dolls

 

So of course this Christmas when my daughter bought me the Cricut Explore Air I delved into another area of craft, I have to tell you there is just so much you can do with the Cricut, I have only experimented with a small portion of all you can do with the Cricut. If you are at all interested in making your own sayings on shirts this is the way to go and so much information on the Internet, tutorials, youtubes and podcasts, that there isn’t an excuse not to learn how to make those personalized vinyl projects.

You will find a number of the crafts I have made using the Cricut, but also other crafts using polymesh, a hot glue gun and fabric.  Check out some of the other blog post with the crafts I have completed.  I have to say one of my favorites is the Pop-Up Box Cards, I just think they are so unique and so easy to make and personalize.

Now if you want to get started with crafts using the Cricut let me direct you to what you need to get started!!!

Obviously you will need:

  • Cricut Machine:  Click on the link at the top of this page and you will find a machine of your choice.
  • Cricut Tool Set:  Comes in very handy for your vinyl projects, there are tool sets that you can buy in hardward store that will work too, but this set is really nice. 
  • Cricut Cutting Mats:  There are Standard and Light Grip and in different sizes. (6 X 12″, 12 X 12″ or 12 X 24″).
  • Cricut Vinyl:  This doesn’t have to be Cricut Vinyl specifically, but there are so many sites that have vinyl for sale or of course your craft stores, Michaels, Joann Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, plus vinyl stores online.
  • Going online and starting with the Cricut Design Center and using the Access program to make your first project will give you a good taste of how the Cricut works.  And once you get hooked on using the Cricut you can always sign up for a year Cricut Access where you will find fonts, images & projects.  

Any questions, please leave them in my comment section.  If you are looking to buy a Cricut or Access check out the links here on my blog.  Enjoy “Finding Your Crafting Niche.”

Vinyl Online: https://expressionsvinyl.com

Learning the Cricut:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RBM1TUNzuY

 




DIY Low Cost Cotton Boll Stems

DIY Low Cost Cotton Boll Stems

 

DIY Low Cost Cotton Boll Stem

DIY Low Cost Cotton Boll Stem

 

I first saw the Cotton Boll Stems on the Fixer Upper show, loved how they looked and then I saw them at Hobby Lobby at 50% off, wanted to buy them but still too expensive, but then I happen to see a tutorial on how to make your own, so here we are, “DIY Low Cost Cotton Boll Stems.”

What you need to make these stems is so low cost and yet they look so great.

  • Cotton Balls
  • Tree Stems
  • Pine Cones
  • Hot Glue Gun

 

DIY Low Cost Cotton Boll Stems

Branches, cotton balls and pine cones.

 

 

I just went out to my yard and found tree branches laying around in the yard, how much cheaper could you get? I also found the pine cones in my yard, now I realize everyone doesn’t have pine cones laying around so you may have to purchase some large ones or maybe you can find some around in your neighborhood, park or even a cemetery.  I would suggest looking for the larger cones they work the best.  You will have to pull the pieces off the cone, you may want to use a pliers and try to pick cones that don’t have the sap on them it can get quite sticky.

 

DIY Low Cost Cotton Stem Bolls

Pine Cone Pieces

 

Put a dollop of hot glue in the middle of the cotton ball, I indented mine a little before putting the glue on.

 

DIY Low Cost Cotton Boll Stem

Glue in center of cotton ball

 

I then stuck the cotton ball onto the branch, be careful not burn yourself, push the ball down and form it into a nice cotton boll.

 

DIY Low Cost Cotton Boll Stem

Attached Cotton Ball onto branch.            

Attaching cotton onto stems

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now it is onto adding your pine cone scales to form your shell for the cotton boll.  I used 4 scales per cotton boll, you can judge how many work for your cotton bolls.  I put glue down from about the middle of the scale to the bottom so they would stick well on the cotton boll and somewhat on the stem.

 

DIY Low Cost Cotton Boll Stem

Attaching pine cone pieces onto cotton ball.       

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just continue applying the cotton bolls and pine cone scales and until you think they look full enough.  I didn’t put as many on my branches as I could of so use your judgement to how you would like it to look.

 

There are plenty of ideas for making these Cotton Boll Stems online if you need more inspiration.

 

And here you have it “DIY Low Cost Cotton Boll Stems.”

 

 

Cotton Boll Stem

 

 

 

 

 




DIY Deco Mesh Spring Wreath

DIY Deco Mesh Spring Wreath

 

DIY Deco Mesh Spring Wreath

DIY Deco Mesh Spring Wreath

 

I just needed some Spring added to my house and so what could be more attractive then a bring colorful wreath.  Alas, my “DIY Deco Mesh Spring Wreath.”

I have never worked with the Deco Mesh for a wreath before, I had shared back in December the Deco Mesh Garland that I made: http://grammescountrysplendor.com/budget-candy-cane-garland/  that was my first time working with the deco mesh. 

So here are the supplies you will need to make your “DIY Deco Mesh Spring Wreath.”

  • 1-21″ Deco Mesh Roll (color of choice)
  • 4-10″ Deco Mesh Rolls (color of choice)
  • Wire Ring 
  • Chenille Stems
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Flowers
  • Ribbons

 

DIY Deco Mesh Spring Wreath

Supplies for DIY Deco Mesh Spring Wreath

 

The colors I used were the blue, green, pink, yellow, lime green & purple and it is a 14″ wire wreath ring.

I started by cutting my 4-10″ rolls into 10″ pieces, then I attached the chenille stems on the ring, I have to tell you that I wasn’t really sure just how many or where to place these, but I ended up doing 2 on each section of the ring for all 4 levels of the ring.  You can cut layers of the 10″ deco mesh at once, makes it go faster.

 

DIY Deco Mesh Spring Wreath

Cutting 10″ pieces of   deco mesh.

DIY Deco Mesh Spring Wreath

Cutting layers of mesh

DIY Deco Mesh Spring Wreath

Wire Ring with chenille stems

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now it comes to the attaching the deco mesh step.  I started with the 21″ roll of deco mesh, you just take the end of it and attach it on the outside part of the ring, I didn’t attach it on each ring, but you can experiment and see what you like best, you just kind of puff it as you attach it, whatever you like works!!  

 

First layer of deco mesh

 

Once you have the 21″ deco mesh attached you can start attaching the 10″ pieces wherever you like, just roll them and fold in half and attach and you are on your way to forming your, “DIY Deco Mesh Spring Wreath.”

 

DIY Deco Mesh Spring Wreath

Attaching 10″ pieces onto ring.

 

Once you have all you deco mesh attached and are satisfied with how it looks you can cut your ribbon, I used the wire ribbon, it holds it’s shape better.  I cut my ribbon 10″ long and then cut the a V out of the ends, attached it to the wreath as I thought looked good.  I did not hide the chenille stems, since I used silver shiny stems I thought they added a nice touch to the wreath and actually you don’t see much of them anyway.  I also added the flowers at this time just securing them with the chenille stems also.  

 

All the 10″ pieces attached                                          

DIY Deco Mesh Spring Wreath

Flowers added to wreath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And Ta Da there is the finished “DIY Deco Mesh Spring Wreath.”

 

DIY Deco Mesh Spring Wreath

DIY Deco Mesh Spring Wreath

 

 

Because I had not made one of these before I needed some guidance and here is a link to a youtube that helped me along.  And also I purchased my Deco Mesh online here is a great link for a good price on the deco mesh:

 

I hope you enjoyed this DIY Deco Mesh Spring Wreath share.  Leave a comment!!

 

 




Blessings Vinyl Wall Decal

Blessings Vinyl Wall Decal

 

 

Blessings Vinyl Wall Decal

Blessing Vinyl Wall Decal

 

Yesterday I took on a new challenge with my Cricut, I made my first wall decal, “Blessings Vinyl Wall Decal.”  

I am sorry I don’t have any picture instructions, it slipped my mind to take pictures of the process.  I did have some issues while doing this project, good thing it was just a trial run.  I actually was doing this as a practice before doing the main project I wanted the saying for.  My daughter-in-law had asked me to do her a wall hanging on wood for her dining room and the Blessings For the Food saying is what she wants on the 22″ X 28″ board.

So in experimenting with the vinyl I had for a wall decal I had to print it out on a 12″ X 24″ mat, so I had to first order some mats that size.  I used the standard grip mat, it might have been too sticky for the vinyl I used, but I have had problems with this vinyl before, so I am not really sure it if was the mat or the vinyl.  I have to be honest, I bought this vinyl at Hobby Lobby, I love Hobby Lobby but I won’t buy their Paper Studio vinyl again, I have had problems with cutting it and in this case I had problems getting the backing to peel off of the mat and like I said it could have been because the mat was too sticky.

Once I got the whole saying removed from the mat I proceeded to cut the words apart from the 12 X 24″ printed piece.  I am still learning so I am sure there is a process where the words might all print in the exact order of the saying, but I have of yet figured that out and at this point it really worked okay doing it the way I did.

One thing you have to make sure when working with placing the wall decal on the wall is rubbing it on there really well with a scraper so that the letters/words adhere to the wall and release from the transfer paper.  I did use just plain contact paper for my transfer paper, there is transfer paper made specifically for working with vinyl but contact paper is cheaper and does work really well, I have used it in a few different projects.  

As I get more experienced at the whole Cricut/Vinyl process I will post some tips on how to use the vinyl.  Don’t be afraid to step out and take the challenge of a wall decal, they really aren’t that difficult and there are just so many, “How to do,” tutorials out there, just such a sweet way to decorate or put a message out to others.

I hope my “Blessings Vinyl Wall Decal” encouraged you to make a wall decal for yourself.

 

 

 




Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Cards

Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Cards

 

Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Cards

Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Cards

 

 

I made a couple of these cards for my son & grandson’s birthdays, I just thought they were so unique, I just had to make more of these “Amazing Fun Pop-Up Cards.”  

You can make these cards in any colors and designs that you want, that is what is so unique about them.  Here are the other 2 cards I made to just give you an example of what you can do with them.

 

 

Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Cards

Pop-Up-Box Cards”

 

 

So let’s get started on a little how to for these “Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Cards.”  I made the pop-up pieces using the Design Space on my Cricut and then I followed a youtube tutorial for the construction of the pop-up box card.  Cutting my pieces in accordance to the measurements for using with a standard size envelope.  The picture below shows the measurements for each of the pieces you will need:

  • 1 piece at 9 1/4″ X 5 1/2″
  • 1 piece at 3 3/4″ X 2″
  • 2 pieces at 5 1/4″ X 2″ (1 of these should be white for writing a message on)
  • 3 pieces at 2 3/4″ X 2″
  • 6 pieces at 2 3/8″ X 2 (may make these of 2 different color or designs)

 

 

Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Cards

Paper Measurements

 

 

Once you have those cut it is time to go on and score the pieces for forming the box part of the card.  I purchase myself a scoring board which sure is a nifty item, works great for scoring my pieces right at the needed markings.   You will need to score the 9 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ piece on the long side at 2 1/8″, 4 1/4″, 6 3/8″ & 8 1/2,” then turn to the short end and score at 2 1/2″.  Then take the 3 3/4″ X 2″ and score on long side at 3/4″ and 3″, turn and score at the middle, fold each end that was score into a zig zap shape. Once your pieces are scored it is time to cut your large piece so that it will form your box, cut it up on the 2 1/2″ score line on the larger piece. Cut off the extra tab and trim off corner of tab for a nice clean edge, and then you will see your box start to take form.  

Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Card

Martha Stewart Score     Board                                                                                                                                                      

Scored Cardstock

Cut piece for box card

Box taking form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now that we have those pieces scored and cut it is time to place the other pieces into their perspective spots.  I am going to post the pictures of my pieces but the best way to see how to do this is to follow this great youtube of how to make the “Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Cards”.  I would try to explain all these steps but I am really a visual person and it is just easier to watch a demonstration then have to explain it.  To secure my pieces into place I used Craft Easy-Tear Tape that I purchased at Micheals Craft Store.  

 

 

Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Card

Easy Tear Tape 

5 1/2″ & 2″ panel pieces

Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Card

2 3/4″ X 2″ panel

2 3/8″ X 2″ panel

Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Card

Folded Card with Write on Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know this isn’t a complete tutorial on how to make this card but it is an introductory to perk your interest, if you go to the youtube that I have put the link to you will see the full instructions and also see how “Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Cards” are to make.

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Pop-Up Box Card

Happy Birthday Pop-Up Box Card

 

 

I hope you enjoyed learning how to make the “Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Cards”.  Make sure to pick up a scoring board to make this diy a smooth easy project.  

 

 




Money Saving Organization Tips

Money Saving Organization Tips

 

Messy Closet needs organization

  

 

Organization is a very good way to keep your house in order so I want to let you in on a few of my, “Money Saving Organization Tips.”

I have found that when I have things organized it is so much easier to keep my house clean and sure takes less time to clean the house on a regular basis.  I have a relative that whenever I went to her house I always wondered how come her house was always clean and my house was always a mess!  One day when I was her watching her kids I opened a closet to find something and “Oh My, I nearly was attacked by all the things that came tumbling out of that closet,” I found her secret cleanliness!!!

But now on the serious side the, “Money Saving Organization Tips.”

  • A cleaning/organizing system.
  • Low cost ways to organize.

I once read a book about keeping a file box of a cleaning system and setting up a schedule of daily, weekly, monthly and/or yearly cleaning.  That book was, Sidetracked Home Executives, I have to tell you this book is full of humor along with a great system to not only clean your home and keep it clean but to also have a system to help you complete other task throughout the year.  I really think you would enjoy this book, one of the statements on the front of the book is, “From Pigpen to Paradise,” that statement alone says so much about how it can help one to get organized.  Make sure to click on the link at the bottom of this post and order the book for yourself.

 

Money Saving Organization Tips

Cleaning infographics

 

 

Then there is the few organization tips I found that help me stay organized and my cleaning supplies easily accessible.  I really despise when I can’t find something and I know that having a good organization is a marvelous way of helping me not to be frustrated when trying to find something.  Makes me think of when my mother-in-law would come to visit years ago, she has since passed away, but she would say to me, “you seem to always be looking for something.” Having things really organized sure does makes life so much more relaxed. So one thing I did was put my loose photos in a file system in picture boxes, then when I wanted a picture of my children all I had to do was go to that divider and look through the photos.  Of course now with all the digital photo systems people don’t have all the loose photos like us older people but yet it is a system that really works for me.

 

Then I hated having to get on my knees to find all my cleaning supplies under the sink.  It seemed like it was so hard to find anything under the sink because it is always so dark under there and you had to move so many other cleaning supplies to find one item.  So I found this great organization idea on pinterest, DIY Cleaning Closet, not only did I use the over the door hanging cleaning supplies system, I also did the paper towelling storage, I love this system.  The best part about the organization/storage I use, they are cheap shoe storage systems. When my husband ask me, “do we have any window cleaner?” I can just right to the closet door and grab the window cleaner without have to crawl under the sink.

 

Money Saving

Over the door cleaning organization

Money Saving Organization Tips

Paper Toweling Organization

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh believe me I don’t have all the cleaning and organization under control but it sure does help to have some areas in a good order.

 

I hope you enjoyed “Money Saving Organization Tips” post and that is gives you some helps to having a more organized home!!  Don’t forget to leave a comment and also pick up your book, “Sidetracked Home Executives.”




Patriotic Rolled Flowers Shadow Box

Patriotic Rolled Flowers Shadow Box

 

 

Patriotic Rolled Flowers Shadow Box

Patriotic Rolled Flowers Shadow Box

 

I am having so much fun with my Cricut, I just wanted to share my latest project, the “Patriotic Rolled Flowers Shadow Box.”

 

The rolled flowers really aren’t very hard to make, they actually are kind of fun! So follow along and see how this “Patriotic Rolled Flowers Shadow Box,” was put together.  

The supplies you will need to make this shadow box is:

  • Shadow Box, size of your choice.
  • Cardstock, red, white and blue.
  • Glue, I used Tacky Glue.
  • Quilling Tool.
  • Light Grip Mat.

 

Patriotic Rolled Flower Shadow Box

Pattern for 3D Rose Flower

 

 

 

 

 

 

So obviously you do need the Cricut and with it you go to the designs category and pick out the 3D flower pattern, I used the pattern with the rounded scalloped edges, I cut out 4 blue, 8 red and 8 white. 

 

 

Cut 3D Flower Pattern

Patriotic Rolled Flowers Shadow Box

Red, White & Blue 3D Flowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Now it is on to learning how to roll the roses, this is where the quilling tool comes in to play.  After cutting out your flower pattern you take the quilling tool and if you want you can turn the edges of the flower form down as in the pictures, next step is to wind up the flower form into a rose.  There are videos that show how to do these flowers much better then I can begin to explain, Paper Flower Tutorial.

 

 

Quilling Tool

Turning the edges like a rose petal

All the petals rolled under.

Rolling the 3D form into a flower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

After having rolled and glued all my flowers I placed them onto the back drop paper and glued them into place.  

Patriotic Rolled Flowers Shadow Box

3D Flowers Ready for Framing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also decided I wanted to put a patriotic saying on the glass of the shadow box and so I chose words from the song, “You’re A Grand Old Flag.”  So there you have it my “Patriotic Rolled Flowers Shadow Box.”  

 

Patriotic Rolled Flowers Shadow Box

Patriotic Rolled Flowers Shadow Box

 

 

 




Money Saving Laundry Soap

Money Saving Laundry Soap

Money Saving Laundry Soap

Money Saving Laundry Soap

 

 

If you have been following me on my blog you should know by now that I like to save money and “Money Saving Laundry Soap” is one of the ways that I save all year through.

 

 

Money Saving Laundry Soap

Laundry Soap Recipes

 

 

I have tried a few different DIY laundry soaps and I can’t say that I have been disappointed in any of them, some of them take a little more work & time to make but I have found they all clean my laundry well.

Today I am going to share with you the 3 laundry soaps that I have personally made and used, hopefully you will find one that works for you and saves you money as it does me.

Most the time there are 4 main ingredients and they are:

  • Washing Soda
  • Fels-Naphta Soap/Grated Soap
  • Borax
  • Water
  1. Smelling Amazing Laundry Soap. There are recipes that include using essential oils for scents and also some will use Dawn Dish Detergent or Oxi-Clean, there are many varieties of “Money Saving Laundry Soap.”Smell Amazing Laundry Soap. This is an easy quick laundry detergent, I have used this one often and am always satisfied with the cleaning outcome.  It is just a matter of grating the fels-naphta soad, pouring boiling water over it, stirring it until all the grated soap is dissolved.  Add in the washing soda and borax, pour into a jug or 2 depending on how much you are making, I usually make 2 milk jugs full at a time.  Smell Amazing Laundry Soap.
  2. Creamy Mom’s Super Laundry Sauce.  I really like this one, I like the creamy texture, it takes a little more effort to make and it makes 2 quart jars.  As with the previous recipeI made a double batch, I don’t like to have to make the laundry soap too often.  Once I was done making it I emptied it into a square plastic container with a lid, made it easier to get at over the jars. Mom’s Super Laundry Sauce.
  3. Family Sized Liquid Laundry Soap. This makes a 5 gallon bucket of soap, good for a family, in our house it is just me and my husband and of course the dog, so making a smaller quantity is good for me, but if you have a family you might want to try this recipe for a larger amount.  I have used it but like I said I don’t need that large quantity at a time.   Liquid Laundry Soap-Family Sized Batch.

 

Money Saving Laundry Soap

Large loads of laundry

 

 

So there you have it 3 laundry soaps to save you money all year round I hope you find this blog useful and help to save you money.  

Leave a comment and let me know how you liked the “Money Saving Laundry Soap” recipes I shared.

 




DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holders

DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holders

DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holder

DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holders

 

I needed some new Valentine decorations to use for the John 3:16 Meal we were having at church, so I thought I would try my hand at making these being I had all I need to make my “DIY Glitter HeartCandle Holders.”

There are a few steps to prepare these jars for this sweet candle holder, but before I delve into steps I just want to say you can use mason jars for this project, but I had these jars and figured I would put them to good use.

  • Wash the jars good with warm soapy water.
  • If you have any glue residue on them clean that off too.
  • You will need a few items: tape, craft paint, modge podge, glitter and foam brush.

DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holders

Supplies needed for DIY

DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holders

Cleaned jars

 

 

 

 

 

Now that you have everything gathered together you are ready to start the, “DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holders.”  So after you have the jars washed up, dried off and any glue residue removed, which by the way I removed my glue residue with Goo Be Gone, works really well.  You will need to secure a heart shape on the outside of the jar, you want it really secure so that no craft paint, or glitter get into the heart shaped space.  

 

I made my heart by tracing a heart from my nifty heart template and then put painters tape over the heart and cut it out, pulled the heart shaped tape from off of the paper heart and secured it onto the jar.  

DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holders

Painter’s Tape Heart

DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holders

Ready for cutting the heart out.

DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holder

Ready to pull off of paper and place on jar.                    

DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holder

Heart secured onto jar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now we are ready to put the craft paint onto the jar, pour some craft paint into a shallow container and dip your foam brush in it, then paint your jar all around the jar, let the paint dry and then we are ready to brush the modge podge onto the jar. You can pull the tape heart off and carefully brush modge podge on around the heart, sprinkle with glitter and let it dry again for a few hours.

DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holder.

Craft paint and Glitter.

 

Once it has dried, before giving it that second coat gently tap the jar on a hard service to get any excess glitter off. It is time for another coat of modge podge and glitter, let it dry again, I let mine dry overnight and then I coated it one more time with modge podge to seal it up good.

 

 

DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holders

DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holders