Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Marvelous Mess

Welcome to my Marvelous Mess party!

Out of a dry spell of posting, for some reason I came up with two different tutorials this week! If you didn't get a chance to see them, here they are:


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wet Felted Easter Egg Tutorial

Here is a really simple Easter Egg craft for you OR your children! These eggs look fantastic and are a fun take on the traditionally smooth and shiny Easter Egg.

Here is what you need:
Stryofoam Eggs
Wool Roving (many colors)
Hot Soapy Water
Cold Water
Needle Felting Supplies (optional)

~Take your egg and wrap a long piece of roving around it, try to cover it from different directions. You can add multiple pieces of roving if you'd like at this point. I used some needle felting to tack them into place to make the wet work easier, but you don't have to do that if you don't want to.
~Place the roving covered egg in the hot soapy water and roll it around in your hands, making sure you get a lot of soap and water on it every now and then. The wool fibers will slowly begin to shrink around the egg. Once the roving is feeling a little more firmly in place, you can be more wild with the agitation of the wool... in the beginning you'll have to go pretty easy. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Making a Giant Bean Bag

I went shopping the other day and at the mall there was a new store selling Giant Bean Bags. But, at about $420....these were completely out of my range. I knew I could make them myself, and do it much more cheaply! So. I did.

If you would like to make a giant bean bag here are the supplies you'll need:
Zipper (20+ inches)
Two Tapestries (or queen size flat sheets)
EPS Beans (Bean bag Beans)
Dryer Sheet
*You can find suppliers of EPS beads on line....I was in a rush to finish this project and bought them online at Bed Bath and Beyond. I bought 6 bags at $14.99 each)*
On the whole this project cost me about $100.....not bad when I could have spent close to 5 times that!