Valentines Day Upcycled Tags on Etsy

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A few months ago my mother contracted me to make her a bunch of tags she could use for gifts and cookie trays. She loved them so much I decided to take a stab at some for my Etsy store.

They are made out of old recycled file folders and index cards.

Here are the one’s I made for my mom:

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Here are some Valentines Day versions Available now on my Etsy store:

If you’re looking for an awesome way to add beautiful detail to a gift, cookie tray, or anything, these tags are a fantastic addition. They are very sturdy and make wonderful bookmarks.

If you would like something custom for a wedding, bridal party gift, graduation gift, or sweet 16 party favors, let me know, I can do custom orders.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

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New Items Available at Sugar Beet Crafts Etsy Store

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Hi Everyone!

I have been working my fingers to the bone! I have some new and exciting stuff coming available in my Etsy store! If your super hip you can follow me at https://www.etsy.com/shop/SugarBeetCrafts! I would love it!

Here are some new items available now:

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Hope you like’um I sure do!!

Have a fantastic week!!

Adventures in Art Journaling – Black and White Tree Sketch

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Hi Everyone!

I was cleaning out the craft stuff (It’s that time of year again already!) and found myself going through some of my older sketches and journals. I found this picture I drew in college (about 16 years ago, yikes!). I went through a phase of sketching trees, no color just black and white. I can’t explain it but there is something very therapeutic about seeing an object then sketching it out.  Maybe because it takes so much focus…and the focus is on something beautiful and natural.  Anyways, I had about 3 hours between classes and one day I just sat outside and drew for the whole three hours.  It was awesome and one of my clearest memories. So I thought I would share it….

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Alrighty now its a new year lets get out those pencils and get sketching!

What is your favorite thing to sketch?

A little rain in California..

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We finally, after a long dry year, had some rain!! For me rain means mushrooms! I am a total mycology freak. I have always love mold and fungus, it fascinates my soul. So here you go some Cali Mushrooms!

What a perfect day for a mushroom family picnic.

What a perfect day for a mushroom family picnic.

A season for mushroom love.

A season for mushroom love.

Stay close to momma mushroom to stay warm

Stay close to momma mushroom to stay warm

A great day for a mushroom family photo.

A great day for a mushroom family photo.

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you have nothing but wonderful-ness to come!

Yay! Finished Project!

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Once again I apologize for the huge blog fail. I am having some issues balancing work, blogging, the etsy store and the photography (phew!) but I will figure it out.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are having a great holiday season so far.

I had been in such a beading mood, I decided to do another peyote stitch Amulet Bag. If you’re not sure what an amulet bag is, it is basically a small bag that is worn around the neck, just about heart level.  Inside the amulet bag you can put small tokens or amulets or anything that means something special to you. It is found in much of the Native American culture. Personally I love them. They make wonderful gifts you can pass down.

Here is my newest amulet bag:

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Because I have been so awful at crafting lately I have compiled a short list of super awesome blog posts with fantastic Christmas crafting ideas.

Enjoy!

Amazing Christmas Craft Ideas (45 pics) DumpADay.com – http://www.dumpaday.com/genius-ideas-2/amazing-christmas-craft-ideas-45-pics/

40 Amazing Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas You can Make Yourself Diyncrafts.com – http://www.diyncrafts.com/9513/homemade/40-amazing-christmas-gift-wrapping-ideas-can-make

Top 38 Easy and Cheap DIY Christmas Crafts Kids Can Make – Woohome.com – http://www.woohome.com/diy-2/top-38-easy-and-cheap-diy-christmas-crafts-kids-can-make
Twenty Amazing Christmas Crafts – Tots100.co.uk – http://www.tots100.co.uk/2014/12/08/twenty-amazing-christmas-crafts/

Quick Christmas Crafts – Craftsbits.com – http://craftbits.com/project/quick-christmas-crafts/

Happy Holidays! I will try to keep up!

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Y’all come back now ya here! :D

Past Peyote Stitch Projects

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Hi Everyone!

Sorry it has been so long since my last post, I was job hunting and a bit distracted. Happily I was able to find a job! Unfortunately I have been too crazy to get to any projects.  But I have been in a beading mood and working on getting some beads together for some projects.

I was going through some of my older pictures and came across some of my old bead projects and thought it would be fun to share.

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I love beads!!!!

How are your holiday projects going?

Off to decorate for Christmas… have a great week!

Upcycled Jar Pumpkin Candle Holder

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Hello!!

I hope this Halloween week has been fantastically spooky! I keep watching scary movies and giving myself nightmares!

I have one more Jar Project for Halloween. The recycled Jar Pumpkin Candle Holder! This project is super simple!

What you need:

  • A Jar
  • Some Paint – Acrylic works really well
  • Mod Podge- optional
  • green string or ribbon
  • battery candle

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Add just a few drops of the paint and Mod Podge to the jar. I used a bit of ink spray but it just to brighten the color.

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Then put the cap on, and shake and swirl. You may have to do this a few times while it dries to get the right amount of paint around it.  I wanted it a little clear and streaky so i just let it dry as is. but you can keep coating until its nice and consistent.

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Once done with the paint, flip the jar upside down on a plate or stack of old newspapers so the excess paint has somewhere to go. Let dry.

I drew the face on with sharpie while the cap was on and I was swirling the paint around, but you can certainly wait until its dry. I did intend to Mod Podge the eyes nose and mouth with a fine brush then add black glitter, I was just too busy.

After everything is dry, add a bit of glue or Mod Podge to the very top of the jar and add either string or ribbon for a more finished look.

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Once that is dry, add your battery candle and enjoy!!

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