Hop Along With our Spring Pillow Project

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This week is all about inspiration, and from one of our favorite places Pinterest.  Being that a pile of fabric strips were sitting at the end of the craft table, a quilted project seemed like a perfect way to go.  The search began and found a little inspiration though this photo.

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With strips of torn fabric, the basket weave effect came to be.  Once each strip was in place, using fusible fleece, the front woven panel was then ironed together and trimmed along each side.  The back panel of the pillow was then constructed from one solid piece of fabric and ironed on to fusible fleece as well.

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The bunny was cut from two piece of white fabric fused together using fusible web, light weight.  Found a bunny pattern on Pinterest here and cut out from fabric.  Added thread for the eye.  Used SpraynBond Fusible Adhesive Spray for the backside and ironed on to the pillow to keep in place as it was stitched to the pillow.  The pillow was then constructed, stuffed and completed with a stitched side and a pom-pom tail.

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Spring Bunny Pillow by Andrea Budjack

Supplies:
SprayNBond Fusible Adhesive Spray
HeatnBond Fusible Fleece
Fabrics
Pillow form or stuffing
Flower trims

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If you search Pinterest for altered composition books, there is tons of fabulous inspiration available. They make a nice, personalized and cheap gift!

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Start with a plain composition book – many dollar stores carry them.

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Using Therm O Web Super Stik, completely coat the cover of the book and the back side of patterned paper with adhesive. Coating the cover and the paper insures permanent sticking power.

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Don’t cover the binding with patterned paper. Instead use some Therm O Web SuperTape Sheets and a wide ribbon or trim.

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Cut strips of the Therm O Web SuperTape Sheets and completely cover the binding:

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Peel off the red protective backing an apply ribbon and trim to fit. Once the cover and binding are done, decorate the cover with other embellishments. (Zots are perfect for adding buttons!)

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Next, to make tabbed pages, cover several pages with Therm O Web Memory Runner XL adhesive and cover with patterned paper here:

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and here:

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For a page with a seam, cover the seam with Sticky Lines:

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and add a trim:

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And there you have it, a very inexpensive but super cute gift inspired by Pinterest!

Altered Composition Book by Rebecca Keppel

Supplies:

Sticky Lines
XL Tape Runner
Super Stik Glue Stick
Composition Book
Papers and Embellishments
🙂 Rebecca

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Pinterest Inspiration Week

There are so many great things to look at on Pinterest that I’ll often pop over there for “just a minute”, only to find out that half an hour has gone by. Here in Boston we have had our fill of winter. Between the blizzard two weekends ago and another storm this past weekend, it seems like maybe old Mr. Groundhog got it wrong after all. When I went to Pinterest in search of my inspiration for this project, I was looking for something to take my mind off of winter. Here is what I came up with:
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and here is the project – a beach themed breakfast tray.

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Start with an unfinished wood tray from the craft store then sand, paint, and adhere a collage of patterned papers (SuperStik Glue Stick and a Sticky Tape Runner work well for this). Then dry brush white paint over the whole thing. What really sets this tray apart is the jute wrapped handles.

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Sticky Lines is the perfect adhesive for this – it works like hot glue only without the mess!

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Cut a piece of Sticky Lines adhesive to the length of the top edge of the handle, peel off one side of the liner,

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and adhere. Keep the top of the liner in place until you have attached the bottom piece.

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Cut another piece and adhere to the underside of the handle.

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Adhere one end of a length of jute to the bottom edge of the handle. Inexpensive garden twine works well for this.

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Start wrapping…

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it really doesn’t take too long, but go slowly so that there are no gaps in the jute.

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When you get to the end, you might need to add a small sliver of adhesive to the end of the jute to keep it in place. I also used fine tipped scissors to trim the fuzzy ends of the twine that were sticking out – this made the handle smoother and nicer to hold.

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Thanks for visiting!

Supplies:

Therm O Web

Sticky Lines
SuperStik Permanent Glue Stick
Sticky Tape Runner

Other

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Wood bedside tray – craft store
Jute – garden center
Acrylic paint – craft store

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Thanks to everyone who stopped by from Sew Daily! Our HeatnBond prize pack winner is:

This is so cute and yet so simple! LOVE IT!!! I’m working on cards for heart day…running out of time so I best get to it. Thanks for sharing and have a good one!

 

Congrats to you Debbie! Please email me at JSandvoss@thermoweb.com with your information! Be sure to visit us all this week for more Pinterest inspired crafts and projects!

 

Sweet Valentine Treats for Teachers

Since I’ve been wearing the Room Mom hat for over 5 years, we are always looking for new ways to show our appreciation!  This year, we are recycling some of the girls’ art boxes, and putting the card inside the box, and the gift cards right on top!

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Here’s the supplies we used:

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Therm O Web supplies:

Glitter Corners – Silver
Sticky Lines
Foam Squares
Glitter Dust – Pink
Mini Sticky Tape Runner
ICraft Adhesive sheets
ICraft Adhesive Tape – 1/4 inch
Zots – 3D

Other Supplies:

Heart Diecut – Sizzix
Distress Star Dust Dry Fine Glitter – Ranger
Patterned paper – Crate Paper
Doily – Joanns
Lace, Pearl Trim – Scrapbook Island
Flower – Prima

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To decorate the outside and top of the box, cut patterned paper to size of box.  Adhere with Sticky Lines around perimeter of the box.  Create paper bow, adhere with Mini Sticky Tape Runner and foam squares.  To create the glittered heart:  Adhere ICraft Adhesive sheet to cardboard.  Run through die cut machine [this is a Sizzix 4 heart die cut].  Peel off adhesive layer, sprinkle loose glitter and tap off.  Adhere heart to paper bow with 3D Zots.  Adhere bling with 1/2 3D zot.

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For the top of the box, spray doily with a light coat of Glitter Dust in pink.  I then layered and adhered the following with the Mini Sticky Strip runner: Doily to paper, heart to doily, and gift card holder to inside of heart.

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To create gift card holder, start with a 6 in by 6 in piece of paper.

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Fold in half on the diagonal.

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Score at the 2 7/8 inch mark, from both sides.

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Open up the paper, and fold new score marks over to meet in the middle.

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Fold in half, from the outside, so you create the pocket for the gift card.

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Slide gift card into the Glitter Corners, adhere to patterned paper.  And voila!

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Have you heard? We’re celebrating with a SUPER SWEET sale on our pink and red products! Head over to our website and do a bit of shopping today through Valentine’s Day! It’s a sale you won’t want to miss!

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Deliver Valentines In Style with Therm O Web

We’re just one week away from the sweetest holiday…Valentine’s Day!

Today Designer Melissa Bullock with a little help from her girls shows how you can deliver those Valentine’s in style!

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This idea came from an American Girl magazine.  Once my girls saw it they had to make one.  We just created it with Therm O Web!  And of course we had to make little doll-sized envelopes.

Therm O Web Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Washi tape
  • Small mailbox
  • Candlestick between 5″ – 8″ tall
  • Ribbon
  • Cardstock

First cover the mailbox with strips of ribbon and washi tape.  Then out of iCraft Adhesive sheets, cut two large hearts for the mailbox end and 7 smaller hearts for the flag and mailbox body.  Peel off one layer of the iCraft backing, stick hearts to the mailbox.  ICraft Adhesive is so versatile it will stick to uneven textures, for example a seam between bulky ribbon and thin washi tape!  Peel off the remaining iCraft Adhesive backing and sprinkle iCraft hearts with glitter.  Use an old paintbrush to brush off excess glitter.  Finally, attach the mailbox to a candlestick with Jumbo Zots.

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Have you heard? We’re celebrating with a SUPER SWEET sale on our pink and red products! Head over to our website and do a bit of shopping today through Valentine’s Day! It’s a sale you won’t want to miss!

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Wrap it Up the Holiday with Therm O Web Adhesives

We’re wrapping up our week using the beautiful DCWV Evergreen Stack and of course Therm O Web products!

Designer Rebecca Keppel finishes off the week with a fun layout celebrating “seeing Santa!”

Once the holiday chaos is done it is a great time to sit down with holiday photos and scrap. Surround yourself with some special holiday themed papers (DCWV was used here), fun embellishments and plenty of Therm O Web adhesives and get those holiday memories into layouts!

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The different types and sizes of embellishments work best with different Zots and Sticky Lines. Large Zots for the brad with die cut shape and  Zots Bling for the sequins.

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Sticky Lines are perfect for a sequin trim.

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And medium Zots for the snowflakes and wood veneer.

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It is great to have a whole arsenal of Therm O Web adhesives when sitting down to do an embellishment heavy layout!

🙂 Rebecca

Supplies:

Therm O Web Zots (Medium, Large and Bling)
Sticky Lines 1/4″
Memory Runner XL
DCWV “The Evergreen Stack”

Speaking of prizes…we’d like to give you a chance to win the products our talented team worked with along with some additional products!

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We’re giving away the Evergreen Stack, Witches Brew Stack, Daily Photo Stack, Small Glossy Paper Stack…plus Therm O Web iCraft Dots, iCraft Sheet, Zots and our Mini Runner! All you need to do is go like us on Facebook or Twitter or both and then post a comment.

For each action.. like us on Facebook, post a comment, like us on Twitter, post a comment along with a comment about what you’re most excited to win. Each comment gives you another chance to win with a max of 3 entries! We’ll give you through next Tuesday to post a comment and then announce a winner on February 7th!

Handmade Floral Winter Wedding Topiary

Winter CHA is here!!

Only a couple more days now and so many of you will be attending the 2013 Winter Craft and Hobby Association Show!!

This time of year is always fun because you get to see all the new products coming out for crafting.  Therm O Web has chosen a Wedding theme for the booth this year and the Therm O Web team has been busy creating away for this special time of year!

This Topiary was created with several Therm O Web products and can be seen at the booth so stop by and get a close up view!! You may want to make one for your own wedding!

Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web Zots Medium
Therm O Web 1/4″ StickyLines
Therm O Web 3D Zots
Therm O Web Glimmer Dust in Iridescent

Additional Supplies:

String of Pearls
Topiary form
Vase filler – plastic pebbles
Ribbon
Lace
Embellishments of choice
Paper Mache’ Pot
White Acrylic Paint

Directions:

Paper roses are made by layering punched flowers in 2 sizes.

Use Zots to adhere them together at the center.

Add center of flower by adhering a pearl with Medium Zots.

Paint stem of Topiary and paint pot white.

Adhere lace to pot with sticky lines.

Adhere ribbon over the top of lace tacking down in random areas with Medium Zots.

Adhere roses to Topiary until covered.  Tie ribbon to stem and adhere embellishments.

Adhere vase filler to top of Topiary to cover.

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Gifts of the Season with Therm O Web!

Not only are Therm O Web adhesive perfect for all your crafting needs…they’re also just right for gift wrapping!

Designer Andrea Budjack has a sweet gift wrap and card for you to create!

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Fabric Wrapping Supplies:

1.  To begin, decide the size of the package that will be wrapped.  Cut/tear the fabric into a square.

2.  Add Peel N Stick across (diagonally), leaving two inches on each end for overlap.

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3.  Add ribbon and press.

Card Supplies:

1.  Stamp envelopes.  Use Memory Tape Runner XL to add elements to front of envelope.

000_00062.  Cut paper and cardstock for card.  Assemble and adhere together using Memory Tape Runner XL.

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3.  Add embellishments to card using 3D Zot singles.

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4. Add sticky line to bottom of card and add glitter.

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5. Wrap your cards, ornaments and goodies in the fabric wrapping.

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We’re back with another one of our favorite recipes for the holidays!

Christmas Snowball Cookies

Snowballs (there are many many names for this yummy cookie!)

1 c shortening
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c powdered sugar
2 c flour
2 c fine chopped pecans
1 egg

Roll into balls, bake at 350 for 15 min. While still warm, roll in powdered sugar and let cool. Roll in powdered sugar again.

The 1/2 c powdered sugar in the recipe goes into the mix. Use more in a ziplock bag to roll them in when done Enjoy!!

If you want to get really creative with them…we love this!

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Therm O Web Christmas Cheer Ornaments

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We’re full of cheer today!

Designer Rebecca Keppel and Patti Milazzo have two of the cutest holiday ornaments this side of the North Pole!

Have you used the Therm O Web SuperStik lately?

With all the fancy adhesives we offer it is easy to forget about glue sticks, but the Therm O Web SuperStik rocks!

It is especially great for covering chipboard ornaments.

All you need to make them are plain ornaments, Therm O Web SuperStik and patterned paper.

Once you trim the paper to fit the ornament, it is best to coat the paper and the ornament with the SuperStik for strong sticking power.

Use Sticky Lines along the edge to easily adhere trim.

Add buttons or twine using Zots.

And there you have quick and easy homemade ornaments!

Rebecca

Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web SuperStik
Therm O Web Sticky Lines
Therm O Web Zots


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Santa Paper Gift Box Ornament by Patti Milazzo
Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web Zots – Small
Therm O Web Mini Runner – Sticky Dot

Other Supplies:

Triangle box template/idea found on-line; cardstock (red, white, black, pink); coordinating pattern paper in red; ribbon; black and white acrylic paint

Instructions:

  1. Cut cardstock to create box – 5” x 12” or sized as needed.  Score across center at 6” mark.  Score diagonal lines from each end of the center line to the middle of each end to create the triangle shape on both sides of the center line.

  1. Cut triangle from pattern paper to fit front of box.  Punch/cut various shapes to paper piece Santa’s face/head/body:  ½ of a circle, scalloped edge strip, circles for nose and pompom, stocking punch or other shape like the swirl used to imitate Santa’s boots.  Use Therm O Web Mini Runner and Small Zots to adhere pieces to the patterned paper triangle.
  2. Fold at scored lines and fold the triangle box closed.  Then punch holes at top on both sides to insert ribbon.

  1. Apply Mini Runner adhesive to back of paper pieced Santa and adhere to box triangle.

  1. Enclose gift card or other small wrapped treats/gifts inside and tie ribbon to secure.  It’s ready to hang on the tree & enjoy!

Be sure to visit our friends at Fave Crafts!

They’re having some fun with a 12 Days of Christmas giveaway each day and today’s giveaway is for Therm O Web products!

Click here to visit their blog and post a comment on their blog to enter to win a prize pack of our HeatnBond!

Therm O Web Thanksgiving Centerpiece

No need to spend Pottery Barn amounts on a Fall or Thanksgiving centerpiece.

You can literally piece something together with dollar spot items, trim from your stash and Therm O Web Adhesives.

Start with a basic candle holder (I got mine for $2.50 from Target), a small glass jar (another inexpensive item I had been holding buttons in) and some Therm O Web Glitter Dust.

If using a pretend or battery operated tea light, it is ok to spray the Therm O Web Glitter Dust right into the glass jar. If using real candles spray the outside of the jar only.

The Therm O Web Glitter Dust adheres quickly and easily to both the painted ceramic candle holder and the glass jar! And it dries very quickly!

Once dried completely, use some Therm O Web i Craft Sheets to adhere the glass jar to the top of the candle holder and place trim in a ruffled fashion around the glass. Next use Therm O Web Sticky 1/4″ Sticky Lines to layer another ruffle around the glass and tie some tulle around the now glittery candle holder.

A quick and inexpensive way to adorn the table for a Thanksgiving or Fall feast!

Rebecca

Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web Glitter Dust (Silver)
Therm O Web i Craft Adhesive Sheets
Therm O Web Sticky Lines 1/4″
Therm O Web Zots (Medium)

Other Supplies:

Candle Holder
glass jar
Bazzill Tulle
trim

 

 

Just a reminder…you can shop for all of our Therm O Web adhesives in one convenient spot…our online store! No searching for what you need..we carry it all!

Therm O Web Rosette Halloween Banner

Today Designer Melissa Bullock has a unique Rosette Banner to add some fun fall touches to your decor.

Our Therm O Web iCraft products and Glitter Dust help add just the right adhesion and sparkle! Consider adding in some “FALL” letters to the banner or recreate with holiday prints for the upcoming winter holidays too!

Rosette Halloween Banner Designed by Melissa Bullock

Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web 1/4″ Super Tape

Therm O Web 3D Zots

Therm O Web Glitter Dust Gold

Therm O Web iCraft 1.5″ Adhesive Dots

Therm O Web 1/2″ Sticky Lines

Other Supplies:

  • Paper Shreds
  • Chipboard shapes/letters
  • 3 to 4 yards of ribbon
  • 5 different sheets of patterned paper: 2 sheets cut into 3 strips 4″x12″, 3 sheets cut into 2 strips 3″x12″
  • Cardstock punched into 6 – 3″ diameter circles and 4 – 2″ diameter circles

Directions:

1. Score the patterned paper strips every 1/2″.  Accordion fold the paper strips.

 

2. Attach the coordinating paper strips end to end until it resembles a lamp shade.  Be mindful of pattern directions!

 

3. Encircle two of the cardstock circles with 3D Zots.  Press the accordion folded circle down flat and adhere with the cardstock circle.  3D Zots are good choice for this step because they are very sticky and the thickness gets into the folds of the rosette and really holds it in place!  Place the second cardstock circle on the back of the rosette to stabilize.  Repeat until all 5 rosettes are constructed.

 

4. Spray the rosettes with Glitter Dust.

5. Attach a 1/2″ iCraft Dot in the middle of the rosette.  Peel off the backing and press down paper shreds.  Trim off any straggly ends.

 

6. Spray the chipboard shapes/letters with Glitter Dust.  Attach 3D Zots to the back of the chipboard pieces and lightly press it into the paper shreds.

  

7. Put a strip of Sticky Lines across the back of the rosette.  Off center it a bit so the Sticky Line is towards the top of the back cardstock circle.  Attach the rosettes to the ribbon.

 

Hang your new rosette banner then add some spooky accents and glowing candles.  Voila!  You’ve added some spooky Halloween fun to your home!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for more ideas for decorating your home this time of year with Therm O Web!