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Craft Fair Goodies & VIDEO: Wine Bottle Gift Tags

Hi everyone! I have another video tutorial to share with you today. After seeing a few versions of these, I was inspired to try creating some wine bottle gift tags of my own. I am really loving the Carta Bella and Echo Park collections from A Cherry On Top, so I decided to use them on these, and also show you how to make them. Scroll to the bottom for the video.

Here are the photos of the various tags that I’ve made:

The opening at the top allows you to just slip these tags over the neck of the bottle. This is so much more fun than a wine bottle bag..! Or, you could still put them in a bag and use these too!

Just some more examples using various stamps and dies…

Here is the one we are making in the video. I’ve linked to all supplies at the bottom of this post. You can also find my article with full supply listing over here on A Cherry On Top.

You can watch the video on these below, or over on YouTube. Thanks!

Supplies Used:

Christmas Decor: Yarn Trees

I’m a big fan of Kristina’s creations (who do you think helped me with the design of my blog? She rocks!)

Last year Kristina posted a tutorial on yarn trees and I knew I just had to make them. Of course, I never got around to it – so this year I was determined to try ‘em. Here is how mine turned out…

(OK, so the trees next to the super cute baby = cuteness overload…haha!)

I was SO surprised at how simple these really were. I literally just applied a bit of hot glue to the very bottom of the cone and then wrapped the yarn around & around until the foam was all covered. Once I was done, I hot glue the yarn in place on top. That’s it!

I decided to use colorful buttons instead of felt balls (uhhh because that’s what I had on hand and to be honest I was being a bit lazy!). Turns out that using buttons made this project even easier. All I had to do was string a little bit of thin floral wire through the button holes and then push the ends into the foam.

The buttons stay nice & snug against the trees:

I purchased my foam cone shapes at my local craft store, Michael’s – in the floral department. I used a coupon on them to bring down the cost a bit – and then just grabbed some yarn that I saw on sale.

 Kristina posted even more info this year on her felt trees – it has more info for you on how to put these together if you’re interested. :)

Craft Fair Goodies: Altered Boxes

I had some of these boxes left over from quite a few years ago. I believe I originally purchased them on – I decided to finish them up and hopefully sell them this year in a fair.

I turned a few of them into recipe boxes:

Paper on this box is called “Easy Breezy Summer Fresh Paper” from Simple Stories.

The paper on this next box is an older sheet that I had in my stash, I believe it’s from Jillibean soup -not sure if it’s been retired…

This next one is just to hold stuff. You know, every girl needs a fun box to hold all her stuff, right? ;)

The best part about this project was that I was able to use up some scraps from my paper and ribbon stash.  The paper on that last one is from the “Little Girl” Echo Park collection. I used American Crafts Thickers for the lettering on all 3 boxes.

I am always glad when I can use up supplies I have on hand – hoping this inspires some of you to do the same!

Craft Fair Goodies & VIDEO: Hand Santatizers

I have another fun and quick tutorial to share with you today: Hand “Santatizers”…!

These were not my original idea, but I had some bottles of hand sanitizer that I’ve been looking to do something creative with. I did some googling and stumbled upon this idea. I just had to give it a try…! Once I figured out how to make one, I realized these would be super quick to put together. I decided to film a tutorial showing you how I made my version.

I used the following punches on this project:

You can watch the video below, or over on YouTube. Enjoy!!

Craft Fair Goodies: Tootsie Pop Holders

I had some extra Tootsie Roll Lollipops to use up, so I decided to make these. These would look great as a favor on the kids table at Christmas time, don’t you think? I followed Angie’s instructions to make these.

I used some pretty old stamps on these, both from Stampin Up – and both are retired :( I can tell you the names are “Deer Friends” and “Riveting”. The papers are from the Carta Bella Merry & Bright Collection and Echo Park Happy Holidays Mini Theme collections. Ribbon and cardstock are all from either Stampin Up or PaperTrey Ink.

So easy, and fun! I still have more Craft Fair goodies to share…I will try to get the rest posted very soon! :)

Video Tutorial: Washi Sheets

Today I am sharing a fun new product with you (well, it’s new to me…not sure how long it’s been out!). These Washi Sheets from We R Memory Keepers:

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If you’re familiar with washi tape, these are basically the same thing, just in 12″x12″ sheet format. You can cover a much larger surface area with these – and I’ve already found some great uses!

Here’s an example of something GREAT to use these for. I always find covering a glass surface with paper to be challenging. I can never get my paper to adhere just right to the glass (no matter how strong the adhesive, it ALWAYS seems to pull off eventually). So I tried these Washi sheets – and they work PERFECTLY up against these glass jars! Woohoo!

I decorated the outside with several layers of Washi Sheet, and then filled the inside with yummy candy (of course). To complete the look, I added some ribbon and embellishments. These jars are recycled coffee drinks that I’ve washed and put aside for crafty ideas like this. I love when I can recycle something instead of throwing it away!

In my video below, I will show you step-by-step how to make these. Check out my article over on A Cherry on Top for a full list of supplies. If you would like to purchase some of your own Washi Sheets, check out Thanks!

You can watch the video below, or over here on YouTube.