10 minute table runner

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It’s time to start decorating for Fall, I can’t believe it is that late in the year all ready. Here in the rocky mountains the colors are changing and it is a very pretty time of year. Just like other parts of the great United States, each state has it’s own showing of colors and season changes. So anyway back to the task at hand, I wanted something to add a little color to my table top and found this great video that shows you how to make this table runner in about 10 minutes. (it took me a little longer because I am creatively challenged) but with such a quick decorating idea I thought I would give it a try. Now I can’t wait for the Christmas fabric to go on sale.

I couldn’t find any buttons I really liked the wood buttons were pretty pricey so I decided I would try making my own. I have a scroll saw so I found a pattern of a maple leaf on the internet and resized it, copied it then went to work and cut it out. I think they turned out pretty good and no one would know if I didn’t cut it out perfect or not, it is a leaf no two leaves are the same, perfect! my kind of craft…nothing exactly the same as the original.

Here is the great video tutorial on making this table runnertable-runner1

Summer Scrapbook Layout

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Summer always brings out water fun, and that is no exception when it comes time to water our field. It is the perfect opportunity for the kids to get down and dirty, and the parents don’t mind…too much. This layout is really simple, just strips of paper, cut at random sizes, the photo and a title. I uses diamond glaze on each corner that happened to pick up the green ink the strips with edged with. I am pretty slow when it comes to keeping up with the pics I like to take so I enjoy simple layouts. This design was a spin off, with some changes,  from another I saw on Pinterest, so thanks to the original scrapper.

Just a reminder, this is the last weekend for the sale on the Double Mini Craft Cabinets at Chandler Creations Craft Storage

 

 

Jewelry and Bead craft storage

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Beaders and Jewelry crafters are a unique group of designers. They are artistic and creative and enjoy what they do. To create jewelry or bead designs take talent and I enjoy the many pieces that I have bought over the years and have had my beading friends create for me, but the biggest complaint they have is “how do I store all the beads and tools I have collected”. From simple storage containers

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to more elaborate

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and everything in between

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you need to decide what works best for you. How much space do you have to work with and of course how much are you willing to invest in a bead storage system. And I say invest because that is what you are doing, you are investing in your art work so I tend to tell my friends, get something that will last and will help you do your “job” easily. Here are some pics of other beaders and how they have set up their bead supply storage.

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They chose the Best Craft Cabinets for their bead storage and they all say they just love the cabinets and feel much more organized.

I would love to answer any of your storage questions, with our products or others, feel free to contact us

Chandler Creations

American Flag wood craft

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I love this piece! it was done by my daughter in law and the wood was from The Wood Connections. It is cut from 2″ thick wood and the lines between the stripes are from a router which adds a great texture element to the stripes. This was a simple project, it was just painted with a wash in barn red and navy blue. Originally it was for the 4th of July but we all liked it so much, it will be a part of our decor.  I am thinking about doing a couple more as gifts. Hope I can find more of the wood since this was done for the 4th.

Camping Scrapbook Layout

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How could I pass up doing a scrapbook layout with these two cute guys. It is not very often I get them to sit down for a minute to take their pic, and act like they are having fun doing it, but this time they did. Since this was a camping layout I wanted to use earthy elements so I took a tree branch and sliced it really really thin on my scroll saw then added some faux moss to finish the wildeners accent, and funny enough, the brown accents on the log pieces are where I burnt it while cutting it and I liked the look so didn’t sand it down.

Check out more layout ideas and summer projects at Chandler Creations craft storage