Uses for Embroidery Floss

By Craft Trends Contributor, Lacey. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

I love making friendship bracelets. In the eighth grade I once spent two weeks of my summer making friendship bracelets for everyone I knew. With my love for friendship bracelets come a love for embroidery floss. Though embroidery floss is prefect to use with friendship bracelets and of course, embroidery, this cheap craft supplies has come in as a recent craft trend lately for all of the different uses it can have. Here are a few of the crafts I found and now want to try that use embroidery thread in uncommon ways.

Hollow String Eggs - Think Crafts

Hollow Craft Eggs - Think Crafts 

Though it’s far from Easter I still love the look of these hollow eggs. With different colors you could make these crafts relevant year round. As shown in the post, they would make excellent placeholders for summer dinners.

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Free Stuff Friday!!

Where did July go? I can’t believe how quickly summer is going by! Let’s get to our last Free Stuff Friday of July! This week’s winner will receive a needlework prize pack!

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This prize pack includes a Dimensions Felt Stocking Kit, a Heidi Boyd Whimsy Kit, 2 packs of aida cloth, a Feltworks Needle Felting Kit, and 2 Janlynn stamped cross stitch quilt blocks!

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week:  If you could live anywhere, where would you live?

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Jersey Bow Headband

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

DIY Jersey Bow Headband

During the hottest days of summer, I love using headbands to keep my hair out of my face.  The athletic headbands work best for keeping your hair away and staying put, but they look like you’re ready to go for a run.  The fashion headbands look pretty but often don’t really hold your hair back.  I wanted a cute and functional headband that would keep my hair out of my face, but that I could still wear out.  So, I took the basic premise of the athletic headbands but turned it into a bow!  It was super easy and inexpensive.  I made mine in an adult size, but you can easily make it small for any little girls in your life.

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Alcohol Ink Key Hook

By Craft Trends Contributor, Lacey

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I am notoriously bad at remembering my keys. In the past few weeks I have locked myself out of my apartment twice and my car once. This fact is proven by the bent screen that is sitting in my kitchen right now from where my boyfriend broke into the apartment to save us from being locked out for hours. So not only are these key hooks necessary to keep me organized, they were also a great excuse to play with a new medium I haven’t used before, alcohol ink. These key hooks were surprisingly easy to make, though I did encounter some bumps along the way.

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Kids’ Crafts: Science Experiments

Hands on science experiments and crafts that incorporate the scientific process are valuable learning experiences that can give your child confidence and a foundation for understanding science in school. What better time to experiment and get messy than during school vacation! Here are some of my favorite scientific crafts to do with the whole family. These are all fun for toddlers, school aged children, and grown ups.

Do you remember building your own volcano for science projects in grade school? Here’s a fun tutorial to share with kids of all ages. This activity is both engrossing and a little messy…

Volcano Science ExperimentLove, Play, Learn

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Free Stuff Friday Winner!!

It’s the best part of Monday, time to announce this week’s Free Stuff Friday winner. Congratulations to… Stacie! Enjoy your new beads!

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This week’s prize includes 3 bead packs, Jolee’s Jewels, Dress It Up Chunky Beads, and 2 Making Memories Chains!

The winning answer to “What’s your go-to summer meal when it’s too hot to cook?” is…

“My favorite summer dish to make when its to hot to cook is my mother’s English pea salad with Turkey Club Sandwiches”

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week.  Check back on Friday for your chance to win!!

 

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