25 DIY Mountain Crafts and Decor Tutorials

DIY Mountain Craft Roundup @savedbylovesIt's been way too long since I created and shared with you, my lovies! The reason for that is a move across the country from Indiana to the Colorado Rocky Mountains. I've wanted to take this leap for years, and now that I have, my only regret is that I waited as long as I did!

Sky Pond Rocky Mountain National Park Estes Park Colorado

Mountain National Park Estes Park Colorado

In honor of the new residence, I bring you 25 DIY mountain themed craft and decor tutorials from my fellow creatives!  You'll find everything from advent calendars, to wall art to printable coloring pages and more. As soon as we find a permanent home, we will be able to bring the tools and supplies out of storage to begin creating again. While I am looking forward the unleashing my inner maker, exploring the new surroundings has been a gift! If you can't get to the mountains where you are, you can bring them to you with this fun round-up! Enjoy and as always, if I left out your project, email me the link!

 

Make a Cool Wreath From Fabric Scraps

Hi everyone! It's Vidya from Whats Ur Home Story. Great to back here sharing an exciting project!

Don't know about y'all but after all the cold and snow this winter I'm so ready for Spring! I know we have got over a month to go but no harm in pretending that it is already Spring around here especially when you have this bright and cheery wreath made out of fabric scraps and felt flowers hanging on your front door.

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Other than buying a fake fern sprig from Micheals I didn't spend a penny to make this beauty. The chevron fabric scraps are from a chair makeover while the vintage lace I salvaged from a neighbor's trash. The yellow felt strips for the flowers are leftovers from my felt circles pillow, †the other pieces of felt from my handmade Christmas ornament project. The wreath frame is the same one I used to make my Magnolia wreath.

Materials

Foam Wreath form Fake Greenery Fabric Scraps Felt flowers (I made them using this tutorial.) Hot Glue Gun Scissors A small pieces of poster board 2 Pipe cleaners

 

 

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Tutorial

  • Before you start try wrapping the fabric scraps around the wreath form to see if you have the required length to cover the form. Nothing fancy just some slopping wrapping would do. All you are trying to gauge is how much fabric you need. Also place your flowers on the wreath to get an idea of their layout.

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  • Now that you have your pattern figured out start by hot gluing one end of your fabric scrap to the underside of the foam and wrap tightly as you go. If your scrap is not long enough just end it on the back of the foam and start with a new piece. Hot glue the other end. Start with the next scrap in this case, the vintage lace.†I liked the look of the lace over the chevron fabric so I made sure that I started the 2nd chevron wrapping before I hot glued the other end of the lace.

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  • For the flowers, trace the wreath form (where the flowers are supposed to go) onto a piece of poster board, cut out, and glue the flowers in the layout that you liked from Step 1.

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  • Hot glue the pipe cleaners to the back of the poster board at places where the weight of the flowers would be the most. Ideally you should use pipe cleaners that would match your fabric but black is all I had on hand.

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  • Glue the fake leaves to your poster board too. Now attach the poster board 'flower piece' to the wreath by tightening the pipe cleaners. And there you have it, your fabric scraps Spring wreath.

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Are you ready for Spring too? do you usually make Spring Wreaths?

For more easy DIY ideas stop by†Whats Ur Home Story†or follow me via†Facebook,†Pinterest,†Twitter, G+ or†Instagram.

The 50 Plus Best Scrap Fabric Project Tutorials

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The 50+ Best Scrap Fabric Crafts @savedbyloves[pinit]

If you are anything like me, you have fabric scraps that are so beautiful and you just can part with them.  Well, what to do?  Today I am sharing the 50 best scrap fabric project tutorials my search revealed.  You can make anything from fabric scrap home decor to jewelry, shoes and more.  Many of these are great last minute gift ideas as well.  Happy scrap busting!

DIY Winter Felt Tree

Hi, I'm Vidya from Whats Ur Home Story. Very excited to be a monthly contributor at SBLC. I blog about how our family of 4 is turning a cookie cutter into a unique and interesting home that tells our story. I believe that no project is too small to try be it home decor, DIY, crafts, gardening, sewing, or organizing.

Today I would like to share with you an easy winter craft, a winter felt tree.

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I made both the trees myself but the one on the right is by far the easiest and most forgiving project I've done.

Materials

 
White Felt
Paper mache cone or you could make a cone out of poster board
Scissors
Glue gun
White craft paint and brush - not necessary but if you are a sloppy crafter like me you'll need it.

Winter felt tree, diy paper cone trees tutorial

Tutorial

 
  • Start by painting your brown paper mache cone white with the acrylic craft paint. This way the brown base will not show through any hot glue misses later on.††If you are using a poster board cone, skip this step.
  • Cut felt strips in varying widths. My cone was 14" tall. So I ended up using four 1 inch strips, two 3/4" strips, two 1/2" strips, and a small 1/4" strip. It is important to lower the width of the strip as you go up the tree to simulate the look of smaller leaves on the top and wider leaves on the bottom. These are not exact measurements, I just eyeballed them.
  • Cut out triangles on one side of the strip as shown below. Take care not to cut all the way through. Again no need to be precise here, just free hand.

Winter felt tree, diy paper cone trees tutorial

  • When you make these you will end up with a lot of felt triangles (the parts that you remove from your strip). I didn't want to waste these so for my first layer on the tree I hot glued each of these to the base. If you are not a fan of gluing each petal down you can start with the strip instead.

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  • From then on hot glue each strip around the tree making sure there is some overlap between the layers.

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  • Remember to switch to the thinner strips as you go up the tree. When you reach the top cut the extra felt off and carefully hot glue the felt to cover the pointy top.

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  • No worries if there are any empty spots where the paper cone base is visible. You can use the extra triangles that you removed when you made the strip intially to cover up these spots.

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  • Gently fluff up the 'leaves' and you are done!

Here's it is adding glam to my rustic winter mantel.

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Hope y'all enjoyed this fun wintery craft. For more easy DIY ideas stop by Whats Ur Home Story or follow me via Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or Instagram.

50+ Heart DIY, Crafts and Jewelry Projects to Make

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Heart Crafts Valentine's Day Ideas[pinit]

It's all about hearts today, with this collection of over 50 DIY heart projects you can make. You will spy jewelry, crafts, wall decor, clothing and more, sure to inspire your Valentine's Day festivities.