Crafternoon Giveaway Winners!

So I am a day late (or four days) and always a dollar short….but we have some winners!!!  I had promised to post the winners on Monday and then with all the hustle and bustle of back to school, it got away from me! Accept my apologies? :)

We have had such an AMAZING response to Crafternoon and we are so glad to hear about so many of you that are loving the projects and spreading joy by hosting your own Crafternoons!  If you didn’t win this time…you can still get the product at your local JoAnn Fabrics & Craft stores or online – just search “Crafternoon”.  There are some great sales happening right now…so don’t delay!

Get ready to make!  Crafternoon provides you with many afternoons of DIY fun! Weaving, crochet, stenciling, watercolor, many amazing projects! Now available at JoAnn stores.


Ok! So without further delay from me….Here are our 4 winners – two Pinterest winners and 2 blog commenters – all chosen at random.

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So what did they win?  Just the ENTIRE CRAFTERNOON COLLECTION is all! Wahoo! That’s 25 incredible projects where you can learn to make a woven necklace, sew a cute little house pillow, embroider wall art or crochet a bracelet and SO MUCH MORE.  Congratulations Ladies! Please email me, with your delivery details and we will send a cute guy dressed in brown to your door soon!

So excited for the winners of this giveaway who get to play with the entire Crafternoon collection, now available at JoAnn stores!  There are enough projects to keep them busy for months!

DIY Alphabet Flash Cards >>> Get ready for back to school!

Hi…Happy Wednesday!
Tina here today with a new Hazel & Ruby project, DIY Alphabet Flash Cards.  My kids are grown and past the need for Flash cards, but I am always looking for ways to use Hazel & Ruby Stencil-Masks, and I thought it would be fun to create some DIY Alphabet Flash cards.  The stencil-masks are perfect for this project, and I finished the entire project in a couple of hours.

Step One:
Grab your favorite acrylic paint.  Paint 3 pages of heavy weight cardstock, randomly. Once dry, cut into 2 2/3″ x 3″ squares.

(you will need 1 larger square for the ‘W’.)


Step Two:
Add 1 alpha stencil-masks to each square, adhering securely.
I used the Broadside Alpha Stencil-Masks for my project.

Step Three:
Using white spray paint, paint each square.  I love to use spray paint with my stencil-masks.  It creates a clear, crisp edge.

Step Four:
Once the paint is dry, remove the stencil-masks.  With spray paint, no need to remove the paint from the mask. Just remove it from your project and place back on your backing sheet.

Step Five:
For added durability, laminate each square.  I used my Xyron machine for easy lamination.

I wanted to create a cute storage container, so I created a handmade paper box, using ‘Wrap It Up’ Polka Dot Party paper. If you are interested on making your own box, YouTube has a ton of how-to’s.  Just search on paper box.

Done!  I really love how easy and fun this project turned out!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!


DIY Stenciled Planter – Get your herb garden ready!

I have been so into gardening this year and am already anxious to start working on next year’s garden. With end of season sales, I figured I’d get a head start on my herb planters for next year. My Easy Labelled Planter is such a quick project and you only need three things!

Easy Labelled Planter

I bought my ledge planter at JoAnn’s, but this project will work with other types, too. Other than an actual planter, you’ll need Hazel & Ruby’s Stencil-Mask in La Patessiere Alpha and a can of spray paint (I used Rustoleum in Sienna Mist).


This planter is for herbs, so I spelled it out with the stencil-mask.


Get ready to paint!

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I LOVE how cleanly the stencil-mask comes off. Nice, sharp lines every time.

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And you’re finished! I couldn’t help myself and added dirt to it even though I can’t plant until spring. My Easy Labelled Planter is all ready to go! I have a few more planters to do–I just have to decide what I’m going to plant in them so I can label them!

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