Crafting, paper crafts

Quick, Easy, and Inexpensive Flowers

Have any of you ever wanted to make something really fast and simple that will make people go WOW!! Recently, in my crafting research between my business up keep and my new online ESL teaching job, I started making tissue paper flowers.

Here are the supplies you will need:

  1. Tissue Paper ( I got a bunch of it for a dollar at Dollar Tree)
  2. Decorative Pipe Cleaners ( you can get these almost anywhere like Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Walmart)
  3. Scissors

If you know how to fold a paper fan, that technique is what you will need to know.

Put several layers of tissue paper down, preferably 4+. It can be any size of tissue paper; super tiny squares or the entire sheet. Fold it in sections (1 inchย or 2 inches for a large flower, 1/2 an inch for a small one, etc)ย opposite of each other until you reach the end.

Now place the pipe cleaner in the middle of the “fan”. Now with your scissors cut out any design (pointed or curved) on the edges to even out the flower. Fan out the sides. It should sort of look like a bow tie at this point. lol ๐Ÿ˜€ Now lift up and fluffย ย each and everyย layer of tissue paper. Work one side at a time.

Once you are done, you should have something that looks like this.

My best friend thought they were shower poofs at first, when he quickly saw them in a similar picture, but he soon could see they were flowers. lol. They look more awesome in person. Plus, I found matching colored pipe cleaners. That was pretty cool!

These are great for gifts or for decorations. Just be careful notย to get them wet, because they will disintegrate very easily.

Hope you enjoy this little craft for spring and Easter! See you soon with more great crafts!

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Crafting, crochet, Etsy

Coming up this week

Hi, folks. I have some exciting happenings this week. Along with my Etsy store, I’m also creating two other locations where you can purchase my products. On Instagram you can find my store site at Inselly.com/GabisWhatKnotsandMore and also I’m setting up another location where you can shop multiple products at once. ๐Ÿ™‚ At this another site you can also donate monies to some great charities and get some cool gifts too. ๐Ÿ™‚ This other store will be up soon. I’m in the process of working on the pictures for the products. Gotta get the right lighting. ๐Ÿ™‚

In addition, to my crocheted creatures I’m also making a pretty seed bead necklace. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a work in progress, but I’ll be finishing that up sometime later this week. I’ll post some pictures here and on my Instagram site for you to see. ๐Ÿ™‚ Then if it is worthy, I’ll post it for sale. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, I hope you are having a great superbowl evening. And stay on the look out for my awesome products and stores. ๐Ÿ™‚

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amigurumi, Crafting, crochet, Etsy, Pokemon

New Etsy Store Name and Items for sale now

I have renamed my etsy store to Gabi’s What Knots and More and I just posted up for sale the latest three items I have. We have Yoshi, Pikachu, and Kirby up for sale NOW!… I just love my store’s name. My brother made it up for me about 6 months ago and it sort of stuck so I’m naming all my things that. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m also doing micro crochet, but I need to get stocking for those items.. ๐Ÿ™‚

Aren’t they adorable?!

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These guys are ready to go home and be adopted into your family today!

Shop now.. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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amigurumi, Crafting, crochet, Pokemon

Christmas is coming!!

I’m so excited.. I’m working on some mini amigurumis and I can’t wait to show you what I’ve created. The items are still being created. They take me slightly longer at times, because they are mini and are hard to see. I should’ve put a table magnifier on my list. lol ๐Ÿ˜€

Because they are Christmas gifts, I will not shout out to whom they are for at this time nor will I tag them in my pics. I’m trying to work fast on one because my best friend announced a couple of weeks ago he’s headed to Finland for New Year’s and leaves the day after after Christmas. He won’t be back for almost a month. I’m going to miss him tons. Makes me sad thinking about it. ;-(

Here’s an update: I’m trying to post my crafts once and a while on Instagram. My name is Musicgurl4vr on there so if you like what you see on this page feel free to follow and let me know you found my name on here. ๐Ÿ™‚

I also love to take pictures of random stuff. I probably almost post something everyday; it’s sort of like a picture journal. lol I hope I don’t annoy you with my postings.

Anyway, until next week with my mini amigurumis… See you then.

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amigurumi, Crafting, crochet, Pokemon

Time to meet my new friend

Hi, folks… Busy, busy trying to find where I fit in the world. However, I got a new friend to show you… ๐Ÿ™‚ I need to make more, but he’s my first one of his kind. So he’s special to me right now..

Ready???

Here

He

IS.

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I found the pattern on ravelry, but they always are slightly tweaked and I make them look a certain way some how. ๐Ÿ™‚ He’s somewhat, cute isn’t he? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Have a craftastic day!!

 

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amigurumi, Crafting, Etsy

Etsy Store- Home for my crafts

Howdy, folks! Writing you all from my back porch watching it down pour rain on this humid July day! I’m here to announce my new Etsy store for all my crafts. Right now I only have a few items up for sale, which are my adorable amigurumis.

Have questions or want to see a particular item. Contact me below.. Thanks and have a craftastic day!

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amigurumi, Crafting, crochet

My new Store

Hi, folks… Well. I’ve been busy making my little amigurumis. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love them so much.. I started putting them on sale online… Here’s the store

gabiscreations.storenvy.com

I only have a kirby for sale at this time, but I’ll post more awesome products as soon as I can… Kirby will be $15.00 plus shippinKirby.jpgg. You can pay me through Paypal, which is very convenient. I’m still working on the shipping stuff, but I’ll let you guys know later… There is some editing to do on that part of the site.

Here’s what Kirby looks like. He’s made to order and I require at least a week to get him made and shipped to you.

 

Until next time, Have fun crafting!

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