Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Come Party at the Tips and Tricks Linky Today!

Happy New Year's Eve everyone!!  I hope everyone is ready to party.. here and at home tonight!

Here is the feature from the party 2 weeks ago.  The most pinned link was...

CHRISTMAS COOKIES 2013 from Priscillas

We have our new themes for 2014.  Check out the list below and make a note somewhere so you remember to come back and link up with us.  It is so much fun to see your creativity and I have been loving getting to know new bloggers!

Now on to today's party!!!

Today's theme is ALL THINGS NEW YEAR.  Please remember that there are categories.  You can link up in the THEMED section or the ANYTHING GOES section.

Themed Section:

Anything Goes Section:

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Easy New Year's Poppers for Kids

If you are looking for a few quick and easy party favors for kids this New Year's, then you have come to the right place.  These poppers can be made in 6 easy steps and would be a great activity for the kids to do while the grownups are socializing.

New Year's Party Poppers for Kids by Gina's Craft Corner

Thursday, December 26, 2013

New Year's Blowers for Kids in 6 Easy Steps

How to Make New Year's Blowers by Gina's Craft Corner

I have decided to make some home made New Year's crafts with the kids this year.  They are 7 and 5 and are right at that age where they want to participate in the celebrations with us.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Check Out My New Bag: Pretty in Pink

This bag may look familiar to some of you.  Yes,  it is Simplicity Pattern 2617- AGAIN.  If you missed my last version of this bag you can click HERE to see it.  I liked it so much I decided to make another one as a Christmas gift for a special young tween in my life.   I had the fabric on hand already because I was planning on turning this into a huge rag quilt for my daughter.  As you can see, that plan fell through.  I am glad to see that my fabric actually looks good pieced together. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me-Craftsy Classes are 1/2 Off!!!

Birthday Cake Stock Image 

Yes, it is my birthday!  I know Craftsy is not celebrating MY birthday, but I can pretend!  Is it a little tacky to post about my birthday.....hmmmm?????  Probably, but I do not care.

Friday, December 20, 2013

What My 7yr Old is Sewing for Christmas Gifts

Gina's Craft Corner: Teaching Kids to Sew

Can I just say that I am SO proud of my little girl and so proud to introduce her sewing projects to you today.  In this post I will call her Sweet Pea.  Last year when I started to teach myself to sew, Sweet Pea also became interested in sewing.  Since then we have been on this exciting journey of learning to sew,  together. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Great Gift Idea for Your Crafty Loved One!

My husband has been asking me what I would like for my Birthday (coming up in a couple of days) and for Christmas.  I always have a hard time coming up with something when I am put on the spot like that!  He said he would like to get me some 'sewing' gift but that he would have no idea what to get!

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Kennedy Bag for the Sew Sweetness Bag Contest

I cannot even write this post fast enough!!  I am so excited to share this bag with you!  I found out about the Sew Sweetness Bag Contest back in November, but knew that I would not be able to work on it all until this week.  All entries have to be in by midnight PST.  So, the pressure was on!  After some late nights and lots of chocolate, (and probably a few more pounds), I am happy to say it is finished!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Come Check Out My Latest Bag....Simplicity 2617

Simplicity 2617 Bag C by Gina's Craft Corner

I am so excited to show you my latest bag.  It's the first time I used a paper pattern to make a bag.  Usually I just follow instructions from someone's web site or I make up something myself.  My personality actually goes better with following a specific pattern.  Cut this...fold this...  I like order and organization so this works for me.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Co-Hosting Fluster Buster's Creative Muster Linky Party #50

I am SO excited to be co-hosting with Robin today!  Her parties are amazing and so is her blog!  I got the honor of co-hosting because my Christmas Ball Coathanger Wreath is the feature of her party today!  (eeek!!) Thanks for all who clicked on it.  It really is a super easy project that all of you can do!  You can can check it out below! 

Creative Muster Linky Party #50
(begins every Tuesday at 6pm EST and ends Sunday at midnight)
Linky Party

Linky Party
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Tips and Tricks Linky Party-Christmas Decor!

Welcome to another week of Tips and Tricks! This weeks theme is Christmas Decor! Have you caught any of my Christmas Decor post lately? If not, check out these fun DIY ideas. It's not too late to quickly put together one of these projects for your Christmas gatherings. 

Christmas Ball Coat Hanger Wreath

Pinecone Sign

Pinecone Tree

DIY Pinecone Wreath


Here is last weeks most pinned link....DIY Clothespin Ornament Clips by Sew Sweet Vintage!  This is one of my favorite bloggers!  Michelle has the cutest projects and she also has a wonderful Etsy shop!
 Diy clothespin Christmas ornament clips by sewsweetvintage.com
Don’t forget – every link will be shared on the cohosting blogs, our Facebook pages, and pinned to Pinterest!
Make sure you follow the cohosts (below), so that you can see your shout outs….
If you link up today, please include our button on your post to help spread the word about this new party!
Blessings, Gina
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

DIY Sign Made with Pinecones

Sign made from pinecones~Gina's Craft Corner

This will probably be my last pinecone craft.  I think I'm a little pineconed out and you may be too!!

I had this piece of wood laying around since summer.  I was trying to be 'creative' with it so it got a couple of coats of blue and yellow spray paint and I etched into it before the paint was dry with a screwdriver.  It looked pretty cool, but did not go with my decor.

I decided to wipe a little stain on it to give it a nice warm color.

I then rounded up my pinecones and sprayed the cones with a light coat of santa snow.  Once they were dry I arranged the letters where I wanted them and then hot glued them to the sign.

Sign made from pinecones~Gina's Craft Corner

That is it!!  This is a super quick and super easy project.  Here is the sign in my living room.  I'm loving it!

Thanks for stopping by!!  If you like pinecone crafts then you should check out my 3 other pinecone craft tutorials....

Pinecone Wreath
Mini Pinecone Wreaths

Pinecone Tree Tutorial
If you would like to follow me so you never miss a post, then check out the purple links under my picture.  You can also follow by e-mail and you will receive an e-mail every time I post something new!  I am averaging about 3 post a week so it won't be too overwhelming.  :)

I am excited to say that I will be revealing some new bags soon.  I went for a long while without making a new bag and I was starting to get the shakes!   I will be revealing 2 bags in the very near future.  :)  

Have a great Thursday!



Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tips & Tricks Linky Party- Handmade Gifts

Welcome back to another week of our themed link party!   I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  As soon as Thanksgiving was over I started my Christmas shopping and I have been finding some great deals this year.  I hope you have been too!

The weeks theme is HANDMADE GIFTS!  So dig through your archives and please link up the best ideas you have for a handmade gift this Christmas.  We also have a 'no theme' section where you can link up anything you like!  

Please grab a party button and spread the news about this new party! 
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Make sure you follow the cohosts (below), so that you can see your shout outs….

The most pinned link from last weeks party was....  A TIE!  

            Reindeer Jamies from Get Your Crap Together
                    Reindeer Pajama Pattern

Turkey Handprint Potholder from Stringtown Home
  Turkey Handprint Potholder www.stringtownhome.net



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Monday, December 2, 2013

How to Make a Christmas Ball Wreath with a Coat Hanger

How to Make a Christmas Ball Wreath w/ a Coat Hanger-Gina's Craft Corner

I have been wanting to make one of these weraths for soooooo long!  I finally purchased the balls and went for it.  I am very pleased with the results.  This would make a great hostess gift for that upcoming Christmas party.  This project went together in no time!  Here is what you'll need...

Wire Coat Hanger
Hot Glue Gun
50 Shatterproof Ornaments or Glass Balls (I recommend the plastic-just as pretty and easier to store)
Wire Cutters

Here is the coat hanger.  Just untwist the top.
I purchased this large package of ornaments from my local craft store.  There are probably 50 in this package.  It was the largest container of balls I could find.  These mixed packages are great because all the thinking is already done for me. 
Make a Christmas Ball Wreath w/ a Coat Hanger-Gina's Craft Corner

Use the pliers to straighten out any bumpy places...

until you have a nice circle like mine.

 (Note: I've seen other tutorials where you leave the hanger hook alone and just make a circle with the bottom portion.  I wanted a bigger circle and I did not want to have to mess with hiding the hook.

Before you begin sliding the balls onto the wire, check to make sure the tops are secure.  This was the only style of ball (see picture below) that I could actually pull the top off of.  So, I hot glued it down.  For all the other balls I just went around the edge of the top with the glue just to make sure they would not fall off down the road.  This step is very important if you are using glass balls.

Begin sliding the balls on the wire in whatever order you would like. 
Make a Christmas Ball Wreath w/ a Coat Hanger-Gina's Craft Corner

 Keep doing this until the wreath is full.
Make a Christmas Ball Wreath w/ a Coat Hanger-Gina's Craft Corner

Make a Christmas Ball Wreath w/ a Coat Hanger-Gina's Craft Corner

Make a Christmas Ball Wreath w/ a Coat Hanger-Gina's Craft Corner

Once you have all your balls on you will then want to secure the ends like so... My husband had to do some wire cutting at this point and twisting with the pliers, but it all went pretty smoothly.  Just watch out for flying wire.
Make a Christmas Ball Wreath w/ a Coat Hanger-Gina's Craft Corner
 Here is what it looks like!  I'm loving it at this point, but it totally needs some ribbon to finish it off!
Make a Christmas Ball Wreath w/ a Coat Hanger-Gina's Craft Corner

 Grab some pretty wire ribbon and just weave it in and out of the balls.  I went around two times total.
Make a Christmas Ball Wreath w/ a Coat Hanger-Gina's Craft Corner

Here it is all finished!
Make a Christmas Ball Wreath w/ a Coat Hanger-Gina's Craft Corner

Make a Christmas Ball Wreath w/ a Coat Hanger-Gina's Craft Corner

Make a Christmas Ball Wreath w/ a Coat Hanger-Gina's Craft Corner

This wreath is going to a friend!  I can't wait to give it to her today!  Have fun making your wreath.  Send me a note if you have made your own wreath this year.  I would love to see it! :)

You may be interested in some of these other post on Christmas Decor...


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


I will be linking up to THESE great parties.