Picture Ornament Frames

 

I’ve got a little fun ornament project for you! This one requires basic crochet skills, and it’s a quick project.

Picture Ornament Frames

 

Materials needed:
- A worsted kitchen cotton yarn (I used Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream in Hot Green, Robin’s Egg, and Tangerine)
- Hook: E/4 (3.5 mm)
- 3 inch rings (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
- a yarn needle
- Circle nesting dies (Mine are from Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles Die Set)
- Big Shot or Cuttlebug, or any die cutting machine
- Adhesive backed foam sheets (I got mine at Michaels; you can easily use regular foam sheets and just tape/glue your pictures onto the foam instead)
- Adhesive backed magnets (I got mine at Walmart)

 

Crochet Pattern:
(adapted from “Pretty as a Picture” Frames pattern)
1st Round: Join yarn with sl st to ring. Working around ring, work 75 sc. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd Round: *Skip next 2 sc. 7 dc in next sc. Skip next 2 sc, sl st into next sc. Rep from * around, ending with skip 2 sc. Sl st in first sc.
Loop: Chain 15. Sl st in same sc to close the loop. Fasten off, and weave in loose end with yarn needle.

 

Video Tutorial:

 

Enjoy! And Merry Christmas! =)

 

Turning Kid Art into a T-shirt (A Father’s Day Gift)

 

For Father’s Day, I wanted to create a one-of-a-kind gift for my husband. My 3 year old likes to do arts and crafts and draw (pretty much any excuse to play in my craft room and touch all my stuff), so I thought it would be a brilliant idea to take one of his drawings and somehow transfer it onto a t-shirt for my husband. Using the same concept as this project here, I used freezer paper as homemade templates. I had my son draw a picture of our family, and I used a craft knife to cut it out. I used the negative as a template, to paint the image onto a large men’s t-shirt. And then I heat-set the image with my iron.

 

Father's Day T-Shirt

 

Here is a video tutorial of how it was done:

 

An alternate method: For those who have a digital cutter, there is an easier way. You can take any drawing on any regular paper, and scan it as an image file. Use your digital cutter program (SSDE, MTE, SCAL, etc.) to create cut lines around the drawing, and have your cutter cut out the templates. And if you’re fancy, you can skip the whole freezer paper step and go for heat transfer vinyl instead!