Lopez Creations

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Star Wars DIY

Just wanted to share some of my star wars themed projects. I have many more ideas in mind, and I cannot wait to complete them all.

1. Star Wars Crib Sheet and blanket.

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2.  Star Wars Burp Cloths

 

 

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3. Star Wars Baby Mobile.
When we found out we were pregnant, I knew right away that I wanted a star wars nursery…regardless if we found out we had a boy or girl. I came across this really cute mobile on pinterest. I knew I had to find a way to recreate it! Found here 

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I cannot wait until we have our nursery fully set up after our move and I can get better pictures for everyone!

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Apple Sauce and Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments

 

 

 

Making these simple ornaments have become a Christmas tradition for us! This is our 3rd year making them so I am putting together this mini tutorial for you! 

WARNING: THESE ARE NOT TO BE CONSUMED! They may smell amazing but do not be tempted! 

REQUIRED ITEMS : 

  • Apple Sauce 
  • Cinnamon
  • rolling pin
  • Straw or something to make a hole 
  • ribbon to hang on tree
  • bowl to mix

Optional Items:

  • Cookie cutters in your favorite holiday shapes
  • wax paper
  • glitter glue pens
  • acrylic paints 

 

What you need to do first is mix an entire bottle of cinnamon with some room temperature apple sauce. I have never made actual measurements just add and mix together with your hands until you get a good roll-able ball. I a little on the moist side but not to sticky. ( Seen below…it’s good to have some extra cinnamon on hand in case you add to much apple sauce)  I like to roll out my “dough” on wax paper gives you less of a mess and easy clean up.

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At this point if you have cookie cutters, cut out your shapes to what ever thickness you like. Remember this thick the shape the heavier they will be and longer they will take to dry. If you plan to hang them on the tree this is when you need to use a straw to make a hole threw the ornaments. (Once all your shapes are cut put them all on a cookie sheet. You can let them air dry over night if you prefer but I like to put them in an oven on the lowest temperature for about an hour. ( this makes the house smell amazing)  Keep an eye on them in the oven about 30 minutes make sure to carefully flip them over.

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This is where I let me daughters go to town decorating them. We used glitter glue pens this year. 

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This was our results! I was able to paint 2 of them! 

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The following pictures are from previous years. These are the ones that have survived the years! Still have a slight scent! The first two were decorated with glitter glue pens and the last 2 were colored with acylic paints. 

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As always thanks for reading! If you have any questions feel free to ask, I will do my best to answer them asap! 

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BURLAP! Who knew?

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I was going to wait until the end of the week to post this blog but I just couldn’t wait! A couple weeks ago someone posted some printed burlap crafts on our 113 craft challenge and I instantly fell in love with them! The inspired me to order the materials and try it for myself. I’m not going to lie I was a little nervous, clicking the print button, sending the image to the printer…I thought for sure the burlap would get jammed and destroy my printer. I was prepared for total disaster! But when I finally saw the the printed burlap smoothly flowing out of the printer… I was in complete awe! So I am prepared to share with you my mini tutorial. I will be updating this blog as I make more printed burlap to share!

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Materials:

(Links are to hobby lobby where i order my materials)

First make sure you have you image ready to be printed. During this process I stumbled across this page/generator. Fairly simple to use. Click load then enter any and all words you want to appear in your word collage click submit. Then play around with the colors and theme and change image until you find what you like! again here is the link

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The next step is to cut your burlap and interfacing to the exact size. No bigger than what your printer can handle.

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The interfacing I used said to lay shiny side to wrong side fabric and iron. With this interfacing the shiny side is very obvious, unlike other brands where it can be hard to tell.

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Once interfacing is attached load it to the printer just like regular printer paper. In my case burlap side down because it flips aver when it goes threw the printer. Hit print on your computer and watch your image emerge!

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As you can tell these colors didn’t show up that well, so I just placed the burlap back threw the printer and printed a second time with black.

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These printed burlap projects can be used for a number of things. Put in frames or turned into pillows. As of now I just have my pinned to a cork board. Will probably put them in frames one I find the perfect frames.

If you use this tutorial I would love to see you finished out comes! As always Thanks for reading and any feedback is appreciated!

Lopez Creations


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Iron-On Transfer Sheets PT 2

So I ended up finding the time today and as promised here is my take on Iron-on transfer for lighter clothing. I like it much better than the transfer for darker clothing however, I still had a few problems. Image

First I found an image. Flip it using Paint. Then printed it on to the transfer paper.

 

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Iron the shirt. The cut out the image and place it picture DOWN. Iron (instructions say 2-3m) I Ironed for MUCH longer.

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Slowly peel off the backing and see what you have! Not all of my image transferred but it left a “grudge” look that I kind of like. So for the future I will stick to using Transfer paper for light clothing. I like it MUCH better!

 

Thanks for reading!

-Lopez Creations


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Iron-On Transfer Sheets

Experimenting with iron-on transfer sheets. This is my first time playing around with them, today I used the the transfer sheets for dark clothing. I actually have decided I don’t like them. The process for the dark clothing is as following, Print an image (no need to reverse) cut image from transfer sheet, place on clothing picture facing up then iron the whole transfer to the clothing. My experience no matter how long you iron for I just couldn’t get it to stick all the way. For the transfer paper in the lighter clothing kit, you reverse the image and the transfers off of the paper. I will try that one tomorrow in the hopes I like that one. But here are my pictures of the process I went threw for the dark clothing iron-on transfer paper :

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I printed a blues clues image. (ended up printing it twice because I originally flipped the image :/) So as a reminder when using transfer paper for DARK clothing DO NOT REVERSE the image! 🙂

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make sure to IRON clothing first

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Cute around the image, then peel of the back. Place image side up onto your clothing. Cover with included wax paper and IRON (the direction say 2 minutes. I Had to Iron it for MUCH longer and it is still not completely attached. Hopefully I will have better luck with the iron-on kit for lighter clothing tomorrow.

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So this is my finished product. Still looks cute even though the transfer didn’t work 100%. I expect the picture to fall off within the first wear :/ Well until tomorrow. Thanks for reading!

-Lopez Creations