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20 Sarcastic Cross Stitch Patterns (PG, PG-13 and R Rated)

20 snarky cross stitch patterns

20 sarcastic cross stitch patterns. Rated PG through Rated R.. some of these are FREAKING HILARIOUS!!

I have been having great time sharing sarcastic and snarky crafts on my Facebook page and some of my favorites have been simple cross stitch patterns.  

In order to keep track of all that sarcasm, I put together a list of my favorites, along with links to wear you can buy the patterns.  (Some are not actually available for purchase.. but most are.)   I have sorted them by JUST HOW OFFENSIVE they probably are.  So if you don’t like swear words or other risqué topics, I wouldn’t scroll down!

However, if you have a smart ass sense of humor like I do, I bet you get at least ONE good chuckle from one of these!  Check them out!  

If you are looking for less offensive embroidery ideas, you may like these projects instead.

Easy Embroidery Floss Tassels

Easy diy tassels from embroidery floss
Easy Embroidery Floss Tassels.  A single skein of embroidery thread is all it takes to make these cute tassels. Perfect for keychains, zipper pulls, home decor or even cell phone dangers.  SUPER EASY TO MAKE

I have seen these cute tassel keychains and cell phone danglers popping up in local stores and online, so I wanted to show you just how easy it is to make your own. Embroidery Floss Tassels can be made in almost ANY color, since there are limitless types and colors of floss.  Plus with the metallics and reflective polyester fibers you can get some gorgeous tassels. 
For my version I used the Radiant Treasures floss, which is polyester and reflects the light beautifully.  But you could also use standard Embroidery Floss or even the Light Effects/Metallic type which looks like spun metal.
Easy diy tassels from embroidery floss I made my tassels directly on jewelry Rings with claw clasps so they could be used as a keychain or zipper pull, but you could put them on standard rings if you wanted to use them in other ways.
How to make your own DIY embroidery floss tassel keychain. So easy and fast to do!
 You could also hand these tassels off a backpack or on a purse, or even use them in decorating.  Make them in holiday colors and turn them into Christmas ornaments.  They really are just that versatile.
DIY tassel zipper pull
Plus they come together in about 2 minutes.  YES.. they are seriously that fast.  I put together a video to show you exactly how quick they come together.
For those of you who prefer the step by steps with photos, keep reading! 


SUPPLY LIST: 

Jewelry Rings (with claw clasps)
Super Glue
Scissors (I obsessed with the non-stick teflon kind)
Standard Embroidery Floss or
Radiant Treasures Embroidery Floss (as seen in tutorial) or
Light Effects/Metallic Embroidery Floss

TUTORIAL:

Step 1:
Pull out approximately 24 inches of floss from the skein and set aside.
Embroidery Floss metallic tassel
Step 2:
Slide the sleeve of the skein down to one end but don’t remove it completely. How to made embroidery floss tassel
Step 3:
Slide the ring over the sleeve on the skein.
Making tassel keychain from thread
Step 4:
Slide the ring off the sleeve and into the center of the skein. You can remove the sleeve at this point. Metallic embroidery floss tassels
Step 5:
Fold the skein in half on the ring. You want to make sure you have lined up both ends, since that is the bottom of your soon to be tassel. Using embroidery thread to make tasselsStep 6:
Take the extra 24 inches of floss and wrap it around the very top of the tassel, just below the ring. You want to make it as tight as you can. Easy DIY tassel keychain
Step 7:
Tie off with a square knot. Again, you would like this to be as tight as possible so the tassel doesn’t loosen up. DIY tassels how to makeStep 8:
Apply a tiny drop of super glue to the knot. This is to keep it from unwrapping, especially once you trim the ends.  Allow to dry completely. Tying tassels so they don t frayStep 9:
Trim the ends of the knot. You can use a needle to push the knot up and under the wrapped thread to hide it. Making your own tassels from threadStep 10:
Cut the loops apart, making sure you have them as even as possible.
DIY embroidery floss tasselsStep 11:
Hold the loose ends in a closed fist and cut them off even with a sharp scissors.Trimming ends of diy tassels
This will make a little bit of a mess. How to make your own tassels
Now you just need to fluff the tassel and separate the floss into it’s individual threads.  This gives it fullness and makes it look really expensive. Silver metallic embroidery floss tassel
This is such a fast and easy project, that looks a lot more complicated than it really is.   You could make a bunch of tassels in no time!

Creativity Unleashed 194


Creativity Unleashed Graphic
Welcome to the Creativity Unleashed Link party. I’ve joined Jessi from Practically Functional, Jacque from The DIY Village, Jocie from One Project Closer, Amy from Her Tool Belt, and Mindi from My Love 2 Create as hostesses for this party.

"It is Great to Be Eight" Birthday Treats

Great to be 8 donut treat topper
It is great to be eight, free printable treat toppers. Make figure 8's out of mini donuts!  A great favor or school treat idea for 8 year old birthdays!
When my oldest daughter turned eight (a few years ago now) we needed a quick and easy favor to bring to school for her classmates.   I originally got the idea for a little "8" made out of donuts from Kendra of Me and My Insanity. We didn't want an entire party with an 'Eight is Great!' theme, but the favors were perfect.

We'll Always Have Love and Laundry

Love and laundry gold printable
They say there are only two sure things in life: Death and Taxes, but I disagree.  In our house there are at least two more sure things: Love and Laundry.

If you have children in your household, you know the struggle that is laundry day.  It seems as though once you get through one load of laundry, the next is already sitting there waiting to be washed. In our house, the clean clothes don’t make it out of the laundry basket, let alone put away properly.

Replacement Window 101: Which Windows Are Right For Me?

Replacement windowsThe seven things you need to know about replacement windows
The summer after moving into our house, we immediately knew we had a problem with temperature regulation in the rooms on the front side of the building (which happen to be the kids’ bedrooms). During the heat of the day the sun would shine directly into the windows and because those rooms are located above the garage, they would heat up like an oven.  No amount of air conditioning blasted into that space was going to keep those rooms cool.

40523750 1We knew needed to do something to better insulate those front rooms and the first thing we thought of was replacing the windows.

Creativity Unleashed 191: Crate And Pallets Giveaway


Creativity Unleashed Graphic
Welcome to the Creativity Unleashed Link party. I’ve joined Jessi from Practically Functional, Jacque from The DIY Village, Jocie from One Project Closer, Amy from Her Tool Belt, and Mindi from My Love 2 Create as hostesses for this party.

This month we have a wonderful prize from Crates & Pallet. A Replica Vintage Coca-Cola Crate,Replica Vintage Coca-Cola Pallet Sign, Replica Vintage Coca-Cola Beverage Carrier, and
Replica Vintage Coca-Cola Pallet Beverage Coasters in a Crate Valued at $148


ENTER TO WIN AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST
You can visit them on their website, on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

100 Autumn Decorating Ideas

100 autumn decorating ideas100 Gorgeous Home Decorating Ideas
Welcome back to this month's All Things Creative.  This month we are focusing on FALL Decor.

Decorating your home for fall doesn't have to be difficult.  We've collected 100 different decor ideas to inspire you this autumn.
100 autumn decorating ideas

HTV Spiderweb Lace Collar On A Tank Top

Spider web around tshirt collar
Spider Web Lace Collar Tank Top. So cute!  Would be great at Halloween.  She made it with glitter HTV on a tank top
You all know I have a new Facebook page just dedicated to crafts right?  If you don’t follow me there, you are SERIOUSLY missing out because I share the funniest and most sarcastic crafts I can find.

Well earlier this week I shared an image of this TOTES ADORBS tank top that had a crocheted collar that appeared to be made by a giant spider.  I LOVED IT.. and apparently all my Facebook followers did too, because that post has recached more than 200,000 people in the last 2 days.
Spider collar
If anyone knows the original owner of this image, I would love to give them credit. I found it on Pinterest.  

Now my crochet skills are not nearly that good yet, I’m still stuck on more simple projects, but I can cut VINYL second to none.  And that is exactly what I did!  Spider lace collar on black tank top

Creativity Unleashed 190: Crates And Pallet Giveaway


Creativity Unleashed Graphic
Welcome to the Creativity Unleashed Link party. I’ve joined Jessi from Practically Functional, Jacque from The DIY Village, Jocie from One Project Closer, Amy from Her Tool Belt, and Mindi from My Love 2 Create as hostesses for this party.

This month we have a wonderful prize from Crates & Pallet. These heavy duty brackets are perfect for open shelves or storage.

ENTER TO WIN AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST
You can visit them on their website, on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

Vintage Surveyor Wood Tripod Floor Lamp

Wooden tripod lamp

DIY floorlamp from a vintage wooden tripod
This summer I made a trip out to my parents house and I spent a little time going through their basement.  My dad always has new and interesting treasures that he finds at flea markets and junk shops. 


Over in one corner I found this filthy wooden tripod, originally used for surveying.  I knew immediately that I wanted to turn it into a lamp so I packed it up and brought it back home with me.  (I stuck it in my suitcase.. I wonder what the TSA thought!) 

Repurposed wooden tripod

I have wanted one of these tripod lamps for-EVER.. since seeing them in the Pottery Barn catalog. 

tripod cherry floor lamp

My version looks pretty darn close! 

Vintage wooden tripod lamp

If you aren’t lucky enough to find an authentic vintage tripod, you can actually buy wooden tripod reproductions on Amazon for about $50.

DIY vintage wooden tripod lamp

Of course, they won’t come with the patina (or cobwebs) that are found on the authentic deal found in your dad’s basement but they are still cheaper than a $470 floor lamp. 

Vintage surveyors tripod

To turn this beauty into a light, it is pretty straight forward.  You just need a make-a-lamp kit and a lampshade.  (You could buy the rewiring supplies individually but the kit makes it easy.) DIY Make a lamp kit

I removed the center threaded washer from the tripod and added a threaded rod though (I used a longer one than the one that came with the kit, because the original was too short.. I secured the rod to the washer using a pair of nuts.  Replacement parts for rewiring lamp

I replaced the washer into the tripod and made sure the threaded rod was high enough to support the new light. Adding hardware to vintage tripod floor lampI added the light kitAdding light fixture to vintage wooden tripodAnd then attached the wires. Rewiring floor lampDIY rewired lamp from tripodFinally I added the shade and it was time to test It out! Adding shade to rewired lampWooden tripod lampIt worked greatDIY tripod lamp

 

This was just one of a series of amazing DIY projects.  You don’t want to miss them: Easy Home Decor Power Tool Projects

The Kim Six Fix Vintage Surveyors Tripod Lamp

Virginia Sweet Pea DIY Candlesticks Using Upcycled Bedposts

H2OBungalow Upcycled Metal and Wood Table

Create and Babble Little Round Stool

My Love 2 Create Small Decorative Caddy

My Repurposed Life Easy One Pallet Project

Designed Decor Build Your Own Tufted Bench  

 

 
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