Bumble Bee's Craft Den

I enjoy crafting and like to try my hand at different things. If there is anything that you see on here that you would like made, please feel free to contact me bumblebeescraftden@gmail.com or by going to my page on Facebook www.facebook.com/bumblebeescraftden. You can post on the wall or send me a message there. I appreciate any comments that people leave so please feel free to comment!!!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Flannel Crackers

A quick post from me today.  I've been making something different with flannels or washcloths if you are not in the UK!  Flannel Crackers!  I made a few up to see what they looked like and was pleased with the result so took them along to a craft table last Saturday and they seemed to go down well.  So this year I will have reindeers and crackers made from flannels and I am using the most gorgeous smelling soap ever to go inside of them - Johnson Baby Soap with Honey.  I think I may start putting a bar of it in my clothes drawers, a lovely fragrance every time I opened the drawers!!

Anyway, here is the finished flannel cracker - abit more adult than the reindeers!!

I made a sleeve to go around them and glittered up a holly die cut and added ribbon to the ends.  I'm doing some different coloured ones as well and I think I will put little die cut gingerbread men on those!

These are easy to do - you just wrap your flannel around your soap and put an elastic band on each end!

Hope you like them as much as I do!!

Friday, 14 November 2014

Santa Gift Decoration

Good afternoon - I've not blogged for a few weeks due to the fact I've been sewing like a good un'!!  I have been trying to get as much stuff as I can together for the stall I am doing at a Christmas Market and as I get so easily distracted it has been tough lol!!

I was in the middle of sewing some little owl brooches when I got side tracked by a lovely Santa decoration that I saw on Pinterest made by Amber from Craftin' Owl!  It was made using Stampin Up products but I actually didn't use any of them for this.  I did use my newish Sizzix French Bow die that I told you about recently and it is very similar to the SU Bow die used in this tutorial.  I really loved how my Santa turned out and wanted to share it with you.

Here is my take on the tutorial

Cute isn't he!!

If you want to have a go at making him, the tutorial that I used was on Craftin' Owl here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Halloween Treat Boxes

Hi there - I'm busy sewing and making items to sell at a Christmas Market I am doing.  I took a little time off though to make some Halloween treat boxes for my 2 nieces.  I saw these boxes over on ChicnScratches Youtube channel and couldn't resist having a go!

They are easy to make and you don't need super fancy equipment to make them.  Here are the ones that I made

I popped them into a cello bag and tied it with black ribbon.

I also made a lolly cover for a chocolate lolly

These are very simple to make, just cut your paper to 2 inches x 11 inches and then score at 4 1/2 inches, 5 1/2 inches, 7 1/2 inches and 8 1/2 inches.  Use your bone folder to go over the score lines, they all fold the same way except the last score on the bit where the stick will go through.  You need to punch a small hole to put the stick through. You then stick the top two pieces together.  I used a Stampin Up Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to get the scalloped top and fancy hole but you could use any punch. Pop the lolly in and put the stick through the hole you made. I then tied a small piece of ribbon through the top hole to finish it off.

I've made a batch of these to give out to kids at the Christmas Market as well - obviously Christmas themed though rather than Halloween!!

My nieces were thrilled to receive both of these treat holders!