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11  Re: Natty light Christmas Wreath in Winter Holidays by Jennickell on: January 30, 2012 07:11:24 AM
I am the worst at giving directions or teaching, but I will try.
First using a pair of scissors you dont mind getting dull, cut the tops of the beer cans (just poke through the top and cut around.

Then cut down the side (I cut down the side with the bar code) all the way down and then cut the bottoms off. Now you will have a flat sheet (if your cans were not very clean, this is a good time to wash the sheets off well. Just a wet dish cloth and dry well) WARNING: These sheets will have sharp edges, be careful.

Then I used several different flower dies and cut out different flower shapes (the sizzix orginal dies or bigz are the only ones that will cut through the cans, cant use sixxlits).
The cool thing is after you cut them out, the sizzix kinda rounds the edges so they are not as sharp.

I used a straw wreath and wrapped it with wide ribbon all the way around and secured in the back with floral pins.

Then just starting at the top, just worked my way around, layering and fiilling in places around the wreath, topped it off with a big bow!

Hope that explained it,here are a few more things I have made from beer cans:

These are just some plan picks, I used a brad to secure them in the middle and used wire to attach to some wooden sticks.

These are tree ornaments, I stuck the sheets of cans to sticky backed fun foam, then cut out the shapes, Christmas tree, angel and snowflake!
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12  Crocheted I-pad sleeve in Crochet: Completed Projects by Jennickell on: January 27, 2012 08:00:39 AM
I have a TON of old, cheap arylic yarn (like from the 70's that someone gave me), really this stuff is so weird and plasticy feeling, you really cant make anything wearable from it. But it works great for useful items like this ipad sleeve:

I love the colors of this old yarn, it also has a really nice stretch to it, makes for great coozies of all types. (I have also made some can coozies and lighter covers, no pics, but I will make some more and take pics)
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13  Natty light Christmas Wreath in Winter Holidays by Jennickell on: January 27, 2012 07:55:16 AM
Well, after seeing the over flowing recyle bin filled with empty Natty light cans, I said to myself "there has go to be something I can do with these". Well, I little brainstorming I figured out that I can use my handy-dandy old fashioned sizzix and cut out shapes. So I cut out a bunch of different size flowers and layered them and pinned them down with floral pins to a straw wreath. My fiance loved that I could incorporate my love of crafting with his love of crappy cheap beer, so here it is:
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14  WIP Runestone embroidery in Needlework: Completed Projects by Jennickell on: January 27, 2012 07:44:47 AM
My fiance and I have developed a recent interest in viking, nordic history and naturally runestones come along with that. I thought what a great idea if would be to embroider and frame a series of different stones from around scandanavia, so here is what I started:

and here is the picture I used for the design, I blew it up and just traced it onto some muslin (I thought it would look more rustic that way), I am really not sure what I am going to do with it when I am done, probably just frame it, or I am thinking a pillow.
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15  Not sure what you would call these hats in Crochet: Completed Projects by Jennickell on: January 23, 2012 06:18:50 AM

But my boys love them, great way to use up scraps.
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16  Re: Post your CRAFTY Tattoos! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by Jennickell on: January 17, 2012 09:45:58 AM

sorry its kinda blurry
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17  Crochet Food, yummy! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Jennickell on: January 13, 2012 02:43:56 PM
Well, this was a special request from my sister for my niece for Christmas. Everything I just made up as I was going along, and no I wasnt frantically crocheting durring the 12hr car ride to see her for Christmas. What kind of an aunt do you think I am??lol
OK here we go:
First, a hamburger and bologna sammich, complete with all the fixings (lettuce, tomato, cheese)

A hot dog


Ice cream cone (sorry its sideways, I made more scoops but didnt get a pic, used velcro to make them stick and stack up)

And my best one so far.....
A salad (complete with baby carrots, cucumber slices, tomato wedges, egg wedges and 3 different kinds of greens)

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18  Re: South Park Hats in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by Jennickell on: December 02, 2010 02:38:58 PM
I made this one using just a basic beanie pattern

J hook and "I love this yarn"

for the pom pom, a credit card or gift card long way is the perfect size

Hope that helps
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19  The beanie every guy wants (adult) in Crochet: Completed Projects by Jennickell on: December 02, 2010 12:12:42 PM
I had seen these for babies on etsy or somewhere, I showed my son (15) and he's like "mom make me one"
so here it is, the boob beanie
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yep he wears it out, his friends try to motorboat his head, something is just not right with that, ha ha !
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20  Brain Slug! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Jennickell on: December 02, 2010 11:41:48 AM
So what is the Brain Slug party going to do for the working man, attach Brain Slugs to thier heads of course
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