Category: Rhinestones

Mar 06

St. Patrick’s Day Burlap & Homespun Craft Projects

lucky-2Spring is coming soon and that means it’s time to line up your spring holiday crafting projects!  We’ve been doing a few St. Patrick’s Day themed project in the studio the past few weeks.  I’m sharing three of them here in this post and the last one, the Blessings Wall Hanging, has some step by step photos of the entire project.  We are also be giving away some St. Patrick’s Day bling in our Jubilee Rhinestones  store so be sure to check that out if you enjoy the giveaways.


 

GreenWreathChevron, anyone?  Jubilee Fabric has some really cute chevron burlap ribbons in stock now.  This green chevron was just begging to be implemented into a St. Patrick’s Day craft!  These two projects were incredibly simple and they both turned out very nicely.  The grapevine wreath was purchased at our local craft store and then simply wrapped with the green chevron burlap.  The edges of the burlap are wired so it stays where you put it and the bow is easy to shape.  After the ribbon and the bow were secured with hot glue, we glued a random assortment of our wooden buttons to add interest.

 


 

floraWho doesn’t love to see a little girl with a bow in her hair?  Flora’s aunt made this St. Patrick’s Day bow for her out of the same green chevron burlap ribbon.  We love the unique design of the bow and since this bow is simply green chevron burlap, it will keep Flora from getting pinched on St. Patrick’s Day AND it will be adorable with any green outfit for the rest of the year!  I’m thinking this could even look really cute with something for Christmas as well.

 

 


 

CloverDecorPinterestThis adorable door decor was created by our digital designer, Sara.  Obviously, Sara’s design skills go well beyond digital art!  She stitched together some 4″ squares cut from our Shamrock Green homespun fabric.  Then Sara cut a clover design from the stitched squares, clipped the outer raw edges just a bit and washed it in the washing machine to fray those clipped edges.  She cut a larger clover design from burlap and glued the washed fabric clover onto it adding a bit of polyester fiberfill in between the two layers.  This makes the fabric clover just a bit puffy and gives it a 3D effect.  Just a simple piece of burlap or jute glued to the back will make a nice hanger.  The finishing touch of some green rick rack and a burlap bow makes this a totally unique and adorable door or wall decor.


IMG_31142In researching a bit about St. Patrick’s Day, I discovered a number of really beautiful “Irish Blessings” which have apparently been passed through the generations in Ireland.  This inspired me to create a holiday wall hanging that quoted a phrase from one of the blessings.  The hardest part was picking which phrase to use but I finally settled on “May God bless you and be with you.”  I used the Custom Rhinestone Word option in the Jubilee Rhinestones store to create the text in sparkling green rhinestones.  Following are some step by step pictures of the project in process and some brief instructions on how to make something similar.

Blessings Wall Hanging

You will need:

  • 1 large size burlap drawstring bag
  • 8-10 four inch squares of assorted homespun fabric
    * Its important to use homespun fabric.  Regular cotton won’t fray well.
  • Small piece of burlap approximate 10″ x 10″
  • Rhinestone lettering of your choice (or other type of lettering)
  • 2 cute wood buttons
  • 1″ frayed edge burlap ribbon or thick jute string for hanger.
  • approximately 1″ x 12″ thick cardboard
  • one piece of scrap canvas type fabric approximately 14″ x 14″
  • green embroidery floss or thin green yarn for outline stitching on clover
  1. Lay out your four inch squares in a pinwheel design onto the center of your scrap canvas fabric.  Pin the centers into place but leave the outer edges loose.
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  2. Begin with any square and stitch the three visible sides down by stitching about 3/8 inch from the raw edge.  Use a contrasting color fabric and a long loose stitch because you will be removing this stitching later on.  For each square, you’ll need to fold the square next to it back so that you can stitch three sides.IMG_3077IMG_3078
  3. Continue all the way around the pinwheel stitching the three visible sides of each block individually.IMG_3077
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  4. Stitch the last square as far as you can, folding back the first square and stitching right up to the stitch line.IMG_3081
  5. Cut a clover shape from the burlap piece and pin it into the center of the pinwheel.  Stitch in place by stitching about 3/8″ from the raw edges of the burlap.  Use a small tight stitch and a coordinated color thread this time because this stitching is not coming out!IMG_3083IMG_3084
  6. Now clip the exposed raw edges with small clips about 3/8 – 1/2 inch apart.  Be careful that you don’t clip into the stitching.IMG_3090IMG_3088
  7. Machine wash and dry this piece to fray the exposed edges.  After it’s removed from the dryer, press from the back side to remove wrinkles.IMG_3099
  8. Remove the outer stitching around the pinwheel but leave the stitching around the burlap clover intact.IMG_3100
  9. Cut away the scrap canvas fabric backing by trimming from the back side really close to the clover stitching.IMG_3101
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  10. Use green embroidery floss or thin green yard to stitch some giant hand stitches around the burlap clover to outline it.IMG_3106
  11. Now use a hot glue gun to glue this onto your burlap drawstring bag with the drawstring opening at the top.  Apply your lettering of choice to the top portion of the bag.  We used iron on rhinestone letters from Jubilee Rhinestones. Now glue the cardboard piece into the top of the bag between the front and the back about 1/2″ down from the top edge.  Glue both front and back sides.  Then glue the very top together sealing the cardboard inside the bag.IMG_3107
  12. Glue the buttons onto the 1″ frayed burlap ribbon and glue each end of the ribbon to the top corners of the bag to make a hanger.  This jute twine can be used in place of the ribbon if you wish.

There you have it!  A cute burlap Irish Blessing for your door or wall.  The advantage to using the burlap bag is that all the edges are already finished off for you and it’s such a perfect size for a door hanging.  I may be making more of these for future holidays this year.

Did you like the rhinestone lettering that we used?  We are giving away a similar iron on that says “LUCKY” in the two tone green rhinestones.  You can enter the giveaway here.  Entries will be accepted until March 11, 2014.

So in honor of my new found fondness of Irish blessings, I’ll leave you with one of my favorites:

May God be with you and bless you.
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortunes
and rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
from this day forward.

lucky

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Mar 26

New Sample Shirts Available!!

We’ve just added new sample shirts in all sizes (S-XXL)!  These won’t last long so act fast if you see something you like!

Please note that there is only ONE of each shirt so once it’s gone, it’s gone!  But, of course, you can always purchase the iron-on transfer and make your own shirt if you don’t get the one you want.

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Mar 20

Coming Soon!

Happy First Day of Spring!

We’ve got a lot going on in the Studio today –

1. FREE SHIPPING with any $100 purchase from Jubilee Rhinestones.  Free standard shipping on all domestic orders will expire on Friday, March 22nd so get your orders in quickly!

2. BRIGHT HOMESPUN FABRICS on sale in honor of the First Day of Spring!  You can also still get a FREE Spring Fling Ragged Quilt digital download pattern with any $20 purchase through the end of March with coupon code springfling.

3. And this — –

That’s my little nephew in there!  Our graphic designer, Sara, will begin her maternity leave in April so all custom orders and customizable design orders will be suspended until she comes back to work.  Please get your custom/customizable orders in by April 1st if you need them soon!  We should know sometime in May when custom work will resume.

If you’re considering a custom or customizable order then take advantage of our FREE SHIPPING offer and place your order today!

4. Check our Jubilee Fabrics and Jubilee Rhinestones facebook pages for special facebook-only sales and giveaways!

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Mar 11

Baseball Bling Giveaway!!

Spring means flowers, sunshine, flip flops, and BASEBALL!  If you’re a baseball fanatic or know someone who is then we’ve got a giveaway for you!

Win this set of five Baseball Iron On Transfers (including two brand new designs!) PLUS one of our new Baseball Decal Stickers!!  The winner will choose the mascot word so don’t worry if you’re not a Panthers fan.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog by Monday, March 18th.  A winner will be randomly selected and notified via email on the following day.

Why do YOU love baseball season??  The weather?  The friends in the bleachers?  The concession stand food??

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Mar 06

Care Packages with Bling!

It’s March — almost Spring!! — and in many parts of the country Spring means RACE TIME!  We have all the racing bling you need — 5k, 13.1, and 26.2 iron on transfers for your race day shirt.

Or maybe the idea of running makes you cringe but you have a friend who has been training for her first (or fortieth) race.  You could take a cue from our own customer service guru, Amanda, and put together a fun gift basket for your favorite racer!

Amanda’s mother-in-law is training for her first half-marathon and Amanda arranged this care package to support her.  What a great way to “be there” for someone when you can’t actually be there!  Care packages are great gifts for graduates, sports teams, new or expecting moms, college students, and, of course, birthdays and holidays.

Care packages are fun to make and fun to receive!  Add some sparkle to your next care package with iron on bling or decal stickers from Jubilee Rhinestones!

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Feb 21

NEW Rhinestone Sticker Decals! Giveaway!

We’re SOOOOO excited about our new line of Rhinestone Stickers!  Our Rhinestone Transfers are great for clothing and fabrics but with our new Rhinestone Sticker Decals you can apply bling to many more surfaces!  No iron necessary!  Simply peel and stick to any non-porous surface that needs a little bling.

These decals are not permanent but we’ve been testing one on a car window and it has stayed on through extreme heat and wintry weather — and even a few car washes! — for over 8 months now!  Decals can be removed cleanly from most surfaces.

Perfect for car windows, mirrors, lockers, travel mugs, electronics, binders, and even kitchen appliances!  The Keurig coffeemaker in the Jubilee Studio recently got a bling makeover! View our easy application instructions and see pictures of our fancy new coffeemaker HERE.

We’re kicking off this new product line with a sale and a giveaway!  ALL of our new Rhinestone Sticker Decals are on sale — check out our selection and grab a few to try out while they’re discounted.  We’ll add more designs in the future but we’ve got a great group of Rhinestone Stickers available now.

Leave a comment on this blog and be entered to win one Heart Rhinestone Sticker AND one Cross Rhinestone Sticker (pictured above).  We’ll select THREE winners so share this giveaway with your friends!  Check out our Rhinestone Sticker Decals collection and let us know what other designs you’d like to see added soon!  Comment entries will be accepted through Wednesday, February 27th and winners will be notified the following day.

Please share our exciting news with your friends!  And we would LOVE to see pictures of how you use your Rhinestone Stickers!

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Feb 08

Exclusive Sale for Blog Readers!

Alright, blog readers, here is a special sale just for YOU.  We ran an exclusive sale for newsletter recipients, an exclusive sale for Facebook fans, and now it’s your turn!  (And if you are a subscriber to all three outlets then you’ve hit the sale jackpot this week!)

Save 40% off your ENTIRE PURCHASE of iron on rhinestone transfers and/or loose rhinestones.  This is a huge discount!

The 40% off discount does not apply to sale items, $1 bin items, custom items, and customizable designs.  But good news!!  Our Sweetheart Sale and Bridal Sale just ended so those items are now eligible for this discount!!

Use coupon code blog40 through Tuesday, February 12th to get your discount.

Happy shopping!

 

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Jan 13

Sweetheart Giveaways

Love is in the air!  Valentine’s Day is a month away and we want you to be ready!  You’ll find everything you need to make this Valentine’s Day special in our two Sweetheart Sales.

 

Jubilee Rhinestones’ Sweetheart Sale features an assortment of heart and love iron on transfers as well as pink and red loose stones and heart nailheads.  Even if you’re not a fan of Valentine’s Day you can take advantage of this opportunity to get a great price on these items!  This sale includes designs that can be used any time of year to show your love for whatever you’re passionate about.  Stock up and save!

Check out the Spoken For iron on transfer while you’re shopping because you have an opportunity to WIN a free Spoken For iron on transfer just by leaving a comment on this blog post.  Simply comment “Spoken For” on this post by Friday, January 18th to enter!

 

Jubilee Fabric’s Sweetheart Sale includes our Sweetheart Throw and a selection of pink and red fabrics and embellishments.  We’ve even added some heart-shaped buttons to the sale!  The Sweetheart Throw is available as a digital or print pattern or you can purchase the fabric kit that includes almost everything you need to make one of these fancy throws for yourself.

One blog winner will WIN a free Sweetheart Throw pattern (you may choose digital or print).  Simply check out our Sweetheart Sale and then comment “Sweetheart Throw” on this post by Friday, January 18th to enter!

 

Feel free to enter one or both giveaways.  Winners will be randomly selected and notified via email on the day after the contest period closes.  Happy shopping!

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Jan 10

Bargain Bling!

Spending less and saving more is one of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions.  If you’re trying to save money but love to wear rhinestones then check out Jubilee Rhinestones‘ great deals on bling.  We think our regular prices are very affordable but these discount options can save you even more money.

Clearance — We occasionally discontinue designs to make room for exciting new products.  Our Clearance iron on transfers are designs that have been discontinued and drastically reduced in price (but are still very cute!).  Some designs are marked down over 90% off the original price!  Quantities are limited though so act fast if you see something you like.

Samples — We apply our iron on transfers to shirts so that we can provide our customers with pictures of how the designs look on a mannequin model.  Once we get the pics we need we don’t have any use for the shirt (trust me, we all have PLENTY of bling in our own closets).  You can purchase one of these sample shirts with the rhinestone transfer already applied for around $5.  Quantities of these are extremely limited — there is only one of each sample shirt so when it’s gone it is gone for good!  BUT we’re always adding more so check back often!

$1 Bin — You can always find a great deal in our $1 Bin!  Many small iron on transfers for only $1 each!  These designs are perfect for adding to other rhinestone transfer designs or using by themselves when you want an understated bling look.  Or include a cute rhinestone transfer in a greeting card as a simple gift for someone far away.  These small designs are great for blinging small items like wallets, purses, hats, socks, scarves, etc.

On Sale Now! — Check out our On Sale Now page!  We often put various rhinestone transfers on sale for a limited time.  Sometimes it’s our new designs, sometimes it’s a whole category of designs, and sometimes it’s just whatever we feel like putting on sale that week!  You may only find a few designs in the sale page or you may find many but it’s always a good place to find a great deal on our current inventory!

Of course, free is the best bargain of all, right?  If you follow this blog regularly you know that we love giving stuff away!  Bookmark this page and don’t miss out on the next giveaway coming soon!!

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