Belated Crafterday and Weekly Reflection: Sorry guys!

Hey everyone! Sorry for the lateness of this Crafterday post. This week has been a leetle busy!

I wanted to share this super fun and easy craft idea with you. It’s a great way to add some vintage flair to your decor and to get in some recycling in the process! Meet vintage newspaper bottle-caps.



Anyone who knows me knows that I love glass bottles. I can’t even really explain why, but to me there is so much potential in a bottle. There are a million things you can do with one long after what it originally carried is spent. I love to use bottles as vases or containers for change or buttons. The possibilities are endless!

So this project has probably been done before, but I thought I’d share it. It’s super easy and fun!



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Bottle with lid

Lightweight pretty paper

Glue stick


Start with any glass bottle. Take off any paper or plastic wrapping and rinse the bottle out completely, making sure that it is completely dried. Then, take any lightweight paper (I used a vintage newspaper print, but you could use any kind) and with a glue stick glue up a portion of your paper that’s a little bigger than the lid. (make sure to glue on the wrong side so that the pretty part is what you see! :) Put the lid onto the patch of glue, and glue more about an inch in every direction so that the lid is sitting in a big patch of glue :). Cut around the edge of the glue. With the lid firmly stuck to the paper, start to fold the paper around the edge of the lid in nice, neat folds. When you are done, partially screw the lid onto the bottle and set it upside down for a few hours. The weight will make sure that the paper adheres to the entire lid. After the glue dries, trim the edges of the paper so it is nice and neat all around the lid. And you’re done!


Sorry I’ve been a little slack this weekend. I am very tired and not feeling my best. But have a great weekend and I will be sure to post on Tuesday!


Crafterday: Knitted Hedgehog!

Gosh darn it; I’m calling it Crafterday. Life is short. Use bad puns.

This week’s featured craft is the knitted hedgehog I made for my boyfriend. That’s a bit of an odd gift, I’ll give you that, and even I was surprised when he showed interest as I was showing him my Pinterest knitting board. But interested he was, and so I knitted him a hedgehog. It’s the most cuddly thing ever.

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(Again, sorry for the bad pictures. It was late in a dimly-lit coffee shop.)

The pattern I used was from The Purl Bee. (Click the link to see the pattern!) I love how easy it was. If you are a beginning knitter who isn’t opposed to learning a few new tricks, this could be a very fun pattern to get your feet wet! It knitted up quickly (I finished in less than two days), and the end product is sooo cute! ^_^ The pattern called for the same thickness (but different colors) of yarn for both face/tummy and the body, but I used what I had on hand and ended up with a thinner, lighter yarn for the face and a thicker, darker yarn for the “prickles”. I used the same size needle for both (the pattern had you switch sizes), but this made the “prickly” part more dense. I actually liked it better!

So give it a try! And if you do, show me your creations, either in the comments below or by email. I’d love to see your hedgehogs, and maybe even feature them in an upcoming Crafterday post!

Happy Saturday everyone! :o)