Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Soccer Crafts to Support the German Team!!!

Seeing as today is the last day before Germany's big game against Spain I decided to do another post about the World Cup. BUT I have some awesome projects to share with you! I wish I had found these before my last post, but better late than never I guess.
I found a site called Gabriele's Conga-Baeren Blog which happened to have some really creative World Cup projects. The site is in German, but she takes wonderful photos which are really inspirational. I am only showing you the soccer related projects in this post and I would reccomend you check out her site even if you don't speak German for some other great ideas. Google will do rough translations for you if you want to know more about any of the projects in her photos.
Gabriele generously agreed to let me feature pictures from her website in today's post.
Vielen Dank Gabriele!
All of these projects can also be found HERE.

To start off we have these super cute rings made in Germany's colours. These are made using elastic with organza ribbon sewn into a rosette or flower shape and then sewn onto the elastic. You could wear one, or even two if you wanted to have a larger looking ring. Super fun!

Next she has made a plethora of jewellery and accessories to keep you sporting the team colours at all times. An assortment of earrings, a bracelet, a ring, a cellphone charm and a key ring. It would be easy to expand on this and make a necklace or a purse charm or something similar. The possibilities are almost endless!

This one struck me as quite hilarious as it is a kleenex holder for people who get emotional very easily. In the event that Germany does not win their next game they will have their tissues close by. LOL. I love it.
Of course I will be hoping and praying that Germany does advance into the final.

Last but not least, she has made a beautiful flower for those who want to support the team but still look classy. This flower can be pinned onto a jacket or a blouse, a purse or a hat. Basically anywhere that things can be pinned. Very creative!
I hope you have enjoyed sharing in the team spirit a little with me and if you would like to see the original projects please go on over to Gabriele's Blog.
If you have any other World Cup related crafts you would like to share make a comment!

In other news I am extremely excited to announce that I will be interviewing Cynthia from THE SEWING DORK on Friday July 9th. She has very generously offered to do a GIVEAWAY for my readers which is so very thoughtful of her. I can hardly wait!



Tracy Krauss said...

Fun crafts! I like the kleenex holder!

Pris said...

These are fantastic... I thought the rings were hair elastics, which would also be cool!

Lydia said...

Hair elastics would be super cool too! Most of these crafts would work for other sports teams as well so they could be made in say Rider green?? :)

Anke said...

Wie klasse, die Ideen sind genial! Ich lade heute auch noch ein Projekt hoch, das ich fürs Halbfinale gebastelt habe.

Gabriele von Conga-Baeren said...

Hallo Lydia,

großes Kompliment an dich. Ich finde es ganz, ganz toll von dir, dass du über Deutschland so klasse berichtest u. ich fühle mich geehrt, dass du über meine Deutschland-Projekt so nett berichtest. Vielen Dank dafür. Thank you very much!!!

Ich hoffe auch, dass Deutschland heute abend gewinnt.

Viele liebe Grüße

Lydia said...

Danke sehr Gabriele! Ihre Projekte sind echt klasse! Es ist nur schade dass die Deutschen nicht gewonnen habe. Naechsten mal :)