December 14, 2011
What you need:
Needle and thread
1. Cut circles out of your material about 2 inches in diameter.
2. Using your needle and thread, pucker the fabric around the bottle cap.
3. Pull the thread tight and knot.
4. Sew 6 fabric covered bottle caps together like a flower.
5. Cut a 5 inch square.
6. Start folding the fabric under the bottle caps, making a hexagon shape.
7. Sew the bottle caps to the hexagon fabric.
And that’s it! You are done!
Now make 3 more and you have a set!
November 1, 2011
I was watching a program with my daughter and one of the characters on the show had a tee with slashed sleeves. I loved the look so I tried it out on one of my own tee’s.
June 22, 2011
Finally I have the tutorial for the knotted capalana necklace. Sorry it took so long, its been busy here with trying to get my house in order and helping my friend tear apart hers and get her packed to leave for the states. Capalana’s come in a wide range of designs and colors, but you dont have to use a capalana, you can use any material you would like.
What you need:
1 yd of Capalana(or fabric of choice)
Marbles, seeds or beads
2. Sew the right sides together into a tube.
3. Turn the fabric right side out.
4. Make a knot in the middle of the tube.
5. Take a marble and put inside the tube and push it tightly against the knot and knot on the other side of the marble. Continue knotting and adding marbles until you get the desired length of necklace.
6. Finish off the edges by folding them inside and sewing over the ends. If you want to add a little more flare, try hand sewing on a flower.
December 17, 2010
I love this idea! We have had so much fun making our own bows, the color combinations are so fun. If you are low on funds, and have some old magazines laying around, try this, your gifts will sparkle.
December 16, 2010
All you need is some elastic, doesn’t matter the width, and some felt circles to make this cute elastic gift band. Its been so fun wrapping gifts this year, well I should say watching my daughter wrap gifts. She comes home from school everyday asking what she can wrap. We have tried to stay with recycling and have made a lot of the gift ties and bows(that’s coming tomorrow).
1.Gather up some elastic and felt(cut in circles, size of your choice).
2. Cut the elastic to the size you want, then machine stitch the ends together.
3. Using a needle and thread, sew on the circles by hand, remember the circles will touch when sewing them on.
And that’s it, simple and fun!
Sorry I didn’t have any photos of the sewing process but its fairly simple to figure out.
December 14, 2010
I love it when my daughter wants to create something with me! She was looking around the kitchen and had found to light bulbs that were getting ready for the recycle bin and asked if we could add some glitter to them and make ornaments. I said yeah why not. So she got out the trusty Mod Podge(I don’t know what I would do without it) and we each decorated a light bulb.
This is pretty easy, all you need is: an old light bulb, Mod Podge(or glue), paint brush, glitter, a ribbon and hot glue gun.
1. Using your paint brush, paint Mod Podge all over your light bulb, then cover it with glitter. My daughter made a mix of gold, silver & white glitter.
For a different look, I Mod Podged my light bulb and covered it with small strips of sheet music.
2. Cut two strips of ribbon. One small piece to wrap around the base and one large piece for hanging on the tree.
3. Hot glue the large piece of ribbon to each side of the base.
4. Hot glue your small piece of ribbon around the base, covering the ends of the other ribbon.
And there you have it, super simple and super cute!
December 13, 2010
I love it when I can make something that is completely recycled. This little tabletop Christmas tree is one of those projects.
If you have an old book or newspaper laying around that has those lovely yellowed aged pages, this would be the perfect project to use them on.
~Old frozen pizza box or cereal box
~Old newspaper or book
~Optional – Glitter & Scrapbook supplies
December 9, 2010
These were so much fun to make, super easy too and suede when cut with sharp scissors makes a very clean edge. I used a leather shirt and suede coat that I found at the Goodwill for my bracelets. They turned out so pretty and very comfy to wear.
For details on how to make one click here, it is in German but you will get the idea.
Beautiful Christmas gift idea.
December 8, 2010
Remember that wonderful weekend I got to spend with my sisters and mom? Well part of our time was spent shopping and we got to look at a lot of Christmas decor. I found these pine cone ornaments that were so cute and yet something that could easily be made. I didn’t have any pine cones in my yard but a friend let me scrounge around her yard for some. Most of them were closed so I had to do some prep work, but even that was easy.
1. If your pine cones are closed, stick them in the oven at 200 degrees.
2. Keep checking them until they are dry and open up all the way(about 2-3 hrs).
3. Put Tacky glue on each section of the pine cone.
4. Cover completely with glitter.
5. Let them dry completely and add a ribbon.
December 2, 2010
Remember the Yarn Wreath I made for the 12 days of DIY Christmas? I had it hanging on the door and when my daughter came home for Thanksgiving I decided to send it back with her to school. I figured I could make another one, but when I was laying in bed last night I came up with this idea and what better way to get rid of some of your scraps. You could totally do this for anytime of the year. I am excited to make a Valentine one.
~Wreath form(can be foam)
~Fabric Scraps 4″ width
~Hot Glue Gun
1. Start out by using your glue gun to secure the first strip. Wrap around and glue the end.
2. Continue to add strips until it is completely covered.
3. Gather up some fabric roses and hot glue them to the wreath.
4. Hand on your door or favorite wall and enjoy!