Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bow holder

I decided the best way to organize all the bows that I have made for Hailey was to make a bow holder. It was fun and I only had to buy the frame which was only $6 at Ikea. I had the scrap fabric from when I had curtains made for her bedroom. All I did was take the fabric and put over the plastic that came with the frame and taped it down good, then put 3 pieces of ribbon going down it and that was it! Totally simple and it looks cute in her room!


Valentine's Decor

For our Valentine's decor this year I decided to make a lot of it instead of buying it. My inspiration to be able to do it came from the wonderful Pinterest.. Here it is below..
I made paper heart garland. Totally simple and pretty self explanatory.. Cut paper strips, fold in half for the bottom of the heart then fold it in for the top and staple it and repeat by stapling them all together. Easy, fun and free because I already had everything for it..
Wood block letters... Really fun to make and easy. Paint them whatever color you like, then Mod Podge paper and letters on to say whatever you like!

Paper mache letters that I spray painted.. They were $1 at the craft store.. not bad!

This has to be my favorite decoration and the most time consuming. I had no idea how to get words nicely onto wood so after many tries I finally got it and from far away it looks great, just don't get too close, my first painting is a little sloppy.. But pretty easy.. Bought the hearts at the craft store and the ribbon, painted the hearts and stapled them to the ribbon.


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Simple infinity scarf tutorial

Here I will show you how to make a very simple infinity scarf. Like one of my past posts there are many things you can do with old t-shirts.

Start with a basic mens t-shirt size m-xl. Be sure to get one with so seams on the sides.
You can use a rotary cutter or scissors, but cut from the bottom of one arm pit to the other. Don't worry about getting the line perfectly straight. It wont matter.

Cut the bottom seam off

This is what you should now have

Then take and stretch really hard to curl up the edges... Good job for the kiddos :)

And now you have a simple infinity scarf!

For a bigger scarf to wrap around twice be sure to get an XL size shirt. This is a medium and I would not be able to wrap twice. Find shirts at thrift stores or your husbands closet or you could pay a little more and get them at Target for about $5!!

Bows, bows and more bows...

While on maternity this last year I decided to learn how to make bows for my daughter's hair. I saw so many cute bows to match different party/birthday themes on Etsy and I wanted to be able to make them and not have to buy them. So after a few weeks of searching on YouTube and other sites for tutuorials I was finally able to make my own hair bows. I made some for my daughter to wear to my baby shower and her 2nd birthday as well. Here are just a few that I have made over the last few months...


Thursday, February 2, 2012

T-shirt redo

I never knew what to do with old t-shirts and just left them piling up in my closet until I discovered Pinterest and found tons of things to do with them. So here are a couple scarves that I made using some old shirts..

This scarf above I made using two tops that no longer fit me. I cut them into thin and wide strips. I braided some of the thin strips and tied them.

This scarf I made simply by cutting strips of a tshirt and stringing them together. The tip to get them to curl is to stretch them out. Very simple and fun!



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