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One of the greatest men's shirt makeovers ever. Okay, I'm partial, but I think this is one of the greatest makeovers of a men's dress shirt into something else--a cute, springy skirt!

One of the greatest men's shirt makeovers ever

I had so much fun with this and just figured it out as I went along, but I do have the pics and instructions for you in a tutorial. Follow along if you ever want to do this to an old shirt! Do note--I'm using a 100% cotton chambray shirt here. It's really sturdy and thick. This wouldn't work well with a finer dress shirt, unless you lined it, and even then, I don't recommend it. I started out with this shirt from Goodwill Outlet. I grabbed a skirt from my closet to use as a pattern. Cut off the collar and back yoke--basically cut in a horizonal line, as high up as you can comfortably do it.

Press the center back pleat out flat and mark your centers. To cut the back out, lay your shirt out with the center back becoming the fold of the fabric. For the front, lay the shirt front out flat and put the skirt on top. Now, cut out the waistband. Ta-da! Wire & Paper. &jones design company - StumbleUpon. Welcome to flower week – five days of simple and delightful flower projects.

&jones design company - StumbleUpon

I could probably do three weeks of flowers because there are so many different ways to create them, but I’ve limited it to five of my current favorites. Before we get started, let me make a few disclaimers: 1. I find inspiration for projects all over the place {online, in shops, in magazines}, then figure out how to re-create them on my own. Each of these projects are my adaptation of something I’ve seen elsewhere. 2. 3. Okay, so let’s begin. Here’s what you’ll need: :: paper {either cover or text weight} :: florist wire :: scissors, pencil, glue gun STEP ONE: cut irregular circle This circle is approximately 8 inches, but you can do any size you wish. STEP TWO: cut spiral Start at the outside edge and cut in a spiral fashion to the center. I like a sort of bumpy shape so that the petals end up a bit irregular If you aren’t so sure about your cutting skills, feel free to draw your spiral before cutting.

Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That. Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you.

Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That

The proof: I can, just take a quick look at my result below. And, believe me, I am neither meticulous nor particularly patient. You could even say I’m the opposite. Below you can see my very first attempt to create paper flowers. What you will need to make your own Kusudama paper ball? 1. 3. 4. (optionally) I prefer torn paper instead of cut. You have to start with a single petal. Now you have to glue your 5 petals into a flower.

Apply the glue to only one side of each petal, except for the last one, in this case cover both sides with glue. Your first flower is done. Don’t glue every petal right after you make it. When all 12 flowers are finished you have to glue them together. When two halves of Kusudama Flower Ball are ready you have to glue them together. Quilling-art.jpg from odditycentral.com.