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How To Tie Dye Your LEGS. I am about to show you how to tie dye your legs... or leggs really.

How To Tie Dye Your LEGS

Yeah, they're just stockings, but the result is still the same. I now have 3 different crazy pairs of tights that each were made from old clothes and food coloring. I do know that this red color looks like I got a sunburn or was in a bad fire, so you can stop saying so. This was an experiment, and so the black color that I wanted turned out red. I've fixed it, look: I first thought of tie dying tights when I learned that nylon could take acid dyes, the same type used to color wool.

You will need: 1+ pack of Kool Aid in any color, mixing is fun. I tied up my nylons randomly into a big blob. Add your Kool Aid to a pot of water. I prepared a dye bath of water and Black Cherry Kool Aid. Add your tights to the dye, you can take them out when they have soaked up all the dye or when you are satisfied with the intensity of the color. Let them cool, and take off the string. You should see spots of undyed fabric under the string. 8 Gorgeous Hair Accessories with Tutorials!

There's something about hair accessories that just make me smile!

8 Gorgeous Hair Accessories with Tutorials!

I'm a total girly girl and love any excuse to get all dolled up. For me the hair accessories always seal the deal! The only problem is sometimes they can get rather expensive. So why not make them? I've rounded up some of the best hair accessories tutorials around the web. Learn how to make these gorgeous felt flowers from Miles of Sunshine. Felt medallion headband from Sew Craft Create. Beautiful ruffled chiffon flowers from The Mother Huddler. Learn how to make these t-shirt flowers from A bit of Sunshine. Vintage felt bow tutorial from I Heart Nap Time.

Ruffled knock-off flower from Kiki Creates. Learn to make these interchangeable ruffled headbands with Funky Polkadot Giraffe. Beautiful singed fabric flowers from Creative Little Daisy. Jamielyn Nye is the founder and managing editor of iheartnaptime.net. Faux Metal Rope Bangle. How to make a Faux Metal Rope Bangle I am always on the hunt to find ways to make new DIY accessories.

Faux Metal Rope Bangle

Tired of the same ol same ol friendship bracelets of fashion seasons past, I wanted to spice things up a bit. While I am still perfecting this technique, I am happy with the results so far and thought I would share the tutorial with you, even if I am still tweaking it. Hope you enjoy this quick tutorial on how to create a faux metal bangle bracelet with some twine and glue!

What you will need: Some twine or poly rope that you can find at the hardware store. *Start by measuring off three pieces of the rope for a simple braid. *Hold the three strands of rope together and add a glob of hot glue on the top and bottom of the strands. *Once the glue dries, start your braid. *Then trim the ends in the middle of the where you hot glued the braid. *Add a dollop of hot glue and smush the two ends together. . * Next drench the rope bracelet in fabric stiffener or craft glue. What's Your Emergency? There are lots of “Emergency” supplies needed when you travel – emergency money, emergency credit card, emergency chocolate, emergency make-up, and emergency first aid supplies. I made up a small emergency zippered pouch for Sarah to take on her travels. It is perfectly sized to fit in her handbag/day pack to hold some travel essentials. With it’s patchwork red cross, it is perfect for any emergency supply. I love how it turned out – I think I will make up one for myself.

Details:Fabric: Washi by Rashida Coleman-Hale (from Pink Chalk Studios)Ribbon: Red and White Striped Grosgrain, (from Ribbons Galore).Size: 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches. Minnie Mouse Bow With Doily. I hesitated typing in Minnie Mouse up there…but my husband calls my little girl minnie when she wears it.

Minnie Mouse Bow With Doily

It’s fitting right? Remember the pants I made that match? They’re my favorite. Absolute. I have officially become the mother that finds somewhere to go, just to dress my kids up. Sorry, it is early and I just cannot come up with a better name than that. Supplies: all your sewing stuff (you could just use all glue)scrap fabricfabric glue or hot gluesmall doily (mine measured about 3 inches across)headband or clip Measurements: Keep on mind that you can use any size of fabric you want. Start by folding the fabric in half with the 7 inch sides together and right side in, do not press.

Place the piece flat on a workable surface with the seam running down the center on top. Turn over each end and press into the glue. Start by pinching the doily in the center and then make little gathers on each side until it looks like the picture above. Dab a bit of glue on the back of the tie. You’re done! How-To Make Headbands {21 Free Patterns. I just adore headbands!

How-To Make Headbands {21 Free Patterns

So today I'm featuring several tutorials on how to make headbands as well as headband hairstyles and darling girl hair do ideas. I hope they inspire you to make something pretty for yourself this weekend. How To Make Headbands 1. Petals and Pearls Headband - Leather and pearls give this headband the perfect blend of soft and strong. 2. 6. Headband Hairstyles 7. 11. 12. Braided Headbands 14. Cute Girl Hair Do and Accessories 17. 18. More Fabric Flowers and Hair Accessories: Thanks Ladies. Join in the Chat: How do you organize your jewlery and hair things? Creating Memories that Endure, Laurie. Another headband... Making a new headband is so fast and easy that it makes me feel very productive.

Another headband...

This new one is slightly different from the last. Instead of braiding, I tried knotting it. Want to make one? It's very, very simple, especially if you used to spend lots of time making friendship bracelets. Once again, I just tied it around my head. *This tutorial is provided for personal use only. Braided Headband Tutorial. It's chilly outside here today and I'm loving it!

Braided Headband Tutorial

I enjoyed every minute of reaching into the closet and pulling out soft cozy blankets, snuggling up on the couch with my blanket and laptop to check my e-mail this morning... Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of temps below 40 degrees, but a high of 65, I'll take it! Anyway.... on with the tutorial. Here is what we are making today! What you need- Thick hair tie Six 1" strips of fabric Bulldog clip or safety pin Sewing machine (or needle and thread) Fabric tac I ripped my fabric strips so they were a bit frayed on the edges, personal choice. Tack each end of the braid just enough that it doesn't come undone . Then tack both braids together on each end, be careful not to twist the braids. Cut your hair tie so it's one strip of elastic. Sandwich your elastic ends between the ends of your braids on each end, again, careful not to twist the braids. Sew over the elastic so that it's secure. Your done!

Enjoy! 50+ Cute & Crafty Headbands To Make: {Free Patterns. Colettepatterns.com Easy Ribbon: Use either a single decorative ribbon or two contrasting ribbons sewn together to make this sweet headband.

50+ Cute & Crafty Headbands To Make: {Free Patterns

Pleated Tutorial: A scrap of fabric and interfacing are gathered together then attached to an elastic headband with a felt piece for backing, embellished with pearls or buttons. theadventuresofroryandjess.blogspot.com presserfoot.blogspot.com Nautical: Made with a few yards of rope or ribbon that are tied into a sailor’s knot and then attached to pieces of twill and a hair band. Braided: A plain headband is covered with fabric then strips of fabric or trims are braided together and glued on top. alisaburke.blogspot.com rufflesandstuff.com Repurposed Leather Or Vinyl: Cut strips of leather or vinyl from an old purse, cosmetic case, etc., to make this simple bow headband. Ruched: Free pattern piece download (jpg file), made with felt, lightweight fabric and bias (can be store bought or handmade). thedillspiel.blogspot.com cally-cruze.blogspot.com kcquilts.com.

Fabric Scrap Necklaces and Headbands. I have a never ending stack of scraps of fabric that I can’t seem to find any use for, but I don’t ever want to get rid off.

Fabric Scrap Necklaces and Headbands

I always think I’ll figure something to do with them and YEARS have gone by and the stack lays there, growing rapidly but never touched. Finally, for the first time I was so happy to find something to do with them after seeing someone wearing one of these!!! I made braided necklaces and headbands. My girls and I LOVED them! It only took us 5 to 10 minutes to make 4 of them, so it is super easy!!! I do have to say they are addictive!! What you need: - 3 different fabric scraps (preferably long so you don’t have to keep tying scraps together) - Security pin - sewing machine or needle and thread. - If making a headband, elastic.

Instructions: - Take your fabric and cut a little snip at the beginning and tear the fabric all the way to the end. . - About an inch apart, make another snip and tear all the way down. - Do this with all 3 of your fabrics. You are done!! Nationals Headband- A Glee DIY. I think the outfits for Nationals this year were adorable.

Nationals Headband- A Glee DIY

After the mess that was the Regionals outfits, these were a huge improvement. I really loved the headbands and after looking at them I realized how DIY-able they were. Supplies- 1 inch black satin headband Tacky Glue 1 1/2 inch black satin ribbon-1 yard I started off by making two ribbon rolls/tubes, one 5 1/2 inches long and one 4 1/2 inches long. After they were glued I pinched the ends flat to make sure the loops weren't too puffy. Then I glued the smaller one on top of the bigger one. Once the glue was all dry I glued the bow off-centered to the headband. Because they had such a big budget for this episode a lot of the clothes are expensive and way out of my budget so making this headband was a fun way to sorta have something from the episode. xoxo, Amanda.

DIY Lanvin-inspired Pearl and ribbon necklace. Supplies- Satin Ribbon-I used two different sizes but you don't have to. Large rhinestone pendant Assorted sizes of pearl beads Beading thread Thin lace trim First I started by beading the pearls onto the thread. I did a graduated beading to add some interest. I beaded the pearls with the thread still attached to the spool, this way I could make sure I had enough length. Continue beading the large pearls and then begin incorporating the small pearls again working back up to the large pearls.

Once your done beading, tie a knot large enough for the beads to not move around on each end. Then I took about a yard of ribbon and laced it through the loop of the pendant. Pull both ends of the thread through the pendant loop. At this point I decided I wanted to add some lace trim to the necklace. At the opposite end of the pearls you should have the ends of the lace trim. Voila! Thoughts- -I think I'm going to sew the lace trim to the pearl beads. Enjoy! Xoxo, Amanda. Owl Purse. I made a few owl purses recently. They turned out so cute that I wanted to share the idea.

I love to sew and feel as though I have a knack for making things up. I found a picture of an owl purse on the internet and then just went at it! The design for the owl comes from Gingercake. She actually sells PDF patterns of all kinds: owl pillows, a cute simple plush elephant, hobo lunch boxes, and those cute crayon holders. The little detail that I added was a baby owl pocket on the back! On this purse I repeated the main owl shape twice – on the pocket decoration and on the pocket itself. Craft Day with my Grandma: Mini Purses.

1. Fuse lining to batting pieces according to directions on wrapper. Use parchment paper to sandwich the pieces in order to keep batting from fusing to the iron and the ironing board. Using a straight edge, trim the batting the same size as the lining. 2. Fold the fused pieces in half horizontally to find the half way point and clip a tiny notch to mark. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Let me just say, the purse is a lot easier to sew than the length of the instructions would appear. Guitar Strings to Bangles « Danielle Griffin. I’ve always thought there was -something- that could be done with used guitar strings. At first I thought wire jewelry, but they don’t stay bent that easily. I figured it out though…fabric-covered bangle bracelets! You can use wire for these as well, but I like the guitar strings because they keep their shape easier. The tutorial: You need one thicker guitar string (E, A, D….G will work but it’s kind of cutting it close), some electrical tape, wire cutters, scissors and some fabric (a light silk or cotton or something like that works best): First, trim the ends off the strings: Second, wrap into a circular shape…make sure it’s even, and trim the ends when you’re done.

Use the electrical tape to hold the string together…I found that it wasn’t so lumpy when I taped all around the strings, and it was easier to work with and made a slightly thicker bangle: Next, cut your fabric into a long strip, and start winding it around the bangle: Tada! Like this: Like Loading... Zippered iPhone Wallet - tutorial. DIY: Infinity Scarf.

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Handmade Zipper Pouch Tutorial. Leather + Thread Wrapped Bracelet DIY - a year of handmade gift. Flower earrings. The cheekiest monkey of all. DIY Tuesday: Borrowed from the boys. THE WEEKENDER. DIY Wrap Bracelet.