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DIY Sharpie Dinnerware. Update: I am so excited that so many people are loving and trying this project! Please note that as I do not have a dishwasher in my home, I have not personally been able to test washing my pieces in a dishwasher. To date, I have had zero issues washing my pieces with normal dish soap and a soft cloth. Some people are reporting issues with the marker washing off, so you may choose to do a test first. Today’s DIY project was completely inspired by this pin that I’ve been obsessing over on Pinterest for a while now.

According to the pin, you can write or doodle on dinnerware with a Sharpie marker and bake it at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and the design will stay permanently. Supplies - White dinnerware (I chose a dessert plate, two mugs and a bowl)Sharpie marker(s)Glass cleaner + a lint-free clothOven First up, remove any stickers or labels that might be on your dishes. Next up, the cutest little polka dot bowl! Then I tackled my favorite – super sweet and sentimental personalized mugs! Flip-Flop Refashion: Part 1 (Braided Straps. Summer is great.

Flip-Flop Refashion: Part 1 (Braided Straps

And warm. And full of outdoor activities and trips to the pool and random walks around the neighborhood. I love it. And my shoe of choice for these warmer months?? Sandals, of course. So, I saw a tutorial for this flip-flop makeover (great work Mother Huddle), floating around the web…….and the wheels started turning. I decided to just string all of the ideas together and create a whole series. First up? A quick and easy flip flop…….made with some braided knit fabric scraps, using the 5 strand braiding technique, shown here.

These soft braided straps streeeeeetch the perfect amount, right around the back of my heel……..keeping the flip-flop snug and in place. I added little loops of fabric to the sides, to keep the braided straps in place. These little sandals are so light, they’re soft and stretchy, and my favorite part……..they’re inexpensive. ($2.50 to be exact) These flip-flops make me think of the beach……and make me miss GA. I guess I better find a sandy spot at the lake. Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands. I was walking through Target a few weeks ago and noticed this little knit fabric headband that was not just braided together…….but woven.

Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands

I decided they were charging way too much for something that could be made with t-shirt scraps. And that means free. So there you have it. A nice and easy project to give my bad-hair-day head some love. (Or you may need one for working out. I kinda love it on my little girl . She always has little hair fly-aways that get into her face…….and this helps with that problem. It even works great with her hair down…..and keeps that hair tucked behind her ears.

And yep, good for me too. Thanks little t-shirt scraps. Want to make your own? First, find some old t-shirts. Then, cut your fabric into long strips. Next, stack your 5 strips on top of each other and sew together at one end. Now, pull on each strip of fabric so that they kind of curl on the edges. But let me explain a little better. First, you’ll work on the left side. And that’s it. This post is sponsored by: DIY backpack. Supplies: 1 yard of durable fabric I used faux leather for the bottom... 1/2 a yard for the liner. drawstring, anything for closure pattern I always have my hands full with my little boys on each hand.

DIY backpack

You will need to piece the front/back part together by taping them. Press seams of pocket 1/4 inch. Sew the top 1/4 inch over. place the pocket in the middle of the front piece. Top stitch around leaving top flap open. You can make your own straps or purchase it from the fabric/craft store. 2 yards should be enough. For the straps I cut 2 strips 3in. by 28in. long and sewed them right sides together. Fold an end of the strap over an inch and sew a square evenly on the back panel. Sew the front and back panels right sides together. Sew the bottom circular piece right sides together starting at any point.

Create a liner by cutting another front and back piece and 1 bottom. Flip the liner inside out and sew right sides together leaving about a 4 inch hole so you can pull it through. Topstitch around... Lucky Penny Charms Tutorial. Posted on July 18, 2012 by Christina Feeling lucky because you’ve snagged the best guy in the universe?

Lucky Penny Charms Tutorial

Make lucky penny charms for you and your sweetie to commemorate the year of your marriage. Use a penny with your wedding year, and create a key chain charm or a pendant. You will need: pennies with year of your marriage36 Piece 1/8? Place your penny on a hard surface. Get your 36 Piece 1/8? Ready. Decide where you want to place your words. Fill in your letters with permanent black marker. Secure the penny with a vice and use a centre punch (we used a hammer and nail because we didn’t have a centre punch) to mark the hole.

Now it’s time to fire up your drill! Add jump ring. Add key ring – or add chain. Junk in the Trunk. I am so sorry for being so late at getting this posted today. My family has beenenjoying vacation and yesterday took the kids to Silverwood, a theme park in the northwest. They had a blast, let me just tell you. Look how cute they are! Anyways today I have a fun little project I found on pinterest for you. Are you excited? It’s very simple and I was quite excited about how it turned out. Step #1 Thread your ribbon through washer #1. Step #2 Thread the ribbon down through washer #2. Step #3 Thread the ribbon back down through washer #1. Step#4 Pull the ribbon tight, so that washer #1 is laying flat on top of washer #2. Step #5 Thread the ribbon back up through washer #2.

Step #6 Repeat Steps #2 through #5 with your remaining washers. All you have to do is tie it around your neck and you are set. Linking up at The Southern Institute and DIY Dreamer. Tutorials. Ten minute no-sew recycled t-shirt bag! Tutorial time!

Ten minute no-sew recycled t-shirt bag!

I got a gig teaching a recycled t-shirt project at the library a few months ago, with a request for a recycled tee bag – the only bags I’d made from tees in the past had required sturdy sewing, and I didn’t want hand-sewing to be the only thing holding the bottom closed in a class version of the bags, so I started brainstorming about some kind of hand-sewing-friendly or no-sew bag idea…. and here’s what I came up with! The simplest version of these bags is great for smaller tees, or the more light-weight kind of girl-tees – just turn the bottom of the shirt into a drawstring and tie it closed! As you can see, even with a not huge tee, this will still leave a significant hole in the bottom of your bag, but for purposes like grocery shopping, this size hole shouldn’t really matter… But to make smaller holes, just make more than one of them! Here’s a bag bottom with 2 holes: You could make it rounded, V-shaped, or squared like this one: My finished Sonic bag!

Zipper Card Pouch. Have you ever had too many cards that your wallet can handle?

Zipper Card Pouch

Be selective and get only those cards that you might be using in a particular shopping mall but end up they were the wrong one? Or, may be just forgot to “update” the cards in the wallet on your next trip? Can’t find the cards you thought you have already put into your wallet? Sounds familiar….. If you are nodding your head now, you need a pouch for the cards just like me. I am not a big fan of big wallet, with the increasing numbers of cards that I have, my decent size wallet is no longer able to buckle up.

This zipper pouch can hold up to 30 plastic cards (similar to credit cards), and more for thinner cards, business calling card for example. Get the pattern and tutorial to sew one yourself after the jump and don’t have to struggle with the cards anymore. {Get pattern and tutorial on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners. Tie One On: DIY Swimsuits. DIY Chainmail Necklace. You’ll need: Start by separating the jump rings into two halves: 175 open and 175 closed.

DIY Chainmail Necklace

Thread three closed jump rings onto an open jump ring. Close the ring. Spread the three rings apart, with the rings looking exactly as shown below. The bottom ring will be the end of the necklace and the top two rings, which are spread open over the middle ring, will be where the chain mail begins. Keeping the rings in place with your forefinger and thumb, take an open jump ring and hook it through the front side of the two rings. Add 2 closed rings to the open ring and close. Spread the two rings apart in the same way as the first set of rings. Add 2 closed rings and close. To add an optional fourth row, lay the necklace flat and hook an open ring through first and second closed rings on the right side. I stopped at 4 rows but you can continue adding rows for a more bib-like necklace. Connect the two ends with a single jump ring or clasp.

Fini! (top image from here, rest of images by HonestlyWTF) Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a Camera Case. Polaroid Socialmatic Print and share your photos online at the same time!

Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a Camera Case

Two cameras in one with a huge touchscreen and 14MP lens. More → Pocket Reflector A go-anywhere reflector to help you light up your photo just the way you want it. The Pixelstick Six feet of programmable LEDs. Rhonda Cam Super 8 Camera Grab true archival film quality videos and photos with the Rhonda Cam 8mm camera + easy processing included! The Polaroid Cube A colorful action cam that can go anywhere and film/photo anything. Game of Phones Play this part card game/part scavenger hunt with your friends *and* their phones. Photo FX Kit A kit packed full of goodies that'll take your creative photography adventures to the next level. Sunshine Camera Bags Sunshine Camera Bags give you tonso room for your camera gear without sacrificing style. Gorillapod for GoPro Super adjustable legs make the Gorillapod for GoPro perfect for shooting action videos in any terrain.

Wood Paneled Power Megaview Tripod Cordito Engineer Prints Foldio. My DIY. DIY Spirit Fingers | Sequin & Beaded Rings inspired by Ralph Rucci Spring RTW 2014 After seeing these AMAZING bedazzled fingers created by Max Kibardin for the Ralph Rucci RTW Spring 2014 runway collection, I just had to recreate… DIY Dolce & Gabbana Bejeweled Gold Headband {Crown} I am LOVING everything Dolce & Gabbana is doing right now.

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Their gold crowns parading down the runways as if belonging to royalty, beaded… DIY Leather Cat Ears Headband | A Lil’ Cute & A Lil’ Meow I know, I know, everyone and their mother has done a DIY cat ears project and tutorial, but none like this {maybe?} My InstaLife Recap | Week 8/25–9/1 in Photos Follow me on Instagram to see these in real time. DIY Leather Butterfly Pins Inspired by Lanvin Fall RTW 2013 Flipping through my September issue of Bazaar from back to front, the way I always read magazines, I quickly spotted this gorgeous deep teal… New Acquisitions | B-day Gifts & Summer Goodies Thoughts & Things | Loves & Links | Birthday Edition.

DIY. As a bit of a novice photographer, I'm always searching the internets for new ways to improve my photo-taking abilities, especially when it comes to creating light.


While I've been staying at my parents house, it's become especially difficult, as their decorating scheme generally consists of what I like to refer to as "50 Shades of Brown. " (They're rocking a very outdoorsy log cabin style, which is beautiful, but lends to some seriously yellow photos.) With the upcoming opening of my new shop, I've know that I wanted to create something that would both address my lighting issues as well as serve as a very generic backdrop for product and blog photos. With natural light normally being out of the question, and the DIY girl (a.k.a. tightwad,) that I am, I just knew that I could whip something up to suit my needs. With the help of a couple of redneck men and their power tools, I've got a great looking backdrop for my photos that is functional and portable for all of my bloggy needs! Rag. Guitar-shaped bag for my boyfriend's PSP (WITH TUTORIAL. and so many pics!!)

My boyfriend saw a guitar-shaped sling bag and he got crazy over it. so i offered to make him one. however, he said that it should be small, just perfect for his PSP slim.'ve probably seen bigger and leather versions of this. what i made was veddy small. just a bit bigger than a paperback. that would be a fender stratocaster . screws are handsewn with gold threads. knobs are buttons. there are so many things that i would change about this bag. i will make a gibson les paul for me and it will be better. 1.

Print a guitar image onto an A4 paper. Trace your image; 2 for the body, 2 for lining, 2 for your scratchplate. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Topstitch the top part. 11. 12. And here is mine, back from a trip to the mall. FYI, I know nothing about guitars, I had to google the parts as my boyfriend is not around to tell me. Happy sewing. DIY Découpage Floral Bag. When H&M asked us to DIY a boho-inspired item for their summer issue, découpage was the first thing that came to mind. Honestly, does it get any better than customizing a simple handbag with a brilliant floral print?

However you create it, it’ll be satisfying to know that you’ve designed yourself a one of a kind bag! You’ll need:a handbagcotton fabric with a large floral patternpainter’s tapeMod Podgecraft paint2 small plastic dishes2 brushesscissors Start by taping off the edges and hardware of the handbag. Squeeze a dollop of colored craft paint into a small disposable container. Allow the first layer to dry completely. While the paint dries, carefully cut out a handful of flowers from the fabric. Arrange them onto the painted section of the bag. Remove the painter’s tape when the Mod Podge has dried clear and your floral handbag is complete! (all images by HonestlyWTF) 1181-1340220830-6.jpg (500×1221) Revamp old T-shirt into Cute Bra Strap! Yay! I saw a lot of T-shirt yarn projects in the blog land recently, So, Why not? T-shirt yarn for bracelet and necklace are some really cute projects, But I prefer something more useful that I can wear everyday!

So, this is what I made them into... A cute bra strap...So, fun especially during summer time! Jojo helps me with the photo shooting session... Screen down for the tutorial... Ooops...more photos...can't help it Jojo take more than 50 shots... This is a really easy DIY, just simple 4 steps... Step one : Use 3 strand of the T-shirt yarn to create this strap Slot in the bra clip ... Cut and tidy up the end of the strap, and secure them with few stitches or run a stitch using the sewing machine Tie a knot at the other end Make two piece of these and you are done!!! Visit again later... I'm going to show you how to make another sweet easy bra strap it's only in super simple 2 steps!!! Love PC * Jojo I'm featured!!! DIY CHAIN CAMERA STRAP. Bloglovin.