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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. Small Projects. To all of you coming over from Pinterest: Thanks so much for stopping by!

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I can't believe the how popular this little post has become. If you decide to try this project, please send me a link so I can check it out! I would love to see your ideas! Also, there's a misconception going around Pinterest that you can use glue for this project. Other puffy paint posts: Now back to your regularly scheduled program.... How to Make Hats from Recycled Sweaters. October 26th, 2012 Email 220 users recommend Give an old favorite sweater new life by turning it into a hat.

How to Make Hats from Recycled Sweaters

Cal Patch The shape of your pattern should look like these. Using a tiny zigzag stitch will give more stretch than a regular straight stitch. Photo: Cal Patch 3. 4.Press open the seams, and trim away some of the bulky seam allowances at the top of the hat to flatten it out. 5.At this point you could just hem the bottom edge and the hat would be finished. Tutorial: How To Make Your Own Labels the Easy and Cheap Way! ***This tutorial has been upgraded!

Tutorial: How To Make Your Own Labels the Easy and Cheap Way!

Check out my latest post HERE to save yourself a couple steps*** I reaaaaally want to order some labels for myself. Like badly. But, with such a small business I have to be reasonable about costs and blah blah blah. If you want to order some, there's a helpful blog post on MADE. So I decided to make my own. Materials: Iron on Transfer Paper (I just used the t shirt kind) Printer Scissors Iron Ribbon, twill tape or whatever you like best. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.)

Crafty - StumbleUpon. Do-It-Yourself Decorating Projects and Ideas - Do-it-yourself decorating allows you to customize your home, apartment, condo, or room with DIY accents that transform your space on a budget without completing a full-scale remodel.

Do-It-Yourself Decorating Projects and Ideas -

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, we guide you with instructions, tutorials, and step-by-step photos for indoor and outdoor projects and room makeovers. We have tips, techniques, and tools to get you started on paint projects, the easiest way to freshen up a space or decor item. But it doesn't stop there! We'll demonstrate how to make over furniture with paint, reupholster cushions with fabric, update garage sale items with wallet-friendly crafts tutorials using fabric and paper, and create DIY wall art for any space using a variety of materials and techniques. If you want to tackle bigger DIY projects, rethink your kitchen with remodeling ideas you can complete yourself (such as tiling a backsplash and creating a kitchen island) and browse our best bathroom makeovers. Homemade Christmas: Pendant Necklaces & Glass Magnets. (Updated 11/8/2012) Welcome new visitors from Pinterest!

Homemade Christmas: Pendant Necklaces & Glass Magnets

I am so happy to have you here and love all the great feedback! If you have any questions about this project, please see the updates at the end of this post or read through the comments section. If you still have any unanswered questions, please feel free to email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible! Thanks again! Sabby This post may seem a little tardy in its timing, however many of the recipients of these homemade gifts are also readers of my lil’ ol’ blog.

Neither of the projects were novel techniques. First up… Glass Marble Magnet Sets These little beauties can be made a variety of ways and the variations are endless. Pretty patterned paper – thicker is a better flat-bottomed glass marbles – the ones in the floral department at Michael’s E-6000 glue circular paper punch strong round magnets Use paper punch to cut out circles of chosen paper.

For packaging, I used an idea that I found at Madigan Made.