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Screen Printing your own T shirts with Freezer Paper

Screen Printing your own T shirts with Freezer Paper
You've probably seen this sprinkled around the web on various blogs and how-to sites. But, Meg and I thought we'd try our hand at it. What's so nice about this project is, you can make just about any image you want (depending on what you want to tackle), its cheap and even kids can get involved. What you'll need... ~freezer paper (not wax paper or parchment) cut into 8.5x11" to fit into your printer ~fabric paint (got mine at Joann's Fabric store, they were 50% off...woo!) for the first step, you'll need to find an image you'd like to use. With an X acto knife, cut out the part of the image that you want to become the painted a sense, turn it into a stencil. Place your cut out onto your t shirt wherever you'd like it to be. Now, with a dry iron (heated up to the highest setting for the type of fabric your t shirt is), iron your image down. Looking at the original image, I started painting Gir. And finished! Hope you found something to inspire you!

Boden Boulevard Necklace Knockoff Did you know Mother’s Day is about a week and half away?? Eek!! I don’t know about you but I’m scrambling a bit here. ;) So I thought I’d help you out. Actually, Melissa and I are helping you out. :) Melissa sent in a Tutorial Request for a darling Boden Necklace – and I knew that it would be perfect for a Mother’s Day idea. Here is my version of the prettiness - And here is the Boden version – with a crazy retail value of $78 - I like the navy they used but I went for a more neutral color scheme. This necklace is super easy!! Here’s what you’ll need to make it: twill or other ribbon (approx 50″) large link chain (you’ll need a piece about 13″ long) bead assortment – enough for 5 13″ strands beading cord crimp beads (10) (All supplies came from Michael’s) :) Start by weaving your twill piece through the links of the chain. Continue weaving the twill through until the chain piece is centered in the twill. Pretty cute already huh? Now we’re going to start adding in our small bead strands.

Recycle Tutorial ? Making Of T-Shirt Yarn | Another tutorial to help save our Mother Earth by turning unwanted items into something useful. This is the yarn ball I made out of an old T-shirt which I have been wearing for 10 years day-in day-out, wash-in wash-out. It finally broke down and tore at the collar and sleeves. Waste not, want not, I decided to recycle it. I have finished making the drawstring bag as shown above. {CLICK HERE to get the Recycle Tutorial – Making Of T-Shirt Yarn.} Pages: 1 2 Print / Download PDF 10 Ways to Style a Men’s Shirt There’s something irresistible about throwing on a men’s shirt with a pair of leggings. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is. The cross-dresser in all of us? Or maybe we all just love turning an ordinary piece of men’s apparel into an extraordinary accessory for ladies. With that in mind, we ventured to Goodwill, grabbed a basic men’s shirt, and enlisted resident stylist Misty Spinney‘s fashion expertise to craft 10 killer looks. 1. This look is perfect for everyday, and gets style points from a super hot belt and pair of skinny jeans. We rolled up the sleeves to give the shirt a little more shape, and paired the look with strappy leather sandals. 2. For this look, we kept Brit’s sleeves rolled up and simply tied the shirt to expose a little sassy midriff. Love these little bootie sandals to complete the look. 3. That’s right. First, button up the shirt without the sleeves on. 4. 90s Hipster Hipsters were around in the 90s, we promise. 5. 6. We’re kind of obsessed with this belt! 7. 8.

DIY Anthropologie-Inspired Photo Transfer Polaroid Shirt with Mod Podge It's no secret on this blog that I am a huge fan of good old Mod Podge, so when I got the chance to review some of Plaid's new products in the Mod Podge line, I was really excited. Those Mod Podge scientists have been concocting some really cool new formulas. :) Some of the new ones: There's now Outdoor Mod Podge, Antique Mod Podge, "Dimensional Magic" Mod Podge that behaves a lot like resin for jewelry-making, Hard Coat Mod Podge, Super Gloss Mod Podge, and so many more. For this project, I used the incredible Photo Transfer Mod Podge, and I was seriously blown away by the results. Here is my inspiration: My version: I bought my shirt at Goodwill, and I chose to go with a chambray shirt instead of a white one because white shirts tend to be short-lived in my closet. ;) -Shirt -Photo Transfer Mod Podge -Fabric Mod Podge (Optional. First you need to cut out the photo and lay your shirt out flat. Then you need to lay the image in place flat on your shirt. And now to the magic part. And voila!

Earring embroidery ring tutorial I honestly don't have a ton of earrings here in Korea, but recently I purchased a few pairs and they have been very unhappily clumped in a teeny weeny zipper bag. They don't like me very much for this - so I have decided to give them a place where they can dangle freely. This is just a basic tutorial to show you what I did - I hope that this will inspire you to draw your own design and make something amazing. If you would prefer to use my drawing then you can get the template here :) What you will need: A base piece of fabric - the size depends on the size of your embroidery ring. (my ring is only 15.5cm in diameter because I don't have many earrings) A template/ drawing of a design fabric scraps (cotton/felt) embroidery thread Before you start make sure that your picture is smaller than your embroidery ring (seems like a silly instruction but its a mistake that you don't want to make :) Iron the fabric on to the iron-on adhesive, trace/copy your pieces and cut them out. Have fun.

Ten minute no-sew recycled t-shirt bag! Tutorial time! 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! And now for the actual tutorial – for this one, with the step-by-step, I will be making the bottom with 3 holes. My finished Sonic bag!

Paper Garlands from This Neck of the Woods Can a tiny string of paper really transform a room? I think so. If its a paper garland from This Neck of the Woods. Aren’t these great? I have so many ideas… Hang a strand over a window, decorate for your children’s birthday party, run one down the middle of a table as a party runner, or behind your bed as a replacement to a traditional headboard. Each garland is handmade and hand glued using high-quality German papers. Visit This Neck of the Woods on etsy and papernstitch to view the entire collection. This entry is filed under bright, celebrate, color, confetti, decor, decoration, fun, garlands, paper, paper garland, party, string, this neck of the woods, thisneckofthewoods.

2 Ways to Turn a Men’s Shirt into a Chic Shirt Dress Nothing like borrowing your man’s shirt, throwing a belt on and rocking it with a pair of leggings, right? Well, sort of right. While we love being scrappy, we wanted to take the DIY shirt dress even further with help from our sewing machine and a few key cuts. Materials: - 2 oversized men’s button down shirts - sharp scissors - sewing machine - optional: belts for accessorizing! For our first look, we wanted to create a sweet little tank dress, perfect for Indian summer. At the top, fold over each side and stitch. Finish the edges of the arm holes with a contrasting thread for some fun detailing. Use scraps from the shirt sleeves to create two drawstrings. So cute! Our next look is definitely a little more city girl. Cut triangles out at the shoulder. To create a more feminine shape, create darts at the back. Belt with a little bling and you’re ready for a night out.

DIY Fashion: Painted Galaxy T-Shirt - College Fashion Galaxy print tee shirts are among my favorite trends of the past year: there is something so whimsical and retro-cool about colorful clouds and stars splashed across a tee. You can find a ton of handmade galaxy shirts, shorts, or even jeans on Etsy, but these items are usually pretty out of budget for the average college student. Want to try the trend for cheap? What you’ll need: Black t-shirtFabric PaintSponge brushesOld toothbrushPlastic plateCardboardOptional: Glitter How to: 1. To start, squirt your paints onto the plate to make a palette, then place your piece of cardboard inside your shirt to prevent the paint from bleeding through both sides. 2. 3. 4. 5. Voila! What do you think? Do you like the galaxy print trend? Posted on on September 14, 2012 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: Budget Fashion, Budget-Friendly, DIY, DIY fashion, Do-it-yourself, galaxy, How To, shirt, T Shirt, Tutorial

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