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A DIY Blog Empowering You to Complete Your Own Project

A DIY Blog Empowering You to Complete Your Own Project
Everyone participating in the #PrettyWaterlogueApril challenge are amazing artists! I had chosen 80 favorite Waterlogue images this week, but force myself to narrow it down to just twenty images. This has been torturous! If you don’t see your image below, please know that it’s not because I didn’t absolutely love your painting. I just had to limit my weekly showcase. Before we get to this week’s 20 favorites, I wanted to share a few tips for getting better Waterlogue pictures.

Blocking and Crocheting a T-Shirt Yarn Rug  This week’s project is a rug I crocheted from a couple of old white t-shirts and the remaining pieces of a blue jersey sheet. I cut my cotton into 3/4 inch wide strips using my t-yarn making tutorial. Recycling t-shirts and old cotton sheets is a great way to repurpose those old items into new usable rugs, oven mitts, trivets, baby bibs, and more. Once completed, this t-yarn rug had a problem. Neck tie School Bag Got lots of neck ties lying around? Use them to make this unique bag! What you need Okay, you'll need a bunch of ties. Mine are all paisleys. A lot of lining fabric - mine is black velveteen.

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A stylish freecycled project I am a thrifty kind of girl. I mull over purchases for eons before I finally pull the trigger. I reuse foil. I do crazy things like making my own laundry soap. (I apparently inherited this from my mother, who my grandma loves to declare is capable of stretching a dime into a dollar. Sock Monkey Tutorial Sock Monkey Tutorial Everything you need to make a sock monkey: pair of socks, sewing machine, buttons (just two for the eyes), ruler (or straight edge of some kind), pen, scissors, stuffing, pins, needle, and thread. Ready to get started? Copyright © 2004 Kristine Howard. Please do not reproduce without my permission.

Recycled Gift Card Puff Pillow Tutorial More than a few gifts this year to friends and family were gift cards and although they possessed monetary value, I felt the enjoyment of receiving a wrapped gift box was somehow lost. So after purchasing several two dollar gift boxes just to put gift cards in I came up with a packaging idea that would cost next to nothing. Supplies: Recycled file folder or other cover weight paper from the recycle bin*X-acto™ Knife or ScissorsWhite Glue2 or 3 binder clipsRuler PrinterPencilBone folder or butter knife* I used a recycled folder in this tutorial, however any cover weight paper will work. Some suggestions are:light weight cardboard from boxes and packagingmagazine coversold paper back book covers Download puffpillowtemplate.jpg and print it out full size (a scale has been placed on each jpg to help with printing at the correct proportions).

Over 50 Free Stuffed Animal Sewing Patterns at AllCrafts! The best FREE patterns so WONDERFUL people like YOU can create and SHARE! Please let us know about any broken links that you find. THANKS Thousands of free patterns Search More Drink Can Tinwork - Hexagonal Snowflake Box Tinwork Embossed tinwork is sometimes used to decorate rustic style photo or mirror frames, or just to make decorative items such as Christmas tree decorations. The metal used is usually thicker (tinplate) and is normally worked with hammered tools - I wanted to try to get a similar effect, but with a bit less effort. Free Downloadable Template If you want to try this for yourself, I've created this PDF template with patterns for both base and lid. When printed on A4 paper, the designs should be the right size to work with metal cut from a 440ml can or larger.

Sewing Description: This Free Cape­let Pat­tern, from Ruf­fles And Stuff, is just per­fect for change­able Spring days. Craft Link : Free Capelet Pattern Read More : Sewing or Home Description: Use the Pleated Wrap Skirt Tutorial to create a neat little multi-season addition to your wardrobe. Craft Link : Pleated Wrap Skirt Tutorial Wine cork bath mat Inspired by CB2's bamboo bath mat I’m evidently on a hot-glue kick lately. This bath mat requires just three materials: shelf liner, hot glue, and 175 wine corks.

Cute Wrist Pin Cushion HowTo - Totally Stitchin I love those cute little flower wrist pin cushions and came up with the idea to make one and create a sewing class around the project as well since I teach classes from home! So, I will share this little tutorial with you! You will need: Some fabric: 5 – 4″ x 4″ squares for the petals, one 4-4.5″ diameter circle for the pin cushion yoyo, and one 3.5″ yoyo for the base of the flower Plastic bag Yarn - gooseflesh Since I posted my crochet Sea Creatures on Flickr in November, 2006, many people have asked me how I make the plastic bag yarn. So here is a How to lesson. There are many different techniques, but I found this one worked best for me.