Wall Art for Sienna's Room First off, let me just say, I really love photos printed onto a canvas. Really. I knew I wanted a set of them in Sienna's room, but as most of you know, we are still students so our decorating budget didn't exactly cover printing four 8"x10" photos onto a canvas. It's pretty darn expensive for just one let alone FOUR!!! I had seen a few ideas online about getting pictures printed out, then just mod-podging the picture onto the canvas, and sanding the sides a bit, which I liked, but I still really wanted that "printed on canvas" texture on the picture itself. Then, while looking around online one day, I found out that you can actually print from your computer onto tissue paper! Thus, my idea was born. What you need: Canvas (however many you are using, I used 8x10's) White tissue paper (I only needed one regular sized sheet for four pictures) Printer *with ink* :) Regular printer paper Scissors Tape Mod-Podge Brush Step1: Take a piece of printer paper. Step 2: Step 3: Step 4: Step 5: Step 6: Step 7:
DIY: 10 Things To Do With an Old T-shirt Ten great DIY projects you can make from an old T-shirt. If you’re anything like me, you have tons of old T-shirts laying around in your drawers collecting dust. Instead of dumping them all in a collection bin, turn them into something useful. You’ll be amazed at how many things you could actually make from a humble tee. Here are ten of our favorites. Wrapped Bracelets You can never have enough bracelets, and there are so many great ones you can make yourself. Market Tote Plastic bags are slowly but surely being banned in cities around the country. Scarf If you have a sewing machine, this DIY scarf is very easy to make following this tutorial by wienerdog tricks. Knotted Headband This stylish headband is super easy to make, with nothing but a few cuts, knots, and glue. Knotted Rug I love DIY projects that look like they came straight out of a fancy design store, and this knotted flokati-style rug is a great example of that. See Also: 10 DIY Bracelets You Can Make This Weekend
Baking Party - Aprons I made them in two sizes - in heavy white twill, with a single pocket and top-stitching for color, bias-tape bound armscyes, and elasticized straps to slip over heads I left them plain white so the guests could personalize them with fabric pens during the party, No-Sew Projects to Make with Old T-Shirts or Tank Tops Be thrifty and green by trying your hand at one of the projects at the links below that you can make with a t-shirt or a tank top, no sewing required! No Sew Dress Turn an oversized T into a dress for a night out on the town with no sewing or cutting and wear as T again. Cut Out Neckline Give your t-shirt a whole new look with strategic cuts around the neckline. Fused Plastic Bags on T-Shirt For a different and temporary look, you could fuse plastic bags to a T. Fun Fringed Necklace Make a fun fringed necklace with a t-shirt a t-shirt and scissors using a tutorial. Corseted Back T-Shirt All you need is a pair of scissors and a t-shirt. Skully TDIY your own Tokyo-inspired trend with a T and a pair of scissors following instructions. Tied Back TRevamp a T into a tied back one with a few cuts. Cassette Print Shirt Use an old audio tape cassette and paint to create a fashionable T. Holey Vintage Cut T Distress an old T with scissor cuts.
A Beautiful Mess I love using cloth napkins to dress up our dinner table, and through the years I've grown even more fond of their sustainability and cost effectiveness. Though, I'm not sure how cost effective it is if you keep buying more and more cloth napkins each year! This holiday season I thought it would be fun to look at how I could dress up the napkins I already own to give them an extra festive vibe. Check out three simple ways you can give new life to your table linens. Ribbon Trimmed Napkin This look is so (no sew) simple! Supplies:-ribbon-heat bond in width of ribbon-cloth napkin (buy mine here)-iron-fabric scissors (not shown above) Step One: Trim pieces of your ribbon to be about 1.5 inches longer than the width of your napkins. Step Two: Fold down the edges of each ribbon segment about 1/4" and iron flat. Step Three: Iron the heat bond to the ribbon (pressing with hot iron for two seconds), then peel off the paper backing. Pom-Pom Trimmed Napkin This is my favorite napkin style by far!
AsktheExterminator.com - Tips and help from a real pest control expert Perched on a Whim » Blog Archive » sweater bag tutorial In the January issue of Country Living Magazine, I spotted a thrifty way to reuse those old sweaters that just don’t seem to fit into my wardrobe anymore. I’ve posted the steps that I took to transform an old blue sweater into a handy tote bag. Along with a sewing machine, here are the materials I used… an old sweater, scissors, and thread Step #1: Create the handles of the bag by cutting the sleeves and neckline off of the sweater. Step #2: Lay the material so that the side seams of the sweater meet in the front. Step #3: Pin the bottom of the sweater together and sew a straight line to join the two sides. Step #4: Turn the bag inside-out and fill it full of all your favorite goodies. **An additional step that is optional is to fold and sew each bag handle to create a clean handle line.
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. 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:
V and Co how to: jersey knit bracelet i don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me just want to have my bare feet in the sand, be watching the sun setting into the ocean, and breathing in the warm salty air of the beach...as i get older, more and more i find myself missing that place i used to go to almost every.single.day. as a teen. (my skin doesn't miss it. as a matter of fact, i now wish i listened more and DID put SPF on my face...hindsight is 20/20). my mom calls me from her walk on the beach almost every morning...*sigh*yeah, i get a little homesick around this time of the year. heck on my pinterest my "dreaming of summer" has the most pictures in it. ah yes. i miss my ocean. case in point. this bracelet, brought a flood of memories, not because i used to have one like it but because i can totally see me wearing it by the beach, not caring that it's gotten salty and wet, because i can totally make another one in like less than 5 minutes flat when i get home. *sigh* okay... *cut off excess tails!
Introducing the DIY Sponge Manicure You’ve likely seen the ombre trend gracing your Pinterest feed in the form of hair, makeup, clothing, accessories, and even cake. But what about getting your nails involved? Well, with the help of a sponge or two, we’re pleased to bring the gorgeous gradient trend to our nails in the form of a DIY Sponge Manicure. Materials: - 3 nail polishes that work in a gradient (for ex: pink, orange, yellow) - clear base and top coat - nail polish remover - sponge paintbrush, eye shadow applicators or a kitchen sponge - pointy Q-tips After trying just about every sponge we could find, we’ve narrowed it down to three favorites: the kitchen sink sponge, the eyeshadow sponge brush, and the sponge paintbrush. First up, the Kitchen Sink Sponge. Grab a sponge from under your kitchen sink (and old one will work just fine) and cut off a small piece to use for painting. You can also use it to create this crazy neon camo look. Stamp the sponge onto your nails and stamp again for brighter colors.