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22 Perfect DIY Gifts For Stressed-Out Moms

22 Perfect DIY Gifts For Stressed-Out Moms

Full and Textured Fabric Flowers We can never seem to have enough flowers in our house. Or fabric. So, to satisfy both things……..I made some new fabric flowers. Kind of similar to these. But easier and less uniform. And much harder to mess up. They are a bit rugged. . But my first thought…… always in the hair. There’s something about the texture of the fabric. (And yes, the edges are raw……but they’re made with a bunch of circles and this helps keep the fabric from fraying very much. But if it does fray a bit, it only adds to the charm.) I’m even crazy about them on my littlest one’s head. And just for fun…….here’s a zoom out of our photo shoot. If he’s home, he makes the best assistant. Thanks baby girl. Would you like to make a few fabric flowers? To begin, decide on how big you want your flower to be. To make a flower that size, I cut out a circle that was 1 3/4 inches in diameter and used that as my circle pattern piece. And then folded my strip again and again until I had several layers to cut through. Now make more.

Gift Ideas for poor creative souls (6) You know how it goes, a friend calls you and invites you to dinner at the last minute. OMG! What gift can you take?! I thought this was a wonderful idea. Supplies : Patterned paper-one 12 x 12" sheet. These directions will give you one flower. 1. 4. 5. Tip: For single sided paper. 6. Note: Florist tape is stretchy, just play with it and pull gently but firmly as you move down the stem. 7. Note, you will have to play around with the height of the petals, and where on the petal you start your tape. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. For tutorials on how to market yourself online, go here. 11 awesome DIY outfits for summer 2013 The 2013 festival season is currently under way, which means wellies, hot pants and aviators shall be sported in all their glory. We've already seen celebrities donning lace, head-bands and dip-dyed hair at Coachella 2013, setting the bar high for all other festival fashionistas. To help you achieve your desired look without spending money on a new outfit, we've scoured the internet for 11 awesome DIY projects that will make you stand out in that muddy crowd. You can click on the source links for more detailed instructions. Want a free £20 to spend on Topshop or Topman? 1. You will need: T-shirtscissors Source: GrrFeisty 2. Source: The No Drama Mama 3. Start by folding the t-shirt in half. Then you want to cut off the back of the shirt so you can replace it with the lace. Then fold it in half again. Sew the two pieces together down the middle for the back, there will be a seam. Source: manouvellemode 4. black t-shirtnewspaperbleach and a spray bottlefabric paintspongegloves Source: Snapguide 5.

31 Ingenious Ways To Make Doing Laundry Easier Sac besace Featured: Messenger Bag by Ecolution Originally created for hard-working couriers, the classic Messenger Bag has been in circulation for several decades. Known for its long-lasting rugged durability and distinctive “envelope” styling, the classic Messenger has been adopted around the world as the everyday all-purpose carryall. Make a simplified version for yourself in hemp, similar to the featured tote from eco-friendly, Ecolution. You will need: 1 ¼ yds. [1.2 m] of hemp or organic cotton canvas, 54″ [137 cm] wide.½ yd. [0.5 m] of cotton sateen lining, 54” [137 cm] wide1 ½ yds. [1.4 m] of fusible interfacing, 45″ [114 cm] wide.1 closed zipper, 12” long *1 buckle slider, 2” inner dia. *1 belt tip hardware, 2” wide *matching cotton threadgrid paper * Match zipper to colour/metal of hardware. BAG DIMENSIONS: approximately 4″ x 11.5″ x 14″. [10 cm x 29.5 cm x 35.5 cm] Scale: 1 square = 1 inch (25mm) Add seam allowances to all pattern pieces. Bag Body – cut 1X self; cut 1X fusible 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Biscuits and Jam A while back, I bought a cute fabric headband at Union Rose (you can see it here and here). I love it, because it keeps my hair out of my face but doesn't give me a headache like normal headbands. Today I used the headband as a pattern and made myself four more. I'm hoping they'll help me look more pulled together after the baby comes and I haven't washed my hair for days. It's a really easy sewing project, so I thought I'd share the steps with you (and if you find my instructions confusing, there are plenty of other tutorials online--for instance, this one and this one). 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Voila--you have a headband!

How to Do a Sock French Twist My little sister is home for her spring break this week so I asked made her help me with a little hair tutorial idea I had. :) Before we made this video, I tried putting on a little makeup for Natalie... and I learned something. The same makeup techniques that work for one person DO NOT work for another. See, my sister wears very little makeup and I wanted to see what she looked like with some cat eye eyeliner... maybe a little blush. And let me tell yeh, it looked WRONG. I've seen so many hair tutorials around lately on Pinterest, but I really liked how the sock bun and the extra boost of volume it gives. You need: -Sock (Same/similar color to your hair.) PS-- Even though my little sister is a Division I athlete, she beat me by A LOT in every cross country race we ever ran together for 6 years, she can look like a babe with barely any makeup, and her hair is better than mine (darn you), I will take comfort in the fact that she is terrible at putting on eyeliner. PPS-- Like this post?

Gift Ideas for Poor Creative Souls (21) Posted by: Cathy on Oct 06, 2012 Tagged in: Untagged I saw this idea a few times on the Martha Stewart site and I would really like to make these as stocking stuffers this Christmas. It seems like such an easy thing to do and would really take no longer than baking a cake. Materials: Baking soda Cornstarch Citric acid Spritzer bottles Food coloring Glass bowl Essential oil Baking molds 1. 2. 3. If you wanted to have a different shape, you simply just need to use a different mold, like ice-cube molds. This would give you a different way of being able to package them, like putting them in jars. Source For tutorials on how to market yourself online, go here. Submit tutorials here for free and get more traffic.

Making reversible bag from top of straps to bottom of bag: 50 cm / 20 inchesheight: 28 cm / 11 incheswidth: 40 cm / 16 inches I don’t know because I used leftover fabric for my bag. You can print the pattern and place it on your fabric to make an approximation. Fort similar bag, you can check Charlie bag by Burdastyle ($1.99). Please go to the bottom of this post to download the PDF pattern and tutorial. Disclaimer: You may use the finished products for both personal and commercial use (craft shops or markets only – no mass production). 1. 2. If you use my pattern, sew the darts before sewing the bottom and sides of bag. 3. 4. 5. Pull out each of the remaining straps. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. A reversible bag! Thank you for reading and I hope this post is useful for you! Click to download:

vacay outfit and faux bob hair tutorial this is a really fun and easy hair-do for a messy hair day, beach day or any day! i did this ‘Faux Bob’ in two seconds while in Maui before Joey and i ran out to go whale watching…which was amazing. i tied the scarf tight enough that it didn’t even budge on the windy boat ride (the top pic is me on the boat). the Quickie DIY video tutorial shows me on the beach, after the boat ride, showing you how to DIY your own faux bob! let me know if you have any questions. i wrote previously about a faux bob hairstyle i wore to joey’s sister Jennifer’s wedding last year…check it out here. Mr. Kate Scarf Wrapped Faux Bob wrap your scarf around your head like you would wear a sweat band….oh come on, you’ve worn a sweat band before! outfit DO IT!

Cake postcard tutorial Supplies Materials needed to make two cake postcards: 1 large sponge (yellow paints the best)Serrated knifeX-Acto or utility knifeSpray paint (brown, yellow, pink or white)1 tube acrylic latex caulk (brown, cream or white)Spray adhesive (3M Super 77 works great!)Cardboard, kraft paper or scrapbook paper Instructions Cut sponge into wedge shape With a serrated knife, using a sawing motion, cut a sponge into two, cake wedge shapes. Cut a center groove into sponge Using an X-Acto or utility knife, cut a section of foam from the center of the sponge. Paint the sponge wedges in desired color. Trace the slice of cake When the sponge wedges are dry, trace around them on a piece of cardboard, kraft paper or colorful scrapbook paper. Spray glue the postcards to the solid, flat sides of the sponge wedges. Using a caulking gun and your desired caulk, fill a plastic disposable piping bag with half of the caulk. Pipe the center of the cake Pipe the icing on the top Note from the editor This totally works!

simple "azuma bukuro bag" tutorial A whole days ago, I received a email from one of my customer if I could sell this pattern or not.I have been thinking to make the pattern and tutorial for some time.To make the bag is not difficult, if you have sewing experience.So here is the result tutorial!! (This is the tutorial in English! This is not easy for me. It makes me crazy!!) I would like to ask please respect the following rules :- for personal use only. - this is not intended for commercial use.- do not sell the copy of tutorial. All right!  Azuma bukuro is made from one rectangular fabric. - The total width length is always 3 times more than the one of the height. - sew 1 and 2 , 5 and 6 right side together. ( This process make the shape of the bag).Ok, I will show you the process step by step. :) 1. prepare your fabric by follow the basic rule.  2. sew all 4 edges around the fabric (4 edges), just like that.  3. 4. and fold another side to make sure you have an even square.   5. 9. sew the corner. 10.

DIY style: perfectly distressed jean shorts denim, cut-off shorts are consistently a spring and summer style staple for me – as you’d be able to see by many of my OOTD posts. they’re also very DIYable and really easy to spruce up! – check out my DIY studded and spiked shorts here. but before you spruce, you need to start with the perfect pair of distressed denim shorts. this can be done very simply by using an old pair of jeans that are lounging in your closet or that you pick up at the thrift store. you’ll live in them this Summer and they go with everything! watch the video above for the full tutorial… Prep It: pair of old jeansscissorsrough sandpaperbleachplastic tub or bucketwater

Explore more. Web pages, photos, and videos | I’m really digging the whole oxford trend right now. Maybe it is because my mom was rocking the androgynous look way before it was cool or because I love Diane Keaton, but I’ve always had a thing for women wearing men’s apparel and making it feminine and beautiful. My favorite pair of oxfords I have are men’s solid tan suede and so cute but I’m crushing on all of the super cute two toned oxfords like these and these. Since those suckers are so far out of the budget I decided to make my own out of a pair of cheap tennis shoes. I’ll be rocking my new kicks while saving up for the oxfords of my dreams! Want to make your own faux painted oxfords? White Tennis ShoesWater Soluble Fabric Marking PenFabric Paint OR Acrylic Paint + Fabric MediumPaint Brushes, Small and Medium SizedWet Rag Step 1: Purchase cheap white tennis shoes. Step 2: Use a water soluble fabric marking pen to draw out the oxford design on your shoes. To get some ideas, do a Google image search for “oxford shoes”.