This is a really fun way to reuse a mason jar and makes both a handy tool for your craft room or a fun gift! Keep reading to find out how to make your own mason jar sewing kit Clean mason jar (I used a small one but you can use any size)Any fabricGlue GunStuffingPencilScissors Using the lid of the mason jar, draw a circle onto the fabric about 1 inch wider than the jar lid. Cut out the circle. Place the lid bottom side up placed directly on top of the middle of the fabric, bottom side up. Continue in the same manner until only 1/4 of the lid is left as shown above. Stuff batting inside the top of the lid until it’s poofy and even Now seal up the last section of the fabric to the lid Make a line of glue along the inside of the outer lid piece Press the pin cushion lid inside the outer lid piece and let dry
Reversible Coffee Cup SleevesI’m gonna tell you right now, you can’t throw a rock and not hit a tutorial for a coffee cup sleeve out there on the web. Reversible, not reversible, buttons, Velcro, skinny, wide, you name it. For that matter, you can probably work a pattern out yourself. However, just in case your rock lands here, I’m going to share my version with you. I’ve made a few of these for Christmas and birthday gifts. I was trying to decide which fabrics to use for a new one and my wandering eyes landed on my seasonal fabric stack. To make one, you’ll need this coffee cup sleeve pattern . Cut one from cotton batting, two from ironing board cover fabric and two from cotton fabric. I happen to have scraps of batting and ironing board fabric, but if you don’t and will be buying the supplies, another product you can use is InsulBrite. You’ll only need half of the hair tie, so zigzag stitch through the center, about 3/8” long, then clip through the center. Next, cotton fabric, face up. Last, the batting. Lay flat.
Cheap Craft Ideas - Inexpensive CraftsTea Towel Market Tote Adapted from Clare Youngs’s The Perfect Handmade Bag ($19.95; Cico), this cute carryall requires little more than a pair of small wooden spatulas and two tea towels ($15 each; motherlindas.com). Cut six strips of fabric from one towel. Two, measuring 33⁄4"W x 141⁄4"L each, will serve as the decorative horizontal bands at the top of the tote and should incorporate the towel’s graphics (as shown, left). The other four, measuring 31⁄2"W x 8"L, will form tabs for the bag’s handles. Turn under the long sides of each strip and press a 1⁄4" hem. To make a tab, topstitch one of the long sides of a 31⁄2"W x 8"L strip near the edge. Lay the second towel on a flat surface, right side up. Flip the towel right side down. Fold the towel in half, wrong sides together.
DIY: Hair Comb*UPDATE! See the step-by-step instructions here. This is a super simple project. I'm going to keep these old photos up for kicks and giggles. :) But I decided to make another comb and take a few photos. I wrapped in a V-shape pattern. *Update: Forgot to mention that this layout is from Pugly Pixel.Jewelry bangle bracelet women bracelet girls by braceletbanglecase
Modern Home Decor | The Modern HomeI’m a total commitment phobe when it comes to pillows. (Rugs too, but that’s another post.) Am I alone in this or do other people suffer the same affliction? This is our couch: But not our house. The sofa is a huge 10′ long so plenty of room for pillows. (Image via) Where do you sit? Anyway, I think I could fit easily fit 5-6 on our couch without it looking crazy. Last year I discovered this pillow from Ikea and became obsessed. Apparently everyone else was too, because it was sold out for months at almost every Ikea location I checked with. I loved it, but it looked terrible sitting there with my gray standard pillows. One pillow that would look great with my couch and the LAPPLJUNG pillow is this one from CB2. You get it, right? Never mind the crappy picture. 1. and 2. I was in Target the other day on a mommy/son date with Ezra and after perusing the toy section for an hour, I told him it was time to look at my toys. Cute, right? I’m not getting all of these.
His + Her Sharpie Mug DIYAfter seeing several projects floating around on Pinterest I decided to try the sharpie method for customizing a pair of his + her mugs (this set is super cute + this one is particularly beautiful). The directions listed on Pinterest kinda seemed too easy to be true... so I did a little testing. I even tried running them through the dishwasher and here's what I found out... Here's the method: All you need is a sharpie (any color) and a porcelain dish that you want to permanently alter. You can even use super cheap mugs from the dollar store to create gifts or party favors. After I made my dishes I tried scrubbing them with a kitchen sponge and soap. Anyway... that was my fun little weekend project. EDITED TO ADD: Although many people (including me) have had success with this DIY project we have received many comments from readers who said the marker washed off. instead!
Grandma's Garden- Crayon ArtIt's hard to find a good present for our grandma (actually, she's my mom, but Anya's grandma). "I have everything," she says always. Ok, we will not buy a present, we will make it! My mom has a beautiful garden in Russia. My mom's birthday is in February. To make a piece of art, we used canvas (12"x12"), crayons (we used 3 boxes to pick only greens), artificial flowers, glue gun and hair drier. Turn canvas upside down so crayons are pointing down. Today I made a little different picture- Fire of Love.
How To Tuesday: My Sweet Josephine.28Jun/11 After seeing Kristin's friendship bracelet giveaway on Idle Wife, I've hauled out my old bracelet books and thread from when I was a kid. Naturally I've been furiously making all sorts of bracelets. After making six friendship bracelets in two days I decided I needed a new pattern. And now you can too! All you need is... 2 pieces of fabric about 18 x 6 inches Scissors Pliers 2 ribbon clamps (found at Michaels) 2 jump rings 1 clasp Cut 2 pieces of fabric from your t-shirt about 18 x 6 inches. Make a loop with the first scrap and lay it over top of the second. Take that end and alternate weaving it under and over the remaining fabric lengths. Pair up the ends of fabric and wrap it snugly around your wrist. And there you have it!