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Dip Dye Clothing DIY – Do It Yourself Dip Dye

Dip Dye Clothing DIY – Do It Yourself Dip Dye
This week we’re sharing some of the blog’s greatest hits! These are some of our most loved posts by you, our amazing readers. “She drips in color” comes to mind whenever I see this trend — it brings a certain happiness to tees, dresses, shorts, shirts… almost anything! And, it has become an eye opener look for spring and summer. We love how dip dying your basic tee gives it new life in a fun and creative way. There are so many different ways you can experiment with this technique that you can kind of get carried away – here we love the subtle approach with a sprinkled burst of color. Follow these easy steps to create your very own dip dye tee — you can do it with cotton dresses too!! Inspiration: What you need: A tray, 1 measuring cup, salt, Dylon dye of any color (not the machine washable ones), heavy duty cleaning gloves and a basic white tee. Mix a quarter of the Dylon dying powder into the tray with 4 cups of warm water and 4 tablespoons of salt. Hang to dry.

Custom Color Chalkboard Paint - Martha Stewart Organizing Crafts Thanks to paint that dries into a chalkboard finish, your board can be whatever size you desire and placed wherever you like. Store-bought formulas come in traditional green and black. But you can also follow our recipe to mix your own batch in any shade. Tip: Start with flat-finish latex paint in any shade. Wall Calendar A home office is the ideal spot for a family planner. Mudroom Mural The bottom half of a mudroom wall is just the right height for pint-size Picassos -- when coated with store-bought green chalkboard paint. Message Center Write-on paint needn't be applied only to walls. Pantry Reminder Covered with chalkboard paint, a pantry door serves as the perfect place to keep a running shopping list.

10 Ways to Style a Plain White Tee Few things beat a classic white tee. Throw it on with a pair of jeans, cork wedges, a long necklace, and you’re good to go just about anywhere. Best of all, white tees are such a staple that you can find them at just about any corner store, grocery store, mall, or pharmacy. Seeing as we love style hackery oh-so-much, we decided to take on the classic tee, and came up with 10 new ways to restyle, rework, and totally transform it. If you have any questions about specific tutorials below, be sure to leave us a note in the comments. We went with a few 3-packs of men’s undershirts by Hanes but, for most of these tutorials, you can use any old t-shirt you’ve got. 1. Grab a pair of tricked out cutoffs and throw on this top for a day of summer fun. To create this look, You’ll want to cut off the sleeves and collar of your tee. 2. This look is definitely a romantic one and makes us think of a refined take on hippie chic. 3. Maybe it’s time to up your workout style game. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

diy stamp English I love to carve stamps! is one of my favorite crafts. Thank you for encouraging to put together this tutorial. To hand carve your own stamps you will need List of materials: 1.– Carving tools you can find online here. 2. 3. 4. 5.- An exacto knife to trim the excess around your stamp design. 6.- Inkpad Step by step instructions 1 and 2– Trace the size of your eraser on paper, so you know how big your drawing can be. 3. 4 and 5 .- Place the drawing on top of your eraser upside down. 6. 7 and 8. 9,10, 11 .- With the carving tool, very carefully start carving the eraser. 12.– When the stamp is carved, stamp it on ink.check if you need to make any corrections. 13.- Your stamp is ready! Fun things to make with stamps Here are some things I made using my stamps. I bought these simple craft paper products and embellished them with my stamps and washi tape, so popular this days. Thank you Cards Notepads Postcards Notebooks A special stamp book Some cute tags Besides everything you make is unique! xo, Ishtar

Button Statement Rings It’s September and that means it’s time to add another statement piece to your collection…. obviously! I heart almost every piece Nicole Richie designs for House Of Harlow 1960, especially her oversized rings. As amazing as these rings are they’re also an easy DIY. My friend Jenni, from I Spy DIY, did a project a few months back where she transformed buttons into earrings. Buttons, buttons everywhere!! Materials: Buttons, Clippers, Glue, Rings With Flat Tops (available at the jewelry supply store) Use your clippers to remove the shank from the back of the button. Once you’ve made the back of the button flat, use an ample amount of glue to secure the ring to the back of the button. Here’s another hint: If you can’t find a flat ring base, Ring Pops are a fun alternative. Once the base has dried, glue on the button. I now thing I have enough new statement rings to get me through the month.

tunnel vision I know you are invited to at least one wedding this summer. Bring your camera. This is a neat way to present a special wedding picture. It's an old paper trick call a tunnel card. Materials: 4 copies of a photo that has a fore, middle and background. shadowbox frame mat 2 pieces of cardstock glue stick Tools: scissors In this sample, the frame and mat are 8" x 10". Leave one photo as is. Glue the pleated card stock to the back of the mat. You should have a photo that looks like this one. beltmaking 101 Finally–the long-awaited beltmaking tutorial! way I make my fabric-covered belts has been learned from a mix of trial-and-error and vintage manuals. The supplies are simple, and making a simple pass-through belt is quite easy. I have, however, included instructions for how to add a pronged buckle to a belt and add eyelets. I hope you enjoy, and as usual feel free to ask any questions in the comments! Supplies: 1″ wide stiff belting (available at JoAnns), 1/4 yard fabric at least 45″ wide, buckle for 1″ belt (see sources at the end), pattern paper, thread, scissors, ruler, pins. Begin by measuring your waist and adding 6″ to 8″ inches to the length (I tend to err on the side of more, especially for a belt using a pronged buckle). Cut the belting the length of your waist plus the extra. Using the paper pattern, cut one layer of your fabric. Fold the fabric around the belting, wrong sides out. Gently work the seam to the center of the belting width, and press seam open.

VTD pixel card I‘ve been scratching my head trying to come up with a card for my hubby {AKA the non-romantic type}. I finally decided to make this pixely popup heart card! They are really minimal (which I love) and take about 20 minutes to make (that includes the card, insert and envelope). You can even make some pixely confetti to put inside the card (if you are a big kid like me!). Full instructions and printable templates below! (BTW I remember seeing something similar in a popup book years ago. How to 1. (If you have a cutting machine then see note at end of post!) Cut along the black lines and score the grey lines. 3. 5. 7. Edited to add: The lovely Kayla from saynotsweetanne has send me a .dfx file of the card which you can use if you have a cutting machine.

DIY Fringe Scarf | Lakeland Local Everyone needs a go-to fringe scarf in their fashion repertoire. Here’s an easy way to make your own. What You Will Need: -Old T-Shirt -Good Scissors Step 1: Go through your old T-shirts and find a daring print or color combo. For a cleaner look, choose a solid. Step 2: Cut horizontally across the shirt, just below the armholes, to create a rectangular tube. Step 3: Working your way around the tube, make a series of vertical cuts that extend from the raw edge upward. Step 4: Tug down on each strand to elongate it. photo credit: Cathy Hayes for Lakeland Local

phone covers DIY ! I found this clever trick on Pinterest the other week from Oops I Craft My Pants and had to try it for myself: iPhone covers using scrapbook paper! Now when I had my first cell phone in high school (the old Nokia), I probably had about 15 different cell phone covers that I would switch out to match my clothes everyday! I figure this scrapbook paper iPhone phone cover is an easy way to update my phone without spending all the cash! First thing I did was purchase a couple sheets of scrapbook paper from Michael’s. I also purchased a clear iPhone 4 cover from Best Buy. First thing I did was trace the scrapbook paper around the iPhone cover to get the basic shape. I cut out the main section just using a pair of scissors. For the camera hole I used a pencil to sketch in the hole that I had to cut out using an exacto knife…. and that’s about it! I’m really digging these fabric scrapbook pages! Oh, and that iPhone cover below? This is also a great way to get festive for the holidays!

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. 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 vtd Update January 2013: Thanks to everyone who has visited, commented and shared this post. Who knew my little craft would be so popular?? pricklypants.com is now defunct but if you like what you see, join me over at reneeyoxon.com where I blog about my life as a professional jazz musician. See you there! Renée Craig’s 28th birthday was yesterday so I decided to make him a little book out of playing cards to tell him how much I love him. You will need: a deck of cards2 binder ringssticky notesa cheap pen with dry ink (don’t use an expensive, wet ink, ballpoint kind)mod podgea paint brusha hole puncher Punch holes in all the cards. That’s it! Do you like receiving hand-made gifts?

Paper Loop Ornament If you are into scrapbooking, chances are you have lots of odds and ends of beautiful paper left over. Here is an idea for using some of them for beautiful Christmas Ornaments. Supplies 2 one inch by twelve inch strips of colorful scrapbook paper 2 decorative circles of scrapbook paper Filament Sharp scissors Ribbon Glue Instructions Cut two 1 x 12 pieces of decorative scrapbook paper and glue into two circles. Using a complementary scrapbook paper, cut out two circles. Attach the filiment to the inside of the loops. Make a bow and glue to the top of your ornament. Make lots of these easy ornaments in the same color to create a theme tree or lots of different combinations. Listed under: Christmas Crafts, Cut and Paste Crafts, Decorating Crafts Tagged as: bracelet When money is tight, but fabulous fashion is a necessity, try out your crafting skills to make something new and fantastic. These bracelets are sure to impress and look quite expensive, but all they require is some gold chain and friendship bracelet yarn, both of which you can find at a craft store like Michael’s Art Supply. Make one signature piece or stack a bunch for a layered look! BFrend Bracelets by Monika You can find the full blog post here to see more styles of these bracelets. Another fun and very creative bracelet is this one made out of gold or silver nuts, normally used to secure bolts. Amazing what you can create with such inexpensive items!

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