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Believe! I have the blessing to be part of a great organization inside of the church I belong to; called Young Women.


The theme for the girls {age 12 to 17} this year is “believe”. Bow Belt. We're always looking for fun ways to add embellishments and touches of color to our outfits especially in the winter when we tend to get bored with everything and anything.

Bow Belt

With bows being fiercely back in style, what better way than with a bright bow belt! You can pick any color for this but we'd recommend something solid and cotton. You'll need a simple snap as well to hand stitch on. The measurements for the three pieces you'll need to make are in the directions below. Measure your waist (over a thin shirt) and add 2 inches to that length. Making the belt: Fold in half the long way and sew along the long side.

Fold over one open end and hand stitch one side of the snap into the inside. Flip right side out now. Once it's right side out, measure it around your waist. Make It: Glittery Gold Bow Clutch. Those who know me know that I adore all things glittery.

Make It: Glittery Gold Bow Clutch

Take the two pieces of felt (yellow would be best, but I only had grey) and glue them together, overlapping the long sides by a couple of millimeters. Pattern: Puff Stitch Scarf. My mom absolutely loved the beautiful puff stitches of the crocheted slouchy beanies I made for myself and my brother and sister.

Pattern: Puff Stitch Scarf

Because my mom does not wear hats, she asked if I could make her a scarf using puff stitches! I thought this was a great idea as I loved the texture and staggered rows of these stitches, so I knew that a scarf using them would turn out beautifully! My mom and I went to Michaels together to pick out the yarn for her scarf. One of our biggest pet peeves is “itchy” material for scarves and sweaters: we went down the aisles in search of soft yarn that would not irritate the skin. She also wanted a neutral colour that would match with all of her outfits. I made up my own pattern for this scarf and started off making a series of 26 chain stitches. Next I worked 12 puff stitches in the first row with ch-1’s in between. Then I worked twelve puff stitches in the chain-1 spaces.

Eight Petal Flower Bead Ring Tutorial. When I was in junior high, I went to the mall and saw a beaded flower bracelet that I fell in love with.

Eight Petal Flower Bead Ring Tutorial

It was about ten dollars, so it was out of my budget. I remember going to check it out everyday because I thought it was so cool, but knowing that I didn't have the money to buy it. Diy {bird nest necklace} I have been seeing a lot of bird nest jewelry around lately.

diy {bird nest necklace}

DIY Braided Bead Bracelet. It’s been awhile since our last bracelet DIY.

DIY Braided Bead Bracelet

I don’t know about you, but our wrists have been begging for another colorful addition for months now. So after playing with some materials that were already on hand, we’ve created a tutorial for a braided bead bracelet, which is a not so distant cousin of the hex nut and wrap bracelet. Because honestly, you can never have too many . . . DIY Zipper Headband. I guess this is a week of headbands. ;) Have you ever stopped to think about what a cool gadget the zipper is?

DIY Zipper Headband

You can close things with one hand, they make a funny noise, they have "teeth"... Zippers are such a fun material to use in crafty things, and I can't believe that I never thought to wear one as a headband before. (I did make shoe flowers out of zippers a couple years ago, but then I've also tried to make everything into a flower.) :) What you need to make a zipper headband: - Zipper (I like the industrial-looking zippers, you can find them at sewing stores.) - Bobby pins. Articles: DIY: Walnut Heart Necklace — By Johnie Gall — Foam Magazine Articles. Erica and Lauren are a designer and stylist who always have our crafting fingers itching to recreate the fun and easy DIY projects posted on their blog, Honestly...WTF.

Articles: DIY: Walnut Heart Necklace — By Johnie Gall — Foam Magazine Articles

For Valentine's Day, they volunteered to show us how to make an organic DIY gift you can give to anyone (or stash away for yourself!) Easy Button Earrings Tutorial - StumbleUpon. Did you know...that you can make new earrings with a button and a paperclip?

Easy Button Earrings Tutorial - StumbleUpon

True story! I've been trying to think of a way for us to make some earrings without having to buy supplies. Buying the beads and all the findings can really add up. :o( Sad. But-oh, what? That still leaves the findings. Clip the top of the paperclip off with wire cutters: Doily canvas bag} & - StumbleUpon.

Thankfully everyone seems to be making a switch from plastic to lasting when it comes to shopping bags, so here’s another fun little tutorial on customizing one to make it oh so cute. You might notice a lot of doilies in my recent diy projects. Knot Tote Tutorial. I guess I figure if I am going to be going on a brief Maternity Leave soon, I might as well leave with a BANG!

So I am hitting you up with some awesome tutorials I have had sitting on my backlog pile this week, and a couple next week as well! We started off the week with the Pipe Dreams dress, then moved onto watercolor fabric at The Girl Creative, and now I give you this adorable knot tote which I am in love with! JCrew-Inspired Necklace Tutorial (and the Basics of... Here is my latest little jewelry love! It was inspired by this little pretty at JCrew: I thought it would be a perfect little necklace to introduce some of the basics of jewelry making to those of you who have been asking about that! I'm sorry it's taken so long! Like any craft, there are endless tools, supplies, and techniques that can be used for jewelry making. Bohemian Leather Button Cuff. Maegan: D&G Jewel Embellished Shoes DIY Fashion+Home+Lifestyle. * Katie Holmes + In Style Magazine Editorial + August 2011 wearing Dolce and Gabbana Fall 2011 jeweled silk embroidery pumps price upon request. * Suede pumps …fabric will do as well.

These fabrics will hold glue the best. 10 Awesome Jewelry Tutorials. By ashleyhackshaw | Need some new accessories or want to get started on your holiday gift list early? Vintage Wanna Bee: ANASTASIA: 'Disney' Princess Inspired Collection. Craftaholics Anonymous™ I work with a group of 8-11 year old girls at church. Boden Boulevard Necklace Knockoff. Did you know Mother’s Day is about a week and half away?? Eek!!

Sweet & Skinny Ruffled Headband. Vintage Wanna Bee: ANTHRO INSPIRED NECKLACE TUTORIAL. DIY: How to Make a Glam Glitter Clutch. Diy {bird nest necklace} D.I.Y: Recycled T-Shirt Scarf // Gettin' Crafty! D.I.Y: Recycled T-Shirt Scarf 1} Gather a few old t-shirts you don't wear anymore; thrift them or buy new -- but choose thin, soft (preferably worn out) t-shirts.

Find two t-shirts of different colors that go well together. 2} Lay the shirt flat on the table or floor. 3} Cut 1 1/2 inch strips, remove the hemmed edges. Knotted Headband with tshirt yarn. "Summer Social" Guest Project — Make Embellished Resin Rings. Flax & twine: Day 3: Sparkle Headbands - a diy headband tutorial.