Friday, May 6, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make a Special Candle for Mom
How to transfer and image to a candle easily

Tutorial at A Crafty Mix Blog

"My mom is a very special lady. She’s got a wicked sense of humor and will take on anyone who doesn’t play fair. Oh the stories I could tell you about my mom. When I was much younger I used to get so embarrassed by her antics. I remember one time my boyfriend took me to a very classy restaurant for dinner. We sat in a quite corner right at the back enjoying a glass wine and, if I recall correctly, crayfish or some other exotic dish. In those days we didn’t have a lot of money (okay we still don’t) so it was a real treat and we were savoring every minute, until I spotted my mom. She had this HUGE red bow on her head. And by HUGE I mean GINORMOUS. It was probably a meter wide and everyone was staring at this woman who was heading straight for our table".... Read more

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Tutorial - Make a 10 Minute Kids Play Cape
An easy knight cap for kids for pretend play

Tutorial at Apple Green Cottage Blog

"Let me show you a quick and easy way to make a simple DIY knight cape for kids' pretend play. {The easiest ever!} It's an ideal last-minute Halloween kids costume when you are running out of time!  The cape is very simple, it's open at the front and held together by a ribbon. In addition to a knight's cape, it doubles as a king's costume or whatever needed at the moment. A perfect piece of clothing for kids' pretend play".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Add Sleeves to a T-Shirt
Add sleeves to a short sleeve tee, and get a little more life out of it

Tutorial at Nina Makes Blog

"For some reason Harry has an entire drawer crammed full of short sleeve T-shirts, but only four or five long sleeve tees. Since we are going into winter on this side of the world (bottom really!) I think a few more long sleeves will come in handy.  So I had a light bulb moment and thought why not add sleeves!  Harry has a couple long sleeve tees that look like short sleeve tees with long sleeves underneath, but are in fact only one layer.  So why not add sleeves myself?  With a tutorial for you all of course".... Read more

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make Sponge Water Bombs
Reusable and leave your yard clean from broken balloon bits

Tutorial at Live Randomly Simple Blog

"One thing I love about summer is all of the fun you can have outside. There are so many more kids activities during the summer and this is one of our favorites! We love a good water balloon fight, but with these water sponge bombs you don’t have to be constantly filling up balloons and picking up tiny pieces all through your yard. As an added bonus, these sponge bombs are so easy to make! We picked up a package of sponges, a mop refill and some handi wipes reusable cloths and some zip ties".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Paint Giant Wall Art
With the help of an app on your phone and a projector you can create a stunning portrait

Tutorial at Pillarboxblue Blog

"As well as crafting, I love to paint. Not having a formal art background has never stopped me from painting and creating. My craft buddy Wendy and I have a thing about painting our dogs, admittedly she is a bit better at it than I am, but that doesn’t stop me.   By showing how Wendy painted a giant posterized portrait of her dog Lottie, I’ll show you how easy it is to create your own wall art. It is a bit like the painting by numbers you may have done as a child".... Read more

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tutorial - How to Crochet a Toy Chicken
Crochet a toy for your kids (or yourself!)

Tutorial at Akamatra Blog

"In my last post I showed you the Japanese amigurumi doll I made for my god-daughter. Well, she has a little sister and I needed to make her a little something too. So I made her a small chicken for her to play with.  didn't really like the crochet patterns of chicken I found online so I made one for myself. It's very easy and can be used as the basis for many animals. I intend to make many more animals with it so stay tuned".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Baby Flower Bonnet
Sew a cute bonnet using upcycled baby clothes

Tutorial at Sewing Bee Fabrics Blog

"Now spring has sprung, what better way to dress for it than a baby flower bonnet hat! It's super easy to make.... The hard part is convincing the baby to wear it! I decided to use a couple of baby clothes she'd grown out of to make this a fun upcycling / refashioning project.  What You Will Need: Knit fabric or an old baby vest and leggings like I used or even an old T-shirt would do".... Read more

Monday, May 2, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make a Plant Stand
Easy, fool proof tutorial that anyone can do

Tutorial at The Rugged Rooster Blog

"This project will literally cost under 6 dollars if you have all the tools on hand. You can also rent tools for fairly cheap, or, get the hardware store to make your cuts! It cost us nothing as we have a scrap pile and all of the needed tools, stains and varnishes. Love free! Just gets me happy inside. Keep on reading to find out how to make these West Elm Inspired Plant Stands for next to nothing. Take that extra 100 bucks and splurge on you".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Grocery Bag Holder
Use a tea towel to sew a bag organizer

Tutorial at Easy Sewing for Beginners Blog

"Here’s a super quick and easy sewing project that will take you 10-15 minutes once you know how to do it. Seriously! I’ll be showing you how to sew a grocery bag holder using a tea towel. So that means no finishing off raw edges, as it’s already done for you. Definitely a great sewing project for beginners! These grocery bag holders would make perfect little gifts to sew up, as everyone could do with one of these".... Read more

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Tutorial - Upcycle Clothing with DIY Shibori Dyeing
Change the color of a dress for a new look

Tutorial at Green Issues by Agy Blog

"Apart from upcycling my scraps, I have been fascinated with how you can change the colour of your clothes. Adding a burst of colour, whether it be bright pink or even black, can really change the way you perceive your garment. Just like that, you can become attached to it again, and hopefully it will make its way back to the top of your pile of clothes in the wardrobe. Sad to say, we tend to ignore certain items when we get bored with them, and if you are not good with the needle and thread (or sewing machine) perhaps a packet of dye would help you in getting a "new" garment without hitting the stores".... Read more

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Tutorial - How to Darn a Large Hole in Jeans
Prolong the life of your old jeans

Tutorial at Threading My Way Blog

"What do you do with a pair of jeans that has a rather large hole? Refashioning or repurposing springs immediately to mind - salvage the unholy parts, and make them into something else. But that's not the only option. No matter how big the hole, it is possible to prolong the life of jeans by repairing them.  I recently discovered a rather large hole in a pair of my gardening jeans. Who knows how long I had been walking around with them like this! I wasn't prepared to relegate any of my everyday jeans to be worn in the garden, so fixing the hole was my only option".... Read more

Friday, April 29, 2016

Tutorial - How to Use a Flower Loom
Make accents for home decor, gifts, and more

Tutorial at Happy Deal Happy Day Blog

"I have found a new crafting addiction and I’m writing this post to share it with you – it is making yarn or twine flowers using a flower loom!  I was actually at Michaels when I was inspired to learn to make these.  I saw a picture on their wall of some cute yarn flowers.  I was totally wondering how you make them, so I came home and googled a bit and found that you needed a flower loom to make these cute flowers".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Google Eyes Bowl
Decor piece for kids room or a children's party

 Tutorial at Creative Homemaking Blog

"This Google Eyes Bowl is a creative and fun way to make a fantastic gift and keeps kids busy for a while. It’s also a great way to bond and a nice decorative piece on your kids desk. It’s a super fun project and it makes me smile every time I see it!  I added a bit of sparkle because I’m girly like that and also to cover the Mod Podge spots that otherwise wouldn’t look as great. It was designed to look nerdy but I think it’s super cute and totally appropriate for my room, err I mean Ellie’s room. And I love the noise it makes when I grab the bowl, too cute".... Read more

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tutorial - Garden Seed Packet Match Game
Empty seed packets make a fun learning game

Tutorial at A Mom's Take Blog

"Bring in spring with this fun Garden Seed Packet Match game. You can recycle and repurpose your old fruit and vegetable seed packets and turn them into a fun kid-friendly activity. Pull this out for rainy-day fun and start dreaming of planting in your garden beds. For this fun DIY game you will need a variety of empty seed packets, or old seed packets that you’re ready to repurpose. You’ll want two packages of each fruit or vegetable type, but the pictures can be different. In fact, I have only one exact match, and I much prefer my different picture sets as they are more interesting".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Motorcycle Greeting Card
Make a handsome card for a special someone

Tutorial at Craft Concoction Blog

"Today I am here with a tutorial for making a simple and quick Masculine card. I made this card for a friend recently. I am using some supplies that scream masculine for me. Burlap, Corrugated paper which I got from Itsy Bitsy. The die-cut is from a local store. Using neutral colours is the safest and simplest way to create a masculine card".... Read more