3 Upcycle Sewing Projects That Are Great For Beginners

When I got started sewing in my teens, my grandma encouraged me to work with old t-shirts and pillowcases. Let me tell you – I thought she was being silly, but it was so smart! I made a mess of so many projects back then and I’m very happy that I wasn’t using my babysitting money to buy fabric! For those of you who aren’t familiar with upcycling, it’s simply the process of reusing old things to make better new things. Upcycling is great, especially if you’re new to sewing.You’ll be able to make neat, useful things while spending little or no money on materials. The other great thing is that if you make mistakes, it’s no big deal since you didn’t have to invest in the materials.  Today, we’ve collected a few simple upcycle sewing ideas to get you started. You'll need a few old … [Read more...]

DIY St. Patrick’s Day Burlap Door Hanger

Have you started to see green?  We have transitioned from Valentine's day to St. Patrick's day just like that!  Are you ready for the green holiday?  I made a St. Patrick's burlap door hanger to help get in the mood.  It was super easy and I'm going to show you how to make your own today! To make your own door hanger, you will need:1 yard of burlap green paint of your choice glue gun newspaper floral wire ribbon scissorsTo start, cut your burlap into two identical clover shapes.  Make one clover a few inches longer around the edges so that you can glue it together easier. Paint your smaller clover however you would like.  You need two layers of paint.  I painted first layer Kelly green and then used an apple green on top, but feel free … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Heart Bunting {a Budget Friendly Craft}

When is the last time you saw something in a store that was meant for one thing and you thought of an idea to use it for something else? It honestly doesn't happen to me very often, but the other day was different. I went in to Dollar Tree to let my daughter spend her $5 from the tooth fairy and while there I stumbled upon glittered heart table scatter. My first thought was, "why would I scatter this all over my table?" That's when it hit me. These glittered hearts would make the PERFECT bunting when all sewn together! So, I bought a bunch of bags, went home and got to work creating this tutorial for YOU! Without further ado, the perfect Valentine's Day Heart Bunting. {Did I mention it is budget-friendly?}First, gather your supplies. You'll need:glittered heart table scatter {or … [Read more...]

22 DIY Gift Ideas for Kids

I like giving friends and family gifts that aren't store-bought, but I especially love giving my KIDS something handmade. To me, it's so cool to have a one-of-a-kind gift that was made with love. Here are more than twenty DIY gift ideas that would be perfect for your little ones. Whether you need a birthday gift, Christmas gift, or just because, there are tons of great ideas here for you.Mini Coloring Tote  by LBG Studio - My kids love to color and this tote would let them take it on-the-go for those times a quiet distraction is necessary.Play Dough by Untrained Housewife - What more is there to say - play dough and kids go together like milk and cookies!Super Hero' Fort Kit by Megan + Andy - Every super hero needs a good hide out. Make an "everything you need" secret fort kit … [Read more...]

DIY Wedding Favors for Homemade Nuptial Celebrations

Wedding season is upon us - and homemade wedding favors say love in a special way. I made the wedding favors for my wedding and it was lovely to think of my favorite people, friends and family, enjoying what I had made for them on "my special day". Here are some of our favorite ideas of you are going to be DIYing your wedding also! (Hint - invite your bridesmaids over for a day of DIY fun and celebration. Many hands make light work.)1. Cinnamon Sugar Shaker Jars ("Because you're so sweet!") // Fabric Paper GlueHow clever are these? Totally adorable and clever idea that would be really fun at a small and intimate wedding.2. Personalized Matchboxes // Elegance and EnchantmentCheck out the free printable template for personalizing your own matchbox covers. The perfect … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Nest Pendants {a tutorial}

Mother's Day is right around the corner. May 11th, to be exact. That still gives you a few days to find the most original, most unique and most thoughtful gift for Mom. Or, you can make her something. {Handmade gifts are what moms like best anyway.}Want to make her something that she'll love for years to come? Follow a few simple steps with me today as we make Mom a nest pendant filled with "eggs" that represent each of her children. It'll be fun! And she's going to LOVE it.First, gather your supplies.{You'll need needle nose pliers, 24 gauge beading wire, beads, jump rings and a necklace to put your finished pendant on.}Start by counting out how many beads you'll need. One bead, or "egg", will represent each child. Of course these pendants would be perfect for … [Read more...]