I wish I could credit the tumblr post that i got this from, but I guess I can rest assured that all of you craft fanatics have seen it before. It got a lot more intense in color after a while, but I might tape it and spray it again if it isn’t what I’d like after its dry. I want an intense orange, I just want to keep the spottiness. Oh well, we’ll see.
I’m going to make this one a skirt ;D
This was my hand at ombre-ing. I don’t think it turned out too bad :D I was wanting this to be a skirt, but the logo shows through too much. So I’m thinking a loop scarf? :)
And I LOVE the way this one turned out. I’m definitely making this one a skirt.
I’ll make update posts when I make these wearable items, they’re up to dry for now :)
And i couldn’t get my pictures to rotate, so sorry about that!
These are some crafts i made the other night. The bracelet you can make following these steps. The earrings were made with seashells I painted with fingernail polish (we’ll see how that works out) and then I hot glued them to an old pair of studs.
Knotted chain bracelet
You will need your chain (long enough to wrap around your wrist), a strip of tee shirt ~1’-1.5’ long and ~1” or less thick, a connector, and a hot glue gun.
- Start by folding the chain about in half, but leave one of the sections (rungs, rings, circles? Is there a proper name for what I’m trying to say? Lol) in the center out to use your connector with. That is probably very unclear, but I think you will see what i mean.
- Tie a knot around two matched sections of chain at that end, as shown (even though I have two knots already… I think you get the picture though):
- Basically just follow these pictures to make your knots:
- Continue knotting the strip until the bracelet is as long as you need it to be. To attach your clip/clasp/connector, make the same knot, but don’t tighten it yet. Loop it through your connector and back through the knot and then tighten it:
- Trim the extra and hot glue it down for safety. Do this on the other end as well. Fin! :)
If you had an old necklace with a smaller chain, you could try using embroidery thread. For me, crafting is about recycling old things into things you like again. So use whatever materials you have lying around, get creative! :)
The original tutorial can be found here, but I finished it today so here’s the final product:
I got this purse from the thrift store for 3 dollars and deconstructed it. I used the chain for this purse (and i still have a bunch left over for some bracelets ;3) and the leather cord for this bracelet.
I still plan to use the rest of the purse, but I think I’m going to have to wait until we get a new sewing machine.
I made a more comfortable spot on the strap. Also, on the back I just glued down the fabric without making the fringe. The bottom line of this was that I ran out of shirt, but it was a lot easier and not to mention it just looks cleaner.
I have this sweater my mom gave me, and it is a beautiful teal color. The problem is that she used the sweater as a paint sweater… once. Now there are white paint smudges on the front and on one of the sleeves. Any ideas to remove or hide it?
Question has been resolved.
This is yet another one of those “hot-glue-this-to-this” projects, but we can’t complain: they’re practically fail proof!
All you need is your selected shells, earring backs, and a hot glue gun.
I used these shell beads (if you could drop by my ask and let me know their name I would be most appreciative) which I got off of some shoes a long long time ago. At first I attempted to use a pair of earrings i never wear anymore, but it basically just didn’t work, so I used some blanks.
All I had to do was hot glue the shells to the backs, and badda boom:
I love the creamy color; I feel like these will go with just about anything.
Basically you can follow the Honestly WTF directions here, but I used a thicker leather band from a thrifted purse and embroidery thread of the same color, so it looks as if it has studs! Instead of using a hex nut for the connector, I just left the ball chain clasp and the other end of the ball chain exposed. This gives it more of a seamless look. It does twist, not too sure why but I like it c:
I know a journal is kind of a “duh” DIY. I thought this was fun though, and I plan to keep at it.
This idea came about when I realized I had a bunch of paper junk (fortune cookies, neat pictures, movie ticket stubs, old notes, doodles, photo strips, cards, other paper memorabilia) that I had no idea what to do with. So I decided to compile all of that junk into a journal. It’s also helpful just to write things down, like nagging thoughts, song lyrics or quotes, songs that cheer me up, sweet/encouraging things people tell me, and the like. It has been a helpful motivator, although a journal might seem unlikely. And who doesnt want to declutter in an artsy way?
the front page has a poem i wrote from a magazine article, flowers punched from a card my sister made me, a quote someone wrote down for me 3 years ago that for whatever reason i have held on to, art from the cover of our local newspaper, a paint card, fortune cookies with notes about the fortunes they held