Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make a Half Doily Necklace

Tutorial - How to Make a Half Doily Necklace

Tutorial at Little Treasures Blog

"I thought it would be nice to spice up the weekend with a lovely pattern for necklaces that will cheer up your summer. So I composed this tutorial to help you make them To make these you will need sport yarn (4 colors), adequate hook (read the label), jump rings, metal chain, and a lobster clip. Choose your assorted colors for the project and with (preferably) white Chain 3, join to make ring and sc 4 in ring".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Phone Stand with a Cork

Portable, customizable, and small enough to hang from a key chain

Tutorial at Akamatras Blog

"Hey, I've talked about my gadget mania before! I've also told you how much I love to read e-books on my e-reader of my phone. Well combine the two and you'll see I was in serious need of phone stand! Lol! I know, I am turning the things the way I want them but this time, I did get my way and it was free.  The procedure is very simple and quite easy".... Read more

Monday, June 29, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make a Floral Wall Clock

Brighten a space with summer flowers

Tutorial at I Wear a Bow Blog

"This idea have been in my mind for so long. I love floral and want to make floral decoration for my room. Moreover, I have been wanting to replace my old plain black clock. So, why didn't I make a wall clock by myself? Combine two of my desires earlier, why not making a floral wall clock? Finally did! Yay! I really love this floral clock. Because it is suited my room that has a creamy pink wall color. If you like a girly room decoration, this floral wall clock will be a sweet touch to add into your room. Not to mention that you will like to see to your clock all day and be notified of time. Maybe you won't be late in your schedule again".... Read more

Tutorial - Make a Terry Cloth Fingertip Towel

These could also be hostess or baby shower gifts

Tutorial at Patchwork Posse Blog

"Fingertip Towels are the best.  They are a little smaller than a regular hand towel , but larger than a wash cloth.  And, because you are binding the terry cloth fabric center they are great to customize.  No more plain colors or weird patterns.  It goes perfect for what you need in your bathroom".... Read more

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make an Envelope Zipper Pouch

Design your own personalized fabric

Tutorial at So Sew Easy Blog

"Download and print out your PDF files for the front and back of the envelope onto your fabric sheets.  Print at 100%, no scaling or fit to page.  If you want to add a ‘designer’ label from the Handmade labels sheet, then print that one too.  Follow the instructions provided with your sheets on how to ‘set’ your ink.  I had to leave the ink to dry for 10 minutes and then iron for 2 minutes.  Trim away the white border leaving the envelope and a 1/2 inch seam allowance on all sides".... Read more

Tutorial - Make a Felt Rainbow Nursery Wall Art

Colorful felt is hand sewn using simple stitches

Tutorial at Smiling Colors Blog

"Learn how to make an easy colorful rainbow wall art that is perfect to decorate your kids room or nursery! A step by step photo tutorial included.  Step 1: Paint your canvas. I chose a bright blue and gave it a streaky white look by using a dry brush with a little white paint".... Read more

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make a Hand Sanitizer Case

Hang from your bag, stroller or even the golf bag

Tutorial at Nanny Craft 4 U Blog

"I asked if anyone would like to share a project on my blog and Kayarna volunteered to Spin the Pins and share her take on making a Hand Sanitizer Holder.  Kayarna has never written a tutorial before, but has done a fantastic job.  I’m sure you will enjoy this project – Spin the Pins – Kayarna’s Hand Sanitizer Holder".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make Recycled Toy Boats

Perfect for a fun family day out at the nearest water stream

Tutorial at Apple Green Cottage Blog

"School's over and the summer is here - let's  celebrate!!! A family day out with your kids can be the best present you can give to them, so you might plan an outdoors activity together. To make it even better, you might make these simple DIY boats for kids to play with. Heading to the nearest waterstream can be an adventure in itself! And since it's also the start of the real summer heat, what better way to cool off by a river".... Read more

Friday, June 26, 2015

Tutorial - Turn Your Handwritting into a Leather Cuff

Personalize your cuff with any words you choose

Tutorial at Akamatra Blog

"When I first opened my etsy shop, I didn't really know many things about leather and how to handle it. It's not an easy material to handle I'll tell you that! Depending on the kind of leather, it's not always easy to cut, sew, manipulate and get a finished product you are proud of.  Today I am sharing some of the things I've learned from my years of  "playing" with leather. I am going to show you how to turn your very own hand writing into a gorgeous embroidered leather cuff! Are you up for it".... Read more

Tutorial - Make Strawberry Parfait with Cottage Cheese

Summertime breakfast, a healthy snack, or dessert if you add a bit of honey

Tutorial at The Seaman Mom Blog

"This healthy, savory and nutritious strawberry parfait recipe combines fresh fruit, delicious cottage cheese, Greek yogurt and crunchy whole wheat cereal for an easy, 5 minutes breakfastWe had a  lot of strawberries this year! Everywhere I looked around the garden, there were strawberries. That’s the beauty of berries, you don’t have to care for them, just plant and wait for the delicious result to show up on your table".... Read more

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tutorial - Give a Tin Can a Faux Ceramic Finish

Design made with spaghetti, puffed rice and split peas

Tutorial at Upcycled Design Lab Blog

"It started with a large tin can and the need for a place to store some of my cooking utensils. I have been wanting to try using this homemade embossing paste recipe since I found out about it and while I originally thought that I would use it on an art journal page it occurred to me that I might work for this project.  All you need are the three ingredients in this photo and detailed instruction is in the link above.So I mixed some up".... Read more

Tutorial - Make an Animal Cookie Punch Game

Everyone is a winner in this easy carnival game

Tutorial at A Joyful Riot Blog

"I didn’t want Stella’s party to be too circusy themed even though they’re called “circus animal cookies”. I love circus parties but I’ve done one before, along with everyone else! So I wanted this party to be more unique. I did want some carnival-y games though! These games were a huge hit with all the little kiddos! I had 5 games plus a piƱata and I spent only $100 on all of that; prizes, candy, supplies, everything! This game probably cost around $15 because I filled a lot of the slots with $1 prizes, but you could do it for even less if you filled them with prizes that came 5+ to a package. Dollar Tree is the best place to shop".... Read more

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make a Three Tiered Cupcake Stand

Display cupcakes, party food, handmade crafts, or other knick- knacks

Tutorial at Cards, Crafts, Kids Project Blog

"Hi friends sharing a 3 tier cupcake stand I made for my daughter's Frozen themed Party.  Store bought stands are very expensive and I dare say not so pretty or personalized! You can make these stands in 2,3 or more tiers to display not only cupcakes but all kinds of party food or even to beautifully display your handmade crafts for your next craft exhibition or to simply sit prettily in your room to display little knick-knacks".... Read more

Tutorial - Make a Crocheted Wall Hanging

Colorful wall decoration celebrates summer

Tutorial at Little Treasures Blog

"Today I have a weekend project to share with you. An interesting wall hanger.For this project you need plastic or wooden rings, a (wooden) rod and crocheted flowers.  Crochet the wooden rings. I have a tutorial for this Chain 6 and join to make ring. Rnd 1: ch3,sk 1, sc1 - you will get 3 chains Rnd 2: ch1 and on the chain sc1,hdc1,3dc,hdc1,sc1 Repeat this pattern for all 3 chains".... Read more

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make a Personalized Bunting

Varsity style font ensures that it doesn't look babyish, and can be displayed as child grows

Tutorial at Sew for Soul Blog

"This week I had the pleasure of stitching up a gift for a newborn baby boy.  He comes from a family who are very talented with a sewing machine and likely to be appreciative of a thrifted and stitched offering!  It cost mere pennies to make, having been created from old curtains, shirts and dresses.  The baby vest is sized 0-3 months and came from a bag of 'hand-me-downs' and will make a perfect little summer sleepsuit......should we actually get any hot weather this year".... Read more