359. tshirt pillow.

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I made some last minute christmas gifts for dj and my brother. I used this old descendents shirt I got from a clothing swap and turned it into pillows! Since I was crunched for time, I didn’t use a zipper, I just sewed the bottom shut, so its not as pretty as a normal pillow, but I used fun stripey fabric on the back, so maybe that will make up for it. Milo even helped me stuff them!

349. fabric scrap ornament.

I saw something like this at crate and barrel a few weeks ago for $10. Using a styrofoam ball and some fabric scraps, I made my own. And iI like mine better!

Here is a tutorial on how to do it. You need a styrofoam ball and fabric scraps. Basically you take fabric scraps and cut them into about 1-2 inch squares. I used a broken chopstick to shove my scraps into the ball. I’m having some girls over for a crafter-noon on sunday, so I think this is the craft Im going to have them make! Can’t wait to see everyone’s variations.

345. upcycled gift wrap.

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We had some test sheets laying around at work that were pretty big, so I took them home and decided to try them out as gift wrap. Some are printed only on one side – so it makes for a nice clean canvas. I tied some yarn around it and used one of my pom poms leftover from my mantel garland. I used rubber stamps to put the name on the front of the box….Just like that I have a super cute christmas present to give!

333. animal ornaments

 


I turned some little plastic toys into instant ornaments using spraypaint, eyelets and fishing line.

328. DIY kindling.

We have a wood burning fireplace in our house now and I’m loving it. I saw this recently and thought it would be a great idea, since we have lots of pine cones in our yard, and I have leftover rosemary that needs to be used up. You basically just wrap a pine cone or two and some rosemary in newspaper and tie the ends together with twine or rafia. (I just twisted mine) The rosemary gives off a really nice scent as these burn up. This is such a good idea, and such a great way to use up everyday things you have laying around. So glad I came across it!

274. adult sized shark pants.

As promised, the adult size shark pants are ready. Now milo and his dad can match!

273. roller blinds.

Our bedroom came with those cheap, vinyl roller blinds, so shortly after we moved in I bought fabric from Ikea to replace the vinyl with fabric and make roller blinds, using this tutorial. This morning I felt ambitious and thought I would attempt the small window and see what happens. Well, about 20 minutes later, I was done and I think it looks great! I used hot glue to adhere my fabric to the roller, stuck it back up in the window, put the dowel rod in, and just like that instant room make over. I still have to do two more larger windows…then maybe I will finally start hanging art on the walls.

Overall, i was shocked at how fast and easy these came together! If you are considering doing something like this…go for it! I

257. ewok plushie.

I found this pattern here and made one in no time for milo. Hoping to hang on to this and put it in his christmas stocking but well see if i cave and give it to him earlier. Pretty cute I must say!

223. handprint garden stone.

Another take on the garden stone. After seeing my other one, my mother in law requested one with milo’s handprint. I’m not totally sure I have the right cement for this, but I gave it a go. I used two plates and an ash tray from the thrift store. This time around I filled the cake pan with the cement and as it started to dry I started to shove the pieces in the cement. It was fast drying cement, so this wasn’t the easiest thing to accomplish, but I kind of like the way it ended up…

191. fabric wall pocket.

I saw this on pinterest, and knew I needed to make some for my office. It takes about 30 seconds to make one. The hardest part for me was figuring out what fabric to use…I ended up using an silk scarf I never have worn and some scrap fabric I had lying around. I hung it right in front of my computer. I want to make a few of them and use them organize bills to be paid, receipts, etc. These require no sewing – just some cutting, fabric scraps and emboridery hoop!

(The little elephant is from a set of cocktail napkins my friend gave me – I used an emboridery hoop to frame it!)