Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make a Pom-Pom Bouquet

http://thelittletreasures.blogspot.com/2015/01/pom-pom-bouquet-how-to.html
Use your handmade pom-poms to make a bouquet

Tutorial at Little Treasures Blog

"To continue my play with the pom-poms I made a bouquet. It is such an inexpensive and easy project and it also gives so much warmth and beauty as a d├ęcor. This is in fact a short how-to  - not that there aren't any on the internet - but this is the way I did it.  For the project I used fabric yarn, yarn".... Read more

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tutorial - How to Care for Vintage Lace

http://fleurdelisquilts.blogspot.com/2013/07/caring-for-vintage-lace.html
Washing, storing, and how to tell the right side from the wrong side

Tutorial at Fleur de Lis Quilts Blog

"I decided to add some vintage laces to the bolster.  These are laces that belonged to my mom and grandmother.  Some are quite old and most are pieces of lace salvaged from clothing now long gone.  Both Momma and Ma-ma were great stashers and saved bits and pieces for years.  There's no telling how old some of this lace is.Much of it has yellowed with age and most of it has been sitting in paper or plastic bags with a multitude of other things for years and years".... Read more

Tutorial - Alice in Wonderland Inspired Cookies

http://www.cutesimplestuff.com/2015/01/alice-in-wonderland-cookies.html
For Valentines Day, or for anyone, anytime

Tutorial at Cute Simple Stuff Blog

"I love Alice in Wonderland, the cartoon, and the other day I was watching it and I totally got inspired to recreate the cookies she takes out of a cookie container: Now, that scene was pretty damn fast but I could pause it on time (sort of) take a screenshot and tried to recreate what I saw. To make these I used".... Read more

Monday, January 26, 2015

Tutorial - Refashion a Pullover into a Cardigan

http://portialawrie.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/refashion-sweater-to-kimono-cardi.html
Convert an old sweater to a kimono cardi. Super easy!

Tutorial at Makery Blog

"So I mentioned in my last post (aka "that time I turned a cardigan into a sweater") that I would most likely do the same in reverse at some point. Welllllll....Pretty straightforward this peops. Take a long baggy sweater and cut the panel out of the front like so. Round the back up close to the neckline ribbing, then straight down the front perpendicular to the neckline".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Geometric Prism Necklace

http://curlymade.blogspot.pt/2015/01/diy-geometric-prism-necklace.html
Give this necklace a try with step-by-step video tutorial

Tutorial at Curly Made Blog

"This time I decided to make this geometric necklace with those tube beads from the earpins project, they are so versatile, I'm sure there will be much more ways to use them in the future.  For this necklace all you need is:  Metalic Tube Beads or Bugle Beads; Nylon Cord;  Needle;   Jump rings;   30inches or 75 cm Chain".... Read more

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make Fashion Dangle Earrings

http://mencysplace.blogspot.com/2015/01/diy-tutorial-fashion-dangle-earrings.html
Use any size beads and colors to make your own design

Tutorial at Mency's Place Blog

"We are here today and I am about to show you how to make this unique design. I came with this idea, one day sitting in my living room looking at the colors of my beads and trying to decide which earrings I could make on my own that will look nice and wearable. So, I read books about making jewelry and most of them showed that it is very important to choose at least one or at least two colors the max but if the colors are out to be many then matching them is crucial for a finished product that will definitely looks awesome".... Read more

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Tutorial - How to Read a Crochet Chart

http://thelittletreasures.blogspot.com/2015/01/how-to-read-granny-square-charts.html
Visual tutorial explaining how to read a Granny Square crochet chart

Tutorial at Little Treasures Blog

"Here's the second part of how to read crochet charts, and for this time I chose a basic granny square pattern I have in my pinterest board. This is it. A fairly easy granny - not complicated at all. It consists of 4 rounds each marked with a different color. The symbols (for you beginners) are given below. So, let's start".... Read more

Friday, January 23, 2015

Tutorial - How to Sew Crazy Socks Leg Warmers

http://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/2015/01/how-to-make-crazy-socks-leg-warmers-tutorial.html
Sew with a stretchy knit with good recovery

Tutorial at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

"My little missy had her very first and oh-so exciting Girl Scout event last weekend.  It was a sleepover/cookie kick off. The sleepover party was held at our local event center/arena, so all the troops from the area were there.  (Lots of girls- so much fun!)  Part of the festivities was a crazy sock contest.  I figured she could wear the legwarmers I made last year, but after hunting all over, I could only find one of the rainbow sweater legwarmers! I really wanted her to win, so I knew it would be really quick and easy to make her another pair".... Read more

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make a Zippered Bow Clutch

http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/2015/01/joys-folded-bow-clutch.html
Large enough to hold an e-pad or book

Tutorial at Joy's, Jots, Shots, & Whatnots

"Cut 2 pieces each of outer & lining fabricto size you desire. Your electronic pad might determine this? Depending on your dimensions for cutting the pieces above, Cut 2 pieces of fabric for bow slightly wider,  but tall enough to go to what will be fold line on purse. Sew the 2 pieces right sides together along long edges. Center of bow is 1½ inches X 3 inches, folded right sides together,  stitched long edge, turned, whip stitch ends together turning under raw edges, slide on bow hiding the seam in the back. Tack stitch to bow so it won't slip. (or cut and make bow however you like. A tube of fabric, with the seam in back, would also do".... Read more

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make Decoupage Medium

http://www.homemadehooplah.com/homemade-mod-podge/
Nontoxic and kid friendly

Tutorial at Homemade Hooplah Blog

"My cabinet woes brings me to my first DIY project since my self-imposed hiatus: making my own Homemade Mod Podge. On the surface those two might not seem related, but I plan to use a lot of Mod Podge for the custom storage boxes I’m creating to organize the terror that is my “baking shelf.” I’ll be posting about how to make those as well as I get everything together. But for now, back to the Mod Podge. For those that don’t know, Mod Podge is decoupage, and decoupage is used to adhere paper or fabric to just about any surface. In some cases it’s even used as a finish. In a nutshell, Mod Podge makes upcycling possible by allowing us to decorate and cover our crafts in the stylish designs we’d prefer".... Read more

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tutorial - Repurpose a Basket into a Serving Tray

http://boreibydesign.blogspot.com/2015/01/i-know-it-seems-like-i-abandoned-this.html
Paint, fabric, and a stencil transform a basket into an attractive tray

Tutorial at Borei by Design Blog

"I'm all about upcycling.  I was upcycling & repurposing WAY before upcycling & repurposing was cool. There's all kinds of diamonds in the rough out there just waiting to be discovered at yard sales and thrift stores. There is nothing I enjoy more than the challenge of taking someone's castoff and turning it into a unique and cherished treasure.  Serving trays make a fantastic decorative item. You can top a tray with a stack of vintage books, figurines, small vase with flower or wherever your imagination takes you to make an interesting coffee table or other display. I've been wanting to do a decorative tray for a while".... Read more

Monday, January 19, 2015

Tutorial - How to Crochet an Ombre Afghan

http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/ombre-crochet-afghan-tutorial/?utm_source=directory&utm_medium=totally&utm_campaign=ombre-crochet-afghan-tutorial/
Keep the cold out with this beautifully warm crochet ombre afghan

Tutorial at Oomanoot Blog

"The weather outside is frightful, at least by my mediterranean standards. The wind is howling and my feet are cold. And all I wanna do is cuddle inside a warm blanket, eat cookies and drink hot tea. Unfortunately, I made this afghan as a gift. But on the bright side, once I got past the first few rows I could actually crochet and cuddle inside it at the same time.  This afghan is quite easy to make, though I this one is quite large and it took me a couple of months to finish. There were weeks when I only crocheted two rows the entire week… life – it really gets in the way of crocheting.  So, let’s get all silly distractions like cooking and dishes out of the way, and make an afghan".... Read more

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make a Flat Front Skirt

http://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/2014/10/free-flat-front-skirt-tutorial-pattern.html
Pattern for a girls flat front skirt sizes 2 to 10

Tutorial at Scattered thoughts of a Crafty Mom

"New pattern alert!!  Remember my Flat Front Skirt from last week?  I have the pattern and tutorial ready to share with you today!I'm loving how the skirt turned out, the fit is perfect!  The skirt has a flat front, so it looks good with a tucked in shirt and elastic in the back, for easy on/off (and easy construction.)  I definitely prefer the ease of elastic-waist bottoms, and the look of the flat front really makes it look more structured.  It's a bit difficult to see in these photos, but the fabric is corduroy.   I had spotted the floral corduroy on the clearance table at Joann's, and the pink fabric and ribbon were from my stash".... Read more

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Tutorial - Upcycle Pickle Jar for Food Storage

http://boreibydesign.blogspot.com/2015/01/diy-pickle-jar-turned-vintage-french.html
Attractive containers made with recycled jars

Tutorial at Borei by Design Blog

"Don't you just love glass food jars? You can make them into a gazillion things. I'm in love with pickles jars.  They come in nice large sizes that beg to be repurposed.  I'm currently in the process of replacing various food storage containers in my kitchen with upcycled pickle jars. The only problem with using glass jars from store bought food is that the smell of the previously stored product often lingers even after cleaning.  This is particularly the case with with pickle jars".... Read more

Friday, January 16, 2015

Tutorial - Upcycle a Watch into a Charm Bracelet

http://www.upcycleddesignlab.com/2015/01/upcycled-watches-picture-charm-bracelet-tutorial-.html
Gather old watches and family photos

Tutorial at Upcycled Design Lab Blog

"It all started with this watch bracelet that I made a couple of years ago.  I have had a lot of folks comment on it when I wear it so I thought that I would make a few more to give as gifts and sell in my Etsy shop and Ebay store. But if you are here I know you want to know how to make your own. So scroll down to the bottom for the video tutorial".... Read more