How To Make Ribbon Flip Flops!

This project is easy. I’m talking 10 minutes to a new pair of shoes easy. Grab a pair of flip flops for every member of the family and some spools of ribbon and let everyone make their own! If you want some truly wonderful ribbon check out Papermart, they have the softest, highest quality ribbon at super low prices! See how easy they are to make:

Supplies I used:

Camo Ribbon

Flip Flops (Dollar Tree)

Gorilla Brand Super Glue

Optional: Aileen’s Jewel It glue if you want to glue on any embellishments to the ribbon. Allow plenty of drying time.

You can do this project with scouts, campers, kids and adults! Feel free to embellish the front of the flip flops (at the intersection where the straps meet) with buttons, silk flowers, rhinestones or charms!  There is nothing like wearing something you made yourself! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

DIY Super Sporty Socks!

Happy Monday! I just noticed when I went out to walk the dog (in the rain) that I left the socks I spray-died out on the picnic table and hey, great news, the colors did not run! I love a rainy Monday  it’s like some higher power is saying “hey girl, you just ease yourself into the week…go paint something and don’t worry about the sink full of dishes, they will keep.” Of course judging by the state of my house you’d think every day was a rainy Monday LOL! So, this weekend we decided to make some fun socks for my girls to wear for softball.

sportysocks

Cute huh? These would also be great for soccer, roller skating and hiking because you should always wear tall socks to protect yourself from ticks! They are so easy too, in today’s video I’ll show you how to make the more complicated rainbow design, the one color design is even easier!

And here is a photo tutorial for the one color socks, just remove the elastics (AKA rubber bands) when you are done and let dry.

sockshowto

If you prefer to use fabric die I recommend purchasing a tie dye kit with squeeze bottles. It should come with soda ash, you soak the fabric (after tying) in the soda ash then squeeze the dye on the wet fabric. The soda ash will help prevent fading. I like the acrylic fabric spray paint because it stays bright and will not run in the wash. I used this kit from Oriental Trading. If you have any questions on this project just leave a comment and I will get right back to you! Happy crafting!

Unleash Your Inner DIVA! {Make Disco-Diva Earrings!)

Happy Friday folks! TGIF! You can whip up these earrings in minutes and you will be ready for whatever fabulous adventure you have planned this weekend, even if it is just a trip to the grocery store (you might as well look pretty while you are picking out produce!) Watch this 4 minute video to see how!

My daughters want to make some of these this weekend, they are so fun and sparkly. The 10 yard roll of jewel ribbon is about $8 at Papermart. they also have glass rhinestone ribbon but I think that might be heavy for earrings. I can see many uses for this jewel ribbon from more jewelry to Halloween costume ideas (I have a feeling every girl is going to want to be a flapper this year!) and it is cheap enough to buy a couple of colors! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Make a Statement {Necklace!}

Happy Saturday folks! First I want to apologize to all of my papercrafters out there since my current jewelry obsession has taken over my blog (as it does whenever I am preparing for a craft fair) but I have some stamping to do today so I am planning on posting a card tomorrow. You see I imagine all of my readers are just waiting with bated breath to read my posts HA HA 😀 ! I had a burst of creativity yesterday morning after coming across a tray full of glass pebbles I had altered months ago (while looking for jewelry price tags) and I was inspired to make this:

DCF 1.0

It’s a statement necklace and it is super fun! basically you cut a “bib” from felt and you glue anything you like to it such as flowers, buttons, gems, anything! I used silk flowers and the flat backed glass marbles I had altered. Then I added some raveled rose ribbon and added ribbon crimps (see how to video here) a bit of chain and a toggle clasp to the back.

DCF 1.0

Quick, Easy and Fun and one more item for my craft fair table. I can see myself making more of these. They are eye-catching and a fun accessory! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

You’ve gotta know when to hold ’em…

…know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, know when to run…I had this Kenny Rogers song playing in my heard the last few times I worked on my bright pink sweater, then I remembered that I HATE knitting sweaters. I started this sweater back in May thinking it would be lovely to wear while I watched my kids play soccer on those cold Saturday mornings.  Well folks, soccer season came and went and I was only about 1/8th of the way done. I had made a few mistakes (don’t ask me how, it is knit and pearl, not rocket science or even cabling)  and I DO NOT rip out stitches unless I catch a mistake right away, if I notice a mistake a row or two later I believe it is a little quirk that adds character.  Since I had spent so many hours on this piece of fabric already I decided I had to make something out of it so I turned it into a jaunty beret!

Doesn’t every girl need a jaunty cap? Basically I just started decreasing for a few rows, bound it off and gathered the top, stitched up the back and added a pom-pom. I had to take it in around the brim or I would look like “Mush Mouth” from Fat Albert…not the look I was aiming for. I need to take it in a bit more though because It wants to fall off a bit when I am out walking the dog. But you know, I think it is pretty darn cute!

So I learned a few things about myself during this project:

  1.  Large projects on small needles are not for me.
  2. I need to pay attention more, I tend to daydream if the stitches are too easy, and make mistakes.
  3. I am a lazy knitter. Knowing is half the battle LOL!

I hope you have a great Monday. I made 40 pairs of earrings and a couple of necklaces this weekend and I desperately need to package them and clean the studio! Wish me luck. thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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