June 2, 2012
Craft Trends, Crafts, Green Crafting
By General Crafts Contributor Melissa, from the blog MeloMomma.
T-Shirt scarfs have been done various ways and they are all so cute, but I felt there was still a little more flare that could be added! As I looked through a bag of clothes to donate to Goodwill, I came across a sweater from back in the day. The material was beautiful, but the style was no more. That is when it hit me. This would be a fabulous addition to the T-Shirt Scarf. Bam! I created the T-Shirt & Sweater Scarf!
What you will need:
Cut the T Shirts and Sweater into strips approx. 2 inches wide. You do not need to cut perfectly straight. Stretch them out. By pulling them and making them longer, the frayed ends fold into each other.
Cut out one more small piece to tie around the scarf. Group all the pieces together and tie one piece of sweater around it. Double knot it or stitch it. Sew a button onto the tied portion and enjoy!
I have looped it around my neck in the above photo, but you can wear it many different ways!
June 2, 2012
Crafts, Green Crafting, Home Decor, Mod Podge, Paper Crafts
By Paper Crafts Contributor, Lauren Romano.
When you can’t think of gifts to give the reading fans in your life other than more books, consider making beautiful book-inspired magnets. They’re not only useful but also look lovely up on a boring fridge. The effort and thought you put into making them will go over well with almost any recipient. You only need a few items to put each of them together and they’re easy to make even for the most craft-challenged.
What you’ll need:
Step 1. Trim the edges of two book pages so only the block of words remain.
Step 2. Fold each page accordion style so you’ll end up with two folded strips, then when you get all the way to the end, fold each piece in half.
Step 3. Take one of the folded pieces, then use Mod Podge to glue the two ends to each other. Do the same with the other folded piece.
Step 4. Open up the pages so they fan out into two half circles.
Step 5. Glue the two half circles to each other so they form one circular piece.
Step 6. Adhere a paper embellishment to the center of the circular piece. You’re better off using one that’s round so the two pieces complement each other.
Step 7. Attach a self-adhesive magnet onto the back.