Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I mean how can you miss it with all of the pink and hearts all over stores. Elyse’s school (aka daycare) is having a little party and I wanted to be sure that she had something festive to wear for the occasion.
When it comes to stamping the possibilities truly are endless. Whether you’re making your own stamps using everyday materials, or using favorite store bought rubber stamps, stamping on paper or linen, you and your family can create memorable keepsakes, decorate clothing, make presents or just create for the sake of creating!
This first project is a fantastic tutorial for hand stamping linen. This would make a great teen or family craft. Once you make the stamps kids can do the stamping. Everyone can decorate their own scarves with a little help from older siblings and parents.
Hand Stamped Scarf – Think Crafts
My nieces love bringing home dandelions, rocks, sticks, and other natural found objects from our nature walks. This is a great relaxing craft to do once we’re back at home cataloging our treasures.
Nature Made Stamps – Think Crafts
These Rolling Pin Stamps are a brilliant way to use items you have around the house to make a toddler approved craft. Perfect for creating home made wrapping paper, or themed wall art, or just enjoying stamping on a rainy afternoon.
Rolling Pin Stamps – Thrive 360 Living
Now that autumn is here and it’s almost time to harvest those gourds and pumpkins here’s a craft to indulge in pumpkin celebration!
Pumpkin Potato Printing – Growing a Jeweled Rose
Stamping makes the best wrapping paper, what better way to wrap a homemade craft or a housewarming gift?
Watermelon Wrapping Paper – Inner Child Fun
This next tutorial is a great example of crafting with kids even when you’re out of town. What a great way to learn from the places you visit and create art from new things you find.
Art Inspiration with Leaves – Mommy Labs
Upcycling has become a recent craft trend. Finding things that may be inexpensive and changing them to create a better product is both a good way to save money and to keep yourself entertained during hot summer days. One of my favorite things to shop for is shoes and at times I cannot find the exact pattern or design I’m looking for. Luckily, crafting exists and these fun ideas will give both the opportunity to revamp your old pairs of shoes and get exactly what you want.
As summer sets in and the heat seems unrelenting, I am finding myself disregarding good hair days in an attempt to keep cooler. Long hair on a hot summer day often means a very sweaty head and rather than subject myself to the heat, my hair ends up in some sort of up-do. As someone who struggles finding the perfect balance between fashion and function I can say that DIY Summer Headbands make this a much easier task. As a current trend, DIY headbands are perfect for the summer season. Stay cute on the beach and accessorize your top-knot with these great ideas!
DIY Braided Headband – ClonesNClowns
This braided headband is perfect for a simple way to add some color to your outfit. Not to mention there are so many ways to wear it!
By Guest Blogger Kelly from the blog So Much to Make.
Kelly shares something for everyone on So Much to Make. Check out her blog for sewing tutorials, recipes, easy arts and craft tutorials, printables and more.
Nothing is more comfy in hot weather than something that feels like you aren’t wearing it at all. Nudity without the embarrassment of exposure—that’s what this tunic-style shirt feels like.
And it was SO easy to make. You make ONE cut. You sew TWO seams. Finish edges, sew in the elastic shirred waist (this isn’t hard, but does take about as long as the rest of the shirt-making combined), and you have a new, fun, flattering top!
Start with the right fabric. I bought this as a remnant, so I don’t know exactly what it is. I’m guessing it’s a rayon challis. You’ll want a fabric that is lightweight, drapes well and isn’t too crisp or thick.
By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.
Do you have a few T-shirts that you want to keep but don’t wear anymore? It’s a tricky when you have a few because it’s not enough to make a T-shirt quilt with, but it’s too many for a lot of small T-shirt projects. Well, I have a solution for you. Infinity scarves are great because you can wrap them around you, and they look great without a lot of effort. By following this tutorial, you can make a great infinity scarf out of your favorite T-shirts.
In the heat of the summer, it’s really difficult to pick up a lot of my favorite crafts. I’m a huge fan of knitting and crochet. I just finished a giant granny square blanket that was almost torture to complete during the heat wave here in Oregon. It was so big, I basically had to wear it as a blanket to keep stitching. I’m so happy it’s done, and I think it looks pretty great for my first real crochet project.
I love to work with yarn because it keeps my hands busy and doesn’t require much artistic talent to accomplish. I’d love to continue working with yarn for the rest of the summer months, so I need to get past the blanket I started in the winter and pick up something lightweight that I might actually get some use from even in the 90 degree weather. Here are some projects I’m considering: