Elastic Ring

By General Crafts Contributor Melissa, from the blog MeloMomma.

With fall approaching and school starting, there are a lot of activities going on. This project can be done during an afternoon, and will be a nice addition to your jewelry box or dress-up clothes! Also this is a great way to add some of your favorite beads or buttons into your jewelry.

What you will need:

Directions:

String the beads as desired. I love adding extra flare by adding a button!

When typing the knot make sure to use a very strong technique such as a lariat loop or a bowline.

Melting the plastic together does not work. You must just a strong tie.

Beaded Toe Ring

 

 

Cat Fur Needle Case

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

If you’re a cat owner you know how much fur cats can shed. My cat Ursula is a long haired cat who enjoys brushing every day. One day I pulled fur off of her brush and tried needle felting it. It felted wonderfully so I decided to make something out of her fur. This tutorial will show you how to felt your cat’s fur and turn it into a needle case.

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T-shirt Skirt

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

T-shirts are a great material for upcycling projects. Bright, bold colors make a fun combination for a unique skirt. Thrift stores generally have lots of t-shirts in various colors, often with logos. This tutorial will show you how to create a 2T sized skirt.

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Copy Cat PJ Pants

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Have an old pair of pajama pants that you can’t throw away? This tutorial will show you how to copy the pattern so you can create an updated version. An added benefit of this tutorial is that you can easily make a secret gift by borrowing the recipient’s PJ’s, copying the pattern, and then returning their pants without them knowing you’re making them a present.

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Beaded Stacking Bracelets

By General Craft Contributor Michelle

Create some colorful, and fun bracelets to accessorize your summer wardrobe.  Write you name, inspiration words, or short sayings on each bracelet–wear one bracelet at a time, or in a statement making stack.  This is a fun project for kids, and adults alike, and would make a great gift!

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Stripes and Plaid Tie Die – One Fold Two Designs

By EcoCraft Contributor Amy from the blog The EcoCrafter

These striped and plaid tie die t-shirt are a nice change from the psychedelic tie dye that you often see. The regularity of the pattern mixed with the imperfect nature of tie dye makes for a unique look.

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