DIY: Pretty Patch-Embellished Denim Overalls

Earth Day is right around the corner, which means we’re looking for little ways to reduce our carbon footprint, and reuse what we have to make something completely new! Kids grow out clothes quickly, but that doesn’t mean the clothing needs to fall into the waste bin. This small update will make that too-tiny piece into an item younger siblings will want to wear instead of a dreaded hand-me-down.

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What You’ll Need:

Flower Love Applique
Flower Peace Applique
Rainbow Peace Flag
Rainbow Heart Applique
Love Heart Applique
Sobo Craft Glue
Denim Overalls, Jacket, or Jeans

DSC_00551. Play with the arrangement of patches until you land on a layout you love.

DSC_00542. Either use glue or iron patches on to affix them to your garment.
DSC_00583. Continue this process until all of the patches are attached, and then let dry 24 hours before wearing.

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Have you ever up-cycled a piece of clothing or accessory? Let us know below, and share any projects you’ve made in honor of Earth Day!

DIY: Ribbon-Embellished Spring Basket

We’re hearing the hop of the Easter Bunny just around the corner, and he’s inspired our latest DIY! This Easter we’re approaching DIYs differently. Why should eggs have all the fun, when the basket they come is just as inviting for DIY enthusiasts? We’re using grosgrain ribbon to add a little pastel pop to a basic basket.
M&J Trimming: Spring Basket DIY Items

What You’ll Need:

Small Woven Basket

Sobo Glue

8 1/2″ Mundial-Dressmaker Shears Scissor

3/8″ (9mm) Grosgrain Ribbon

9mm Grosgrain Polka Dot Ribbon

40mm Wire Edged Taffeta Ribbon

22mm Ruffle Elastic Trim

Green Paper Basket Filler

M&J Trimming: Spring Basket DIY1. Follow the horizontal weave of the basket with your grosgrain ribbon.

M&J Trimming: Spring Basket DIY2. Switch between the polka dot and solid grosgrain.

M&J Trimming: Spring Basket DIY3. Cut and glue the ends of the ribbon down once you’ve wrapped the basket once around.

M&J Trimming: Spring Basket DIY4. Try to place the end of the ribbon underneath an opposing basket groove to hide edges.

M&J Trimming: Spring Basket DIY5. Top it off with a big bow! We recommend using wired-edge ribbon because they’re malleable and great for making statement bows that hole their shape.

M&J Trimming: Spring Basket DIY

DIY: Holiday Gift Wrapping

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Sometimes, it’s not only about what’s on the inside that counts! Taking time to wrap a gift shows care, and makes the gift recipient even more appreciative of the effort. If you’re looking to upgrade your gifting game, check out these three fun ways to wrap your holiday presents!
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What You’ll Need:

DSC_02891- Place the largest velvet ribbon going across the front. Flip over and glue the two pieces together when they meet.

DSC_02922- Flip box over, and place the 36mm velvet ribbon on top of the larget velvet you just pout down. Flip over and glue down.

DSC_02993- Take a piece of the 36mm ribbon and place under the two velvet ribbons you placed down. Create a bow.

DSC_03024- Take a piece of your 50mm velvet and create a 4 inch. motif. Glue end to the back of the ribbon. Place aside.

 

DSC_03055- Repeat step 4 but with 36mm velvet and 2 inch. motif.

DSC_03116- Take your 22mm ribbon and place the tassel threw it.

DSC_03137- Take the 50mm velvet motif and 36mm velvet motif and place together with the smaller one on top.

DSC_03168- Lay the 22m velvet and tassel combo across the motif and glue on the back. Place in the center of the gift.

 

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What You’ll Need:

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1- Place velvet ribbon across and glue end on the back.

DSC_03192- Place a piece of grosgrain ribbon an each side of the velvet  and glue on back.

DSC_03273- Take the silk ribbon an create a bow. Create another bow by adding another piece of silk ribbon.

 

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What You’ll Need:

TapeDSC_03281- Place velvet ribbon across box and glue on the back.

DSC_03322- Take a piece of velvet ribbon and place the fur pom pom threw. Tie a knot so the fur pompom does not slide off.
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What You’ll Need:




DSC_03441- Create a hole with your hold puncher at the end of each ribbon. Make the tags as long as you like.

DSC_03462- Cut at different angles to create different styles.

DSC_03483- Take your maker and write the person name or desired text.

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DIYs for Dad

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Need a gift for dad this weekend? Check out these awesome DIYs that any dad would love! They’re sure to make any man melt, especially when he knows they’re handmade! homemade-rosemary-mint-shaving-cream-topFor the father who likes to maintain a memorable mustache, make a shaving cream that’s great for irritable skin.

54eb36ebe4623_-_gift-baskets-ketchup-bbq-rub-s3If your dad loves to grill, make him a kit that’s perfect for his pastime.

photo (7)If your dad has a favorite craft brew, turn those old boxes into cool coasters that look great on any table and keep the water rings away!

diy-leather-luggage-tagMake sure dad’s thinking of how much you love him whenever he flies with a DIY leather luggage tag!

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If you know your way around a sewing machine, this Waxed Canvas Backpack makes an impressive DIY gift!

Easter Party Inspiration

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If you’re throwing an Easter party this Sunday, but you’re scrambling for clever ideas to make your party stand out check out these adorable ideas! F29MoqOe1OC4aF5a0wyG6dlkMi1oM2S1FhchnR6-QzEBunnies are a must at almost any Easter party, and we love these little moss-covered cuties!

11974a2ed4e98f4bb163371e80af58eeDon’t let all of the jellybeans go to your head, there’s plenty of room for cake at an Easter party! Especially one that’s THIS cute.

 

carrot-crafts-5Decorate your party space with some veggie garlands! Carrots are a fun and unique addition to your decor.

e89bd6c454bdaa397d434cf1c0d737f0Pastels are the perfect palette for spring festivities! Baby blues, pinks and spring yellows are the ideal colors for a celebration this sweet!

 

15-EggCartonA carton of eggs makes the best set of vases for flower cuttings and looks so cute when clustered together!

 

1Bold paper blooms help to really make your party vibrant!

 

 

Super Scary Halloween Decor

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Looking to really freak out your party guests this year? You’re not alone. These terrifying decorations are sure to scare the living daylights out of your Halloween party pals.

DIY-halloween-head-crafts-unleashed-1024x682Nothing screams Halloween like a creepy severed head. When it comes to Halloween, cheesecloth is one of your best tools.

6c3efd2881dc7260e55c56c5767e53cdAnd you thought turning off the lights was scary! Turn them on for a creepy-crawly cockroach surprise.

 

Scary_Monster_on_the_Ceiling.img_assist_customYour guests won’t believe their eyes when they look up at your ceiling. All you need for this terrifying decoration is a blood-curdling mask, a wig and a sheet.

DSCN3040Spiders have their secrets too. Let the mysteries of their secret lives unravel in these creepy cocoons.

 

photo-craft-diy-1009-deKeep the creepy all in the family with these ghastly portraits!

Father’s Day DIY Roundup

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Father’s Day is right around the corner, and we have just the DIYs for you to make your dad!  Father's Day Shirt CardStart the day off right with these cards shaped like shirts!

Swiss Army Key Ring

Your dad will never misplace his keys again when they look like a rugged swiss army knife.

DIY Leather Sunglass CaseThe weather is warm and the sun is out. Make this great sunglass case  to keep his shades safe from scratches.

Cuff Links

Is you father formal? Make these cool cufflinks for his next event using our cool buttons!

Eye Chart DIY

Is your Dad a sci-fi fan? Make this cool Star Wars-inspired wall art!

Need some more suggestions? Take a look at last year’s roundup for some equally awesome ideas!

DIY: Mother’s Day Flower Pots

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It’s a fact that moms love receiving heartfelt and handmade presents from their kids, no matter what age they are! This Mother’s Day make your mom something she’s guaranteed to love and use in her home! No need for yarn and popsicle sticks here, this DIY uses quality materials to really make this DIY worthy of that mantel. Customize the materials to match the decor, and watch your mom’s face light up when she sees her present.

Materials for Mother's Day Vases

What You’ll Need:

1 1/4” Beaded Fringe With Satin Tape

1 3/8” Beaded Fringe On Braid

16mm Imported Double Face Satin Box Pleated

Three Small Vases

Scissors

Glue

 Gluing Beaded Trim Around Pot  1.Measure each trim around the vases.

Cutting Trim2. Cut the trim to the appropriate length.

Gluing Trim with E-60003. Glue the trim around the top rim of the vase.

Holding Trim in Place After Gluing4. Hold trim firmly in place, and let dry.

Mother's Day Flower PotsYou can make a set of these trimmed pots using different types of beaded trim! Add some soil and a succulent, and you have a trendy new home accessory!

 

Gift Guide for the Crafty Mom

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and if your mom loves to DIY as much as you do, we have some suggestions that will make her jump with joy.

ThreadThe Seamstress – If your mom loves to sew, give her some enhanced essentials! Make a kit with fashion tape, a rainbow of thread, and a unique array of buttons.

Pompom TrimThe Home Decor Diva – Does your mom change her decor according to styles and not just seasons? Give her some trim that she’s bound to love! How about an elegant tassel fringe, or a fun pom pom fringe?

Beaded Trim

The Social Butterfly – If your mom is a VIP who is always attending parties and galas, make sure she shines with rhinestone or beaded trim! It’s the perfect trim for adorning an evening dress or clutch.

Project DIY

The Accessory Queen – If your mom loves making her own stylish accessories, check out our Project DIY kits! They have everything you need to make stylish, runway-inspired accessories.

 

Mother’s Day DIY Roundup

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Mothers are the best. They’ve done it all and seen it all, all in the name of love and parenthood. This year, make that special lady in your life smile with something from the heart made by hand. Chalkboard Tray from Sensible SuggestionsTake your annual breakfast in bed idea up a notch this Mother’s Day, and bring it to her on a tray with a personalized message. It’s all about the little things, right? IMG_1417Nobody’s cooking is as good as Mom’s, right? This etched casserole dish will have your mom thinking of you every time she makes that famous green bean casserole! Jewelry Box DIY   Last year we created a modern jewelry box using sequins for sparkle, a great gift for your glam mom!   Floral Watering Cans Does your mom have a green thumb? These watering cans have a beautiful floral design on them, created with vintage flower illustrations and Mod Podge! Photo BookmarkIs Mom an avid reader? Take photos of kids or grandkids as if they’re holding onto a rope, and then cut out the developed photos and attach to a string or ribbon to make inventive bookmarks! Is your mom the sentimental type, or does she love a good laugh? What was your mom’s favorite Mother’s Day present, or if you’re a mom, what was yours?