Monday, November 26, 2012

T-shirt Cutout tutorial!

Ok so I have seen these amazing cut out shirts and they are being sold for like 20 to 40 dollars... HECK NO I am not paying for something I can do myself... So please, do not buy any more cut out shirts and just do it yourself...

-Scissors (fabric scissors are the best!)
-A washable marker

Step 1: Draw the design you want to cut. I recommend finding a stencil and using that!

Step 2: Carefully cut out the design.

Step 3: Wash the shirt in order to get the marker off.


Monday, November 12, 2012

Leather Pouch Necklace

Christmas is coming up :O. Time to start getting ready! I promised myself I wouldn't get myself neck deep in presents 2 days before Christmas like last year. So this year i'm starting early. Mid November is a decent time to do this soo here is my tutorial for a simple gift. Jewelry is always a good thing to give away so we will start with that. I have this pouch tutorial and I made some bracelets for another friend and Ill post the link to that soon! Ok, well here we go!

-Leather Scraps
-5.5 ft of Leather String
-Small sharp scissors

Step One: 
Begin by cutting 2 pouch shapes out of the leather.

Step Two: 
Place them together with the good sides out and start by making a hole in the top corner with the little scissors. Puncture both sides in the same place.

Step Three: 
Thread the string through and pull until you have about a foot and a half left. That will be used to tie around the neck.

Step Four: 
Make a second set of holes, bring the string from the back and thread it through the front first, this will make it look woven. This is called Overcasting. You can google that if you still cant figure it out.

Step Five: 
Continue to make holes and thread the string through until you reach the top other corner.

Step Six:
Simply make a knot at the length you want your necklace to be.

GIFT IDEA: Place a gift card inside then wrap it up and give it to your buddy!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Jewelry Holder

Alright, so I made one of these years ago and I still have it and it is just the most PERFECT thing ever! My mom wanted one for her closet so I decided to do a tutorial as I made it for her! So, if you are a girl, and have tons of jewelry laying around and want a better way to hang it up, you may enjoy this tutorial!

Supplies needed:
- A Picture frame (Proportional to the amount of jewelry you have)
-String or ribbon to hang it
3.75 Mesh Blank Rug Canvas ( for latch hooking)
- A stir stick from lowes (usually free)
- Spray Paint
- hooks
- hot glue/ gun 

Step 1:

Spray Paint your canvas and stick with the color of your choice.

Step 2:

As those dry, Take the string that you chose and tie it on each end of the picture frame. Double knot it to make sure that it wont fall!

Step 3: 

Hot glue the stick to the picture frame leaving some space at the bottom. 

Step 4: 

Cut the canvas to size then hot glue the perimeter to the picture frame and the stick.

Step 5: 

Hot glue those hooks on. I put some on the stick and some on the actual picture frame.

Step 6:

Put all your jewelry on and enjoy your new organization!

You can modify this by using a larger picture frame, adding more sticks for more bracelets, more hooks for more necklaces, you can even glue a little box at the side for studs and rings. The possibilities are endless, send us picks of yours if you make it!

Sunday, September 30, 2012


How to Make a Collage Like Your a Natural 

(even if you have no idea what your doing).

So, I am not a collage person. I cannot envision what goes where, what I want out of it, or even what to use in it, but my friend Harriet is just absolutely amazing at them without even trying. So my motto for this is WWHD (What would Harriet do). I created a collage using items that I found around my house and that everyone would have easy access to. So if you are terrible at coming up with collages, this is the tutorial for you!!

-Mod Podge (Gloss was used in this one and it looks really good)
- Paintbrush
-Hot glue/gun
-Beads, broken jewelry
-A canvas, or something else to put all this stuff on!

Step One: Cut out a bunch of little squares from the newspaper. I  used the show section and used many different sizes. The bigger the size the faster. 
Step Two: Begin adding the newspaper on by painting on a thin layer of mod podge to where your are going to add the first piece. 

Step Three: Place the piece of newspaper onto the wet Mod podge. Don't forget to cover the sides! Once you place it on, Paint over it with a thin layer of mod podge.
 Step Four: Continue to completely cover all showing sides of the canvas.
 Step Five: Now take a large Sharpie and draw something simple but repetitive in the corner, I drew a flower. If your a good drawer then great, go draw something cool in the corner!
 Step Six: I found some beads I haven't used in my room, so I gathered those. I also found a lone earring and a pendant that used to be on a necklace. These can all be used!
 Step Six: Get some hot glue and glue on your beads! I outlined  bolded word and glued the rest in a group of three at the bottom.
 Step Seven: I decided to add on some more sharpie so I outlined the picture and signed my name in the top left.

Step Eight: Now I found some feathers and I decided to glue them into the corner and It added some color to it!

Step Nine: Now I just need something to fill in the extra space, So I decided to make dotted lines using staples. So take that long rectangle of staples and break it up.

Step Ten: Now hot glue the staples on. I made little lines come out of my main line so it ties in the whole collage!

Alright, Now we have a collage that looks like we knew what we were doing. If  you make one please send it in or send us a link to it! we would love to see it and no doubt there will be better ones than this!! Anyway, share, leave a comment, tell us how we are doing or better yet, tell your friends to check us out! Haha good luck making this project!

Sunday, September 9, 2012


Here are 10 Awesome Tutorials you HAVE to try!!!!

So my college courses turned out to be quite consuming, so here is a quick post to keep all you readers busy :)

#1.) Foam Print Making (Ps I thought this was just the last picture but Heres the tutorial too!)
Make sure to check out the blog as well :)

#7.) Wire Ring

#8.) Lamp Shade

And Last but not least....

#10.) Light Box

Im going to make that last one tomorrow so I can take more amazing pictures for my etsy shop!!! Let me know if you guys make any of these!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Book Preview

Here's another tutorial that will be in the book! Easy wreath that looks good all year long!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Wax Resist Card

This is perfect if you want to make something cool yet be able to do it  in 5 minutes... This is also great for the young ones to do as a card for grandma or maybe just for a craft. There is soo much you can do with this and can take it up to so  many levels. I am no artist. I cannot draw to save my life. This is why I craft and do pottery....

Moving on:

You will need:
-A white crayon
-Paper (preferably watercolor paper)
-Watercolor paint

Step 1) Cut (or rip) your paper to the desired size. Also consider available envelopes so send off letters as you cut the paper.

Step2) Begin drawing with the white crayon. You may need to look at the paper from different angles in order to actually see what you are drawing. (Ignore the swimsuit, we made this by the pool)

Step 3) Pick out your colors and paint away!

Step 4) Let it dry. Now if the paper was too thin, you may not write on the other side, just take another paper and cut it to the right size. Then use a glue stick to attach it!

Step 5) Write your heart out to Grandma!

My little buddy Nikki made this one!

Here is a couple others I made to get you inspired...

Now for some craft talk!  Craft wars... what do you think about that one? I think its interesting and my friend wants us to go on it, however the judges are waaayyy to harsh for the amount of time the contestants are given.  I would not stand up well under that kind of pressure! Other than that I think as a crafting community, we should support it as much as we can!