Thursday, October 27, 2011

Recycled Scarf

Someone gave me this old skirt suit made of lace material and since it didn't go with anything I owned, I decided to make something out of it. This is what I used part of the top part of the suit. The skirt I'll tear apart at a later date.

I saw a scarf made of lace and material, and this is my variation of it.

I cut a rectangle of this lace shirt, and long rectangle of the other fabric I wanted to use.

In the original scarf I saw, the creator cut a strip of lace the equal width of the other fabric. I decided not to do this because I wanted my scarf to have clean lines and not have to worry about seeing where the lace meets the scarf material.

So I folded my long rectangle in half and created seams on all the sides that were cut. Then I inserted my lace inside the ends of each side of the rectangle.

And here is the finished scarf.

Today's tea is Moroccan Mint.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lace Charm

Today I am a little under the weather. So instead of sitting around wallowing in this sick feeling, I decided to attempt to do something productive.

I had this little square charm that has been floating around my craft box for some time, and I've never really known what to do with it. I was on Pinterest and I saw these pretty little circle charms with lace in them, and figured I could do something similar with my square one.

I cut a small square of black fabric to fit the inside of this charm and hot glued it in place. (I really like using my hot glue gun. Best investment ever)

It took me a while to figure out how I wanted to lay the lace across the black fabric, but I finally settled on a cute angle.

Then I just trimmed up the edges of the lace, hot glued it, and added a chain to it. Since taking the picture I've switched out the chain to a different one.

After it was all finished I sprayed it with hairspray so the lace wouldn't fray.

Let me know what you think or if you have any craft ideas for me!

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Pringles Makeover

Tonight, as I was rummaging through my craft box, I stumbled across an old Pringles can. Naturally, my brain started sorting out ideas on how to make it something cute. My decorations of choice were ribbons and book pages.

I started cutting the book pages in two different directions, horizontally and vertically. Each strip was roughly an inch wide. I used about 4 or 5 pages of paper, but it depends on the size of the book pages you are using.

With my glue gun, I put a dot of glue at the beginning and end of each strip of paper and placed it neatly around the base of the can.

The next layer of paper was a horizontal strip of paper. These strips were shorter, so I had to use two for every layer. After that I glued another vertical strip and repeated the process till the can was completely covered.

For the very top of the can, I took a strip of paper, glued half of it to the outside of the can, then folded it over the edge and glued the top of the strip to the inside of the can. I finished it off with a ribbon around the top.

And voilĂ !

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- Kate

Thursday, October 20, 2011

From Juice to Tea

When I was two years old, I would jump out of my bed every morning at 5am, run to my parent's room, wake them up, and yell, "Juice!" My parents were not so fond of this early morning wake up call.  After a while, they set up a craft table in my bedroom with exciting doo-dads and instructed me that upon waking up, I was to get my own juice from the refrigerator, and sit at my table until they woke up on their own time.

And so began my love for crafts.

Growing up I always had at least 3 or 4 large boxes of junk I would collect to make treasures out of. My mother wasn't always happy that I would save everything and dig through trash bins, but she knew it was a healthy hobby of mine so she let me continue.

As a junior in college, I've now graduated from drinking juice, to sipping tea while I create. I try my hand at all things art. Sometimes it works, sometimes it fails miserably. This blog is to keep track of all my creations, my attempts at creations, and maybe to inspire you or give you a few laughs. Take what you will out of it.