For those who enjoy carving pumpkins as much as we do, sometimes you can’t always think of something cool to carve! Well we have found a few images that would be fun and easy to do! We all know that pumpkin carving can get messy, don’t forget to get all your t-shirts from Rock Bottom T-shirts!
Need more fun ideas? Get some templates to make your carving the best in the neighborhood.
Let us know know what you think and if you carve any pumpkins this year, post some pics on our Facebook page. We’d love to see what you come up with!
We know everyone is on a budget these days and the last thing you want to do is spend money on a costume that your kids are only going to wear once. So we have found a couple of solutions for you!
Add Some Color!
Our first idea is perfect for multiples going to a party or trick or treating together. They could all dress up as crayons! This costume is inexpensive and easy to do!
To start with all you need are solid long sleeve shirts or sweatshirts and matching colored pants. In the how-to instructions it says to use adhesive-backed felt but you could use regular felt and use either iron on hem tape or fabric glue if adhesive-backed felt is too expensive. A few more things you need are scissors, a ruler, and party hats for the tip of the crayon. Here is the link on how to make these fun yet easy costumes: Colorful Crayon Costume
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s.. SUPER BABY!!!
All you need is a layette or a baby bodysuit, some felt, a small piece of fabric and some Velcro™. You can make this one faster than a speeding train! Here is the link on how to make this adorable flying baby! Super Baby Costume
If you have any other ideas or if you choose to make one of these costumes, please share with us on our Facebook page! We look forward to seeing what you came up with!
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You know girls. They want a purse to match every outfit. We found great ideas on how to make them out of t-shirts and a few other supplies. You can use recycled tees from thrift stores or even your own closet. You can make them fun and funky or prim and conservative, to match your own style. Continue reading
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You might think, “What do you mean don’t just wear a shirt and use it as an accessory?” We know it sounds crazy, but we have three super cute ideas for DIY projects! Our question for you is, what is the best way to accent a dull outfit? A belt! Using a belt is a great way to add a burst of color or just a little interest to the outfit. All you need is an old t shirt and a pair of scissors, tada! We promise that it is that easy! If you are in need of a specific colored shirt go on to our website rockbottomt-shirts to get the color that you need. To learn the specifics here is a quick tutorial on this super cute accessory for your out on the town outfit for tonight! http://thisolddress.blogspot.com/2009/08/recycled-t-shirt-braided-belt.html
Maybe belts aren’t for you and you would prefer a necklace. Simply all you need again is a cute colored shirt of two and a pair of scissors! you could even add your own accessories to this like buttons, silver/gold chains to add a little shine. Click here to learn how to make this fun accessory! http://www.starsforstreetlights.com/2011/10/t-shirt-necklace-diy.html
One last DIY for today! how to make a no- sew ruffle scarf! This is so cute you could mix and match SO many colors! The only things you need more for this than the others above is a paper plate! This will be so cute for the fall season coming soon! Learn how to make a scarf out of a t-shirt and a plate: http://tidymom.net/2011/how-to-make-a-scarf/
Please let us know what you think about today’s DIY projects! We hope you enjoy and if you make any other these super cute accessories please post your pictures on our Facebook page at RockBottomT-Shirts.
Today it’s all about your little girl! It’s not too late to look good at the pool or the beach this summer. We have found a couple of websites that show you how to make your own swimsuit cover-ups for your little girl! You could make one to match every swimsuit she owns!
Here is a cover up that you could make for a boy or girl of any age, using old bath towels! The materials you will need for your new Hooded Towel Cover-Up are :
1- hand towel
1- large bath towel
1- strip of fabric ( 4″ X 25″)
ric- rac trim ( 2 pieces – 25″ long)
Check out the link to learn how to make these awesome cover ups! http://thecottagehome.blogspot.com/2010/10/embellished-hooded-towel-tutorial.html
We also found one that would great for your little girl! Its the perfect dress cover up. The materials you need are:
- 2 different towel fabrics from your local fabric store OR you can use an old beach towel
- large piece of Velcro
This step-by-step tutorial tells you how to make this cute little dress cover-up!
Love the maxi dresses that you are seeing everywhere, but they just cost too much? Well we have a solution for you! You can make one yourself by using an old T-shirt or using a new one that you can get from Rock Bottom T-Shirts and some fun colorful fabric from your local fabric store. This is a super cute dress for the first week of school!
What do you think? Will you be trying any of these adorable outfits? If you do, post pictures of your crafts on our Facebook page. If you have any tips or other projects that you’d like to share with us, please let us know by commenting below.
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Summer will be coming to an end soon, and it is time to do a little “Spring Cleaning” to get your wardrobe ready for the fall. What are you going to do with all these worn clothes from the summer or even the ones your cleaning out from last year? Well we have found the perfect way to spruce up your home for cheap, using your old clothes!
There are so many different things you can make, like pictures for your wall. You can use your old favorite shirts that you can’t wear anymore, they can have a design or something simple like stripes. If you like the idea but your uninterested in using a shirt with a design on it, use a blank shirt and stencil on an image you like using fabric paint. Click here to learn how to make these awesome wall hangings! http://craftsncoffee.com/2011/09/02/repurpose-old-t-shirts-and-wear-them-on-your-wall-instead-super-fast-t-shirt-wall-art-tutorial/
Maybe wall art isn’t what you need. What about updating the throw pillows on the couch or for the bed? You can use old shirts with designs or solid colors shirts for this one too! Try making a few of these throw pillows to freshen the look of your home. You could arrange the ruffles diagonally or use multiple colored shirts for more colorful pillows. If you like to decorate for Halloween, Christmas, etc, you could make thee pillows orange with black ruffles for Halloween, or green with red ruffles for Christmas; the ideas are endless for these throw pillows! Check out the link to make them! http://floralshowers.com/sewing/ruffle-pillow-tutorial/
Need a new shower rug or maybe something cute and creative for your child’s room? You could or your child could make a Hula Hoop Rug! You can go from something childish and colorful to something more sophisticated and neutral, depending on what color shirts you use. If you like the idea of the rug but you don’t have use for it on the floor you could hang it on the wall for a splash of color in your living space. Learn how here: http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/hula-hoop-rug-995304/
Now that you’ve cleaned out those old t-shirts, what are you going to wear? Stop by Rock Bottom T-Shirts to replenish your t-shirt supply and get quality tees on the cheap.
What do you think? Will you be trying any of these projects at home? If you do, post pictures of your crafts on our Facebook page. If you have any tips or other projects that you’d like to share with us, please let us know by commenting below.
In our last blog we suggested saving your t-shirts that might have a small stain or hole in them for fabric scraps. So what do you do with all those fabric scraps?
There are tons of tutorials out there that utilize scraps in one form or another, but we came across this unique blog post from Melissa @ Until Wednesday Calls. We couldn’t resist these pretty little poppies. Just looking at them made us smile! Envision them attached to just about everything! Pillows, purses, t-shirts, canvas pictures. The application could be endless.
The supplies are simple. Fabric circles in varying sizes, eyelets and eyelet tool, contrasting fabric scraps and some fabric glue. You can get the full tutorial here, complete with step-by-step instructions and pictures.
If you can’t resist them either, make a few and let us know how you used them. You can comment below or post on our Facebook page.