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Pumpkin Carving Ideas!

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!

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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!

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DIY Fun Halloween Costumes

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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No Sew Applique? Yes!

Love the way applique looks but you wonder how can you can do it without sewing? For those of you that may be intimidated by sewing machines or just don’t have the time, we have found the easiest way to applique to fabric, no needle & thread necessary. All you need is Steam a Seam, a great idea, and you’re ready to go!

Check out this You Tube Video on how to use Steam a Seam.

Now you can create your own one of a kind t-shirts, bags, fabrics and more! You can get t-shirtstanksbaby bodysuits and so much more on Rock Bottom T-shirts to make your ideas a reality!

A Picture Perfect Birdy for a “Tweet” Little Girl

An Alligator Applique for Your Little Monster

A Beach Bag or Purse for Every Outfit

If you make anything using this technique, we’d love to see it! Let us know what you thought about it on our Facebook page, or comment below.

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Make A Purse for Every Outfit

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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Don’t Just Wear A Shirt, Use It As Accessory!

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.

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How To Make That Old Shirt Your NEW Favorite

Maybe you have an old t- shirt that is a little faded or has a stain on it but you love the way it fits or it has  some kind of sentimental value to you. So, you are just unable to actually bring yourself to throwing it away. We have all been there and now we have the solution for you, by giving this old t- shirt that has seen better days a make over! There are so many different mediums that you would not even think of to use on a shirt that will completely change its appearance. You can use spray paint, bleach, and the aid of Mod Podge. Continue reading

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Little Girls DIY Summer Style Must-Haves

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)
thread
scissors
iron

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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