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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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.
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.
Most of the time, when we hear the word “eco-friendly”, we think of energy or food production. However, there is also another segment of the eco-friendly movement: eco-friendly clothing.
Understanding eco-friendly fashion opens up an entirely new avenue you can use to help the environment. It’s also a terrific way to update your wardrobe, and it’s often more affordable than you might think. Continue reading