Tuesday, July 31, 2012

No Sew, Ladder Tee-Shirt, DIY. The Gigi.

 This shirt was inspired by a very special person.
Someone I think is simply amazing. 
She is one of the kindness, strongest women I know.

Things you need

  1.  Black Tee-shirt *I used a men's medium. I am 5'7" 135lbs
  2. Chalk 
  3. Sharp scissors

Cut out your collar.
This will make it sit off the shoulder.

 Draw our your pattern.
I drew 3 different rectangles
 draw lines across, in the middle of each  rectangle.
Then  carefully cut your lines.
stretch your material gently to make your strips more tubular.

 Cut a slit up one side of the shirt.about 10 to 12 inches

 Tie in a knot


There is so much you can do with a plain tee-shirt.
Be creative.

How I wore it HERE.
I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday night.
Lots of <3,

More No Sew, Tee-shirt DIY's

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Canvas Tote Bag, DIY

Thanks to the amazing people at Plaid and FashionArtsProject.com 
I was able to make my new neon bird  tote. 
I am always needing Tote bags to carry lunch, papers, makeup, and my art supplies, 
and it seems like I never have enough. 
FashionArtsProjects is available at Wal-mart,and online 
They have these wonderful canvas totes  and stencils
 so that  you can create a unique bag for yourself, 
make one as a special gift for your best friend, 
for your Mom or for your daughter to take to school.
 The canvas totes come three to a pack so you can decorate one for all three,
 however your little heart desires.

Things you need.
  1. Canvas Bag,  FashionArtsProject.com
  2. Stencil,  FashionArtsProjects.com
  3. Neon Paint, Tulip
  4. Gold Fabric Paint, Tulip
  5. Black Paint, Plaid
  6. Brushes
  7. Scissors
  8. Tape
  9. Glue Mod Podge, Plaid
  10. 4 inch Mod Podge brush(not shown), Plaid

 Tape off your bag according to your design,
and paint.

 Then tape off , and paint your gold.

 Cut the stencil you are going to use and tape around it
 then tape it to your bag where you want it.

 carefully paint your bird.

 wait about 5 minutes and then remove your stencil.

I taped around the top edge and painted that black as well.

 I waited about 12 hours for it to dry. 
Once it was all dry I used my new 4 inch Mod Podge glue brush from Plaid
(which I love) and my Satin Mod Podge Glue by  Plaid 
 and sealed the whole bag with a layer of glue. 
Let the glue dry for about 2 hours and you are all done.
for more Craft ideas and craft supplies at their Website 
and Plaid for their paint glue and much, much more  at their Website

 I love my new tote.!
I had so much fun doing this I am in the process of making one more bag.
I hope your Sunday was a Happy one.
Lots of <3,

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bead and Chain Necklace, DIY

I am always needing necklaces and I just love to create my own.
Here is one I came up with, easy and colorful. 
Need a necklace to match an outfit?
Why not make one in a snap.

Things You Need 

  1. Chain  *at least 57inches
  2. Wooden Beads *Wal-Mart craft department
  3. 1 small glass bead
  4. 2 medium jump rings
  5. 1 small jump ring
  6. 1 eye pin
  7. 1 lobster clasp
  8. Ruler
  9. Pliers

 Measure your chain.
One 16 inches, one18 inches, one 20 inches

 Now measure a small 3 inch piece of chain for the back of the necklace.

 Take your pliers and make the hole in your bead larger so that the chain slides through in easily.

 Slide your beads on your chain
***Important *** 
make sure your chain is straight.

 Now with your pliers open your jump rings.
add your chain to each jump ring and your lobster clasp,
Longest chain  first
then the middle chain
then the short chain
Repeat on the other jump ring.
  now close your jump rings.
    Add your eye pin to the glass bead.

    With your pliers cut the eye pin about 1 centimeter from the bead and make a circle 
leaving enough open to attach to the 3 inch chain.
Close the circle

Take your small jump ring and  with your pliers, open it and attach it to the other end of the 3 inch chain, then attach that to the back of the necklace, on the side that does not have the lobster clasp.
Close your jump ring.


The back
 Here is one with all three of the same size and color beads

Here is a multi -colored one with the yellow bead slightly bigger.

Have a wonderful Thursday.
Lots of <3,

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

No Sew, One Shoulder Shirt. DIY

 I wanted a one shoulder shirt to wear out Saturday night but I couldn't find one that fit,
 So I decided to make my own and no sewing required.

Things you need.

  1. Mens Tee- Shirt* I used a Extra large mens Tee-shirt.
  2. Scissors
  3. Chalk
How to determine the size tee-shirt you need
Large mens tee-shirt for a small build
Extra large mens tee-shirt for a medium build
XXL mens tee- shirt for a large build
 first make a diagonal  cut from under one arm to the top collar.
and cut off the other sleeve
 cut the top apart so that you have two pieces
 This is how I measured for me. Just measure across the front of your body.
 13 inches from the top shoulder
I am 18in across right under the breast.
16 inches,  about 3 inches lower- almost to my waist
15 inches at the waist
back to 18 inches at the hips.
cut in to your marks.
 I cut off a small piece as shown in the picture... it just fell better on my arm.
also cut your shirt up the side to open it up
 so that you can tie the strips you cut.
Now tie your shirt you can adjust it however you like, tighter or more loose.
the second tie from the top, you want to tie a small knot at the end..
 because this will hang off your shoulder.

I love this shirt..
I hope your Tuesday was fantastic!
Lots of <3,

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Scarf Cover up / Dress, Easy DIY.

I have been wanting to make this beach cover up / dress 
ever since I saw it on Pinterest about two months ago.
Finally I did it. 
This was super easy to make with very little sewing.
I can't wait to wear it. 

Victoria secret beach cover up

Things you need
  1. Scarf *2 yards by 1 yard
  2. Scissors
  3. 6 safety pins
  4. Scrap piece of tee shirt
  5. Sewing machine.
  6. Matching thread

 Cut four strips of tee shirt material  1 1/2 inches wide
 stretch the material so it make a tube then measure
2 of them 11 inches long.(Arm Straps)
and 2 at  36 inches long ( Back Straps)
this dress fits my size which is 5'7" 135 pounds.
if you are bigger make the arm straps a little longer
smaller a little shorter.

 Measure from the end of the scarf toward the center 9 inches on both sides.
attach the arm straps and the back straps on with your safety pins
 Try it on.
 Now is the time to adjust  the straps if you need to.

If you like how it fits, sew your arm straps on  to your scarf

Sew the back straps to the scarf.

 you can wrap the back straps around and tie them in the front
to make an  empire waist dress/ cover up.

 or just tie it in the back
I added the strap for extra support and a different look.
 Also,if you used a scarf that was 2 yards by 2 yards it would be a maxi dress.

Beach cover up or sexy dress,
you decide
Happy Sunday!.
Lots of <3,