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Thursday, January 25, 2018

DIY Fabric Clutch Bag

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I am very excited to share this tutorial with you all!!!  This tutorial was inspired by one of my YouTube viewers.  They followed my Trick-or-Treat bag tutorial and had leftover fabric so they asked me to make a tutorial on how to make a bag with the leftover fabric scraps. 

In this post you'll find your supply list, the measurements for your fabric pieces and the link to the YouTube tutorial as well.  The YouTube video below will show you step by step how I constructed the bag.

Supply List:

*All the supplies for this tutorial can be purchase at:

  • Medium to Heavy Weight Fusible Fleece Interfacing
  • 1/2 yard of fabric 
  • Rotary Cutter or Fabric Shears
  • Craft Scissors
  • Sewing Pins
  • Acrylic Ruler
  • 6" inches of Double Fold Bias Tape (coordinating color)
  • Cutting Mat
  • Decorative Button
  • Coordinating Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hand Sewing Needle

Cutting Your Fabric:





Sewing the Clutch:





Happy Sewing!!


Love,

Ashley

Thursday, December 28, 2017

DIY Fabric Headband


Recently my friend asked me to make her daughter a fabric headband to match a skirt I made her.  I tried to find tutorials that showed an all fabric and elastic headband but I didn't have any luck so I decided to make my own tutorial.

To make your own fabric headband you'll need:
  1. 3/8 yard of cotton fabric
  2. cloth measuring tape
  3. 1/2" inch wide elastic
  4. a cutting mat
  5. an acrylic ruler
  6. a rotary cutter or fabric shears
  7. craft scissors
  8. sewing pins
  9. coordinating thread
  10. a sewing machine
Pattern Instructions:
  • Length measurement = circumference of head + 8.5" inches
  • Width measurement = 1.5" inches wide
To watch how I made the headband, click the YouTube video below:


Happy Sewing!!!!


Love,

Ashley





Thursday, November 23, 2017

DIY Lego Activity Box



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My son loooves Legos and he loves to take them wherever we go.  However a lot of piece get lost when he takes them out of the house so I decided to make him a box he could use for building and carrying his Legos.

To make the box, here is the list of supplies:

1. Lego Lunch Box or a tin/plastic lunch box with a smooth surface on the inside.

2. Measuring Tape

3. Scissors

4. Lego Tape


5. Glue: Gorilla Glue or E6000
             


I filmed a short video so you can see how quick and easy it is to make your own travel Lego activity box:


Happy Crafting!!!!


Love,

Ashley





Tuesday, December 8, 2015

DIY Glitter Candlestick - Quick and Easy!

I discovered glitter blast spray paint and I've been waiting for the perfect time to use it.  While cleaning up my craft supplies I found glass candlesticks that I thought needed a little sparkle.  With the holidays right around the corner, I thought these would look great on my table for Christmas and New Year's Eve.  However these can be used year round and they also make great last minute gifts...think newlyweds and house warmings!

To see how to make your own set of glitter candlesticks, watch my video tutorial below:



Tuesday, December 1, 2015

DIY Chalkboard Christmas Ornament


This year I'm feeling extra festive so I'm starting my holiday crafts early!  

I got the idea to try chalkboard paint on glass ornaments to make Chalkboard ornaments.  I thought these ornaments would add a nice touch to our Christmas gifts.  

This project is quick and easy to make and it's also very inexpensive.  The cost to make 6 ornaments (with chalk) was less than $12!!! 

To make your own chalkboard ornaments, you can follow my video tutorial (below):



Thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

DIY Advent (Christmas Countdown) Calendar


I put my advent calendar together the day after Thanksgiving...which is a record for me.  Typically I purchase the store bought kind that come with a candy in each compartment and I don't buy it until December.  I always felt that was a little "blah", so I wanted to make my own.  

I put together a video tutorial on how you can make your own quick and easy advent calendar.  I bought most of the supplies from the dollar bin at Target and a few other places.  It definitely cost more than the store bought chocolate advent calendar but I know my children are going to love it...and that's all I care about!  I hope you enjoy the video!!

  


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

DIY Christmas Wreath


Last year I bought "unbreakable" ornaments for our tree and I let the children have fun decorating the tree.  Of course that resulted in all the ornaments along the bottom of the tree and almost all the ornaments destroyed before Christmas.  *Sigh* 

With only 4 kid proof ornaments left, I decided it would be a great time to try a new Christmas color scheme.  After asking the Mr. for his ideas, he suggested Red, White and Blue decorations.  Done!  


I have never seen red, white and blue decorations in the store so this meant I had indirect permission to get crafty...right?!  I mean the whole color scheme is his idea...I'm just making it happen.  #muricanchristmas


For my first Christmas project I decided to make a wreath.  I've never made a wreath before but I think mine turned out pretty well (and it cost less than $25 to make).  


Are you ready to make your own?  Great! Let's start off with the supplies you will need:


Supplies:

  • Pine Wreath (small size, purchased 50% off at JoAnn's)
  • White Poinsettias (5 per stem)
  • White Eucalyptus
  • Another other type of accent holiday florals you wish to use (I selected blue berries)
  • 1 package of 22 gauge cloth wrapped floral wire
  • Hot glue gun and glue stick(s)
  • Wire cutters
Watch my video tutorial to see how to make your own wreath!  Click on the video below:




Thanks for stopping by!!!!