Here is my Make Recycled Necklaces project in print!
I was contacted by Family Fun Magazine this summer – and low and behold here is my little project in the December issue of the magazine. I have a lot to learn about working with magazines and such…. next time I need to try to get credited in print!
The last few months have been a bit of a whirlwind, today is the first day of mellow I have felt in months. The morning sun is filtering through the windows and everyone woke up happy and cheerful -!
I have been making lists and crossing things off — painting my stairs, fixing broken things, toy filtering (otherwise known as throwing crap away!) and.. hemming pants.
I simply hate hemming pants – yes, I do mean HATE.
Folks are always asking me to hem their pants, and I am always telling them I don’t even hem my own darn pants so I aint gonna hem yours!
This week I finally tried the new ” leave the original hem technique” and folks there has been a real happy dance going on over here.
I followed this tutorial but I bet there are loads out there.
Hemming is done!!!
This quick project has big results! It would be the perfect craft project for a big girls birthday party.
Blank tote bags can be found very cheap at most major craft stores or HERE.
All you need is masking tape, acrylic craft paint, brushes and of course your blank bag.
Lay tape in stripes across the front of your bag. Laying tape at angles will add to your design.
With your hand smooth and press tape firmly onto fabric for best adhesion. Paint your stripes in the spaces between the masking tape alternating colors.
Try not to apply any more paint than necessary.
Allow to dry for a few minutes and then carefully peel off your masking tape,
Revealing your fabulous new Hand Painted Striped Tote Bag!
Now I know you are excited to fill your new fabulous bag with stuff but do make sure to allow the paint to fully dry before using it!!