I hadn’t started out to make it this way until I found the already made piece in a craft store complete with attached self leveling hanger on the back.
This was a quick little project to do. I wanted the background to look like sky and clouds and the wind blowing the clouds. Hang this above your clothes dryer, and for each lone sock, pin it to the board until it’s partner shows up, as they often do. I hope you have fun with this one, it’s really easy to do, you can use any kind of board, it doesn’t necessarily need to be like the one I made. Use your imagination, and have a fun time!
Here are some of the fabrics and accessories I used to make the cufflet. I am not very good at sewing, rather I tend to glue or pin. Today I decided to give this a whirl and with sewing machine to hand away I went. It turned out to be easier than I had at first anticipated.
The first thing you will need to do is measure your wrist, or the wrist of the person you are making it for. Cut the length of the lace and fabric about an inch longer than needed. Begin by sewing the lace along the right side of the fabric. The fabric is about an inch and a half wide. This allows a quarter inch hem on each side.
Anyone can make this type of project. All you need is some basic items….glue, paint, paint brush, your imagination, use what is available in your habitat, and don’t be afraid to give it a try!
For this project you will need a small jar with an opening large enough to place a small candle light inside, some clay or other type of formable self drying substance, a rolling pin, paint colours you like – whatever brand you prefer to use, a small sharp knife and away you go.
This project took 3 days from beginning to end allowing enough time for the clay to dry and paint to set.
My initial idea with the sail boat wall hanging had me looking for specific shapes to make it work. I wanted to use mainly driftwood but also finish it off with a few shells and perhaps some sea glass which my sis kindly gave me.
Projects like this are relatively easy, anyone can do them. All you need is a little imagination, a trip to the beach (ocean or lakeside even or even a walk in the woods sometimes will give you what you need) gather up some bits of worn wood or driftwood and decide what you want your project to be. You could even put a couple of hooks on the bottom and use your project to hang your keys on! The sky is the limit. Just give it a try and have fun.
My habit with earrings is to take them out of my ears at night, toss them on the counter and then the next day, put them into a jewellery box. Next time I need them I have to go digging around to find the pairs! So….. I had seen a similar idea to this one I ended up making somewhere and decided to post it here so others could try it.
Dollar store materials are so inexpensive anyone can afford to use them and make crafts from them. I love Dollar stores! So I went looking and within 15 minutes I had picked up all of the supplies needed to make this project.
If you think this is something you would like to try here are the instructions:
You will need: One 9 by 11 inch wooden frame. Inside measurements are 7 1/2 by 9 1/2. (This is important for the fitting of the plastic canvas.)
I picked up one sheet of #7 mesh 10 1/2 by 13 1/2 inch piece of plastic canvass.
Four 1/4 inch round dowels, glue and a package of pushpins. The dowels were 12 inches in length and required cutting to fit in the back of the frame.
When you are making something for yourself, the sky is the limit. You could add some artificial flowers to a corner, or some pearls or bead work. Whatever you like is just fine. I urge you to give it a try. The whole project cost me under $10. I did it in an evening as well.
Here is a fun project that anyone can make. We all know cats are curious creatures and they will jump into any kind of small space or box to sleep or hide. The photo above is the finished box, unfortunately, I do not have a cat so I had to make do with one of those door stop cats I have.
You can use a cardboard box of some sort as I did, you just want to ensure the cat or kitten will fit inside, if you have a small wooden box it also would work. Use your own imagination. I bought the childs t-shirt at a thrift store for $2. It needs to be stretchy to fit over the box. The little blanket to go in the bottom was made from an old discarded blanket and can be washed. I use safety pins to hold the Hidee-Kat house together for the simple reason it can be taken apart and washed as needed.
As I mentioned earlier, using safety pins ensures that you can remove the shirt to wash it and it’s easy to replace and re-pin.
You can turn it on it’s side, whichever works best for you. Once completed on the outside, fold the blanket to fit the inside and voila! You’ve made yourself a Hidee-Kat house. I would love to see photos of your completed project, especially if you have some with kitty hiding inside!
Ever since I was a little kid (ok, I was a tomboy type of girl) I always had a yearning to make and craft things from found bits, paint, sticks, rocks and so on. If memory serves me right, I think my first adventure in creating something was making a sling shot. Try as I might, it did not work….at all, or not in the way I thought it should! Somehow a piece of rope tied to a forked thin tree branch didn’t quite cut it. This is where a handy dad comes in! My tearful face begged dad to show me how to make a sling shot that worked. Upon completion of this genius piece of artistry which he cut out on his skill saw and added a twist of tubing to, he warned….”I don’t want to see you shooting at birds or animals”! Later, when I tired of shooting at an old stump, I thought to myself, I think I can still make this from a stick myself and proceeded to find just the right thick piece of an old broken branch, you know the type, looks like a Y, removed the tubing from dads piece and voila! I was so proud of that handmade slingshot! I never did let on to dad that I’d discarded his patiently cut out piece.
And so, in writing this blog, I hope to show step by step photos and instructions on how you too can create your own amazing craft item or painting. Do you have something to share that you have created? I’d love to hear about it! Come join me in my new blogging adventure!
Stay tuned, I’ll be back with ideas and photos soon…..