Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cutest Burp Cloths EVER

My mom made these for a friend of ours a while back when her beautiful baby was born. About a year later our friend asked her to make some for a friend of hers. It was so fun the first time that she jumped at the opportunity. So, this is a post for my mama and her fabulous craftiness:

The Finished Product:

 What You Will Need:

  • Cloth Diapers
  • Fabric scraps 
  • Ribbons the same length as the width of your diapers
  • Sewing machine (hers has and embroidery option - shes spoiled)

Let's Get Started:

1. First you are going to want to unfold your cloth diapers
 and measure the width so you can cut your fabric scraps about one inch wider (to allow for a seam)
2. This step is optional: BEFORE you add extra fabric, do your embroidery.
3. Lay out your diaper and lay fabric scrap on top of it. Cut the desired length of fabric. This is totally up to you!
4. Make sure you leave about a half inch for the seam.
5. Lay out fabric, diaper, and ribbons to decide what combinations you like best.
(I just LOVE the super hero one. Definitely my favorite.)

6. Using a straight stitch sew the fabric and ribbon on to the diapers.
VOILA! Revel in your handiwork! Great beginner's sewing project!

Another look:

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Key Hanger

So, I received TWO, count them TWO, gift cards to Michael's for my birthday. WHAT?! I love that place. My friends and family are geniuses (I always suspected)! So I went in search of a craft for my blog. This is what I came up with (you can all thank my sister, Emily and my friend, Christie... you're welcome):

Here's What You Will Need:

  • Wooden plaque of some sort
  • Wood letter
  • Gray spray paint primer
  • Whatever color spray paint you want
  • Sponge brush
  • Small command hooks

Let's Get Started:

1. Spray your plaque with primer (sorry, I forgot to take pictures of this step!) Allow to dry for about ten minutes.
2. Spray your plaque with your spray paint. This may take a couple of coats. Mine took about three coats and still wasn't completely covered, but I am impatient, so I stopped at that point.
3. Paint the outside using your sponge brush. Allow to dry completely.
4. Adhere the letter to the plaque using wood glue.
5. I had to allow the wood glue to cure for several hours, but I am glad I did because it is super strong. I also used the wood glue to stick the command hooks to the back of the plaque.
6. Then I added a picture hanger to the back and hung it up!