Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make a Foam Stamp

http://www.upcycleddesignlab.com/2014/10/simple-upcycled-foam-stamp-and-stamp-pad-tutorial.html
Upcycled foam stamp and stamp pad tutorial

Tutorial at Upcycled Design Lab Blog

"Some folks make think that Thanksgiving is the kick-off  to the holiday season but I like to think that it all really gets started with all the Halloween preparations.  Honestly, I have trouble letting go of the light, long, hot days of summer.  So, it is good to have a Holiday to focus on when the winter months are looming around the corner.  The fall and winter bring with them a heavier feel.  The days are shorter, the earths takes a pause, stops blooming, rests".... Read more

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make a Halloween Tote Bag

http://theseamanmom.com/halloween-tote-bag-and-more-fun-halloween-ideas/
Complete in just 30-45 minutes at a pretty low cost

Tutorial at The Seaman Mom Blog

"This is a simple lined tote bag with a boxed bottom, easy to complete in just 30-45 minutes at a pretty low cost. I’ve made a toddler size but this can easily be adjusted for an adult size too. The tote is great for carrying around books, magazines or toys but in this particular case it will be wonderful if it ends up full of candy".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Paper Pumpkin

http://www.thechillydog.com/2014/10/tutorial-accordion-fold-paper-pumpkin.html
Stack paper rosettes to create mini pumpkin

Tutorial at The Chilly Dog Blog

"It's been awhile since I shared a paper craft, so I got out my paper trimmer, my Tombow and some Glu6 craft paste to create a mini, 3-D pumpkins.  These little pumpkins could easily add a little Halloween spirit to a desk or shelf. The finished pumpkin is about the size of a baseball.  Evenly scoring the paper, before cutting it, makes it easier to create the accordion fold rosettes that stack up to form the pumpkin".... Read more

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tutorial - Backyard Tic Tac Toe Game

http://www.amomstake.com/2014/10/diy-garden-tic-tac-toe-game/
Cute game uses a few pavers and river rocks

Tutorial at A Mom's Take Blog

"My boys LOVE playing Tic Tac Toe! Whenever my 8 year old gets a scrap of paper, it’s instantly filled with tic tac toe grids and he’s asking all of us if we want to play. On our road trip this past summer we came across a garden tic tac toe game at the Montana Zoo and I absolutely loved the idea and knew it was one DIY project that I had to make! It wasn’t too hard to make, either, but I didn’t have any motivation to work on the project once I bought the supplies until the weather finally started cooling down here in Phoenix so we could set up our garden tic tac toe game outdoors and try it out".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Globe Clock

http://molliepop.com/diy-globe-clock/
Unique clock shows off a penchant for travel

Tutorial at Molliepop Blog

"Just so it’s clear, this post is not in honor of Christopher Columbus because he was pretty much the worst person ever. You can check out this awesome comic by The Oatmeal if you want the full story but I’m warning you, the details are gory. Instead, I’m taking a page out of Mathew Inman’s book and dedicating this project to Bartolemé de las Casas who was a much more decent fellow. History aside, this is a sweet little project that would fit perfectly in a class room or travel themed bedroom. For extra puniness, add alphabet stickers to spell out “Time To Travel".... Read more

Monday, October 20, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make a Cloche

http://sewforsoul.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/from-plastic-clock-to-perfect-cloche.html
Cloche will work through all the seasons

Tutorial at Sew for Soul Blog

"Our Halloween theme this year is 'Victorian Gothic' so, not surprisingly, bell jars, cloches, apothecary jars and other weird and wonderful curiosities all feature prominently. We've collected lots of great items but something exciting happens when 'treasures' are placed under glass, as they instantly become even more special!  Our displayed specimens also have authentic looking museum labels, which I created in a gorgeous copperplate script, adding to the Victorian curiosities feel.   I love cloches and bell jars but found them shockingly expensive in the shops and I needed loads to transform our home into the abode of a slightly eccentric Victorian family, so I set about making my own".... Read more

Tutorial - Refashion a Camisole into a Onsie

http://xoxograndma.blogspot.com/2014/10/transforming-camisole-into-sunsuit.html
Sew a sunsuit with this easy refashion

Tutorial at XOXO Grandma Blog

"Right before my daughter's family left to live approximately 6,443 miles away from me, she went through some of the things she was leaving behind. She threw away a couple of old black camisoles, as well as the cute mint sunsuit (pictured below in step one) because her baby girl (the same one pictured above) had grown out of it.  Of course, I thought what can I do with these camisoles she no longer wants?  Knowing my granddaughter would be living were it was warm and humid the majority of the year, a new sunsuit was the most practical answer".... Read more

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make a Mini Tag Bunting

http://ellaandnesta.blogspot.it/2014/10/how-to-make-mini-tag-bunting-tutorial.html
Mini Bunting can be used as a cake decoration

Tutorial at Ella and Nesta's Little Room Blog

"In my last post I promised a tutorial for making the Mini Tag Bunting I used in my Autumn mushroom box decoration. This is a really fast project and no sewing is required. It's fun to make and you can use this sweet little bunting (or banner!) for any occasion. Here is what you need to make the Mini Tag Bunting".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Handkerchief Doll

http://sussexmouse.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/tutorial-how-i-make-my-handkerchief.html
Use markers or embroider a face on your doll

Tutorial at Sussex Mouse Blog

"Church Dolls have been made for centuries by mothers wanting to pacify young children in Church. They were taken out of Mother's pocket when the Sermon started and didn't make a noise if they were dropped. I have been asked many times how I make my Church Dolls so I have taken step by step photos of how I made this little lady ".... Read more

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make a Square Knot

http://curlymade.blogspot.pt/2014/10/back-to-basics-how-to-make-square-knot.html
Video tutorial on making a basic square knot

Tutorial at Curly Made Blog

"Probably most of you already know to make this simple square knot, but I'm planning on making a couple of bracelets using this technique, so for those who are not sure how to make it I've created this quick mini tutorial. Take the pink left cord, cross it over the middle orange cord and under the right blue cord. Take the blue right cord, cross it under the middle and through the loop".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Hair Scrunchy

http://www.simplyshoeboxes.com/2012/02/crocheted-pony-tail-holder-tutorial.html
Super simple, quick to crochet pony tail holder

Tutorial at Simply Shoe Boxes Blog

"Years ago my youngest daughter wanted a football themed birthday party--she was turning 8 I think.  So we invited a couple of her friends to spend the night and I asked each to pick their favorite football team.  I crocheted team colored items like little footballs and pony tail holders for each girl (all the patterns I invented for myself--this was pre-internet)".... Read more

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tutorial - Fabric Napkin Ring with a Cutout

http://www.straight-grain.com/2014/10/tutorial-napkin-rings-with-cut-out.html
Cutout a simple shape of your choice

Tutorial at Straight Grain Blog

"Sometimes, I get ideas in my head which I have to give a try, just to see if they are technically possible. A recent one is a napkin ring with a cut-out. Don't ask me why. I never use napkin rings. Like, never ever.  But maybe some of you do... so here is a tutorial. The tutorial uses a star as an example, but of course you can use whichever shape you prefer. Why not use a fish, for when you're eating fish".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Quilted Tissue Holder

http://www.lelandavestudios.com/2014/10/06/quilted-tissue-holder-w-vintage-button-closure/
A vintage button closure adds a special touch

Tutorial at Leland Ave Studios Blog

"It’s that time of the year again. . . where my mind skips ahead to the holidays and all of the fun gifts I can make for the special people in my life. I know you may have seen tutorials for tissue holders in the past — but this one is kinda kicked up a notch — to make it a slightly more elegant and (in my humble opinion) gift-worthy option! I love to make these to have on hand for teachers, friends, and any other last-minute gifting that might come up. So let’s get started".... Read more

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tutorial - Six Ways to Paint Pumpkins

http://www.amomstake.com/2014/09/how-to-paint-pumpkins-halloween/
Instead of carving, try painting your pumpkins

Tutorial at A Mom's Take Blog

"It’s time to start pulling out your big bucket of Halloween decorations and setting up your home. One of the fun traditions of Halloween is carving pumpkins. Well, carving pumpkins is a messy and very time consuming job. Let me suggest another way you can decorate your home with pumpkins this year – I’ll show you how to paint pumpkins with 6 different styles to inspire you to get creative this year! To get started painting pumpkins, you’ll need a few basic and inexpensive supplies".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make an Autumn Wreath

http://mycraftingnook.com/blogPage.php?bi-pid=47
Embellished with pumpkin and owl stickers

Tutorial at My Crafting Nook Blog

"Autumn is already here which means it's time to change some of that spring and summer décor I have around the house. I decided to start with the front door's wreath. By now you know I'm all about reusing and saving money so I'm going to take apart the spring wreath I made in this tutorial and transform it into my autumn wreath. Let gets started".... Read more