Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tutorial Exchange - How to Make a Pinafore

1 Yd of fabric = Dress, shoes, and headband

Pinafore Tutorial at What's Mummy Up To Blog

"Just think ... free designer fabric and an invitation to design something, make a tutorial and share it with the blogging world ... pretty much my idea of heaven these days!  First off, I just need to say a massive Aussie thank you to Kym at Fabric Fascination and Totally Tutorials for selecting me as one of 5 bloggers who were able to choose some designer fabrics in exchange for a free blog tutorial.  The fabric bundle I chose was the Valori Wells Nest fabrics, which came with a 1/2 yard of the Paisley, and a 1/2 yard of the Birds.   The moment I saw these fabrics online my creative juices started going overtime, and I fluctuated with ideas from something to go in the girl's rooms, to clothing, to bags and back again.  Luckily, living in Australia I had a bit of time to think and ponder before my fabric arrived this week.  When I saw and touched and measured, my mind was made up.  I decided on a little pinafore dress for Hannah, and some accessories to go with it.  I kind of made a few parts up as I went along to try and showcase the fabric as best I could, and the accessories were definitely an afterthought, but I just went a little crazy over this fabric".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Print on Tees

Trace a picture onto the foam if you like

Tee Shirt Tutorial at Art with Kids Blog

"It's always fun to be able to wear your art! I wanted to make some prints on tee shirts using scratch foam and acrylic paint. I drew the bicycle directly onto the scratch foam and then cut out the shape. I used a paint brush to mix together Golden fabric painting medium, and two colors of acrylic paint".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Cat Scratching Post

Heavy Duty and Built to Last

Cat Scratch Post Tutorial at Dream a Little Bigger Blog

"Never, ever, ever will I have a cat declawed. I have decided that cats have claws and if I have cats I have to deal with that fact. If I didn't want cat claws then I shouldn't have gotten cats.  If you don't have cats, you may envision my home with wrecked furniture and scratched up rugs, but that isn't the case. You can train cats to use a scratching post and you can trim their nails. Which is why I didn't even flinch when purchasing a cat scratching post last year. I paid $40 and it was a really great one compared to a lot of them I had seen. It lasted a few months before the covering started to come off and it had to be replaced. When I noticed that the cats were getting pissy witht their post, I knew it was time to replace it".... Read more

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tutorial Exchange - How to Make a Button Clock

Cute ladybug buttons mark the time

Clock Tutorial at Travel Thru Greece Blog

"I took a standard IKEA clock and made it into a pretty one of a kind clock to go into my daughter's room and since she is my little Ladybug, it only made sense to make the face numbers with ladybugs.  Supplies:  Buttons of your choice from Button Mad ( I needed 3 button cards to put in 12 places) 4 Large Ladybugs L6, and 8 small ladybugs L530,   IKEA clock,  The clock cost 2 euros, or in the States it is $2".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Baby Romper

See more adorable pictures on her blog

Romper Tutorial at We Lived Happily Ever After Blog

"I fell in love with the very first Petti Romper I saw! So I told hubby that I was going to make baby girl one... and he thought, "Okay, I guess she'll do that eventually..." only he was surprised to find that I made one that very day! All that you need for this is: -A white baby onesie one size bigger than your baby wears- White elastic band -Lots of white lace (or something like a table cloth or curtains made out of lace... which is what I used".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Refashion a Bookcase


Dark and light paint add contrast and depth

Shelf Tutorial at SecondHand Couture Blog

"Once upon a time... I bought a really ugly, but very useful bookshelf from Salvation Army for $10.06. You think I'm joking about the really ugly part? I'll let you see the picture, and then you can quickly realize how understated my statement actually was.  Yeah...told you. It looks like the type of shelf that somebody made to hold tools in a dirty garage. It even had wheels on the bottom, which sounds cool, but it made our rug constantly bunch up. Yuck. So those had to go".... Read more

Monday, October 29, 2012

Tutorial - How to Make a Birthday Banner

Quick and Easy Celebration Banner

Banner Tutorial at The Craft Caboodle Blog

"I recently made this birthday banner for a friend and it was super easy! I used neon notecards and some funky 80s prints from Michael's".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Travel Pillow

Make a New Cover for a Travel Pillow
 
Travel Pillow Tutorial at A Spoonful of Sugar Blog

"The first cover I made was a craft fail. It fit the neck pillow perfectly but I forgot to take into consideration that the neck pillow is filled with polystyrene balls that mould to your neck and are nice and squidgy  My well fitted cover did not allow the balls to move so it was as hard as a rock! Not want you want on a long haul flight. In hindsight, using a stretch fabric would have been better but I really wanted to use fabric that I already had in my stash. The next version worked so much better but is not as pretty due to the slightly baggy cover required. I think of it more as a pillow case for your neck pillow. At least the colour is better and it can be easily removed for laundering".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Circular Tote

A bag to carry lots of goodies

Tote Tutorial at Instructables Blog 

"Hi, Welcome to my first instructable.  There are a lot of swell tutorials telling you how to sew wonderful things on the internets so I decided to provide you with a combo of skills: ZIPPERS + LINING + CIRCLES. This tutorial is geared towards people who have a basic to moderate working knowledge of sewing machines and would like to try some trickier feats".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Refashion a Shirt into a Skirt

Love the ruffle on the hem

Skirt Refashion Tutorial at Threading My Way Blog

"Take a man's shirt, add a ruffle and a few buttons and you have a cute, little girl's skirt. This tutorial will show you just how easy this refashion is. I used a man's cotton dress shirt, buttons from a woman's cardigan and some fabric from my stash for the ruffle. 
The front of this shirt has rows of pintucks sewn with different coloured threads. They only show on the inside of the shirt. The outside of the shirt shows the pintucks as seams. I want to feature the pintucks, so I am turning the fabric around and am using the inside of the shirt as the outside of the skirt".... Read more

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tutorial - How to Make a Pillow Form


Save money with your own pillow forms

Cushion Tutorial at Penny Dog Patchwork

"When you make a cushion, chances are you want an inner with a removable cover so it can be washed. Why spend a fiver on a cushion pad when you can make your own? This tutorial is pretty self explanatory, and can be adapted to different shapes and sizes. I’m going to give you details for making a bolster cushion inner in a later post- I really could do with one of those! Muslin is good enough for this- you’ll find a lot of ready made cushion pads are made from even thinner stuff. Muslin is nice and cheap, and toy stuffing always comes in a huge bag when you only need a small bit for a project. So this means I’ve got a new cushion pad for almost no cost at all"... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make Cork Coasters

There are so many innovative things you can do with cork

Cork Coasters Tutorial at Eliza K Prints Blog

"This has been something I've wanted to try for a long time, but haven't had enough cork to do so! We're not big wine drinkers and as you can see from the photos, we only really drink one brand. I like the uniform look only using one brand accomplished, but I think it would be fun to mismatch as well. This project also fits in with my goal of trying to create less waste and use things I already have. Don't throw away your cork! ".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Refashion a blouse

Rescue a stained blouse with a pretty ruffle

Refashion Tutorial at Green Issues Blog

"Have you ever refashion a refashioned item of clothing? A while back I discovered that one of my fave refashioned tops was beginning to stain due to the solvents in the glue that I used to embellish it (note to self, use a needle and thread next time!).  Anyway, I tried hard to save it from the bin and settled on a lovely tutorial from Tea Rose Home  I wore the new top on our outing to the Mid-Autumn Festival picnic with friends :-)  Have a great week ahead" Read more

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Tutorial Exchange - How to Make a Cuff and Earrings

The buttons used are handmade in South Africa

Cuff and Earrings Tutorial at New End Studios

"From paper earrings to biker style wrap bracelet, I'm interested in pearls, gemstones, and metals, too.  So why not combine the hard and the soft and make something to satisfy both sides of my mood.  Here is my take on a beautiful button inspiration from  Incomparable Buttons the company behind Button Mad, the blog.  The company offered my choice of button in exchange for making something using the buttons and writing a tutorial to share the creation.  No money was exchanged".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make Fabric Files

Takes less space than a metal filing cabinet

Fabric File Tutorial at Handmade Harbour Blog

"It's taken me ages to get round to this project!  Ironically, I think I may have been more organised if I'd already had this made, which would definitely have speeded things up.  My youngest daughter was at my house when the fabric for this arrived and asked what I was making with it.  I told her "a filing cabinet".  At her surprised look, I said "you think I'm mad, don't you?"  "Mmm, li'l bit" was the reply I got.  So, there you are.  Mad.  But just occasionally, a little bit of madness helps create something that works - and here's my filing "cabinet".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make Oversize Button Holes

I love big buttons

Buttonhole Tutorial at Solomon Sewing Blog

"Today I am going to show you how you can trick your sewing machine into doing over-sized button holes. My old sewing machine had the old-style four step button hole. When I got my new sewing machine, one of the features that I was really excited about was the automatic button-hole feature. Now, I just plonk a button in the slot and push a few buttons, press start and away we go. Perfect button holes to perfectly fit my buttons".... Read more

Friday, October 26, 2012

Tutorial Exchange - How to Embellish a Box with Buttons

A project using buttons from Incomparable Buttons

Button Box Tutorial at Crafting by Dominque Blog

"At the beginning of October I was sent a set of heart shaped buttons, handmade by a talented group of women in South Africa. They are called Incomparable Buttons and you can see their beautiful creations here. In return, they asked me, and other 14 lucky craft souls from around the world, to use their buttons in a crafting project of our choice, followed by posting a tutorial on how it was done. I chose a set of heart shaped buttons for my wedding box. I also planned to use a piece of cream linen to complement the earthy feel of the clay buttons. I very rarely say this about my creations but I absolutely love this box and everything about it".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Tabletop Garden

Fill some pretty vintage bowls with succulents

Tabletop Garden Tutorial at Arctida's Creations Blog

"I love plants and I love succulents especially! Their shapes, colors and unusual looks always make me happy and amazed at the same time. I’ve already tried making succulent mini gardens before so when a couple of days ago I found amazing vintage bowls/vases at the local thrift shop I just had to do something about them :)  So here is a DIY instruction on how to make your own pretty succulent garden.  Supplies: bowl/vase/planter of your choice, succulents, cactus/succulent potting soil, decorative stones and pebbles, charcoal".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Detachable Purse Skirt

Change your purse's look to go with your outfit


Purse Skirt Tutorial at Joy's Jots, Shots & Whatnots Blog

"While on the 400 Mile Yard sale, I came across a lady selling her scrap fabrics.  BIG pieces of scraps for 50¢ a grocery bag full. I sorted the pieces and came up with this stack of almost fat quarters. They had been cut by a pattern the lady had made as skirts for a 31 skirt purse.  She had been making them and selling and decided to quit".... Read more

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tutorial Exchange - How to Make a Drop Waisted Dress

Little girls will love the over sized pockets to hold their treasures

Drop Waisted Dress Tutorial at Sewing the Littleheart Collection Blog

"I mentioned to you a few days ago that I was chosen to participate in an exchange program with fabric fascination. I chose two fabric pieces called Nest Fabric Bundle by Valori Wells, and received half a yard of each to complete my project"....Read More

Tutorial - How to Make Patterned Envelopes

A template for the envelope is provided

Envelope Tutorial at The Craft Caboodle Blog

"I found these can be pretty handy when making your own cards. It's also really simple! I made a couple for 5" x 5" cards. I used a piece of 12" x 7", since the width is five inches, to begin. Id suggest using paper two inches wider than your card width. You'll be cutting this out below".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Decorate an Eyeball Pumpkin

A very easy spooky eye ball made from a pumpkin

Eyeball Pumpkin Tutorial at LaDeeDa Creations Blog

"I am in Halloween party mode right now so I knew I could create something for our Little Monsters Halloween Cupcakery party that we are actually having Halloween night. I am going for spooky but cute spooky. You know what I mean".... Read more

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tutorial - How to Refashion a Cane Chair


Keep the lovely cane intact and replace the cushions

 Cane Chair Tutorial at La*tee*da kids Blog

"I've always liked making things but in years past it's always been on my sewing machine as I had focused on children's clothing design. These gals, as well as many others, have inspired some of the DIY in me that I've started taking on as I look around my home. I took pictures all along the way and thought I'd share how these chairs that I bought off of Craigs List became some of my new favorite pieces in my home".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Painted T-Shirt Dress

Turn your child's artwork into a little t-shirt dress

Dress Tutorial at Threading My Way Blog

"Take a plain white t-shirt, add some fabric painted flowers, attach a skirt with lace and you have a one of a kind, pretty little t-shirt dress that no one else will be wearing. Our little artist used Mont Marte fabric paint, which comes in convenient little bottles. Before painting begins, put a sheet of cardboard inside the t-shirt to prevent paint from seeping through to the back of the t-shirt. Once the masterpiece is finished, allow to dry, then set as per manufacturer's directions. Basically, remove cardboard, cover with an old cloth and iron".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Laminate a Counter Top

Refinished sailboat countertops for under $30

Laminate Counter Top Tutorial at Impatiently Crafty Blog

"Updating a 1984 sailboat is quite fun! (new cushions/fabrics/curtains etc.) I have lots of posts coming for all the revamping with the “pretty” stuff in the cabin. But this post is specifically about the counter tops.  I HATE 80′s faux wood laminate.. well I hate any faux wood laminate but especially from the 80′s..  I was stumped as I couldn’t find a company that would replace the laminate on the boat, vs. at a home so I got crafty and used Contact Paper and Bar Top Epoxy. I LOVE how it turned out and it only cost a whopping $28".... Read more

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tutorial - How to Make a Pumpkin Door Decoration

A pumpkin made of roses - so pretty

Pumpkin Tutorial at Two Succulent Sisters Blog

"I’ve seen lots of pumpkin “wreaths” around the blogs but I haven’t seen one that is filled with fabric roses so I decided to make one and here it is. Tutorial on how I made the fabric roses:  The first thing I did was get some nice orange pumpkiny looking fabric.   cut a 2 inch by 12 inch strip out of the fabric. I cut lots of of them for this project. Fold this strip in half lengthwise and make a long stitch along the raw edge side".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Ruffle and Minky Blanket

This blanket took under an hour to make

Blanket Tutorial at A Vision to Remember Blog

"I think this is one of my favorite blankets I have made so far for my little baby girl.  It has minky on one side and ruffled fabric on the other.  To start out I cut my minky into a 44 inch square.  Then I cut my ruffled fabric into the same size.  I have noticed that the ruffle fabric comes in different widths.  I wanted my blanket square and the ruffle fabric came in 44 inches wide.  When I cut in between the ruffles I cut right in the middle so that I would have something to sew without catching the ruffle".... Read more

tutorial - How to Make a Fabric Flower


Natural Fibers such as linen, burlap, or coarse cotton work well

Flower Tutorial at A Few Pretty Things Blog

"Last weekend was very hot, it seemed like summer was still here, we even went swimming.  But it was a perfectly autumnal day yesterday, exactly as days are supposed to be in October, with clouds and fresh wind and even a few drops of rain, which put me in the mood for making something. So I came up with these no sew organic style flowers".... Read more

Monday, October 22, 2012

Tutorial - How to Make a Fabric Flower Brooch

Pin these flowers on your coat, your bag, your hat or a scarf

Fabric Flower Tutorial at Craft Lee Blog

"Here we go! A step by step guide to making these lovely flower brooches !  They are so cute & versatile and super quick to make! Lets get crafting!  This is what you'll need : An old cereal box (or some cardboard of that weight) some clothes pegs (not essential but handy) A tin can (full or empty!) An egg cup, Fabric glue, A fabric marker, some nice buttons".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make Pumpkin Soup

Serve with toasted bread

Pumpkin Soup Tutorial at Trees and Dreams Blog

"Fall has arrived and  surprised us again with all these beautiful colors. Every Saturday I visit local market and enjoy the variety of vegetables and fruits, and this month, the color, shapes, sizes of pumpkins and squashes. In my country (Croatia, Europe)  Halloween is not part of the tradition, but we love squashes and make meals, soup, cakes and  keep them as decoration as well"... Read more

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Tutorial - How to Make Candy Corn Cutouts

Cute for Scrapbook Pages or Cards


Candy Corn Tutorial at All Things Homey Blog
"Candy Corn speaks of Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. I have designed a paper pieced Candy Corn for you to use on your Scrapbook pages, Cards or Tags.  The top piece (white) slightly overlaps the middle piece (yellow). The bottom piece (orange) slightly overlaps the middle piece".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Stuffed Bat

If bats can be called cute ... this one is

Bat Tutorial at Lilla Luise Blog

"Have a good start into the new week and have fun with a little tutorial for a two-winged fall friend! Halloween is just around the corner, so we really think you should meet the little bat girl Elsie! Actually it´s "Eloise", she ´s named after her great-grandmother, but her parents decided to call her Elsie until she finally grows into that big name "Eloise". Elsie is a fun little bat girl and she tried her best to look cute for you all - notice the little embellishments she put on her wing! Unfortunately Elsie did only find one of her favorite crocheted stockings, she is a really wild little bat".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make Polymer Pumpkins

Video tutorial shows all the steps

Polymer Clay Pumpkin Tutorial at Makoccinos Blog

"Halloween is soon!! Are you excited? I actually never celebrated Halloween, but this time I kind of excited because I can share some DIYs and ideas with everyone and see what other people do! This is why I wanted to show you how to make some cute little pumpkin charms for Halloween. You can use it for a keychain, cell phone straps, earrings.. everything you want! And it is SUPER easy".... Read more

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tutorial Exchange Opportunity

Abakhan Fabrics, Hobby and Home is offering a free 3 meter reel of holiday ribbon to up to 10 Totally Tutorials readers who are willing to create something utilizing the material. The recipients of the ribbon would then share how their project was done by posting a tutorial on their blog. The tutorials will also be posted on the Totally Tutorials blog, and may be linked to the Abakhan site as well. 

If you are interested in creating a unique piece with this ribbon, please post a comment after this post with the URL to your blog or website. The ideal candidate will be someone with a blog or website, experience in making tutorials, and the ability to take nice photos. 

Applications will be accepted through Saturday, October 27th. I will contact the winners of the exchange by Monday, October 29th. The winners will then have until November 30th to complete their tutorials.

 Abakhan will select which spool of ribbon to send each winner. 

 ~ Happy Crafting 

P.S.  Please leave only one comment.  It will be posted after passing a spam check



Tutorial - How to Make an Owl Hooded Towel

These hooded towels are adorable


Hooded Towel Tutorial at Crazy Little Projects Blog

"I have such a thing for owls-who doesn’t? They’re just SO cute! So when a friend had twins last week I thought a set of hooded owl towels would be perfect for her one boy and one girl combo. I hope she loves them as much as I do! These almost rival the cuteness of the dragon hooded towel from last month. I don’t know which I like best! Want to make some owl hooded bath towels of your own".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Sequinned Pumpkin

A video of the process is included with this tutorial

Pumpkin Tutorial at New Leaf Crafts Blog

"Every time I think of Halloween the first thing I think of is pumpkins.  I just love them!  Those cute, round fruits that we carve and illuminate making our homes feel all snuggly and cosy, or spookily themed if you are having a party.   Bit of a side note - I thought a pumpkin was a vegetable.  To me they seemed too big and tough to be a fruit, but being unsure I thought I best Google it to check.  The result - It is a fruit.  The reason -  it grows on a vine and contains seeds.  So there it is, a pumpkin is a fruit.  You learn something new every day".... Read more

Friday, October 19, 2012

Tutorial Exchange - How to Make a Bag with Buttons

The design is perfect for animal buttons

Button Bag Tutorial at Marigold's Loft Blog

"I am going to be sharing my serviette bag tutorial with you today. Not only will I show you how to create this bag, but I feel extremely privileged that I have been able to adorn my bag with the amazing hand-crafted buttons from Incomparable Buttons. The wonderful folk at Incomparable Buttons sent me their "African Set - L253" to use in exchange for this tutorial which I am very happy to do"...  Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Jack-O-Lantern Luminary


This would make a good kids craft

LuminariesTutorial at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

"We are starting to get our Halloween decorations out and I thought it would be fun to make mini jack-o-lanterns for my kids rooms.  These Jack-O-Lantern Luminary candles were so easy to make and the kids love having them in their rooms!  Would you like to make a few of these?  (It's a great way to use up all those old jelly/baby food/dip glass jars we've all been hoarding saving...)  Here is how I made them".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Rainbow Circle Skirt

Sew a cute outfit for a two year old's birthday

Skirt Tutorial at Sewing the Littleheart Collection Blog

"I promised you that I would show the whole Birthday outfit, once it came together. The birthday party was so much fun, as you can see we had a rainbow theme, and everything looked great. I will write about the party soon, but here is a tutorial on how to make the rainbow skirt: I made this skirt for Littleheart using scraps of lightweight cotton fabric, since it is still pretty hot here. I made it big so she can wear it next year too. Since many of you are slowly going into your colder seasons, I bet it would work really nicely with thicker materials too (like different colors of corduroy). So do you want to learn how to make the rainbow circle skirt? Read on".... Read more

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tutorial - How to Make a Papier-mâché Pumpkin

A kid friendly project

Pumpkin Tutorial at India's Roses Blog

"My home was in need of a little something extra for the Halloween/Fall season. I wanted something fun and festive that wouldn’t cost much and that’s when I had the idea to make these cute little papier mache pumpkins. They’re super easy and super low cost! All you need is Paint, Newspaper, Tape and Flour".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Circle Table Runner

Tie your threads on the back for a neater look

Table Runner Tutorial at Quilting Lodge Blog

"You all might remember this circle table runner from the recent guest post over at Melissa's Sew Bitter Sweet Designs.  I'm posting it here on our blog because OLFA has asked me to share my design with their facebook friends!  I can't believe they liked it so much!  So I would like to welcome any new friends who have found us through OLFA...please have a look around and get to know us.  As many of you know I'm terrible at naming projects!  This is yet another project with no name.  I'll call it No Name Circles".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Paper CD Case

Children can decorate and give as gifts

Paper CD Case Tutorial at Simple Living Blog

"These can be made from any scrap paper, I made these using just plain white A4 copy paper they cost less then one cent each. These are great if you copy some music or movie or photos for yourself or to give to a friend, better then buying more plastic cases. They are very quick and easy to make I will show you a step by step process to follow. All you need is a piece of A4 paper no glue or tape needed".... Read more

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tutorial - How to Make a Memo Holder

Embellish Clothespins with cute buttons and more

Memo Holder Tutorial at Crafty Moose Blog

"Thanks to Totally Tutorials I was lucky enough to be selected by Incomparable Buttons to receive a free set of their handmade handpainted buttons in exchange for posting a tutorial of what I did with them. After perusing page after page of beautiful buttons, how could I resist these? I decided to make some clothes pin memo holders to put on the refrigerator".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make Chalkboard Paper

Great for homeschoolers or in the classroom

Chalkboard Tutorial at Come Together Kids Blog

"Here is another one of those "No way.  I had no clue you could do that" ideas!  A couple months ago one of my readers (Hi, Bonnie!) sent me an email telling me that she makes her own little chalkboards for her preschoolers using just construction paper and glue.  Now Bonnie said she has been a classroom teacher for over 30 years, so I was sure she wasn't making this up, but I didn't have a chance to actually test it out until recently.  Well, it totally works and it's such an inexpensive, easy and awesome idea".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Decorate a Chandelier for Fall

Fun way to decorate your home for Autumn

Chandelier Tutorial at Two Succulent Sisters Blog

"Fall Decorated Chandelier - I bought these colorful Autumn leaves at Michael's Crafts intending to make an Autumn "tree" by using a real branch from outside but then I got the leaves home and I glued them onto everything I could find except the branch. I ran out of leaves. Maybe I'll go back and buy more so I can make the Fall Maple Tree".... Read more

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tutorial Exchange - How to Make a Feathered Head Dress

This could be used as a Halloween costume accessory

Head Dress Tutorial at Crearescout Blog

"Last week I was very lucky to receive a gift from Abakhan, a craft
 supply store that offered a tutorial exchange with Totally Tutorial.
I decide to use the feathers that I received to create something useful to enrich our native-americans wardrobe: sooner than later there will be another indian themed cub scout camp!! While planning this tutorial, I wanted to create something easy, cheap and quick to make, but also beautiful and durable. The headband must be also comfortable, since the person who wears it has to play and have fun in the meanwhile! I am very satisfied with the resul: being made of an old leather belt, the headband is quite sturdy, and stays on your forehead without squeezing your brains".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Cupcake Ring

You could also make these for a dollhouse

Ring Tutorial at Shades of Tangerine Blog

"Can you find cute little goodies at the hardware store? Yes! The base of this cupcake ring is a wooden 3/8” RH Plug- and it just happens to be the perfect size and shape to become a teeny little cupcake".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Halloween Wreath

Easy and quick to make

Halloween Wreath Tutorial at Lipstick and Laundry Blog

"Yesterday I was feeling a little crafty . I remembered seeing an easy burlap wreath on you guessed it PINTREST! I went down stairs found some orange burlap I had bought for something else a while back. I also grabbed what ever I thought would look good on the wreath.  I went upstairs and garbed a wire hanger of on of my husbands shirts that had just been dry cleaned".... Read more

Monday, October 15, 2012

Tutorial - How to Make a Mummified Can

Add Treats or use as a decoration

Mummified Can Tutorial at Crafty Journal Blog

"Find an old faded white or ecru T-shirt or an old sheet to make mummy bandages. If they are too white you can coffee dye or tea dye them to look ancient. I tried both coffee and tea dye, but I used a very light shade, and I used some of each on my mummified can".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Play Veterinarian Kit

A play kit to help kids learn and have fun at the same time

Vet Kit Tutorial at Make the Best of Everything Blog

"As all of my readers know, I LOVE to give homemade gifts! Especially to all the children in my life! I have a son who was life changing, a wonderful Goddaughter, a bunch of adorable second cousins, 5 amazing nephews and 1 beautiful niece. Audrey. The one and only girl on my husbands side of the family. We all cherish her. And I realize that all of you grandparents, aunts, uncles and parents out there claim that the special children in your lives are " Just the smartest"   But really, my niece Audrey is REALLY smart. She is a very inquisitive little girl who will go on to do great things. Which is why she was the recipient of this Veterinarian kit for her birthday".... Read more