6.25.2010

Guest Project from TaterTots and Jello

I am so excited for my guest poster today! I love her and her blog and am thrilled that she is here!

Hello Crafty Endeavorers!! It's great to be here!!


I'm Jen from Tatertots & Jello. I love being crafty, drinking Diet Coke (while being crafty), decorating my home, chasing my kids around and meeting new friends.

One of my favorite type of crafty projects has been making jewelry. It's always fun to make something cute to spice up an outfit. Some of favorite jewelry projects have been:



{Spring Wristlets}



{Burlap Bracelets}



 {Ruffle Necklaces}



20-Minute Tied Double Flower Necklace
Today I would like to share a quick, easy way to dress up a plain t-shirt in 20 minutes, using fabric scraps!


 These are the materials you will need:


Fabric Scraps (5 or 6 patterns)

Sewing Machine (or hot glue gun if you don't have a machine)

2 Button Covers (or old buttons can be used if you don't have button covers)

Glue Gun



Here's What You Do:


  1. Cut a long strip of material approximately 26 inches in length by 2 inches in width. 
  2. Fold the fabric in half (it helps if you can iron it) and then sew a seam about 1/4 of an inch away from the edges all the way down the length of material. Now tie the two edges together, forming a large circle.
  3. Take the other scraps of fabric and cut little strips of material about 1 inch in width by 4 inches in length. You will need about 20 pieces of material (approximately).
  4. Tie a knot in the necklace about every inch, alternating patterns of fabric until you have gone around the entire necklace. The knot in the original necklace will blend right in to the other knots.
  5. Now you make the flowers. Cut 4 strips of fabric in different patterns -- 12 inches in length by 2 inches in width
  6. Use you sewing machine to put a seam down the center of each piece of material, using your widest width setting -- your material will automatically bunch up.{ If you don't have a machine, you can use your hot glue gun to make the flowers in the next step.}
  7. Make two two-inch circles out of felt or other material. Now run a bead of hot glue around the outside of the felt circle. Attach one of the ruffled strips to the hot flue. Make sure the edge of the material hangs over the felt so it can't be seen. Do the same thing with the second fabric strip, laying it in the center of the felt circle. Cut off any excess material. {If you are using a glue gun, ruffle the material as you hot glue it to the felt as you go around the circle. Do this with both pieces of material. Do this to both flowers.}
  8. Do this to the second flower -- following the same steps. 
  9. Use a small piece of material and cover your button covers. If you don't have button covers, you can use old buttons or scrapbooking brads or flowers.
  10. Now hot glue the fabric flowers to the necklace.





Thanks for letting me come by! Come by and say hi sometime - I would love to meet you! And come check out the Giveaway that I am hosting this week {$325 value}!!!


XOXO

 
If you haven't been to Jen's blog before head over there and say hello! I promise you won't be disappointed. She has so many great tutorials and projects that she shares - she is a daily read (sometime 2 or 3 times!) for sure!

1 comment:

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Thanks for letting me come over. It's been so fun! I just love your projects!!

XOXO
Jen

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