If sharks are your thing and Shark Week can’t come soon enough in your book every year, then you’ll want to dive into this fun, cozy, hooded blanket project. It’ll just take an afternoon to create some snuggly fun for you or that that special person who just can’t get enough shark action. Made from soft fleece, the shark lovers in your life can wrap up in jaw-dropping comfort and transform to a cuddly shark at the same time.
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Whether you’ve been invited to a costume party or you’re lucky enough to be able to dress up at work, it’s never too early to be thinking of this year’s Halloween costume. Here is a week’s worth of ideas to help get you in the mood and to hopefully inspire you to put together the best costume EVER.
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See you over there, my pretty………
Glinda The Good Witch
If you tend to be more of a good witch than a bad witch, you can create this classic Glinda costume for Halloween from an outdated formal dress found at a thrift store. Just add a few handmade accessories to complete the look, and before you know it, you’ll be looking just like the most powerful sorceress in the land of Oz.
Your Glinda the Good Witch costume wouldn’t be complete without the quintessential tall crown. Find out how to make one here.
I don’t know about you but when the air gets cooler, the sky bluer and the leaves start to change, I get in the mood to create. Here are some fun fall project ideas to get you in the mood for this colorful change of seasons.
Plus, I’m so proud of myself for learning how to create an animated image with sound!!
If the soft feel and vibrant colors of felt get your creative juices flowing, here are a few fun fall felt projects:
The cornucopia and Thanksgiving go together like turkey and cranberry sauce, like mashed potatoes and gravy, like pumpkin pie and whipped cream. Symbolizing wealth, prosperity and abundance, it’s just one of those fall staples we see on tablescapes every autumn. You can modernize your “horn of plenty” centerpiece this season by painting the basket white and creating some delightful felt gourds and flowers in any color you’d like to fill it.
Fall: A time of crisp mornings, toasty backyard fires, and best of all, jumping into piles of multicolored leaves. Bring that colorful fall feeling into your home by creating a few vibrant felt coasters. Not only are they beautiful, but they’ll protect your coffee table from those steaming cups of hot cocoa you’ll be sipping now that the weather is cooler. Made from two layers of thick felt and a little stitching on the sewing machine, they will dress up your end tables and help you embrace autumn in style.
It’s time to get ready for the holiday entertaining season. Not only could your guests be marveling about your juicy, cooked-to-perfection turkey, the creamy mashed potatoes and your delicious pies, but they just might be talking about your delightful table scape for years to come. This colorful DIY felt fall leaves table runner is fun to make, will brighten up your fall table and make all your meals feel special.
If you want to bake people happy this holiday season, make a pie. There’s just something comforting about a fresh, hot pie with a flaky crust and flavorful filling. From pecan to apple, please your friends and family with a fresh, golden, homemade pie.
And when you show up carrying it in this stylish and handy fabric pie carrier, everyone is going to want to know which boutique sells them. They’ll be surprised when you tell them you made it yourself!
What do you do when one of the most prolific players in your garden game becomes unmanageable?
It happens to all of us who like to garden – we plant a few zucchini seeds in the spring and marvel when they start to produce. We get out the spiralizer to make zoodles, shred them for breads, roast them with onions, fry them, and even hide them in brownies. And then, seemingly overnight, these cute little versatile veggies become huge 7-pound monsters that take over our garden. (Cue the scary music.)
What then? Throw them away? Add them to your compost pile? Place them on your neighbor’s front porch, ring the doorbell and run?
Happily, you don’t have to do any of that because we have the perfect win-win solution. Use those gigantic squash in this delicious dessert that is not only easy to make but will leave your friends and family swearing up and down that you made this cobbler from apples and not zucchini.
We’re here to tell you that you truly won’t believe your taste buds when you eat this cobbler.
When you take your first bite, you’re going to have to remind your taste buds that you peeled and diced those zucchinis with your own hands because you’re going to swear this is an apple cobbler. We’ll try not to say “we told you so.” Enjoy!
If you’ve been mesmerized by a beautiful garment or quilt being created on a design show or by one of your friends, sewing just might be the hobby for you.
The benefits of learning to sew can be healthy and long lasting. When it comes to sewing, you can become so absorbed in the act of choosing fabrics, designs and the actual act of sewing itself, there might not be any more room to think about your problems.
Sewing can also boost your self esteem and help to manage your moods when you experience the thrill of accomplishing a project. In addition to being good for your health, sewing can also save you money by knowing how to repair your own clothes, create inexpensive home decor items and design handmade gifts.
Most people who know how to sew will tell you the same thing, sewing is just fun!
Nothing says summer like a nice slice of zesty citrus fruit. There’s just something about the tang on your tongue when you bite into a juicy, ripe orange or squeeze a mouthwatering lemon into a cold glass of iced tea. Bring the taste of summer into your home all year and create a feast for your eyes with these delightful, simple-to-make felt fruit-slice coasters.
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All the zest!
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Oh, what to do when you just can’t resist a crunchy snack, but you’re trying to live a more zero-waste lifestyle at the same time? Don’t worry – we have you covered. This resourceful project will not only make you feel a little better about buying those tasty munchies but it will keep some trash out of the landfill as well. Instead of throwing out the bags when you’re finished snacking, sew them together to create this fun, colorful and reusable tote.
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Oh no! You’ve snagged your favorite sweater, and now there’s a rip! What do you do? Do you have to give it away or – even worse – throw it away? Nope. We’re here to show you that fixing a hole or a rip in a sweater doesn’t have to be as intimidating as it sounds. You can save that sweater and wear it for years to come with this simple trick. All you need is a needle, some coordinating thread and a couple of minutes to make that sweater good as new again.
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Jump on the zero-waste bandwagon with this clever produce bag created from an old T-shirt. Not only will you keep a worn-out garment from being thrown in a landfill but when you make one of these, you will keep hundreds of plastic produce bags from the trash heap as well. You don’t even have to know how to sew to satisfy your inner earth steward and be cute at the same time.