Happy Fridays: DIY Craft Projects!


Happy Fridays: DIY Craft Projects!

I sometimes wish I had a million dollars, could quit my job, and just craft all day long. We can dream can’t we 🙂 In all seriousness, I am a sucker for DIY craft projects. Not only are they usually a great deal cheaper they are also more special because it is something you made! I find that Pinterest is a great resource for all things crafty. If you are looking to do any sort of side project or makeover in your house, yard, work, etc, definitely check there first! So many ideas with a lot of materials you probably already have and may have been thinking of throwing away. DIY projects can also be a great way to make something with the kids, which I have highlighted in the example below. But first, some pretty images of my fave projects from this week!

Clockwise from top left: Flower vases out of old light bulbs, Pinwheels from colorful paper, Chalk painted mason jars for spices, and cotton and tulle fabric flowers!
Project – Patterned fabric from dye that exposes in the sun

I had never heard of such a thing before I saw this on the How About Orange blog earlier today! This is special dye that you can paint onto fabric and then expose in the sun to make it as dark as you want or as light as you want. But the best part, only the areas exposed to the sun will get darker, so you can create patterns by laying objects on top of it during exposure. In the above example they chose to use safety pins, but you could cut out shapes from paper, use lace, string – just about anything you can think of! This is a great project to do with kids. Ask them to pick objects they like and then use the patterned fabric to make pillows for their room, or a new little nap sack, even a T-shirt if you are ambitious!
The dye works on several other objects as well. Check out a few other ways to use it below:

Happy crafting…and Happy Friday!!

Kristen the designer
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