My lil' man attends a private school and so of course they have to wear uniforms. Well, the school is very strict about what accessories could be worn. There aren't too many options. Well, I wanted to give the girls something extra and cute that they can wear in school and still be "in code". So I created this flower clip using a kanzashi style fold and using a used uniform that I received from a teacher when I told her what I wanted to do.
I presented it to the principal to get her ok for the girls to use in school and she said yes. So I made a few and donated it to one of their events so the girl's could get them. And let me tell you .... they were a hit! I wish I had enough time (and money - since uniforms are so expensive) to make every girl in the school one of these or the headbands. I'll just keep going though with what I have.
Here's a headband I also created -notice its a different petal shape ...
Here is a different headband in my hair ...
If you are interested in a tutorial, give me a shout in the comments section.
So this is the post I promised back in February that I never did post. It's my t-shirt scarf ...
Sorry for the blurry picture. I took this with my cell phone camera.
As I made this I forgot to take pictures but really it is easy.
1. Flatten out the t-shirt you are going to use.
2. Using the large part of the t-shirt, trace a large plate around the t-shirt.
3. So now you have a large circle on the t-shirt. Cut out the circle.
4. Pick a point anywhere on the outside part of the circle and start cutting a spiral.
5. Keep cutting until you reach the center.
6. Pull/stretch the t-shirt and voila!
Do this about 3-4 times to get the super ruffles.
NOTE: If you use a large or extra-large t-shirt, you can get lots of circles on the t-shirt. If you use a small plate, you may have to connect the t-shirts to make a longer scarf.
In case this is still confusing, I will try to post a picture within the next month. So stay tuned!
I've been MIA for a bit because I was taking classes to get my 90-hour certificate so that I can teach preschool again. See I used to teach preschool several years back but stopped after having my lil' man. Well, he's bigger now and is in school, so I'm going back to teaching again. Woo-hoo! I'm so excited.
Enough of that ... Over the past couple of months, as my stress reliever I did do some crafts but didn't have the time to post. Well, I have time now, so here's my rope crafts....
This is a coffee can that I wrapped in nylon rope from the Dollar Store. Now it houses my pens nicely. Yes... the flowers you see are my flower pens. Here's a picture of the can during the gluing process.
Inspired by a basket I saw at Starbucks, I also made this this from a cardboard box and then wrapped it in the same nylon rope...
Here's the box that inspired me....
Now I know mine is nowhere near as nice as the Starbucks basket, but it does it's duty. Hides things while still looking presentable ~ and it matches my kitchen color.
Since I had some rope leftover, I decided to cover a left over ribbon spool...
It now holds little trinkets inside. I could go further and paint the inside or cover it with fabric. That will have to be for another rainy day.