Saturday, August 29

No Fail DIY Marker Coffee Cup

No Fail DIY Marker Coffee Cup - this uses the correct markers! PaintedByMe Markers, made for Ceramic.

Doodling on coffee cups is a lot of fun, and there is a highly popular tutorial online that suggests that you can make a great DIY marker coffee cup using permanent markers. Unfortunately, this technique ends up in a fail more often than not! Instead, why not use the right markers for ceramic and doodle your way to an awesome coffee cup? Start with Painted By Me ceramic markers and your project will last a long time!

Find out how easy it is to make this No Fail DIY Marker Coffee Cup:


Thursday, August 27

Floral Polka Dot Mugs

I have always loved florals and I am super exited that they are coming back in style. Right at this very moment I'm rocking gray sweatpants with big, pretty pink roses all over. And while it was pouring this morning they were quite comfy and warm, at the moment they are a bit too hot. But they are pretty so I'm still wearing them! 

Wanting to bring a pop of color to my new black and white dishware scheme it seemed a brilliant idea to make my very own mugs. This way I get to pick the exact colors and style. In the end I love them so, so much!

Wednesday, August 26

Yarn Wrapping Bottles: The Easy Way

Wrapping twine around bottles is one of the oldest handcrafts in the western world. Hundreds of years ago, people would use elaborate series of knots to incase glass bottles, not only as a form of decoration, but as a way to mark their property (things could get confusing down at the town water well!). The craft has come a long way since then, and wrapping yarn around bottles with glue has since taken over, but, if you have ever tried to wrap yarn around a non-straight surface you know the truth: it's actually really hard. You think it'll be easy - but it isn't; the glue slip-slides on the glass and the yarn rides up as you move along making it so you have to stop and let the glue dry every inch or so. It isn't easy....or shall I say, it wasn't easy

Good news! I found the secret ingredient that makes this process super easy. No more messy glue globs or wrestling the yarn from keeping it from creeping up as you work along. 
Want to know how you can turn one out in under 30 minutes? Let's go!

Tuesday, August 25

No-Sew Superhero Cape

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Here's a classic I recently adapted from my second book, Generation T: Beyond Fashion, because, hey,  it's superhero season (okay, okay, when is it not...). A plain T-shirt is the key ingredient to this phonebooth-like transformation. Whether you're a superhero at rest, or in action (leaping tall buildings in a single bound, racing faster than a locomotive, and generally exercising capabilities beyond those of mortal men (and women) -- you know, the usual), this cape has got you covered. Well, partially covered. The superhero in my household requested an orange lightning bolt on his cape, so once I created the basic shape, I made a couple of stencils I could layer to get the two-color effect.

Monday, August 24

Dolce & Gabbana Inspired DIY Doodled Shirt

Inspired by Dolce & Gabbana fall 2015, you can create a fun allover design with doodles using Tulip’s Fabric Markers on a plain white cotton shirt to make a DIY Doodled Shirt. Keep your lines moving and energetic with a childlike feel to create a whimsical conversation print that can be worn dressed up or down for fall. I seriously love these fabric markers! You can use them in so many ways and you always get great color that stays! Let’s get started!

Sunday, August 23

Cinderella Silhouette Pillow: DIY

 I have a Co-Worker who absolutely LOVES Cinderella. In a couple of weeks she is leaving us to pursue bigger and better things and to me it is very bittersweet.  I am so very proud of her and I really hate to see her leave our team but like all things that grow and become better they can not stay in the same place.  I am making her a few going away gifts to reminder her that she, like Cinderella, 
is Courageous and Kind and to never forget it!
  We love you Christy!
Lots of <3

Thursday, August 20

First Day of School Signs

Because you only start Pre-K and First Grade once (hopefully) it seemed signage was in order. When I ship the kids off to enrich their little minds and ween them off of the iPad next week I will have these fun Poster Puffy Paint signs hand to take their picture with. I can't wait. No really, I love my kids, but I CAN'T WAIT.
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