Upcycle old jeans into a jacket

  Guest Blogger: Stephanie Albright from My ‘Lil Pumpkin Patch You’ve probably seen all kinds of “up-cycled” projects all over the internet. By “up-cycle,” I mean taking one item and making something else out of it. For example, buy a men’s sweater at the thrift store and turn it into a cute dress for a toddler girl, or some old drapes could be made into reusable brightly colored handbags. There are many ideas for up-cycling on the internet these days. This past month, as I was sorting through my craft stash and trying to down-size, I came across a pair […]

How to make a decorative mask

  Making your own mask can be fun and exciting. Handmade masks come in handy for themed events such as Halloween parties or a masquerade ball. They also make perfect gifts for family and friends. Here are some items you will need to make a great mask at home: A plain plastic mask Assorted feathers Acrylic craft paint A black marker A decorative stud Craft glue Invisible rubber thread A small drilling machine or screwdriver Follow these steps to help create the perfect mask for your event: Color your plain white Zucker plastic mask with gold or silver craft paint. […]

How to make your own colored jeans

This spring wearing pastel colored jeans is in fashion. Instead of buying a new pair of colored jeans, I am planning to make my own. I already own an old pair of white jeans and plan to color that to give it a new look. With a few easy instructions you can make your own trendy looking colored jeans at home. What you need: Rit dye Pair of old white jeans Bucket Hot water How to do it: I love pastel colors and have chosen lavender color for the same. Rit dye has around 500 colors to choose from so […]