DIY T-shirt necklace

teal and brown fabric,necklace locket Creative Commons | Stacie | http://www.flickr.com/photos/35754040@N04/6265530680/ A little creativity can surely help you create some beautiful accessories. You can make some amazing necklaces and match them with different clothing items. All you need to make some stylish fabric necklaces is an old T-shirt and scissors. Here are some steps to help you make chic necklaces at home:
  • Take a teal and brown fabric T-shirt and cut its body into quarter-inch strips. Made of 100% cotton, these T-shirts are soft and firm enough to make a necklace.
  • Cut the hem off this T-shirt as you will not be using it.
  • Now cut out the desired amount of strips from the T-shirt.
  • Stretch all the strips out one by one and do this until they are really thin.
  • Cut one more quarter-inch strip out of the T-shirt and cut this one further in half.
  • You can skip cutting the last strip by knitting the strips and tying the side of your necklace.
  • Now put the necklace straps around your neck and hold them all on one side.
  • Finally, use the braided or knit strips to tie the necklace on the sides so they are not loose.
  • You can hide the ends of the strips by either cutting them off or tucking them underneath.

Once you are through all these steps, your home-made, recycled necklace is ready. You can use the left out or fresh strips to make a necklace locket. Take an old stone studded locket, put that in the strip and one more great necklace is ready for you. You can use two strips of different colors to make a livelier necklace. You can also take a locket necklace and use its chain along with the T-shirt strips. This will give your necklace a metallic touch. Now pair these unique necklaces with different garments and give yourself a nice look! read more

Best of the Web No. 23

Craft Corners Best of the Web, wire cube organizer

Crafts are for everyone to enjoy. It’s amazing what you can craft with recycled goods and materials around your home! Each one of this week’s features are full of amazing, entertaining, and heartfelt crafts perfect for anyone of any age. With the arrival of summer, enjoy your downtime with unlimited fun and learning with these super quick crafts. These crafts are great ideas for summertime arts and crafts. Show your kids how to use their imaginations with these easy-to-do tutorials! read more

How to decorate your yard with pumpkins

 jack-o-lantern

 One of our favorite holidays around here on Craft Corners is Halloween. That’s simply because there are so many fantastic decorating ideas! And one of the old classics for Halloween time is decorating your yard with the seasons most popular flora, the pumpkin. We’ll be giving you a few quick tips on how you can easily make sure that  your yard is not only festive, but ready for any trick-or-treaters.

What you need

  • Personalized pumpkin
  • Pumpkin carving kit scoop
  • Pumpkins
  • Stencils
  • Tea lights
  • Inexpensive dish
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    How to be the walking dead

    white out halloween contact lenses,boy zombie costume Creative Commons | By Bob Jagendorf (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobjagendorf/8064366541/)

    Halloween is around the corner and excitement is in the air! Choosing a good Halloween costume can be a challenging especially if you want to look unique. You can look distinct even in the common outfits if you use your outfit and makeup creatively. One great idea is transforming into the walking dead this Halloween. Here are some of the tools which you’ll need to gather up before getting ready for this look.
    • White contact lenses
    • Red water color/corn syrup/pancake syrup
    • Eye shadow
    • Baby powder
    • Foundation

    Follow the under mentioned steps and you will be able to look like a real Zombie or living dead.

    • Pick baggy clothes

    You can pick some baggy clothes for this project. Don’t go for the latest clothing items because they will not give you a realistic look. Moreover, they will get stained and ruined. Girls can pick an old and baggy night gown whereas boys can go for bigger size tees and jeans. If you want a more intense look then you can pick a dramatic Halloween costume. You can pick a ghost face boy zombie costume or a bonehead costume that will be perfect to bring the look together. read more