DIY sparkle shirt

When it comes to home made items,there are few things more satisfying and useful than home-made and hand-made clothing.This is a do it yourself project that you can not only take satisfaction in having made yourself from scratch – no indeed it’s much more than that. This is a project that you’ll actually be able to wear and take around with you in your daily life. The best kind of do it yourself project is one that will really last you a long time, and this is exactly that. Today we’re going to take a look at how you can design and create your very own sparkly shirt! Also, keep in mind that the techniques we go through here can be used on other items of clothing as well, such as fun knit skirts. Read on for the goods.

What You’ll Need

  • A pair of same sized button up shirts or t-shirts. This part is a bit optional – you can use just one shirt to simplify this project.
  • Glitter and sparkles.
  • (optional: Swarovsky crystals or mother daughter sister jewelry).
  • Superglue or a hot glue gun.
  • Needle and sewing kit.

What To Do

  1. You’ll want to start off by taking a couple of shirts of contrasting colors. As mentioned before, this step is a optional – if you’d like to simplify the project, simply take a shirt you’d like to use, and skip ahead.
  2. If you chose to use two shirts, you’ll want to cut them in half and sew them back together with your sewing kit along the backs seem – this will create a fun two-toned shirt.
  3. Using a light coating, use your sprinkles liberally along the lapels and sleeves of the shirt.
  4. The crystals, or rhinestones, should be applied to the back and front of the shirt. The simplest method involves simply spacing them at random, however you can also create fun patterns and designs. In either case, you’ll want to apply each stone individually with a superglue stick or a hot glue gun. Enjoy!

How to make a monster mask

Getting started

If you have already purchased a monster mask craft kit, then many of the supplies you will need to create your mask will already be included. These items include a mask mold, markers, paint, or craft clay. If you are making one from scratch, you can choose your own supplies to create your own unique mask. For example, you can paint a 3 oz paper cup  to and glue it to your mask to be your monster’s nose. If you use two, they can be the base for horns. Here are some custom mask ideas:

Paper bag monster

By taking a brown paper grocery bag, you can easily create a paper mask. This type of mask can be wrapped around your child’s face and fastened in the back by masking tape or thread. Measure around your child’s head, and make sure to add a couple of inches so that the mask can comfortably be adjusted. After you’ve cut holes for the eyes, your child can use markers, feathers, paint, or whatever they choose to decorate their mask.

Shaggy monster

If you have a plastic face mask, this will create a great base to create a shaggy monster mask. You can cut 2 inch pieces of yarn and glue one side of the yarn in bunches to imitate a shaggy hair appearance. Using construction paper to create a mouth with sharp teeth would add to the scary effect.

Masquerade masks

Masquerade masks are really convenient to use since many already come with elastic string for easy wearing. You can create scary designs on the plastic part of the mask, and then add fabric that drapes down over the rest of the face.

Since masks can be made out of paper, cardboard, plastic, clay, and other materials, you and your child can get creative when making your monster mask. What did you and your child choose to do for your monster mask?

How to make your own cigar box purse

 

People spend hundreds of dollars on a great purse, but not all of us can afford to spend that much on a purse. You don’t have to be a crafting expert to make you own cigar box purse. It’s cute and trendy, but pretty much costs you next to nothing. The best part is that you can decorate it exactly how you want. You can make it personal or a certain color to match certain outfits. Either way it’s a great investment of your time, but you won’t have to invest much money into this fabulous purse!

Here’s what you need:

– Empty cigar favor boxes

– Drawer handle

– Nail polish remover

– Paints

– Varnish spray

– Recycled leather

– Scissors

– Screws and a screwdriver

Here’s what you do:

  1. If your empty cigar box has stickers or stamps on it that you want to remove you use nail polish remover to get these off.
  2. Next your own do it yourself leather flower by cutting out a floral shape from an old leather jacket or purse that you are no longer using.
  3. Use paints, paint brush and your DIY leather flower to decorate your cigar box purse.
  4. Other items that you can use to decorate your cigar box purse include scrapbooking paper, rhinestones, embellishments, beads and anything you have in your craft room.
  5. Use your screws and screwdriver to attach the drawer handle to the side that will be the top of your cigar box purse.
  6. Use a varnish spray to coat and protect the entire cigar box purse.
  7. You’re ready to take your handmade cigar box purse out on the town!
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