I was intrigued by all of those DIY t-shirt-to-tank-top tutorials on Pinterest and decided to try it one day. I used these instructions from the website Dollars, Sense and More: Des Moines Living on $10 or less (totally relevant to my life) and liked that she made a couple of amendments through trial and error. I decided to cut the straps thinner for comfort and breathability.
This is how mine came out:
It’s super comfy and the back is adjustable, you can tie it up higher or lower depending on the fit you’re looking for.
The ladies of Pretty Delicious talked about my homemade pizza on their website.
They also let me do a guest post tutorial of my Scrabble Tile Coasters a while back.
Thanks, Lia and Erin!
I had an old throw pillow whose cover was getting worn and boring, so I decided to change it up. I also bought a pack of four Dwell Studio cloth napkins on clearance at Target a long time ago, knowing that I would eventually do something with them. Match made in heaven!
First I lined up the seams of two of the napkins and attached them by sewing three buttons down the middle.
I laid the napkins face down, and placed the pillow on top of it, directly in the middle. I then folded the ends of the napkins in towards the pillow, just like you would wrap a present.
I pinned each corner in place, and then sewed them down to the pillow to keep the cover secure.
That was it! Altogether it was a 30 minute project.
Check out my Etsy shop and tell all your friends about it. You’ll notice a theme- I plan to stick to Scrabble tile crafts, which are my favorite to make and seem to be a big hit.
I found this idea on Pinterest and couldn’t believe I didn’t think of it myself. I got a set of popsicle molds from Casa.com, sliced up some strawberries and kiwi and threw them in. Then I filled them with pineapple juice, popped them in the freezer for a few hours, and they were good to go! So delicious and good for you too!
My friend Sharon made this adorable bulletin board, which I’ve hung in my new office at work. I love the color and it really helps brighten up the place a bit. You can snag one of your very own on her Etsy shop, OnlyLally.
I don’t plan to post many recipes, but this one is my absolute favorite and is super easy. Legend has it that my friend Jenn’s aunt (who is named Alicia, so I take partial credit for it) created it. It takes the amount of time it takes to make pasta, plus another two minutes. So quick!
You will need:
- Spaghetti or whatever pasta you have in the house
- Grape or cherry tomatoes
- Black olives
- Feta cheese
- Fresh basil
- Fresh garlic
- Olive oil
Cook the spaghetti and drain it in a colander. Sauté the garlic in olive oil in the same pot you used to cook the pasta, just for a minute- don’t burn the garlic. Take it off the heat and dump the pasta back in, mix it up with a little more olive oil. Toss in all the other ingredients.
I turned this thing that holds yogurt:
Into this thing that holds a plant:
I took a swatch of fabric that was leftover from the fabric-lined tray project, and cut it to the length of the container plus an inch to wrap under the bottom. I used modge podge to adhere the fabric to the container, and then put another couple of coats of modge podge on top to water- and dirt-proof it a bit. I used my handy household drill to punch a few holes in the bottom for drainage:
That’s it! It took all of 7 minutes plus drying and planting time.
I don’t have a before picture for you, but a while back I bought a lamp for $5 at a thrift store. It was off white with ugly brown flowers (I’m pretty sure brown flowers don’t exist in nature). I really liked it’s shape, though, so I bought it with the intention of doing something to fix it. I bought a glossy navy blue spray paint from Home Depot, laid out a bunch of garbage bags on the front stoop, and went to town. The lamp has four rings around it that I wanted to pop, so I decided to paint them white. This was the hardest part. I used painting tape around the bottom and top of each ring (one at a time) and carefully painted on layer after layer of white craft paint. I had to wait until each ring dried before moving onto the next so that I wouldn’t mess up the one before with the tape.
The rings still aren’t perfect, if you look closely, but I’m OK with that. I like the way it came out overall.
I don’t know if I came up with this idea myself or if I saw it somewhere. I have about 1,000 of the little replacement button bags that come attached to clothing. I never once have used these buttons, and the little bags pile up in a box on my dresser. So I dumped the buttons into my sewing box, saved a handful of the bags, and intend to use them for this:
To keep earrings safe when I travel! Or small necklaces. I’m not a sophisticated packer and tend to throw everything in a bag, so this will at least help to corral them and keep them from getting tangled.