DIY Back-To-School Supplies

It’s that time of year again… back-to-school for the kiddos (and even college students)! In today’s post, I will feature my TOP 3 DIY school supplies! We don’t have much time until school starts, so let’s jump right in, shall we??

Project Idea #1: Holographic Notebook Cover

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Make a holographic notebook cover with any word, phrase, or image you choose! Once you decide on the image, simply use scissors or a Cricut cutting machine to cut out your holographic vinyl.

Simply place on your notebook and you’re all set! Easy peasy!! 🙂


Project Idea #2: Fabric Pencil Bag

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Whether for a guy or gal, you can easily and professionally customize a pencil bag using Cricut’s printable Fabric!

There are tons of images and fonts available on Cricut’s website in either digital or cartridge form!

 


Project Idea #3: Custom Washi Pencils

cricut3Make custom, unique pencils easily with Washi sheets! It’s quick and easy! Simply cut a section to fit your pencil, remove backing from sheet, wrap, and your done!

P.S. You can also get FREE SHIPPING at Cricut.com on orders of $50+ this month by using the code AUGSHIP.

 

 


I trust these quick and easy project ideas inspired you today! Please feel free to share this post. Have a creatively fun time making these back-to-school projects!

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DIY Christmas Tree Garland (Save $$)

It’s nearing that time of year again… CHRISTMAS TIME!! This is a fun time of year for us crafters, huh?! We can make Christmas cards, decor, gifts, and so much more!  But for today, let’s tackle decorating.

I will be the first to admit that I am very frugal – but, frugality flies out the window when looking at the prices of some craft items. Nonetheless, I do try to find ways around it… which leads me into today’s tutorial!!

You see, I love the look of deco mesh on a Christmas tree and wanted to decorate our tree with it. So, I came up with this idea last year. Instead of weaving the costly deco mesh in and out of the tree, (thus, wasting it) why not just create “poufs” of deco mesh for the outside?! Afterall, the outside is what shows anyway! This way, not nearly as much deco mesh is used which can mean saving some money! Also, I find this method easier than weaving it in and out of the tree. So… let’s get started!!

Links to supplies: Scissors     Pipe Cleaners     Deco Mesh     Wire Cutters

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DIY Doggy Dress

Photo courtesy of womantoanother.com

Photo courtesy of
womantoanother.com

For this super cute project, it is my honor to introduce a very talented guest crafter! Nikell Jones is with womantoanother.com. On her website, she shares many DIY projects ranging from chic modest clothing, to how to make your own faux fur clutch! Her website is a place for women to share and learn from one another in a Christian environment. In addition to her wonderful DIY projects, she also shares devotionals, recipes, style, and nail art.

With her permission, we are going to learn from her how to make an adorable doggy dress! Add your own spin by using various colors, patterns, prints, and embellishments! For more information, please visit her website HERE.

Supplies Needed:

~Scrap Fabric~     ~Straight Pins~     ~Tape Measure~     ~Fabric Scissors~     ~Sewing Machine~     ~Iron/Ironing Board~     ~Buttons, Snaps, or Velcro~

Instructions:

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Photo courtesy of
womantoanother.com

STEP 1 – Start by measuring your dog’s length, neck, and girth.

STEP 2 – For the top piece, cut a rectangle that is half the girth by half the length. Then, for the skirt piece, cut a rectangle that equals the girth by half the length. Remember to add your seam allowance.

STEP 3 – Hem the top and sides of the top piece; and the bottom and sides of the skirt piece. Then, sew a wide stitch along the top of the skirt piece and gather it until it equals the width of the top piece or half of the girth. Place the top and skirt pieces right sides together, lining up the raw edges. Pin and sew.

STEP 4 – For the waist strap, cut a strip of fabric that equals half of the girth X 6″. This will create a strap that is 2 1/2″ wide. Fold and press (iron) the long edges in 1/2″. Then, fold the entire strip in half and press, making sure to tuck the ends. Then, place one end of the strip on top of the dress just above the seam that connects the top and skirt. Try it on your dog to make sure the fit is snug but not too tight. Pin and sew following along the previously created stitches.

STEP 5 – For the neck strap, cut a strip of fabric that equals your dog’s neck measurements X 6″. Fold and press the long edges in 1/2″. Then, fold the entire strip in half and press, making sure to tuck the ends. Place the strap along the top edge of the dress, lining it up with the outer edge. Pin and sew one side in the same manner as you sewed the waist strap. Finish by attaching Velcro (or snaps) to the unattached ends of both the neck and waist strap.

Tips/Ideas:

~Embellish with buttons, or however you so choose.

~This project is a great way to utilize scrap pieces of fabric.

~Make dresses in various colors/themes to go with the time of year and season!

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