Safety pins are not just for holding things together. The first thing that comes to mind is the old fashion cloth diaper , a broken bra strap and many other things. The other day I was reading a fashion magazine and came across a picture of a handbag decorated with pins . The bag was very cute .I bought a box of safety pins and decided to create something. From the box of pins I made a necklace,three bracelets and a pair of earrings. My daughter allready has her eyes set on them .I hope you like my designs and try to make them, they are easy to make just be carefull when working with pins .Also this is not a project for young children. If you decide to make them, the materials are the folowing.
-box of safety pins
-sheet of felt
-sewing needle with wide eye
-small seed beads
When creating with duct tape dont just use tape .I love to use flowers, pins ,and stones to give my designs a more creative look. If you line your bags with fabric the bag is more durable. You could also use flet as a backing for your design. Velcro the sticky kind is good to use for closures. Bag handles can be made of chains , but they have to be reinforced. I forgot to tell you that you can use lace.I use lace on my bags and belts. Ribbons are also great .I am sure that you have an old belt with no use hanging in your closet. Take out the buckle,and use it ,give it a new life. If you have an old necklace use it as a handle . Pin a flower or use velcro to hold it.
I must confess that I got hooked on desingnig accessories with Duck Tape.At first I thought it was kind of stupid ,but when I took the first roll of tape Igot hooked. The first project I made was a Michael Jackson jacket .The jacket was a hit. The more I used the tape the more intricate my designs got. I have designed handbags, wallets ,bracelets , belt, and flowers out of Duck Tape.The posibility is endless, just follow these rules.
Rules To Follow
1.Work on a clean and smooth surface.
2.If you have long hair pull it back or it will get stuck on the tape.
3.Make sure that your nails have no nail polish ,your nails will get ruined.
4.Make a drawing of your design .
5.Make a paper pattern of design.
6.Use Duck Tape brand of tape it is the best to use.
7.When you start taping make your pieces are larger than you need.
8.Start by cutting pieces 2 inches long .
Spring is coming, I cant wait for it to arrive,Its going to be very exciting for the fashion conscious woman .This spring I will be adding more accessories and a splash of color to my wardrope. My wardrope is very basic lots whites,black,and beige, but I promise myself that I am going to spice it up. Accessories add a dash of newness to your clothes .A scarf or neckerchief can be that item . By adding a new piece of jewelry any outfit can be updated . This spring there are many looks and I am sure that you can make one of theses looks your favorite . We can divide the looks it into 4 categories.The Modern look ; The Romantic ; The Feminine and the Cosmopolitan Look.
The Modern Look
The '' Modern Look'' is a look for that girl that is ahead of her time ,she is sexy,likes to wear lots of mixed chains,chunky bracelets,wears leather,and loves bold colors. The color palate for the modern girl is whites, yellow,black,orange,light greys. The Romantic Look
The '' Romantic Look'' When I think of this look I thihk of the 40's feminine dresses lots of pretty lace ,flowers and fruit prints.Think straw hats and sunglasses . Long glass beaded necklaces beatiful flower pins.Colors white,beige, pink,soft blue,denim.Some fashion magazines are showing beatiful very feminine floral dresses worn below the knee and a skinny belt.
The Feminine Look
The '' femenine look '' buy something with a touch of lace,or satin .Sheer fabric in soft colors like pink ,blues nude .If you buy jewelry ,buy a bracelets with bows and long pearl necklaces , these can add a feminine touch to the look. Add a pastel top handlebag or feminine clutch, the look is very soft and girly.
The Cosmopolitan Look
This look is very free spirited you could wear multi fabric designs and still look good .Animal prints tribal prints are also in style.Add a longmultistring necklace and large multi media bracelets like wood ,shells turqouise beads and you are set.Colors reds ,yellow,orange,chocolate,indigo and greens are the main colors for this look.The color khaki is also going to be very strong color for 2010 .Think orange/khaki ,red /khaki. This can be completed with tied-dyed a blouse ,dress ,and skirt. 'Also importat are batiks,and ikats these are ethnic designs ,that will be important in 2010.
I made these cards out of felt and stock paper. They are very simple to make and you can even make them with your children!
The material used are sheets of stiff felt red, pink, white or any color want. You also would need sheets of stock paper that are usually used for scrapbooking. They are available in beautiful designs and colors. I used some more white stock paper for the inside of cards but if you have just regular white computer paper this is just as good for the inside of the cards !
Another great idea is instead of cards you can make mini bags by sewing the sides and adding handles!
Cupcakes mini or regulars size can be an alternative to a cake! They look cute placed on a cupcake stand and taste delicious. You could purchase them and make your friends beleive you made them or just make them yourself and add some personal touch!
When selecting you party favors think of all your options. First and foremost have your budget in mind. I bought the small candle jars, pink cookie cutters, mini picture frames, butterfliesand ribbons all at Michaels. I used the circut Personal Electronic Cutter to make tags . You could cut shapes like flowers and hearts. These tags could be tied to your party favors with beatiful ribbons. Your inexpensive favors will look expensive and lovely!
I planned my future daugther in law bridal shower in one week. The decorated table was very easy to make.
All it took was a folding table, roll of tulle, inexpensive beige fabric and a glue gun.
I first measured the top of the table for the width, then I added an extra yard for gathers. Measure how long you want it to be then sew by hand. Its does not have to look perfect. It'll look like a skirt. Put the skirt aside.
Take a piece of fabric place on top of table, it's going to look like a short table cloth. Take any heavy duty tape and run it around the to hold the short table cloth you made.Take the skirt and glue it to the table edge, or you can just tape it .
Last cover the edge with ribbon or a piece of fabric.