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DIY Tulle Skirt

Summer is ending and if you live anywhere like Phoenix, LA or Palm Springs you know your hot days are about to really hit! It’s never too late to make one of these skirts to wear in the fall.

Things You Will Need:

  • Satin 1-2 Yards
  • Tulle 8-10 Yards
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Elastic Belt
  • Dye

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First figure out your waist size, add 2 inches then divide it by 6.28. This will give you the radius for your waist.

Let’s start by cutting the tulle.  Take 1.5×1.5 yards of tulle and fold it in half. Next, take a pin and place it at the top middle of the fold. Attached a string that is the same length as your waists radius and use it as a guide to cut a half circle.

Keeping the tulle folded in half, add 20in to the end of the sting and repeat. Unfolded, you should have a circle cutout of tulle with a smaller circle in the middle (your waist size).

For the satin or silk, repeat the same steps as above using 1 square yard of fabric instead. Adjust the length of the skirt by 5 or 10 inches depending on preference.

 

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Sew a basting or straight stitch along the waist to keep tulle from sliding and moving around.

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For the waist band use a thick elastic belt and sew the ends together. Pin inside out the inner layer, tulle and elastic belt in the waist. There will be extra room with fabric so even it out around the elastic belt.

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Then once ready to sew pull and stretch elastic out with the skirt. this will bunch the tulle at elastic. once you finish the waist turn it inside right and you have a tulle skirt.

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DIY Children’s Storybook

Use this DIY for a artistic children’s book or something fun and different for your coffee table!

THINGS YOU WILL NEED:

  • Watercolors
  • Card Stock Paper
  • Scissors
  • Detail Scissors and or Exacto Knife
  • Hot Glue
  • Ribbon or Tape for Binding
  • Sewing Machine (Optional)

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Start by writing down the plot to a story and then simplify it! In this example, I chose Alice in Wonderland.  To learn how to make your own craft paper view my video. (CLICK)
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IMG_5989-1-1024x768Begin diving into your craft paper by cutting out different shapes and objects to create scenes from the story.
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Glue your papers down as you figure out what you want on each page. I used hot glue for a sturdier hold.

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Draw your characters and color them in. I cut the characters out and used a normal glue stick on white cardstock, then placed them in scene.
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Use a thick piece of cardboard or another material that is thick enough to be your hardback cover.

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Place each page in order like you would see in a book, with pages 1 and 2 facing down together and 3 and 4 doing the same, then so on. Using the tape or ribbon, hot glue it on the outside inner edges where the spine will be. Do the same to all pages. Hot glue the front cover to the back of page 1, and the back cover to the back of the last page. Easy binding!

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Greeting Cards

A fun way to use and reuse your watercolor scraps is to make your own custom greeting cards. Simply cut out different shapes. Hot glue for a solid hold and quicker dry. I used different size hole punchers, cut out different shapes like hearts or abstract triangles and squares. Super easy and fun! this can take anywhere from 30 minutes to hours depending on how many cards you make! Your friends and family will love them because its the thought that counts right? -Angela

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