Posts Tagged ‘fall’

DIY Tshirt Infinity Scarf Tutorial

Hello!

Okay, well I was  planning on doing this tutorial next week, but I just got really excited about it and just had to do it today. I have an AWESOME tutorial that ANYONE can do, and it is a lot of fun! With the cold weather coming, us crafters have to stay warm and stylish….but of course we want to do it with something that we made. This scarf will solve that problem 😉 Plus, this is another way to use those old tshirts! (However, I do recommend using a large or extra large shirt for these scarves.)

So, I hope that you enjoy this tutorial!

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Oh, I forgot to mention to cut off the hem at the bottom of the shirt. Then, you want to turn the “tube” sideways like this:

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In the picture above you can see what I call my “false seams.” I just hot glued the edges and folded inward to give the material a nicer finish.

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I think that this is such an adorable DIY! And, another good thing about it is that it took me less than an hour!

In my gray scarf (in case you were wondering) I actually cut a couple strips of a tie dye shirt that I never wear and included it into the scarf and it added a cute, fun effect. These would be an adorable addition to any fall or winter outfit. Please tell me what you think!

<3,

Craft-d-Girl

P.S. Oh, and remember to check out my last post on the latest info on my sleuth kits for sale(if you haven’t already).

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Bracelet Addiction?!

Well, I know that I have been making a lot of bracelets recently, but I really like the wrapped beaded bracelets. They’re easy, but they are really pretty! I also went to the craft store and when I saw these beads I just knew I had to use them in a bracelet. Making this type of bracelet is so addicting! So, this past week I have made two and a half more bracelets. Yes, I said a half because I was actually working on a third bracelet when I ran out of thread. And, of course, it is snowing now so no one should be on the road….Anyway, I took a picture of what I have done so far so that you can see it. Hopefully  I can get some thread soon.

Here they are:

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 On the white bracelet I used glass flower beads with clear swarovski crystals in between. Before and after the beads I did a loose square knot to give it a little bit of a beach-like feel.

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On the next bracelet I went for a little bit of a different style…although I can’t place exactly what category it would be in. It’s a little beachy, but I think it would look great with fall outfits also because of the dark string. The beads are shaped into cubes, so they are a little thicker than the other beads I have used so far. I thought that it would look a little strange if I had a thin string on the sides of thick beads, so I decided to braid the side supporting strings before sewing on the beads. It used more hemp and was a little more challenging, but I like the effect.

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I am really happy with the way they turned out! I especially like the white bracelet. It makes me want summer back!

Well, have a great rest of the week-end!

~Craft-d-girl

Cake Pops!

Well, as you may know, I have attempted to create cake pops this past summer(You can check out that post here), but they didn’t exactly turn out the way I wanted them to. I promised myself that I would not give up, and that I would try again.

This time I made cake pops using a  Babycakes cake pop maker. (Click the picture to go to the Babycakes website.) I actually felt that using the cake pop maker was cheating at first, but when I baked about 24 perfectly round cake pops in 15-20 minutes I was glad I used the cake pop maker. It is very easy to use! After making a batch for my family, I felt comfortable enough  to make some for my friend’s birthday.

The cake pop maker came with an instruction booklet that also had a bunch of recipes for cake and icing. I used the simple vanilla cake recipe, and used candy melts from A.C. Moore as the coating.

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Vanilla Cake Pop Recipe 

Makes about 4 dozen

Ingredients:

• 1½ cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• ½ cup butter, softened
• 1 cup sugar
• 2 eggs
• 2 teaspoons vanilla
• ½ cup milk
• Glaze or coating of choice
 
Directions:
1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
2. In a separate bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and creamy. Beat in
eggs and vanilla.
3. Alternately blend in flour mixture and milk into butter mixture, beginning and ending
with the flour mixture.
4. Fill each cooking reservoir with about 1 tablespoon of batter.
5. Bake 4 to 5 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a cake pop comes out clean.
6. Allow to cool and glaze or coat, as desired.
Thanks to http://www.thereviewstew.com for the recipe.
I also used candy melts to decorate the cake pops. I chose orange because it is more of a fall color. Of course, your options for decorating cake pops are endless! I have seen snowmen, Minnie Mouse, and present-shaped cake pops. Here are a few great websites for cute and easy cake pops:

Making cake pops is SO easy with the cake pop maker! If you try them out for yourself (or if you have any questions) please leave a comment!

Have a nice weekend!

-Craft-d-Girl

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