Crepe Paper Calla Lily Tutorial

This is a video tutorial showing how to create Calla Lilies out of crepe paper!

Time needed: ~1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

 

If you have a question, feel free to comment!

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Crepe Paper Daffodil Tutorial

This is a video tutorial showing how to create daffodil flowers out of crepe paper! These are such bright and cheery flowers that will brighten up any space.

Time needed: ~1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • Crepe paper or party streamers
  • Floral wire (18 gauge or larger)
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Floral tape

Feel free to comment if you have questions!

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Crepe Paper Flower Bouquet Tutorial

This is a video tutorial to create this bouquet of flowers out of crepe paper!

This video was made with Mother’s Day in mind, but they would of course work for other occasions! In this tutorial, we’ll make roses, blue bell flowers, and branches of leaves.

 

Time needed: ~3 hours

Difficulty: Intermediate

Materials:

  • Crepe paper
  • floral tape
  • wire (I used 24 gauge in this video, but I strongly recommend 18 gauge or larger – this way you won’t have to wrap 3 together to make the stems)
  • glue gun
  • scissors

 

If you have questions or if you make this, I’d love to hear from you!

 

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How to Ombré Dye a Shirt (Single Color)

 

People call it different things – dip dye, ombre, gradient – whatever you call it, this video tutorial shows how to make it!

This project uses one color of dye and fades into the color of the shirt. It takes a little time, but is actually really easy to create!

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~1 hour

Materials:

  • Shirt
  • Hanger
  • Bucket or other container
  • Spoon
  • Dye (I used this dye in Navy blue)

FAQ:

  1. Can I do this with other things besides shirts?

Yes! It should work with other items, but be aware that the material they are made out of may affect how the dye will look. 100% cotton typically takes dye best.

2. What temperature should the dye be?

It depends on the dye you use, but it is usually best to use hot water in the bucket of dye. You’ll definitely want to use hot water for the rinse – hot water will set the dye.

3. Where should I put the shirt while it sits for 24 hours?

It works great to leave it on the hanger and hang it up outside for the 24 hours. If you can’t do that, hang it over a bath tub or sink where drips of dye won’t stain anything.

 

This is a messy project, and it’s best to do it outside, like I did, if you can.

If I didn’t answer your question, feel free to comment it below 🙂

 

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Paper Easter Basket Tutorial

This is a video tutorial to create an easter basket out of paper!

This has been my most popular project to date (over 1,000,000 YouTube views – can’t believe it!) so I decided to create a blog post with some of the most asked questions.

FAQ:

  1. What kind of glue should I use?

I used hot glue in this video because it is what I personally prefer for this project. It holds very fast and strong, which makes putting the together the basket easy. If you don’t have hot glue, that is just fine. A glue stick would probably be the next best choice, but don’t be afraid to try whatever you have on hand 🙂

2. What kind of paper is best for this?

Thicker/heavier weight paper such as card stock or construction paper is ideal. It will hold the shape better when you’re putting it together and will be stronger for what you put in the basket. That said, you can any kind of paper or even newspaper. It should still work, it just might not be as easy to work with.

3. My paper isn’t long enough?

That’s ok! Cut it into the one inch strips, and just glue two pieces together to make one long piece. Art supply/craft stores should have some paper that is long enough for this, also.

4. What are the measurements you used in centimeters (instead of inches)?

Here is a conversion of the measurements this video:

1 inch = 2.54 cm

14 inches = 35.56 cm

18 inches = 45.72 cm

4 inches = 10.16 cm

You can also google “in to cm” and it will bring up a conversion tool.

5. How long does this take to make?

It can vary, but for most it probably takes 45 minutes to an hour.

6. How big is the finished basket?

It is about 4 x 4 x 4 inches – it is square.
If I didn’t answer your question, feel free to comment below 🙂

 

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DIY World’s Best Dad Holographic T-Shirt

This week we’re creating this “World’s Best Dad” holographic shirt for Father’s Day!

Here are the .PNG files for cutting machines. You’ll just need to download them and open them up in your machine’s software.


Here are the patterns to use if you’re going to do the hand cut/freezer paper method:

worldsbestdadshirt

Hand cut – world’s best dad

hand cut – world’s best grandpa

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, pugdemonium.

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DIY Light-up American Flag

This video tutorial shows how to create a lighted american flag using christmas lights!

I used incandescent lights, or mini lights, for this project. Here are the links to the ones I used, if you’re interested:

Blue Lights

Red Lights

White Lights

 

Difficulty: Intermediate

Time needed: >1 hour

Materials:

  • light sets (above)
  • plastic board (such as an old campaign sign)
  • screwdriver or something else to make holes in the board
  • electrical tape

 

If you have leftover lights, just tape them or tie them to the back of the board.

**Disclaimer: Due to the nature of this project, I would recommend only placing this decoration outdoors. Don’t leave it unattended (when it’s plugged in) for long periods of time – always keep an eye on it, and unplug it if no one will be home. If you can, use led lights, as they get less hot. **

 

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Ribbon American Flag Tutorial

This video tutorial shows how to create an American flag out of ribbon. This looks great on a door in place of a wreath!

You could definitely make other flags using this method, or just hang pretty colors of ribbon. There’s a lot of ways to change it up!

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: >30 minutes

Materials:

  • a twig or thin wooden rod
  • twine or string
  • blue ribbon
  • red ribbon
  • white ribbon
  • hot glue

I purchased all my colors of ribbon at Hobby Lobby.

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“Sweet Land of Liberty” America Shirt Tutorial

The 4th of July is almost here! Here is a diy patriotic shirt that would be perfect for the occasion. This design was created by hand in Adobe Illustrator.


If you don’t have a cutting machine such as a Cricut or Silhouette, you can still make this! Towards the end of the video I go over a method for hand cutting this design using an Xacto knife. I’m sure a google search would also turn up other resources out there about this subject.

 

Here for the .PNG files:

Here is the file for hand cutting: Sweet Land Hand cut File

 

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

 

I will post the .SVG file here for purchase as soon as it is posted. You definitely don’t need to buy it – but sometimes it is nice to have other files types and they are a bit more work to make.

 

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