Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Lovely hair tie for you or your Teddy Bears

Have you ever thought about making cute bobby pins hats by reusing bottle caps? Give a special touch to your elegant look by creating these tiny hair accessories. It is very simple and easy to do. Check out the directions and the video below.
You will need:
- bobby pins;
- bottle caps;
- cardboard (you can use cereal cardboard);
- krylon fusion in black or whatever color you like;
- tulle;
- plastic lids;
- feathers;
- spray paint;
- scissors;
- small ribbon flowers;
- hot glue gun.
Directions: First you take the cardboard and cut out circles from it. The circles should be about 1/4″ to 3/8″ larger than the circumference of the lid. Now you have to glue the lids to the center of the cardboard circles, after that spray them in your desired color (the color used in the tutorial is black) and then leave them to dry. Glue the ribbon around the bottle cap then take a small piece of tulle and glue it on. After that, take a small flower and glue it over the tulle and glue the bobby pin under the cardboard. Finished! Now you have a cute hair accessory made by your own hands in a matter of just a few minutes. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10 minute Chicken Bean bags

down load the PDF for a quick pattern

1: Basically, you just lay out the pattern pieces in the upper right corner of the long rectangle of fabric.

2: Bring the bottom of the fabric to the top with the fold along the bottom. Pin to keep beak and details in place. Stitch top and right side, leaving left side open.

3: Turn right side out. Add an eye. You can hand sew this or use a sharpie pen like we did. Very gently so that it doesn’t bleed.

4: Fill 1/3 with fiber fill and 1/3 with rice or small beans. Leave the rest open to allow room to close the bottom.

5: To turn your bean bag into a pyramid shaped one vs. a flat square, line up your seams so that the side seam lies flat as the back of the chicken. The front seam where the beak is and the back seam will line up and it will turn into the pyramid shape.  Turn under raw edges and pin closed.

Stitch to close

Thanks to Gluesticks for photo and tutorial

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