Thursday, August 22, 2013

Damask Light Switch/Outlet Covers

Hey Everyone!

I'm in the process of completing my daughter's room. Her room will be damask and pink. I have been buying stuff left and right for it and now it's time to actually start creating stuff! I can't remember where I got the idea for this project, I actually think it was off Etsy. (There was NO way I was going to pay $10 for a custom light switch cover!) 

I love the way they turned out. I used Tombo and a glue/water mix to attach the paper. I will be spraying them with this sealer. Although, I have it in matte finish so i'll be buying it in gloss. These were super easy and REALLY cheap. Considering the sealer is only $3.98 and the paper was on sale for $.30. You can use your existing light plate covers. I did make 6 of these and used 1 piece of 12x12 paper and had a little left over. (I would suggest cutting the paper 5 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in for both these.) I bought the paper at Hobby Lobby when it was on sale for 50% off, of course!

Also, you'll want to paint the screws that you'll be using too. Don't forget this part, having bright white screw heads with these covers would not look good. I'll be painting mine black with spray paint. 

Good luck! :)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Crew Socks = Baby Leggings

Hey Everyone!

On my last post I made Baby Leggings with knee high socks. This time I'm going to show you how to make them with crew socks. I do prefer the knee high socks, but sometimes I find super cute crew socks! The best thing is, the crew socks were in packs of two for $1.00, so they ended up being $.50 a piece! So let's get to it!

Here's the crew socks (Along with one of the knee high socks) that I bought at Dollar Tree.

1. Turn the sock inside out and put the heel of it like this. You'll want to put both sides of the heel together and sew them. I know I'm not explaining this good, I'm not sure how to better explain this!

2. Sew the heel.

3. Cut the heel part off, making sure not to cut over your sewed line.

4. Keep the sock inside out and go to the toe area. Cut off a little bit of the top. DON'T cut the whole toe area off. I cut above that line.

5. Fold down about 1/4 of an inch and sew.

And here they are finished. The line where I sewed the heel doesn't really bother me because I put them on to where it hits behind the knee. You can't really see the line.

The baby is sleeping now or I'd take a picture and show you!

Good luck!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

1 Dollar Baby Leggings, Yes Please!

Hey Everyone.

So since I became a stay at home mom, I've been doing a LOT more craft projects. My DH laughs every time I start a sentence with, "I saw this on Pinterest..."

I've also become a lot cheaper, since going down to one income. So when I saw baby leggings on the internet, I fell in love with them! The ones that I loved were $10-$12, which wasn't bad.. but I knew I could make them since seeing something like this. (On Pinterest of course!)

While shopping at Dollar Tree tree, I saw they had packs of knee socks for $1.00 (of course!). So, I bought one of each. They also had two packs of crew ones for $1.00 (I bought those too!). The crew ones are a little harder to make.. I'll make a tutorial later! Since it's back to school time, I believe they're stocking these cute socks right now!

So here's the tutorial!

1. Cut the sock above the heel part. This only works for KNEE SOCKS. If you're doing crew socks, they're going to be too short. Don't worry, I'll post a tutorial for those later.. sometime.

2. Turn the sock inside out and pin a little less than half an in. around. I'm not sure how to better explain this, just look at the picture below. Make sure you pin it though- trust me. When I made my first pair for the 4th of July, the sewing was not straight at all.

 3. Sew it. It helps to pull it tight when you're sewing it.

4. Turn it inside out again! Ta Da!! Baby Leggings!!

Here they are on my baby! I had to put her on her stomach because she kept moving her legs on her back. Ignore her outfit. I just wanted to show you how they looked on a baby.

Good luck! :)