5 fun summer DIY's to do with the kids (via the experts). July 08 2015, 0 Comments

You have these bags in your closet, you know the ones you no longer use. Just turn them inside out and make a fun design such as this cool potato stamp ice cream cones. Hello Wonderful

 

Print these babies up for free, add some yard for a hand stitch card. Handmade Charlotte

These are birthday crowns but my kid would rock one of these any day of the week. Small For Big

I'm such a sucker for a dream catcher...this will be the perfect art project on our family's upcoming vacation. Redetart

 

A DIY frame wall...this will keep your Pablo Picasso creating for the better part of the day. Artful Parent

 

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DIY leggings August 08 2013, 0 Comments

           

I found this DIY stripe legging pattern in kollabra and thought what a fun project. These leggings would be cute for toddlers(with safe fabric paint) as well as adults.

How to:

  • Fabric needs to be mainly natural fiber (a small percentage of lycra will be ok), this technique won't work on synthetic fabrics.  
  • Start by masking out the design. You can taped an inspiration design you have seen on pinterest or on a shopping site to the the side panel of a to brown paper to view while painting.  You can play around with different widths and spacing of your tape to create the design you want.
  • For this DIY normal black acrylic paint and mixed it with a textile medium was used. Put two parts paint to one part textile medium.  Mix together.

*If you want to use a light color, you need to mix with an opaque white fabric paint along with your textile medium. 

Start painting in the color combo you have chosen. Let Dry.

Peel off masking tape and voila!

 

 

 

 

Photo and instructions(modified by MB) Kollabra