When I first saw this braided hex nut bracelet on Pinterest and I knew I had to make one. It’s a quick and easy project to make for less than $5 and looks great stacked with all your other bracelets.
These Paper Poofs are a simple way to add a big splash of color to your next party or any time you need a little extra color in your life.
This season printed jeans are everywhere. Some of the best styles have a very faded, hand printed look and a tropical, floral feeling.
What you’ll need to make your floral printed jeans:
- One pair of white jeans
- Fabric paint
- Floral stencil CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
- X-acto knife
Download and print out your stencil I recommend printing it on a heavy card stock, regular paper wont hold up under the fabric paint. I also printed two stencils and alternated them as I printed. This will keep them from wearing out too quickly.
Use an x-acto knife to carefully cut out the stencil. I also recommend using scissors to cut around the stencil, this will make it easier to see your placement.
Lay out your jeans on a flat surface and decide how you’re going to place your stencil to create your design over the entire surface of the jeans. (Make sure to keep your stencil in the same direction, there is definitely a top and a bottom. If you don’t your pattern can get really messed up.)
You’ll want to do this before you start stamping.
Pour some of your fabric paint into a small bowl. A good idea right now is to test out your paint and stencil on some paper or scrap fabric to know how it will look before you start painting on your jeans.
Place your stencil on the jeans and hold it firmly in place while you start to fill in the stencil with the sponge.
The paint will fade as you use it up on the sponge, this can create a really nice effect. I suggest you use that to your advantage and don’t try to keep the sponge full of paint. The thicker the paint on the jeans the stiffer it will be when it dries.
Once you have painted the front of your jeans allow the paint to dry (usually a couple hours) before turning them over to paint the other side.
While your jeans are drying carefully wipe the excess paint off the stencil and set it out to dry as well.
Once you have finished painting both sides you need to wait about 72 hours before wearing or washing your jeans. When you do wash them make sure you turn them inside out before putting them in the washer. This will help to keep the paint from fading.
Washing will also soften the paint.
The weather has taken a sunny turn here in Seattle and the weekend looks promising!
All images are from Pinterest
In order clockwise starting at top left:
The picture of the bar cart is from Lilly Pulitzer.
Infuse you room with the scent of orange with these simple tea lights.
In this super easy DIY I’ll show you how to make your own candles with an orange and a bit of olive oil.
Cut the orange in half and scoop out the pulp. Make sure you leave the center white part for a wick on the bottom half of the orange. On the top half scoop out the pulp as well and cut a small shape in the center top. (I made a star.)
Pour a small amount of olive oil into the bottom half of the orange and you’re ready to light your candle.
I must warn you that lighting this candle takes some patience. It will take awhile for the wick to light but once it does it will burn for quite a long time.
If you have any suggestions or if you’ve made this and have any tricks please let me know in the comments.