In less than an hour you can make a lovely Christmas tree skirt. These fun and fast tutorials prove you don’t need to have the skills of a master seamstress to craft a wonderful holiday decoration for your families tree. And you don’t need allot of money either!
Or you can customize a store brought Christmas tree skirt by embroidering your families name on it.
Short on time but still want to make an impact? Well check out how our friends over at “Make it and Love it” crafted a great Christmas tree skirt with just a couple of yards of fabric and a beautiful brush fringe fabric trim. Click here to view the tutorial!
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Still not sure what to get for Dad this Father’s Day? Yes you could just head on down to the mall and get him yet another tie, but before you do, why not consider sewing (or crafting) him a special personalized gift this year. Need ideas or Inspiration? Check out this roundup of fun & easy tutorials we found online!
Help Dad keep his beloved iPad safe with this iPad Cover from Sew 4 Home. Its quick to sew and this great tutorial has tons of pictures and easy to follow step-by-step directions.
Dad will simply love these handmade personalized cufflinks. Check out the full tutorial at Tatertots and Jello.
Talk about a creative use for old,worn out ties!
FUN GIFTS KIDS CAN MAKE
With a little help from Mom, even the smallest members of the household can make something extra special for dad.
Some construction paper, markers, a ruler and a couple of pennies are all that’s needed to create this one of a kind special Father’s Day card that Dad will be sure to treasure for years.
This project is a bit more complicated so I wouldn’t attempt to make this with very young children, but it will definitely put a smile on dad’s face .
His Morning Coffee will Never be the same again!
This is one of those projects that looks more difficult than it is. Just purchase a plain coffee mug, and enamel paints then let your little artist create a one of a kind mug!
If you’re looking for a fast and inexpensive way to add a dramatic window treatment to your homes decor consider using fabric roman shades. Roman shades are blinds that, when raised, stack in rows known as pleats. They can be made in a variety of styles that can be chosen to fit the style of the room they are used in. Because they combine the room softening elegance of a draped fabric and the usefulness of a light blocking shade, roman shades are frequently referred to as fabric shades.
Making fabric shades can be a fun way to express your creativity and add a personal touch to your home’s decor.
Interested in making your own Fabric Roman Shades? Check out this easy tutorial at Home Decor Ideas.
Attention sewers and crafters have you heard the news? Those crafty folks over at Etsy are up to it again. On Friday, June 10, 2011 Esty is having their second-annual Etsy Craft Party and you’re invited!
It’s easy to get involved. You can either host your own party or attend one of the many events in your area. To Find or Host a Craft Party in your area, visit http://www.meetup.com/etsy/
And if you are planning on hosting your own party, Etsy and the Craft Party sponsors have posted a free downloadable Craft Party Kit containing how-to project instructions ,templates, party decor ideas, and other tips and ideas for hosting a party.
Whether you attend or host, you’re bound to have tons of fun getting together with friends and family to create fabulous crafts.
Looking for a creative way to make use of all those extra bits of fabrics leftover from your other sewing projects? Well then check out this fun and easy tutorial from Portabellopixie on creating roses from rolled pieces of fabric.
Every since PANTONE® ,the global authority on color for the fashion and interior design industry, announced that Honeysuckle was 2011’s color of the year I’ve been waiting to the see just how professional home decorators would incorporate this vibrant shade of reddish pink into their interior designs. And while I personally love this color, I couldn’t imagine how it could be tastefully incorporated into sophisticated, time-enduring designs. So I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled across these images on the internet on my travels this past week.
Tell me what you think, are these designs classics or trends gone wrong?
It’s a cold and snowy day here in Northern Massachusetts-the kind of day where the local weather person warns against traveling on the roads unless it is absolutely necessary. I was not able to heed this warning, so needless to say, it has been a very stressful day. And after finally putting my two year old son to bed I am ready to relax; a glass of wine, a little bit of bubble bath and my favorite novel….this is my sanctuary.
Creating a place in your home where you can unwind and recharge at the end of the day is an important thing you can do to safe guard your health. In this weeks post we’ll take a look at how some talented interior designers have used high-end upholstery fabric and trims to transform ordinary bathrooms into sanctuaries.
As always, if you’d like to contact any of the interior designers whose work is featured in this post, just click on the image to go directly to their site.