Monday, April 16, 2012

Three Fabulous Fashion DIYs {Guest post}

Johanna Kautt from Be Thou My Vision has kindly taken the time to do a DIY guest post for us today!! I'm super excited, and I hope you are too! This lovely young lady is not only a great friend, but also a talented crafter!! Check out her blog, and please show her some love in the comments and on her blog ;) 

When my dear friend, Katrine, asked me to guest post for her, I was completely ecstatic! Thank you for asking me! :)

I've got three small and easy DIY projects for you.

Tutorial number one (Woodlands Flower Hair-clip):

Supplies: needle and thread, scissors, fabric scraps, hair clip, applique. 

Start out by cutting three circles (about the size of a tennis ball in 
circumference). Turn the raw edges under. Start gathering 
all the way around. You are making a yo-yo.  

Once you have gone all the way around the circle, pull the 
thread as tight as you can (without breaking the thread). 
Anchor and knot.

This is what your finished yo-yo should look like.

After you have made three (total) yo-yos, sew 
them in a straight line, like that shown above.

Then attach your little applique to the side 
of one of the yo-yos.

You can also attach felt to the bottom, to make it have more 
stability, and to add a whimsical touch.

I cut the moss around the shape of the yo-yos.

Next you attach the yo-yos to the hair-clip. 
Tada, you have your woodlands flower hair-clip! :) 
Tutorial number two (Mock Version of a Forever 21 Top)

Make yourself five yo-yos. But this time, make them about 
two times larger than the ones above.-- Do so by making 
the fabric circles about two times bigger than 
the ones you made for the hair-clip.

Arrange the yo-yos in an eye-pleasing way 
around the neck of the t-shirt. You 
will want to pin them on there. 
Then you turn the t-shirt inside out. Sew 
all the way around the perimeter of the 
yo-yos (with matching thread), making 
sure it does not go through the top layer 
of the yo-yos (other wise, your stiches will be 

This is the finished product. :) 

Tutorial number three (Lace and Felt Brooch)

Grab some lace like that shown above. Cut a small 
section out. That will be your lace applique for the brooch.

This is the "backing" for the brooch that I used. I bought 
a package of 16 at a local craft store, for around $3.

Cut out your piece of felt. Make sure it will 
fit nicely inside the brooch backing.

Using thread that matches the lace, sew the lace 
onto the felt. Then use a hot glue gun 
to glue the felt and lace onto the backing.

Last of all, use your hot glue gun to attach the pin onto 
the back of the brooch. You're done! :)  

About the authoress: Johanna K. is a homeschooled, stay-at-home daughter. She lives in the US (Texas) with her five siblings and her parents. She strives to please God in every area of her life. Proverbs 16:3 is one of her favorite verses, "Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established." 


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Rolled Up Pretty said...

Oh my gosh, all of these are SO cute! Thanks for sharing!

Anacely Olmedo said...

Beautiful work!!

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