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.
|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."