Monday, October 2, 2017

Yarn Tassel Wall Decor

DIY Yarn Tassel Wall Decor
What you'll need:
That's Keanu the cat, he has to hang around on the table when I am using it of course. 
  • Yarn ($2 at Big Lots)
  • Rod with hanging string
  • Scissors

First I hung the rod up on the back of my chair for easier access.
Then I cut the string at various lengths. 
 And here is Keanu stepping over my stuff. 

Tie the strings in a "cow hitch" style onto the rod. 
Here is an example of two types of knotting, one string vs three strings. I preferred the three string style because it was less time consuming and the thicker style looked neater. 
Now that I added all the string it's time to cut the angle. 
I moved the rod to my wall and placed tape (hard to see in picture) on the string to make sure my angle edges were straight. 
And snip, snip, snip
Now lets make some tassels!
 I tied the tassels at different lengths and hung that BE-OTCH up. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

DIY Up-cycled T-shirt Pillows

Have a couple of old t-shirts that have awesome logos but are never worn?
Lets make some t-shirt pillows.
 First grab a shirt.
 Pin around the design with at least a 1-2 inch seam allowance and cut your shape. 
 Turn the shirt inside out and pin the shirt together. 
 I sewed the material together using my mini sewing machine and left the bottom material unsewn, see below picture. Turn the material right side out (logo design out) and stuff the pillow. 
 Once the pillow is stuffed, fold the edges inwards and pin down. 
Sew the material as close to the edge as possible for a finished look and voila!
I had a voodoo souvenir t-shirt that did not fit well but I loved the skeleton so now I have two mini t-shirt pillows. Follow the same procedures for sewing. 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Painting on the moon

An Astronaut in space, looking at the moon

A close up of the drawing 

In the top right corner I added the big dipper constellation. 

 Finished! my initials in a connected constellation.

And here are some of my photos of the beautiful moon. 
Taken in Altamonte Springs, FL
Taken in High Springs, FL
In High Springs on a night kayaking trip.
Taken in New Orleans

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

My kitchen wall

Kitchen wall inspiration:
I love weird art and I hate blank walls. I collected all of my old picture frames and nailed them to the wall. I printed out my favorite pieces, a lot of skulls, two moon pictures, and some pop art.
All of the photos I found on Pinterest.
In the bottom right picture frame I inserted a small fern leaf on a white background. Since it is pressed it keeps its color. 
To the skull I added gold dots from my gold nail polish to add something a little extra and match my gold theme. 
The top middle piece is a pop art picture of a law enforcement officer with flowers exploding from his head. I work in law enforcement by the way. Next to him are pictures of people with the moon, taken far back where people of jumping to it and kicking it like a ball. 
And you can also see that I am still using my gold fridge magnets. It currently states "House of Keanu" since I recently adopted my cat, Keanu. (named after Keanu Reeves of course!)

From this to that: Dish towel pillow

Dollar Tree dish towel into a miniature couch pillow:
I saw a DIY project with a Dollar Tree dish towel and had to replicate it. 
  • One dish towel from Dollar Tree 15x25in 
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread
  • Pillow stuffing (Walmart $3.47 - I used half a bag)
  • Hot glue gun
Step 1: Fold the towel in half to your desired shape and style MAKING sure to fold it inside out. I folded my towel in half hamburger style. Then iron the towel to remove any unwanted creases. 
 Step 2: Pin each side with sewing pins. I pinned 1/2 inch in -avoiding the thicker edge so my sewing machine could make it through. Make sure to leave one side open without pins because we will be turning the material inside out and stuffing it here. 

Step 3: Sewing- I cut away some of the thick edge so my sewing machine could make it on. I bought my sewing machine at Aldi's for less than $15 and its a mini machine so it can only do basic sewing.
The frayed edge is where I kept the sides open.

Then turn the pillow case right side out and you should have clean sew lines that are hidden. 
Step 4: Stuff until desired pushiness. I only used half of my stuffing: costing me $1.74 for stuff this pillow. 
 Step 5: Hot glue the frayed edges down and then hot glue the 2 sides together. You could also sew the open side instead of hot glue but keep in mind you will see the stitching. 
 You can see the difference on the bottom left corner where the hot glue is but for me it is a minor imperfection. 
The pillow goes perfect with my couch and only cost me $2.74!