Sunday, November 13, 2011

Gettin' My Craft On

Whenever I am out shopping, if there is a sale... I immediately run the other way. Kidding! But it feels like this is the case sometimes! I really am HORRIBLE at finding deals, despite the fact that I have seen the Supercouponing video. (Seriously, it is really easy... Jill Cataldo is a coupon goddess, and her site makes it even easier for the Chicagoland area) Ok, and supercouponing (is that a word-- haha it is now!)? is beside the point because I am talking about clothes and accessories, not grocery items.

Let's get back on track. I am horrible at deals. Part of this is because I live near downtown Geneva and they have adorable specialty shops that are perfect for my little girl. And at these shops, I always adore the accessories for sale. I mean-- accessories are the best friend of someone who likes to shop, but hates how they look in clothes! They instantly dress up an outfit. The problem is that I hate spending money on accessories! Call me cheap, but seriously... why spend money on things that will be out of style in a month?

So as I started to delve into the world of Pinterest (and by extension, Blog World), I realized... Holy Guacamole... these accessories are SO super simple to make, and I don't even have to sew! So here is my version of some DIY accessories.

First, I googled fabric flowers or something, and found this website, with SEVEN tutorials on how to make fabric flowers without sewing!

This is my version... not bad for a first attempt! (Next time I would use a different chain)

This necklace was inspired by Little Miss Momma's blog:
This is her pom pom necklace

Then I hopped on over to my Sparkle, and followed her rolled flower tutorial.

Here's MINE!! :) I love how these turned out. Good thing... because a bolt of fabric? Will make a million of these puppies (clearly I am a rookie crafter)



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