Hello there everyone! Today, rather than sharing a tutorial of my own, I thought I’d share a few projects I’ve done based on other great tutorials. One I followed exactly, and the other two I tweaked a bit. Also, if you make it to the end, you may just find some gratuitous photos of one of my cats 🙂
First up, a mask based on Sprinkles in Spring‘s excellent tutorial.
The premise is using puffy paint to draw on tulle to create a flexible mask that looks delicate and sturdy and fits like a glove! I designed my own mask pattern and love it, but put the eye-holes a bit too far apart. Guess I’ll just have to fun making another!
Second, a felt flower. This is based on a tutorial from makeanddogirl, although I’m not sure the post/blog is still up…But it was a lovely post on creating your own dahlias out of felt. I make mine a bit smaller and attach hair clips rather than pins so I can wear them in my hair. I’ve made about ten, all in different colors, so you can guess how much I love them!
Finally, a tutorial on turning vintage clip-ons into a necklace from doe-c-doe. Now, I have a stash of vintage costume jewelry I inherited from my grandmother, and have used parts of it in many crafts (including centers of felt flowers!), but I think this is my favorite re-purpose.
For my necklace, I combined two different pairs of earrings to make my pendant. But in doing that, the back surface didn’t really align with a pin back, the way doe-c-doe demonstrates. So instead, I used heavy-duty scissors to cut a backing out of the metal bottom of a coffee can!
Worked like a charm, and I love my necklace! I even made another one for my mom, so she can wear part of her mom close to her heart!
So there you go: Three tutorials I’ve used with great results! Go forth and craft!
Oh, and here’s Mr. Luna Tic basking in the September sunshine.
He’s swimming through the pebbles! Look at that form!