Tuesday, September 6, 2022

DIY Halloween T-Shirt and Bib

 It's still hot here in Utah. But, before long we will start diving into fall and Halloween! So, we thought we would kick start this season with a simple Halloween project using our jack-o-lantern iron-ons.

We started by ironing the largest jack-o-lantern onto the shirt. Then, we added glow-in-the dark letters. These letters have to be removed very carefully.

This sheet also includes 2 little jack-o-lantern iron-ons. So, we decided to make a little bib too. For this one, we used our black classic iron on letters.

Do you like to dress up for Halloween? If you do, you're in luck! Our Halloween iron-ons are on sale this week. Check them out here.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Pretty Recipe Book Kit Gift

There is something special about handwritten recipes. We cherish recipes in mom and grandma's handwriting. So, we love using our recipe book kits to make thoughtful gifts for weddings, college students and Christmas.

This is the pretty cover. It also includes page protectors, a title page, 19 double-sided recipe cards and a sticker sheet.

You can title your recipe book whatever you'd like or use this first page to write a special note to the recipient. You can see we also used some of the stickers to label the different sections

Here's one of the recipe cards. Aren't they pretty? HINT: These books are on sale this week 2 for the price of one!

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Tie Dye Shoes

Our neon tie dye kits are so vibrant and fun! Also, they are on SALE this week. 😀 So, we decided to make some tie dye shoes.

These were a lot of fun to make! All you need is some plain white canvas shoes. We picked these up at Walmart for about $13.

We lightly sprayed the shoes with water to help the colors blend. Then, painted on the dye. After we let them air dry, we heat set with a dryer and iron. To make them last even longer, we let them dry on a very hot day in the sun and sprayed them with shoe waterproofer.

What do you think? Would you wear them?

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Back-to-School Shirt

 This week our kids and baby iron-ons are on sale! Here's a back-to-school shirt we made with one of them. These are so simple to use. 

Simply place them with the adhesive side touching your shirt, paper side up. Press with an iron. Then, let it cool for a minute and peel off the backing. I also like to turn my shirt inside out and iron the other side to make sure it's adhered well. 

Done! How is your back-to-school shopping going?

Thursday, August 4, 2022

How to Make a 2-Color Tie Dye Shirt

 We're starting our back-to-school shopping. It's interesting how sometimes kids want something very specific. That was the case with this 2-color tie dye shirt. 

My daughter specifically requested a pink and blue spiral tie dye shirt. Unfortunately, there weren't any in the stores that were exactly what she wanted. Fortunately, I work at SEI and we sell tie dye. So, all I really needed was a white t-shirt.

We hope you're having fun back-to-school shopping. Are any other kids requesting tie dye this year?

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

How to Tie Dye Shorts

 Summer clothes are on clearance where we live. So, we snatched up these white shorts to use with our new playful pastel tie dye kit (which is on sale this week, BTW).

These would be super cute with a plain white top!

If you want to make some for yourself, you will need tie dye, a plastic bag, white shorts, and an iron.

Protect your space with the plastic. Then, dampen your shorts with water, squeezing out excess water. Scrunch up the shorts to prepare for the dye.

Spray a few colors of dye. We chose to start with the warm colors first.

Lay the shorts flat again. Scrunch the shorts again, pulling some white areas to the top.

Spray a few more colors of dye. We did the cool colors next.

Lay the shorts flat again. Scrunch up smaller areas that need a little more color and spray to fill some white spaces. Then, repeat on the other side of the shorts.

After the shorts completely air dry, iron to heat set. That's it, they're done!

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Handmade Kraft Cards

 This classic kraft paper pad has so many pretty papers! We love to use them for cards because the back side is blank and great for writing on. Also, it's on sale now!

We used the paper pad and a handful of random embellish to make a bunch of cards.

After we cut out the card bases, we used the leftover pieces of kraft paper for layering.

We used some red and green tags we had leftover from our Christmas tag kit. These are great for layering with the kraft papers.

It's so fun to mix up the scraps and embellishments you already have in your stash in new ways.

Don't forget to add ribbon, rhinestones or puffy stickers to add dimension.

We have these cute ice cream cone and popsicle die-cuts that look so great with these papers.

Which card is your favorite?

Do you have some supplies in your stash that would go well with our classic kraft paper pad?

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

DIY Tie Dye Beach Towel

 We hope you have plans to go to the beach or pool this summer. Today we're sharing a simple way to customize a plain white towel into a cute tie dye beach towel.

First up, gather your supplies. We used our new perfectly pale tie dye kit, a plain white bath towel, and elastics.

This kit is on sale this week, along with our cotton candy pack. These are our two newest tie dye packs. We love the soft color combo.

Next, dampen your towel. Be sure to wring out access water. Then, accordion fold your towel and tie every few inches with elastics. Spray the dye on both sides and into some of the folds.

Remove the elastics and lay the towel flat to dry. Once the towel is completely dry, heat set it by ironing.

That's it! Pretty simple, right? You can make unique towels for each person in your family.

Now it's time to take your pretty towel to the beach!

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Spring Craft Supplies

March is here! In northern Utah, that means spring is on the way. Yay! Here are two of our favorite supplies for spring crafting.

First up, the over the rainbow variety pack has those bright, juicy colors we're craving this time of year. This kit is perfect for making cards or scrapbooking. One of our favorite items in this kit is those pretty mint doilies.

Secondly, our tie dye kits. Summer is a big time for creating tie dye projects. Now is the time to get some ordered, while there is plenty of supply. We even have some new pastel kits on our site. We can't wait for some spring crafting, how about you?

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Valentine's Crafts

 Valentine's crafts can be so much fun! These are a few of our favorites over the years...

1. Valentine's banner - We have a lot of fun banners on our blog. But, these vintage Valentine's are so sweet!

2. Little Gift Box - I love simple gifts in pretty packages!

3. Valentine's Cards - This is the perfect time to send some love.

4. Scrapbook Layouts - This kit is so pretty for weddings too.

5. Gift Tags - Once again, it's that extra mile to make a gift special.

6. Tie Dye Shirt - It is surprisingly easy to make a heart-shaped tie dye shirt.

We hope you have fun with your Valentine's crafts!

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

DIY Velvet Paper Poinsettia

 Velvet paper is so lush and lovely for winter! There are so many great project ideas. A few years ago we made some really pretty gift bows with velvet paper. Today we are showing a poinsettia we made. This could be used for a table accent, gift bow, holiday card, or on a scrapbook layout.

We created 4 sizes of a simple 5-point flower. We cut the largest out of green velvet paper and the other 3 out of red velvet. After layering the flowers, we attached some yellow gems to the center.

Isn't this velvet paper lovely? What would you use a velvet poinsettia for?

Monday, November 8, 2021

Natural Fade Tie Dye Projects

 We love fall! Maybe it's not typically the time you think of tie dye. But, we created this natural fade kit a while back and we love these colors for fall, especially the mustard, sage, and orchid.

Aren't these colors lovely?

The first project we made was a t-shirt. This traditional spiral would be so fun to do with a cute white hoodie too!

We started with a damp t-shirt, twisted it into a spiral and divided it into 8 sections

Then we sprayed one color into each section and let air dry completely. 

Don't forget to iron to heat set the colors once it's completely dry to make them permanent.

We love how the t-shirt turned out and decided to do a little bag too. 

The process is pretty much the same. But, instead of a spiral design, we tied this one in straight lines.

The last item we dyed was a plain white baseball cap. Instead of tying this, we sprayed the dye directly on the hat. Which project is your favorite?

Monday, October 4, 2021

Tie Dye Halloween Leggings

We love doing fun holiday tie die projects. So, we decided to make some Halloween leggings this year.

We are really happy about how they turned out and would love to try some more Halloween tie dye projects.

For this project, we used some creamy heather leggings, orange and black tie dye, elastics, and an iron. First, we got our leggings damp so the dye would blend well.

We decided to do the spiral method. But, rather than starting our spiral on the center, we started it on the upper side of one leg.

Keep spinning your spiral around until the leggings are in a circle like this.

Wrap elastics around dividing your leggings into 6 pie-shaped sections. Alternate spraying orange and black on each section. Don't forget to spray the back also.

Once your leggings are completely air dry, you can open them up and heat set by ironing throughly. That's it! Done! What do you think?

Happy Halloween, everyone!

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