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how to make a little gift booklet

This is seriously one of the best and most versatile presents ever! 

You can make this within 30 min and you can personalize it for anyone and everyone you know!

Let's get started!

how to make a little gift booklet

Here is what you'll need:

♥ thick paper (I used organizing sheets but folder work great and are super cheap)
♥ scissors
♥ sewing machine or needle and thread
♥ fabric scraps
♥ marker, pens, pencils...whatever you want to use to write your vouchers with :)

how to make a little gift booklet

1. Cut about 6 (or however many vouchers you want minus the front) 8 1/2 in x 2 in pieces and fold in half.

how to make a little gift booklet

2. Stack them.

how to make a little gift booklet

3. Sew them.

how to make a little gift booklet

4. Sew another line without thread (so the vouchers rip out and can be used easily)

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5. Decorate the front with fabric scraps.

how to make a little gift booklet

6. Write a fun voucher on each page.

how to make a little gift booklet

I made this one for my little one who turns 9 tomorrow and I wrote things in there that I usually don't like doing but that he really enjoys, like Playing Monopoly 3x (my worst nightmare). :)

Looking for the perfect gift for anyone and any occasion - I've got you covered! - click to tweet!

Happy Crafting!

♥ Erika
how to make a fringe fanny pack by asuyeta on Sincerely, Kinsey

Today I am changing things up a bit!

I like me some changes! Have you noticed the new blog design? Awesome, right? :)

Anyways, today's DIY project is a guest post I did for the super cute and fun blog Sincerely, Kinsey.

Its another fresh take on the fanny back, this time a native american inspired one.

Come on over and check it out!

Psssst....there is also a 20% coupon hidden in the post. :)

Happy Crafting!

♥ Erika
how to transform a button up shirt into a broochhow to transform a button up shirt into a brooch

Ok, seriously I am having so much fun doing this "transforming a ol' men shirt" project.

It really sparked my creativity flame and turned it into a blazing fire!

I hope you feel the same.

So, after making a collar, shoe laces, a banana, a bowa flower ring and pimped up shorts, today we will make a super cute and easy flower brooch.

Let's get going!

how to transform a button up shirt into a brooch

Here is what you'll need:

♥ three fabric straps (about 25 inch)
♥ ruffle lace
♥ thick fabric (denim or felt)
♥ fabric glue
♥ scissors
♥ a small safety pin
♥ needle and thread

how to transform a button up shirt into a brooch

1. Cut a 3 inch fabric circle.

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2. Glue lace around the edge.

how to transform a button up shirt into a broochhow to transform a button up shirt into a brooch

3. Glue the three straps in circle while carefully twisting them.

how to transform a button up shirt into a brooch

4. Sew safety pin onto the back.

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Pin. Go. Cute.

Now you know what sparks my creative fire. What sparks yours? - click to tweet!

Happy Crafting!

♥ Erika
how to transform a button up shirt into short patches

how to transform a button up shirt into short patches

Wowzer! This is the 6th project that we are doing out of that button-up men's shirt! So cool!

Let's see, we made a collar, shoe laces, a banana, a bow and a flower ring. Awesome!

Today we are pimping my favorite piece of clothing ever - Shorts!

Those who know me know that I live in them :)

Let's get started!

how to transform a button up shirt into short patches

You'll need:

♥ a pair of shorts (I got those at the thrift store, they where long and ugly and I just cut them off.)
♥ cardboard
♥ carpet knife
♥ sand paper
♥ fabric scrapes
♥ lace
♥ needle and thread
♥ scissors

how to transform a button up shirt into short patches

1. Place cardboard (two pieces on top of each other) inside the leg.

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2. Let out your anger, by cutting and sandpapering like a maniac (but please watch your fingers!). After that you need to rip the pieces apart.

how to transform a button up shirt into short patcheshow to transform a button up shirt into short patches

3. Sew a piece of fabric a little bigger than the area you tore apart to the inside of the leg.

how to transform a button up shirt into short patches

5. Take a small fabric square and pull out the horizontal thread (called weft) with a needle to get the super fringe look. 

how to transform a button up shirt into short patches

6. Sew the piece onto the outside of the shorts.

how to transform a button up shirt into short patches

7. Cut a hole into the other pant leg and with the cardboard underneath, sandpaper it.

how to transform a button up shirt into short patches

8. Sew a piece of fabric onto the inside.

how to transform a button up shirt into short patches

9. Sew a cute ruffled lace onto the top of the back pocket.

how to transform a button up shirt into short patches

Fold over the hem and look super cute in your new pimped up shorts!

Shorts, a razor, an old shirt, lace, sandpaper + thread? How was your week? - click to tweet!

Happy Crafting!

♥ Erika
how to transform a button up shirt into a flower ring

how to transform a button up shirt into a flower ring

I love this "transforming a shirt" project!

We have already made 4 cool things out of that good ol' button up shirt and there will be at least 4 more things.

But let's see what we have made already - a collar, shoe laces, a bandana and a bow! How fun!

So, let's get started with today's tutorial - a super cute (and easy and usual!) flower ring.

how to transform a button up shirt into a flower ring

Here is what you'll need:

♥ a strap of that good ol' button up shirt fabric (about 12 inch long)
♥ ruffled lace
♥ fabric glue
♥ an old ring
♥ a piece of thicker fabric (denim or felt)
♥ fabric glue

how to transform a button up shirt into a flower ring

1. fold the strap in half and roll about 1 inch, then add a little bit of glue and roll for another 1/2 inch.

how to transform a button up shirt into a flower ring

how to transform a button up shirt into a flower ring

2. Now you'll start twisting the fabric every 1 inch and adding glue at about every 1/2 - 1 inch.

how to transform a button up shirt into a flower ring

2. Twist. Roll. Glue. Twist. Roll. Glue. And it should look like this.

how to transform a button up shirt into a flower ringhow to transform a button up shirt into a flower ring

3. Turn over and glue the lace onto the back of the flower.

how to transform a button up shirt into a flower ringhow to transform a button up shirt into a flower ring

4. Cut out a piece of fabric and glue onto the back.

how to transform a button up shirt into a flower ring

5. Let the glue dry a bit (about 10 minutes) and sew the flower onto the ring.

how to transform a button up shirt into a flower ringhow to transform a button up shirt into a flower ring

You are done! Put it on your finger and look super cute!

I'm into recycling... like really into recycling! Bows, shoe laces, bandanas + rings - click to tweet!

Happy Crafting!

♥ Erika