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how to transform a button up shirt into a bow

We have already made a collar, shoe laces & a bandana out of the old men's button up shirt.

Let's make my favorite accessory - a cute bow!

how to transform a button up shirt into a bow

1. Cut of both sleeves and the hem of the sleeve. Cut into square (6 in x 6 in) and place them on top of each other.

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2. Gather the middle, wrap thread around and tie the two ends together.

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3. Fold sleeve hem in half, wrap around middle of bow, cut to right size and sew together.

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4. Take a bobby pin and sew the rippled part onto the bow. (You could also sew a safety pin to the back and use it as a brooch!)

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Pin it. Cute!

Fun, flirty and funky - make a bow for your inner child! She'll love it :) - click to tweet!

Happy Crafting!

♥ Erika
how to transform a button up shirt into a bandana

Ok, so we have made a collar and shoe laces out of a thrifted short sleeved men's shirt.

Now we will make another super easy project, a super stylish bandana.

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Simply rip (how we did it with the shoe laces) a 19 inch x 19 inch piece out of the back of the shirt.

Fold and tie around your head. :)

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{I am wearing the super cute Odilie Shirt - handmade by me, available here}


Need some more ideas on how to wear a bandana? Just come on over and check out my very popular post - "How to wear a bandana"!

Make a summer must-have piece out of an old shirt :: Its super fun & easy! - click to tweet!

And don't forget to come back later for more ideas on what to make out of the shirt!

Happy Crafting!

♥ Erika
how to transform a button up shirt by asuyeta

I love transforming bla things into something fun and beautiful.

I've had this thrifted short sleeved button up men's shirt laying around for quite a while and thought it would be fun to see how many cool things I can make out of it.

So, here we go. The first two - easiest DIY projects ever - a collar and shoe laces.

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1. You'll need a button up shirt and scissors.

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2. Cut off the collar right under the seam.

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You are done, wrap around your neck and button it up...cute!

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Now, lets make some cute shoe laces.

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1. Cut about 1 inch right next to the button placket.

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2. Rip all the way down (that will give it the fringed look)

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Now, find some cute shoes and lace them with the new laces.

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Super cute!

Keep the rest of the shirt and come back Thursday for two more DIY restyling projects with the shirt.

It's fun & easy to transform bla things into something beautiful - click to tweet!

Happy Crafting!

♥ Erika
how to make a braided leather and bead necklace

Here is another little tutorial for you!

A simple but really pretty leather braided and bead necklace.

Let's get started!

how to make a braided leather and bead necklace

You'll need:

♥ beads
♥ 1 mm waxed irish linen cord (5 x 45 inch)

how to make a braided leather and bead necklace

1. tie the five strands together.

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2. braid them (the outside strand goes over and under - see above) for 14 1/2 inches. tie a knot.

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3. strand different amounts of beads on each strand. (shortest - 7 3/4 inch, longest - 9 1/2 inch) 

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4. tie another knot.

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5. braid for another 14 1/2 inch and tie both ends together.

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Voila! You are done :)

braids, leather and beads - let's get craftin'! - click to tweet!

Happy Crafting!

♥ Erika
how to make a fanny pack by asuyeta

I love having my hands free and not having to carry around a purse.

But you know how it is, you need a wallet, keys and your cell phone, right?

A fanny pack is the perfect purse replacement but have you looked at the fanny packs available? Yes, ugly, I know!

And here is where I can help. With a super easy tutorial for a (not your grannies) fanny pack! :)

Let's get started!

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Here is what you'll need:

♥ leather (about 30 inch x 11 inch)
♥ scissors
♥ preferably a sewing machine (but you can also hand stitch it)

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1. Fold the leather and cut the sides (mine is about 6 1/2 inch x 8 1/2 inch). Luckily, mine had the natural curve in the front but you can also cut it that way.

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2. Sew the sides together (I used a zigzag stitch but if you do not have a sewing machine, you can use a blanket stitch that I did here)

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3. Cut two 2 1/2 inch x 1/2 inch leather straps and sew them onto the back.

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4. Cut a 60 inch x 1inch leather strap (my leather wasn't long enough, so I sewed two 30 inch straps together).

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5. Loop through, tie it around your waist and you are done :)

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Now, isn't that a super cool hands-free purse?!

Happy Crafting!

♥ Erika