Ever catch your child running around in a way too tight shirt that you know they dug out of the “too small” bin in the basement? They promptly tell you that the shirt fits just fine even though their belly is sticking out, and they can bearly fit their arms into the sleeves. You know those favorite shirts that they just can’t seem to get enough of! Here is a way that I have discovered to make those favorite shirts last just a little bit longer. Instead of packing them away or donating the kid’s favorite outgrown clothes I love to make them into little pillows that they can use for play. They are perfect for dolly cribs or for their favorite stuffed animals to use in their beds. They get to see their favorite shirt everyday and play with it too.
Here is a fun little craft to make your little girl’s holiday extra special! What little lady wouldn’t love a comfy little red dress with a sparkly Santa adorning the front? This comfortable pillowcase style dress was fashioned from an unworn t-shirt in just a few simple steps. The small amount of time that it took me to make this was well worth the effort because my little lady wants to wear it every day! Skip the store bought kids clothes and hit the clearanced out holiday shirts so you can refashion them yourself! Easy, inexpensive, and super cute too. A comfy, fun little dress for any holiday party.
Last week I shared with you the first three out of four DIY Christmas projects that I have been working on that involve burlap. Something about the simple natural texture of burlap, makes me want to create everything that I can with it. With my leftover yard or so of burlap I created three very simple, but pretty decorative pillows to add to our Christmas decor. Burlap, stuffing, thread and a sewing machine were all I needed to make these pillows, but some red craft paint and a stencil of the words Peace, Love, and Joy transformed them into a special addition to our home for the holidays.
This year’s Halloween costumes are done, and my little ones are sporting some cute new DIY costumes. I dislike the thought of spending ton’s of money on cheaply made Halloween costumes, so I always like to make my own. This year Princess Toadstool and Toad from Super Mario were the final choice, and the kid’s play the part just right. For about $25.00 total I was able to create two totally unique and adorable costumes.
Ever go through your closet and keep things because you like them, knowing full well you will never wear them again? Such was the case with a ruffled white tank top in my closet, and after a couple years of saving it for no reason I decided that if I liked it so much, why not make it into something I would really use and enjoy on a daily basis. Out came a matching pair of white ruffled pillows.
A great garage sale find, and a clearanced yard of fun jersey fabric inspired this super easy sewing project. When my little lady scored a Cabbage patch Doll for $ 0.75 at a garage sale that needed some clothes, I decided to make not only one for her new dolly, but one for her that matched! She loves that she can match her new baby, and they couldn’t be a cuter pair.
Take an old t-shirt that you already have in your closet and turn it into an adorable, comfortable, and stylish tank top. It will take you less than 15 minutes to transform a boxy t-shirt into a tank top that you will want to wear over and over. For Mom’s or for little girls these easy tank tops are adorable!
A first birthday is a special occasion and deserves a gift from the heart that is just right for the little one in your life. I love to make gift baskets to give to anyone – but a first birthday is an especially fun reason to put one together.
Nothing says “I will love you forever Mom” like a tattoo, but here is an adorable toddler alternative! Appliqued shirts are a great way to make a special day even more memorable. You won’t be able to resist your sweeties in these matching Mom tattoo shirts.
Appliqued shirts make great customized gifts for kids. They are easy and inexpensive to create and are one of a kind gifts to give for any occasion. When a close friend was expecting her second little rock star of a boy I decided to create some matching rock themed shirts for the new baby and the new big brother to be.