Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Rock Your Style with 8 Feminine DIY Accessories and Organizers + Merry Monday Link Party 159

Summer is such a perfect time of year to refresh your style. In addition to your fashion, don’t forget to update your organizational style, too. I have always been a big believe that you are more likely to use organization systems when they’re pretty. These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house. After checking them out, stick around to link up at the Merry Monday Link Party!

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

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Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Tribal Painted Phone Case (Emily at Two Purple Couches)

Dress up your phone with your own unique flair with this awesome tribal paint tutorial!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Monogrammed Globe (Carrie at Curly, Crafty Mom)

Make your desk an oasis to work at with gorgeous monogrammed décor!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Shrinky Dink Initial Key Chain Project (Ang at Juggling Act Momma)

It is easy to personalize your keys with this project. Change up your coloring style for the perfect unique DIY!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

20 Minute Makeup Bag Sewing Tutorial (Crystal at Hello Creative Family)

Organize your makeup in style with this easy sewing tutorial!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Marbled Resin Jewelry Box (Angie at Resin Crafts Blog)

There are so many ways to change up this resin craft by changing the type of paint you add to marbleize.

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Shh… There’s Wine in Here Tumbler (Kendra at Simply Darrling)

Treat yourself with a fun tumbler. Perfect for those rough weeks when Monday comes too soon.

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

DIY Baskets 2 Ways (Sahana at Vikalpah)

Turn trash into gorgeous organizers with this amazing tutorial!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Modern Flower Frogs with Cheese and Sugar Shakers (Sarah at Sadies Seasongoods)

Don’t forget to add some floral décor to your office with these upcycled beauties!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag!

DIY Kid Decorated Can Koozie + Father’s Day Gift Bag

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

I am so excited to be partnering with Oriental Trading again to bring you some awesome Father’s Day projects. This project takes your gift all the way from creation to delivery easily. Summer is the time of year for hanging outside and enjoying the sunshine. From BBQ’s to summer parties, all of that outdoor fun unfortunately leads to drinks getting warm in record time. That is the only downside to the summer weather. Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal for the family with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. They are so easy to make that we made one for all of the grandfathers too! Then we wrapped them all up with a DIY Father’s Day gift bag. Boom! The gifts are ready to go.

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Kid Decorated Can Koozie Materials

 

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Step 1

First, give each child a blank koozie.

 

Step 2

Next, open up your fabric markers and divvy them up between the kids.

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Tip:

  • I recommend using at least 2 sets of markers to prevent fighting over colors.

 

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Step 3

Now, let your kids go nuts decorating the can koozies.

Notes:

  • These markers hold up to my rough and tough little man which is awesome!
  • While the older kids will take their time the younger ones will fly through their decorating. If they finish before the other kids, allow them to move onto decorating their tie cards.

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

  • Bonus Tip: be sure to point out which end is the bottom of the koozie. I did not and you can see that baby girl decorated one of hers’ upside down. I think I’m just going to tell Papa that it’s so he can see the design when he takes a drink. Lol!

 

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Step 4

After the kids have finished decorating their can koozies, label the bottom of each one with his or her first initial and the year.

 

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Step 5

Lastly, throw them in the dryer on the highest heat setting for 30 minutes to set the designs.

Tips:

  • Do not wash them before setting the designs.
  • Don’t put anything else in the dryer with your koozies when you set them.

 

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

 

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Father’s Day Gift Bag Materials

 

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Step 1

Give each kid a tie card. If you have more gifts to give than kids decorating, give the kids more ties to color. You will need one tie for each gift bag.

 

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Tips:

  • We used crayons on ours and the coating on the cards made it very difficult. That is why I recommended markers in the materials list.

 

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Step 2

Push the metal end on the elastic cord through the pre-punched hole on the top of the card.

 

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Step 3

Next, straighten the metal end to secure it behind the hole.

 

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Step 4

Repeat steps 2 and 3 on the opposite side of the top of the tie card.

 

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Step 5

Lastly, attach your tie card to one gift bag handle by tying the elastic cord in a slipknot around the top.

Step 6 (Optional)

After putting your gifts in the bags, top each one with 2-3 pieces of tissue paper.

 

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Fallout Guy Can Koozie

My husband is super into the Fallout games. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it is a post-apocalyptic shooter game. I personally don’t get the draw of it but then again, he doesn’t understand my love of the Sims. He loves it when we find merchandise with the little dude on it. That’s why I decided to surprise him with a hand-drawn one on a can koozie. You can check out the quick photo tutorial below to see how I made it. Keep in mind that I free handed the drawing so there is no pattern.

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Note:

  • I used the pink fabric marker to color the skin. Do this very lightly.

 

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

These kid decorated can koozies were an absolute blast to make. We all had fun decorating our koozies and coloring. What’s even better is that our gifts are all ready to go with the Father’s Day gift bags. Done and done. In case you haven’t gotten your fill of Father’s Day fun then check back later this week for more awesome projects with Oriental Trading. Until then, you can check out this easy DIY ammo frame for your military man!

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Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Easy DIY Star Wars Lamp Makeover

This month I was super excited that we were celebrating the upcoming 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope for the Monthly Movie Challenge. Then I realized how hard it is to come up with an awesome craft to pay homage to it. I wasn’t the only one, either. We all struggled to come up with crafts and recipes. Finally, I decided to make an awesome Death Star lamp but I couldn’t get it to turn out. Then I remembered that I still had some fabric leftover from this Star Wars Sleep Shorts project. Thus, this easy DIY Star Wars lamp makeover was born.

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This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

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Materials

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 1

Clean your lamp if needed. We hadn’t been using ours so it had a nice coat of dust on it.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 2

Remove the lampshade from your lamp base.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 3

Next, use the lampshade to measure the width of fabric needed.

Note:

I was ecstatic because the fabric I had remaining was already the perfect width. If yours isn’t, trim it so that there is ¼ inch excess on either side.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 4

After you have measured your width, measure your length by wrapping your fabric around the outside of the lampshade.

Tip:

Do this with the wrong side of the fabric facing out.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 5

Next, mark the edge where the fabric overlaps. See the picture for reference and keep in mind that you want to keep a slight overlap.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 6

Once you’ve marked your fabric, unwrap it from your lampshade and cut at your mark.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 7

Next, find the seam of the lamp shade and add a line of hot glue to it.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 8

Attach the edge of your fabric to the line of glue.

Tip:

Make sure that fabric is facing right-side out.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 9

After your glue has cooled, wrap your fabric around the outside of your lampshade and secure the edge with another line of hot glue.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 10

Now secure one edge of the fabric overlap to the inside of your lampshade.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 11

Continue gluing your fabric edge until it is completely secured.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 12

Repeat steps 10 and 11 on the other end of your lampshade.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 13

Lastly, reattach your lampshade to your base.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier. I love how it turned out. There is one problem, though. My husband wants to put it in the master bedroom. Me? Not so much. Wish me luck that we can compromise on the family room. Hopefully you don’t run into the same problem with your husband. Either way, don’t forget to check out all of the awesome projects from my friends. There are some great ideas as always!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

DIY Leather Charging Cord Organizer

How many times has your husband asked you where his charger is? If you don’t know, then one of you is digging through a drawer of cords hoping to find an extra one that fits his phone. It’s frustrating and eats up valuable time that you don’t have. Save time and energy by storing your chargers in a DIY leather charging cord organizer. The adjustable leather cord holds your charging cords and wall adapters to keep everything organized in one place. It makes traveling easier because you can grab it and go, confident that you have what you need. Additionally, it is so easy to make that it is a perfect DIY gift!

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This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

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Materials

 

This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

Step 1

Trim a piece of scrap leather into a rectangle. It can be any size you like but I recommend no smaller than 12 inches by 5 inches.

Tip:

  • You can be a precise as you would like but don’t feel like you have to be. Having some irregularities adds a more rustic touch to your organizer.

 

This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

Step 2

Punch a hole in the center edge of the right side of your rectangle.

Note:

 

This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

Step 3

Fold your leather in half lengthwise and cut notches every two inches with your scissors. Make sure that you have an odd number of notches that are large enough to thread your leather cording through.

 

This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

Step 4

Unfold your leather and thread your cording through. Start by threading the cord through your punched hole and next continue weaving back and forth through the notches.

Tip:

  • Only leave enough of the leather cording through the punched hole to secure it to your organizer. The excess cording should be at the opposite end.

 

This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

Step 5

Push your brad through the punched hole with the prongs coming through the inside of your organizer. Fold out the prongs over the cording to secure them.

 

This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

Step 6

Place a few stitches through your organizer and cording end at the brad to secure the cording thoroughly. You don’t want it pulling out when you tighten the cord around your chargers.

 

This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

Step 7

Cut a small square of leather out of a piece that you trimmed off in step 1.

 

Step 8

Center the leather square over the cording and brad on the inside of your organizer.

 

This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

Step 9

Secure the leather square into place by sewing a whipstitch around the edges.

Tip:

  • For a cleaner look, do not stitch all of the way through your organizer. Instead thread about halfway into your organizer leather and pull back up through your leather square. This is so that your stitches are not visible on the outside of your organizer.

 

This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

Step 10

Lastly, add your charging cords and adapters and tighten your cording.

 

This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

Step 11

Roll up your DIY leather charging cord organizer and wrap the excess cording around the outside to secure.

 

This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

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This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

This is such an easy and inexpensive way to organize all of your chargers in one place. You can change the look to fit your style by using a different color of leather for your organizer or cording. A DIY leather charging cord organizer is also a perfect DIY gift for the guys in your life. It is handsome and practical to delight even the most difficult men to shop for. If you want to make one for everyone on your gift list, opt for buying a yard of leather instead of using a scrap piece. Then you can cut all of your organizers at once and have enough to make them in bulk! I’d love to hear who you would make yours for. Let me know in the comments!

This DIY leather charging cord organizer holds your cords and wall adapters to keep everything in one place. Perfect for yourself or as an easy DIY gift!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Easy Star Wars Sleep Shorts

There is nothing better than slipping into comfy pj’s at night. It is a comfort that starts in childhood with your parents zipping you into footie pajamas after a warm bath. It makes you feel safe and loved. That’s why a soft and comfortable pair of sleep shorts is the perfect gift for your kids. It is easier to make than you think even if you’re not a skilled seamstress. These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

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Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

 

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Materials

 

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Step 1

First, lay your piece of fabric flat and iron any wrinkles out of it.

 

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Step 2

Fold the piece of fabric in half (long ways) twice. It should look like the photo above.

 

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Step 3

Fold the pair of athletic shorts in half and place on your folded fabric. Line up the straight edge of the shorts with one side of the folded fabric. Leave a quarter inch of the fabric edge exposed. This will be the side seam.

 

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Step 4

Cut around the pair of shorts and be sure to cut through all of the layers of fabric. Leave a quarter inch allowance on all of the sides of the shorts except the top (waist). Leave a 1.5 inch allowance at the waist.

 

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Step 5

Pull apart the cut out pieces of fabric on because one of your edges lined up on a fold. There should be 3 cuts of fabric.

 

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

 

Step 6

Place the 2 smaller cuts of fabric together with right sides facing each other. Make sure that the cuts are lined up.

 

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Step 7

Pin the straight edge of the fabric together and sew the seam.

 

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

 

Step 8

Open up your newly sewn piece and match with your second, unsewn, piece. Line up the edges of the fabric with (newly sewn seam in the center) with right sides facing together. (See picture for reference.)

 

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Step 9

Pin the curved edges at the top of the left and right sides.

 

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

 

Step 10

Sew where you have pinned. Stop where the fabric comes to a point (about the middle of each side).

 

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Step 11

Pull on the straight seams of the fabric so that your curved seams are lined up in the center (when you lay them flat, they should look like shorts).

 

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Step 12

Pin each inseam.

 

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Step 13

Sew each inseam separately. Start your stitch at the bottom and sew towards top. Be sure you overlap the curved seam’s stitch slightly. Repeat for the second inseam.

 

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Step 14

Pin the bottom hems of each leg.

 

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Step 15

Sew each leg hem.

 

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Step 16

Next, pin the hem at the waist of the shorts. The hem should be an inch and a half (that same excess you left when cutting).

 

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Step 17

Sew the waist hem and leave a gap at least an inch wide in your stitch. This allows you to thread your elastic through.

 

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

 

Step 18

Attach a safety pin to the end of your elastic.

Tip:

  • If you don’t have any safety pins (I did not, as you can see above) you can use a paperclip as well.

 

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Step 19

Pull the elastic through the waist and then pull back the fabric so that you can sew the ends of your elastic together.

Tips:

  1. Don’t cut your elastic before threading. This will keep you from pulling the loose end of your elastic all the way out of your seam.
  2. Measure your elastic by wrapping it around the circumference of the waist hem and subtracting one inch from that length. Feel free to mark it with anything because it will be hidden inside the waist of the shorts.

 

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Step 20

Cut off the excess elastic and trim any excess threads hanging from the seams.

 

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Step 21

Turn the shorts right-side out, wash, and enjoy.

 

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

Comfy pj's are the best part of bedtime! These fun and easy Star Wars sleep shorts can be made in under an hour, no pattern needed!

This seems like a lot of steps but the project comes together quickly. Don’t forget that you can personalize these to suit your child’s tastes. Also, since the pair of shorts you use to measure dictates the final outcome, the sleep shorts will automatically be their desired length. Pair these with the birthday card frame and have a last-minute gift that is thoughtful and personalized.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Reading with your child brings you closer, improves skills, and is fun! Enjoy The Princess and the Pony with this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

Princess and the Pony Painted Sweater Craft

Reading with your child is such an important activity. It brings you closer, improves his or her skills, and provides many opportunities for important conversations. That is why I take part in the Monthly Crafting Book Club every month. (You can see previous months on the Kid Crafts page.) The book for this month is The Princess and the Pony. I had never heard of this book before but I must say that it is spectacular! The story is adorable and the illustrations even more so. The best part is that it easily lends itself to this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

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Reading with your child brings you closer, improves skills, and is fun! Enjoy The Princess and the Pony with this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

 

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Reading with your child brings you closer, improves skills, and is fun! Enjoy The Princess and the Pony with this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

Materials

Step 1

Create a workspace for your child to work on. This is a messy craft and you don’t want to ruin your table. Cover it with a tablecloth or newspaper to protect it.

 

Reading with your child brings you closer, improves skills, and is fun! Enjoy The Princess and the Pony with this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

Step 2

Keep your kids’ clothes safe with an apron, like this kid decorated apron.

 

Reading with your child brings you closer, improves skills, and is fun! Enjoy The Princess and the Pony with this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

Step 3

Lay the sweatshirt flat on your work surface.

 

Reading with your child brings you closer, improves skills, and is fun! Enjoy The Princess and the Pony with this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

Step 4

Put a piece of cardboard inside the sweatshirt to protect the back from any paint that might bleed through.

 

Reading with your child brings you closer, improves skills, and is fun! Enjoy The Princess and the Pony with this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

Step 5

Put a selection of paint colors on the palettes and let your kiddos go nuts.

 

Reading with your child brings you closer, improves skills, and is fun! Enjoy The Princess and the Pony with this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

Step 6

Allow the sweatshirt to dry for at least 12 hours.

 

Reading with your child brings you closer, improves skills, and is fun! Enjoy The Princess and the Pony with this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

Step 7

Throw the painted sweatshirt in the dryer on high for a full cycle. This sets the paint.

 

Reading with your child brings you closer, improves skills, and is fun! Enjoy The Princess and the Pony with this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

Step 8

Wash and dry like normal.

 

Reading with your child brings you closer, improves skills, and is fun! Enjoy The Princess and the Pony with this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

Your kids will love making this painted sweater craft after reading The Princess and the Pony. They will love wearing it and showing it off even more. While they are creating it, take the opportunity to ask them if they have ever been disappointed in a gift they received. Ask them how they handled it and if they eventually enjoyed it. Follow up the questions by telling them about a time you were upset by a gift you received and how you dealt with it. Once you’ve finished this craft go check out the other awesome Princess and the Pony crafts from my friends!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Whether you're hitting the beach or traveling historical sites with your family, get yourself vacation ready with this DIY monogrammed tote bag!

DIY Monogrammed Tote Bag

I don’t know about you but I love the beach! If our house were a dictatorship, with me as queen, every family vacation would be to the Gulf Coast. Unfortunately, we take turns deciding destinations. This means more often than not our trips consist of hiking and camping. If your family vacation finds you -anywhere off of the trails, this is the perfect do-it-yourself project for you. This monogrammed tote bag can be customized to your style and holds everything you’ll need for a day out! (Or you can do what I did and give it as a wonderful gift.)

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Whether you're hitting the beach or traveling historical sites with your family, get yourself vacation ready with this DIY monogrammed tote bag!

 

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Materials

 

Whether you're hitting the beach or traveling historical sites with your family, get yourself vacation ready with this DIY monogrammed tote bag!

 

Whether you're hitting the beach or traveling historical sites with your family, get yourself vacation ready with this DIY monogrammed tote bag!

Step 1

Using your fabric marker, draw the initial you want in the middle of your tote bag.

Tips:

  • You will need to go over the initial multiple times to darken it. Think of it as multiple coats of paint.
  • If you would like, you can add decorative swashes to it (as I did).
  • If you don’t trust (or like) your handwriting, you can use a stencil for your monogram.

 

Whether you're hitting the beach or traveling historical sites with your family, get yourself vacation ready with this DIY monogrammed tote bag!

Step 2

Once the paint has dried, go over the design with a heat tool.

Tip:

  • Hold the tool at least 12 inches from your design if you are using the same bag in the photos. The material it is made of will melt if exposed to the extreme heat that a heat gun can put out.

 

Whether you're hitting the beach or traveling historical sites with your family, get yourself vacation ready with this DIY monogrammed tote bag!

Step 3

Next, remove the metal clips from your flowers as well as any packaging.

Tip:

  • The flower clips pictured were easy to disassemble. Gently pulling on the clip made it come right off.

 

Whether you're hitting the beach or traveling historical sites with your family, get yourself vacation ready with this DIY monogrammed tote bag!

Whether you're hitting the beach or traveling historical sites with your family, get yourself vacation ready with this DIY monogrammed tote bag!

Step 4

Cut the remaining stems off of your flowers.

 

Whether you're hitting the beach or traveling historical sites with your family, get yourself vacation ready with this DIY monogrammed tote bag!

Step 5

Add a generous amount of hot glue to the back of one of your flowers and adhere it to your tote.

Tip:

  • Let the glue cool slightly before pressing the flower to your tote. A few seconds should be enough. You simply don’t want the glue to melt through the bag.
  • Slide your hand inside the tote and press firmly from behind to better secure the flower.

 

Whether you're hitting the beach or traveling historical sites with your family, get yourself vacation ready with this DIY monogrammed tote bag!

Step 6

Repeat step 5 with each remaining flower you would like on your tote bag.

 

Whether you're hitting the beach or traveling historical sites with your family, get yourself vacation ready with this DIY monogrammed tote bag!

Step 7

Allow everything to cool and then use as wanted.

 

Whether you're hitting the beach or traveling historical sites with your family, get yourself vacation ready with this DIY monogrammed tote bag!

Whether you're hitting the beach or traveling historical sites with your family, get yourself vacation ready with this DIY monogrammed tote bag!

Whether you're hitting the beach or traveling historical sites with your family, get yourself vacation ready with this DIY monogrammed tote bag!

Whether you're hitting the beach or traveling historical sites with your family, get yourself vacation ready with this DIY monogrammed tote bag!

This monogrammed tote makes a perfect beach bag because of the size and material of it. Of course, you will love it so much that you’ll be happy to sling it on your shoulder even if your family adventures don’t take you to the sand. To wash, simply wipe your tote down with a damp cloth. Mild soap is okay if needed but no bleach or heavy duty cleaners. Also, be sure to wipe it down by hand. The washer will make the flowers come off. Lastly, if your little girl will be traveling with you, make her this adorable little purse to show off on your trip!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Fun and Colorful Girl’s Purse

Have you ever found a fabric that was so fun and bright that you just had to buy it? Instead of having a project that you purchase fabric for, you get the fabric and figure out the project later. If you’re anything like me, it probably happens more often than you care to admit. That was exactly the case with this awesome fabric used to make this project. I have had the fabric for a couple of years now and just hadn’t found the right project for it. Suddenly, when deciding what to make for the kids’ Easter baskets it hit me! My daughter loves purses so why not make her a fun and colorful girl’s purse for Easter?

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Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

 

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Materials

 

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Step 1

If you haven’t already done so, cut out a piece of fabric that is 44” long by 15” wide.

 

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Step 2

Fold in half, right sides together, so that the folded piece measures 22” long by 15” wide

Step 3

Pin outside edges together (except for fold).

 

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Step 4

Sew the edges together leaving a gap in one corner that is 1.5” wide.

 

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Step 5

Turn fabric right side out by pulling it through the corner gap.

 

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Step 6

Once you’ve pulled your fabric out, fold the seam in (as pictured) and pin in place.

 

Step 7

Sew seam closed.

Step 8

Fold fabric in half again so that it measured 11” long by 15” wide.

 

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Step 9

Pin the two 11” sides together.

Note:

  • Be sure to leave the 15” non-folded edge unsewn.

 

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Step 10

Sew the 2 pinned sides.

 

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Step 11

Using a lighter, burn the edges of your nylon strap by quickly passing the flame back and forth across them. This will keep the ends from fraying later.

 

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Step 12

Pin one edge of your strap to one side seam of your bag so that it measures 2” from the top of the bag.

 

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Step 13

Sew three stitches as pictured.

 

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

 

Step 14

Repeat steps 12 and 13 on the opposite pinned edge.

 

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Step 15

Turn purse right side out.

 

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Step 16

Assemble your flower by pushing your brad through the center of your flowers from the lei.

 

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Step 17

Fold down the prongs of the brad to hold petals together.

 

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Step 18

Adhere the flower to the front of your purse using Liquid Stitch.

Note:

  • I used a generous amount to secure it.

 

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

Step 19

Allow to dry completely before allowing use.

 

Make this fun and colorful girl's purse for them to carry all of their important trinkets in and watch her face light up!

I cannot wait to see my daughter’s face light up when she sees this in her basket on Easter morning. If you’re looking for an easy, non-candy gift for your daughter this year, this girl’s purse is perfect! If can be completely assembled in under an hour and once the glue dries you are ready to go. Your little girl will love carrying all of her trinkets around wherever she goes in her new bag! Looking for more Easter inspiration? Check out all of the ideas here!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Get started on your journey to wellness with this easy-sew yoga mat bag.

Easy-Sew Yoga Mat Bag

** I have written this as a MSWS Ambassador because this is an event that I truly believe in.  It is a totally free and completely online event for helping spouses put their wellness first.  Read more about it here. **

To help you get just as psyched as I am for the first ever Military Spouse Wellness Summit, I am creating DIY tutorials to help you on your journey to wellness.  First up is this easy-sew yoga mat bag.  If you aren’t doing yoga, you should be.  You don’t have to be good at it or be an expert in flexibility to benefit from it (take it from someone that looks like a drunken flamingo when she does it).  It can help improve not only your health but your soul.

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Wellness is not just about your physical wellbeing.  It is all-encompassing mind, body, and soul.  When I take the time to do a 20-minute yoga workout (complete with meditation) in the morning, my entire day goes smoother.  If you start, you will likely experience some of the same benefits including increased patience, elevated mood, increased focus, and higher levels of energy.  All of that in 20 minutes a day!  What better way to start putting your wellness first than with such a benefit-packed exercise?  (I’m no expert by any means, but if you’re looking for a recommendation on where to start, I love any of the Yoga Zone DVDs.  They are broken down by levels and I always have such a positive experience with them. Plus you get multiple 20-minute workouts on each one.)

Get started on your journey to wellness with this easy-sew yoga mat bag.

Materials

Get started on your journey to wellness with this easy-sew yoga mat bag.

Step 1

Keeping your fabric folded in half (as it comes off of the bolt) cut out a piece that is 30” by 20” on the folded side.

Step 2

Open you cut piece of fabric and re-fold it in half with right sides together.  Pin the 30” edges opposite the fold and sew.

 

Get started on your journey to wellness with this easy-sew yoga mat bag.

Get started on your journey to wellness with this easy-sew yoga mat bag.

Step 3

Turn right ride out and hem both 20” edges.

Tip:

  • Be sure that both hems are sewn folded toward the same side of the fabric.

 

Step 4

Create a gap for your leather tie by folding over the top hem 2” and sewing along the bottom of the hem.

Tips:

  • It doesn’t matter which end you choose to be the top unless your fabric has a pattern on it that dictates a “right side up”.
  • Be sure you don’t sew the opening to your drawstring hem closed.

Step 5

Fold your fabric in half along the 30” length again.  Pin the edges opposite the fold and sew.

Tip:

  • When you fold your fabric make sure the cut side of the hems is facing out as that is the side that will become the inside of your bag.

 

Step 6

Go back to you “yard” of fabric and unfold it.  Cut out a 6” by 6” square.  Trim the square into a circle.

Tip:

  • Make this easier by finding a plate that is slightly smaller than your square and using it as a guide to cut out your circle.  Center it on your fabric square then trim around it leaving a quarter inch extra all around.

 

Get started on your journey to wellness with this easy-sew yoga mat bag.

Step 7

This part can be tricky but you want to pin your circle to the bottom end of your bag. (Your bag should still be inside out.)  The best way to do this is to match the edges of both the circle and the bottom of your bag and pin, right sides together.  Press the middle of your circle into the bag instead of out.  Once all of the edges are pinned, sew the circle onto the bag.

Step 8

Thread your leather strip through the hem you made at the top and turn your bag right side out.  Knot the ends of the leather strip to help prevent them from slipping back through your hem.

 

Get started on your journey to wellness with this easy-sew yoga mat bag.

Step 9

To make the strap, cut a piece that is 4” by 32” out of your remaining fabric.  Fold in half, right sides together, and pin the loose edge.  Sew pinned edge and then turn the fabric right side out.  Sew a quarter inch hem at each end.

Step 10

Attach your strap by sewing the top and bottom hems to the top and bottom of your bag.

Get started on your journey to wellness with this easy-sew yoga mat bag.

Get started on your journey to wellness with this easy-sew yoga mat bag.

Get started on your journey to wellness with this easy-sew yoga mat bag.

Get started on your journey to wellness with this easy-sew yoga mat bag.

That’s it!  Even if you only enjoy yoga at home, you will want to invest in a mat and this bag!  The mat if much more comfortable than the floor and this bag will make storage a breeze.  So tell me, what small steps are you taking to improve your wellness?  Have you become convinced to at least give yoga a try?

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Brighten up your room in as little as 10 minutes with these easy DIY curtains!

Easy DIY Curtains

If you work from home or do a lot of DIY projects, you know how important an office can be.  If you don’t have one (been there, done that) then the importance is highlighted even more.  I have recently been working on creating a joint office and crafting space and I’m finally getting around to the fun stuff like decorating.  The most recent project?  These super easy DIY curtains.

Brighten up your room in as little as 10 minutes with these easy DIY curtains!

Materials (And Tools)

Brighten up your room in as little as 10 minutes with these easy DIY curtains!

Step 1

Measure your window to determine how much fabric you need.

Tips:

  • Hang your curtain rod first.  You want it to be placed above the window at least a few inches and you want it to extend past the window on either side.  When you measure, do so from the curtain rod.  Also remember that you will want them to hang past your window as well.
  • When measuring the width, don’t just divide the total in half and add in an inch or two for hems.  You want some overlap once they are hung.  Add at least 4-6 extra inches to each panel to facilitate this.
  • When measuring length remember to add enough extra length to not only create hems but also the channel for the rod to go through.

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Step 2

Measure and cut out your fabric based on the above measurements.

Tips:

  • The old adage holds true for this to ‘measure twice, cut once.’
  • To achieve a semi-blackout curtain without the extra work, use a heavyweight outdoor fabric.  They come in a myriad of styles and patterns to fit your décor.

Brighten up your room in as little as 10 minutes with these easy DIY curtains!

Step 3

Create hems on the long edges of your panels and secure with pins.

Tip:

  • Use an iron and strip of cardboard to attain even hems along the length.

Brighten up your room in as little as 10 minutes with these easy DIY curtains!

Step 4

Sew each pinned hem.  Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the top and bottom of the panels.

Brighten up your room in as little as 10 minutes with these easy DIY curtains!

Step 5

Create the channel for your curtain rod to slide through by essentially creating a second, extra-large hem at the top of each panel.  When you set it, be sure there is at least a 3-inch gap, bigger if your curtain rod is especially large.

Brighten up your room in as little as 10 minutes with these easy DIY curtains!

Now just hang your panels and enjoy!  You can have stylish new curtains in as little as 10 minutes!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.