This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

DIY Glowing Pirate Trick-or-Treat Bag

Do your kids normally carry those generic tick-or-treat bags or pumpkin buckets for Halloween? That is what our family usually does but as the kids get older they are requesting costumes that have more accessories. What not try something different this year with us? This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look. It also increases visibility of your little one to help keep your child safe. The best part is that this can be worn across your children to free up their hands for swords, hooks, and holding your hand. Add all of that up and you have one awesome and practical costume accessory.

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This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

 

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Materials

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 1

Open up your jumbo checkers game.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 2

Set your red checkers and the board aside.

Note:

  • You will not be using them for this project.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 3

Now paint your black checkers with gold enamel paint.

Tips:

  • Do not completely cover the checkers. You want some of the black to show through the paint.
  • One brush dip should by enough to paint 2-3 checkers.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 4

Set you painted checkers aside to dry.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 5

Now pull out your drawstring bag.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 6

Next, paint the outline of your skull in the top center of your bag with glow fabric paint.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 7

Then add your skull’s eye sockets, nose cavity, and mouth.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 8

Start painting the crossbones starting at the top left of your skull.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 9

Continue painting the crossbones.

Tip:

  • Make sure that the opposite corner bones line up as though they continue behind your skull.

Step 10

Set your bag aside and let the fabric paint dry completely.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 11

After all of your paint has dried, add Liquid Stitch to the bottom edge of your checkers.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 12

Next, stick the checkers to your bag.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 13 (Optional)

Add an additional line of Liquid Stitch around edges of the attached checkers to further secure them.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 14

Let the glue dry completely.

Tip:

  • I let mine dry for 24 hours just to be sure everything was secure.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Now your kids can have a hands-free treat collector this Halloween. This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag is also great in case you end up having to carry it for the younger children while the older ones finish trick-or-treating. There is a 5 year gap between our oldest and youngest child. The 8 year old lasts much longer than the 3 year old as is expected. When that happens, I can throw this bag on my back and still have free hands and arms for the wee ones. Come back tomorrow to see the coordinating costumes for this bag and get some great face painting tutorials! See you then! **Update** The costumes and face paint will go live on Monday. Thanks!!

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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.
Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse for Game Day

 Football season is here! On Saturday I am watching the game with my 2 youngest children and even though it is pre-season, I get into it. I am 100% that annoying person yelling at the TV like they can hear me. Then the most adorable thing started happening. The 3 and 4 year old started yelling the same things I was at the TV… only they don’t know much about football so it would be at completely random times. It is so cute to watch them yell, “Go, go, go!” at the players during a field goal attempt… the opposing team’s attempt. It was a great reminder of how much fun football can be even when you know nothing about the sport. This DIY Cincinnati Bengals purse celebrates that innocent fun with a mix of whimsical buttons and traditional style.

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  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

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Kimm | Reinvented Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Sara | Twelve on Main
Kim | Farmhouse Made Toni | Small Home Soul Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom Marie | DIY Adulation Chelsea | Making Manzanita
Leanna | Of Faerie and Fauna Denise | My Thrifty House Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Florence | Vintage Southern Picks Shirley | Intelligent Domestications | Michelle | Michelle J Designs

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Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

 

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Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Materials

  • XL Bengals Zip-Up Jacket
  • Scissors
  • Straight Pins
  • Needle Black Thread
  • Large Orange Button
  • Small Orange Button
  • Large Black Button
  • Small Black Button
  • Orange Strap (Measured and Cut for where you would like the purse to hang)

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 1

First, sew a whip-stitch around your zipper 6-7 inches from the top.

Tip:

  • Make sure that your jacket is zipped closed for this. You are creating a new stop for the zipper so it needs to be above the stitch.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 2

Next, cut off the trim around the bottom in one long piece.

Note:

  • Keep this for another project that I will be sharing with you later.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 3

Then cut up the side seam of the jacket to just below where you sewed around the zipper.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 4

Cut straight across the front of the jacket, again staying under the sewn part on your zipper.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 5

Repeat step 3 on the opposite side seam of the jacket.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 6

Next, cut to the sleeves on either side.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 7

Then cut about the sleeves and the collar, leaving the collar attached as pictured.

Note:

  • Again, save the pieces you have removed for another project.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 8

Fold your jacket piece in half at the zipper with right-sides facing together.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 9

Line up the edges and pin them together.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 10

Next, sew around the pinned edges starting at the bottom and stopping at the collar.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 11

After the rest of the edges are sewn, trim the collar to match the edge and sew close.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 12

Unzip your zipper and turn your purse right-side out.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 13

Next, sew one end of your strap to the large orange button.

Step 14

Once the orange button is secure, sew the small black button on top of it.

Tip:

  • During these steps, don’t add too many stitches. It will make it harder to attach to your purse in the next step.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 15

Now sew the buttons to the top of your purse.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 16

Repeat steps 13 through 15 with the large black button and small orange button at the bottom of your purse.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

How much fun is this DIY Cincinnati Bengals purse?! I love it when you find something your love at the thrift store and are able to turn it into something amazing. In this case it is being turned into 4 amazing somethings. I will be sharing those tutorials with you throughout the month so don’t throw out any of the pieces we didn’t use to make the purse. Now it is time to check out what my friends discovered this month at the links below.

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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.
These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

8 Awesome Embroidery Hoop Crafts + Merry Monday 167

With school starting back up, this week I wanted to round up some fun crafts that you can do on the go. What better crafts to take with you than these 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate that busy family schedule. In addition, you will have some beautiful home décor when you’ve finished. After you check these out, don’t forget to check out the Merry Monday link party 167 below!

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

 

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These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

Floral Home Sweet Home Embroidery Hoop (Bev at Flamingo Toes)

This gorgeous craft is a fun take on a traditional embroidery hoop design. This would be beautiful on your front door or hanging on your wall.

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

How to Make Embroidery Hoop Wall Décor Using a Sharpie (Katrin at Kreativ K)

Sharpies are incredibly versatile and this embroidery hoop craft further proves that. Make gorgeous décor easily with this easy tutorial.

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Organizer (Michelle at Consumer Crafts)

Need some easy wall organization? This embroidery hoop craft will provide you with organization for your office or craft room!

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

Hogwarts is Home Embroidery Hoop Art (Bev at Flamingo Toes)

Who doesn’t love some Harry Potter crafts? This beautiful embroidery hoop craft will let you rock your nerd style and get your craft on.

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

Ombre French Knot Ampersand Hoop Art (Jennifer at Busy Being Jennifer)

I absolutely love the colors in this gorgeous embroidery hoop craft! This is definitely an awesome craft to brighten up your busy life.

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

I Solemnly Swear- Harry Potter Hoop Art (Bev at Flamingo Toes)

Here’s another super fun Harry Potter embroidery hoop art! You’ll feel mischievously awesome with this Marauder’s Map idea!

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

Pineapple Embroidery Hoop Art (Emily at Two Purple Couches)

Remind yourself to always rock your crown with this gorgeous pineapple craft! I love that she added the pineapple crown to the top of the hop for extra realism.

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

Watercolor Floral Flamingo Embroidery Hoop Art (Bev at Flamingo Toes)

Last, but not least, you know how much I love some gorgeous flamingo art! This watercolor embroidery art is absolutely stunning and surprisingly easy to do.

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts should at least get you through football season. With so many to choose from, you will love getting your craft on at practices. You can get more resources to focus on mom with this back to school round up. Then be sure to come back and check out the Merry Monday link party. We can’t wait to see what you’ve been creating! See you down there!

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These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.


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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 easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Easy DIY Amity Island Tourist Tote Bag

It’s time for another awesome Movie Monday Challenge and this month the challenge movie is Jaws! It had been quite a few years since I have watched it. I forget how funny it was. The quips and verbal jabs are smart, quick, and hilarious. I wanted to create a project to celebrate this lighter side of Jaws. That is why I created this DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach (although maybe not during shark week). It also speaks to my nerdy and unique style. Now you can make your own with the tutorial below!

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This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

 

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Materials

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 1

Start by inserting a piece of cardboard inside of your tote bag.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 2

Next, draw a yellow circle in the center of your tote bag.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 3

Darken your circle to make it more prominent.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 4

Add you sun detail around your yellow circle.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 5

Again, darken your sun detail.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 6

Next, add orange details to your sun details.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 7

Immediately begin blending your yellow and orange details by coloring with your yellow fabric marker.

Tip:

  • Clean your fabric marker by rubbing it on a paper towel until all of the orange is off of it.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 8

In the center of your circle draw a shark fin.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 9

Next, add your wave details to your circle.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 10

Color in your water with a lighter blue marker.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 11

Fill in the rest of the sun with yellow.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 12

Next, draw the word “Amity” at the top of the sun.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 13

Under your sun, draw the word “Island”.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 14

Then color in your word “Island”.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 15

Again color in the word “Amity”.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 16

Remove the cardboard from inside of the tote bag.

Step 17

Cover your tote bag with a layer of fabric and iron according to fabric marker directions or toss in the dryer (alone) to set the design.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Tote bags are seriously some of my favorites! They are so versatile and fun. Once your design is set you are ready to rock your DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag! Take it with you everywhere you go to show off your nerd style. Now it is time to check out all of the other amazing Jaws crafts and recipes from my friends. Find them at the links below!

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This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

On the last Monday of each month, a group of bloggers participate in a #MovieMondayChallenge, hosted by C’mon Get Crafty! We decide on a topic, genre, or specific movie to use for inspiration and everyone gets free reign to create something wonderful!

Now let’s see what everyone else was inspired to create for this month’s #MovieMondayChallenge!! If you’d like to join our Facebook group, you can request an invite 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.
New comforter sets are expensive. Find out how to rock your bedroom makeover on a budget with the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world.

Easiest DIY Comforter Makeover in the World

When you are giving a room a makeover on a budget every penny needs to be spent wisely. You have to stretch your imagination to get a gorgeous and cohesive design on a tight budget. One of the things that led to the chaotic look of our boys’ room is that their bedding didn’t (and never has) match. New bedding sets are expensive and also their bedding is still in great condition. If you are anything like me then you have a problem with replacing perfectly usable items. Throw our small budget into the equation and new bedding was out of the question. I still wanted matching bedding for the room so I came up with the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world.

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New comforter sets are expensive. Find out how to rock your bedroom makeover on a budget with the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world.

 

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Materials

  • Old Comforter (That is still in good shape)
  • Fabric of Choice (I used 4 yd. on the twin and 1.5 yd. on the toddler of this fabric)
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing Machine (This is a Great Beginner One)

**If you are only making a toddler comforter skip to step 4. For all other size comforters start at step 1.**

 

New comforter sets are expensive. Find out how to rock your bedroom makeover on a budget with the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world.

Step 1

Cut your fabric into 2 pieces that are the length of your comforter.

Note:

  • Larger comforters may take more than 2 lengths of fabric depending on the width of your fabric.

 

New comforter sets are expensive. Find out how to rock your bedroom makeover on a budget with the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world.

Step 2

Pin the 2 pieces of fabric lengthwise, right sides together, matching up patterns as needed.

Step 3

Sew along your pinned side.

 

New comforter sets are expensive. Find out how to rock your bedroom makeover on a budget with the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world.

Step 4

Next, unfold your sewn fabric and measure it against your comforter. Trim any excess fabric.

Step 5

Place your sewn fabric right side down against the side of the comforter that you want to preserve.

Note:

  • For example, I wanted the Captain America to still be visible once finished so that is the side my fabric went against.

 

New comforter sets are expensive. Find out how to rock your bedroom makeover on a budget with the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world.

Step 6

Now pin all of the outside edges of the comforter and fabric.

Step 7

Sew all the way around your comforter but leave one corner unsewn, roughly 5 inches on each side of the corner.

 

New comforter sets are expensive. Find out how to rock your bedroom makeover on a budget with the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world.

Step 8

Next, turn your comforter right sides out.

Step 9

Fold the fabric at the corner under to get and even seam and pin the folded fabric to the edge of your comforter.

Step 10

Lastly, sew up your pinned corner.

 

New comforter sets are expensive. Find out how to rock your bedroom makeover on a budget with the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world.

New comforter sets are expensive. Find out how to rock your bedroom makeover on a budget with the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world.

New comforter sets are expensive. Find out how to rock your bedroom makeover on a budget with the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world.

With the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world I was able to make 2 matching comforters and some accents for only $34.00!! You definitely can’t get that deal at a store. (Well, technically I got the fabric from Joann’s so I guess you can get part of that deal at a store.) Now we are one step closer to our awesome camping themed boys room and our budget is on track. Now it is time to start on the dresser update. Find out next week how I’m taking a plain dresser and making it better. It is not only going to get a paint job. I will be adding additional storage to make it a more multi-functional piece of furniture. Until then, you can see our overall plan for the boys room makeover and get my tips for painting the walls and ceiling.

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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.
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.

What part of your style is due for a refresh this summer? I’m definitely going to be rocking a custom phone case to go with my new phone. Before we get started on making these 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers let’s party at the Merry Monday Link Party below. Looking forward to seeing all of your awesome posts and creative ideas!

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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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mm
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.