Monday, December 5, 2011

A weekend of crafting!

I've been crafting up a storm this weekend! Several different projects, some still in the works.

#1 No Sew T-shirt Ruffle Scarf with rosettes

I used an old t-shirt and the bottoms of some little stretchy pants that we had cut off. Cut up your material into circles about the size of a dinner plate. I used about 5 circles of each color. Make sure there are no seams in your circles. Then cut around those circles in a spiral pattern (see below).
Stretch it out and tug just a little to make the edges curl. Layer up your strands. I used another long skinny piece of the black material to tie the strands together and left some hanging loose. With the ends I rolled them up to make rosettes (adding a third rosette with the turquoise). Stitch down to the strands to keep the rosette shape. Ta da! One ruffled rosette tshirt scarf!

#2 Ribbon Christmas Tree Shirt

So easy! Green grosgrain ribbon 1 3/4 in. wide. I cut 10 strips (9 about 4 inches long and 1 about 2 1/2 inches long) and a red grosgrain ribbon 1/2 in. wide made into a bow (sorry didn't measure this one!).

Use a little Alene's tacky glue and glue the folded ends of your ribbon together.  Place on shirt in a tiered fashion (4, 3, 2, 1) with the shortest ribbon on top. I tacked it down with a little glue and then the next day stitched it down. Top with your red ribbon bow.  As my girls would say...easy peasy!

I have a few more projects in the works that are not complete yet. I'll post them as soon as I get done! Happy Crafty!

1 comment:

  1. These are adorable!
    I'm thinking the ribbon one could be modified....maybe a flower or a sun to be less seasonal? =)