Monday, March 30, 2015

DIY Monday # Backyard easy projects

Time to go back outside and take care of our backyard! I found some easy DIY to upgrade your patio, deck, front porch, balcony....any outside corner we didn't take care of during the winter time. Barbecue time is back, so let's start enjoying being outside again! Have a nice Monday!

Patio umbrella makeover // Bigger than the three of us

DIY flower pot table // Apartment therapy

DIY bean bag pouf // Nalle's House

Birdfeeder from glass shades // The art of doing stuff

Citronella candles // The mountain creative

DIY play tent // Handmade mood

Pipe bench // Homemade modern

Deck top Pond // Lowe's

DIY star wars windschimes // Our nerd home

Friday, March 27, 2015

Make a dragonfly pendant

If you are looking for a cute Spring accessory, this dragonfly pendant is for you. I made it using simple jewelry supplies, wire & beads, it's easier than it looks! You will find the complete tutorial on Dream a Little bigger. I hope you will enjoy it! If you want more jewelry tutorials, you can take a look at my DIY jewelry gallery! Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

How to sew a laptop case

I didn't have a case for my laptop, so I sew a funny one! I decide to use oilcloth fabric.
For a few reasons : Because my kids take swimming lessons 3 times a week and I have to wait for them in the humid, hot and chlorinated atmosphere of the pool, so maybe the oilcloth will protect my computer from their attempt to dive.  Because I like the bright pattern and I already had a scrap piece of fabric! It's basically the same process as the 30 minutes pouch tutorial.

You gonna need 4 rectangles, 2 for the outside and 2 for the liner, and a zipper. The rectangles are 1inch wider than my laptop.

You rounded every corner. You can use a cap as a guideline.

Place the liner fabric right side up and put the zipper on top right side up.
Then, place the oilcloth fabric on top, wrong side up. So both fabric have the right side inside. You pin fabrics and zipper together and sew along the zipper. I just use a few pin, and I put them close to the edges. So the small holes made in the oilcloth are hidden in the lining.

Sew the zipper along the rounded edges. Then, flip the pouch to get the right side out and the zipper apparent

You put the others two rectangles on those already sewn, liner right side on right side, and oilcloth right side on right side. You pin fabric and zipper together and sew along the zipper. 

This is what you must have a this point.

You return the case to have the zipper inside and the fabric on top of each other (liner on liner and oilcloth on oilcloth) You pin along and sew, first the oilcloth side and then the liner (leaving an unsewn gap in it to be able to return the case). As the corner are rounded, you need to adjust the liner fabric and the oilcloth. It's easier to sew one side at the time.

Turn the pouch inside out, and close the liner gap with some hand stitch.

Et voila, a nice colorful laptop case!! It was the first time I sew oilcloth and it was quite easy. I will definitely use it on other project. I want to try to make nice lunch bags for my kids. Meanwhile you can have a look at this trio zipped bag and at those 30 minutes pouches.

Monday, March 23, 2015

DIY Monday # Banner flags

Finding stuff to hang on the walls can be budget challenging...I'm sure you couldn't missed all the flags on craft blogs. A banner is a sweet option to decor a wall. It's easy and cheap to do, you can personalize it and if you like to, change it for every holiday! Take a look at the tutorials selection for more inspiration. Have a nice Monday!

Aztec inspired banner // Pennies for a fortune

 Inspirational banner // Sugar & Cloth

 Paper banner // Craft hunter
 Resolution banner // The making home

 Home sweet home banner // Angel in the north

 DIY pennant // Nalle's house

 Hearts banner // Sarah hearts

 DIY pennant // Atilio

 diy banner // Vicky barone

 Fabric quote banner // homemade Ginger

 Printed banner // she's called Claire

Gold leather banner // Oleander + Palm

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