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DIY Yarn Hanging

Obviously around here we love DIY projects, and this one is about as adorable, easy and cheap as they come! It’s also perfectly customizable and no two wall hangings look the same. You might already have all of the items needed, but if not a quick trip to the craft store and $10 should do it!

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

Scissors

Wide-tooth comb

Dowel rod (We used a 1/8″ rod)

Yarn in colors of your choice

STEP ONE: To get started we cut a few pieces of each yarn, about 20 of each color. You’ll need to trim some of the pieces at the end, so don’t worry if they aren’t all exactly the same length.


STEP TWO: 
Next you’ll grab your dowel rod, and the color of yarn you want your wall hanging to start with. Really any pattern or sequence of colors will look awesome, so just have fun with it! Fold your yarn in half, and place the looped end behind your dowel rod. Then just grab the rest of the yarn hanging down, pull it through the loop and pull until tight. Make sure to leave about an inch of the rod clear on both sides.

STEP 3: Now you’ll just continue making the same type of knot, alternating the yarn for your desired pattern. Make sure to keep the knots close together to cover up the dowel rod. Stop once your knots are about an inch away from the end of the rod.

STEP 4: To make the hanger, just simply cut a piece of your yarn of choice, and tie a knot on each end.

STEP 5: This step is easiest if you place the wall hanging on the wall, and let the yarn hang down. Just simply comb through the yarn to make things a little neater, and prepare for trimming the ends.

STEP 6: Lastly, just trim the ends as you desire! I decided to trim the ends straight across, but something asymmetrical and a little messy would be awesome. Wah-lah! You now have a beautiful wall hanging that probably only took a few minutes.

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DIY Braided Headband

DIY BRAIDED HEADBAND

If you’re like us, you will most likely have every supply for this tutorial lying around to make your very own braided headband. (A hair tie might be the hardest one to find.) This project has been floating around pinterest & we thought we’d give it a go!

Now it’s your turn:

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

Fabric

Elastic ponytail holder

Glue (hot glue or fabric glue will do)

Measuring tape


    SOURCE: HAPPY TOGETHER   SOURCE: HAPPY TOGETHER
1. You want to cut at least 3 strips that are double the length of your head measurement and about 1″ wide. You can make the width larger or smaller depending on what you want. I made the ones on mine a little bigger so it would be thicker. If you don’t have super long pieces of fabric, you can tie them together (or sew them together).
2. Place all three strips together and loop through an elastic. Leave enough to knot the fabric two times. There will be some extra fabric on the end, but we will take care of that later.
3. Start to braid as close as possible to the knot. Make it loose or tight, however you like. I preferred mine on the tighter side. Don’t worry if you tied any pieces together and they are sticking out at this point. Some might get braided in though.
4. Braid until the braid and the length of the elastic ponytail holder is equal to the head measurement you took earlier. My elastics weren’t too stretchy, so this worked perfectly. If yours has a lot of stretch, test it on your head and see if you want the braid shorter.
5. There will be enough fabric on the end to loop through the elastic and knot two times on that end. Trim any pieces sticking out.
6. Use glue to help secure knots in place. Make sure it is dry before putting on head. *Instead of knotting fabric on, you can simple fold the fabrics over the elastics and sew them there.


This project was super easy & really fun to make. Now it’s your turn…
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DIY Painted Pots

BEAUTIFY ROYAL SQUARE: PAINTING PROJECT

We have been exploring our creativity with painting flower pots. In our neighborhood we are participating in a project called: beautify Royal Square. Last Saturday we invited the community to The Parliament, took to our brushes, paint and got to work!

Here was some of the inspiration we found:

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SUPPLIES NEEDED:
plastic/ceramic pot
paint
brushes
creativity
HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FINISHED PRODUCTS:    #beautifyroyalsquarepots4.jpgpots5.jpgpots3.jpgpots2.jpgpots1.jpgpot.jpg

This coming Saturday, June 27th, from 8-2 is our planting day. Join us at the Parliament as we begin to plant beautiful flowers in the pots we created and place them around our neighborhood. This is a family friendly event; the more the merrier!
DETAILS & RSVP HERE

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DIY Upcycled Hoop Art

Did you ever find yourself with a piece of fabric or an old t-shirt that you just couldn’t part with? Well then, this tutorial is for you! Grab these simple supplies and in a matter of minutes, you will have a way to display that item in your space.

In this tutorial we used a vintage cloth napkin that was just too pretty to pass up.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

scrap fabric

embroidery hoop

scissors


STEP 1:

lay the inner hoop on a flat surface

STEP 2:

lay the fabric on top of the hoop.

STEP 3:

place the outer hoop on top of the fabric.

STEP 4:

secure hoops together & tighten.

STEP 5:

trim off excess fabric with scissors. 

STEP 6:

hang & enjoy!

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