How To Make Velcro Ribbon Belts

How to make ribbon velcro belts via lilblueboo.comThese little belts are easy to make and great for kids because of the velcro closure.  Each belt costs about $2.00 in supplies.

I started with 1″ webbing:

DIY webbing belts via lilblueboo.com

 

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Carving Rocks with a Dremel

How to carve and drill holes through rocks with a Dremel via lilblueboo.com

There is something very gratifying about carving into a rock.  This project was kind of therapeutic. I was thinking I’d carve some words into rocks and maybe start leaving them around Palm Desert to see if people find them…. [Read more…]

How to Make a DIY Custom Instagram iPad Cover

How to Make a Custom Instagram iPad Cover via lilblueboo.com

Boo and I made this iPad cover highlighting some of our favorite Instagram photos from the last year.  Wouldn’t this make a great holiday gift for family members? You can have custom iPad covers made for around $55 online but this one cost me around $20 to make.

I used this blank “transfer ready” iPad case: [Read more…]

DIY Suede Fringe Handbag

DIY Upcycled Suede Fringe Handbag Tutorial and Template via lilblueboo.com

I see so much suede at the thrift store….I have a few jackets, a skirt, a few pairs of pants….it’s all outdated and just waiting to be cut up and made into something amazing. Here’s my first suede remake project……an old pair of suede pants and a thrift store belt into a fringe handbag. It was actually a fairly easy project. The key is to not cut the fringe until the handbag is finished. If you can’t find suede at the store you can also check Etsy and Ebay for remnants. You can also use leather or microfiber. Here are the original pants:

Original Suede Pants via lilblueboo.com

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Easy DIY Hand Stamped Jewelry

How to Make Hand Stamped Jewelry via lilblueboo.com

I’ve stamped metal before for but never on jewelry. Here’s what the basic metal stamping kit includes:

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DIY Glitter TOMS

DIY Glitter TOMS via lilblueboo.com

I recently refurbished my TOMS with spraypaint…..and now it was time to redo Boo’s pair. They had a few holes in the toes: [Read more…]

How to Make Chalkboard Tags

How to make chalkboard tags via lilblueboo.com

Isn’t this little gift tag cute? And because it’s a chalkboard it can be used over and over again. It’s like a gift on a gift!

Chalkboard gift tags via lilblueboo.com

I ordered a bunch of different shaped wood cut-outs to keep on hand. (My source was Casey’s Wood Products.) [Read more…]

June 2012 Tutorial Roundup

white balance by gayle vehar for lilblueboo.com

dollar coupon printables via lilblueboo.com photography cheat sheet by gayle vehar for lilblueboo.com

better photos in the summer sun by gayle vehar for lilblueboo boys of summer free printable art via lilblueboo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ongoing series! [Read more…]

Easy Finger Crochet Friendship Bracelets

Easy Finger Crochet Bracelet DIY via lilblueboo.com

 

My grandmother taught me to crochet with my fingers when I was about 5 or 6 years old. I used basic twine to make bracelet after bracelet when I was at her house.  This is a fun easy craft to teach younger kids and to make easy layering bracelets for yourself. I like using baker’s twine, leather lacing and colorful string:

Easy Finger Crochet Bracelet DIY materials needed via lilblueboo.com

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Felted Pinwheels (A Tutorial)

Felted Pinwheel Accessories Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

Have you tried felting yet?  It’s so easy and a fun effect.  We’ve been making these little mixed color pinwheels for accessories. Boo’s favorites are the rainbow ones. With this technique using pipecleaners it’s easy to make a long “rope-like” piece of felted wool.

First, you need some wool roving (I got mine from Dharma Trading)…..and a little bag goes a long way.  It comes in a variety of colors:

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