Everyone’s got their favorite arm accessories. Beaded bracelets, friendship bands, gold cuffs, silver charms, wish cords, macramé wraps … the list is endless! And if we could only wear them all and just ogle at their lovely features that make them our favorites. Alas! There’s a very trendy solution to wearing our favorite pieces at once without looking like a walking Christmas tree: bracelet layering, or arm party :D Here are a few tips on playing with your own arm candy:
Heehee. Forgive, we did not get to upload our Tutorial/Teach Me Tuesday article! /busybusybusy. Anyhoo, as promised, here is a tutorial on making bows/ribbons. As you may probably have known already, we adore bows and ribbons so much that it always has to be a part of M’s outfits and bags and whatnot. Unique bow accessories are hard to find, and thus we try to create our own pieces. Here’s how M does hers in this fun and very, very easy
DIY bow tutorial.
Things you need:
Clear nail polish
Felt cloth/any type of cloth
Here we go again. Be sure the materials you use are safe and hypoallergenic. Be sure to refer to the FDA site to check if the product you’ll be using is free from harmful substances. :D
1. Take your pencil and ruler and draw a rectangular shape on the felt cloth. If you’re planning to make a chunky, stuffed ribbon, add about half a centimeter space for stitching.
2. Carefully cut through the lines. Use sharp scissors to prevent damaging the cloth and to have that crisp finish.
3. Fold the rectangular piece and half then sew the ends together.
4. Here’s the fun part! Pinch the middle part of the rectangular piece according to the shape that you want! Sew the pinched parts carefully.
5. Take another rectangular piece and cover the pinched part with the stitches. Heehee. Hide, hide!
6. Tadaaah! I added some space in the rectangular piece that hides the pinched part so I could use it as a pendant for a necklace.
7. Add some color by sewing different colored pieces together.
8. Or you can even fill the cloth with fiber filling and seal the edges to have a cute, chunky bow! The options are endless!
Welcome to the pilot episode of Fimfim’s Tutorial Tuesday (or Teach Me Tuesday, subject to change :D). We’ve done a lot of art projects every since we were younger, and we’ve grown to love exercising our creativity and quirky sides through the handmade stuff we create. We’re going to share with you some of our craft projects and DIY stuff, and hopefully we could learn from everyone, too :) Feel free to message us here or @ email@example.com, and you may also leave comments.
We’re sharing with you today how to make a Cat/Kitten Ears Headband!
We attended the 9th Anniversary Celebration of our organization, UP Sirkulo ng mga Kabataang Artista (UP SIKAT) weeks ago. The theme was inspired by cats, since you know, 9 years, 9 lives. Teehee. So we had to wear anything feline inspired. We came dressed up as The Cat in the Hat and Caith Sith. But you know what, there are a lot more creative and witty costumes, like, UPCAT and a PE class, basCATball. Here’s how we made our cat ears for the party:
Things you’ll need:
Glue gun x glue stick or white/clear-drying glue
Craft knife or cutter
Thread and needle
Clear nail polish
Bobby pins/hair pins
I bought my craft foam at National Bookstore, they’re usually displayed right next to scrapbooking/hobby materials. Make sure that your craft foam is non-toxic!
1. Take the craft foam and draw the shape of the cat ears that you want. Be sure to use a ruler to keep your lines straight and clean and to have accurate dimensions. If you’re not confident enough to draw directly on the foam, you can draw it on scratch paper first then trace the design onto the foam. Be sure to add a flap/long rectangular shape at the base of the shape. This will put your ear in place on the headband.
Oops, somebody decided to drop by. Hi Mister Kitty :)
2. Using your craft knife or cutter, carefully cut the shapes. Or you may also use scissors, although you have to be extra careful because the cut is not usually precise. I use X-acto craft knives for my projects because they’re trustworthy, precision cutting guaranteed, and they’re also safe and easy to use. Again, do not forget to add the long rectangular flap at the base.
3. You must have something that looks like this. Heehee. You sew on the buttons and create a slit at the flap.
Be sure you’ve sewn the buttons properly. They will be responsible for holding your ears in place. Drop some clear nail polish on the thread and knots for extra hold.
4. Hot glue the other ear pieces onto the first ear pieces. As you can see here, I tried to create rounded edges for a cuter feel. Heehee.
5. Attach the ears onto the headband. Ta-daaah! You can easily attach and detach the ears so you can wear more designs or if you want to keep your headband plain.
You can also use bobby pins/hair pins and hair clips in place of the headband. They’re versatile like that!:)
Hope you enjoyed our simple tutorial. Share with us your works, too :)
Do you love bows? :) We sure do!