Monday, August 22, 2016

DIY Smart Cookie Pencil Case

Get ready for back to school with this DIY Smart Cookie Pencil case. 
It holds all your essential school supplies and more!

Stuff You Need:
- (2) light brown felt sheets
- 6" zipper
- fabric glue
- pen
- scissors
- small plate
- black puff paint
- additional felt in black, dark brown and pink

1. Trace out 2 circles on the light brown felt sheets using a small plate.
2. Cut out circles.
3. In the center of one of the circles, measure 2 lines that are a 1/2 inch a part. This will be the opening for your zipper.
4. Cut out the 1/2 inch piece of felt between your lines.
5. Place zipper in the center of the opening. Apply fabric glue to the side of the zipper and glue down the 1st side. Repeat process on the other side.
6. Once the glue is set, cut off any excess zipper material.
7. Take the other circle and apply fabric glue along the outer edges and glue together.
8. Cut chocolate chips out of the dark brown felt. Cut smart cookie's eyes out of the black felt and his cheeks out of the pink felt. Then attach all with fabric glue. 
9. Draw his eyeglasses and mouth with the black puff paint. Allow paint to dry over night before using.

Now, you're one smart cookie!

Monday, August 15, 2016

DIY Dory Wristlet

"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming"...
with this diy no-sew Dory wristlet.

Stuff You'll Need:
- (2) 9x9 blue felt sheets 
- navy, yellow, white & black felt (Dory's features)
- fabric glue 
- pen
- scissors
- black ribbon

1. Print out a Dory template (I found several online). Cut Dory's body out of the (2) blue felt sheets using your template.

2. Cut Dory's features out of felt: navy and yellow for fin, tail & mouth, white & black for the eyes.

3. Attach all pieces with fabric glue. Place this piece on top of the other Dory body cut out. Glue along the edge with fabric glue leaving about a 1/4" seam. Make sure you leave a little opening at the top so you can put your stuff inside the bag. Attach some black ribbon with fabric glue at the base of the tail.

** This blog does not endorse Disney. Any ideas or instructions for diy products are for personal use only and not for distribution.**