Posts Tagged ‘craft projects’

The Art Of Jewelry Organizing

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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Now what we’re about to say may shock you, but that doesn’t make it any less true: you don’t have to spend minutes (hours?) a day untangling your earrings. In fact, you could even transform that disheveled pile sitting on your shelf—or stuffed in a Mason jar, or dare we say in an old shoebox—into a work of art in less than 30 minutes.

We’ll give you a second to remove your jaw from the floor.

Keep reading to find out how to create this game-changing item in six simple steps. Once completed, the only thing you’ll have left to worry about is which pair to wear!

What You’ll Need:
Embroidery hoop
Fabric
Scissors
Needle + Thread
Sewing pins

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Directions:

Step One: Grab your hoop. The bigger the hoop, the more earrings it can hold!

Step Two: Choose your favorite fabric and cut a circle a little larger than the hoop. Make sure to choose a fabric thin enough to be stretched, but sturdy enough to support those “special” dangly earrings reserved for big nights out. (You know which ones we’re talking about!)

Step Three: Pull that fabric nice and taut, and secure the hoop.

Step Four (optional): Customize your canvas! Sew on any patches or embellishments you wish.

Step Five: Stitch the fabric on the back of the hoop together to make it hold longer (if you think you may feel inspired to change the fabric—which you can as many times as you wish!—then leave as is).

Step Six: Hang that sucker proudly! You earned it.

Now that your jewelry has been suitably organized and framed, are you ready to do more crafting? Remember: you can find the finest embroidery floss and other supplies for all your craft and DIY needs at the DMC Threads online shop!





 


Your Spring Style’s In The Bag

Saturday, March 21, 2015

dmc clutchSpring has finally arrived, and we can’t wait to experiment with new color schemes, especially those that can be worn in “clutch” situations… if you catch our drift.

Don’t worry, even if you didn’t we’ll still tell you: A DIY clutch!

You heard that right. Next time you need a new accessory to brighten up an outfit, look no further than your knitting needles and our new Ribbon XL Hoooked.

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By the way, we’re crazy about this new product — it really knows no bounds. Think anything from apparel to a wide range home accessories. Plus, it’s easy to work with and made from 100% recycled fibers, and it’s tubular structure makes it both incredibly durable and lightweight. In other words, the perfect fabric for a go-to handbag.

It also comes in — count ‘em — 16 colors! So if you like the bag (and trust us, you will), make another one in a different color. Then another… and maybe even another! It will be your favorite Spring and Summer accent. Let’s get started!

 

What you need:

– 2 Coils of RibbonXL (We’re using orange today)

– 40 x 70cm rectangular cloth upholstery (Don’t have one? It’s DMC item code: DT401)

– 2 small perforated belts (can also use a thin braided belts, whichever you prefer — get creative!)

– Knitting needles (Using an Elastic Point 2/2: 2 points to the right / 2 reverse)

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How to make it:

– Mount 38 points and work in knit 2/2 until a height of 70 cm

– Close the points. The result is a rectangle of 41 x 70cm

– With the rectangle of fabric, line the fabric rectangle RibbonXL and sew with small dots. (The bag is obtained by folding the rectangle into 3 parts: The bottom is composed of 2 parts of 24cm, which is sewn to the sides The remaining part is not sewn.)

– Fold the flap and fasten two belts around the bag
Now we only have one question for you… What color bag will YOU be making first??





 


Take Yourself To A Better Place…Mat!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

place mats 2Ah, there’s nothing like the look of a new table setting to make you feel inspired and brighten up your entire home. But let’s face it, stocking up on our favorite place mats can be pricey — that’s why we’ve made our own, of course!

These crochet place mats are made from our incredibly durable and soft Natura XL. They’re easy to make and so creative and original your friends will be asking you “where they can buy them!” — and you’ll feel even better when you tell them you actually crafted these yourself!

Below is everything you need to know to give your table a new, festive look.

Materials:

3 balls of of DMC’s Natura (in any color you like!)

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A Bamboo crochet hook (Also available at DMC)

The Process:

Make a chain of 33 basis points and make a crochet in the second chain stitch counting from the hook.

Weave a dwarf in each of the 14 points following chain stitch.

Make 20 chain stitches more.

Once woven, base sheet continues to form following the pattern for the next 18 passes.

place matsNote: You will use several points besides the ridges and crochets described: High Point, High Point Double and Double High Point; there are increases and decreases for each one.

Send us photos of your finished products or post on our Facebook page! We can’t wait to see your creations…





 


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