DIY Craft – Denim Love Affair

Turn Yoour old jeans into a cool denim vest
Turn Yoour old jeans into a cool denim vest

Hi GirlMoguls  – it’s Daisy here, with another cool craft from our friend Ruby over at www.makeitruby.com.  Be sure to check out her site for plenty of cool craft ideas that are cool and under 5 bucks!  But now check out our Denim Love Affair:

“Denim Love Affair”

Ruby’s Tool Kit: jean jacket, ribbon, decorative pins, seam ripper, scissors, fabric glue, needle & thread

1. Renew a comfy jean jacket and turn it into a fun deconstructed jean vest. Remove the sleeves with a seam ripper starting from the inside.

2. Glue decorative trim on with fabric glue and use needle and thread to secure in place.

3. Add your favorite flower power pins and show off the love.

DIY Your Own Green Peace Message Tee

Hey GirlMoguls – we have a great new DIY project from our friend Ruby at www.makeitruby.com – A Green Peace Message Tee!  Check out this cool and enviro-friendly shirt you can make yourself – perfect to keep cool in the summertime.

“Green Peace Message Tee”

green_peace_message_teeRuby’s Tool Kit: plain tee, silk flower petals, fabric glue, scissors, needle & thread

1. Renew a plain tee with silk flower petals.

2. Using fabric glue & secure each petal. Start with a bottom layer.

3. For added durability use a needle & thread lightly stitching petals to tee. Leave the edges of the petals free for a cooler look:)

XOXO – Ruby – check out more great DIY crafts at http://www.makeitruby.com/

DIY Craft – Make It Ruby’s Button Up Retro Bag

DIY Button Bag
DIY Button Bag

Hey GirlMoguls, our friend Ruby, over at www.makeitruby.com just sent us this totally cool new diy craft project – a perfect redo for any old handbag lying around.  You can even head over to a second hand store and pick up a cool bag on the cheap, if you don’t have something at home lying around to re-purpose – oh and that’s another reason why we love this project – giving something old a totally new life…so green (and so ready for Earth Day).

Button Up Retro Bag
Ruby’s Tool Kit: fabric glue, marker, buttons
1. Renew a bag from a second hand store or from your own closet and
make it scream RETRO 🙂
2. Apply different color buttons to the bag with a fabric glue.
3. Glue a broach to the front of the bag to add some extra bling.
xoxo Ruby – be sure to head on over to www.makeitruby.com for more great DIY Craft Projects

DIY Nightstand: Say GOOD NIGHT to Expensive Furniture!

Okay, GirlMoguls, now I know most of us are not Bob the Builder, but that does not mean we have to spend hundreds of dollars on expensive furniture from stores. Since we can’t make furniture out of scratch materials, we just have to improve what we can have. I have some tips to make a cheap buy an expensive looking piece that also WORKS just as well as the pricy stuff. Today, I’m going to spruce up a nightstand for you!
You Need: 1 Canvas and Metal Nightstand, Assembly Required ($39.99 from Bed, Bath, and Beyond; comes in 3-drawer styles or 5-drawer styles in 4 different colors)
Fabric Paint (any colors you want)
Fabric Glue
3 Pieces of Cardboard, cut to fit the underside of the drawers

Directions: 1. With a parent’s help, assemble the basic frame of the nightstand, which includes screwing together the frame to the metal shelves.
2. Remove the canvas drawers from the box. There should also be canvas boards to push down into the drawers (for structure), but we will get to those in a minute.
3. Take the colored fabric paints of your choice and paint your design onto the front of each drawer. Allow them to sit out and dry. (I chose gold paint because my drawers are black)
4. Once the paint is dry, open the drawers. They should be flimsy, but we’ll fix that. Take the canvas square piece, and cover one side of it completely with fabric glue. Push the glue covered side down into the drawer, and press firmly. This will not only insure that the square provides support for the drawer, but also will ensure it doesn’t move around or pop off.
5. Before finishing, take the cardboard pieces you cut out to match the shelves and place one on each shelf underneath the drawer. Secure with duct tape (underneath the cardboard piece so the tape doesn’t show). This will stop the drawer from stalling when you try and pull it out of the shelf.
6. And voila! You now have a personalized, long lasting, and amazing looking piece of furniture for an affordable price!

Check mine out here:

DIY Project - Make Your Own Nightstand
DIY Project - Make Your Own Nightstand

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DaisyPosted by GirlMogul Daisy