Archive for the ‘OberDIY’ Category

Pinwheel Themed Dol

All this talk on my daughter’s Doljanchi (also referred to as a Dol), a Korean first birthday, and how to make a Dol Tower, I thought I would include a post of how I decorated with a pinwheel theme so you can see all the DIY and the final product. As I mentioned in my post […]

How to Make a Dol Tower

My niece celebrated her first birthday last month seven months ago.  (I started writing this post a long time ago!) Like most American children’s birthday parties, it was accompanied by family, food and fun.  But this was not your typical birthday party.  It is a Doljanchi (also referred to as a Dol), a Korean first […]

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How to Spray Paint Lamp Bases

I am in the process of redoing my second bedroom for a future resident and needed to address the lighting (or the fact that I didn’t have any).  I had a floor lamp that would supply some light, but I wanted lamps to flank the bed.  I already went on this mission a month earlier […]

How to Make a Drawstring Bag

I have been on a roll with the sewing machine via the throw pillow and shirt sleeve wine bag so I thought why not try my hand at another craft…after all I did have some ‘fabric’ left from the button down shirts.  (If I didn’t mention it, I did use the body of the button down to make […]

How to Make a Shirt Sleeve Wine Bag

Now that I got the hang of the sewing machine with the throw pillow, I thought I would try my hand at another project — reinventing my husband’s button down as a wine bag.  I love upcycling! Items Needed to Make a Shirt Sleeve Wine Bag: Shirt Sleeve Scissors Sewing Machine (or needle and thread) […]

How to Make a Throw Pillow

I love throw pillows.  They can change the feel of a room and my living room was in need of more of them!  I decided to make one square throw for the couch and two rectangle throws for the one and a half chairs. I went to my local craft store and could not find […]

How to Make a Stencil and Apply to Fabric

After watching too much Nate Berkus I had MANY ideas for various parts of my home.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with Nate, he is an interior designer who had a daytime television show featuring many DIY design projects.  As I would watch his show on DVR, I would be inspired to change […]

How to Tea Stain Fabric

Someone tea stained a dress they were wearing at a party 5+ years ago and it was something that stuck with me.  I wanted to try it, but never had an application for it.  FINALLY, I do. Items Needed to Tea Stain Fabric: Fabric Tea Water Pot (will need to be large enough for fabric […]

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