Category: home_diy

How to boot cuffs from a sweater

how to boot cuffs from a sweater

Learning how to make your own boot cuffs from a sweater and how to make your own leg warmers from a sweater is so easy!  Read on to learn how to make your own. Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday filled with friends and family and all that good stuff. Now it’s time for New Year’s Resolutions, which, if yours include saving money, being environmentally friendly, and/or staying stylish, this easy DIY project is…
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Wrapping presents with simple felt balls

wrap presents with simple felt balls

Today, a simple present wrapping (tutorial) with felt balls today, an easy how-to from DIY contributor Steph!   December is officially here! Can you even believe it? Holiday shopping time is quickly dwindling and presents need to get wrapped. This week’s project is a fun and simple way to wrap your presents for your friends and family using felt balls. Wrapping presents with simple felt balls   Materials Needed: Felt Balls: You can purchase these at most craft stores, or…
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Make jeweled bobbies from earrings

make jeweled bobbies

This week: make jeweled bobbies from earrings (inspired by Anthropologie jeweled bobby pins). Hello again! Steph here to show you yet another fabulously easy DIY project you can make with simple materials you probably have around the house. I often peruse Anthropologie’s website for DIY ideas. I absolutely love their style, but it can be a bit out of my price range especially when some of the items can easily be made at home. When I saw these bobbies on…
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How to napkin rings for the holidays

how to napkin ring

 

Today’s DIY is how to make napkin rings for the holidays.  Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner the blog world has been chock-full of amazing recipe ideas and round ups. Which, don’t get me wrong, I am totally enjoying every mouth watering picture of turkey, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pies. However, we can’t forget about the rest of the table during the holiday meal!

To help spruce up the place settings, here is an easy do-it-yourself napkin ring project made out of simple materials you probably already have at home.

How to napkin rings for the holidays

Materials:

  • Toilet Paper or Paper towel rolls
  • Yarn Scraps
  • Hot Glue

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Allison

Hello there! I’m Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I’m super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we’re a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!

Do it yourself tea cup sleeve + template

do it yourself homemade holiday

 

Today’s post is a homemade holiday do it yourself tea cup sleeve + template.  So easy and fun!  The weather is getting gradually cooler here in the mid-west reminding us that full-fledged winter is just around the corner, and that means it is almost hot chocolate season! (or hot tea, or cider…)

Whatever warm drink you prefer, it will most definitely taste better with a properly adorned mug. Cue in this week’s do it yourself project: a polka dot tea cup sleeve.

craft supplies

Materials:

  • 3 colors felt
  • scarp yarn – about a 10” piece
  • a button
  • thread

Supplies:

  • Sleeve Template
  • Scissors
  • A quarter
  • Pen
  • Needle
  • Sewing Machine
  • Tapestry needle

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Allison

Hello there! I’m Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I’m super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we’re a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!

Easy how to tote from a towel

tea towel totebag

// Today we have another easy how to post from Steph, this one is how-to sew a tote out of a towel.  Prepare to be amazed because this is an amazing DIY you can totally do in an hour! // Steph: I bought these tea towels from Target weeks ago and thought they were just too cute not to be transformed into something. This easy tutorial will teach you how to tote bag was a perfect, versatile solution to make…
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How to magnetic cork numbers and letters

how to cork magnets

Raise your hand if you had those primary-colored plastic numbers and letters magnets on your fridge growing up (or if you still have them).   Yup, thought so. They’re so fun to play with, right?  Today’s DIY is an updated version of those fun magnetic letters that look a bit cooler and are customizable to whatever color(s) you want. How to magnetic cork numbers and letters:     Here’s a list of the supplies needed for this DIY how to…
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DIY candle cozy recycle craft

DIY recycle candle cozy craft

—This is the 2nd post from my phenomenal new editor Steph.  Last week Steph instructed us on how to make a ridiculous cute DIY painted pumpkin craft, and I can’t wait to paint my own.   Today she’s going to teach us how to do a cool craft using a couple of things you can recycle into a cozy craft.  So adorable.  Thanks Steph!– A few months ago I was on a real pb+j kick, and when I finished the…
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Tea Light Made From An Orange

how to orange votive

It’s still Winter, even though the weather in Utah has been ten kinds of insane.  She’s a fickle little diva, that Winter.  Anyhow, since citrus is so widely available in the depths of despair December/January it’s a fun time to get your craft on and whip up a tea light made from an orange.  Or three. Serious. Martha, procurer of all things beautiful, taught me how to do this little bit of magic with oranges and I’ll tell you what:…
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