No Sew Tote Bag {Get Out That Glue Gun!}

no sew tote bag {get out your glue gun}

Hello, it’s Carmel from Our Fifth House and I’m back today with a fun, super simple project that will make use of any fabric scraps you have leftover from other projects.   But don’t worry, for any of you who don’t know how to sew, all you need is a hot glue gun for this fabric {…Read More…}





DIY Screen Printed T-Shirt

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So on our 16-hour-turned-22-hour trip to Florida we listened to a lot of music to keep the kids happy.  Isaac and his buddy Andrew begged for us to play “I’m the Man” by Aloe Blacc and to roll down the windows while they sung it loudly.  I think we listened to this song at least 15 times.  Watching the boys get that “I’m the Man” look on their face and groove and dance in their seats was definitely a memory that is ingrained into my head whenever I think of our Florida trip.  I thought it would be fun to make the boys a shirt as a memento.  The both love the shirts (as do all the boys in our neighborhood). In fact Isaac is on day three in a row of wearing it.  I keep reminding him it is beneficial to wash it – he isn’t convinced.  

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Upcycled Painted T-Shirt Skirt

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I am on a t-shirt kick this week.  Did you see the scarf and dress I made for Kayla already? I thought it would be fun to paint stripes on an old t-shirt (that got accidentally bleached – DOH!) and turn it into a ruffled striped skirt for my daughter.  Now I did this project a couple of years ago and my daughter still wears the skirt. While is is almost ready to be passed down on the hand-me-down train I thought we could retake a look at it once more before that happens.

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DIY Upcycled T-shirt Dress

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I am loving upcycling old t-shirts.  T-shirt material is so forgiving and it usually doesn’t need extra prep for the edges not to fray.  I was inspired by Cheri from I am Momma Hear Me Roar to try my sewing skills at using t-shirts to make a layered dress for Kayla. I must say once you get the hang of it you can’t stop making them.  They are so fun and embellishing makes them each unique.

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