DIY Child’s Backpack {Sewing Tutorial}

DIY childs backpack tutorial

I have teamed up with Online Fabric Store this week to bring you four sewing tutorials using the most beautiful fabric like Amy Butler, Joel Dewberry and Michael Miller. I thought we would start the week with a backpack we made for Kayla’s upcoming school year.  We?  Yes we!  My amazing cousin Lindsay is visiting from Chicago to help with these tutorials. 

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DIY Stained Wood Shim Starburst Mirror

stained wood shim starburst mirror

I am absolutely thrilled with how my DIY stained wood shim mirror turned out.  I know there are a zillion tutorials out there for making mirrors like this.  However, I think I am the only crazy one that sanded and stained 315 wood shims.  That part was not for the weak of heart.  Me-oh-my!  But I love it, I love it, I love it and don’t regret the decision for one minute!

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Piccadilly Earrings {Anthro-Knock-Off}

dangly drop earrings

I am a fan of jewelry.  Not dainty, fine, pretty jewelry.  But the big, gaudy, blingy kind.  When it comes to earrings, the longer the better.  And I adore dangly drop ones.  I fell in love with the $48 Piccadilly Chandelier Earrings from Anthropologie.  So when Michaels challenged me to ReCreate something I decided these pretty chandelier earrings would be just the right project.

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Handmade Checkerboard

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My kids love Melissa & Doug Wooden Toys.  They are such high quality toys and we always seem to ask for them for gifts.  Each of the sets come with a wood crate that stores the set.  While I love the crates they really could use a top on them in order to make it into our playroom (I am not a fan of pieces everywhere). So what has happened over the years of receiving Melissa & Doug toys is we have amassed a collection of these wood crates.

checkerboard DIY

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