Thursday, January 19, 2012

DIY Tshirt scarf

This is a tutorial for a DIY Tshirt scarf.
First, find an old Tshirt either of yours or your significant other.  In my opinion, the larger the better as it will make a longer scarf and you will be able to tie it easily around your neck (if you choose).  I apologize for the picture here, but this Tshirt is actually a black Tshirt that I stole from hubby's closet.  Shhhh...nobody tell him ok?  Ok, good. 
I forgot to take a picture of the next stop, but take an ordinary paper plate (you can use anything circular, but I liked the size of a paper plate), place it face down on the shirt, and trace circles all over the Tshirt until you run out of material.  Mine made about 8 and the Tshirt was an XL.  Oh-and this works best if the shirt does not have seams down the side(s) as you will get more circles from the shirt.
The next two steps may take a while until you get a rythm down, but bare with me....
Cut all the circles out and then start cutting each circle into a spiral.  As you can see below, I cut strips about 1/2 wide (maybe 3/4 inch).  I hope that last part makes sense since I didn't get to video the process. 
After all the sprial strips are cut, lay two peices end to end and use fabric glue to secure the two peices together.  Let dry.  Again, forgot to take a picture of the next step, but I just got a small strip from the same shirt and tied it around the middle section, knoting it to secure.  This will make one long scarf. 
Here is a (horrible) self portrait of the scarf.  I love this scarf and get compliments on it all the time!  I even made my daughter a white one from a childs' size large Tshirt. 
**And because I became so addicted to these Tshirt scarves, I went to my local thrift store and found several different colors and sizes and the best part is they were all $1 each! 

Thanks for stopping in!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Homemade lotion

Homemade lotion and one of the best I've tried!

Here is what you need:
16 oz. baby lotion (I used the Lavender scent)
8 oz. Vitamin E cream
8 oz. Vaseline
Misc. containers to store in, or to give as gifts in

Mix all 'ingredients' until smooth.

It should look like icing after you beat it.

Here is right before I put it into containers.  I put my lotion into a zipper bag, cut the corner (very small) and squeezed the lotion into my containers.  I had some small ones, and a few larger (recycled-yeah!) ones--all were given as gifts.  

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and will give this a try yourselves.  It's wonderful lotion and I can't live without it, especially in the Winter months!