We are so excited to officially announce another sponsor/ family member for our Free to Be tour: Mollie Makes Magazine!
"Mollie Makes brings you the best of craft online, a look inside the homes of the world’s most creative crafters, tutorials on inspring makes, round ups of the most covetable stash and tours of the crafty capitals of the world. "
- Mollie Makes Magazine
This magazine is full of fun and cute ways to make your spare fabric and buttons feel less lonely. They are so positive with their projects and it is more than evident that they love their craft!
(Get it?.. Because they’re a craft magazine.)
So thank you so much Mollie Makes for joining our family and for sharing our love through what you love! We are so stoked to team up and show the world that even the smallest of things can be made into beautiful creations.
We love you!
- So Worth Loving
DIY Glitter Shoes!
I once heard a quote “Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world.” Initially, I thought to myself “Wow those must be some pair of shoes!?” However, I started to think a little deeper into it. The right pair of shoes makes us feel sexy, confident, and even fancy. It’s not necessarily the shoes, but the feelings associated with the shoes. So what better way to boost your confidence and self love than by a kick butt pair of shoes?! Here is a formula (that you can try on any shoes) that will allow you to conquer the world, demand respect, and remind yourself of the strong individual you are!
Modge Podge glasse finish
Glitter- beware black glitter is harder to work with!!
A pair of shoes
Water Proof Shoe protector
1. Mix the glitter and the modge podge in a bowl! Make sure you use more glitter than modge podge!
2. Start painting the mixture on the shoes with the foam paintbrush. (If there are laces involved, make sure you take them out first) Wait 20 minutes before applying the next coat.
3. For the second coat, I poured some of the glitter directly on the shoes and packed it into the gaps with the left over glitter glue from before. Do you best to make the coat even and smooth! Do as many coats as you feel necessary!
4. Once the shoes are dry, do a coat of just the modge podge (no glitter) and after they dry then make sure you spray them with water proofer to seal the modge podge and glitter into the shoes!
5. WEAR WEAR WEAR- Conquer the world in your new kicks! AND don’t forget- You are So Worth Loving <3
Photos- weheartit.com && my own pictures!
"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde
The Nine Lives of Your Old Gym Clothes: A shirt-cutting tutorial.
Gather your t-shirts large and small, find your scissors, and turn on Elvis Live from Madison Square Garden 1972 because it is time to turn the old to new! Also, put the cat out of the room. If he is anything like mine he will attack your scissors, and my cat has a PhD.
My secret to shirt cutting is to not measure and make it up as you go. Great direction, right? Trust me.
The first step is to pick a shirt that if you were to mess it up, it would be okay.
- Lay the shirt on a flat surface and taking your scissors cut along the hem of the shoulder to remove the sleeves evenly.
- Next comes the neck. For a scoop neck simply cut along the seam of the neckline and then stretch the neck and allow the edges to coil slightly.
- And voila! Your shirt that’s been collected wrinkles in your bottom drawer has been brought to life with an entirely new body! Just consider yourself the Dr. Frankenstein of used clothing.
**But if you’re feeling a little nuts you could take the back of the shirt and using a black marker draw a line from the top to the bottom right down the center (picture above).
- Now draw horizontal lines across the back of the shirt from the top to the bottom. Now take your scissors and cut along the lines creating strips.
- Once you’re done cutting take each strip and stretch them so that they coil around.
- Now you can either tie the strips together, braid them together, whatever you’d like! This works best with XL shirts so venture over to the men’s t-shirt section of the local thrift.
A piece of clothing, like a cat, should have many lives.
POST BY Brandi Britain
“A soul never thinks without a picture.” -Aristotle
Ever hear that a picture is worth a thousand words? What about the frame it’s in? Nothing jazzes up a picture like a little fancy frame to go with it. It says something about you, your friendship, and your loved ones. Maybe it’s a quote you love, or a pattern that you feel like describes you. It’s a great way to keep up with your memories and really make them special. If you’re working with a picture of you and a friend, get together for the day and customize them! It’s a great DIY project to show some love for friends, family, and YOU. :)
Post by Caroline Ruder,
pictures from Pinterest.com
Okay, I am a Pinterest addict, and at Eryn’s request, I’m going to post about how to make your keys super glittery!
- So first, grab some of your house keys, or just any kind of key, even a smaller one you could use as a necklace pendant.
- First step you do is get some Elmer’s glue (the kind out of the bottle- not a glue stick) and cover the top of key with a thin coat of glue. Make sure you don’t get the glue below where it stops in the picture above.
- Second step, put a good amount of glitter all over the top. When I did this project, I took a small packet and pretty much dumped it on the key. Make sure you have paper or something below to catch the excess.
- Third step, once you put the glitter on, pick up the key by the other end and shake off the extra glitter. Let the first side dry, and then repeat with the opposite side.
- Fourth step, when both sides have dried, get clear nail polish and paint over all the glittered area- this is a great little trick that keeps all the glitter from flaking off! And boom! Your keys are pretty!
I thought this was so fun, every time I look down at my house keys, I smile a little bit. It’s funny how even just a little creativity and a cool idea can brighten your day! :)
Idea found here or here
Post by Caroline Ruder
DIY HEART SHIRT BECAUSE YOU ARE WORTH LOVING.
When I think of the month of February, I think of unreal amounts of pink, red, hearts, and of course, a single girl’s most dreaded holiday. This holiday can evoke feelings of excitement or feelings of dread. One feeling it should never evoke is feeling that you are unworthy of love. It is easy to get caught up in the pressure of having plans with a significant other or that if you don’t you have to spend the day alone at home watching reruns of friends.
To me, Valentines day isn’t just defined by spending the evening at an over crowded restaurant and receiving flowers, cheesy greeting cards, and chocolates. No, for me this holiday is about reminding my close friends how much I love them and how blessed I am to have them in my life. It is about reminding myself that I have come a long way and have a lot to be proud of. It is about reinforcing the idea that I am So Worth Loving and I deserve to spend the evening reminding myself of that. So here is how I plan to celebrate my Valentines’ day. With my best friend making these awesome shirts and reminding myself that I am So Worth Loving every time I wear it and every Valentines’ Day- date or no date!
Now if you are a fashion geek like me, there is a chance you have seen this trend of oversized hearts everywhere! Unfortunately, most of them cost an arm and a leg!! However, our DIY Heart shirt costs less than $10!!!
- Red Felt (or any color for that matter!)
- Some kind of heart pattern (I traced mine on a piece paper!)
- Lite Steam A Seam 2 -Double stick fusible Web (You can find this at any craft store and to save a pretty penny you can google search the store for coupons!)
- A shirt
- An Iron
- A Sewing machine (If you want to take it a step farther!)
Here’s how it works:
Trace a heart pattern onto a piece of paper and cut it out. Then trace that onto the piece of felt and cut it out. AND then trace that onto the fusible web and cut it out.
(See I told you this was cake!)
After you have traced onto the fusible web and cut it out, place the fusible web onto the felt. Be very gentle it can tear easily, if it does tear it isn’t a big deal just be sure to fill in any empty spots with the webbing.
Then you are ready to iron. Start by ironing the front (the felt side). I ironed it for a good 10 minutes to be sure it was sticking. Then I flipped the shirt inside out and ironed for another 10 minutes. Then YOU ARE FINISHED!!! Rock your shirt and when people as you about it- remind them too that they are So Worth Loving this Valentine’s day!
**If you want, you can send your heart through the sewing machine to ensure that it will stay on!
POST BY MAGGIE AND TAYLOR