Crafts You Can Wear

photo credit: jivaya

This article contains a few fun craft ideas that are able to be worn once you have finished with them.

Little Girls’ Tutus

Items Needed:

  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Measuring tape
  • Elastic strip (about ½ inch wide)
  • 6-8 yards of tulle

Instructions:

Using the tape measure, measure your little one’s waist and cut the elastic strip  for that measurement. Next, take the tulle and cut it into strips that are roughly 18 inches long and 6 inches wide. Then, lay three pieces of tulle on top of each other, fold in have on top of the elastic and tie into a knot. Do this until the entire piece of elastic is covered. Once you get to the end of the elastic, you will need to sew the ends of the elastic together and cover the sewn part up with tulle.

Shoes

Decorating shoes isn’t a new craft, but it’s still one that isn’t done a lot, which is a shame because it’s a lot of fun for both young and old people. You can purchase a new pair of shoes to customize or you can use an existing pair that you already own. The best way to decorate shoes is to use acrylic paint and paint your favorite designs on them in the colors you want. Have fun!

Sandals

If you enjoy wearing sandals, such as flip flops, in the summertime, then why not make your own?

Items needed:

  • Foam (1inch thick)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Cardboard
  • Box Cutter
  • Plastic cording or fabric strips (this is for the sandal straps, so it’s your choice)

Instructions:

On the cardboard, trace your feet leaving about half an inch or so away from your feet. Then, cut out the pattern and trace on the foam. Cut out the patterns on the foam by using the box cutter. Next, you need to stand on the foam “platforms” to determine where you should put the thong at. Don’t forget to mark the spot with a pencil by poking a hole in it. You also need to poke holes at the sides of your feet where you want the thong to attach to.

Next, take the cord or fabric (you will need two pieces) and measure the place between the pencil mark and the two side marks. Be sure you allow a little extra length before cutting the cord or fabric.

Finally, using the hot glue gun, fill the central hole in with glue and poke the material or cords down into it. Make sure they are fused together. Then, separate the cords/fabric and glue one in one side hole and the other in the other side hole. Repeat this process for the other shoe. You can even dress up the flip flops by stringing beads on the cords before gluing them down.

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