Tomorrow night a gaggle of my girlfriends over for a craft night. The point of craft night is twofold: to drink wine and make something everyone can take home at the end of the evening. I considered a few projects that fit the budget-friendly, done-in-about-an-hour, don’t-require-any-special-skills, won’t-alienate-anyone’s-sense-of-style bill. Button bobby pin hair do das like these from Christina Homemaker:
I also thought about making bracelets like this, inspired by Truly Smitten. I LOVE these things. Especially since I grew up in my dad’s workshop. But these bolts are actually kind a smidge pricey for when you buy enough to make the bracelet (which I definitely plan to do sometime soon.)
Crayon Art like this Meg Duerksen made has been on my list for a while, and although I think some people would like nothing more than to melt colorful wax for an evening, I wasn’t convinced all the women would want to hang crayons on their wall like I do.
I finally settled on something I know each of us will (hopefully) use. They’re made from something we all already own. And this craft is so simple it only requires one skill: cutting!
These above are from HelloHoneyNo (which doesn’t seem to be online anymore. Boo.) And the cute coral scarf below is from This Old Dress.
So today I’m prepping for the t-shirt bonanza. Although I have several old t-shirts that I don’t mind cutting up, I wanted some interesting colors, so I hit up a thrift store and bought $8 worth of old shirts.
I can’t say I’d really wear any of these in their current state, but I’m hoping with a little making and doing they’ll become my favorite fall neck flair.
Come back tomorrow to see what the t-shirt rainbow has become!
Update: read all about the t-shirt crafting here.