Creative Ways to Update Kids' Clothes
Make any outfit party-perfect with our no-sew embellished collars.
First, use the link below to download our collar template. Cut the shape from felt and trim the edge with pinking shears, if you like. With tacky glue, add decorations such as pom-pom trim, plastic gems, and lace. Cut two 20-inch lengths of ribbon and glue an inch or so of each length under an end of the collar. Or glue cord along the inside edge of the collar, leaving about 1 foot of excess on each end for tying.
Need a particular color for your collar? Find dozens of shades of wool felt at purlsoho.com
Originally published in the December/January 2015 issue of FamilyFun magazine.
This shoe-decorating idea is truly visionary. To get the look, use strong glue (we like Crafter's Pick The Ultimate!) to attach googly eyes to sneakers with rubber cap toes, such as Converse. For the strongest bond, make sure each eye lies flat without overlapping. Let the glue dry and get ready for some second glances.
Originally published in the September 2014 issue of FamilyFun magazine.
Stuck On T-Shirts
Place newspaper or a piece of cardboard inside a prewashed, ironed T-shirt to keep the paint from bleeding through. Tape down the shirt at its shoulders and hem. Firmly adhere lengths of painter's tape to the shirt, using them as outlines for the areas you'll paint. With a sponge brush, dab fabric paint onto the shirt. After the paint dries, carefully peel off the tape. Set the paint according to the package directions.
Originally published in the June/July 2014 issue of FamilyFun magazine.
Add Cute Stripes to Old Jeans
Turn your kids' denim from flood waters to fabulous capris with some no-sew hemming and painting.
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A Monster Patch for Jeans
Use fabric, thread, and a bit of imagination to mend a torn knee.
Make a Thought Bubble T-Shirt
Repurpose an old t-shirt into an adorable statement piece, complete with a customizable thought bubble for your child to express himself!
Turn a T-Shirt Into a Stylish Scarf
This funky, fringed fashion accessory can be made in a flash from two or three adult-size tees.
Pretty Pom-Pom Projects
Use this everyday craft supply to make fashionable jewelry or add charming trim to a plain outfit.
Originally published in the April 2013 issue of FamilyFun