Thursday, August 29, 2013

Guest Post - Creating Laura

I'm really excited today to introduce you to the lovely Laura of Creating Laura. Her blog is full of really sweet craft ideas, I was sure you would love her blog so I invited her over to share one of her projects with us! Take it away Laura...
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Hi There!

I’m Laura, a professional figure skater and a crafty blogger over at Creating Laura. I’m so excited to be guest blogging here today!

I got really into knitting and crafting about 3 years ago, and the more things I made, the more things I wanted to make.  Pretty soon it turned into a way of life for me, and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

One of my favorite activities is cutting up old t-shirts and redesigning them.  The last time I did that, I was left with loads of purple t-shirt scraps that were too pretty to throw away.  I kept them in my craft drawer all summer until I finally came up with the perfect use for them: a hair accessory!



Materials:
Scraps from an old t-shirt
A hair tie
A pom pom maker
Scissors
Glue (optional)

Directions:
1.  Cut the t-shirt scraps into several strips that are as long as possible.  Then take each strip and roll it up like a yoga mat.
2.  Wrap the strips around a 2 inch (5 cm) pom pom maker.  As you do this, be sure to wrap the strips according to the instructions on your pom pom maker just like you would if you were making a regular pom pom.
3.  Continue making a pom pom by cutting the left string, tying a half knot at the bottom, and cutting along the top of the pom pom maker.
4.  You should now have a sparse looking pom pom.  Don’t worry.  It’ll look way better when you’re done with it.


5.  Flip the pom pom over and place a hair tie on the half knot that you tied in step 3.
6.  Tie another half knot over the hair tie to secure it to the pom pom.  If you’re nervous that it won’t stay tied, you can add a dab of glue to the knot to make it more permanent.



7.  Your hair accessory should now look like the picture below.
8.  Unwrap one of the little rolls and hold it so it’s flat.
9.  Fold the top edge out.
10.  Let it roll back up again with the edge still folded out.  Repeat that process on every little roll.


Your hair accessory will now be finished and ready to wear.



I hope you’ve found this tutorial helpful, and I’d love to see a photo of your creation if you decide to make one of these for yourself!

Happy creating!
xoxo

Laura

3 comments:

  1. I do that all the time too- hold onto scraps of material until a suitable craft project comes along!

    But with old t-shirts I tend to throw them away but your post is giving them a great new use. thanks for sharing!

    Maryam@softandcosy

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  2. 22 isn't too old for cute hair accessories, is it? Totally loving this!

    I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog... you should totally enter! http://bit.ly/14heCer

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  3. This is super cute! Totally gonna make some of these for myself, actually. LOL.

    ♥, Brittney @ True Vintage Love
    http://www.truevintagelove.com

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