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sweater wraps tutorial

December 20, 2013

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today i’m sharing the last gifty idea i have before christmas (you can also see tutorials for soy candles, painted wooden spoons and reversible ribbon cuffs!). this one is so easy, you can easily make a whole bundle in just a few hours! because they’re repurposed from old sweaters, they don’t require many supplies and are definitely easy on the wallet. i always hold on to to wool sweaters i’ve ruined in the wash (which means i had plenty!), but if you don’t have any woolies you’re ready to part with, i’m sure your local thrift store will have plenty to choose from.

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i wear a wrap nearly every day. they’re perfect for top knots, messy hair days, cool weather and quick runs to town. i also love that these come with two looks! wear the tie in the back or on top (off centered looks best!).

supplies:

– 1 (or more) wool sweaters
printable template (click to download)
– serger or sewing machine
– scissors
– matching thread
– iron

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directions:

step 1: download and print the template twice (choose ‘do not scale when printing’). cut out the large and small templates (if desired) and tape together along the edges. most sweaters will make 5 wraps- if you use the sleeves and the small template where the neckline is.

step 2: fold the template in half and lay it on your sweater (see image above for guidelines). cut along the edges.

step 3: if your wrap is in two pieces, place them right sides together and serge or stitch along the widest edge to make it one piece.

step 4: serge along all four edges. if you don’t have a serger, you can turn down the edges 1/4″ and press, then turn them down another 1/4″ and press again. then, straight stitch along the turned down edges to finish.

step 5: tie the ends to make the wrap- you can either wear it with tie in the back or on top (i like to wear it with the tie off centered in the front!).

sweater wrap tags

for the labels:

printable tags (click to download)
– sticker paper (i used full page sticker paper from world label)
– tissue paper and baker’s twine (if you want)

directions:

download the printable tags and print on full page sticker paper. cut out along faint dotted lines. tie up with tissue paper and twine. gift!

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p.s. i know you love my mama bear sweatshirt! (obviously, i couldn’t resist it.)

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autumn wedding inspiration

August 15, 2012

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brisk mornings, hazy hues, crunchy leaves and long sleeves. to me, autumn is one of the most romantic times of the year! here’s a little inspiration for all you lovebirds tying the knot this fall. enjoy!

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diy fabric feathers

July 10, 2012

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diy fabric feathers

leave it to ez from creature comforts to come up with a fabulous diy project, right? with wedding season in full swing (and two coming up very quickly for me!) these fabric feathers are really making my creative gears turn. featured on 100 layers cakes, ez shares with us how to make these fabric feathers, then turn them in to wedding favors, slip them in your hair or even use them as napkin rings!

diy fabric feathers

head on over to 100 layer cakes to get step by step instructions and download the template. happy crafting!

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3 pretty pull backs

July 27, 2011

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so we’ve been talking a lot about hair lately, but i just keep running across the most beautiful do’s! these three beaut’s come from a new blog-love of mine, a cup of joe. aren’t her pull-backs pretty? click over to see each of them in more detail (from left to right) the chestnut bun, a braided crown and  the gibson roll.

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tie-dyed tips

July 20, 2011

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tie-dyed tips

ok, i know this is a little out of the realm for ghtr, but i ran across these tie-dyed tips earlier this week and have been more or less obsessed with them ever since. ummmm, aren’t they awesome!? i’m not sure that i could pull them off, but maybe i’ll try it before i get my next hair cut or something. what do you think? i mean, i am a california girl now, right?

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so let me know what you think… too crazy? visit the beauty department for full instructions, and be sure to share with us if you decide to tie-dye your tips!

xox, bonnie

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falling feathers

June 14, 2011

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falling feathers
today i love: falling feathers. (and i think you can totally pull them off.)

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fantastic accessory

August 18, 2009

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lately, it seems, there are beautiful hair accessories everywhere i look!  they started catching my eye a while back, so i finally started bookmarking my favorites as i came across them.  i thought i would share my collection of bookmarks with you, as i’m sure any of these you could totally pull off!

crimson and clover

brown and pink stitch headband

haunted :: floral feather

vintage inspired rolled rose

cocoon

twiggy

moss

the coral reef

hazel natural forest

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