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01-hero09 You all know how much I like to upcycle, so I was super pumped about this DIY I did for the Crafts Unleashed blog. It’s a tutorial for stamping a pattern on your own tights. Yes, it allows for customization. And yes, it allows you to revamp those Superman-blue tights that have been sitting in your closet for the last couple years!

Check out the full tutorial here.

whollykao_PatternedTeaTowels_whimseybox_1 I’m a pack rat, especially when it comes to craft supplies. And I’ve got a basket chock full of fabric scraps squirreled away for some undetermined future project. Well, I decided to do something about that.

Check out my DIY bleach pen tea towel tutorial on the Whimseybox blog, where I show you how to transform those scraps into something fun. It’s my first post for them, and I’m excited to share it with you!

If you haven’t heard of Whimseybox, they’re a craft subscription where you get a box of awesome craft supplies every month. Check them out when you get a chance!

Happy Monday! How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was spent making jewelry for the upcoming Renegade Craft Fair. Can’t believe it’s in less than two weeks! I also got to help out at the Handmade Bash, which is a local craft fair run by etsyDallas. I helped out with the photobooth, which was pretty amazing. The Dallas Yarn Bombers provided all the props, and they went all out. (For those of you who haven’t heard of yarn bombing, it’s a form of graffiti, where yarn is used instead of spray paint.)


With props like that, it wasn’t hard to get people to jump in the photobooth!

Anyhow, on to this week’s roundup. It’s all about how to reuse cardboard. And the tutorials range from easy (reusing toilet paper rolls to make wall art in the second link) to difficult but kinda sorta amazing (the cardboard furniture in the third link). Enjoy!

folded cardboard planter // Weekday Carnival
cardboard snowflake hanging // The Mayberry Home Journal
cardboard furniture // foldschool
3D cardboard star // Grey Luster Girl