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15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Toiletry Roll Tutorial

Toiletry Roll Tutorial

The Kiddo is going to sports camp this summer and I have a ton of stuff to pack for her. I decided I would do a few camp tutorials this week. If you kids are anything like mine packing can be a nightmare and you know they will not come back with everything they left with. I found that if she has a place for everything she will remember everything.
Here is a great travel tote idea.
Materials:

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

1 hand towel – (A wash cloth will make a great small roll)
Ribbon – grosgrain is the most durable
Marking utensil – I started with a pencil then chalk but pinning as I went worked best with this towel color.
ruler
Basic sewing supplies
Step 1

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Lay out the towel wrong side up.

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Fold towel up leaving a lip at the top of at least 2″.
Step 2

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Measure the ribbon based on the size of the towel. I choose 1 and a half-length. The long side will wrap around the roll and tie to the short side.

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Pin the ribbon in place.
Step 3

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Straight-stitch both ends be sure to back-stitch securely along the folded edge.

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

For added security I 3 point zig zag stitched the edges.
Step 4

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Measure and place Items. You can use your items to decide your measurements.

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Or you can measure basic pocket sizes.

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

I choose four 4″. Two 3″ and two 1.5″ pockets. (You can see a few of the chalk lines. They help to stitch in a straight line)
Step 5

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Stitch from top down and back-stitch top, seam and bottom of each line.

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 6
Ready to pack.

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

It is easy to fold and put away when not in use.

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

I used a vanilla yellow for the embroidery of the name.

Wishing You Luck and Love,

                                                          Heather

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P ArtistryNatural Air Freshener and Deodorizer

It’s time for a good old-fashioned Home Hack. I like to make Homemade products when I can because it is safer for the environment and lighter on my wallet. This Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer recipe is both. The key to making these items at home is to know what to expect from the final product. Most store-bought products have artificial colors and fragrances that are enhanced to last longer and smell stronger. Natural air fresheners have a very light scent and because of the backing soda absorb more scent than they release. This mixture is best placed in bathrooms, closets, or any area that tends to smell musty, closed up, or damp.

Recipe

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

1 8 oz or smaller jar with canning lid
Burlap to fit lid (Can use decorative paper and poke lots of holes)
1/2 – 3/4 cup baking soda
1 tbsp Lavender dried
5 – 15 drops essential oil depending on scent strength
Scissors
Pencil

Step 1

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Fill the jar with 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup baking soda.

Baking soda absorbs and helps to eliminate unwanted odors. It is a good idea to place an open box of baking soda in the refrigerator to absorb food odors. Do Not Use The refrigerator baking soda for cooking once stored in the refrigerator.

Step 2

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Add in 1 to 2 tablespoons of dried lavender. You can use any aromatic herb as well as any citrus peel or zest to add to the fragrance.

Step 3

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Add 5 to 15 drops of essential oil depending on the strength of the scent you want. You can eliminate the essential oil if you want a deodorizer only.

Step 4

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Screw the lid on to the jar and shake well to mix the ingredients.

Step 5

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Remove lid and center seal from the jar and set the jar aside.

Step 6

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Trace the sealing lid on to the Burlap and cut the circle out.

If you do not have burlap you can use a piece of decorative paper and poke holes in it to let the scent through.

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Put the burlap into the open lid with out the seal.

Step 7

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Replace the lid and place in the chosen room to freshen the air. You may need to add essential oil occasionally to boos the scent. You will also need to replace the sealing lid and shake the mixture every week or so to keep the baking soda from clumping up.

Replace the mixture every 30 days to 3 months depending on the moisture in the room being deodorized.

Do you have a favorite natural way to freshen the air in your favorite room?

 

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Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry
Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer
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Natural air fresheners have a very light scent and because of the backing soda absorb more scent than they release. This mixture is best placed in bathrooms, closets, or any area that tends to smell musty, closed up, or damp.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry
Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer
Print Recipe
Natural air fresheners have a very light scent and because of the backing soda absorb more scent than they release. This mixture is best placed in bathrooms, closets, or any area that tends to smell musty, closed up, or damp.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Fill the jar with 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup baking soda. Add in 1 to 2 tablespoons of dried lavender. You can use any aromatic herb as well as any citrus peel or zest to add to the fragrance. Add 5 to 15 drops of essential oil depending on the strength of the scent you want. You can eliminate the essential oil if you want a deodorizer only. Screw the lid on to the jar and shake well to mix the ingredients.
  2. Remove lid and center seal from the jar and set the jar aside. Trace the sealing lid on to the Burlap and cut the circle out. Put the burlap into the open lid with out the seal. Replace the lid and place in the chosen room to freshen the air.
  3. You may need to add essential oil occasionally to boos the scent. You will also need to replace the sealing lid and shake the mixture every week or so to keep the baking soda from clumping up. Replace the mixture every 30 days to 3 months depending on the moisture in the room being deodorized.
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Shredded Heart T-Shirt Upcycle Tutorial From H&P Artistry

Shredded Heart T-Shirt Upcycle Tutorial

Shredded Heart T-Shirt Upcycle Tutorial

Here is the Shredded Heart T-Shirt Upcycle Tutorial. This is the Kiddo’s Birthday month and so far all of my original plans have flown out the window. She decided she wanted cool stuff and no party. So far I made PJ’s and she took them before I could even finish them much less wrap them. As I said in the last post when she wanted to work with me on the t-shirts and I was stoked. She took the shirts right then as well.

This is her favorite shirt and the fun way we made it wearable a little longer.

Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Shredded heart-from www.HandPArtistry.com

Materials:

t-shirt

chalk

scissors

Cardboard if you want a barrier between the shirt sides.

 

Step 1

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Fold in half and draw a line up the center line of the back of the shirt.

Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Shredded heart-from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 2

Draw Heart

Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Shredded heart-from www.HandPArtistry.com

Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Shredded heart-from www.HandPArtistry.com

I used my hand to roughly measure each heart. You could print out a template if you wanted. You could also use any shape the Kiddo just wanted a heart.

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Step 3

Insert cardboard

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The cardboard gives you a barrier between the two sides of the t-shirt. Once you start cutting it is very easy to accidentally cut through to the other side if you don’t have something blocking the scissors.

Step 4

Cut the strips

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You can draw lines and follow them but it is not necessary. Just remember to leave the center line uncut. (you can cut straight through but you will not keep the heart shape. Angel wings would look awesome.)

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Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Shredded heart-from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 5

(You can remove the cardboard at this point.)

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Stretch each strip of fabric. This will distress the strips and cause them to curl in. This will happen naturally after washing. If you are worried about the cuts edge points you can use clear polish to seal them. I don’t like that look so I left it all raw.

Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Shredded heart-from www.HandPArtistry.com

Ready to go! My only advice is to wear a fun color band or tank under the top to set it off.

Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Shredded heart-from www.HandPArtistry.com

Front

Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Shredded heart-from www.HandPArtistry.com

Shredded T-shirt back

Here is a quick guide for shredding a T-shirt.

Shredded Heart T-Shirt Upcycle Tutorial From H&P Artistry

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T-shirt to Razor Back Tutorial from H&P Artistry

T-shirt to Razor Back Tutorial

The Kiddo is growing way to fast. She had 4 growth spurts in the last 6 months. Seriously 4! When you add the fact that she had a birthday last month, finding clothing options we both approve is not easy. I have a hard time giving away clothes that I just got yesterday because they do not fit.

For that reason, when the Kiddo brought me this request, I jumped on it. The conversation was something like this:

Kiddo: “Mom I found a way to keep you from spending more money on my clothes.

Me: OK, let’s do it.

She then described what she wanted and volunteered her favorite t-shirt. (she meant business)  She then volunteered to take the pics. (She really wants this shirt) WOW!

Here is the Razor Back T Tutorial

Materials:

Old t-shirt

Chalk (a marker works in a pinch)

Scissors

Cording, ribbon or wire

Cardboard or paper (used to stop cutting through both sides of the t-shirt)

Step 1

Layout the t-shirt and smooth. You can Iron but it is not necessary.

Draw the Razor Back design.

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I free-handed the design but I wish I had used a razor back tank as a template. It really didn’t matter but I think the cuts would be smoother.

Step 2

Trim the sleeves off under the seam line. You can cut the sleeves in to strips and use them as pony tail holders.

Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Razor Back-from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 3

Insert cardboard and cut along the chalk lines. (I use an old pizza box lid wrapped in foil. (It is wrapped in foil because I also used it for the bleach t-shirts.)

Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Razor Back-from www.HandPArtistry.com

Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Razor Back-from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 4

This t-shirt was rather long so I cut the bottom 7 inches. Check the t-shirt on the person to see where (how many inches) to cut it off. Then trim any pieces of fabric that are not smooth or even.

Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Razor Back-from www.HandPArtistry.com

Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Razor Back-from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 5

Stretch the cut edges by pulling along the length of the cut edges. This causes the fabric to curl in on its self and keeps you from having to sew anything. The edges look like they hem themselves as long as you cut an even/smooth line. If you have any uneven pieces the curl is not as pretty or even.

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Step 6

Cording.

You could just wear the t-shirt as is, but to add a little detail and structure to the t-shirt I wrapped cording around the back.

Be sure to knot the top and bottom of the wrap well. I knotted the wrap at the beginning, once in the middle and twice in the end to make sire it all stays in place.

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Decide where to start cording.

Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Razor Back-from www.HandPArtistry.com

knot and wrap cording

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knot cording

Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Razor Back-from www.HandPArtistry.com

trim excess cording

You can make the cording wrap as little or as much as you want. I choose to only wrap about an inch to inch and a half because that is all the Kiddo wanted. (I would have added more.) You could also braid multiple colors of cording around the back. Whatever you want works its your shirt.

 

Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Razor Back-from www.HandPArtistry.com

Shirt front

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T-shirt back with cording and fabric stretch.

Just remember that you have to wear a band or layer a tank under the top because it is airy and open.

T-shirt to Razor Back Tutorial from H&P Artistry

T-shirt to Razor Back Tutorial from H&P Artistry

 

 

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Baby Tie Pacifier Holder Part 2 from H&P Artistry

Baby Tie Pacifier Holder Part 2

Baby Tie Pacifier Holder Part 2
How to sew the tie together. You can make the pattern longer to make a full tie. I choose to make an elastic band with Velcro for the neck part and the tie wraps around the elastic. You can also thread the tie through a pacifier clip to make a clip on tie.
Materials:

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

I used 2 fat quarters of printed fabric and white muslin for the backing of the ties.

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Small elastic 1/4″ for the pacifier holder part 4″ each
3/4″ elastic for the neck-band the measurement of the child’s neck.
Velcro or a button to close the elastic. You can sew the elastic in a full circle with no closure if you like.
Basic sewing supplies

Step 1

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Cut out your pattern
One for the print side and one for the backing. I made two ties one in each color.

Step 2

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Layer right-sides together backing facing the print on the fabric.

Step 3

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Stitch a .25″ seam allowance back-stitching the corners.

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Be sure to leave an opening on one side of the shorter end of the tie. You will turn out the tie and insert the pacifier elastic in this point.

Step 4

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Turn out and iron flat.

Step 5

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Cut the .25″ elastic in a 4″ length.

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Fold in half and insert in to the open end of the tie. Top stitch the tie closed being sure to back-stitch over the elastic.

Step 6

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Fold the tie in half length wise and stitch along the length.

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Turn the tie right side out.

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Iron the Tie flat.

Step 7

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Measure your neck elastic and cut.

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Cut 2″ or 3″ of Velcro and hand stitch it to the elastic. You can use a sewing machine just work slowly because the thread likes to tangle with the loops in the Velcro. Do not use sticky Velcro in the machine it will be a mess of loops and birds nests. Believe me I know!!!!

Step 8

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Tie the tie to the neck piece and you are ready to go. Tie the tie the same way you would tie a regular tie.

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Wishing you Luck and Love,

 

How to tie the tie

Please be sure to notify me if you plan on selling the ties. the design and tutorial are owned by me and can not be copied for resale. For personal use only.

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Bandana Top Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Bandana Top Tutorial

Bandana Top Tutorial

A friend has asked for a bandana top forever and I finally had the chance to make it. I happened to have these two bandanas and thought the combination would be fun. Luckily she liked the idea too and now I get to share it with you.

I am sorry about some of the pictures. I’m not sure what went wrong but a few turned out a little blurry. I promise I’m working on it.

Materials:

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

2 bandanas
Ribbon – the final length after cutting is 46″
Basic sewing supplies.

Step 1
I marked 4″ in and 8″ down. This will depend on the size of the person wearing the top. I found the measurements by measuring the length from collar-bone to under arm 8″ and divided by 2 for the top measurement.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Once I drew the line I decided to add an inch making it 5″ and 9″. I wanted to be sure there would be enough space under the arm.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 2
Cut both bandanas with the same measurements.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 3
Find the center point on the back bandana and cut 5″ to 10″ Down from the top. I choose 6″ because I liked the look of a smaller opening.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 4
Iron
I used the ribbon to decide where to fold the top seam down. You want to make sure that the ribbon will thread through easily once sewn.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

When Ironing the sides I folded the fabric under twice to have a clean edge once sewn.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 5
Sew all the edges down. I used a hem zigzag stitch because I liked the pattern and it helped the edges to lay flat.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 6
Line up the sides. I did not pin but you can if you want.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 7
Sew the sides. I used the same stitch as the edges and then a straight stitch to add strength to the seams.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 8
Thread the ribbon starting in the center back.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 9
Trim and seal the edges of the ribbon. To seal the edges and prevent fraying run the edges through a flame. Check out the pacifier clip tutorial for photos of sealing ribbon.
Tie your bow and you are done.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

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Chocolate Coconut Salt Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

Chocolate Coconut Salt Scrub

Chocolate Coconut Salt Scrub

Chocolate Coconut Salt Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

Chocolate Coconut Salt Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

For today’s beauty hack I decided to share one of my favorite all natural bath scrubs. All you need are three ingredients to create a luxuriously soothing Chocolate and Coconut bath scrub and soak. Making the scrub/soak yourself is Continue reading