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Ruffled Tank Top Dress DIY tutorial from H&P Artistry

Ruffled Tank Top Dress DIY

Ruffled Tank Top Dress DIY

I made the kiddo a Ruffled tank top dress for St. Patty’s Day and thought you guys might like it as well. It took all of 30 minutes including taking pictures.
Materials:

Cool and easy to sew Tank dress for St. Patty's Day from www.HandPArtistry.com

Tank Top – Be sure the tank is long enough to make a dress.
2 cuts of fabric 1/4 yard each. Do not use fat quarters unless you want to do a lot more cutting and stitching.
Basic sewing supplies

Step 1

Cool and easy to sew Tank dress for St. Patty's Day from www.HandPArtistry.com

Measure 5″ up from the bottom of the tank and mark with a chalk marker.

Cool and easy to sew Tank dress for St. Patty's Day from www.HandPArtistry.com

Then mark 2.5″ down from the top mark.

Step 2

Cool and easy to sew Tank dress for St. Patty's Day from www.HandPArtistry.com

Cut the fabric strips. I squared up the fabric and cut down the center of each to create two 45″ x 4.5″ or 5″ depending on how much you cut off to square the sides.

Step 3

Ruffle the fabric using a ruffler foot or hand ruffling. To see hand ruffling check out this ruffle tutorial .

Step 4

Cool and easy to sew Tank dress for St. Patty's Day from www.HandPArtistry.com

Cool and easy to sew Tank dress for St. Patty's Day from www.HandPArtistry.com

Stitch the strips together at each end creating a circle. I used a straight stitch then a 3 point zig zag.

Step 5

Cool and easy to sew Tank dress for St. Patty's Day from www.HandPArtistry.com

Pin the ruffle in place matching up the side seams and stretching out the tank as you go. for more detailed instructions on pinning to elastic (the tank stretches like elastic) click here.

Step 6

Cool and easy to sew Tank dress for St. Patty's Day from www.HandPArtistry.com

Cool and easy to sew Tank dress for St. Patty's Day from www.HandPArtistry.com

Stitch in place stretching the tank as you go.

Step 7

Cool and easy to sew Tank dress for St. Patty's Day from www.HandPArtistry.com

Follow the same steps with the top ruffle.

Cool and easy to sew Tank dress for St. Patty's Day from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 8

Cool and easy to sew Tank dress for St. Patty's Day from www.HandPArtistry.com

Trim the edges of the ruffles with pinking shears. The fabric does not fray as easily with pinking shears and it keeps you from having to hem the ruffles.

You are done!!!!

Cool and easy to sew Tank dress for St. Patty's Day from www.HandPArtistry.com

Cool and easy to sew Tank dress for St. Patty's Day from www.HandPArtistry.com

The beauty of this dress is that you can add as many ruffles as you want and make the dress as long as you want.

The Kiddo loves it…. YAY!!!!!!

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St Patrick's Day Wreath DIY tutorial from H&P Artistry

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Gift Ideas Part 2 Lollipop Hair bows from HandPArtistry.com

Gift Ideas Part 2 Lollipop Hair Bows

Gift Ideas Part 2 Lollipop Hair Bows

My nieces love hair bows and pony tail holders. They also lose them faster than we can find them. If you have kids in you life like that, this tutorial is for you. It is a perfect stocking stuffer and they will think it is super fun. I can not wait to see my youngest niece open her gift and see this super awesome Lollipop.

 

Gift Ideas Part 2 Lollipop Hair bows from HandPArtistry.comMaterials:
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Popsicle stick or chop stick
Pony Tail holders minimum 25
Ribbon or barrette
Scissors
Stapler
Tape
Decorative paper or glitter (If you want to decorate the cardboard circles.) Continue reading

Christmas Ornament Door Decor from H&P Artistry

Christmas Ornament Door Decor

Christmas Ornament Door Decor

For a fast holiday DIY I am sharing a super quick and inexpensive Door Decoration. You can get these wooden ornaments in different sizes at most craft stores. Play around with sizes and shape to fit your creativity and decor. I choose simple this year.

Materials:

Christmas Ornament Door Decor from H&P Artistry

Add a bell and thread back through the hole.

3 flat wooden ornaments

Ribbon (measure the length you want the hanger + 4″ or more you can trim away any excess)

Bells (Santa’s jingle bells)

Step 1

Christmas Ornament Door Decor from H&P Artistry

Measure and cut the ribbon the length you want + 4″ at least. I doubled my length and cut away the excess.
Decide on your layout. A great design would also be to use a large ornament as the base and hang smaller ornaments a different lengths from the base.

Step 2

Christmas Ornament Door Decor from H&P Artistry

Tie a loop through the top of the first ornament. This will be the hanger loop.

Christmas Ornament Door Decor from H&P Artistry

Thread the ribbon through the bottom of the first ornament

Step 3

Christmas Ornament Door Decor from H&P Artistry

Thread the next ornament from back to front.

add a bell and thread back through the hole.

Thread a bell on to the front of the ornament. Then thread the ribbon back through the same hole.

Step 4

add a bell and thread back through the hole.

Continue the process with the remaining ornaments. I like to add a bell to the bottom of the las ornament as well.

Tips:

add a bell and thread back through the hole.

  1. If you want them to have more movement, do not thread the bottom of the ornaments.
  2. I did not thread the first bell because there was a bell already on the ornament.
  3. The more bells you add the more the decoration will jingle.

add a bell and thread back through the hole.

Hang up on the front door or as a wall decoration.

The decoration is minimal and beautiful at the same time. I know I usually can not stop at simple and I have to add a bunch of ribbon or glitter or paint, and you can do all of those things with this decoration as a start. Add a little mistletoe or holly and it would be even more beautiful. In this case simple works for me and I think it is beautiful. The sound of jingle bells when I open the door reminds me that it is Christmas and to be thankful for all that I have.

Enjoy your holiday!

 

Wishing you Luck, Love, and a Happy Holiday Season, H&P Artistry

Up-Cycled Milk Jug Halloween Decoration from H&P Artistry

Up-Cycled Milk Jug Halloween Decoration

Up-Cycled Milk Jug Halloween Decoration…

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Air Freshener Spray Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Air Freshener Spray

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Air Freshener Spray Home Hack from H&P Artistry

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Printable Binder Covers from H&P Artistry

Printable Binder Covers

Printable Binder Covers

I had to make binder covers for the Kiddo for school and decided to share the Printable Binder Covers with you. I made a few different types this first set is preprinted with the subjects and the others are left blank. You can fill them in with your own titles. Continue reading