The 50 Plus Best Scrap Fabric Project Tutorials

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The 50+ Best Scrap Fabric Crafts @savedbyloves[pinit]

If you are anything like me, you have fabric scraps that are so beautiful and you just can part with them.  Well, what to do?  Today I am sharing the 50 best scrap fabric project tutorials my search revealed.  You can make anything from fabric scrap home decor to jewelry, shoes and more.  Many of these are great last minute gift ideas as well.  Happy scrap busting!


Microwave Kiln Fused Dichroic Jewelry DIY

[pinit]How to fuse glass in your microwave; beautiful dichroic focal pieces in minutes @savedbyloves
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Can you believe these fused dichroic glass pieces can be made in your microwave in 3 minutes?  I showed you these fused glass dichroic wire wrapped earrings a few weeks back, and I have pretty much been at it ever since.  I have upgraded to an electric kiln for bigger projects, but we won’t get into that right now.  Today I will show you how to stack precut fusible glass to get the dichroic pieces you see here.

Dichroic Bracelet

SUPPLIES:

Fuseworks Microwave Kiln Tutorial

 Fuseworks Beginner’s Microwave Fusing Kiln

Fuseworks Fusible Clear Circles

Fuseworks Fusible Black Circles

Fuseworks Fusible Dichroic Circles

22 gauge copper wire

Jewelry findings of your choice for clasp and chain

Round nose pliers

Flat nose pliers

wire cutter

TUTORIAL:

Microwave kiln for glass fusing tutorial

Stack from bottom to top; black, dichroic (foil side up), clear onto fiber paper in kiln and place in microwave.  You can make 2 of these in the microwave kiln at the same time.   Following instructions, begin microwave and monitor for glow.  Mine took about 3 minutes.  Let cool per instructions.

dichroic glass jewelry diy

Drilling Holes in Glass

Let your piece cool completely, and drill holes as shown in the following quick video from Glass Fusing Made Easy:

Wire Wrapping Your Piece

I used the technique in this video from Beadaholique to wrap my pieces.  The process is simple, even if you have never worked with wire.

I hope you enjoyed.  Please let me know if you have fused glass and what you like to make!

Easily Screen Print Custom Designs with Lumi Inkodye; Video Tutorial

[pinit]How to Make a Custom Print Tshirt with @lumi inkodye @savedbyloves[pinit]

How to Screenprint

This year at CHA, I saw so many amazing new products that I am busting at the seams to tell you about, and this is one of my favorites!  Watch the video to see how you can use Lumi Inkodye to make prints on natural materials.  I found this white cotton t-shirt at Walmart for $4.88 and came knew it would be perfect to try out this cool product.

Inkodye Lumi Screenprint

I made this negative in Photoshop and printed it on Lumi’s transparency film.

Lumi

Using the DIY Printing Kit in Blue, I followed the steps in the video below to make my custom logo tshirt!

Lumi Inkodye Tutorial

I used a baking pan as my flat surface and pinned my negative on top of the area coated with the solution.

Lumi Inkodye Tshirt

After 10 minutes in the sun, I had a great print. Make sure you wash in the detergent after bringing inside, so the developing stops!

This was so easy.  Look at the detail in the text!  Super impressive.  I am doing more prints as we speak.

Now for the video DIY straight from the Lumi Booth at CHA 2014…

How to Make a Custom Print Tshirt

50+ Heart DIY, Crafts and Jewelry Projects to Make

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Heart Crafts Valentine's Day Ideas[pinit]

It’s all about hearts today, with this collection of over 50 DIY heart projects you can make. You will spy jewelry, crafts, wall decor, clothing and more, sure to inspire your Valentine’s Day festivities.


Beginner’s Glass Fusing ; Recycled Glass Dichroic Earrings

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How to make dichroic glass with microwave kiln

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I have had a microwave kiln kit by Fuseworks for at least a year, and have finally gotten around to experimenting with glass fusing for the first time.  This pair of earrings showcase the very first attempt using the kiln!  I love them.  For so many reasons, I love them.  First, fusing in your microwave is super easy and fun.  It takes like 3 minutes for the glass to turn all glowy and molten.  So awesome.  Secondly, you can use recycled glass and you all know how all about repurposing and eco-crafts I am, right?  Once you invest in the kiln, you can break old bottles for your base, and purchase dichroic, fusible glass for not too high a price.  Especially considering how beautiful it makes the pieces.  I got sheets of it at Hobby Lobby for $4.99, and can get at least 10 fused glass focal beads out of that.


How to fuse glass in microwave tutorial

SUPPLIES:

Fuseworks Microwave Kiln Tutorial

I got my Beginner’s fusing kit at Hobby Lobby.  It is cheaper on Amazon; Fuseworks Beginner’s Fusing Kit

Broken beer or wine bottles in colors of your choice

Dichroic and other fusible glass

Glass cutter

Running Pliers

Flush Wire Cutters

Round nose pliers

flat nose pliers

Antiqued Copper Wire 20 Gauge

Bead Landing Jig to make earring findings – you can make them your own way or buy them made, but I love this jig and it saves money to make my own!

TUTORIAL:

Kiln with glass bead layers

I used very imperfect rectangles of wine bottle shards, one slightly larger than the other, and a piece of transparent dichroic glass that came in my Fuseworks kit.  Per the instructions that came with the kit, I placed the include fusing paper on the kiln, then stacked my glass layers on top of that.  It is easiest to do this in the microwave because moving the kiln will cause your pieces to go all over the place and it gets really annoying.  Put it in place in the microwave, then start layering your glass.

The larger green piece went first on top of the kiln paper.  Next the smaller, then the even smaller dichroic shard, with the foil side face down.  The kiln is small, but I did both of my earrings at the same time (not shown in pic).

Microwave kiln for glass fusing tutorial

Place kiln lid and turn on microwave for 2 minutes at first to begin fusing.  Check after two minutes, making sure to wear gloves, by lifting lid.  If your piece is uniformly glowing orange and the edges are rounded and fused together, you are done, but that is unlikely at 2 minutes.  I kept going for 30 second intervals.  The first attempt fused in 4 minutes.  Then remove the kiln from microwave (without removing lid, which can cause rapid cooling and cracking of the glass) and place on heat resistant surface.  I put mine on my stove burner.

Let cool for at least 30 min before removing lid!  Don’t touch glass for 45 min, and even then, be careful!  You can’t tell if it is hot by looking at it.

DIY Dichroic glass jewelry begginers glass fusing

 I left my pieces alone overnight while I decided what to do with them.  Then I wire wrapped them like I showed you in this Bail free, glue free way to hang pendants tutorial.  Or you can glue on a bail.  Those came in the kit too!

I am addicted!  I have had a couple of fails, but mostly just fun creating with a new technique, resulting in beautiful fused glass creations!  I hope you love this medium as much as I do.  Have you tried it before?  Any tips you want to share?

Over 50 Projects to Make Using Twine

[pinit]Over 50 Things to make with Twine #bakerstwine #twinecrafts @savedbyloves[pinit]

About two years ago, I discovered baker’s twine and fell a little in love.  Today I am sharing some of the best twine crafts out there, using all kinds of twine, including my precious baker’s!  You will find home decor, jewelry, paper craft tutorials and more.  If we missed a favorite of yours, let us know!  Enjoy and try *knot* to tie yourself to anything!


DIY 5 Minute Button Ring

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This may be the easiest project I have ever done or shared!  Make an adorable button ring in 5 minutes.  What a great way to use the gorgeous buttons available in thrift stores and flea markets.  If you can use glue, you can do this.

DIY Ring from old buttons #buttoncrafts

SUPPLIES:

Ring blank

E6000

Vintage Buttons – I used three in varying diameters

DIY Ring from old buttons #buttoncrafts

TUTORIAL:

DIY Button Ring

To stabilize ring in upright position for gluing, push the base of it (where your finger goes) into a piece of styrofoam.  Glue buttons on in a stack with e6000 and let it dry overnight.  Told you it was easy and fast!

For more button craft ideas:

Button Crafts

Make a Button Bracelet

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Make a button bracelet in 10 minutes

 

I found some beautiful wooden buttons in the scrapbook supplies at Joann’s recently and knew I wanted to make a bracelet using them.  This project is super quick and easy.  If you can open jump rings with pliers and use glue, you are well on your way to a cool piece of button bling!

 

SUPPLIES:

Vintage wood button bracelet tutorial

 

Jewelry Pliers

Jump rings

Metal connector pieces – These are the base for my bracelet.  I found them at Joann’s on clearance in a pack of 6 (pictured above), perfect for the length of a bracelet.

Wooden buttons

Toggle clasp

E6000

TUTORIAL:

How to make a button bracelet

 

Attach metal connectors together using jump rings.  Attach toggle clasp bar and ring the same way.

Glue buttons on with e6000

Glue the buttons onto the connectors as shown and let dry overnight.

Make an easy vintage button Bracelet

For more button craft ideas:

Button Crafts

Crochet a Funky Bracelet with Scraps

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I love quick crochet projects, and I think you may have noticed the bracelet obsession here at SBLC.  This crochet bracelet pattern from The Spotted Hook is right up my alley!

For plenty more DIY bracelets, see SBLC’s bracelet tutorials, and our 50+ bracelet roundup!

Recycled Crafts and Decor Project Gallery from SBLC

[pinit]Recycled Project Gallery with hundreds of eco friendly craft ideas you can make @savedbyloves[pinit]

We have been busy gathering all of SBLC’s recycled craft projects and roundups into on spot!  Now you have a go to destination for inspiration on crafting with junk.  Feel good about yourself as you make beauty while helping to clear the landfills.  Just click the thumbnail above or here:  Saved By Love Creations Recycled Project Gallery.  Enjoy!