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DIY Disney Vacation Mini Scrapbook

11 Mar

Tea Time & Tulle | DIY Disney Vacation Scrapbook

A few weeks ago, my family and I went down to Orlando for a long weekend at Disney. There’s a part of me that really likes scrapbooking and another part that really likes taking pictures and a whole other part that was just really excited about Disney. So I took all of that and decided to make this mini scrapbook project. It started from a desire to have a small notebook to carry around for character autographs, and it evolved into what I think is a really great way to save memories from any vacation.

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Knitting Project: Braided Headwrap

22 Feb

DIY Braided Headwrap | Tea Time & Tulle

This is one of my favorite knitting patterns I’ve found. The headwrap above is the third I’ve made so far, and it was a perfect pattern to use with this yarn. And bonus: It’s really simple to make. Even a beginner could do this project easily. It’s knit in the round —  the most difficult skill involved — which makes it quite thick and really warm. If you know how to knit a little or a lot and you’re looking for a pattern to try, make it this one.

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Tiny Knitted Things

16 Jan

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My latest knitting obsession is these tiny little guys that I can crank out in about an hour each. Seriously, how cute are they? You use size 1 needles for these babies, and it’s actually like knitting with toothpicks. I made the chicken and elephant for myself, but I’ve been giving them to friends as tiny gifts when I visit lately. All of the patterns are from this book, and I highly recommend it if you’re an intermediate knitter.

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DIY Animal Butts and Heads Magnets

7 Sep

We had a garage sale a few weeks ago, and I salvaged these animal figurines from the Goodwill pile to make into magnets. I’ve seen these around the Internet for a while now, and I didn’t think it’d be that difficult to recreate them. To my delight, this project ended up being extremely inexpensive as well as easy. A win-win. If you want to make your own animal butts and heads magnets, read on. I promise it’ll be pretty painless.

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DIY Make Your Own Hula Hoops

10 Aug

A few weeks ago, I went to a flea market and saw someone selling handmade hula hoops for $30. Instead of buying one, I thought, “I can totally make those!” And thus began my journey to make my own hula hoops. In retrospect, I probably should’ve just shelled out $30 for one of her hoops. This process is both expensive and a little time-consuming, but I suppose it was a learning experience. Plus my color-matching skills are way better than that woman’s. Yeah, I totally aced kindergarten. Ultimately I guess I ended up with a prettier hoop. And then eight more hoops that I don’t know what to do with. If you want to make a lot of hula hoops for a party or some other reason, totally do this. If you want one single hoop, totally don’t do this. Or at least read on for how to do this in a more economic fashion.

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Guest Post: DIY Triforce Cut-out T-shirt Alteration

2 Aug

Today, you’re in for a treat: The amazing, fantastic mega-awesome Michelle (sister of Sarah) is visiting Tea Time & Tulle for an easy way to repurpose T-shirts with a slightly nerdy twist.

If there’s one thing I enjoy more than the Legend of Zelda, it’s not being naked all the time.  Luckily for me, sometimes these joys coincide with awesome T-shirts.  Not so luckily, this shirt is from my smaller years and was on the road to becoming the culprit in an asphyxiation case.  After a few restless nights of brainstorming, I realized that cutting holes in shirts generally makes them larger.  So don’t throw away that old, beloved T-shirt just yet; there may be hope for it still. Continue reading

DIY Rooting and Potting Plants

26 Jul

Recently the giant, beautiful Jade Plant in my house spontaneously fell over and lost a few limbs in the process. Luckily it survived the fall, but the limbs weren’t able to be reattached. Because, you know, it’s a plant. In this house, we can’t bear to throw out plants that could be rooted and given new life, so today I’m going to talk you through the process of rooting (and subsequently potting) plants. It’s a great way to get more plants and thus have more leafy green friends in your house without having to buy more plants. This particular Jade has at least two children (and soon to be more) in the house. Now onto the process.

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