Wednesday, May 30, 2012

DIY Dare & a T-Shirt Necklace Tutorial

I've been thinking about something for a while...
and I think now is a good time to throw it out there!

I'm DARING you to suggest a DIY for me to do.
Sounds simple enough, right?
Not for me!
I'm all thumbs & not naturally crafty in the least!
BUT I do want to TRY!

I'm thinking once {maybe twice} a month, I will attempt a DIY suggested by a reader and showcase it on the blog.  At the beginning, please be gentle with me {ha!}, I'm looking for EASY tutorials to build my confidence... 


To give you an example of my abilities, here's an example of a tutorial I did for  T-Shirt Necklace a few months ago!

I'm one of "those" people.
The kind of person who loves checking out all things "crafty" and thinks to herself "I could TOTALLY do that!" ... but NEVER does.
Why?
I feel like I don't have that crafty gene, or something.

I do believe some of us are born DIYers... and the rest of us {me!} were born to support handmade!!

I mentioned my lack of craftiness on Facebook once {or twice}, and a good blog buddy sent me a simple DIY she thought even I could make! So, I gave it a shot!
This is what happened



I followed THIS tutorial
{please check it out if you want to make one of her own...her tute is so much better!!}

I started with 2 old tees.
I cut the bottom off each so I could start with a clean edge.
Then I cut a few 2-3" strands of each color.
I pulled & twisted until they turned into more of a "noodle" shape.
Cut a few more pieces, mine were abou 2"x12" for the "ties" and...
Voilà!


I think for my FIRST attempt, it came out pretty good!!
{Big thank you to my little sis and her baby bump for modelling it for me!!}

I'll still definitely buy most of my DIY, that's a given...
But I'm looking forward to being challenge to try something new!

I can't wait to see what you gals are going to throw at me!!


linking up over at Bear Rabbit Bear today!
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15 comments

  1. I think you did great! and I love the DIY dare.... it will be fun for you, right?? hehehe maybe you will realize that you are more crafty than you think!

    Congrats to your sis on that little baby bump...very exciting :)

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  2. LOVE this idea - your first one turned out awesome, I'd like one just like it! haha! Way to go!

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  3. I really like it, it's a good idea!!!

    I'm a new follower from the wednesday linky

    http://sparkleandco.blogspot.com

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  4. Well done!!! :) There's lots of easy crafts on our blog! Easy is much appreciated at Truly Lovely! As is quick! ;)

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  5. Great job! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

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  6. How about tile coasters for a DIY dare? They're fairly simple and inexpensive to do... here are a couple examples...
    http://www.trulylovelyblog.net/2011/03/poker-card-tile-coasters/
    http://www.trulylovelyblog.net/2011/02/tile-coasters/

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  7. Totally cute! .. and did I hear you say that you don't have the crafty gene? If you have one tenth of your mother in you.. then it's in there somewhere.

    Here's another simple DIY to try. Revamping an old t-shirt, no sewing needed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ge9_nMAJ4g

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