Friday, July 19, 2013

No Sew {DIY} BowTie

We spotted these adorable little bow ties at Target & also a local pet store for dogs & we had to have one!  But I had such  a hard time spending $6-$14 on one! {weird I know, but I knew there had to be a cheaper way}  I told Betsy that we were going to create our own!  So that is exactly what we did!!  This is a great project for little fabric scraps you may have laying around!  Also it is a great little project to do with your kids {as long as you are the one operating the glue gun} Betsy and I had a blast!  After we made a couple we were adding bobby pins to them to use as little boys bow-tie, ADORABLE, and also in a little girls hair!  One can seriously have so much fun with these!!  Here is what you need to get started:

What you need:
Fabric {roughly 9 in x 5.5 in}
Glue gun
glue sticks
elastic {if making for a doggie collar}
Bobby pin {if making a hair clip or for little boy}

Cut out a piece of your fabric so it roughly measures 9x5 inches.  Also cut a little extra piece that is about 2 inches long that will be your center of the bow-tie. 

Start up that glue gun and get prepared to glue! 

Fold the other half over and glue down.

Take one side and fold in half. Glue Down.
Now take the  other overlapping a little and glue down.  You are getting so close to being complete!
If you pinch the middle you will see your bow tie coming together!!

The  little piece that you cut out for the middle I glued the sides in so it creates a nice seam!
Wrap around bow-tie and glue down in back where your seam is!

Glue your elastic in a little circle and now glue that down to your bowtie in back!! {I had elastic that was probably 1/2 thick I even cut that in half so it wasn't so thick, you just need a little piece and it truly needs to be a small circle so it fits snuggly against the collar.}

Attach to collar!  Such an adorable photo prop!  Our Little Charles sports his collar with pride! 

Here a couple examples our other ideas! 

 Run with  it!  Share with other ideas that we  may have missed!  Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo Katie
The  White House Girls

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Chair Updizzle

Add some Aqua water paint by Behr and some chevron fabric you got yourself a new chair!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Jute Wrapped Desk Lamp {DIY}

Here is my inspiration.....ahhhh swoon.....
This can cost you though a hefty price tag of 55$! But it is adorable! So I wanted to do something similar to this guy I got at a thrift store for $2! And it screamed MAKE ME PRETTY!!
It had this black base bottom thingy that I wanted to jute dazzle!
What you will need
2. Jute (you can buy at any local hardware/walmart store for a couple bucks)
3.Glue gun and glue

So you plug in your glue gun and wait for it to warm up. You then put glue on the lamp and you wrap your jute around the stem of the lamp. I do a little area at a time so that the glue does not harden. Make sure to pull the jute tight so that it wraps nicely around the stem of the lamp.
You continue to do this until you reach the top of your designated area. When you are finished wrapping it you cut the jute off with the scissors then glue the remaining end of the string of jute onto the lamp. Yep and your done! Its so easy I tell you what! And it makes it look a million times better! I might want to do this to another larger lamp and get a bit more daring? Stay tuned.........