Author Archives: Julie Finn

Running Your Crafts Business: How to Make Business Cards from Paper Scraps

September 24th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

With upcycling, it's easy to make perfectly unique, eco-friendly business cards that advertise the style of your business while costing absolutely nothing. These particular business cards are made from paper scraps, waste cardboard, and a DIY business card stamp set. They reduce the footprint of your business by removing scrap paper from the waste stream, cost nothing beyond a few minutes of your time, and are eminently customizable


DIY Crafts: How to Make Greeting Cards from Record Album Covers

September 23rd, 2013 | by Julie Finn

If you've got any source of recycled cardboard that has a natural crease--think food packaging, USPS flat rate envelopes or other mailers, or the old record album covers that I'm using here--then you've got a natural greeting card just waiting for you to cut it to size, write in it, and mail it off!


How do I Re-use T-shirts: T-shirt Crafts that You Can Wear

September 17th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Before you take the scissors to that pile of screen-printed jersey knit, check out this master list of T-shirt crafts that you can wear--there are T-shirt mods for your top, T-shirt mods for your bottom (ahem...), T-shirt mods for kids, but all of it is just the way that T-shirts are meant to be. Wearable


How-to: Change the Neckline on a T-shirt

September 10th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Tired of always having the same old neckline on every single T-shirt? Fortunately, the neckline of a T-shirt is the easiest thing to alter. You can create tons of different looks, it's super quick and easy to do, and it doesn't require any sewing skills! All you really need, in fact, is a pair of great scissors, a T-shirt to play victim, and a brave heart and bold hand


How-to: Take in a Too-Large T-Shirt Tutorial

September 9th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Tired of being swamped by a too-large T-shirt? My Mammaw would tell you that you look slouchy when your clothes are too big. Gain my Mammaw's approval, and a T-shirt that is cuter and comfier to wear, by taking it in


How-to: Make Re-usable Chalkboard Signs instead of Posters

August 27th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

If your kid wants to set up a lemonade stand or hold a car wash, your first impulse is to buy some poster board and fat Sharpies and let them make themselves some signs. If you spend a little more time, however, and make a good-sized chalkboard sign, then not only will you save some trees, but you won't have to scrounge for poster board ever again!


Book Page Prints into Greeting Cards from Spooky and Bright

August 26th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

How to make your own greeting cards that aren't super cutesy and twee? Include something vintage! I made these DIY greeting cards not with rubber stamps of teddy bears or foam stickers of ducks in bonnets, but with vintage book pages. Pages trimmed from a ratty, torn copy of The Turn of the Screw and an old dictionary, embellished with paint, compose the front images of a set of all-purpose blank cards, suitable for either the kids or the adults in the family to use



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