guest blogger - Brittni from papernstitch:

September 30, 2010

Brittni from papernstitch has a super duper blog and also an awesome shop showcase. I also love all her tutorials too. She'll probably be joining the oh, hello friend team and offering lots of fun posts in the months to come - be sure to follow her on twitter + facebook!
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Hi everyone! This is Brittni from papernstitch, and I am here sharing a few of my favorite DIY projects with you today while Danni is away. Since fall is officially upon us, I thought I would round up some seasonal projects to get us in the mood for the cool weather and the changing leaves.
1. Scallop Tulle Skirt from Burda Style: Learn to make rows of scallops (or scales as they are called in the tut) out of tulle to create whatever your heart desires. You can transfer this idea to almost anything once your get the hang out it...I am thinking scallop skirt, scallop pillow, and maybe even a curtain if I am feeling really ambitious. Click here for the full tutorial.

2. Fabric Pumpkin Tutorial from Thompson Family Life: This fabric pumpkin tutorial is the perfect fall project (in my mind anyway). And you don't even need a sewing machine believe it or not, which is good news for me, considering mine is broken. If you have kids, I don't see why you couldn't get them involved in this as well, assuming they are old enough to work with a needle and thread. Click here for the full tutorial.

3. Wall Art Flower Cluster Tutorial from Tali Schiffer: Inspired by this project from Growing Up Creative, Tali used toilet paper rolls and a whole lot of glue to create these fun flower wall art clusters for her most recent home project. The flowers actually look like leaves to me, which made me think of fall. This is a great wall art alternative to hanging prints and originals if you are looking for something unique. Click here for the full tutorial.

4. Recycled Sweater Lamp from Country Living: Remember that old sweater that you shamed into the back of your closet when it no longer fit? Well, its time to get it back and put it to good use with this sweater lamp project. This is so great for fall and winter and is a lot easier to complete than it looks. Trust me. Click here for the full tutorial.

5. Bib Necklace Tutorial from Ruffles and Stuff: For just a couple of bucks and a handful of materials you can make a bib necklace that looks like it was ripped from the pages of an Anthro catalog. Click here for the full tutorial.

6. The "Lauren" Headband DIY also from Ruffles and Stuff: I have very long hair, so I am a big fan of headbands. Keeps the hair out of my face, you know? So, when I found these adorable bow head bands made of recycled leathers and/or vinyl I just knew I had to try it. Another great fall project. And you probably already have all the materials lying around your house that you would need to complete it. Click here for the full tutorial.

That's it for me. Thanks for having me Danni!

7 hello's:

  1. the necklace and the headband are sooo lovely!! thanks for sharing!!

  2. Wow, such great DIYs!! These could keep me busy for a while :)
    Thank you so much for sharing these, Brittni!! :)

  3. These are so fabulous! I LOVE those pumpkins.
    Congrats on your new position Brittni, you're a rock star!

  4. Now that I've spent an hour drooling over these great things you've shared I think I might go try them! Thanks:-)

  5. the necklace and headbands are so nice and lovely

  6. I made a pumpkinpillow! :)

  7. lovely ideas, I must try some of those. Esp. the accessories, very pretty ;)


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