Thursday, May 31, 2012

A pinteresting afternoon on the patio

A warm sunny day, a patio, a couple glasses of wine, some snacks, old tshirts, a glue gun & a GOOD FRIEND…

Sounds like BLISS to me and IT sure WAS!!!

Betsy and I have this knack for pinning some of the same crafty things. 

On one of our walks (one of my MOST favorite pastimes) we were talking about our latest pinterest crushes and decided it would be AWESOME to get together and put a pin or 2 into action! 

Quality Control

Our creation?  Well we TRIED a version of this:


I don’t think either one of us is too sold on OUR version, but just for fun here’s a little tutorial for ya!

You will need:

Old tshirt
Fabric scissors
Fabric glue

Yep, I know this is more than listed above.  We made another creation too.
I'll post about that another time!!!

1)  Cut a t-shirt across into strips.  The softer the better!  Mine wasn’t very soft so I think that’s part of the reason it turned out stiff and well…just not quite right.  (WHY are most of my crafty posts “not quite right”?  Things that make ya go hm…)

Pull them a little bit so the strips curl up.  Mine didn’t curl very well.  A softer shirt does MUCH better!

Gather 3-4 strips together into 3 sections and braid as shown below leaving about a footish leftover.

Gather the ends together and hold while you measure the size around your neck to see how long you need. 

Secure the ends by wrapping a strip of fabric around to connect with the footish of fabric strips left over to hang down.  Secure by tying and some fabric glue. 

Pull on the fabric strips hanging down again to re-curl for visual appeal. 


HAD to include this modelish pic of Betsy!  Isn't she GORG?


  1. Sounds like a blast to me! :) I know I'm jealous & wish I could have a day like that with a friend!

  2. that sounds like SOOO much fun! i want a pinterest friend! :)

  3. So cute! I love your version! I would love for you to share on my weekly Linky Party Blog Stalking Thursday.

  4. this is really cool, I LOVE all the fun things there are to do with tshirts! do you think your strips were too thick maybe? I love crafty things so much, but really NEVER take time to do them... ooh we should do a craft together when we're there!

  5. Awesome! And I think I can find all of these supplies in our casa! Very cute idea.

  6. Fun idea! I tried this once, and it turned out HORRIBLE!! I ended up throwing it away.
    Yours turned out cute, though! i can't wait to get home and try all this DIY stuff that I have pinned!

  7. Ok...I'm coming up there for some wine and not quite right crafts!! :)

  8. Oh my gosh you girls are too cute! :) You know, the more wine you have, the better your crafts look when your done. ;-) Heehee! :)

  9. It's so fantastic that you actually did one of your pins and with a friend no less! Most pinners just pin away and never get around to living out those pins. And can I just say, I 'm a little jelly of the walking buddy and snacks, and wine. Looks like such a fun day.

  10. ohh how FUN!! you girls did such a great job! those necklaces are cute!! :)

  11. Kelly, I think they turned out beautiful! I can't wait to show my daughter, she will love making these.
    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a wonderful day :)


  12. Hey there! I'm a follower of your cute blog and just wanted to invite you to come enter a fabulous Steve Madden giveaway I'm having right now!!
    Hope to see you there! And thanks so much lady!


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