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There’s so much you can do with an inexpensive pair of flip flops. It’s easy to personalize with ribbons, tassels, buttons or even your favourite fabric. Check out these quick and fun DIY ideas to jazz up your summer footwear.

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What’s a beverage without a cozy or charm? Dull!  Jazz up your drinks for Canada’s birthday with these wine glass charm and drink cozy instructions. Want a different look? Choose from a wide variety of ribbons and patches in stores to create for any occasion.

 

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Summer is here and with that comes enjoying the outdoors. Add some flair to your outdoor space or some pizzazz to your next summer party with these delightful ribbon crafts. Customize these kid-friendly projects with event specific colours or get creative with mixing and matching for everyday fun.

 

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Fabric Magic is great for apparel and accessories projects, children’s toys and innovative home décor. It’s a sew-in interfacing that shrinks up to 30% when activated with steam to add texture and dimension to projects. It’s quick and easy to use and results are permanent lasting through laundering.

Use it for this fun pocket pillow project … it really is magic!

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If you’re looking for a fun craft project for Family Day, felt keychains are a great choice!  They’re cute, customizable, and kid-friendly!

What you need:

•Felt

•Stuffing

•Thread

•Hand-sewing needle

•Pins

•Scissors

•Twill tape (or grosgrain ribbon)

•1 inch split key rings

What you do:

1. Cut out pattern pieces; pin pieces to matching felt colours and cut out.

2. Sew decorative pieces onto background pieces according to the examples.  Embroider eyes or other decorative stitching.

3. Fold twill tape or grosgrain ribbon in half and pin between front and back pieces.  Sew around outer edge leaving a gap for stuffing.

4. Insert stuffing evenly and sew gap closed.

5. Attach split key ring to the tape or ribbon loop.

Add keys and enjoy!

Download printable PDF of the pattern here.

Download printable PDF of the instructions here.

Be Happy is a perfect choice for easy-to-make bibs and blankets… a quick gift for any new little ones!

All that’s needed is a selection of fabric, back to back flannelette or even back with a coordinating cotton or cozy chenille.

Follow the instructions to make the easy bib and blanket or if pressed for time, follow the extra easy instructions!

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Download printable pattern pdf here.

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