Monday, April 27, 2015

DIY Simple Adjustable Bracelet with Charm

A new video went up! This one shows how to create a 
very simple, adjustable bracelet with a charm in the center. 


This bracelet is adjustable because of a simple cobra stitch knot in the back.

Tutorial: Adding Beading to Sandals

A new video is up! In this tutorial, I show you how I add beads onto sandals. 



I tried this on a pair of sandals for this first time about 5 years ago. They are still some of my favorite shoes I own (they've held up super well), and I can't believe how many compliments I've received on them! So, I decided to do this with another pair of sandals and made a video about it!

A few things to keep in mind:
  • It doesn't really matter what sandals you choose for this project, they just need to have plenty of blank space to add beads to. 
  • You will probably run out of thread every so often. All you need to do is tie the old thread with the new thread, multiple times. Pull on it to make sure it is very secure. You can just weave the leftover tails into the beading.
  • Try to make sure that the needle always goes through the thickest part of the sandal material. If it just goes through a thin edge of the material, the stitch may tear out eventually.
  • If you're using beads of varying sizes (like I did) and you want to keep all the rows a fairly even length, you'll need to decrease or increase the number of beads you use in each row, depending on their size. For example, on the thinnest parts of the sandal, I used 5 of the smallest beads (size 11), 4 of the medium sized beads (size 8), and 3 of the largest size beads (size 6) in each row. 
  • If the sandal gets wider/thinner like mine did, you'll also need to add/subtract from the amount of beads you're using.


If you're interested, you can buy the sandals I used here: http://www.kmart.com/joe-boxer-women-s-silver-gladiator-thong-sandal/p-035VA81250912P?prdNo=1&blockNo=1&blockType=G1


If you try this, I'd love to see what you create! Tag me on instagram @pugdemonium

Friday, April 24, 2015

Tutorial: Mother's Day Card {2015}

A new video is up! It is all about how to make a cute flower pot themed card for Mother's Day. 

This card is simple to make and I think it would
 work great as a craft for kids to make!



Here are the patterns:

To print it, hover over it and click the right icon at the top (that says "Pop-out" when you hover on it). Next, click on the printer icon at the top. Finally, make sure the paper size on the lower left is set to 8x10 and the "fit to page option" is checked.

(Note: If you do not have a Google account you unfortunately may not be able to access this file due to the way Google Drive (where this file is stored) works. If you have a Google account, open another window and log into it, then reload this page. If you don't have a google account, you can make one here)








If you try this, I'd love to see it! Tag me on instagram @pugdemonium


This idea was based on some cute Mother's Day cards on Pinterest.



Tutorial: Paper Birdhouse for Mother's Day

A new video just went up! It shows how to create a cute little paper birdhouse, 
which you can fill with candy and give to your mom for Mother's Day! 



       You could also make these for other occasions, of course - I think they'd be great for Easter, too.


                                                                  
                                                                 Here are the patterns:

To print it, hover over it and click the right icon at the top (that says "Pop-out" when you hover on it). Next, click on the printer icon at the top. Finally, make sure the paper size on the lower left is set to 8x10 and the "fit to page option" is checked.


(Note: If you do not have a Google account you unfortunately may not be able to access this file due to the way Google Drive (where this file is stored) works. If you have a Google account, open another window and log into it, then reload this page. If you don't have a google account, you can make one here)







If you are going to be putting candy in the birdhouse, make sure to use paper that is strong enough to hold it. Card stock works very well for this.



If you try this, I'd love to see it! Tag me on instagram @pugdemonium




You may also like:

DIY Flowerpot Mother's Day Card
DIY Flower Bouquet Mother's Day Card
DIY Cut Paper Mother's Day Card

Sunday, April 19, 2015

DIY Beaded Cobra Stitch Bracelet

The latest video on my channel shows how to create a simple cobra stitch bracelet with beads. 



This bracelet is very easy to make and would stack well with other bracelets.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Celtic Button Knot

My video on how to tie the Celtic Heart Knot went up here on Saturday!



 This knot is both decorative and very useful. It works great as a "stopper" for beads and/or the end knot that goes through the loop to hold a bracelet on your wrist.


It also can be tied using multiple strands (as shown in the video). 
It is a little more tricky that way, but it can definitely be done.

The project in next week's video will use this knot.



Wednesday, April 1, 2015