The DIY Thing

Do you need to have copyrights to make your own DIY? hell no...........because anyone can do his/her thing.... regardless of who,what,when,which and when this project originates or started .....

Sharing something to people u know or u don't know is rewarding...Y? simply because ure helping a soul w/out u realizing that u've been a great help for that person....Be a blessing share what you've got. anyway its GOD's gift then why not share it!


Common to those who loves crafts, fashion & preps.... (wedding,birthdays,stags et all). Martha Stewart also popularize this when she published her own book way back... and now the word DIY is a hit....

And to share what i learned here are some of the following pieces i so want to "Do it MYSELF" hahahahh!

1.Button Flower Girl Pomanders-hirs one of my future projects ....hopefully after i plot my loa.... i get to start with this cuties!

what i need:

2 in. diameter artificial foam ball
1 yd. of ½ in. ribbon
Black boutonniere pins
Green button mums

Step 2: You must secure the ribbon first. Cut enough to create a handle and fit around the ball. Pin together the ends of the ribbon.

Step 3: Pin the ribbon to the “equator” of the ball.

Step 4: Use the clippers to cut off the blooms, leaving no stem. Next, push a pin through the center of each mum.

Step 5:Twist the ribbon to create the handle loop, pin through the knot to secure. Attach each bloom into the foam. Start at the middle of the ball and work your way around to sides. Add mums to fill in the surface of the ball. Stagger the blooms so that all of the gaps are filled and the foam and ribbon are completely hidden.

Step 6: Test the handle to make sure it is secure and centered.

Font size
the finish PRODUCT!

Step 7: Tie a small bow at the base of the ribbon handle and secure it with pins through the knot into the foam. Double check that the pins are in place and no points are poking out. Suspend the pomander on a hanger to avoid bruising the blooms until ready for use.

2. Male Entourage Gifts-something i want to do now, as in do it right now.... hahahahah


Blank, light-colored T-shirts
Iron-on transfer paper and an iron (or a local copy store!)
3" x 12" clear, plastic mailing tubes (available at Icon Plastics)
Festive paper (optional)


Step 1: Use the word-processing program on your computer to play around with fonts. Choose a style you like -- simple, fancy, formal or fun. You can use the same font for all your shirts or mix them up.

Step 2: Size your graphics, measuring how wide across the chest you’d like the word to extend. A good maximum width for a single word is 8". If you're using the same font for all the shirts, size the longest word or phrase first (here, it's best man) and use that size for all the shirts to keep things consistent.

Step 3: Reverse your graphic horizontally to make it a mirror image. Make the font whatever color you want it to be on your shirt. Save your files separately as PDFs, TIFFs or JPEGs.


Step 4: Print the files out onto iron-on transfer paper. Then, follow the instructions that come with the paper to iron the transfers onto the shirts. Place the graphic about 4 1/2" to 6" under the top of the neckline. You can also take the files and your blank T-shirts to your nearby Kinkos or local copy store, where they can make a transfer of your artwork and iron it on your shirt for about $10. Be sure to let them know exactly where you'd like the graphic placed.


Step 5: You can use the mailing tubes exactly as they come to package your T-shirts, or you can wrap them in cool paper. To measure the paper, lay a tube on top of it. Use a triangle to draw straight lines on the paper along each side of the tube. Cut along the lines, using a craft knife and a straight edge for precision.


Step 6: Once the paper is cut to the exact width of the tube, line one edge of it with double-sided tape and attach it to the tube. Roll the paper around the tube and tape the loose edge to the tube, overlapping about an inch.


Step 7: Roll the T-shirt, place it inside the tube, add the end caps and adorn with a ribbon.


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