I love it when you can take advantage of natural resources to make art. One of the best resources of course is the sun. Melted crayon art is great fun for the kids, but what about a more grown-up project that you can use for a DIY project for the home?
Sun Dyed Fabric
This chair was reupholstered with a beautiful sun dyed fabric. It’s a really easy technique that lets you design any pattern you’d like. All you have to do is use leaves or other objects to create the pattern. The sun magically works with the dye to change the color of the fabric that surrounds your pattern. SheKnows has a great tutorial for this project.
I love that you can use the fabric for any project you’d like. This fabric was used to reupholster a chair, but it could have been used to make a pillow, handbag, or t-shirt.
How about letting your kids help create a pattern and then using the fabric to make something for them? I can only imagine what flowery design my 4 year old daughter would come up with. And of course the fabric would have to be turned pink, purple or orange for her. I think I see a pretty sundress project on my horizon.
What do you do with old t-shirts, bed sheets or curtains? If you have some extra fabric and you’re wondering how you can turn it into a great upcycled DIY craft, then these fabric coil bowls are something you’ll want to try.
This easy craft uses strips of fabric to build the bowl, and cord is used to hold it all together. It is simply a matter of wrapping the cord around the fabric strips to stitch it all together. For those who enjoy embroidery or sewing, this is a fun way to put your needle skills to use. I love this DIY idea because it is easy enough for crafters of any skill level.
This tote may be perfect for the farmer’s market, but it’s so pretty that I think it would be great to use every day. I think that any mother would enjoy this tote and could think of a million uses for it. Take it to the park, carry snacks to a soccer game, or use it in the car to keep yourself organized while on the go. The laminated surface makes this an easy clean tote, which of course is a mother’s dream.
This photo tutorial gives you all of the details and walks you through step by step. This would be a wonderful gift to make for Mother’s Day.