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  1. Follow each of our hosts, socially, in some way and add us to your rockin’ link party page!
  2. Link up to three direct linked posts not already shared here previously (no home pages,
    please).  No recipes, giveaways, Etsy shop promotions, sales or other linky parties.
  3. To be featured, please pin the featured pin’s post (do so by clicking through and
    pinning from the originators site)!

**By linking up you give us permission to send a weekly link party reminder AND showcase your work (ie. your submitted photo) on our blogs or social media pages. Proper credit will always be with a link back.

Throughout the week, our SIX hosts will be sharing our favorite features via Google+ and other social medias. Spread the word using our Hashtag: #outsidetheboxparty

 


 


Dyed Tights

DIY Colorful dyed tights

 

Hand dyed tights are one of my daughters favorite fall accessories.  The more colorful the better.  If she can pair them with a tutu then she is even more excited.  Yes, I have a girly girl.  It is a good thing her mother is an artist and loves to play with dye.  Last year I purchase a ton of white clothes from the clearance rack at Target.  I think the most I paid for any one item was $2.49 and with prices like that I can afford to customize them to suit her taste.    If you want to see they other dyed pieces check out the category Hand DYED PROJECTSDyed Tights

 

 

Directions for colorful dyed tights:

Rinse white cotton tight.  Squeeze out excess water.

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Place tights over a raised covered surface or in a stainless steel sink on a drying rack. Do not place them directly on the colored surface the colors will blend together.

Tights in the Sink

 

Use a squirt bottle or purchase dye that comes in a bottle.  Mix the dye according to manufacturers direction.  If you are using a dye that requires heat to work, you can microwave the mixture for faster results.   Allow they dye to dry according to directions.  Rinse at the tights one color at a time starting with the lightest color.  Rinse until the water comes clear and then wash.

I personally recommend that you wash them separately.  Do not wash them with whites.

 

Outside the Box Link Party

Welcome to the Outside the box Linky party. We are very excited to be hosting our very own link party.  Please join us each Tuesday at 5p.m. EST.

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Carissa  |  Carissa Miss
Blog // Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest // Instagram //  Google+ Trisha | Black and White Obsession
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Elisha  |  Pneumatic Addict
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Brandy  |  BD Design
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Megan  |  Splendid Design
Niki  |  365 Days of Crafts
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Carissa  |  Carissa Miss
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Trisha | Black and White Obsession
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Elisha  |  Pneumatic Addict

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Brandy  |  BD Design
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Megan  |  Splendid Design
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Niki  |  365 Days of Crafts
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  1. Follow each of our hosts, socially, in some way and add us to your rockin’ link party page!
  2. Link up to three direct linked posts not already shared here previously (no home pages, please).  No recipes, giveaways, Etsy shop promotions, sales or other linky parties.
  3. To be featured, please pin the featured pin’s post (do so by clicking through and pinning from the originators site)!

**By linking up you give us permission to send a weekly link party reminder AND showcase your work (ie. your submitted photo) on our blogs or social media pages. Proper credit will always be with a link back. Throughout the week, our SIX hosts will be sharing our favorite features via Google+ and other social medias. Spread the word using our Hashtag: #outsidetheboxparty

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Follow each of our hosts, socially, in some way and add us to your rockin’ link party page! Link up to three direct linked posts not already shared here previously (no home pages, please). No recipes, giveaways, Etsy shop promotions, sales or other linky parties. To be featured, please pin the featured pin’s post (do so by clicking through and pinning from the originators site)! **By linking up you give us permission to showcase your work (ie. your submitted photo) on our blogs or social media pages. Proper credit will always be with a link back. Throughout the week, our SIX hosts will be sharing our favorite features via Google+ and other social medias. Here’s the updated Inlinkz html

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Sweet September

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Welcome to the $500 Sweet September Cash Giveaway!

We have joined forces with a fantastic group of bloggers to bring you this great giveaway. One lucky person will win $500 cash.


Enter to win $500 cash via PayPal.

Complete the tasks below to earn entries into this giveaway.

Refer your friends using your unique link to earn even more chances to win.

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Thank you for taking the time to enter.  I hope you will come back and visit the website in the future.  We love to share crafts and have started to add recipes too.

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Silhouette CAMEO and starter kit giveaway

The Ultimate Silhouette CAMEO Giveaway

Hosted by:

Silhouette America ,  The Pinning Mama

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365 Days Of Crafts

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Whether you craft morning, noon, and night, or have just been browsing Pinterest and seen some of the super cool things the Silhouette CAMEO can do, this giveaway is going to knock your socks off! We have partnered with over 30 awesome blogs to bring you everything you need to do almost any Silhouette project you can imagine, from glass etching, to custom shirts, and vintage signs with this prize package you will be more than set!

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  • 1 Rhinestone Starter Kit
  • 1 Sketch Pen Starter Kit
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That is right! We are giving away a Silhouette CAMEO electronic cutting machine and one of EVERY starter kit that Silhouette makes! That is a value of over $550, not to mention the ability to craft your heart out for a very long time! Enter the giveaway by using the Rafflecopter below. And remember if you don’t win, you can see the current Silhouette Sale & Promo Code here. Good Luck!

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Halloween brooches

Halloween brooches and a Giveaway

Halloween brooches are perfect for those of us who love to get in the haunting season early.  Check out this project made By Melony Bradley.  It is easy to make with left over stash.   Be sure to scroll to the bottom and find your chance to win a $200 Amazon Gift Card.

Halloween brooches

Material and Tools for Halloween brooches:

  • Fabric and black wool felt scraps
  • Buttons Galore and More Buttons (flat backed)
  • Laser Cut Wood Bird Shapes
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Pin backs
  • Inkjet fabric sheets
  • Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac
  • Tracing pencil (white), fabric marking pen, sewing machine and thread, hand sewing needle, paintbrushes, computer and printer, scalloped edged scissors

Halloween brooches

Cut fabric shapes

 

 

 

 

 

To create your own Halloween brooches, use a circle and square template and the fabric marker to trace shapes measuring approximately 2 1/2″ to the wrong side of the fabric. Cut out the shapes with scissors.

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Trace 3″ shapes onto the black wool felt with the white tracing pencil. Cut the circles and squares out with the smooth edged or scalloped edged scissors.

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Pin the shapes together. Use the sewing machine and thread to sew the shapes together.

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Stitch circles together
Now comes the fun part! Embellishing your Halloween Drink Stirrers. I used inkjet fabric sheet to print out various Halloween sentiments.

 

 

Cut the sentiments out and fork the ends, then glue them under a button sewn or glued to the center of the shapes.

Embellish with sentiment. As an option, machine stitch the edges of your fabric sentiment. Embellish the shapes for the Halloween Drink Stirrers with painted black laser cut bird shapes and more buttons.

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We’ve joined forces with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you this fabulous giveaway. One lucky person will win a $200 Amazon Gift Card.

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kids camp craft painted wood tray

Painted Wood Tray Monogram for kids

The Painted Wood Tray Monogram  was painted by my son Maxx.  He is 11.5  We had a rainy day recently and I was out of entertainment ideas.  Being the crafty mom that I am, we headed into the craft room and  opened of the drawer of wonder, AKA the recycling drawer.  We keep cans, jars, boxes and anything else that one might normally throw away.  We keep them for craft days.

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The wood tray was originally part of the packaging for a tray of citronella candles. Once the tray was empty it became part of the recycling drawer and fair game for anyone to use.

Materials needed for the painted wood tray camp craft:

  • a cover for work surface
  • A wood tray
  • paint brush
  • Americana Paint – Brick Red and Midnight Blue
  • DecoArt Stencil
  • Large letter for monogram

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Place stencil inside the tray.

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Paint the inside of the wood tray. Allow to dry.  Clean the paint brush.

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Paint the monogram and allow to dry. Clean the paint brush.

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Adhere the monogram letter into the center of the painted wood tray.  Viola, you have a simple kids camp craft. If you would like to see other kids camp crafts visit the blogs listed below.

Check out the rest of the Campers for this Summer Craft Camp!

Mom things

Moms Check In (1) Being a mom and a blogger are two things that are very satisfying for me personally.  This week I am Co-hosting Moms Check In and we find out how other moms and bloggers work their magic and what they do for themselves to keep the magic flowing. So who are our Moms? Moms Check In

Amanda (@its_a_fab_life) is the mom of one boy and owns It’s a Fabulous Life, which is a one stop place for all things ‘Mom’. You can find recipes, DIY projects, frugal living, parenting and more.

Jenni (@sweetpennies) is the mom of one boy and writes at Sweet Pennies From Haven. Sweet Pennies From Heaven is a hearth and home website that focuses on recipes, crafts and creating a comfortable home.

Lindsay (@SeeMomClick) is the mom of two great kids and owner of See Mom Click. She shares great deals, Disney happenings and recipes.

Stephanie (@spaceshipsLB) is the mom of one son and owns Spaceships and Laser Beams. Spaceships and Laser Beams is a great site full of party ideas, crafts and more all with boys in mind!

This week our guest co-host is Niki from 365 Days of Crafts! 365 Days of Crafts is full of DIY inspiration for yourself and your home!

You will want to make sure to check out all of our moms and follow along with Moms Check In on Twitter! We will be tweeting your responses all week!

do-for-yourself-694x1024This week we want to know, what do you for yourself each week?

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Amanda – I think that taking time out for yourself is so important! It helps you to relax and be refreshed! And we all know that we are better wives, friends, and mothers when we are refreshed! :) For me, I love to get out with my friends. I belong to an awesome church and we have lots of incredible small groups. Each week I meet up with two of my groups – one is a Bible study and the other is a group called Girls Night Out. We just get together and talk and hang out. A girl needs her friends! I also love to read. Running and exercise aren’t really my thing, although I’ve been trying really hard to make them more of my thing! Maybe one day, right?

Jenni-Eaves1-213x300  Jenni Okay, so I’m a big TV person. I stock up on DVR’d shows through the week and spend a part of each and every weekend just binge watching TV. Big Brother is in FULL swing now and I am addicted to Big Brother After Dark too. Then there’s Food Network, The Walking Dead (October can’t get here fast enough), Downton Abbey and so many other great shows! Nothing better than to pile up on the couch on a Saturday with a blanket, my remote and some not so healthy snacks!

LindsayHeadShot3Border-300x300 Lindsay I read! I have been known to forego a good night’s sleep in exchange for just one…more…chapter. But it’s my treat at the end of the day to crawl in bed with my Kindle and enjoy a good book. I have always loved to read and my hobby sort of fell by the wayside off and on after having kids. But lately I’ve made it a priority and really enjoy those few minutes before I doze off of solitude. Just me and my latest novel. Bliss! stephanieStephanie

Although Mike and I do the laundry, dishes, organizing and daily pick-up chores, we hired a cleaning service shortly after we were married. They come once a week to dust everything, do the floors and deep-clean the bathrooms and kitchen. It’s wonderful! There are only so many things I can do in a week — and Mike works crazy hours as well because of his shift work. At first we felt a little guilty about the decision but quickly came to realize how much it added to our overall quality of life. The hours we would have spent doing those chores on a Saturday, we spend together doing something we love.

And just for me, once a month I indulge in a facial. There are very few things I do that are only for me. When I am getting a facial, for one hour, I get to relax with no one asking anything of me. The fact that it’s really been helping my sensitive skin is a bonus.

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Niki – As a mother of two (4 & 11) and a work-at-home mom finding alone time can be difficult. To guarantee my down time, we make weekly trips to the library. After the trip we go home and each member of the family has a half an hour of alone time. The 4 year old understands that even though she cannot read a book, she can look at the pictures and play make believe.

Moms Check In 1 Topic 5 moms  (1)   What about you? What do you do for yourself each week? Let us know here or on Twitter! Make sure to include #MomsCheckIn with your answer! We will be tweeting your answers all week! Have a question you want us to answer? Bloggers, do you want to co-host a week of Moms Check In? Fill out the quick form here and let us know!

Hair bow tutorial with Oly-fun fabric

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Hair bow to tutorial for little girls.  Or in my case girls of all ages.  I made myself one too.  My hair bow is solid black and I added a rhinestone to it.  But I am not going to take a selfie.  LOL

My daughter likes to help make the hair bows and she is 4.  The fabric- Oly*Fun is really easy to work with and it does not fray.  I let her cut the material to place in the die cut machine and let her crank the machine.  Soon I will let her do the glueing.  But for appearances I did it.

To begin, place the die cut on the Oly*Fun Fabric on the cutting pad and place the die cut with the cutting side down.  Place the top pad on and run through the die cut machine.  (the layers you use will depend on your machine. (please use what the manufacturer recommends)

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Remove the pieces from the die cut.
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Use a fabric glue or hot glue gun to adhere the pieces together.

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Repeat the step for all the layers.

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Add a ponytail holder to the back of the hair bow.

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Embellish the center of the bow if you like. I generally like to do so.  My little one loves sparkle just like her mother.

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Supply List for Oly-Fun hair bow:
Oly-Fun fabric
Fabric glue or hot glue gun
die cut
hair band or hair barrette

For other tutorial feel free to visit Niki Meiners at www.365daysofcrafts.com

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If you are looking for more quick and easy crafts click the link below.

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The Big Craft Giveaway

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Are you ready for the Big Craft Giveaway? The craftiest give away so far this year! To enter click the raffle copter link below for my giveaway and then visit all the other bloggers to enter their giveaways too. There are over 30 prizes to be won. May the odds ever be in your favor.

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