Hand Dye Rainbow Outfit for Toddler

Make DIY DYE hand made

Rit dyed Rainbow outfit for TodllerHand dye pre-made white clothes from a big box store for a custom look.  My toddler loves colorful clothes and especially rainbow colored clothes.  The more colors the better. I can never find clothes that are as colorful as she is.  I make my own by using a hand dye technique that is very simple and the results make her very happy.

Tip: Often at the end of the season I will buy a bunch of white clothes on the discount rack in a size or two larger.  Then when she is ready for the new size I hand dye them what ever color she is into at the time.  Right now she cannot get enough of pink and purple.  When I hand dyed this piece she was totally into rainbows.   Who knows what next season will look like?

Material for hand dye:

  1. Fold the material into thirds vertically to make it easier to work with and to give the dye a little variation.
  2. Wet the material for more even coverage and absorption.
  3. Use the squirt bottles to place the dye exactly where you want it to go. Flip it over to get both sides.
  4. Leave on the dye according to manufactures directions.
  5. Rinse thoroughly before washing.
  6. Wash, dry and enjoy.

If you would like to see other dyed pieces  click  —-> Hand Dye 

Vintage Halloween Banner

Vintage Halloween Banner

This Vintage Halloween Banner is on my door this year!

Happy Halloween from all of us at 365 Days of Crafts.

Hey, Allie here and it’s NO secret that I love Halloween, love creating for it, celebrating it, watching the kids Trick-or-Treat.

Vintage Halloween Banner


SVG Cuts Unhappy Pumpkin

SVG Cuts Happy Pumpkin

SVG Cuts Sleepy Pumpkin

SVG Cuts Grumpy Pumpkin

SVG Cuts Cheerful Pumpkin



Supplies for Banner


  1. Cut all pieces and organize.
  2. Ink edges. Sponge on additional ink as desired.
  3. Add Sleek Strips Rhinestones.
  4. Connect with May Arts Ribbon.
  5. Add buttons with twine.
  6. Finish with additional ribbon on either end for hanging.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a safe, happy, fun Halloween with your family!



DIY Haunted House a Spooktacular Creation

DIY Haunted House, handmade papercrafts
DIY Haunted House, handmade papercrafts
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Make a DIY Haunted House. I hope you think it’s a SPOOKTACULAR Creation! Do you think it looks a little like the Bates House from Psycho? Do you think Mr. Hitchcock would approve?

DIY Haunted House, Psycho, Movie Themed handmade paper crafts

I did see the Bates house once at Universal Studios, it’s really creepy! My DIY Haunted House is a little bit smaller, and made entirely of paper, ink, and adhesive. It’s not really that scary…

DIY Haunted House, handmade papercrafts

The roof comes off the attic to reveal a box for storing candy or treats.


DIY Haunted House, handmade papercrafts

There is a large opening in the back that folds down so you can fill with extra treats or a fun surprise. You can also put battery operated tea lights inside. The windows are left open, but would look great with vellum too.

It was a lot of fun to make and not nearly as hard as it looks. Check out the affliate links below.

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Supplies for DIY Haunted House:

The base is constructed of a navy cardstock with an orange peel texture. This is inked with Versa Magic® Cloud White and Jumbo Java Ink, Cosmic Copper BRILLIANCE Ink applied with Fantastix Applicators and ink Blushers™ from Imagine Crafts. The textured pieces were cut from a smooth black cardstock that was embossed with a folder from Spellbinders paper arts, and also inked. The center section of the house and the background behind the doors were cut from My Minds’ Eye patterned paper that was inked with Jumbo Java Versa Magic® Ink.

TIP: If the piece you are embossing is larger than your folder, choose something with a repeating pattern. Start on on side, and align by overlapping a bit and repeat as necessary.

The accent pieces like windows and doors were also cut from smooth black cardstock and inked. To add some of the details around the attic windows and to the roof, a Fantastix Applicator was used around the edges and along score lines. The three colors together have a fun distressed effect on the house.

ArtGlitter Dries Clear Designer Glue is perfect for working with paper as it dries clear and not shiny, so any small bits left over will not be seen. The trick to a large piece like this is to take your time, and really make sure each piece is well glued before moving on.

Thanks for looking!  To see more of the creations by Allie Gower check out her blog or Facebook. I love building with paper. What will I build next? Any guesses?




A Trio of Halloween Treats

I designed this fun Trio of Halloween Treats, ummm… {OWL}oween treats, while guest designing for A Jillian Vance Design.

Halloween Papercrafts, Happy Halloween, handmade cards, candy bar wrapper


I really had fun building the pumpkin out of paper, and this owl is so cute “Witching you a Happy Owl-oween” – too cute, right?

Halloween Papercrafts, Happy Halloween, handmade cards, candy bar wrapper         Halloween Papercrafts, Happy Halloween, handmade cards, candy bar wrapper

Be sure and stop by AJVD to learn how I created these projects.

Supplies List for a Trio of Halloween Treats:

  • Stamps – Happy {OWL}oween and Charming Holidays
  • Dies – Charming CircleOwl Duo Die Set
  •  Other Supplies:
  • Cardstock – DiscountCardstock.com
  • Ink – Peanut Brittle Memento Ink, Tombow Markers in Brown and Black, Copic Markers (Greys and Oranges for Mummy Owl)
  • Flower – Bazzill
  • Hemp – Beadniks
  • Ribbon – Michaels
  • Pumpkin Pattern – SVGCUTS.com Bedtime Stories Kit
  • Tree – Silhouette Online Store
  • Embossing Folder – Sizzix
  • Patterned Paper – Authentique (wrapped around candy bars), Lori Whitlock for Echo Park (Pumpkin)
  • Adhesive – 3L Foam Squares, Craft Glue
  • Wire – Darice
  •  Other – Vagabond Die Cutting Machine, Silhouette Cameo, Tonic Guillotine Cutter, Westcott Scissors, 1 1/8″ Punch

Linking up this week with the Real Thing. Hope you have a wonderful, safe Hallowen!



Squirrel Card

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This is a super cute Squirrel Card that is perfect for Fall.
Silhouette Projects, Squirrel Card, Fall papercrafts, handmade cards

Supplies for Squirrel Card

Note: Squirrel and Sentiment all cut from Ivory Cardstock and hand colored. The squirrel is cut at the pre-set size. The heart was resized to fit the sentiment, then welded, and a mat was offset for the new shape.

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Caramel Apple Treat Tag

caramel apple gift tag

My daughter is always getting treats in the mail from her friends, and she had an extra bag of these Werther Caramel Apple filled Candy Treats.


So, I asked her if I could have some to create a gift for a friend. Of course, she said yes!

caramel apple gift tag

I decided to make a gift tag to go with these yummy candies. I used my Silhouette CAMEO® to cut a tag, and also a Happy Candy Apple Shape. I don’t have a lot of really good colored papers, so I just used a basic Ivory Cardstock from DiscountCardstock.com and colored it with ink and Copic Markers.

I stamped the large tag with a chicken coop stamp and Gray Flannel Memento™ Dye Ink. I picked this up from a garage sale, and I’m really not sure where it came from – I suspect it is a Stampin’ Up! stamp. I distressed the edges with Peanut Brittle and more of the Gray Flannel Dye Ink.

I cut a smaller tag, and I also cut an offset outline to use as a stencil. You can see the file below, and how it was used.

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I finished it up with an Apple Button and some Twine.

Cute? It’s all about the presentation.

Supplies for Caramel Apple Treat Bag


I’ll gather up these yummy Werther’s candies and put them in a cellophane bag and attach my tag with ribbon and I have a quick gift. Who would you give these treats to?



Peacock Tutu Tutorial – DIY Halloween Costume

Peackock tutu tutorial

A peacock tutu tutorial:

Make a no sew peacock tutu for your little girl or ballerina in the making. I personally have a passion for peacocks and when my daughter said she wanted to go as a fluffy tutu dancer for halloween I knew I could surely come up a costume. I decided on the peacock. Not only I will love the costume and she will completely enjoy it. I went to search for tulle and I could not find the colors I wanted so I dyed the tulle in the colors I wanted. Cover everything and take extra precautions when you are dying.  It can get really messy.The content below may have been sponsored, contain affiliate links or free items for use. Know that this will not sway the opinion no matter what. (Even though they may want to!) This costs you nothing and helps pay for this blog's overhead. Click Diclosures to learn more.

Materials for No Sew Peackock Tutu Tutorial:

Update 2014:  Tulle is now available in most big box stores on rolls in tons of colors.  Skip the dye step and purchase them. SOOOO much quicker.

To dye the tulle for the peacock tutu:

  1. Use the colors of your choice and place it in the the hottest water available. Let is soak for at least a half hour. Rinse in cool water and hand on a line to dry.  Make sure you do it over grass or us a drop cloth to catch the drips.
  2. Cut the tulle into 6 inch strips  that are 18 inches long
  3.  Stretch the headband around a full roll of paper towels.  This will serve as your form.
  4. Tie the tulle strips on the headband holes using every other one.  On the first knot I used one layer of tulle.  Then I decided to go even fluffier and an I layered 2-3 strips of tulle together.  That is what gives you the super fluffiness.

fluffy tutu tutorial step one

The peacock tutu tutorial takes about an hour iif you are making it super fluffy.  A less fluffy tutu can be made in half the time.

Instructions for Super Fluffy Peacock Tutu :

I started with one strand of tulle for the first couple of loops and I KNEW it was not going to be super fluffy like I wanted. Ummm, like Gigi wanted. SO, I double and then I quadrupled the strands.  That is right I used 4 strands 6×18.  Going for the supper fluffiest of all tutus ever made. EVER!

I used the roll of paper towels to keep everything uniform and to hold it during the process. I could only work during naps and daddy was out of town the week I made it.  SO, this momma simply made do. Trim strands that are too long.

Tutorial for fluffy tutu

To dye the tank top, use one of the colors used to dye the tulle.  Rinse it in cool water then wash according to manufacturer directions.

no sew tutu

I will show how to make the Peacock Mardi gras style mask in another post later this week. To finish off the tutu and tank top I added a flower purchased already dyed and glittered and on clearance.

The side view of the peacock tutu.

side view of super fluffy peacock tutu

And one last peacock tutu picture for your entertainment.

super fluffy peacock tutu tutorial
super fluffy tutu peacock tutorial

Be sure to check back and learn how to make a Peacock mask Mardi Gras Style.   If you would like to make a Mermaid Tutu Tutorial click Here <—————
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DIY Halloween trick or treat bag

sewn dye crafts, halloween treat bags

sewn dye crafts, halloween treat bags


trick or treat bags are a requirement for Halloween.  You have to carry all that candy in something.  Why not make stylish and reusable trick or treat bags?

Make your own trick or treat bags this year.  You can use an old pillow case or muslin.  I am an avid crafter and I buy muslin by the bolt.  It is great to have around.  For the Frankenstein bags I used Rit Liquid dye.  I created the color I wanted by mixing  two colors.

Materials used for trick or treat bag:

Frankenstein –

Lime Green

  • 2 1/4  tsp lemon yellow
  • 1 1/8 tsp aquamarine
  • 1 Cup very hot water


  • Tangerine Rit Dye
  • 1 cup very hot water

Other materials

Directions to make the trick or treat bags:

  1. Cut fabric to 18×36 and dye color of your choice according to directions on package.  Wash and dry.
  2. Sew the top edges on each end by folding over 1/4 inch and then again 1/4 inch.
  3. Fold the material in half, right sides together.  Sew together.  Sew on a ribbon or strap of your choice.
  4. Insert a paper bag or a piece of wax paper and paint on the faces.  Allow to dry and touch up if needed.
  5. Add buttons or other embellishments as you desire.  I added reflective tape after the pictures.

sewn pumpkin trick or treat bag


Easy Button Necklaces

If you can open a jump ring or string a button on some cord, you can create easy button necklaces for Fall.

I created these fun button necklaces for Buttons Galore and More – you can click on any of the photos to be taken to the original post for supplies and directions.

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Connect buttons with jump rings and dangle a charm at the bottom and make your own pretty pendant.

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Place jump rings on small buttons and string onto a chain for a fun, clustered look.

Fun jewelry doesn’t have to be expensive or hard to make. These pieces can easily be changed out to match your favorite jacket or outfit. They make great, inexpensive teacher gifts as well. Have the kids help choose the buttons and design the necklaces. Most kids can even handle smaller pliers and learn to make their own jewelry.

Gifts in Jars -a delicious potato soup recipe

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I love making gifts in jars. I also love Potato Soup, how about you? It’s delicious and everybody loves soup when the weather starts to turn cold! I created this popular project for Well Trained Paper (Allie Gower) a few years ago. It’s inexpensive and easy, and you can save some for your family too.  Gifts in jars make great gifts for teachers, bus drivers, hostesses and new neighbors.  Heck they are really good for almost anyone.  I like to make them in big batches so I have them on hand for a quick gift or if I am short on time and need a quick meal.

Win, Win!

I just decorated a simple mason jar with a tag, and included instructions.  You can decorate them with all sorts of things.  Most importantly f=dont forget to give the instructions to prepare the soup. Decorate the jar and then fill with the tasty recipe. I’m about to stock up my pantry with a new batch, so I thought I would share with all of you. I hope you enjoy making, eating and giving the yummy soup.

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Quick ‘n Easy Potato Soup – gifts in jars recipe

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Combine all ingredients in a resealable one gallon food storage bag and shake to mix. Store in an airtight container.

Makes 1 quart.

Cooking Instructions:

  • Place ½ cup soup mix in a bowl, cup or mug.
  • Add one cup of boiling water and stir until smooth.

Supplies for gift tag:

Ribbon, Patterned Paper, Die Cuts, Stickers

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