Thursday, December 4, 2014

Repurpose an outgrown onesie into a ruffle top

You probably have noticed that the months in your baby's onesies don't mean anything. Your baby may fit in Gymboree's 6-9 months tee but Carter's 9-12 months seems too short for her/him. 

What makes me frustrated is the onesies that are fat but short. Like this one. It is a gift from my hubby's colleague. It is cute. It has bright color. But it is too short. 

What I did is I simply cut the bottom.
Add ruffle of the similar color (from my old tee).
And now I have a well fit ruffle tee for my daughter.
Very simple. If you have a similar problem, I hope you give it a try. It literally took me 15 minutes.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

2014 Halloween DIY little cat costume

I got this whole idea from watching Britney's halloween (2013) vlog from Britneyandbaby. Big fan, big fan of Britney and Aria!!!

OK. There are five parts in this project. Don't panic yet. All of these are easy straight forward steps.

1. Let's start from the easiest part, the shirt. To make the shirt, I used a black tee I bought from Walmart and the gorgeous leopard print iron-on letters from local Michaels.

2. The pants. I used a pair of black pants and pink faux feather.


3.Cat tail. I used black felt fabric. Cut into a cute tail shape.
 Flip it over.
 Of course, I need to sparkle the tail tip using the rhinestones.
To see how to decorate using rhinestones, go ahead to my previous post.DIY cute rhinestone bling initial shoes
 Then I used a bar pin to attach the tail to the shirt.

Now take a look at the pants and the tail together. Cute, isn't it.

4.Cat ears. I don't want this post to be extremely long, so I decided to have another separate post about the cat ears. This is my favorite part. You know how much I like to make hair accessories for my daughter.

Here is the detailed look of every part I made.

Happy DIY!

Friday, October 3, 2014

5min DIY nail polish flower wrap -- great for birthday, bridal shower and gifts

To make this beautiful nail polish bouquet, you'll need nail polish, tissue papers (mine is from local Dollar Store), twist ties and a pair of scissors.

First, you wanna cut two wide stripes of two tissue papers. Here I'm using yellow and pink. The width of the tissue paper should be slightly longer than the nail polish.
Fold the tissue papers, create a scallop by cutting a rounded edge after folding.

Wrap around the nail polish. Start from the yellow tissue paper.

Then the pink one.

Use the twist tie to secure.

Then arrange the petals.

Each flower will be slightly different. That's the fun part.

This can be used for bridal shower, birthday parties, gifts for the nail polish lovers, your vanity room decoration or even center piece for some special event.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DIY magazine folder makeover using Dollar Tree wrapping paper

I've got two ugly old magazine folders forever. They are totally functional-holding my Parents and Glamorous magazines well. They are in the corner of my shelf so I don't see them that much UNTIL TODAY.
I just couldn't tolerant!

To give it a new girly look. I used polka dot wrapping paper from Dollar Tree.
You'll also need knife, scissors.
I have read about homemade mod podge from Pinterest and now it is time to give it a try.
I used 2 parts of school glue and 1 part of water. It worked very well. Some containers to mix glue and water and the paint brush to apply the "mod plodge".

Now, here comes the new look

I used the cute bow tape to define the label area.
I got the tape from Ebay.The one I used is currently out of stock. :-(

An easy 5-minute project. Give it a try.
See you next week.

Friday, September 12, 2014

DIY cute rhinestone bling initial shoes

The materials you are going to use are a pair of "ugly" shoes, rhinestones, a tweezer to grab the rhinestones and E6000 glue. You can also use hot glue.

Play around with the rhinestones to create a "template". I want my daugher's initails.
Set the template aside. Use that as your guide.Start gluing things down.
I used Q-tips to gently remove the excess glue.
Be creative. Use the rhinestones to create your own letters, patterns or shapes. This is the fun part.
Once you're done with your creative decorating. Let it dry for 24 hours.
This is a picture of her wearing it.

Go ahead and give it a try. "Bling" up your old shoes, tees or anything that you think need a shining new look.

Thank you for vising my blog.
See you next week! XOXO

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Last day of infant class gifts - - Prickly pear jam

A week after my daughter's birthday, she transferred from infant room to toddler room. It was a big change for her. No bottles, no random naps, no frequent feeding, new room, new teacher and new friends. She is a big girl now.
My husband and I have loved the teachers in the infant room since day 1. We wanted to give them something homemade/handmade as kind of last-day-of-infant-room gift. 
My husband had this idea of making prickly pear jam since they are right in season.

We collected from the neighborhood. 

Picture from

DO NOT touch prickly pears! Use a knife and cute right into the bucket!

Cut and mesh.

We used three layers of cheese cloth to filter the spines and skin out.
I also used a ginger pressed to help squeeze more juice out. This is totally optional. It only helped a little bit.

We used the blueberry jam receipe. You'll need sugar, pectin and large pot.

Here we are. Jam in the jars.

I used some wrapping paper, twine, labels and paper butterflies to decorate the mason jars.Click here if you wanna try to make the paper butterflies.

A closer look.

Packed them in a bag. Ready to go.

My dear hubby found a heart shape prickly pear. How cute!
The message he left me!