Like most women today, I wear many hats. Lately I feel like P.Diddy with the amount of hyphenates my title entails.
Wife/Mom/Teacher/Grad Student/Blogger/Crafter/Nightly Chef/Nutella Inhaler
In addition to the above credentials, since I wasn’t busy enough teaching with a mouthful of Nutella, I thought perhaps I need to add some more to the mix.
But seriously, I need time to interact with other grown-ups in a non-work environment to just chill out. Thus, Monthly Craft Night was born. Snacks, drinks, a simple craft with like minded friends just shooting the breeze while our precious babies are safe and sound at daddy daycare. It was just a pipe dream among a few friends for a while but it’s actually happening tomorrow!
For the very first craft night, I needed to be sure I chose a project that was interesting enough for people to want to come to craft night yet simple enough for everyone at every level of “Martha Stewartness” to feel successful. And wouldn’t trash my house or require a ton of supplies.
Being the O.C.D. art teacher that I am, I had to make an example project to troubleshoot any problems that might arise.
This project has been done before. But it is so freaking easy and so freaking cute that I had to post it.
Start with a big t-shirt. I stole this from Mr. FSL’s closet. Choose a larger shirt unless you want this to be wallet size. The bigger the shirt, the bigger the bag.
Cut off the sleeves and cut the neck into a “V” or “U” shape.
Cut the shoulder part of the shirt like this on both sides. These will become the straps to your bag.
Now it’s time to cut the fringe! You can choose how long you’d like the fringe to hang depending on how high you cut. Cut through both the front and the back at the same time so that way the strings can match up and closes properly for the next step.
Tie the fringe strip in the front to the coordinating strip in the back in a double knot.
Pull to stretch the fabric of the fringe. This will make any jagged cutting virtually disappear.
Tie the two front shoulder straps together and the two back straps together.
Drawing on the fabric with bleach pens would be very cool or adding silver, wood, or jade beads too.
Do you have any type of monthly girl’s night? Do I look good as P.Diddy? Did you make this project? Let’s talk it out.