Who cut the cheese? We did, of course!
After a couple visits to Target and Babies-R-Us looking for a faucet extender without much luck, we decided to make our own. By “we”, I mean my husband – Chris. He’s much more innovative and handy with tools than I am so I let him have this one.
We looked high and low around the house for something that was the right size and safe for Zander to touch and consume water from (because he will drink this water at some point). Since the parmesan container is food grade, it was the perfect candidate. And no, your hands will not smell like cheese after using it. One good wash did the trick for us.
The steps are simple:
Cut and drill 3 holes on the bottom of the container. Large square hole is where the faucet will be inserted. 2 smaller holes are for the rubber band. We used a 4 inch rubber band.
Drill a small hole on the bottom of the container to drain any excess water.
Next two steps are pretty self explanatory. Insert the rubber band and attach it to your faucet. And in the words of my hubby… you’re DONEZO!
Here’s the little monster in action using his new gadget made by his macgyver Daddy
It may not be fancy but it sure is functional! Hope this inspires you to make your own “cheesy” creations.
Quick and simple tutorial on how to turn a t-shirt into a tank. Perfect for the warm summer months to come!
Fold tee in half and cut arm holes and neckline. Tip: Use one of your tank tops as a guide to mark where to cut.
Hand sew along dotted line.
Pull on thread to gather material. Tie the thread at the end to secure the gathering in place.
Measure about 2 inches down from neckline.
Fold (accordion style) down to the 2 inches you measured. Hand sew in place.
Arm holes and neckline can be left unsewn – they won’t fray.
There you have it! Five simple steps to turn your tee into a tank. Enjoy!
As you all know, I have lots of t-shirts from my husband’s collection and my own, as an Inker. I couldn’t think of anything better than to make my muse, Zander, a reversible hoodie. For once, I purchased this pattern instead of trying to figure it out myself. Smart choice considering it took me 10+ hours to figure it all out WITH the pattern and instructions in front of me. Using bits and pieces from 3 different shirts, I had enough material to make him this sweet hoodie:
Zander is officially ready for Spring in his new reversible, color-block hoodie. Hope this inspires you to make something new for your Spring wardrobe.
After looking around for some new (stylish) long sleeve shirts for my ever-growing baby boy with very little luck I was on a mission to make him some myself. This, in addition to my Upcycle project was a good excuse to get my hubby to go through his overflowing dresser full of clothes – mostly t-shirts. He has the largest t-shirt collection of anyone I know. Considering I’m an Inker, it’s pretty astonishing I’M not the one with the larger t-shirt collection. Making a small dent in his collection, he let go of about a dozen shirts. Using the 90 minute shirt tutorial from one of my favorite blogs, I transformed my husbands old shirts into brand new long sleeve shirts for my sweet Zander. The first version I made (navy with white trim) took MUCH longer than 90 minutes (more like 300 minutes), but I’m thrilled to say I can make him a shirt in LESS than 90 minutes now! Hope this inspires you to think twice about your next Goodwill donation.
Inspired by this photo on pinterest, I transformed one of my own shirts into something similar: