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Huzzah! The season of crafting is officially here! 🙂 Not that we don’t craft throughout the year, but now it’s a no-holes-barred kind of crafting. Christmas is coming, and we need gifts! We feel no shame (ok, less shame) in creating giant craft messes, spending hours fiddling with projects, and making multiple trips to the craft store to get forgotten supplies! In honor of our favorite crafty time of year, we at Partners in Craft offer you the “Nifty Gifties,” a series focused on DIY gift making! We have rounded up our favorite straightforward/fun/you-won’t-lose-your-mind projects to help you not only check gifts off your list but also be inspired and have fun! Be sure to make something for yourself while you’re at it…
Our first Nifty Gifty is inspired by our love of fabric painting and my personal need for holiday leggings. I may have made this pair for me… but plan to make more for super customizable gifts! I love this project so much, that I keep making them for various seasons! It takes time, but the results are worth it! Head over to our DIY Painted Leggings tutorial for full step by step instructions!
Once you’ve checked out the tutorial, you are ready to gather your supplies! I used cotton leggings from Hue, which came in a 2-pack from Costco! If you can’t find foam stamps, you can make your own like in this tutorial and this one! I used white fabric paint mixed with gold and a little bit of glitter paint.
The trick is in the stuffing. I used paired-down paper towel and TP rolls to stretch the legs as they would be when worn. Then, I got painting!
I can tell these leggins will be in constant wardrobe rotation for this holiday! I love that they pair easily with solid tops and aren’t toooooo kitschy! 😉 (Not that I’m opposed to holiday kitsch… just wait until December is in full swing! he he!)
I paired my holiday leg wear with a thrifted, oversized sweater and ankle boots. My earrings were super easy to DIY- just glue holiday pompoms to post earring backings! (Check out a similar idea here!)
Ok, Everyone, happy crafting! Wishing you great success, great gifts, and fun times! Stay tuned for more Nifty Gifty inspiration next week! As for me, I gotta go clean up (some) of this mess… 😉Follow us!