A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Did you know you can view all images posted by a member? Learn how here!
Total Members: 297,519
Currently Running With Scissors:
671 Guests and 23 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Purse, hat & shoes ensemble - $ store challenge  (Read 4336 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
nohronda
« on: September 05, 2009 12:15:05 PM »

Hi, this is my first time to post a project and it seems like I have spent all day trying to figure this out.  I have been fascinated by the challenges and finally decided to try one.  I had no idea what I was going to make when I ventured into our closest Dollar Tree store (about 25 miles away).  There were so many things, so many ideas.  I finally decided on this purse, hat and shoe ensemble:



I used from Dollar Tree:
   3 round straw place mats (2 f/purse, 1 f/hat)
   1 oblong green place mat (1 f/purse sides, shoes, leaves, + some of the beads on shoes)
   3 chair cushion covers (for purse lining, hat crown & flowers)
   1 clothes line (purse handle - only used about 1/3rd of it)
   1 pair of kids flip flops (they were out of adult)
  $9.00

Materials from home:
   lots of glue & thread
   sheet of newspaper - small piece of card board
   2 cardboard long round things from a clothes hanger from the laundry
   1 round velcro dot



I cut the green place mat into 4 strips, sewed two strips together and sewed to the sides of two straw placemats for the side of the purse.  I glued a 3"x5" piece of cardboard to the bottom of the green (inside the purse) to help it keep its shape.  I removed all the stitching from one chairpad cover and used it for the lining.  The second chairpad cover I removed the thin foam lining but left the zipper, and I used this for a pocket in the purse.  I made two patch pockets on the other side of the purse. and I stitched the side lining about four inches down so I would also have a pocket on each side.  So I have 4 small pockets, 1 large pocket and 1 zippered pocket inside the purse.  I braided the rope for the handle and threaded it through the hanger cardboard rolls for added support to the sides.  I don't like this handle though and will probably change it, probably get another green placemat for the handle.

For the had I cut out the middle.  For the crown I used newspaper and glue to make a form then covered it with foam from the chairpads and then covered that with the chairpad material.  I made a bow and flowers from the scraps.  For the shoes I removed the plastic thong part and glued strips for the straps over the foot then added the strips to the toe hole and glued under the green strip I used beads left over from the place mat and sewed them on the straps.





I hope this made sense, If not, please ask questions.  Thanks for looking. I hope you enjoy it. 
 
THIS ROCKS   Logged
lovesclutter
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 6354
Joined: 30-Jan-2009

Nothing is safe in its native form.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2009 01:02:48 PM »

Jaw on the floor. That is too cute.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I have a split personality, because you guys crack me up.  AND The best day I ever had was TODAY!
rainbowridergrma
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2009 01:42:34 PM »

I am totally impressed.  You did a great job, and it looks so....so coordinated. Love it.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
mandodeb
Viva Handmade!
Offline Offline

Posts: 597
Joined: 02-May-2007


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009 02:17:27 PM »

This is so clever!  Well done!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
sarahmakes
Sarah likes to make stuff.
Offline Offline

Posts: 391
Joined: 08-Apr-2008


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2009 07:26:05 AM »

Adorable! Great job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

lotusflwr77
Bruised not Broken...
Offline Offline

Posts: 14
Joined: 13-Aug-2009


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2009 10:10:28 PM »

WOW!!!! Way to think outside of the box! When I go in that store I can spend hours just staring at stuff trying to think of a way to use it all cause it's SO cheap!  Shocked
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Salma Hayek Serves Up Six Sizzling Looks in 24 Hours
Viktor & Rolf Design Modern Bridal Collection
Baseball Fan Fashion: All-Star Style For the MLB or Little-League
How to Transform Your Old T-Shirt Into a Sexy, On-Trend Tank
The Right Way to Wash Your Swimsuit
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Seed Packet Gifts
Cooking: Honey Month
September 19th - Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.