DIY Fitted Face Mask!

Hello Everyone,

I’ve been making masks all week for family members and others I know who needs them. They are easy to make and completely adjustable to any size you need. Click Here for the pdf pattern for this fitted mask.

What you will need:

Cut 4 pieces of the pattern and 2 pieces of the interfacing. Iron the interfacing on 2 of the pieces of fabric.

Sew the front curve of each set of pieces with wrong sides facing up.

Iron the seam down the center.

Place one end of the first piece of elastic on one edge of the fabric and pin it. Take the other side and pin it down the bottom of that same piece of fabric and pin it. Place the other side of the fabric on top and pin. Make sure the elastic is on the inside of the 2 pieces of fabric and not on the outside. Refer to the video above for visual instructions.

Repeat this step on the other side then pin the rest of the 2 pieces together and sew. Leave a space open on one side so you can turn the fabric right side out.

Before you turn the fabric right side out place the beading wire piece on top of the curve, pin and sew a zig-zag stitch around the wire to keep in place. Turn the fabric right side out. Fold in the fabric with the opening is then iron flat. Continue ironing the rest of the fabric as well

Finally, topstitch around the entire mask making sure when you get around to the beading wire you sew underneath. This not only will create a casing keeping the wire in place. It will also save your sewing needle from breaking.

If you have any questions or comments in regards to the tutorial please leave them in the comment box.

~Nika xoxo

DIY Unicorn Headband!

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Back with another DIY headband tutorial. I absolutely love making these. Not to mention this one is just in time for the Easter Holiday. These days Amazon is my go-to place for supplies due to the pandemic that’s going on. I will list the main items I purchased on Amazon through the link below. As always if you have comments or questions leave them below.

~Nika xoxo

Supplies:

The first thing you want to do is cut the unicorn ears. I made a triangle and curved the sides to give more of an ear effect. Cut 2 for the felt and 2 for the foam sheets.

Make the inner ear slightly smaller than the main earpieces. Once you’ve done that you can place the stabilizer pieces onto the headband then place the ears on top of those and headband as shown below.

Lastly, you will place the flower in front of the ears so that they look like a crown. After that, you’re done. You can make your ears as big or little as you like and change up materials used as well.

My headbands came out Autumn approved so I am happy. Happy DIYing everyone.

DIY Thing 1, Thing 2 Headband!

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These cute headbands are fun and easy to make and the cost is minimal. I know its been some time since I’ve posted here but I am planning our upcoming projects. I hope my posts are helpful to you in some way and please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts in the comments as well as your projects with me.

~Nika xoxo

What You Need

In the first step, you will start by tying a piece of tulle around the headband. Then you will tie another not in that same tulle. I dabbed a small amount of hot glue just under the tulle then slid it down on top of the hot glue to hold it in place. This will keep the rest of the tulle from pushing that first piece down and holding the other pieces in place as you go.

You will continue tying the tulle around the headband all the way around the headband until the last piece is even with the other side of the headband. Make sure to add a small dab of hot glue to the last piece of tulle just like we did on the first one. The video posted within this post will give you a better idea of what I am telling you.

Once you have gotten all the tulle added to your headband, you will make a small bow to add to the “Thing” hair for your finishing touches.

Your headband should look similar to this one. Don’t worry if some of the tulles are uneven you can always cut them to your liking. Also, remember these projects are handmade and little imperfections are what make it more unique.

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How To Make A Diamond Style Woven Headband

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I know it’s been a while since I made a post but, I’m happy to be back with something I’ve been working on for my shop. These diamond woven headbands are easy to make and actually slightly therapeutic. They can also be made with different types of ribbon and with multiple colors and patterns. Follow along with my step-by-step video to make these cool headbands yourself.

Nika xoxo

What you need:

You want to first glue the opposite color strands together at the ends. Once that is done you will have 2 long strands of ribbon. Next, you will crisscross the ribbon together.

You will start by crossing over the top right to the top left.
You will then bring the top left (Yellow) over the top right (blue) and cross sit around the back bring it back around to the left.
You will now have 3 strands on the left side and 1 on the right side. With the one blue strand left on the right side, bring that over to the left side. You will now have all strands on the left side of the headband.
Now that you have all strands on the left side you want to bring the top yellow in between the 2 blue strands. Bringing the top left yellow to the right side. After that you will bring the top blue strand in between the blue and yellow strands on the left, bringing the top blue to the right side.
At this point, you will have your first weave and two strands of opposite colors on each side. You will repeat this process all the way to the end of the headband. The above video is more detailed and easy to follow. If you have any questions about this tutorial or any other on my site please feel free to comment.

DIY Heart-Shaped Fairy Wands

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I made these cute little heart-shaped fairy wands. They can honestly be made in any shape and size. With different types of embellishments and decorations. Take my tutorial and make it your own. As well, don’t forget to watch the video so you can watch me make these in real-time. Enjoy!

Nika xoxo

What you will need

you want to start by sewing the two heart-shaped felt pieces together leaving an opening to put the poly-fil in.

Once you have the majority of the shape sewn and a small portion left open. Begin placing stuffing into the shape to your liking. Place the wooden dowel inside then finish sewing the shape closed. The video below also goes over how to make these step-by-step.

The last step would be to add your embellishments to your shape and then you are done. These fairy-wands are fun and easy to make. They can be made in many shapes and sizes, with different embellishments and ribbons.

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Cricut Easy Press 2 Demo!

Cricut Easy Press 2

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This is the second part to the unboxing video we did on Tuesday. I have to say I am in love with this thing. I am like so upset I was being cheap before and didn’t purchase it. This is going to cut my work time in half and allow me to complete more projects in a shorter amount of time. This “Yaaas Queen” shirt I made is for my daughter. It came out just as I envisioned it. Also, when she came home from school she absolutely loves it. The next project I will be working on will be some custom hairbows. I absolutely recommend getting this if you 1, have no room for a professional press or 2, don’t want to pay for it. This is the way to go. And you can travel with it if need be. Watch the video below to see how it works.

~Nika xoxo

DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas!

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I’m not sure if you know, but I love wrapping presents. I don’t know why I just do. But most of all I love finding cute and creative ways to make those wrapped presents stand out from the rest. It’s easy to just buy rolls of wrapping paper from the store and have all the presents under the tree look the same. But, I love having the kids look under the tree and see cute DIY wrapping paper under the tree. There are so many different ideas to come up with. For today, I just chose these wrapping ideas/hacks for the presents. Let me know which one is your favorite and if you have any cool gift wrapping ideas to share.

~Nika xoxo

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Easy DIY Scrunchies 2 Ways!

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So this is a late post but I am still going to post it anyway. These scrunchies are super trendy and easy to make. So scrunchies are back in style even though when I was a young girl many moons ago, ha haha. They were very trendy then as well. So why not teach others how to make their own I thought. Hence, this video shows how to make your own scrunchies. You can use many different fabrics and even add embellishments if you want. I hope this tutorial works for all of you and make sure to share your experience after you have made them.

~Nika xoxo