Beach Blanket (Bingo)

I love summer! Kids are home from school, lots of movies in the park, free summer concerts, days at the pool…and the beach! Well, okay, we’re in the Midwest, soooo no beach. But we can pretend, can’t we?

Grab your sunblock and a few bath towels and let’s make something. Bath towels?? Yep, that’s right. We’re gonna make a big beach blanket with two (old or new, whichever) bath towels.

We did a straight stitch in the video and didn’t worry about finishing the seams on the back. This is a QUICK put it together and USE it tutorial. I made 5 for the family and we’ve washed and used them at the pool a handful of times now with no issues. But you can certainly use your serger (if you have one) or if you don’t you could just zig-zag the seams. This is your beach quilt. We just wanted to give ya the idea!

Happy summer everyone! Now where is that cabana boy?!

15 + DIY Wedding Gifts

diy wedding gift roundup

I shared my love of weddings with the recent roundup of beautiful wedding diys with fabric & scraps. If you’re not planning a wedding this season, chances are you’re attending one (or twenty). You’ve got the perfect dress, maybe a babysitter, and now you need the gift!

I am guilty of NEVER shopping from the registry. I love giving something that the happy couple wouldn’t buy for themselves. They’ve plenty of time to swoon over their new blender, but a diy that was created just for them? It doesn’t get any better!

Here’s a roundup of our favorite diy wedding gifts sure to be loved by you and the happy couple!

DIY Hanging Dishtowel by Momtastic
diy dishtowel

Engraved Cutting Board Via ArtDesignWood Etsy
cutting board

Custom Quilt Label by Connie Griner
Quilt label

Chalkboard Key Holder Via Pinterest, no original source
chalkboard key holder

DIY Picnic Basket by Style Me Pretty

Map Wall Art by Breida with a B

His & Hers Pillowcases by A Beautiful Mess
his and hers

Date Night Jar by Southern-in-Law
date night jar

Glass Etched Bakeware by Make it & Love it
glass etching

Terrarium: Give them something to grow Via Pinterest, no original source

Recipe Book by A Vegas Girl at Heart

Couples in History Frame via Shecky’s

Tree Carving Pillow by Cozyblue
tree pillow cover

Distressed Photo Block by View from the Fridge (so many options on this one!)

Monogram Wine Cork Board by I Can Find the Time
Monogram Wine Cork Board 28a

Clearly I think food is the way to sustainable love, huh? Happy crafting!

P.S. Our recent diy Family Crest for Father’s Day would make a great wedding gift, too. Here’s a video to get you started!

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