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    Custom color chalkboard paint.
    1 cup latex or acrylic paint (any color)
    2 TBS of unsanded grout



    Mix a little at a time until there are no lumps. Paint with a foam brush or a roller on a painted or primed surface until even. Let dry, season by rubbing the side of a chalk stick lightly over the painted area, wipe off with a barely damp cloth. Now use as a chalk board.
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    How To Make A Kids Corner Bench & Table Set – Do It Yourself Project
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    Need an apron ... make 1 from an old shirt!

    Start with a man's shirt. Cut off the sleeves and the back.

    Cut around the collar but leave it intact. I cut very close to the seam so that I wouldn't have to hem anything or have any raw edges.

    Use your rotary cutter and ruler to make a diagonal cut from the armpit to the top of the shoulder.

    Make sure both sides are even.

    On the raw edge that you just cut, turn a hem under, concealing all raw edges, and sew it down. Do this on both sides.

    The final step is to make the apron ties. You could use ribbon if you wanted, but I chose to cut strips of fabric on the bias to make the apron interesting.

    Close all raw edges in and sew your straps on to the bottom of your diagonal cut. Be sure to backstitch several times for reinforcement.

    And you're done!

    A couple of final tips-

    Flip the collar up until you are completely done with the apron. This keeps you from accidentally stitching it down and it just puts it out of the way!

    Second, button the shirt all the way down at the very beginning. This will help your fabric stay straighter.

    If you have a plaid shirt, that is a good starter since you can use the stripes as your guide for keeping it straight.
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    Cool and creative idea ! Discover more pic.for multifunctional T-Shirt's here... http://www.prakticideas.com/multifun...possibilities/


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    Love this roundup from CraftyChica.com of 20 ways to hack your clothes! Some super fun ideas!

    http://www.craftychica.com/site/2013...-your-clothes/

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    Next time your family heads out for a hike, keep everyone's hands free with these scarf water bottle holders



    I could see making these with old XLG tshirts



    Project estimate:
    ◾Scarf, $1
    ◾Scissors, on hand
    ◾Sewing pins, on hand
    ◾Sewing machine or needle and thread, on hand

    Total: $1




    I will be honest... I did no measuring for this project. I simply took a water bottle, held it up, and pinned it according to how deep I wanted the pocket to be around the water bottle. I turned the scarf wrong side out and pinned the bottom and the two sides. (Remember that depending on the type of fabric the scarf is made from it may stretch).

    http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2013/08...bottle-holder/
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    This is fantastic, now we need something for the hook. I meant to reply to Jolie Rouge hanger idea. OOPS.
    Keep your hands to yourself, leave other people's things alone, and be kind to one another.

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    Have also seen one recycled into a pet bed ... remove the vertical shelves and place a pad for your fur babies



    Or be really fancy ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolie Rouge View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mary_Jo3 View Post
    This is fantastic, now we need something for the hook. I meant to reply to Jolie Rouge hanger idea. OOPS.
    I assumed this would be a use for the hanger if the hook or one of the clips broke. You could drill a hole in the plastic tab under the hook and convert it into a hanger for a single light weight item ... perhaps a wind chime from a tree branch ?
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