In honor of National Craft Month in March, I wanted to share some fun and simple DIY projects that I recently made. I haven’t crafted anything in awhile, so I was really craving to finish something quickly.
1. Recycled T-shirt Necklace
I loved this Refinery 29 DIY project for turning an old T-shirt into a nautical necklace. I had this dark gray T-shirt that I accidentally got a black Sharpie stripe on it. So instead of tossing it out, I made it into this necklace. Making the fabric necklace took about an hour or so and DONE. Love it! Find the tutorial here.
2. Knit Bow Tie Necklace
Any time I can knit something and be done in a day, I love. This great blog, A Common Thread, features cute craft projects. And if you’re not the crafty type, you can just buy her jewelry instead. This knit bow tie necklace was super simple to knit and then I just added the chain and clasp. It adds a hint of glittery glamour to whatever I’m wearing. Find the tutorial here.
3. Striped Baby Blanket
A lot of my lady friends are either pregnant or just had a baby. Knitting or crocheting baby blankets are great because they are small and done pretty quickly. I’m a fan of the Seija Set pattern from the Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet Happy Hooker. I made the colors red, gray, and white for my friend Danielle’s baby boy, Sammy. I like the simple braid at the top and the bottom of the blanket for some flair.