Tuesday, July 12, 2011

DIY Tutorial with Annie of Wattlebird!

We had so much fun on day 1 of our launch week and we are really excited to introduce you to Annie of Wattlebird. Annie is so fun. She love's Harry Potter and has a knack for knitting, blog design, sewing, and making creative costumes galore. We are confident you will love Annie just like we do!

Hi there Scattergirls!

I'm so excited about the launch of this new site and honored to be a part of it. If you don't know me, my name is Annie and I blog over at Wattlebird.

Today I'm sharing a super easy t-shirt DIY with you. It's part of my brand new blog series, "Fancy up your t-shirts." And this is an exclusive first look! 

The basic gist of this tutorial is that we'll take two t-shirts, cut off a little around the collar and make scrap flowers in different colors. You can keep it all one color if you'd like, but I think this is just a little more fancy I think. The starting points:


Now you need to measure out how much you want to cut off the collar (up to you), turn the t-shirt inside out and use a highlighter or other light/washable writing utensil to mark where you'll make your cut.

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Begin rolling the leftover scraps from the collar around itself, as shown. You should have enough scraps for about three flowers.

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Stitch your flowers together and onto the collar area, off to the side.

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Voila! Enjoy your pretty, non-boring t-shirts!

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Thanks for letting me stop by and share this tutorial with you guys! If you'd like, please stop by my blog and say hi! I'd love to "meet" you :)


  1. Ok- Love it!
    I love that she made 2 tee shirts and not just one and a bunch of waste!
    Very cute.
    And love the color combo!
    Nice job Annie!

  2. Really cute tutorial! Super easy, which I love :)

  3. Aww, I love this post, and I love Wattlebird! One of the best blogs around! This is an adorable way to jazz my pile of boring ol' t-shirts :)

  4. Love it! I have so many tshirt ideas in my had, I think a trip to Wally World is in order so I can get started :) I found your link on Newlyweds on a Budget..LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the design of your blog!

  5. i love the new look:) thanks for sharing and linkin up to tell me tuesday:)

  6. Way pretty and non-boring! Great Tutorial... I follow Wattlebird, too and love it. Great style, girl!

  7. Love this cute way to sweeten up a boring t-shirt!!!

  8. <3 So glad to see Annie and Wattlebird featured! Awesome tutorial, girl!

  9. i can think of about 10 shirts that I can do this to!

  10. Hi Gina!
    So glad you linked up these amazing Tshirt tute last week at the Tuesday To Do Party. How Cool! I'm behind commenting on everyone's link up because on some technical difficulties...think they're worked out now!!! Come back soon!!!


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