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We made these mini totes/Scripture bags for our Activity Day girls at church.  The girls loved making these bags.  Simple, easy, & cute!

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I found the mini totes at Hobby Lobby.  I used my Cricut Explore to cut out each girls name using the sparkly silver Cricut iron on vinyl.  (I love the iron on vinyl!) sm bag 5

After cutting out the names…I first ironed the bag (to make it hot) and then placed the name on the bag.  I ironed over the name and peeled off the plastic.   Such a fun way to personalize the bags. sm bag 2

We made Fabric Ruffle Flowers and added them to the bags with hot glue!  So easy!

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My girls love these totes!

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easy fabric ruffle flowers

These fabric flowers are so fun and easy to make. I have used them on my mini Bakeshop Aprons and many other things.

My 7 year old can make them and she loves it.  Here are the quick and easy steps!

What You’ll Need to make the Fabric Flowers:

Material (12 in x 3 in strip) These fabrics are from Riley Blake Designs (Love the happy colors!) You can cut your fabric longer for more ruffles:), Thread & needle, and something for the center, (jewels or buttons)

Step 1:

Cut a 12 x 3 in strip from your fabric.  Iron the strip folded in half the long way.  Fold right sides up.

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Step 2:
Thread your needle.  Double knot at the bottom.  Then sew a straight running stitch (not on the folded side)  along the strip…You can begin to pull and ruffle as you go.  Don’t pull too hard or it will break your thread.  Just pull slowly. sewing fabric flowers Step 4: Keep pulling the thread slowly until it wraps around into a ruffle flower shape.

ruffle fabric flowers tutorial Step 5:  Turn your flower to the back side and sew a few stitches with knots in the back (especially where the two ends of fabric meet).  This will finish up your flower:)
how-to make fabric flowers Step 6:
Add a jewel or a button to the center! ruffle fabric flowers fabric flowers

I’m so excited to share with you today the online shop Hair Bow Supplies Etc!  Why you might ask?  Check out the awesomeness below.  I don’t know about you, but when I get my hands on ribbon, especially ribbon with stripes, trinkets, jewels, fabric flowers, stretchy elastic and glittery stretchy elastic, I get extremely giddy.  This is what I came up with when I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of the very best stuff from Hair Bow Supplies Etc.

DIY Interchangeable Belts

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So there are a thousand things you could make with these awesome supplies.  I wanted to come up with something unique, something my little 5 year-old Q would adore.

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Oh and check out their Valentine ribbon…

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So we came up with Interchangeable belts, with interchangeable things to put on them.  Easy enough right?!.


Here’s an example:



-1 yard of elastic

-alligator clips

-glue gun and glue


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Glue the flowers onto a circle of felt so they fit on nicely.  When I made this one, I cut around where the flowers were glued so there wasn’t any overhang that could be seen from the front.

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Fold the glitter elastic to make a bow.  Glue the bow in place in the center of the arrangement, or whatever you want to call it.

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Glue the other piece across the bow and glue the jewel in place.  Almost done.  You don’t even need a Diet Coke yet.

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Turn over the arrangement and glue the alligator clips vertically in place.  Make sure when you do this, you glue them with the top of the alligator clip aligned with the top of the arrangement so the arrangement won’t fall off the belt.

Take one yard of elastic and measure your little person’s waste.  You can either tie them all in advance or when you decide to wear that particular one. Clip the arrangement onto the elastic, in fact use two if you would like.

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There you have it.  I’m excited because I can mix and match many clips with many different bands, depending on what she’s wearing that day.  I don’t know about your girls, but mine like to accessorize.  I can’t wait to explore the possibilities and build our collection of arrangements and belts, wahoo!

_MG_0935-2edited full res All of these great supplies were purchased at Hair Bow Supplies Etc and there’s so much more there than is shown here.  It also helps that the owner is sweet as pie.  Can you see yourself making these?  I can’t wait to make more.

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