Free Teacher SVG – Teachers Are Magic!

Free teacher svg cut file

I am offering this free teacher SVG on the blog to celebrate the end of the school year. Teachers are Magic! I am so grateful to all the teachers in my children’s life. This cut file is perfect for making end of the year teacher gifts. Use this free SVG to make t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, or signs. Perfect gift idea for your favourite teachers.

Teachers Are Magic cut file on white t-shirt

You fill find the link to the free teacher SVG at the bottom of this post. Simply download the file and upload to y our Cricut or Silhouette software. You can customize any item to make a perfect gift for your child’s teachers.

teachers are magic svg on black sweater

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE CUT FILE

My Favourite blank t-shirts and sweatshirts:

free teacher svg cut file

More free Cut Files:

IKEA Picture Ledge Hack

I love how this shelf turned out! I took the popular Mosslanda photo ledge from IKEA and hung a piece of driftwood from it. It is perfect for hanging plants.

This is so easy to make, anyone can make it! Two drill holes and a few knots later, you will have yourself a beautiful hanging plant display!

You will need:

Instructions:

1. Drill two holes into the bottom of the photo ledge. I positioned the holes under the wall screws.

2. Thread rope through drilled hole and secure with double knot.

3. Tie rope around driftwood.

This shelf is located in my basement landing at the base of the stairs. As there is not much natural light, I used artificial plants from IKEA. The links to these are below.

My favourite IKEA artificial plants:

The hanging planters are a DIY I made from recycled Pine-Sol bottles! Check out my tutorial for instructions on how to make these cute hanging planters.

DIY Hanging Planter from Pine-Sol Bottle

If you try this tutorial I would love to see it! You can tag me on Instagram @handmadejoydesigns #handmadejoyblog

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Upcycle an Old Shirt – See what I made!

Want to see some upcycle magic? See how I upcycled an old shirt into three new items. I loved the fabric and details of this shirt, but not the fit. I never wore it but didn’t want to get rid of it because I loved the colour and design so much. I started cutting and made three items from it that now get lots of use!

When you love the colour and fabric of a clothing item but not the fit, upcycling is the answer!

UPCYCLE

reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original.

Here is what I made from this ONE shirt:

1. Scrunchies

I used the bottom hem of the shirt to make scrunchies. I was able to make 2 scrunchies from the hem of this one shirt. I love the trim detail and used that as the outside edge of the scrunchie.

Here is my Favourite scrunchie tutorial from Martha Stewart.

2. Face Mask

To make this simple mask:

  1. Cut out 2 – 6 x 9 inch rectangles
  2. Sew right sides together leaving a 1 inch opening.
  3. Turn right side out and stitch closed.
  4. Fold sides and sew to create channel for elastic loops.
  5. Insert elastic and tie knot to from loop.

3. Bowl Cover

I made a mixing bowl cover for my Kitchenaid Mixer bowl. This bowl cover gets a ton of use in my kitchen!

Here is a Mixing bowl cover tutorial from My Frugal Home.

What would you make out of an old shirt you no longer wear?

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DIY Hanging Planter Made from Recycled Bottle

DIY recycled hanging planter

Here is an easy DIY hanging planter you can make for nothing! All you need is an empty Pine-Sol bottle, spray paint and string.

I was about to throw my Pine-Sol bottle in the recycling when I noticed the pattern on the bottom and thought it might make a cute planter. I gave it a try and love how it turned out!

You will need:

  • Empty Pine-Sol bottle
  • Knife
  • Spray paint
  • String
Materials to make DOY hanging planter from Bottle

Instructions:

1. Using a knife, cut the bottle off about 3.5 inches from the bottom.

2. Make 2 holes on one side and 2 holes on the other side equally spaced.

Cut holes into bottle to hang your DIY planter

3. Spray paint

Spray paint bottle

4. Thread string through two holes on side. Thread another 24 inch string through the two holes on the other side.

Insert string into DIY hanging PLanter
DIY hanging planter from recycled Pine-Sol bottle

5. Tie a loop at the top using all 4 strings.

I would love to see your DIY hanging planter! Tag me on Instagram @handmadejoydesigns #handmadejoyblog

DIY hanging planter from recycled bottle

Check out my DIY plant stand tutorial

Valentine Pennant Flags

Pennant flags are a great way to decorate for Valentines Day. These cute printable pennants are so easy to make and you can embellish them however you want. I am sharing a few ideas for how you can use them this Valentines Day.

These Printable Valentine Pennant Flags could not be easier to put together. Simply print out on cardstock, cut out and glue to dowel or paper straw. You can leave them as is, or add ribbons or pom poms.

Pennant Flags are a cute addition to any Valentine’s Day Gift. You can stick it in a gift bag or add it to a gift basket.

They also look great in a plant. This is a perfect Valentine’s gift for your child’s teacher!

Candy Wrapper Zippered Pouch Tutorial

CAndy WRapper Zippered Pouch

Being stuck at home these last few months has given me lots of time to craft with my kids. I have enjoyed having the time to teach them to sew. This is a project they loved. This candy wrapper zippered pouch is a fun and easy beginner sewing project! My oldest, 13 & 10, made them by themselves. My six year old did the cutting and contact paper and then I helped him sew it together.

Yes you can sew plastic with a sewing machine! My kids were completely amazed by this! It will dull your needle, so remember to replace your needle after this project.

You will need :

– candy wrapper

– clear contact paper

– zipper

Cut your candy wrapper at the sides and bottom so you have a front and back for your zippered pouch. Then apply clear contact paper to the front of both pieces.

Next place your wrapper facing down and sew along one side of the zipper.

Place other side of wrapper facing down and sew along other side of zipper.

NOW UNZIP YOUR ZIPPER HALF WAY (don’t skip this step!) so you can turn it right side out after the next step!! Sew along the sides and bottom of your pouch.

Turn it right side out and you now have a zipped pouch! Perfect to use as a pencil pouch or whatever you want. It is a great DIY gift idea for kids to make for their friends too.

If you are looking for more fun beginner sewing projects for kids check out my Amoung Us Plushie Pattern and Tutorial

If you make one please tag me on Instagram @handmadejoydesigns #handmadejoyblog. I would love to see what you make!

Vinyl Scrap Project Ideas – 4 ways to use HTV scraps

Don’t throw away your heat transfer vinyl scraps! I’ve got four projects perfect for scraps of HTV. I like to save my vinyl scraps to use for small projects so that I can save my full sheets of vinyl for larger projects.

I love this idea from Where the Smiles Have Been for storing vinyl scraps. I need to pick up a photo album next time I’m at the Dollar Tree

1. Label your Child’s clothing, shoes, and backpack.

Small pieces of HTV are perfect for making labels. I cut a bunch of name labels at once so I have them ready to go. I love to use them on my kids backpacks, hoodies, coats, snow pants, and winter gloves.

2. Make DIY leather tags for your handknit/crocheted items

diy leather tag

HTV scraps are perfect for making leather tags for your knit/crochet projects. Click on the link below to get my free SVG and see the tutorial.

DIY Leather Tags – Tutorial and Free SVG

3. Vinyl face for handmade toys.

Add Vinyl facial features to your handmade dolls or toys using your HTV scraps!

Vinyl doll face

Click the link below for my tutorial and free SVG file.

HTV face for handmade doll – Tutorial and Free SVG

4. Personalize your pet’s collar or leash.

Add your Pet’s name and decorate your pet’s collar with HTV scraps!

personalize dog collar with vinyl

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Soft Elastic ear loops for your homemade fabric Mask

Soft diy mask earloops from headband

If you would have told me a year ago that I would be sewing a stack of cloth masks for my family, I would have thought you were crazy! But here we are. I am finding there is a shortage of elastic now that everyone is making masks, so I had to get creative when making mine.

I bought some stretchy headbands and cut them up into strips to make my ear loops. They work great and are so soft on the ears!

I was able to get four pairs of ear loops from each headband. However, that would vary depending on the stretch of the headband fabric.

I used Made Every Day’s Fabric Face Mask free pattern to make my masks. The only change I made was to do ears loops instead of the around the head ties.

I hope you try this is you are having trouble finding elastic to make masks or if you just want to try something that is softer on the ears! What is your favourite fabric mask pattern? I am going to try the 3D fitted mask style next.

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Custom Camper Cutting Board – Easy DIY for Camper

We are cleaning our trailer and packing it up for our first camping trip of the season. I recently bought a wood burner and wanted to make a cutting board for the camper. These little bamboo cutting boards from the Dollar Tree are the perfect size for camping. I also picked up a bamboo spatula to customize for the camper.

For the cutting board, I used my HAPPY CAMPER cut file. I printed off the png clipart file and used graphite paper to transfer the design onto the cutting board. For the spatula I just sketched the roasting marshmallows with pencil and then traced over with the wood burner.

Use Graphite paper to transfer your design onto your cutting board and utensils

I am new to wood burning but have had fun playing with it. I bought this basic Walnut Hollow wood burner from Michaels. It comes with a few different tips.

The basic wood burner I used

I can’t wait to try it out while we are camping this weekend! These would make great gifts for your friends and family.

Do you have a wood burner? What are your favourite projects to use it for?

Easy DIY Dog Collar

When we got our little Lucy I wasn’t that impressed with the selection of dog collars in the pet store. I decided to try making a collar but found it hard to source the hardware without buying big quantities of them in bulk. When browsing in the Dollar Tree I saw their dog collars and thought I would try using their hardware to make my own collar.

Supplies needed: Dog collar, seam ripper, ribbon

This time I used a mint satin ribbon. The first collar I made her was with a velvet ribbon. The velvet one is probably my favourite that I’ve made. I am on the hunt for wider velvet ribbon so I can make a new one.

Remember to take photos of the collar before your take it apart so you will know how to put it back together!!

First you need to use a seam ripper to take out the seams of your collar. There are 2 areas sewn on the collar.

Once you have done that, remove the buckles and D ring. Next cut a piece of ribbon the same length as the collar.

Place the ribbon on top of the collar and sew along each side to secure it.

You will now put it back together and sew to secure everything in place. That’s it, you’re done! Now go try it on your pup!

Just want to mention that Lucy’s sweet dog tag was ordered from the Etsy Shop Field Trip. I love it so much! We have had it for almost three years now and it is still in perfect shape.

I decided to add her name with some heat transfer vinyl. Don’t throw away those vinyl scraps from other projects!

This is such an easy and inexpensive project. I love that I can change up her collar for holidays or just when they get dirty without having to spend a lot every time!