Link Love Friday: Five Favorite Tutorials

California Summer Blooms
Summer blooms in the garden

Over on CraftyPod, Diane had a fantastic idea: Link Love Fridays. In August she is hosting a theme for each week, this week is for favorite tutorials.

Here’s some fabulously crafty and brilliant ideas from some of the blogs I follow:

Washi Monogram Art

DIY Washi Monogram Art on Lia Griffith’s Handcraft Your Life

There’s so much potential for customizing a monogram like this. And it will give me more ideas for using up my washi tape stash.


Recycled tshirt canvas

Recycled TShirt Canvas Arty by Kim over at The Trashy Crafter

I have a ton of t-shirts I don’t wear but can’t part with because of the sentimental value. Making them into art is a brilliant way to use them. I’m thinking about seasonal decor – football season in particular.



DIY Summer Cocktail Glasses

DIY Summer Cocktail Set over at Remarkably Domestic

Charming set is made with stencils and glass paint. The technique could be used with so many different themes.



Crocheted Balls

Purl Bee’s Whit’s Knits: Crocheted Balls

I look at these and think “Kitty toys!” Plus they’re pretty with the embroidery floss stripes. As always the Purl Bee’s photo tutorials are gorgeous and easy to follow.

Origami Spirit: Origami for Beginners: Butterfly Tutorial | Mariposa

Leyla Torres’ video tutorial takes you step by step to create beautiful butterflies. Her blogpost has some wonderful advice on being a beginner and perseverance.

Head over to Crafty Pod and look at a bunch of other great crafty tutorials.

Author: Tricia

Craft addict, flickr lover, Librarian and Legend in her own room.

  • sazzy

    Oh man do i love these ideas! And you know i have a drawer full of casbs tshirts tho i am not sure they are as arty as the ones shown here!

  • sazzy

    You do know what i am thinking about with the painted cocktail glasses don’t you?

    Crocheted coasters 😉

    • cheekyattitude

      The crocheted coasters would be perfect for this set!


  • Leyla

    Lovely ideas… the letter E inspires me to make something origami and letters. Thank you for sharing my video of the origami butterfly.

    • cheekyattitude

      Thank you Leyla!
      I would love to see origami letters. That would be so cool!