Monday, November 15, 2010

Wipes Snuggie

Thanks to those of you who listened to read my rant yesterday.  I don't want to have my little venting session to be taken as I am leaving Paisley Passions, or the blogging world.  That is certainly NOT the case!  I am just searching for a way to make my blog the best it can be.  So, thanks a BUNCH for your sincere and very kind comments!  I am sure I will be making changes as time goes on, but when I do, they will hopefully be changes to make my blog better!  :)

Enough of that!  Let's get to this weeks creation!  I had so much fun making this weeks "creation".  Let me tell you how the idea started.  I was sitting in my craft room ( for those of you who have emailed me, don't worry, I am going to do an entire post about my craft room w/pics next month) and it was time to refill my wipes.  Having wipes nearby where I am letting my creative juices flow is an absolute must!  Maybe I am just a messy crafter, but they are something I can't live without in my craft space. 

Well, normally what I would do is buy a new wipes container and "bling it up".  Yep, I would add vinyl, or jewels, or mod podge scrapbook paper on them.  I mean, afterall, I can't just have a plain ol' wipes container sitting around in there, RIGHT?  ;)

Well, sadly, these "blinged up" wipe containers don't last forever.  After being taken to expos and drug around in my tote, they look too beat up to put in my craft space.  So, I was thinking, THERE MUST BE A BETTER WAY!  Then I came up with an idea, how about a Wipes Snuggie???  Yep, that's right, a "Snuggie" for my wipes.  That way I could just pull it off and change it to a new wipes container when I need to.  What a novel concept!

Here is the one I made for my craft room:
Wipes Snuggie

Wipes Snuggie

Craft Room w/ Wipes Snuggie :)  Doesn't it look cute sitting there?

They are SUPER SIMPLE to make too!  Just take a measurement around the wipe container, then cut the material about 1 1/2 times that length.  Measure the width, and cut it twice that size.  Then fold the material in half, sew it to make a long "tube".  Add a piece of elastic in the middle, sew it shut, and add some bling to the front.  Then, slide it onto your wipes.  Easy as that! 

Here is one I did using an old pair of denim pants.  I LOVE how it turned out.  I actually gave it to a friend of mine for a baby gift over the summer.
Denim Pants

Wipes Snuggie

Wipes Snuggie
Last but not least, is another one I made, well, really just for fun!  I wanted to mix a bunch of different materials and some ric rac and see what I could come up with. 

Here is how my last one turned out:

Thanks for stopping by!  I am going to LINK UP HERE and BLOG HOP HERE this week :)  Go check them out.  Oh, and please DO stop by on Thursday for Thrilling Thursday where you get to link up YOUR creations!  Such great inspiration each week! 

Remember, whatever you do: CREATE WITH PASSION!

31 comments:

Mommy Brunch Tales said...

Great idea! Looks like you have entirely too much fun decorating your snuggies. ;)

Elizabeth said...

So cute! Would love for you to come link up to Made with Love Monday at Sew Chatty! http://bit.ly/bSsG5b

Its A Blog Party said...

Thanks for sharing with us over at Show-Me-How http://itsablogparty.com/show-me-how/

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

This is adorable!! Love this idea :)

A Girl said...

Love this! Years ago I use to make the fabric covered wipe cases. They were cute but a pain to make. Your looks much easier. Thanks for sharing.

T said...

:) it IS cute... and my wipes box would look much better in my craft room all dolled up like that...

now let's see if I ever get around to it!

Had to go back and read your "rant" from yesterday - I think Bloggy Boot Camp left us all in that world between ambition and funk... what to change, when to change it, and how much time to spend... ack!?

Marci said...

Lori! Hey! Thank you for stopping by :) Now we can keep in touch! I envy your beautiful blog, it really is amazing. Have a wonderful week!

Cheryl's Crafty Jewelry said...

Those are super cute! And I like your craft room. I could use an entire room for my crafts/supplies but don't have the space :/ Lol...u should see my coffee table!

Jana said...

Cute Idea! Link up: http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/11/glam-party-2.html

Farah Muzaffar said...

Very creative and cute one and I am sure simple and easy too. Thanks for sharing
Hope you would like to have a cup of tea with my cookies at
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

Nan said...

Thanks for join my blog hop,
I'm following you.
Nan
http://beonefineday.blogspot.com

vanessa said...

I love this idea, it is genius but so simple!!
Thanks for commenting on my blog. Do you live in Auburn or were you just in town for the game?
War Eagle!!!

Nikki said...

That is soooooooooooo cute! LOVE the zebra one!!!! Thanks so much for linking it up at gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

momnivore said...

Coming at you from Take if From Me's Blog Hop...

Love what you have going on here!

www.momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com

signingcharity said...

so very fun!

FineArtPainting said...

oh, now I;m curious about what you wrote yesterday, so I will have to go look at taht too.

But first: I want to thank you for begin brave enough to come link up with us at our DIY CRAFT TUTORIAL LINKY PARTY at http://www.FineCraftGuild.com

I love your wipes snuggy and I can see it wrapped around a ton of other ugly box thingos that have to stay out on kitchen/bathroom counters.

Rose

Melissa said...

This is great! I love this idea. Also they turned out super cute. Thank for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All

Jeanne said...

Wow, these little boxes you created are clever and so pretty. I love the recycle idea. Yes, your box looks adorable on the table.
Hugs, Jeanne

Life Goes On said...

That is to cute.Great idea

Roslyn said...

Nice idea for the baby wipes & also the kleenex box, right? Love the colors.

Deanna Jane (cullenkidsmum) said...

Very cute and they look so dressed up!

Kristi Flanagan said...

What a great idea - love the one made with jeans!

Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party!

Hugs,

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

AllieMakes! said...

Love this! What a cute way to dress up the utlity stuff in our lives! Very cool!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Anitra Cameron said...

What a great idea! And really simple, which is something I'm Always in the market for.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Lori...

Ohhh...how cute is this!!! I would have never thought to do this...to make a pretty snuggie for wipes! Awesome, my friend! Thanks for sharing this creative idea with us...love it!

Warmest Thanksgiving wishes to you and your family!

Chari @Happy To Design

Holly said...

too darn cute. love this idea - i always save containers for repurposing and now they can be pretty.

OrloSubito said...

the wipes snuggie is so beautiful, and I love your craft room!!!

Pamela Rosenberg said...

Love the idea. Actually I hadn't even gotten to the wipes in my studio concept yet. So thanks on that level too. I just keep going through wet paper towels.
A great project and we know we all love a little style in our creative spaces.
Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful.
Pam

di said...

Oh my gosh! You are so clever! I just love this! lol I have little ones, so we always have boxes of wipes around the house....guess I need to jazz them up a bit! Thanks for showing me how!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

very cute! I am so in love with ruffles! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's.

creativejewishmom.com said...

Amazing idea, and love the black and white with the red flower! thanks so very much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!