Two weeks ago I found out that I was chosen to be part of Crafty Chica’s Design Team Blogger Campaign for her latest product release at Michaels. I have always loved her work, but never thought that my style was anything like hers. So when she announced this Design Team Blogger Campaign I decided to go ahead and apply and see what happened. She picked me!
I received her new Craft Chica Juicy Fabric Inks to use on a DIY project. What are Craft Chica Juicy Fabric Inks you ask? They are basically markers filled with colorful inks that you can use on fabrics. They are permanent and machine washable, so you can use them on just about anything. I spent most of the first week I had the product trying to figure out what to do with them. Finally the lightbulb went off when I was starting to pack my craft room for my upcoming move (just 2.5 more weeks!).
I’ve had this apron in my stash since the summer of 2009 when CHA came to Orlando for their summer trade show. I love that it was pink and had pockets, but I didn’t really like that it was a full apron. I had always planned to chop the top off and do something spectacular with the bottom and now was my chance!
After I cut off the top of the apron I started aimlessly wondering around trying to figure out what exactly I wanted to do. As I was digging through my stash I came across some hot pink tulle left over from another project and instantly knew that I wanted to add a ruffle to my apron. It wasn’t until I came across some hot pink ribbon with black polka dots that the idea really started coming together.
I added the tulle ruffle to the top edge of the pockets and then covered up the messy edge with some black ribbon. I used the hot pink polka dotted ribbon to make a little flower and placed a black button in the middle. Then it was time to bust out the Juicy Fabric Inks!
It was so easy to add black polka dots of all shapes and sizes to the apron. After doing just a few I got the hang of it and blew threw the rest of the polka dots. Ta-da!!
I only used one of the 5 colors that came in the pack, but after using the black one I am super excited to see what else I can do with them. Thanks Crafty Chica for letting me try out your new project!
I received this complimentary product(s) from CraftyChica.com as part of the Crafty Chica Design Team, was asked to share an original DIY project.