Monday, February 21, 2011

Keeping chilly ears warm is necessary....

when you wake up to more snow!!

I picked up some grey knit ear warmers at Walmart a few weeks back with plans to dress them up. After I made the scarves from the Target throw, I thought I'd use the leftover fleece to fancy up the ear warmers.

On the top one, I made a rolled flower using a strip of fleece. There's so many great tutorials on rolled flowers, like this one and this one. I sewed the flower together instead of gluing it and then sewed it on the ear warmer so I'd be able to wash it.

For the bottom one, I wanted something a little bit different so we wouldn't be fighting every morning have any problems knowing whose was whose. I made a cute flower that I had seen over at Twelve Crafts till Christmas. I used the pink fleece and alternated it with purple jersey from one of my oldest daughter's old tshirts. It only took me about 10 minutes to make.

Quick and easy. Very cute too.

And of course, my third favorite.....inexpensive!

Ear Warmer from Walmart $1.50 (now only $.70)

Throw from Target $2.50 (but I made 2 scarves and then the flowers from the same throw)

For a grand total of less than $4.00!

And yes, those are bathing suits they are wearing with their ear warmers. They're playing "beach". Guess they'd like some warmer weather too! Got a little nervous when I heard the word water wafting up from the downstairs playroom. Relieved to find out they are only using their blue sleeping bags.

I'm safe. And lucky. I've been invited to join the beach club and offered one of the beachside condos.


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Melanie said...

Those are adorable! I know what you mean, I always make my boys different colored things! I found you from Skip to My Lou. I would love for you to check out my blog!


Dawn said...

Thanks Melanie-saves alot of fights especially when we're trying to get out of the house in the morning!

Keeping Life Fun with one Craft at a Time said...

Those are super cute!

Lisa said...

Those are adorable! They're so darn cute in that picture!

Unknown said...

They turned out great! The girls are super cute!

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Katie said...

Dawn, they both turned out fabulously adorable! I especially like the roll flower one. So cute.

Jamie @ DIY Home Sweet Home said...

Those turned out so cute. Be sure to stop by my blog Monday and add your project to the More The Merrier Monday Link Party.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Dawn, those are fabulous!!! Love the little flower with the tiny button!! I'll need to look at the tutorial for that one. :) Thanks for linking this up!

Unknown said...

What an adorable idea! Love it!
Gonna have to track one of those down for myself!
Visiting from Serenity Now.

Andi said...

What cutie pies! They look so cute in their ear warmers! I love taking something plain and making it fabulous especially when it can be done on the cheap! They turned out so great. And what great imaginations your girls have...I long for warmer weather myself!

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

What adorable ear warmers! I'm thinking they would make great take-home gifts after a girls' party. Very cute children!

Amy said...

Thanks for sharing this idea.. I really liked it..

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Very cute idea!!

stopping by from Amy's, your newest follower :)

Mostly Food and Crafts said...

Stopping by from the CSI project. These came out great! I made my daughter one of these over the winter too.


Unknown said...

This looks amazing-I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!