June Kids’ Challenge – Hannah’s Introduction

It’s a new month — and Hannah tells you what the challenge this month is for her and Molly, our tween contributors — and how you can join the fun, too!


Don’t forget to grab your kids and take the challenge with us! Send in your photos to be featured as well!

DIY boys monster jeans

DIY boys monster jeans


What little boy wouldn’t love his hole-y jeans refashioned into monster jeans or even aliens! There are two options – the SEW version and the NO SEW version! Just a few simple supplies and those jeans just might become his favorite! Read now or PIN for later!

DIY boys monster patch jeans from Brassy Apple

DIY neck tie headband

diy neck tie headband refashion

From manly to feminine! This neck tie goes from around the neck to around the head! Think of all the fun patterns and colors you could choose from and wear!

DIY neck tie headband from A Red Ribbon

T-shirt to Door Decor – easy Pom Poms

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From T-shirts to colorful pom poms for your door! Snag those worn out tees and give them new life! You can get the full tutorial plus all her tips and tricks to be successful at it!

T-shirt Pom pom door decor at Craftaholics Anonymous

Introducing the NEW Refashion Files!!

I’m excited to announce the new Refashion Files — you could almost call it refashionfiles.com 2.0! And I’m even more excited to announce that the amazing Megan Pyrah has joined me to bring you even more ways to refashion your wardrobe and your life!

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You may know Meg from her popular Brassy Apple site and Brassy Apple shop. She’s also the host of the web TV show Refashion it on the My Craft Channel Network — now in its second season!

In Meg’s words, “I have passion for sewing, fashion, DIY’ing, upcycling, refashioning, design and attempting to be a fun and cool mom! I like to take things that might look hard and show how simply they can be created. I love to help, teach and inspire others to create spaces, items and clothing/accessories that they love. Carving out my own path at my own pace and enjoying the ride…. ”

Find out what fun we have ahead …

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Turn a Sweatshirt into an Elephant Costume!

Did you see the fun and easy costumes we featured last week? Here is another great one. Jess from If Only They Would Nap shared how to take a grey sweatshirt and turn it into a whimsical elephant costume.

Find out how to make this refashioned costume at The Train to Crazy!

Make a Girls’ Olympic Top from a Tank — and a Matching Pom!

Courtney created this great, olympic-inspired girls’ top for a birthday party — along with matching pom. You could refashion a girls’ tank in the same way, even with a rainbow pattern or perhaps several like shades. Check it out, complete with pom tutorial.

Olympics Inspired Top and Pom–Tutorial at Sweeter Than Cupcakes


Make a Skirt From A Men’s Dress Shirt!

Fonda took inspiration from shirt-to-skirt tutorials — and added her own flair and her own tips to help you try it without the pain! Steal a shirt from your husband (or significant other or purchase it (don’t steal it) from a thrift shop) … and make your own lightweight summer skirt!

Men’s dress shirt to skirt at SouthernScraps


Make a Lace-Embellished Top From An Inexpensive T-Shirt!


Katie saw a cute, lace-embellished top worn by actress Rashida Jones in I Love You, Man — and thought “I could make that!” Well, she did — and it’s easy. And she shows you how to do it, too — just check out her easy instructions!

T-Shirt Refashion at Sweet Verbena

Rework a Maternity Tank Into A Cute Top!

Check out this awkward maternity tank … but the pattern has promise and so does the shape! Check out how you can refashion a maternity top you’re unlikely to wear soon … into something you’ll love to wear!

Day 11: I’m Not Getting Prego Any Time Soon at Cotton & Curls