Monthly Archives: August 2013

TBC Crafters 35 – Paper Cup Flavor Box

Crafty Thursday again! I took a rest of 2 weeks and decided that I have to force myself to put something up. Otherwise, I would be in a mood swing and may take another week off. I was busy at work and at home. My daughter just turned 6 and I have to prepare flavors for her birthday party. However, I indeed was so wrapped at work and too tired to make complicated things like the earlier years. I instead made a very simple flavor box to store some little goodies.


Paper cup

Some lace stickers

Some pattern paper (I used the one with birthday cakes on)

Some sparkles

Some tulle

Scissors, glue or adhesive tapes

Step by step instructions:

1) Make 4 cuts on the paper cups and don’t cut all the way to the bottom, just about 1/3 to half way, depends on how much stuff you need to put into the cup.

2) Flip the 4 parts of the paper cup down and lock in as shown in below picture.

3) Decorate the cup/box with lace stickers, pattern paper and sparkles. Fold a piece of tulle and stuff it into the middle opening of the box.

Well, remember to put the goodies into the box before you close and lock the 4 flips.

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TBC Crafters 34 – Repurposed Sock Bracelets

The credit of this week’s craft idea goes to my sweetie daughter. She has a pair of favorite socks. Even though both socks have a hole on the bottom and she actually has outgrown from them, she does not want to throw them away. She asked me on Sunday night why didn’t I make bracelets with the ripped socks. I pretended not knowing what she said,”How?” She showed it to me,”Cut that and put my hands in like this?” Of course, I knew what she meant and I told her that I would make one for her. As usual, I waited until she went to bed, I started my crafting project. In fact, this project should be called wristband rather than bracelet but my daughter calls it bracelet because she does not know the word “wristband” yet.



Socks x 2



Felt x 1 piece cut into a circle


Button x 1

Needles and threads

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1) Cut the part from ankle to toe of a sock and save only the upper park with elastic band.


2) Sew a piece of laces with the part without elastic band. I created some ruffles which allows more flexibility and it looks more girly (my blog name!!!)


3) Done! You can wear it either way. This is my arm and hand, it seems a little bit tight.


4) There is another version that I made for my dear son. Cut a circle from a color felt sheet. Use needle and threads to create the arms of a watch. Sew a small button in the middle. Done!




I cannot wait to see the faces of my 2 little kids when they see the “bracelets” tomorrow.

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