I would like to take a moment to congratulate one of my most favorite Instagram mamas, Courtney of @liamadventures, on the birth of her second son, Rory!! Isn't he just the CUTEST!!!! Congrats, Courtney!!!
PS- And of course, Rory is decked out in his itty bitty Joyaltee harems!!
My daughter is having her 5th birthday soon and her part theme is Fairies!
I searched everywhere for cute party favors that the kids could enjoy during the party and I only came up with cheap crap from China or suuuuuuper expensive things.
There's definitely a craft to make beautiful fairy crowns and I can see why some folks charge so much to make them! But, we are having a party for 25 little girls and I don't have the hundreds of $$ to have them made for me.
So here is my cheap-o tutorial on how to make quite beautiful fairy flower crown, for approx $1.25 each and all with items from the Dollar Tree!!
So I started with Delphiniums from the dollar store! I realized quickly that you can just wrap the stems and that makes the crowns!!!! Hello!!! I bought wraps, wire, pipe cleaners, etc to make the crowns with and promptly returned it ALL to buy more delphiniums!!!
Then I started making the crowns with the flowers and some floral tape!
Fold the stems so they fit on your child's head and pinch where it overlaps. Then take your precut floral tape, I used a 5" piece, and just wrap it! You have to press the tape down and if it doesn't stick really tightly on the ends, don't worry because you can dab some hot glue on it when you glue the extra flowers in!
And literally, that's it. You can be done now and it's a pretty fly fairy crown for A DOLLAR!!!! $1!!!
But of course, I'm a chronic over achiever so I couldn't stop there, lol.
I just popped off the flower heads from the other flowers that I also got from the dollar store and hot glued them in. I also got some 3 packs of butterflies that I just glued in as well!!
And also, I used ribbons down the back! Just three strands, 13" long each and just tied them on! and Done!! I estimate they cost approx. $1.25 each in supplies so I saved some super mula doing them for all 25 kids!!!
Don't forget to follow me on INSTAGRAM!!! @joyaltee!!!
Enjoy your fairy party on the cheap!!!
This week we were featured on the Love, Audrey Lei blog and she wrote up a really cool review on our upcycled tie dyed harems!
You can read the full article HERE!
My favorite part of her article is this:
"After a long day, do you have that one piece of clothing you have to put on when you come home to help you relax? I know I do. Surprisingly, so does my toddler. I know what you’re thinking – what toddler does that right? Well, it’s all thanks for Joyaltee for creating unique and super comfortable clothing kids love!"
So cool! We feel the SAME way about our pants!!
Head on over to Love, Audrey Lei to read more of her reviews and love of life!
I was recently introduce to Jennifer Racich, who is kind of a big deal in the Seattle suburb where she lives with her family. She hosts a Facebook group for bad ass moms and it really is kind of a phenomenon.
Jennifer wrote a totally awesome review of her Joyaltee pants and it's definitely worthy of a read!!!
Read the whole article HERE!
Here's one of my favorite parts of her post!
"2 year olds. Cute. Mischievous. Ruthless.
Trying to put clothes on my kid is like trying to put pantyhose on an octopus, equal parts hilarious and just damn ridiculous. An average day in our home consists of the adults chasing a half-naked toddler around while bargaining with any deity who will listen to help us dress this tiny maniac."
Lol. She's funny.
Thanks again, Jennifer!!!
Good morning from the Joyals! Here's a snippet of our process for you guys to check out! . . . . We take old white t shirts and textiles, tie dye them to make them SUPER CHARGED, and then make them into kid's pants! It's an intense process but we freaking love doing it! . . . What do y'all think of this one?! . . . .
My first love of sewing really was in quilting and not just regular quilting but upcycled clothing quilting!
I started when I was 12 by using an old airplane blanket and a hippie skirt. Of course, back then I had no idea the term was "up cycling" or that it would be such a intricate part of my life as an adult. I just used what I had and I loved it!
This is a quilt that I made several years ago from some old clothing and textiles and I'm so happy that it had survived our 6 moves since making it!
Using old clothing to quilt with was really the earliest form of quilting and I really love seeing what folks do with this craft!
More quilt pictures to come!!
And how about those awesome upcycled pants from Poor Pitiful Pearl!! If you aren't familiar with her shop, you can check it out HERE!