4 Summer Shirt Cut Out Ideas

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It’s so easy to get sick of the clothes in the closet! It seems like lately, I’m trying on 9 different outfits before I feel I can leave the house! (I hate it when that happens…).

Here are four easy DIY’s to spruce up the clothes you’ve already got without spending any money!

1. The Backless Tee

This is definitely the most simple of the four. Take an old tshirt, and cut a narrow triangle section out of the back. (CAUTION: don’t cut too high up, unless you don’t want to be able to wear a bra!) Tie the two ends you’ve just created together and there you go!

Backless

2. The Striped Back Tee

On the back of a tshirt, begin cutting slits about two to three inches apart. Leave at least three inches on the bottom. After you’ve cut your slits, cut the hemline off of the bottom of the shirt. Proceed to cut that into two and half to three inch sections. You’ll use those fabric pieces to wrap around the sections of the tee you cut. You can throw a stitch or two in there to secure the piece, or (like me) you can use a dab of hot glue.

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3. The Diamond Back Tee

This looks much more complicated than it actually is. The most important part is marking off the sections you don’t want to cut. Trace a diamond shape on the center of the back of a tshirt (you can do just about any shape you’d like here!). The mark a one to two inch border around the back of the shirt. Again, this is where we’ll stop cutting, so it’s really up to you where you want this to be. Take a pair of scissors and begin cutting narrow strips in between the diamond shape and border. Do this all the way around the shirt.

Diamond Cut Out

4. The Bow Back Tee

This DIY does require some sewing. It’s a more complicated version of the striped back tee. Use a scrap fabric you’ve got lying around that  you like. Cut it into three by five inch strips. (The amount of these you cut will depend on how far down the shirt you want to go). Cut the same amount of one by two inch strips. Next, cut a section out of the back of the tshirt. I’d make sure it was no more than six inches wide and no less than four inches. Head to the sewing machine! Sew in the bigger sections on each side of the section you cut out. After you’re finished with that, take the smaller fabric pieces, wrap it around the center of the bigger fabric pieces, creating the bow shape. Throw a stitch or two in there to secure the middle piece (or use hot glue again!)

Bows

Happy DIY-ing!

(Sources: Pinterest)

Cracked & Calloused Feet Remedy

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My feet can get pretty bad, especially in the summer time! This is a great tip that I’d never seen before but I’ve seen over and over again on the internet. I’m definitely going to give it a try!

Mix 1/4 c Listerine (any kind), 1/4 c vinegar and 1/2 c of warm water. Soak your feet for 10 minutes. Remove your feet, and wipe off the dead skin with a dry towel.

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Source: Beauty Darling

All Natural DIY Self Tanner

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This is a really cool idea, and one that I’ve never heard of before! Self tanners are a risky product to buy. Does it smell nice? Will it leave me looking orange? Will it be streaky? How long will it last? And the list of unknowns goes on and on, not to mention not knowing what chemicals are in those tanners. Well what about tanning with tea?! Apparently this is a concept that goes back to WWII. Women couldn’t get their hands on nylons, so they would spray their legs with tea and draw a line on the back of their legs to make it appear they were wearing them! How cool is that?!

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I love that this is an all natural, inexpensive, easy solution to add color to your skin! See Absolutely Pure for directions!

DIY Fire Pit!

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Fire pits are one of my most favorite things about summertime! It’s a lovely place for friends and family to gather, laugh and talk, and of course roast marshmallows! 

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I just love this DIY from Homeroad! I also love what they did with the whole space surround their fire pit. It feels so beach-y and relaxing. Sign me up!

DIY Bandeau

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This is such a great idea, and so simple to do! It’s extremely similar to the DIY Headband post we did yesterday, but on a larger scale (obviously!). Take two piece of fabric – I really like the contrasting colors in the picture! I think a spandex or a fabric with some stretch to it would work the best. Twist the fabrics together and sew them in the back, and voila! You have your very own bandeau top, perfect for sunbathing or wearing under sheer shirt!

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Healthy Grilled Dinner

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I love using the grill to make meals in the summer. I think everything just tastes a little better…(probably because everything tastes better in the summertime!).

With my husband and I trying to be more health conscious in our food choices, I’m so excited to try these two recipes below! They’re both super healthy, and relatively simple, and best of all,hey’re both skewered and cooked on the grill! Bon Appetite!

Cilantro Pesto Grilled Shrimp

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Grilled Brussel Sprouts

grilled brussel sprouts

6 Unusual, Delicious Strawberry Desserts

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Summertime = Strawberries. I love them. I can’t get enough of them. Here are some super yummy, unconventional strawberry desserts!

1. Stuffed Strawberries

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2. Strawberry Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta

 

3. Strawberry Souffle

Souffle

 

4. Strawberry Trifle

Trifle

 

5. Strawberry Ice Cream Shortcake

Strawberry Ice Cream Shortcake

 

6. Chilled Strawberry Almond Butter Soup

Chilled Strawberry Almond Butter Soup

Number six sounds absolutely delicious and I plan on making it for the next dinner party I attend!

DIY Corn Hole

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Corn Hole is a super fun game! We really enjoy playing this game with our friends in a backyard somewhere. Even a few restaurants in town have this outside to play while you wait for your table!

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Take a look at this tutorial that shows you how to make your own! Perfect for both kids and adults, this DIY will bring fun to everyone!