DIY, Give It A Try!

May 12, 2014
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Bloggers are by nature very creative. They can turn a curbside find into a stunning family heirloom. They can make dinner with three ingredients from the pantry at the last minute. In addition, our SoFab bloggers can conceive some surprising DIY home décor and fashion projects with the summer staple Kool-Aid.

Social Fabric and Kool-Aid challenged our community to let their imaginations fly. And fly they did. Members created colorful and fun DIY projects from wood, yarn, paper and fabric.

DIY Party Sign

A bright red stained wooden sign issued a cheerful invitation to ‘Eat, Drink and Be Merry’ to the guests of Randi from Dukes and Duchesses blog.

She applied a mixture of liquid and powdered Kool-Aid to a piece of plywood using a foam brush, the same way she would apply stain. It soaked right into the wood, staining it a beautiful, luscious red. Randi says with a wink, “It smelled better than any stain I’ve ever used!”

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DIY Ombre Tassels

Kenzie from Chasing Happy blog used one pink lemonade Kool-Aid packet to achieve the ombre effect on her DIY yarn tassels for her nursery.

She started by dipping just the tips, and then slowly submerged the sections until the color was darker at the bottom and lighter at the top. She shares, “Picture me sitting on the floor of my mother’s kitchen with Kool-Aid and yarn snapping photos every thirty seconds. I got a few funny looks from family members. They all thought I should drink the Kool-Aid, not craft with it.”

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DIY Mother’s Day Cards and Lip Balm

Kool-Aid becomes watercolors for cards and flavoring for homemade lip balm at the hands of Stacey from Glued to my Crafts blog. She created a simple and easy gift package for the special Mothers in her life.

“This is a fun way to personalize your paper. Did I mention the cards smell amazing?” she gushed. “And when the work is over – take the leftover Kool-Aid and have a tall glass to celebrate!”

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 DIY Dip-Dyed Sarong

Sarah from How to Pinch a Penny says, “I am not a fashion model, but this is how I will be wearing my Kool-Aid dip-dyed sarong to the pool this year!”

Sarah submerged the fabric into a large pot of Kool-Aid on the stove for an hour. (One 96 oz. bottle, plus five packets.) She kept the heat low and watched until it reached the right color. She ironed the fabric to heat set it.

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