Halloween Treat Bag

I received my Whimseybox in the mail the other week and noticed a new product that I’ve never tried before… Ink Effects. I thought a cute little trick or treat Halloween Bag would be the perfect project for this new crafting buddy.

I gathered my supplies:

  • Orange fabric bag (purchased from Michael’s for $2)
  • Black Deco Art Ink Effects
  • Small paintbrushes
  • Printed design off normal laser printer (inverted)
  • Hot iron

If you’ve never used Ink Effects before, it’s actually quite cool. It’s ink that will transfer to fabric! You print any design you’d like on normal printer paper (make sure you print it mirrored if you have any text!).

Take your small paintbrush and paint right over the design on your paper with the Ink Effects. Allow it to dry for about 45 minutes.

When it’s completely dry, set your iron on the highest setting and get ready to transfer your image. Place the paint side down on the fabric and iron directly on top of the paper for about 30-45 seconds. Make sure you move the iron around so you don’t burn the paper!

When you’re done the ink will be completely transferred to the fabric. Awesome, right?

Super simple project, and oh so many possibilities! And in case you’re wondering, YES, it is washable! Pretty spooktacular if you ask me ;)

Interchangeable Chunky Chain Necklaces

I received my Whimseybox a couple of weeks ago and it was about time I made something with the goodies inside. While there were instructions on how to make a chunky link ball chain friendship bracelet, I decided to go off on my own and create something else!

The item from the box that really caught my attention was this chunky gold chain. I’m a HUGE fan of gold and pretty much every piece of jewelry I buy is gold instead of silver, including my wedding rings.

My idea was to create a necklace with this chain, but decided it would be really cool if I could make several necklaces out of the chain. Then I got to thinking… I could make an interchangeable necklace.

I found some colorful ribbon to string through the ends of the chain. These spools were just 50¢ from Michael’s.

And I’ve had a bunch of these flowers in my craft stash for some time. I purchased them from Michael’s for 50% off, so about $2 for each pack of two flowers.

To make them easy to attach and detach from the necklace, I hot glued  a bar pin to the back of each flower.

Pin the flower to one side of the necklace and you’re done. Just string some new color ribbon and pin a new flower to completely change the look of your chunky gold necklace!

It’s easy to mix and match to go with all your outfits!
Change the length, color and complete look in just minutes. Pretty cool, huh?