DIY Embellished Sugar Skull Tee

DIY Embellished Sugar Skull Tee | Dawn Warnaar for Silhouette

  DIY Embellished Sugar Skull Tee Happy Friday Friends! I’m over on the Silhouette blog today, sharing the how-to for this DIY Embellished Sugar Skull Tee. Pop over to get the how-to. Happy creating! Let’s Connect – Facebook – Google+ – Pinterest – Instagram – Twitter – Etsy  

DIY No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband

DIY No-Sew Fabric Flower Headband-Dawn Warnaar for Silhouette

I’m over on the Silhouette Blog today sharing how easy it was to DIY this No-Sew Fabric Headband. Head over to get the how-to. If you missed it, Silhouette revealed a big announcement this week: PixScan™ technology (SO excited about this!) and two new products: the Silhouette Roll Feeder for vinyl and Pen Holders so the Silhouette can […]

“Hello” Confetti Dress

"Hello" Confetti Dress ~ Dawn Warnaar for Silhouette

Hello crafty friends! One of my favorite things to do is search the sales racks at places like TJ Maxx and Target for fun but basic pieces I can personalize. Pop over to the Silhouette blog to see how I made this playful “Hello” Confetti Dress with some Fabric Ink and Heat Transfer Rhinestones. It’s […]

DIY Princess Hair Brush

DIY Princess Hair Brush

My 4 ½ year old is very into all things girly…princesses, purses, getting her toes painted, jewelry, etc. In fact, we have to repeatedly tell her to put her purse down when she goes to the potty or comes to the dinner table. She is also getting very into dress up and pretend play so […]

12 Summer Sewing Tutorials for Girls


Sewing is something I love that’s been pushed low on the priority list the past year. I’m working on getting it back up there because I really miss it. But in the meantime, here are 12 of my past sewing tutorials for girls. For several of the dresses, I use shirring. You can find my […]

The Chloe Dress Tutorial

This is actually an old tutorial that is probably 2+ years old now but it’s still one of my favorite dresses I’ve designed. I originally shared it as a guest post at Whimsy Couture but I’ve never shared it on my own blog so I thought with Spring (hopefully) coming soon that now would be […]

Hello Kitty Let’s Play Dress Up Clothing Line {Powered by the KuKee App}

Hello Kitty Let's Play Dress Up powered by the KuKee App

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and KuKee, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #helllokittyletsplay This post I did with Evy of California’s Hello Kitty Let’s Play Dress Up clothing line was one of my favorite campaigns ever…largely because it gave me the […]

Enchanted Forest Fairytale Room

Enchanted Forest Fairytale Room

With moving like we do, I’ve really never taken the time to decorate my kids’ rooms. Now that they’re getting older, I really wanted them to have a space to call their own. Last week I showed you my 5 year old son’s room and this week it’s onto my 3 1/2 year old daughter’s Enchanted […]

DIY Jewelry Holder {from Cupcake Stand}

DIY Jewelry Holder

I’ve had this cupcake stand for a long time just sitting in my craft room. You might remember that I turned it into a Jewelry Holder when I shared the post Turning a Spare Room into an Organized Closet, but I had never actually finished the raw wood. Well, I finally got around to it. […]

The Harper Maxi Dress


For this maxi dress, you’ll be making a bodice pattern from scratch based on an a-line dress that fits your daughter well.  All you’ll need supply wise is fabric, 3 covered buttons (using a covered button kit), and all your sewing goodies. Here is a sketch of how the bodice pattern works.  You’ll basically fold […]

The Olivia Tunic Dress Tutorial

For this sweet little dress, you’ll be making a pattern from scratch based on an a-line dress that fits your daughter well.  All you’ll need supply wise is fabric, 6 big buttons, and all your sewing goodies Here is a sketch of how the pattern works.  You’ll basically fold a dress in half lengthwise and […]

Shabby Chic Circle Skirt

What You’ll Need: Circle Skirt Pattern (see note below prior to cutting) 1 yard each of three coordinating fabrics Trim, one type for each skirt layer (I used a decorative lace, jumbo ric rac, and decorative elastic) 3″ Wide Ruffle Elastic for the Waistband, cut to 1″ longer than your model’s waist measurement All your […]

DIY Glittery Cups

These Pinspired cups were so fun and easy (albeit a bit messy thanks to all the glitter)! Even my 4 year old helped make them. They make a great homemade gift too (I’m thinking my kids teachers would love these)!  Just pop a Starbucks gift card inside. As far as I can tell, the original […]

Crafty Girl Fabric Scrap Wreath

I saw these giant wooden scissors at Hobby Lobby the other day and I immediately decided they’d make a really fun wreath for my craft room!  And I always have plenty of fabric scraps that are lying around waiting for a project. What You’ll Need: -14″ styrofoam wreath –Hobby Lobby Wooden Scissors (click link to […]

Shimmery Tutu Wreath

My step-brother and his girlfriend just welcomed my new newest niece, sweet little Zoey Elise. I finally did something crafty during the move transition and went to Hobby Lobby to get the stuff to make this for her.  You can see my original tutorial for the Tutu Wreath here, but I wanted this one to […]