Joanna Anastasia

Sharpie

Amazing no-sew headband tutorial

No-sew headband

I admit, this title is very enthusiastic, but it’s only because this no-sew headband was so easy to make it really made my day. Since I cut my bangs, I’m mostly annoyed with it, and I just hope for my hair to grow faster. I guess that I didn’t mind having hair in my eyes all the time when I was younger, but now I just don’t feel like suffering for beauty. I might have matured, or I got lazy ;).

And guess what – it’s not that easy to find pretty, but age appropriate headbands when you’re 30! Without flowers and ribbons I mean. And comfortable. Of course there is Etsy, but by the time my headband would be shipped, my hair would probably grow. And then I run across this idea somewhere on Pinterst. I also decided to use a sharpie to paint little black dots. All together it took me not more than 5 minutes!

No-sew headband

What you’ll need :
white tank-top
black sharpie
tape
scissors

No-sew headband

Place our t-shirt on flat surface, and measure a thick stripe. To hold your material still you can use regular tape like I did. Draw the lines of your headband (they should be straight, but don’t need to be perfect). Add the dots, on both sides. Cut it out.

No-sew headband

Now fold it in to 8 ( or eternity).

No-sew headband

Fold again.

No-sew headband

Put two extremities together. And voila!

No-sew headband

Now can you tell that I love my new headband? I really do. It’s so comfortable! And it cost me nothing!

No-sew headband

Sharpie painted tea set

Sharpie painted tea set

If you need to make a personalized and modern gift, for an artistic and tea loving family member, what do you do ? A sharpie painted tea set, of course ! And since I’m really in to this black and white decor trend going on right now, I decided to get slightly inspired by the Marimekko designs, and use simple dots and lines for the design.

I usually use special paint for porcelain, but it’s much more time consuming, and with a repetitive motive like this one, I decided to give sharpies a try. Honestly I wasn’t sure if it’s really a durable method, but if you bake ( yes, that’s right, just like a cake) your painted porcelain for a half an hour in 300F, after letting it dry for a day, it should stay resistant. I say should, because I still wouldn’t wash it repetitively in a dishwasher. Just in case.

Sharpie painted tea

I bought simple Ikea tea set. And regular black sharpies. You need some patience too, but unfortunately this one can’t be bought ;).

Sharpie painted tea

If you’re not an artist, that’s totally fine, just set on something simple ( dots are great!) and repeat it :).

After you’re done, put them aside to dry. It may look like they are dry after 30 minutes, but if you want your cups to resist water in the long run, let them dry for 24 hours!
I forgot mine for a week ;).

Sharpie painted tea

Now, put them in the oven, turn the heat on 300F, and when the temperature reaches 300F set the timer on for 30 minutes. After that time turn the oven off, but leave your cups in the oven so they cool down.

Sharpie painted tea

I would still suggest to hand wash your hand made tea set, that way it’ll last a while!

Sharpie painted tea