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Technique Tuesday: DIY Inspiration

This week for Technique Tuesday, we’re sharing some documents for reusing materials that you can share with your customers!  These tutorials were put together by Mitra Demirza, the designer of ENVIA fashions.

These DIY instructions can be great to leave next to the materials for shoppers to see.  When they see what could be made from wood, paintbrushes, fabric scraps or canvases, they’re more inclined to purchase those items.  The tools listed in the descriptions might also be found for sale in the stores.

Creating a set of each of these and displaying them next to the items can inspire customers to make the purchase after seeing the final product.  Another idea for displays, is to sell the supplies and tools together in a set.  You could use recycled decorated boxes to create craft kits and market them as gift ideas.

Instructions for each item can be seen in the picture but are typed down below as well for your convenience.

Product 1: Iron on Patches

Mediums: Drawing, painting

Supplies Needed:  Denim or fabric scraps, Pellon Heavy Duty Wonder Under fusible iron-on fabric (you can get at a craft store), paint pens, bleach pen (not stain remover pen).

Tools Needed: Iron, ironing board, scissors

Steps:

 Product 2: Art Bags

Mediums: Acrylic, Oil pain

Supplies Needed: Painted canvas, section of separating zipper with removable zipper pull, nylon strapping or para-cord, thread.

Tools Needed: sewing machine, scissors or roller cutter, lighter, pins

Steps:

Product 3: Coasters/Magnets

 Mediums: Acrylic, Oil pain

Supplies Needed: Painted canvas, section of separating zipper with removable zipper pull, nylon strapping or para-cord, thread.

Tools Needed: sewing machine, scissors or roller cutter, lighter, pins

Steps: