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Saturday, November 2 2013

Movember, a round-up

Last year I sort of went mo-cray-cray and did five weeks of Movember projects. When a girl is inspired, she’s inspired!

Here are a few mo-projects to keep you occupied while I work on next week’s projects.

1. DIY shower curtain — if you dare!

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2. Mo T-shirt

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3. iMo phone case and moustache tea bags

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Friday, November 16 2012

Mo-over your closet for Movember

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Everyone has shirts that have fallen out of rotation. You won’t wear them for months, maybe even years, and yet they remain — desperately clinging to life on a plastic hanger. Whether they’re out of style, out of favour or just sooo last week, it’s time to put them out of their misery.

Fear not, stage-1 hoarders, if you can’t bring yourself to give them away to the brothers and the sisters, you can make an old, forgotten shirt new and desirable again with a Movember-themed makeover (or mo-over).

Movember, also known as the excuse to go mo-crazy, is in full swing, and this week’s moustache-themed project is just one more way you can show your support for the Mo Bros who have valiantly donated their faces to help raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer.

Moustache tee

Thankfully, the inept puffy paints of the 80s have been superseded by Sharpie fabric-staining pens that offer the precision a mo requires ($18.50 from Opus Art Supplies). No lightly coloured shirts, hats or shoes are safe!

Materials:

Mo tee how-to

  1. Find a shirt and use bull clips to secure a hard surface where you want to draw your moustache shape (these pens go through so a separator is mandatory).
  2. Make sure it’s centred!
  3. To make an easy-to-trace stencil, you can print one out from the Interwebs or make your own by folding a piece of paper in half and cutting out half the ’stache, just like you did with hearts in grade school.
  4. Trace around shape with a pencil first and then colour it in.

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