Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day! Coupon Books & Giveaways

Happy Earth Day Floridians & Friends!

Green Agate & Copper Birds Nest Pendant by JerilynsCreations

We're celebrating today with a FEST Etsy treasury in honor of this earthy holiday!  All shops featured are participating in our FEST coupon book promotion!

'Florida Savings for Earth Day!'

Decorative Pillow C...

Copper style dangle...

Peace Sign Bowl, ve...

Milky Amber colored...

Vintage Mystic Meda...

Original Dove Art, ...

Fish Wall Hanger, R...

Blue/Green Ceramic ...

Girls Sungown, Long...

Blue Stone Chain Ne...

Necklace Handmade A...

Knitted Gandalf Dol...

75th Birthday Deco...

For the Love of Jav...

Earrings - Antique ...

Paisley make up bag...

View MORE Florida Etsy Street Team collections on Etsy here!

The Wooden Bee is hosting an Earth Day Giveaway, a three winner giveaway!!! Hop on over to my blog and tell us about your Earth Day goals this year. Multiple chances to win, three handmade items, ends Thursday April 25th, midnight.

Thanks, Bee
The Wooden Bee

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Upcycle Tshirt to Cool Tank Top

Seventy1Percent LOVES to design, screen print, and wear ocean inspired tshirts. Rebecca blogs about ocean life and wants to share with Team FEST a way to upcycle those old tshirts and turn them into cool tanks suitable for the hot Florida sun!

Obviously we have a TON of tshirts around the house. Its one of the hazards of having a tshirt screen printing business. With summer fast approaching I decided it was time to "cool off" some of my tshirt collection. Read how I turned my tee into an 80's inspired tank I can wear all summer long! Bonus: No one else will have one like it!

Step 1. Find an oldie but goodie to recycle. This tshirt I found was an original design so it has tons of sentimental value.

Step 2. Lay the tshirt flat AND inside out. This way any ink or other marks from tracing will not show up on the front of the tank. Pin the tshirt down if you wish. Find a favorite tank (razorback works best because regular straps tend to fall off the shoulders) and trace the back side as best as you can. 

Step 3. Unpin and reverse the tshirt and the tank. Be sure to line up the strap line. Trace the front of the tank onto the inside out side of the front of the tshirt.
Shirt is inside out and tank is placed. 

Trace the outline
Line up strap lines

No worries if you screw up the lines! Tee is inside out!

Step 4. Cut out. Carefully and one side at a time.

I also cut off the bottom seam so the bottom has a raw edge. 

Step 5. Voila! You have an 80's inspired tank. Don't worry about the raw edges, it gives it a cool vibe.

Step 6. Would you like to add more? I decided to add some "knots" to the straps. To do this, cut out strips from your spare fabric. Play with the thickness and length. Mine were about a foot long and an inch thick. Don't get too technical or you'll drive yourself nuts! Take the strips and tie a knot over the strap. I tied the knot right where the shoulder seam lines up. After you've tied your knot, wrap the strip around and around towards the bottom of the strap. When it looks "cool" tie the two ends together. Cut off the excess. It often takes more than one try til you've found what looks good.

Pepper loves to get involved in my projects. 

7. Pair it with your favorite bathing suit or comfy leggings and go let loose in the Florida sun. 

What do you do with your old tshirts? Have you tried something similar to this? We'd love to hear from you. Feel free to contact Rebecca at Seventy1Percent if you have any questions or just want to chat! Go Team FEST. Stay cool this summer and see you at the beach!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

proudly presents

With awesome savings from great FEST shops. Here is a list of Shops that have coupons included in This Florida Etsy Street Team Coupon Book: - 20% of total purchase of $10.00 or more

- - Buy 1 Get 1 Free Personalized Party Centerpiece Signs. Get one Free Matching Sign for Each 1 Purchased. (Max of 2 Free a $20.00 Value)

- - $5.00 Off of any purchase of $20.00 (before shipping) for any online purchase - 50% off of any online purchase

- - $3.00 Off of any purchase of $7.00 (before shipping) for any online purchase

- - Code may be used once for 10% off any purchase, collector may sign up for email newsletter to receive additional discounts and exclusive promotions

- - $5.00 off purchases of $25 or more (before shipping)

Sharon' - 30% discount on minimum purchase of $20.00 - Buy one pair of earrings, get one pair of earring at equal or lesser value

- - Get a 20% discount on $10.00 minimum orders (before taxes & shipping fees), this coupon cannot be combined with other offers/coupons & custom orders excluded

- Just4U - $5.00 off purchases of $25 or more before shipping

- - Coupon specifics: 25% off ANY purchase of handcrafted gemstone jewelry (can be multiple items in a single purchase) - 15% off min. $10.00 purchase

- - $15.00 off of any purchase of $50.00 or more. One store purchase per coupon purchased per customer - $5 off any purchase of $20 or more (not including shipping) - Redeemable for every order you place 10% off expires only when book does