DIY Photo Clip String Set + YouTube Video Tutorial

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One of my favorite DIY projects on Sharifa Creates is the photo clip string set. I created it within the first few months of starting this blog. I enjoyed making it and felt so accomplished hitting the publish button on that blog post.

I love the photo string post so much that I decided to make my very first YouTube video tutorial on it. Yes, a YouTube tutorial! Some people learn well with written instructions while others need a visual or mixture of both. For this reason I decided to expand Sharifa Creates to video.

Continue reading for an updated photo clip string set tutorial or skip to the end for the video. Be sure to subscribe to my channel and like/comment on my video! Continue reading “DIY Photo Clip String Set + YouTube Video Tutorial”

Quirky Sleeveless Circle Dress – Sew Sharifa

VLUU L200 / Samsung L200

Day 4 of 21 Days of Creativity

Two years ago I was gifted with a strange hexagon patterned, knit fabric for Christmas. At that time, the design was so quirky that I did not know what to use it for. Pajama pants? A t-shirt? A maxi skirt? I had no idea! It was only recently that I embraced this fabric’s strange pattern and decided to create a Quirky Sleeveless Circle Dress. Continue reading “Quirky Sleeveless Circle Dress – Sew Sharifa”

Pink Pineapple Laptop Case – Sew Sharifa

VLUU L200 / Samsung L200

Day 3 of 21 Days of Creativity

Last week, I challenged myself to sew a case for my laptop. I searched Pinterest and different sewing blogs for a tutorial, but I could not find one that was easy to follow. I had to figure out how to make a laptop case on my own.   Continue reading “Pink Pineapple Laptop Case – Sew Sharifa”

DIY Printed Summer Tee

Do-It-Yourself Printed Summer Tee Summertime is my favorite time of the year in spite of the unbearable heat. I enjoy the positive sunshine vibes, the beauty in nature, the fruit and most importantly, the clothing. It is tempting to walk into Forever 21 and splurge on this season’s trendy clothing. Bleached cut-off shorts, colorful crop tops, light weight palazzo pants and cute print tops- summer clothing is freeing and fun. To keep myself from breaking the bank, I decided to DIY and re-fashion some of my basic wear into stylish summer apparel. I’m going to share with you just how I did this. Here’s how to make a Do-It-Yourself Printed Summer Tee. Continue reading “DIY Printed Summer Tee”

DIY Elephant Ring Holder


I love collecting quirky jewelry trays and holders. Animal ring holders have become quite popular, so I found a way to make my own… with a baby elephant! Keep reading for the tutorial.

How To Make An Elephant Ring Holder



  • Clay tray
  • Miniature toy animal 
  • Paint/ paintbrush
  • Matte Mod Podge
  • Hot glue gun/ glue sticks


I painted my clay tray and baby elephant in two coats of white paint and one coat of Mod Podge. I allowed the paint to dry in between layers.

VLUU L200  / Samsung L200

I then hot glued my baby elephant onto the center of the clay tray.

VLUU L200  / Samsung L200

With the previous step, my ring holder was complete! I use it to hold rings (of course) as well as bracelets and earrings.

VLUU L200  / Samsung L200

VLUU L200  / Samsung L200

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Take 15 minutes today to read, write down, and meditate on this scripture: “Jesus answered, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.'” – John 4:13-14

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