Pinspiration Contributor
I am the wife of a medical student and the mother of four incredible children. I love fashion, and am obsessed with Pinterest! I feel that great fashion should be accessible to everyone so I will help you recreate top looks for less! [Read more]

simple diy pleated shoulder shirt

  Hey y’all!  I’m so sad that this will be my last post here for a while!  I’m gonna miss y’all! I hope you’ll stop by at Alida Makes from time to time to say hi!   Today I’m going to show you a really pretty shoulder detail that is super easy to do.   [Read More]

DIY lace princess crown

  Hey y’all!  A while back on Alida Makes I showed you this pretty rainbow dress.  (Find more info and pictures of it on my blog HERE.)  To go with it, I made a quick and easy lace crown.    There are several DIY lace crowns on Pinterest, but mine is a little different.  Mine [Read More]


Hey y’all!  Today’s Pinspiration post is all about a book: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.  I’ve seen quotes, tattoos, photo shoots, fabrics, and all kinds of other cool things popping up on Pinterest lately, all dedicated to this beautiful book.     So today I’m going to show you how to make [Read More]

Diy Neon Pink Sperry shoes

My daughter had these sad, beat up (knock-off) Sperrys.  They had been left out in the rain, shoved under the bed, and generally abused.  (I’ll take that as a subtle hint that she didn’t like them.)  Before donating them I decided maybe I could breathe new life into them.  If it didn’t work out, I [Read More]

fabric party hat diy tutorial

Hey y’all Alida again from Alida Makes!!! For my daughters birthday birthday Charlotte had a diva’s list of requests. On top of that list was a cheetah birthday hat…that was furry. I searched for a fabric party hat tute and didn’t find one so I had to wing it. I love the way these came [Read More]

How to turn a child’s drawing into fabric

Hey Y’all Alida here from Alida Makes! Today I’m going to show you a project that is so ridiculously easy I don’t know why I didn’t do it sooner.  I took a drawing by my daughter Charlotte and made it into Fabric using Spoonflower.  Here is the Spoonflower image:  And here is the fabric in [Read More]

boys geometric tshirt tutorial

 Hey Y’all Alida here again from Alida makes…..I am so excited to share this fun BOY tshirt tutorial with you! This is such a fun look, and so easy! You’ll need: Freezer paper Ruler Exacto knife 3 different colors of fabric paint Sponge paint brush Iron First I used my ruler to draw parallel diagonal [Read More]

vintage step stool makeover

  Hey y’all!  Did your Grandma have this stool in her kitchen?  It’s a Cosco brand stool Circa 1950-something.  My husband brought it home to me from his Grandmother’s house and I fell in love.      Let’s take a good, long look at her.  She has great bones, but you can barely see how [Read More]

Big bow tutorial

Hey ya’ll ALIDA  here, Today I’m going to show you how to make this big beautiful bow! This is Bow tutorial is pretty straight forward so I’ll try to let the pictures do the talking, if you have any questions at all please let me know! You will need: Fabric Glue gun Clip of choice You [Read More]