Update 7/23/12: Hey guys! I wrote this post in February of 2011 and since then I’ve discovered lots more awesome DIY blogs! Either there are tons of new ones popping up or I didn’t even know how much great stuff was out there.
Did you know that chainmail was the earliest form of metal armor and was invented as early as 300BC by the ancient Celts? Used as protective armor for centuries by multiple cultures, it’s still being made today – often in the form of jewelry . It’s a method I was determined to teach myself years ago as a jewelry designer and I’m so excited to share the most simple chainmail necklace tutorial.
The moment I spotted these colorfully wrapped reindeer and moose at Anthropologie last December, I knew I had to DIY it for HonestlyWTF this holiday season. Created in the style of vibrant Chindi rugs from Jaipur, India, these wrapped reindeer are incredibly fun to make, are a clever way to repurpose old t-shirts, and make fabulous gifts! You’ll need: paper mache reindeer or any other animal 1 yard total of various colors of cotton or wool jersey 2 small brown pom poms hot glue gun lots of glue sticks scissors jingle bells (optional) string (optional) Start by cutting the fabric, along the width, into 1″ strips. For a medium sized paper mache object, 26-30 strips should suffice.
When you make your own clothing and accessories, your style is truly like no other. DIY fashion is often quite easy to accomplish, and the satisfaction of saying 'I made it!' is priceless. Start with some easy projects and advice. DIY style can happen in a matter of minutes. Shirts and Tops
If you’re female and you have a pulse, likelihood is you like a little sparkle. We’re on a mission to keep our holiday bottles of bling current. Most of these colors were released last year around the holidays but we refuse to toss them out. Instead we’re pairing them with softer shades for Springtime. Applying glitter or gold over a plain polish is nothing new but it definitely amps up the fancy factor. Do it on one nail, do it on all your nails.
Our sweet friend Brittainy Hall from BrittsBeautyBag is here again today to share more beauty secrets and tips with us. Make Up and beauty products can really help us get through our day sometimes, especially when we’re having a bad morning! But what do you do when you open your make up or you try to spray your hair and the make up splatters on the floor and the bottle won’t spray? Don’t worry because Brittainy has the perfect solutions for those problems with these 4 Ways to Fix Your Broken Beauty Products…
Finding a good lip balm is something that I personally struggle with. If you’re prone to dry lips you might be able to relate; a lot of the products on the market purport to be nourishing, but in reality they feel good for about five minutes before evaporating and leaving you with skin that’s even more parched than before. If you do battle to find a good lip maintenance salve, you might be keen to try concocting your own. To get you on the right track, I’ve put together this list of 7 steps for a home-made lip balm. 1. Beeswax
Did you know you can transfer photos to fabric without using iron-on sheets? I love this technique. It's simple to execute and the end results are really pretty. It's another method for hand printing! I made some fabrics the other day and used them to add pockets to one of my wool skirts. Do you want to learn to transfer photos to fabric?
Kinsey and I came up with a super sweet idea for restyling a vintage cardigan! You can make it into a cute jumper. This piece is great for winter layering with ruffle blouses, tights, boots and scarves! Enjoy... Step 1. We took a cardigan and cut it off right under the sleeves.