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Isolated Stock Photos by noBACKS. DIY Crepe Paper Flowers. I recently spotted a sensational bouquet of paper flowers inside my favorite (and the ultimate) boutique for creative inspiration, Castles In The Air.

DIY Crepe Paper Flowers

A combination of Mexican paper flowers and those ever so popular tissue paper pom poms, these vibrant and cheerful flowers make perfect ornaments for any celebration. Plus, they’re incredibly easy to make! You’ll need:6 – 7 pieces of 180 gram florist crepe paper cut into 20″ x 30″ sheets (it’s important to use heavyweight crepe paper for it’s stretchiness and strength)6 – 7 small binder clips or large paper clips16 gauge floral wire (last seen here)heavy duty scissors First, lay out the sheets of crepe paper and fold each one into an accordion.

The folds should measure about 2-3 inches thick and should be creased along the natural, horizontal lines of the crepe paper. Keep each bundle bound together by a small binder clip or large paper clip. With scissors, trim the ends into rounded and pointy shapes. Unbind each bundle. DIY Dolce & Gabbana Tiara. Honestly, how enchanting was Dolce & Gabbana‘s ode to Sicily in their fall collection?

DIY Dolce & Gabbana Tiara

Velvet capes and lace dresses were accented by glorious Baroque-inspired accessories. The highlight for me was the cornucopia of ornate tiaras adorned with rhinestones, pearls, and the most darling little ceramic roses. It’s a DIY that is easily mastered with the right supplies, so when in Rome . . . You’ll need:a black velvet headband15 – 20 assorted ceramic roses (or search “ceramic roses” on Etsy or eBay)8 – 10 assorted faux pearls (last seen here)40 – 50 assorted pre-set rhinestones (last seen here)a disposable container or popsicle sticka handful of toothpicksE6000 glue Start by squeezing a small amount of E6000 into a disposable container or onto a wooden popsicle stick.

Press the ceramic bead in the center of the headband. Continue adding beads and rhinestones along the middle. Create a pattern, alternating flowers and pearls. Continue gluing pieces to the headband . . . Crowned! DIY Chanel Pearl Hairpins. This week’s DIY, requested by a reader, was inspired by the abundant and delightful use of pearls in Chanel‘s Spring 2012 Collection.

DIY Chanel Pearl Hairpins

Though I’m usually not the biggest fan of pearls, I actually fell in love with the way Karl affixed them along the back of necks and pushed oversized ones into loose updos. His modern interpretation of the underwater gem just goes to show that pearls can be worn any day, at any age! With a few easy steps, you’ll be able to whip up a handful of pearl hairpins as fast as you can say “Sally sold seashells by the seashore” 10 times.

Backwards. You’ll need:8mm – 12mm half drilled crystal ‘faux’ pearls20 – 22 gauge wirebobby pinswire cutterflat nose plierssuper glue Start by cutting off a 5 inch piece of wire. Put a few drops of super glue onto the tip of the folded part and insert it into the pearl. Allow it to dry completely. Continue to wrap tightly 5-6 times. Now, secure the pearl by wrapping the other side around the bottom half of the pin. DIY Clay Jewelry Dish. It’s hard to believe that I have yet to find the ideal system for organizing my jewelry.

DIY Clay Jewelry Dish

Where is that perfect piece of storage for necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets so they could all live happily and neatly in a single place?! Alas, I have a handful of decorative ceramic bowls and porcelain dishes scattered along my dresser, separating rings from bracelets from earrings. And after seeing this tutorial on how to create a sweet faux porcelain dish, I immediately had to try it.

Why not add more to my ever growing collection . . . You’ll need:one small and one medium sized ovenproof bowlsa baking sheet or wax papera paper or fabric lace doilya rolling pin2 ounces of polymer claya knifean ovena nail file (optional) Preheat the oven to 275°F (130°C). The clay should be rolled out to a thickness of 1/4″. Turn a small bowl over and place it over the clay.

Carefully lay the circular clay piece into a larger and shallow bowl. (all images by HonestlyWTF; tutorial adapted from here) DIY Elbow Patch. While perusing Pinterest one evening, I came across an intriguing tutorial on the wonderful art of needle felting.

DIY Elbow Patch

I had to learn more – especially after realizing it entailed repeatedly stabbing a needle up and down into a piece of fabric or sweater. A satisfying stress reliever that results in something wearable? Sign me up. And now that I can officially call myself a needle felting maven (and nerd), trust me when I say that you’re going to have a blast with this technique. So grab your supplies and let’s get started on a pair of heart shaped elbow patches! You’ll need: With the sweater on, place a piece of tape about half an inch below the elbow. Align and center the bottom of the cookie cutter along the top of the tape. Fill the cutter, spreading out the wool fibers evenly. At the base of all felting needles are tiny, sharp burrs, which grab and interlock the wool fibers.

Continue stabbing away until the surface is flat and even. Carefully peel the sweater away from the foam. Ta da! DIY Gretchen Jones Necklace. A couple of months ago, while visiting New York, we met the lovely Gretchen Jones and were fortunate enough to spend an entire day crafting in her über charming Brooklyn apartment.

DIY Gretchen Jones Necklace

Not only is she amazingly talented and fascinatingly storied, Gretchen is one of the most humorous and genuine people we’ve gotten to know. After raiding a local hardware store for supplies and hardware, we spread out over her workspace, and whipped up several pieces of jewelry while sharing anecdotes. One of our favorite pieces was a necklace inspired by the honeycomb Universe necklace from Gretchen’s collection. With some brass rings, neon cording and a clever trick courtesy of Ms. Jones, this bold statement necklace is a cinch to DIY! You’ll need: Start by laying out a pattern. Line up two brass rings. Pull tightly and tie into a double knot. Now for the crafty trick – take a lighter and burn the tips of the knot until the nylon starts to melt. The first section is complete. Your necklace is finished! DIY Bolo Tie. Many years ago, we might have shunned the idea of wearing bolos but nowadays we couldn’t be more obsessed with these western neckties!

DIY Bolo Tie

Worn pulled up against a buttoned up collared shirt or loose as a necklace, bolos are our must have accessory of the moment. Inspired by recent street style sightings, magazine editorials, and a few designers who have embraced this western inspired trend, we put together an easy bolo tie tutorial that we hope you’ll love. Start by cutting about 1/3 of the cork off, lengthwise. Drill two holes at an angle on the top side of the cork, exiting out the same centered hole on the opposite side. Run the drill through the holes a few times in order to clean out any excess cork. Thread both ends of the cord through the open acorn nut, using a safety pin to help thread it through. It’s that easy – adjustable & interchangeable! (top images from here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)

DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet. We’re nuts for nuts.

DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet

Is there a more versatile and inexpensive DIY component than a hex nut from the hardware store? You can imagine our excitement when we first discovered Philip Crangi’s Giles & Brother Hex Collection. Honestly, nuts braided into jewelry is WTF genius! With a few items that we always seem to have lying around, we tackled the technique and made our own spine-like braided hex nut wrap bracelet. You’ll need:3 strands of cotton butcher’s twine cut into one yard pieces18 small brass hex nutsa bit of dexterity! Gather the 3 strands of twine and tie a knot at the top, leaving about 2 inches of slack.

Keep your thumb at the base of the braid, holding the nut in its place. Repeat the steps, by threading the rest of the nuts to the outer pieces of twine before they are crossed over. The bracelet should wrap around your wrist at least two or three times. Good luck!! (top image from here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF) DIY Friendship Bracelet Tutorial. For several months now, we’ve been receiving emails requesting a friendship bracelet DIY.

DIY Friendship Bracelet Tutorial

Well, friends, ask and you shall receive! Today, we’ll give you a step by step tutorial on the classic chevron pattern. If you used to whip up friendship bracelets like a champ in grade school and have since forgotten how, consider this a refresher course. And if you can make these with your eyes closed and arms tied . . . umm, can we still be friends? You’ll need:embroidery threada safety pin or tapea pair of scissors Start by cutting several strands of embroidery thread at about 24 inches each. Start on the left side with the outermost color (shown here in red) and make a forward knot by creating a 4-shape over the 2nd color, loop it under and back through the opening.

Pull up and to the right to tighten. Now pick up the outermost color on the right side (show here in red) and make a backward knot, creating a reverse 4-shape over the 2nd color, loop it under and back through the opening. DIY Miu Miu Sneakers. Do you remember the last time you Sharpie-d or embellished a pair of sneakers?

DIY Miu Miu Sneakers

For us, it had been far too long so when we saw Miu Miu‘s latest glittery sneakers for fall, we were anxious to bling out our own pair using a pair of classic Vans as our canvas. But honestly, what fun is it unless you can DIY a pair too? Leave a comment and we’ll select a reader, at random, to choose their own pair of DIYable Vans. More details after the jump! You’ll need: Start by taping the edges of the shoes, covering the rubber soles. Add one part course glitter to two parts Mod Podge into a small plastic cup or tray. Stir the mixture thoroughly with a paintbrush. Remove the tape. Sport your new Miu Miu inspired glittery sneakers with or without laces! Don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to DIY your own pair of Canvas Authentic or Slip-On Vans!

(top image by Bruce Weber via Tumblr, rest of images by HonestlyWTF) DIY Gold Tube Bracelets. I have very vivid memories of walking into a bead store for the first time, almost 15 years ago, and being overwhelmed by the million and ten ideas that filled my mind. I was immediately hooked on the concept of transforming simple and unexpected elements into something beautiful and wearable. That moment was the catalyst for my eventual path into jewelry design and craft – my higher calling, if you will. Today’s tutorial takes me back to my first foray into jewelry making, where I’ll show you how to make two delightful bracelets using the same basic component.

Get inspired and have fun! For single, adjustable gold tube bracelets, you’ll need: Start by cutting the knotting cord into 2 12 inch pieces. And now, all that’s left is the sliding closure! . . . and bring the top cord under both the bottom and middle overlapping strands through the loop, into a knot. Repeat the same step on the right side. Continue to make 5-6 more knots.

Trim away any excess cord. Layer and enjoy. DIY Braided Bead Bracelet. It’s been awhile since our last bracelet DIY. I don’t know about you, but our wrists have been begging for another colorful addition for months now. So after playing with some materials that were already on hand, we’ve created a tutorial for a braided bead bracelet, which is a not so distant cousin of the hex nut and wrap bracelet. Because honestly, you can never have too many . . . You’ll need: Cut the waxed linen cord into a 26″ and 19″ piece. Tie a knot about half an inch down from the loops. Start braiding the strands. Push the bead against the base of the braid, and cross the left strand over the middle. Keep a finger at the base of the braid, holding the beads in their place and keeping the braid tight. Finish the bracelet with another inch of braided cord, measuring it against the wrist. Thread on a two hole button – two strands through one hole and one strand through another.

Trim the end. Your bracelet is finished! (all images by HonestlyWTF) DIY Woven Chain Bracelet. Chain link bracelets, with colorful threads woven through them, have been popping up here and there. We adore Aurèlie Bidermann‘s Do Brazil bracelets and thought it was about time we graduate to the ultimate “grown-up” friendship bracelet. With a curb chain bracelet and some embroidery thread, we’ll teach you how to make your own woven chain bracelet. And one for your bestie too, of course. You’ll need:a curb link braceletembroidery threadtwo bobby pinsa pair of scissors Cut 2 sets of 15 strands of embroidery thread, with each strand measuring four times the length of the bracelet. Lay the second color (blue) over the first color (coral). Repeat the steps until you reach the end of the bracelet. (top images from here and here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)

DIY Flower Crown. The artists and creative geniuses at the ever dreamy Castle In The Air recently introduced me to the Globe de Mariée. It’s a French tradition dating back to the 1800s where a couple would preserve mementos from their wedding and marriage together in a glass cloche bell jar. One of the many sentimental items included, besides jewelry, photographs and locks of their babies hair, is the bride’s wedding crown which made from wax orange blossoms and flowers. I mean, is this just the most romantic thing you’ve ever heard of? So when the crepe paper experts of the Castle demonstrated how to make a waxed floral crown, I knew a tutorial on how to create a bigger, more dramatic version would be the perfect thing to share with you, especially with weddings, festivals and midsummer celebrations in full effect.

Plus, I love the idea of coating the paper flowers with wax – with the amount of time it takes to make a paper crown, you want it to last forever! Crepe paper works a lot like floral wire. 12 DIY Flower Crowns {how to} I just adore flowers and wearing them is even better! They can add the perfect finishing touches to any hairstyle. So today I'm featuring 12 tutorials on how to make flower crowns as well as bride flower crown and crown of flowers. I hope they inspire you to make something pretty for yourself this weekend. {{wink}} We've taken away all the guess work on how to make a flower crown with these incredible tutorials. Do you have a flower crown idea or tip? How To Make Flower Crowns 1. 2. 3. Crown of Flowers 4. 5. Crown Flower 6. 7. 8. DIY Flower Crown 9. 10. Wedding Flower Crown 11. 12. You Also Might Like: Généralités sur les couleurs dans le guide de la gestion des couleurs. The How-to-Branding DIY Branding Toolkit.

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