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It's Good Friday today. How is this year flying by so quickly? I'm planning an Easter Egg Hunt for the girls and brunch for us, my parents & a couple of friends on Easter Sunday. I only have a few itty bitty Easter decorations around the house. So, I went to my handy dandy Easter board on Pinterest and picked out some cute and easy DIY projects to do over the next couple of days.
so fellas, as promised on facebook , here is the result of the little diy. if you want to give it a try yourself you will need: -a boxy folder (as i used), or anything stiff/sleek that comes to your mind. -halographic self-adhesive foil which you can find in the crafting section of a stationery store. the one i used is silver without a pattern. -a stanley knife to cut out the studs -a scissor to cut off the excess foil when needed. -a little patience begin to stick the foil on at a corner. use your fingers to slowly sweep the foil over the surface and smooth out possible bubbles. you can detach the foil a bit to correct flaws. cut strips for the sides and bottom if needed. luckily the foil is very forgiving and possible overlaps are not noticable. hope you like it dolls! love you e
I love scratch off tickets, always have. I remember begging my parents to let me scratch off theirs when I was little. Now that I'm an adult I can't think of something more fun to receive with an order than a scratch off card with a coupon code so I decided to make some of my own for Circus Bear Vintage .
For several months now, we’ve been receiving emails requesting a friendship bracelet DIY. 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 thread a safety pin or tape a pair of scissors
It’s officially Midsummer and honestly, what’s not to love about time-honored celebrations, especially when it involves wearing wildflowers around your head, drinking vodka and dancing around a maypole? Naturally with our love of cultures, customs, and DIYs, we’ve partnered up with our friends at Kanon Organic Vodka on a sweet flower crown DIY for their annual Swedish Midsummer festivities and for the ultimate contest . Participating is as simple as liking Kanon’s Facebook page, picking your favorite Midsummer tradition, sharing it with your friends, and winning a chic Phillip Lim bag, gorgeous Pamela Love jewelry or much much more!
A few weeks ago, our friend Katie showed up wearing the cutest lace trimmed shorts. We were impressed to discover that not only did she DIY them, she made them using boxer shorts! We immediately raced to Target for white boxer shorts and the fabric store for a variety of pretty white lace trims. Honestly, this DIY is so simple and perfect for summer!
You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists. The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best!
Were you blown away by Proenza Schouler ‘s entire Fall 2011 Collection as much as we were? The juxtaposition of digitalized and geometric Native American inspired prints with decorative, Victorian-like statement necklaces was all kinds of genius. And of course, the jewelry had the wheels in our DIY minds spinning ever since. Erica of PS I Made This recently made a beautiful version of Proenza Schouler’s scroll necklace in white and today, we’re tackling a version in black . . . it’s all about the yin and the yang, right?
Dip dyed ombré denim has been popping up here and there and not only do we love the look, it’s super easy to do yourself! We’ve combined Tory Burch ‘s dip dyed jeans and Miss Unkon ‘s ombré 501s as inspiration for a pink infused DIY that could be done in a jiffy. Start by rinsing your shorts with water. A bottle of RIT liquid dye amounts to 1 cup; you’ll dye your shorts with the lightest shade first and darkest shade last. Pour 1/3 of the cup of dye into 2 gallons of hot water and mix. When dyeing dark denim, you will want to use less water for a darker dye.
After crushing hard on this vintage net bag spotted by Phil Oh on the streets of NYC, we knew we had to attempt to DIY it. Sprucing up a reusable cotton bag from the grocery store with some hardware and carabiners? Sign us up! In just a few simple steps, we’ll show you how to make our rendition of the net bag – perfect for a stroll in the park.
When the lovely Amanda Thomas of Luv Aj offered to show us how to DIY her signature handpiece, we were ecstatic! Not only are we huge fans of her jewelry , we’ve been dying to adorn ourselves with this ring and bracelet combination. Thank you for the awesome tutorial, Amanda!
Do you remember the last time you Sharpie-d or embellished a pair of 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 .
A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated FNO by DIYing bow ties and neckties from scraps of denim at Madewell – because honestly, who isn’t borrowing a bit of inspiration from the boys this season? Today we’ll be showing you, who may have missed the event, how to DIY a bow tie with luxurious, Dolce & Gabbana -inspired velvet. Before you know it, you’ll be well suited and ready to channel your inner Marlene Dietrich ! You’ll need: a 6″ x 3.5″ piece of velvet a 0.75″ x 2.5″ piece of velvet a 1″ pin back a glue gun a ruler a pen
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.
Inspired by a shoot styled by Mandy of Oracle Fox where gold leaf was applied in the form of makeup and jewelry, I immediately had to try it myself. It’s an instantaneous and temporary solution for a lack of bling. Plus, it looks super fly! This technique may even come in handy this Halloween season when you decide you’ll want to dress up as a Fendi -bot . . . or C-3P0.