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A lot of us are looking for every day inspiration, stand out styles that define ourselves and our state of mind. We want to be on trend but don’t want to look like everyone else. How about making that old boring shirt look brand new and unique? Here are a few tips from great bloggers who are showing us how to do it, but it is up to your creativity and vision to interpret it your own way. Get inspired and tag me in your DIY collars @mrs_gold (twitter) #mrsgoldcollars (Instagram)!
It's definite. I'm starting a new DIY project to stud a plain white collared button down. Without giving too much away, just stay tuned for the next week or so since the studs should be arriving in the mail around that time. This post is a little inspirational preview leading up to my first DIY post.
We always claim to see the world through rose colored glasses . . . but how about rose trimmed glasses? In honor of the widespread floral trend and our love of Dolce & Gabbana ‘s Baroque-inspired fall collection, we’re DIYing a pair of outrageously fabulous sunglasses using the same charming little ceramic roses from a recent tutorial . These will surely be a pair of shades you won’t go unnoticed in this summer! You’ll need: a pair of sunglasses a variety of ceramic roses and flowers disposable container or popsicle stick a handful of toothpicks E6000 Start by squeezing a small amount of E6000 into a disposable container or onto a wooden popsicle stick.
You might remember our woven chain bracelet tutorial, one of our favorite DIYs to date. As we're starting to get a taste of spring, we're revisiting this oldie but goodie with some minor adjustments - As the month of love approaches, we thought we'd combine friendship and hearts into one Valentine's Day themed tutorial: a heart patterned friendship bracelet!
photos & post by Kristin Ess If you’re a girl on the go, you’re probably familiar with the magical mystical “bathroom tornado”. It comes through scattering everything everywhere, leaving no bobbypin unturned. No one knows how it happens, but it’s a huge bummer when you return home from a long day to find this natural disaster has struck your bathroom counter once again. Luckily there’s a way to keep your hair stuff (or makeup brushes) all together in one super chic place.
The last project I made with polymer clay was the geometric pendant necklace and I was so happy to see how many people enjoyed it and tried to make their own. I don’t find too many DIYs being made with polymer clay – it’s usually crafty-crafts like floral beads and figurines that aren’t my style – so it was extra exciting to see people giving PC a try for the first time. It’s such an inexpensive and versatile craft supply! Here’s the clay (a color I think of as Seuss blue, a faux stone that looks just like cookies & cream ,and pearl) I used along with my clay knife and $0.20 hardware store tile that I use as a work surface and for baking the clay. Condition the clay and then press it out into a flat, even pancake on the tile. Use your knife (or razor blade) to slice of the edges into the shapes for your pendant.
My reign of terror with polymer clay continues! I’ve been wanting to make earrings this shape for a while and the necklace was an last minute addition. I like that’s it’s a little fringey but still modern. Have you been making any of the other polymer clay pieces ? The supplies are the same: polymer clay (I used Pearl), craft paint (the same gold paint was used on these earrings ) and a few jewelry findings including chain, earring wires, wire or eye pins.
A few weeks ago on a plane I was vigorously going through a pile of magazines that had stacked up. They’re mostly Elle Decor , Martha Stewart Living , Real Simple , and House Beautiful , but I have some Vogue and InStyle thrown in there because I do work in the fashion industry and try to stay in the loop in that regards too. It’s funny, though, because as I’m flipping through InStyle , what page do I pull out? Not an outfit, or a handbag, but a DIY makeup holder blurp by Sabrina Soto .
I’ve been eyeing some fun colored enameled serving spoons for the better part of a year. When I was out searching for a paella pan a few weeks ago, there were a ton of wooden spoons sitting at the register and I just decided to paint some myself. I just taped my line, used a little craft paint, and finished off with a high gloss food safe shellac to give them that enameled look. Small side note, however, you should hand wash these, as any wooden kitchen accessory and be mindful of the painted area if using them to cook as it could melt or chip.
When spring rolls around, I start thinking a lot about weddings, and this year is especially prone to these thoughts because we have several good friends tying the knot. I’ve noticed, however, that there are a severe lack of manly favors and goodies out there. So whether you’re bachelor party bound, or just getting in the Derby spirit, here is a fun little flavor infused bourbon for your spring. With bottles supplied by Specialty Bottle (at just two bucks a piece), I bottled my own Mint infused bourbon, and for kicks threw in some homemade simple syrup. Together they make a great Mint Julip with minimal headache – everything is already included, so all the recipient had to do is pour over crushed ice. First, bruise and crush about seven sprigs of mint into a vessel which can tightly close.
I have special respect for DIYers who are able to work magic on a budget. This “nailhead” side table cost just $6 to remake from an old nightstand that lacked any kind of design mojo. With a few dollar store materials, some new paint, and a bit of determination, Jessica Hill from Mad in Crafts was able to create a stylish accent piece for her home. Jessica Hill is one of my favorite craft bloggers.