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I Spy DIY. Chic Steals Blogger of the Month-October! Hi everyone! I’m Carly from Chic Steals , and I’ve been a huge fan of M&J Trimming for such a long time. I make it a point to always stop in the store and meander through whenever I’m in New York City. It’s like a glittering treasure trove for me, stocked full of beads, baubles, trims, rhinestones, and appliqués – so much so that I’m never able to leave with empty hands. It’s amazing how easily you can update a piece of clothing or an accessory with said beads, baubles, and appliqués…and how incredibly high-fashion projects can look when you’ve added a bit of frivolous sparkle to them.

Project 1: Sequin Nails I love a metallic manicure as much as the next girl, but most polishes aren’t bright enough to truly gleam like the real thing. . *6mm Flat Loose Sequins Style# 34424 in Turquoise *scissors *toothpick *thick clear base coat nail polish (the stickier the better!) How To: 1. 2. 3. 4. Page 6 - StumbleUpon. DIY Two Stitch Dress If the sauna of city smog has got you wondering what to wear, try DIY-ing your own simple and breathable summer dress. One cut and two stitches is all it takes!

DIY Cutoffs with Closet Collage Cut offs are a seasoned summer staple. Pair them with tanks, tees, sweaters or blazers and you may never have to take them off. Closet Collage is the beautiful blog of my friend Jessie. Fabulous and Twenty- A stylish guide for living on a budget - StumbleUpon. Quinn Johnson's Designs by quinnbryan. Hair Extension Feathers. Tutorial : DIY Nautical Headband. How to make a Nautical HeadbandMaterials:-4 yds of rope or ribbon cut into 4 equal strands-1/2 yd 1 inch twill-hair band-sewing needle-thread The following pictures show you step by step how to make the sailor's knot with your first two strands of rope.

Tutorial : DIY Nautical Headband

Pay careful attention to which strand is on top or under the other. For more help click here. Now take your third and fourth strands of rope and snake them side by side into the knot by the first two strands. Slowly pull the knot tighter, keeping it even and the knot flat. Here is a closeup of how the knot should look now. Take your needle and thread and about 1 inch from the knot sew together the four strands of rope to keep them flat on the back.. Repeat on the other side. Here is the front. Trim your ropes so that all of the ends are even and the whole thing is about 19 inches long with the knot at about 7 1/2 inches (so that it is on the side of your head). Cut two pieces of twill at about 3 inches. Fold at about 1/4 inch. Lace Zipper Tutorial... Want a quick update to an old shirt?

Lace Zipper Tutorial...

Ruffles & Buttons, Anthro Inspired. So here is that long promised (and sadly late) Anthro inspired tee tutorial.

Ruffles & Buttons, Anthro Inspired

Grab a t-shirt and come along for the ride! This is a dress from Anthropologie that I fell in love with last summer. It's called the "Count the Waves" dress, gorgeous, right? The price? Watermark Tee by Sweet Verbana. Hello U-Create readers!

Watermark Tee by Sweet Verbana

I am so excited to be guest posting here today. DIY Color Block Moccasins. Our love of Minnatonka moccasins and obsession with Balenciaga‘s Fall 2010 shoes made this DIY we created for Foam Magazine a no brainer.

DIY Color Block Moccasins

With just a tube of Tulip Soft Fabric Paint, a pair of paintbrushes (one thin and one thick) and a pair of suede moccasins, you’ll be ready to make your own color block shoes. (Tulip Soft Fabric Paint is best paint to use, as it is highly opaque, flexible once it dries and great for suede.) To paint the tops of the moccasins, the fringe will have to be tucked under. Simply untie the bow, pull the suede strings out of all the holes (note how it is assembled), and fold the flap under. (Click images to enlarge) DIY Shibori. Today marks HonestlyWTF’s four year anniversary.

DIY Shibori

Four years! To celebrate, we’re revisiting the very first tutorial we ever featured on the site: shibori tie dye. Lauren and I first discovered shibori after discovering an old photo on the web. The idea of recreating an ancient Japanese dyeing technique inspired us to spend an entire weekend experimenting with our favorite deep blue, indigo.

After dyeing just about every white article of clothing in sight, our blue stained fingers excitedly uploaded the tutorial – we couldn’t wait to share it with our 30 readers. DIY No Knit Scarf. We love Rike Feurstein.

DIY No Knit Scarf

Her hats are sick and her chunky knits are lusciously bold and amazing. And when we saw her Dylan scarf, we thought it was genius. A scarf that didn’t require knitting? Sign me up! We love to knit but it can be time consuming and time is money, right? You’ll start by transforming a skein of yarn into a hank of yarn, which is yarn that is loosely wound into a large ring shape and then twisted. Cut 3 pieces of leather at approximately 1.75″ wide and 4″ long.

DIY Bleach Tie Dye. Last summer, we were obsessed with shibori indigo tie dying.

DIY Bleach Tie Dye

No, really . . . we just about dyed anything white in sight. So when Free People asked us to include a DIY in their guest blogger series, we knew a new tie dye project was absolutely in order. High school fashions, 1969. Fashion, Vintage High school fashions, 1969 i know what you’re thinking… are these more fashion snaps from coachella?

High school fashions, 1969

No indeed! These are high school fashions in 1969 photographed by arthur shatz for life magazine. Subscribe to posts via Email. DIY Fendi Frill - Honestly WTF. It was love at first sight when we laid eyes on the amazing oversized, billowy, ruffled frills adorning the Fall 2010 runway looks at Fendi.

DIY Fendi Frill - Honestly WTF

We immediately wanted one and just couldn’t imagine having to wait another several months to actually see these frills materialize. Heels/Wedges.


Cheep Cheep Cute accessories galore by cheepcheep on Etsy. Simply Me Art by simplymeart. Want to make. Cool but not making.