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Diy. We've had this boring old lamp for ages, and the other night I decided I couldn't bear to look at it anymore. I got out the hot-glue gun (my most favorite tool!) , some vintage fabric I had stashed, and pom pom trim and went to town! These were my pretty supplies! After I measured out my strip of fabric, I hot glued it all the way around the lampshade, starting at the bottom. Once it was glued, I trimmed off the excess. I then added my trim around the top and bottom of the shade. All done! If any of you try this for yourselves, I'd love it if you left me a link so I can see your finished project! Mini Piñatas DIY. Oct 12 Yea!

Mini Piñatas DIY

It’s a piñata day! We miss Mexican food here in Paris since it isn’t as readily available as back home so we started having Taco Tuesdays where my friend Rubi makes amazing homemade tacos. Last night we got together and I made everyone their own personalized mini piñatas. There was one at each person’s plate filled with treats and surprises. Materials Needed: Cereal boxes, scissors, exacto knife, crepe paper in folds, tape, glue Step One: Draw a picture of the donkey on a cereal box and cut it out with scissors. Step Two: Once your armature is built its time to decorate. Step Three: When you are done cut a trap door at the bottom to fill with treats like small candies, gifts, party poppers, and confetti. I loved making these! You can find the other piñatas in my piñata series right here. All photos by Oh Happy Day Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time. DIY vintage bookmarks, and a {giveaway}

PENCIL-PURSE. I saw this photo the other day and fell in love with the wallpaper...


I wish I knew where it was from! And because my handbag has slowly been converting into a giant pencil-case (I actually found three hole punches, a craft knife and two gluesticks in it the other day!) I decided to make a pencil-case out of fabric inspired by the wallpaper. So I got some calico and painted tiny little triangles all over it with fabric paint and then set it with the iron.

I turned my fabric inside out and zipped along the sides with the sewing machine. I ended up making quite a mess! Loving this teal colour at the moment. PS. the lovely Soné from polliblog invited me to share a post on her blog. Hope you are having a lovely day xx. D.I.Y. DIY Woven Chain Bracelet.

Chain link bracelets, with colorful threads woven through them, have been popping up here and there.

DIY Woven Chain Bracelet

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) D.I.Y: Recycled T-Shirt Scarf // Gettin' Crafty! D.I.Y: Recycled T-Shirt Scarf 1} Gather a few old t-shirts you don't wear anymore; thrift them or buy new -- but choose thin, soft (preferably worn out) t-shirts.

D.I.Y: Recycled T-Shirt Scarf // Gettin' Crafty!

Find two t-shirts of different colors that go well together. 2} Lay the shirt flat on the table or floor. 3} Cut 1 1/2 inch strips, remove the hemmed edges. Cut them as long as possible; I went from the bottom of the front of the shirt all the way to the end of the back on some pieces. 4} Cut off the sleeves of the shirt and save them for the end. 5} Organize the strips by length and gently pull on them. 6} NOW GET CREATIVE! 7} Tie together, trim ends, and wrap with the excess sleeve fabric you saved.

American Apparel Circle Scarf Knock Off (tutorial) My friend was wearing this super cute circle scarf from American Apparel and I wanted one!!

American Apparel Circle Scarf Knock Off (tutorial)

Circle scarves, also called infinity scarves, are so popular this fall! I love the look of them! And they are so cozy and warm! I shared a tutorial last winter on how I upcycled one of Jeff’s cashmere sweaters into an infinity scarf but Jeff won’t let me take scissors to any more of his other sweaters now. When I went to the American Apparel store, the scarf was selling for $37! The hardest part of making these circle scarves is finding the right fabric. I got this pile of fabric all for under $20! Super cute, right?