DIY Gold Painted Jeans Chloé’s Fall 2010 gold embroidered, part mariachi-part cowboy denim pants were our inspiration for this week’s DIY. Such elaborate embroidering is beyond our skill set, so we figured stenciling a beautiful pattern using gold fabric paint would be a more feasible interpretation. Who knew paper doilies made the perfect stencil? Lightly spray the doilies with the adhesive and press down firmly on the jeans. (top image here and here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF) DIY No Knit Scarf We love Rike Feurstein. 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? 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. Voila! (top image from here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)
DIY Moleskine Scrapbook Erica and I never leave home without a Moleskine notebook (we still like to take notes the old fashioned way with a notebook and pen)! So when our friend Karen (of Lulu Loves Caleb) showed us her fabric embellished Moleskine Cahier Notebook, we jumped at the opportunity to have her show us how she did it. You’ll need a sewing machine, a kraft brown Moleskin Cahier Notebook of any size, a piece of fabric, a glue stick and a pair of scissors. Start by cutting down your fabric to a size that is small enough to fit on your notebook. It’s possible you won’t be able to stop yourself from sewing fabric to paper…it’s that addicting. (all images by Honestly…WTF)
DIY Flower Halo You’ll start by cutting 2 circles from the piece of felt at approximately 2″ in diameter. Form the wires of your halo by molding and bending each piece into a half circle. Lay the two half circles opposite of each other to create a single circle, laying it over the top of your head to check the fit. Wrap floral tape over 2 sections of overlapping wire at 11 o’clock and 3 o’clock. Trim any overlapping pieces with the wire cutters. (Click images to enlarge) Using the wire cutters, cut the stem off the flower making sure the back is flat. The possibilities are endless with this as you can wrap flowers around half or the entire perimeter of the halo, reinforcing with glue. Your flower halo is ready to wear! (images by Honestly…WTF)
pottery barn looking decorative balls how's that for a title? ;)so i'm really into making my house a little more pottery barn looking at the moment. i wanted decorative balls, and when i started this tutorial i really liked the idea of "different colors" to add a little bit of punch as well.so i'm going to show you how to attain the green color as well in this tutorial. supplies you will need: *spray paint (krylon ivy leaf is the color i used, which to me turned out EXACTLY like the color i was envisioning) *twine *Styrofoam balls i used small (2 in) and medium sizes(4 in), the medium were left in natural twine color, and the small ones were the green color ones. first get some twine (depending on your size of the ball will determine how much twine you need) spray paint your twine. let it dry, flip it over and spray paint anywhere you missed the first time. these styrofoam balls were in the craft area at walmart. once your spray painted twine is dry, roll up one end just like so. continue the whole way to the other side.
DIY Bleach Tie Dye Last summer, we were obsessed with shibori indigo tie dying. 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. And as the weather is beginning to warm up, what better time than now to start experimenting with reverse tie dye using bleach! To make a grid-like pattern, fold the shirt like an accordion and bind it between two pieces of wood or other flat shaped objects. Before you start bleaching, make sure you are wearing gloves and working outdoors or in a well ventilated area. The rusty brown color will slowly fade into a beautiful lighter shade as it begins to set. Your reverse bleach tie dye shirt is ready to wear! (top image from here, rest of images by HonestlyWTF)
sytyc:week three well some of you guessed right on my craft last week! but did you see how many amazing ones there were? wow. i definitely want to make some of those!even bigger wow. i won that round even with all the other amazing crafts! (thank you!) what you will need:hot glue gunmuslin squarescraps of fabrica frame you can place you finished product.first i went through all my fabrics that i might want to put in my wreath. i eliminated some and kept 6 that were going to be in the wreath. then i took my frame and placed it on top of my muslin. i want a guide line for my wreath so i checked my cupboards for the right size circle, which in this case was one of my bowls. i traced with a pencil around my bowl. now i have a guideline for my wreath. next i took my fabric and cut little strips (mine are aprox 1 1/4 by 3 inches. i then folded in half my strips, and ironed down. these are going to be your leaves. using my drawn on circle as my guide, i will fold and hot glue gun my leaves onto the muslin
DIY Market Bag With Earth Day just around the corner, we’re turning to artist and environmentalist Chris Jordan for inspiration. In this large-zoom photograph he has captured 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags, the number used in the US every hour. And did you know that 2.7 billion plastic bags are used every day worldwide? Floored by these staggering numbers we were motivated to do a quick and easy DIY, recycling an old t-shirt into a reusable fringed market bag. Lay the t-shirt on a flat surface. Snip 8 evenly spaced slits along the bottom hem of the t-shirt. Attach a safety pin to the end of one of the strings. You can trim the strings but we like leaving the fringe as is. Aren’t you excited to BYOB (bring your own bag)? Make one for a friend. (top image from here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF; thanks to Leethal & Lynn for the inspiration!)
decorating a pot with jute mother's day is right around the corner. and shortly after that the end of school. wouldn't a pot filled with flowers be the perfect (and easy!) gift to give to the mother's and teachers in your life? a plain pot will do just fine...but one with a little more character would be better.ready? it's really simple. here we go: what you'll need:one clay potgardening jute (found in your gardening section in home depot or walmart.)hot glue gun with glue ready to go. first start with a glob of glue right under the lip of your clay pot.this is your starting point.put the end of your jute onto the glue. now you are going to go around making a thin line with your hot glue around the base of your lip of the clay pot. drag your jute on top of the hot glue. press down a little. just don't burn yourself! once you get around the whole pot, you will continue just slightly under the first row. just like so.continue till you get the look you want. want another option? take a dab of hot glue
DIY Wrap Bracelet 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! With that being said, we’ll show you how to master a version of the ever so popular wrap bracelet. It’s so simple and addicting, you’ll soon be churning out these wristlets with your eyes closed. Clearly this arm party train isn’t stopping and it’s about time you get on board! You’ll need (for a double wrapped bracelet) :* Lengths will vary depending on the size of your wrist (see comments for suggestions). Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. Place the ball chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist. When you have reached the end of the ball chain wrap the linen cording around the leather strands 2-3 more times. Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot. Trim with scissors and your wrap bracelet is finished!!