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DIY Gold Painted Jeans

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. We overlapped the doilies and stopped at three but there really isn’t a right or wrong way to creating your own pattern. (top image here and here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)

DIY Pom Poms If you don’t absolutely love pom poms or haven’t ever considered making them yourself, perhaps we can sway you after this week’s DIY. We adore pom poms and were beyond excited to discover the Clover Pom Pom Maker, which allows you to crank out pom poms of all sizes and 10 times faster than the conventional method. You will need a few skeins of yarn, a Clover Pom Pom Maker and a pair of scissors. The Clover Pom Pom Maker separates the process into two halves; you’ll start the first half of the pom pom by cutting about 7 yards of yarn. A time saving trick is to double it up twice, so you are working with 4 strands at one time. Because time is money, right? We must warn you that this process is quite addicting and you really can’t stop at just one. (all 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? Sign me up! 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) Noel Home: Comfy PJ Pants for the Whole Family - Sew4Home Our thanks to our creative friends at our Signature Sponsor, Janome for sharing this project with us. It was created last year for a special New Sewists Series they put together, and the instructions show you how to make pajama pants without a pattern; simply grab your favorite current pair and use them as a template. We added a jazzy bottom accent cuff to ours so we could mix and match our beautiful Michael Miller Bonnes Amies fabrics. This is a perfect project for beginners: super fast, easy and instantly gratifying. Our thanks to the great folks at Michael Miller Fabrics for providing the Bonnes Amies fabric we used for our four pairs of PJ pants. Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome 3160QDC)Buttonhole foot Amounts are for ONE pair of average adult jammie pants We used Dad's pants as our sample for these instructions. The main pant pattern Locate a pair of pajama pants that fit you or the intended recipient of the new jammie pants. Fold your main pant fabric in half lengthwise.

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)

Just B: B Bright: DIY color block pouch Everywhere you look Celine pouches are somewhere to be found, lusted or dreamed of. I myself had a moment of weakness drooling over the leather pieces held together by thread and a zipper shown here. Also, where I found a least expensive alternative achieving the same look. When I saw a photo of a color block Celine pouch (pinned here) I knew that's what I wanted. One bright neon block on the bottom of my pouch. Step one: All you need is a leather pouch, acrylic paint in white and the color bright color of your choice, paint brush, painters tape, blow dryer & acrylic coating spray (shown later) and good tunes to listen to Step two: Mark off the area you want to paint with painters tape. Step three: Mix white acrylic paint with a bit of water for first layer to help it adhere to the leather. Step four: After the white dries, bring out the neon guns and do the same without water added. Let dry for 2 hours untouched and you're done!

DIY Neon Jean Shorts Christopher Kane for J Brand's collaboration took a little while for me to appreciate, but as the temperatures slowly creep higher and higher, I can't help but think about these bright colors beckoning in summer. I've warmed up to neon in a big way. When Doctrine Jeans asked me to customize a pair of jean shorts for their DIY denim event last night, I felt it the perfect opportunity to play with the trend. Read on for how! Tools and Materials: Jean shorts Bucket Bleach Rubber gloves Fabric dye (I used Rit Dye in Sunshine Orange) Cut your jeans in to shorts, if you haven't already. In an area where spills won't wreak too much havoc (like the bathtub, which could probably use a nice bleach cleaning anyway), fill your bucket with equal parts water and bleach, enough to fully submerge the shorts. Let soak for 10-30 minutes, but not too long, as the bleach will break down the fibers, making them weaker. Rinse the shorts throughly with clean, cold water. Helloooo summer!

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 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 Ombré Denim 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. Ring out the excess dye and add another 1/3 cup of dye to your bucket. It’s that easy: ombré dip dyed denim shorts! Making Perfect Pants Susan Wright, Extension Clothing and Textiles Specialist College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences New Mexico State University Women's fashions come and go, but pants are here to stay. Every woman who wears pants wants them to look good and feel comfortable when she stands, sits, and walks. Style The first key is knowing which pants styles to avoid and which styles to use with your figure type. Seams, darts, gathers, and pleats may be used to shape the silhouette and create a horizontal or vertical illusion in the pants design. Follow these basic guidelines for selecting a flattering pant style: Shorter-than-average figures look taller when pants and top are the same color. Fabric Selection The second key to attractive pants is correct fabric selection. Consider fabric texture and design carefully. Select plaids and prints with color and size of plaid or print in mind. Fit Fit is the third key to pants comfort and attractive appearance. Ripples at the waistline. Average.

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!)like i said this craft was a last minute "oh my, what am i going to do for this theme" craft. so it's easy to do and fast to accomplish. i guess kind of like all my crafts, if you can make it with kids jumping on you or in your lap as you do it...then well it's probably got my stamp on are the steps as seen on sytyc:this no sew fabric wreath is super easy and super fast to make. using up just scraps, it's also a pretty cheap but classy way to dress up your wall! 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. see how easy!

DIY Door Knocker Belt After discovering lion drawer pulls at the hardware store a few weeks ago, we were immediately reminded of this vintage Moschino jacket spotted on Jane of Sea of Shoes. They were obviously too amazing to pass up and we knew we had to incorporate the mini door knockers into a DIY. Luckily, we were able to track down the same lion head drawer pulls online so now you can join in on the fun! You’ll need: Start by placing the drawer pulls along the backside of the belt and place them to your liking. Push the screws through the holes and twist on the drawer pulls, tightening each one with a screwdriver. Your Moschino-inspired belt is finito! Roarrrrr! (top image via Atlantis Home, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)

DIY D&G high-waisted silk shorts This is the first "silk-print = reuse a scarf " project. ... And won't be the last one, either. This is a silk scarf that hasn't been worn in years. I guess it's the right time to put it to work! Full detailed tutorial after the jump! The pattern for my shorts comes from an old pair of torn pants to which I ripped off the seams and draw the pattern before throwing them away. If you take a pair of pants and put the inside out, you can draw your own pattern (even without ripping the seams off!) although looks like she ended up making the front side exactly like the back side - which in my opinion will lead to fitting "issues"} ... your shorts are ready-to-wear D&G summer 2012... homemade!!! xox, d.

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? 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 place the end of your jute on the dab of hot glue.

DIY Collar Tips You probably have guessed by now that we have a major soft spot for almost all things western . . . bolos, cowboy boots and the like. So when Balenciaga incorporated a modern take on western collar tips into their Spring 2011 Collection, we were beyond thrilled. Who knew these little metal tips are capable of brightening up any button up shirt?! With a pair of inexpensive decorative brass corners from the hardware store, we made our own Balenciaga-inspired collar tips that are to DIY for. Start by drawing 2 lines at 45 degree angles on the inside of each brass corner, creating a small wedge. Sandwich a brass corner between two pieces of fabric. Once you’ve flattened your corners, super glue a clutch pin back to each backside. Let it dry. Attach your new collar tips to any shirt! We’re excited to experiment with more fancy decorative corners and adorn our collared shirts! (top image from here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)