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DIY Ribbon + Chain Bracelets from #MAGICLV

DIY Ribbon + Chain Bracelets from #MAGICLV
Here’s the second DIY I led with with BurdaStyle direct from the MAGIC floor. We did these bracelets on Wednesday, the final day of the show. It was a perfect project to wrap-up with because it was fast and easy. I think we were all feeling a little bit like the walking dead after spending the 4 days running around Las Vegas 20 hours a day. Photo courtesy BurdaStyle The supplies are simple: chain + ribbon. For each bracelet you’ll need about 6″ of chain and 16″ of ribbon. Sidenote: Do you guys know about Fray Check? The last step it to clip off the (fraying) ends of ribbon at an angle and apply Fray Check. One more MAGIC DIY to come next Tuesday: Faux turban fabric headbands! Tagged as: bracelets, burdastyle, chain, diy, magic, wwdmagic

The Knot So Hard Flip Flip Flop Diy Oh I am so excited about this project! Any DIY that takes less than 30 minutes is worth getting excited about, no? These flip flops are so easy, and so so comfortable. The best part? They only cost me $1.oo. All you need is a pair of inexpensive flip flops, I bought mine at Old Navy for a buck, some scrap fabric and you’re set. I saw a similar pair at Target, which I would have bought had they fit. Supplies: flip flopskitchen scissors or an exacto knifeabout a 1/4 yard of fabric off the bolt, or scrap fabrichot glue – not necessary, but if you have it, it couldn’t hurt Fabric Cuts: You will need four 4½ x 24 inch strips. Assembly: First you will push the straps through the back a little and cut off the wide part holding it. Okay, now we have our flip flop bottoms, sans the straps. Cut all of your tips into a point like shown. Now take two strips and pull two ends through the hole at the toe. Tie a good and tight double knot. Cut the little tails off. Now turn the flop over. You’re finished!

Enameled Vintage Keys DIY When I was a kid my mom used red fingernail polish and painted the first initial of our last name to identify things we had, especially on stuff we took camping or our Tupperware and Corningware dishes. There was always a big red initial on the back, lest someone got confused that the Corningware dish with potato salad at the potluck or the cooler filled with beer at the picnic was OURS not theirs! She also used fingernail polish to identify keys. It made it easier to know what the keys were for. All keys seem to look the same nowadays. Most of the time I have no idea what some of my keys are for. I have a huge collection of vintage keys and a bottle of nail polish near my computer. The result is fun and cute.

Little Wishes Well, we are dusting off our obligatory black armband over in Beyond Beyond land for one of our most favourite shops ever – Early Bright (mega sad face) they have been the purveyors of some delicious and inspirational bling that is more art than jewellery. And we just want to share one of the most beautiful pieces every a wish in a jar. We used to shake dandelion bushes when we were little in the vain belief that we would get a Barbie dream house, Michael Jackson tickets, the ability to breakdance overnight (although we never progressed beyond being able to do backspins), millionaire moolah, or our favourite wish was that we had been dropped off at the wrong house (sorry parental units) and we were really the offspring of some family with the financial clout of Daddy Warbucks and the Rothschild’s combined. About the author I'm the big kahuna with the whole shebang.