Nest of Posies: woven chain-chain-chain bracelet As you all have probably seen ~ these woven bracelets are all the rage right now. Hello, my name is Kellie & I’m a sucker for trendy things. I really am. There’s tutorials out there like crazy, so I wont even try to subjected you, to one from me. However, this post is about a “golden” tip & of course, my favorite Spring colors. Tangerine tango, pink, mint with a hint of aqua. = deliciousness! You know in Joanne’s where they have every trim imaginable? they have gold chain for $19.99 a yard. I bought a 1/2 yard = $9.99 but after using my 50% coupon it was = $4.99 for a 1/2 yard (are you still with me?) (***a 1/2 yard will make 2 bracelets***) I also bought 2 gold chain hook key rings that were $2.99 for 2. also, 5 embroidery thread colors for .29 cents each. So I made myself one sassy big link gold chain-chain-chain woven bracelet for Are you jealy? Now hurry up with your sassy self & make one too! find me elsewhere: Hello!
DIY: How to Make a Vinyl Record Notebook I love finding crafty projects using vinyl records-- from making a vinyl record purse or vinyl record bowls, I think those round slabs of plastic are incredibly fun to bend, mold, shape, and cut. About a week ago, I saw this incredible idea on Gemma's blog about how to make a vinyl record notebook and I was so excited to make it. Now, while I love using records to make crafts, my boyfriend is a huge record hipster dork. ;) (Hehe, sorry Sean!) I'm telling you-- in the many years I've known this boy, he has been such a difficult person to think up gift ideas. Sean's record collection at school. Right now I am visiting this stuff-hating boyfriend in Princeton, NJ and before I left, I wanted to make sure I had a little gift to give him when I got here... because I love presents. Sean writing his name in the notebook. :) If you want to give a vinyl record notebook as a little gift, they're actually really simple to make. :) And here's a video I made on the whole process.
Flip-Flop Refashion: Part 3 (Ruffled T-Strap) Are you tired of flip flips yet? Hang in there…….because I’m not. :) I keep finding new colors of $2 flip-flops, cutting them apart, and making new straps and styles with fabric scraps and doo-dads that I have at home. I just can’t get enough of these simple little jewels. They have become so fun (and cheap) to frill up. If you missed out on the other ideas…..you can find them here and here. So today, I made some frilly little T-strap sandals. They would look great in any color. And they just happened to fit perfectly on my little 15 year old niece. (Such a perk to have family nearby. The breathable cotton makes these super comfy and light for the warmer weather. Great with jeans. Thanks for letting me use your feet Camille. Ready to make your own? Before you begin, check out the post here, to see how to take apart an old pair of flip flops. **Also, The fabric I used for these T-straps, was a really sturdy cotton. For this t-strap style, you’ll need 2 long strips of fabric and some circles.
DIY Macrame Bracelet Growing up by the beach in Southern California, the ability to knot a macrame bracelet was practically a right of passage. Although those days are long behind us, we’ve never forgotten the ever-so-simple square knot technique. This time, however, we’re replacing hemp and wooden beads for more updated elements like colorful nylon cord and glossy metal charms. Happy knotting! You’ll need: Start by cutting the knotting cord into two 30 inch, two 20 inch and one 10 inch lengths. Center the 30 inch cord under the two middle strands. Pull tightly and slide the knot up to the top. Finish the 2nd half of the square knot by folding the left cord over the middle strands and under the right cord. Pull tightly and repeat the steps – left, right, left, right . . . To finish the knots, thread one of the cords onto a needle and sew up the center of 3-4 knots along the backside. Repeat the same step on the other cord. After sewing up both knotting cords, trim away any excess.
DIY Vinyl Record Bowls I got the idea to make these little bowls a few years ago when I bought Mark Montano's book, the Big-Arse Book of Crafts . (Mark Montano is the most brilliant crafter around-- I love his books and his projects.) One bowl I made sits on my dresser and holds little hair knickknacks, and I gave a few bowls away, but I never got around to writing a tutorial about it. To make a vinyl record bowl you need: -Real bowl (One that can go in the oven.) This project is so easy and fun. After you take it out of the oven, just press the record down into any bowl or shape that you want. Hold your record in place inside the bowl until it hardens again. (My favorite one.) And that's it! You can keep whatever you want in these bowls, I think I am going to take mine to work and put them on my desk.
DIY Dress-Up Ideas: 5 Sexy Ways to Upcycle Old Clothing Upcycled designs often emphasize radical do-it-yourself transformations, but some of the most simple ideas can have dramatic impacts. These clothing conversions illustrate the ease with which people can upcycle ordinary objects and make them extraordinary, turning formless junk shirts clothes into elegant tops, bottoms and sexy dresses. Mari Santos does more than just recycle small-scale clothing extras into new, well-fitting and sufficiently stylish upcycled outfits – she shows how much potential exists in upcycling extremely plain everyday objects, things we would normally trash without a second look. A baggy t-shirt is one of the most ubiquitous items of excess clothing you can find in almost any closet. These ill-fitting and over-sized extras have a lot more potential than most people realize – from make-your-own dresses to two-piece tops and much more.
diy clay bangles I have a bangle obsession...and I have a deep love for polymer clay. I am definitely keeping the polymer clay section at Michaels in business. I have quite the collection going, which is filling up our kitchen panty pretty quickly. Ian opened the cabinet to get some food goodies last night and told me I should "Probably get organized." I am going to show you an EASY and inexpensive way to make just about any kind of bangle you want. What you need:A few different polymer clay colors.A bangle. Using the palm of your hand roll two thin tubes. Wrap one color over the other. Using the bangle as a guideline wrap your tube of clay around it tightly. Remove the guideline bangle and bake your bracelet at 275 degrees for 20 minutes. You can make as many as you want!
DIY Dry shampoo has been a MUST HAVE in my daily hair care routine for the past three years. I’ve gone through countless spray cans of different brands (Psst!, Tresemme, John Frieda, Garnier, Oscar Blandi, Batiste…to name a few), spending way too much for very little product. THE RECIPE: Mix 3 parts cocoa powder and 1 part cornstarch and/or baby powder in a small container. Because this container works so well, I just hold the container in my hand and sprinkle the powder directly onto my roots and rub it in with my fingers. QUICK TIP: Did you know that the best way to use dry shampoo is to apply it BEFORE you actually need it?
365 days. 365 items of clothing. 365 dollars DIY Braided Clay Bracelet Yes I am obsessed with polymer clay. Its such a fun material to work with because if you mess up... you just mash it all up and start again. Today's DIY is a spin off of this project that I did a little while back. Knead the clay with your hands to soften it up. Using the palm of your hand roll out three long tubes. Mash the top of the tubes together and begin braiding. Using your own wrist as a guide determine how long you want to make your bracelet. Connect the two ends and gently mash ( I cant think of a better word so mash it is) the two ends together. Bake for 25 minutes at 245 degrees. I decided bright yellow was not very "fall" so I switched it out for bronze. Have a little wrist party and make as many as you want! If you want to see more ways to create with polymer clay you can check here here and here.
Elastic Hair Ties Hey guys, it’s another hair DIY! I received an Alex & Isabelle hair tie in a Birchbox a few months back, and I loved it so much that I bought a few more in different colors. They are less damaging to the hair, not to mention cuter on the wrist. 1. 2. 3. style="display:inline-block;width:728px;height:90px" data-ad-client="ca-pub-4046070994200473" data-ad-slot="3945793669">
The Market Skirt Every girl needs a skirt for heading to the market; a market skirt with a pocket for fruit (and a stash of candy). It’s the perfect skirt for hanging out and sharing sodas with friends. Whatever your flavor; we have the color. Let’s get started!NOTE: Additional Sizing tips at Bottom of the Tutorial. Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate (with added pocket)Pattern Size: 2-3TNeeded: * 1/4, up to 1 yard of main fabric (depending on the direction of your fabric’s print)* 1/4, up to 1/2 yard of white cotton (depending on the fabric’s desinity and if you double-layer it)* 1 inch wide elastic* 2 to 4 buttons* Sewing machineAverage Sewing Time: 2-3 hours Pick your favorite color and let’s get started! Here’s what we’re making: Fabric Choices:Seersucker works beautifully and allows the skirt to really bounce.Other cottons work well too.Choose a nice white muslin or cotton for the waist band, hem, and pockets.If the thread count is too thin on your white cotton, double-layer it. 1. 2. 3. like this: 4. 5.
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. 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
Sliced Agate Necklace I’ve been looking for an affordable sliced agate necklace for the past year now, but I’ve found that most of them are way too pricey ($50 – $100). I just think they are beautiful, with no two that are the same. Agate has long been associated with protective and healing energies, so wearing the stone may bring you good luck. I was wandering around Joann Crafts, and I happened to stumble upon a pack of two pre-drilled sliced agate pendants for $4!!! You will need: 1. Steps: 1. This would be such a sweet, thoughtful, and inexpensive gift to give your girlfriends, bridesmaids, etc.