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DIY: Tie Dye Denim

DIY: Tie Dye Denim
This DIY kick starts my tie dye week (another version to come) and just might be my most favorite DIY yet!! As I was perusing the latest Elle magazine, I saw an ad for Paige denim. It was for a beautiful pair of tri-colored tie dye jeans (Paige Toulouse Verdugo Skinny). - white skinny denim (I bought an inexpensive pair from Target here ) - RIT dye (denim blue, wine bordo, and petal pink) - sponge brush 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

DIY Gretchen Jones Necklace A couple of months ago, while visiting New York, we met the lovely Gretchen Jones and were fortunate enough to spend an entire day crafting in her über charming Brooklyn apartment. Not only is she amazingly talented and fascinatingly storied, Gretchen is one of the most humorous and genuine people we’ve gotten to know. After raiding a local hardware store for supplies and hardware, we spread out over her workspace, and whipped up several pieces of jewelry while sharing anecdotes. One of our favorite pieces was a necklace inspired by the honeycomb Universe necklace from Gretchen’s collection. You’ll need: Start by laying out a pattern. Line up two brass rings. Pull tightly and tie into a double knot. Now for the crafty trick – take a lighter and burn the tips of the knot until the nylon starts to melt. The first section is complete. Continue to add more rings, wrapping each connecting section . . . When the pendant of the necklace is finished, cut two 40″ pieces of cord.

DIY Découpage Floral Bag - Honestly WTF When H&M asked us to DIY a boho-inspired item for their summer issue, découpage was the first thing that came to mind. Honestly, does it get any better than customizing a simple handbag with a brilliant floral print? However you create it, it’ll be satisfying to know that you’ve designed yourself a one of a kind bag! You’ll need:a handbagcotton fabric with a large floral patternpainter’s tapeMod Podgecraft paint2 small plastic dishes2 brushesscissors Start by taping off the edges and hardware of the handbag. Squeeze a dollop of colored craft paint into a small disposable container. Allow the first layer to dry completely. While the paint dries, carefully cut out a handful of flowers from the fabric. Arrange them onto the painted section of the bag. Remove the painter’s tape when the Mod Podge has dried clear and your floral handbag is complete! (all images by HonestlyWTF)

Dip Dye Clothing DIY – Do It Yourself Dip Dye This week we’re sharing some of the blog’s greatest hits! These are some of our most loved posts by you, our amazing readers. “She drips in color” comes to mind whenever I see this trend — it brings a certain happiness to tees, dresses, shorts, shirts… almost anything! Follow these easy steps to create your very own dip dye tee — you can do it with cotton dresses too!! Inspiration: What you need: A tray, 1 measuring cup, salt, Dylon dye of any color (not the machine washable ones), heavy duty cleaning gloves and a basic white tee. Mix a quarter of the Dylon dying powder into the tray with 4 cups of warm water and 4 tablespoons of salt. Place the tee slowly in the color until you see the color running up. Hang to dry for 15 minutes until it’s damp. Take the leftover dye powder and sprinkle onto the tee as much as you like. Hang to dry. Other related posts: DIY Personalized Denim Shirt, Bleached Denim DIY

DIY Sachin + Babi Rorschach Necklace Is it a bat, a butterfly, a moth, a pair of wolves, or even two dancers? However you perceive it, we certainly won’t be examining your personality or providing you with a diagnosis today. Instead, we’ve collaborated with Sachin + Babi to create a fabulous statement necklace, inspired by three elements from their Spring 2012 Collection: Rorschach ink blots, leather, and gold! You’ll need:5″ x 7″ piece of faux leather vinylRorschach pattern (available here)8 feet of thin chain (cut into 19 5″ pieces)20-21 inches of thick chain21 4mm jump ringsa black permanent markerdouble sided tapea leather rotary punchsmall sharp scissors2 pairs of pliers Print the downloadable pattern here. Tape the pattern to the backside of the vinyl leather using double sided tape. Let the markings dry and remove the paper from the vinyl to reveal a new pattern. Using the smallest setting on the leather rotary tool, punch out 19 evenly distributed holes along the bottom of the pendant.

Glitter Shoes When I saw the moodboard for this month’s issue I got SO excited (probably way more than any normal person would), because I knew that the theme, with all its glam-rock glittery goodness, would give me an excuse to do a DIY I’ve always wanted to try: glitter shoes! They’re a lot easier to make than you’d expect. All you need is a pair of shoes, some glitter, and a jar of Mod Podge. This would be a great project for getting some use out of that one pair of shoes that you own that you love the style of, but hate the color or fabric they’re covered in (I think we all have at least one pair of these). For this DIY you’re gonna need the following: A pair of shoes (platforms and clunky boots would look extra cool with tons of glitter piled on them!). What to do: Step One: The first thing you need to do is stick masking tape in all the places you don’t want glitter to go on. Step Two: Now that our shoes are all taped up we can begin the glittering process. Ta-daaaah! Final Step: And you’re done!

RIT Dye Tutorial It happens to me every year. The second spring hits, I’m standing in front of my closet going, I am so sick of all my clothes, if I see that shirt again I’ll throw up, but I don’t have any money for new stuff, I’M SO TIRED OF EVERYTHING I OWN. You know that feeling? Let’s kill it with instant-wardrobe-transformer (aka RIT dye). to these! And it’s not even hard. Now, there are other kinds of clothing dye out there, but I chose RIT because it’s got simple instructions on the back of the package, it costs about $3 per box, and you can find it almost everywhere in the U.S. I’m gonna show you how to do a basic stovetop dye job. But! OK! You will need: Something to dye: choose a white, off-white, or beige item of clothing made of natural fiber (cotton, wool, silk, linen), a blend of natural fibers (like a cotton/linen blend), nylon, or rayon. So now that we have our materials, let’s dye this elegant-yet-boring purse I found at a garage sale for a dollar! Step One: Fill your pot ¾ full with water.

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