We always claim to see the world through rose colored glasses . . . but how about rose trimmed glasses? In honor of the widespread floral trend and our love of Dolce & Gabbana‘s Baroque-inspired fall collection, we’re DIYing a pair of outrageously fabulous sunglasses using the same charming little ceramic roses from a recent tutorial. These will surely be a pair of shades you won’t go unnoticed in this summer! You’ll need:a pair of sunglassesa variety of ceramic roses and flowersdisposable container or popsicle sticka handful of toothpicksE6000 Start by squeezing a small amount of E6000 into a disposable container or onto a wooden popsicle stick. Press the flower firmly onto the outer corner of the sunglasses. Add a few small flowers down the right side of the glasses. Repeat on the other side and allow to dry for a couple of hours. Your floral shades are ready to wear! (top image via Vogue.uk, rest of images by HonestlyWTF)
Articles: Instagram Coasters — By Hayley Decker — Foam Magazine ArticlesAs our iPhone libraries begin to overflow, we're always on the search for practical, tangible uses for our Instagram snaps. Spruce up your place or dish these D.I.Y. coasters out to your friends to remind you all of your latest outdoor adventure/ music festival outing/ seafaring weekend. Or the newest FOAM cover of course. What You'll Need:-4-inch round, flat cork pieces -Modge Podge glue -Card stock paper -Instagram print-outs -Foam or felt mounting dots How To Make Them: 1. 2. 3. 4. Bottoms up!
All Natural Lip BalmThe week leading up to the new year wasn't exactly how I had pictured it. It was the last week of the boys winter break. I had envisioned walks around downtown looking at the lights, taking down the Christmas tree together, continuing our holiday baking marathon and maybe even a little post Christmas mall browsing. But alas, none of those things happened. The flu happened. Or rather, what I guess must have been the flu. Thankfully, I had made a big batch of lip balm the week before Christmas to give as little handmade gifts to my girlfriends. This recipe is super simple. The recipe came from this blog last year and I tweaked it a bit and she grabbed it from this book where she had tweaked it a bit. Sweet Orange Lip Balm 8 Tablespoons Coconut Oil 3 Tablespoons Beeswax 1.5 Tablespoons Raw Honey 30 drops Sweet Orange essential oil (if you want color) 1/2 stick of natural lipstick (I like Jane Iredale and Josie Moran) Remove mixture from heat, and add peppermint oil and lipstick.
DIY: Mason Jar VasesOver the weekend I decided to spruce up some old mason jars. I first saw these on Pinterest and then discovered this DIY and basically fell in love with the idea. Who knew that with a little spray paint you could give an old jar a completely new look? What you'll need: mason jarsspray paintshipping labelsx-acto knife or scissorsfresh flowers Use your shipping label paper to print your silhouette of choice. Spray paint your jars. Once your jars are completely dry, remove the sticker. Add some fresh flowers and you're all set!
DIY: Fairy Dust Necklaces | LexyLevinI am and always will be a kid at heart. I still adore anything related to princesses or Disney. I will, on any random evening, watch a Disney movie while drinking Yoo-hoo! But I digress… If you have been a reader for a while, you know I used to run a handmade jewelry Etsy shop (and still have a few items available if you are interested). Since redirecting my energy towards Gallymogger, I find myself still wanting to create fun and whimsical jewelry every once in a while. On that note, let me present my latest silly creation…the fairy dust necklace! Here is what you will need: small glass vial (I found mine here) glitter eye hook necklace chain jump ring (if necessary) Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. All in all this is a very inexpensive project that makes a great looking gift! UPDATE: Click on over for all new colors perfect for spring and summer!
DIY Animal BookendI have been dying to make a plastic animal bookend. The kids love books so we are always in need of bookends around here. I first saw this idea from Cassie over at Hi Sugarplum, and have since seen it done several different ways on Pinterest. (If you have done this yourself or have seen a favorite version online feel free to link it below!) Here’s my cute little hippo before. And after a little spray paint and a piece of scrap wood: I used a high-gloss paint and unfortunately the paint bubbled up. The funny thing is, my kids will still play with it like it’s a toy. Hmm.Gracie's Graffiti Jeans--A TutorialI am loving all the printed jeans I’ve seen lately…and I really wanted to make some for Grace. So this week when I was out and about I bought a really inexpensive pair of jeans and a bleach pen and went to work. There are several ideas that I wanted to try that involve bleach but I started with graffiti. Actually the idea was originally to make one of the leg panels look like the subway art that is everywhere but then I decided—it is everywhere—it doesn’t need to be on Gracie’s pants as well. SO I went with a more graffiti style panel instead. The first thing I did was trace the shape of one of the legs onto some brown paper that I had. Next I started drawing out Grace’s name and two of her favorite things (hearts and polka dots) all over it. (Sorry I didn’t do it in a super clever way…I’m just old fashioned like that…a pencil and winging it…which means if I can do it you can do it to.) After I had everything all drawn out I took my bleach pen and traced over the lines. #1. #2. #3. #4.
DIY tutorial: sand art terrariums » kellybuttonafter researching and finding out there were different kind of terrariums i could make i read about the sand terrariums. they look best with a cactus inside to create a sort of desert-y feel! i loved the look of it and made me think of making sand art as a little kid. i was inspired! i had SO much fun with this project. it’s super easy to do.. you just need some supplies that most likely aren’t laying around the house. i found everything i needed at michael’s (minus the plants!) i bought my adorable plants as redenta’s garden in lakewood. they’ve got a beautiful selection and the prices aren’t bad! there’s really no technique to this except to keep the sand from mixing with other colors (if that’s the look you’re going for). it’s a good idea to buy an ugly color sand you don’t care about to use as a filler. there was no way i was going to waste my hot pink sand in the middle where you couldn’t see it! here’s what i did with the succulent and leftover sand.
50 Creative Ways to Repurpose, Reuse and Upcycle Old ThingsIf you’re like me, you probably have a lot of old stuff just lying around your house. It’s not doing anything but taking up space, but you’re either too busy (or lazy), sentimental or just have more important things to deal with. Well if you’re looking for a little inspiration or a new DIY project, here are 50 creative ways to repurpose, reues and upcycle old things. There’s a pretty broad range in this list but hopefully a handful jump out and spark an idea for you and your home! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends: