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When I was engaged, my sister gave me the best no-snag hair ties. They were awesome, but there’s only so long a married girl can rock fabric hair bands that say “I do” and “bride to be.” In search of post-nuptial hair bands, I found that they are quite expensive. Anthropologie has adorable color combinations, but they are $12 for 5 bands. I just couldn’t pull the trigger. 80 hair bands! Now the question is: what the hell am I supposed to do with eighty hair bands? Materials: stretch elastic (I purchased mine here) (I used 5/8″ elastic on the glitter and “fold over” elastic for the rest) Instructions: Measure elastic equivalent to wrap around the circumference of your wrist, leaving an extra inch on each side Cut the elastic (a sharp scissor is best to avoid fray; cut on a slight angle)Hold the two ends of the elastic together and wrap them around one finger. *Clarification required: By purple hazing, I just mean rocking out. ** Not going to make them? *** Are you a fellow Blogger?

DIY – vintage buttons necklace « Born in 82 – Fashion and Creativity Blog I am very proud of the project I propose today. A beautiful necklace made from old vintage buttons, a little ‘recovered in antique markets and some stolen from my mother. Here’s what you need: Sono molto orgogliosa del progetto che vi propongo oggi. Una bellissima collana fatta da vecchi bottoni vintage, un po’ recuperati ai mercatini dell’antiquariato ed un pò rubati alla mamma. First you need to put the buttons on the cloth looking for the composition of your choice. Per prima cosa dovete disporre i bottoni sul panno cercando la composizione che preferite. Be careful not to show too much glue, I was not very accurate and I spent a lot ‘to clean up the excess. State attento a non far vedere troppo la colla, io non sono stata precisissima ed ho passato un bel po’ a pulire quella in eccesso. Once the buttons are glued cut the cloth so that you do not see the border.The project is almost finished, it will be enough to sew the chain and the necklace is finished! You may also like:

DIY Snag Free Hair Ties | Simple Medicine I have really, really, really thick hair. I love it, but most hair ties do not. My eternal battle has been deciding between a hair tie that is so tight it makes my head hurt and rips out my hair or one that isn’t tight enough and won’t properly hold my hair up. The ideal hair tie would be able to wrap around a pony tail 3 to 4 times without snagging my hair; be able to manage a swingy ponytail or a messy bun; and be brightly colored and cute on my wrist. Is that too much to ask? Supplies: Fold over Elastic – I purchased mine from Elastic by the Yard on EtsyFabric Scissors Instructions: Measure a length of elastic equivalent to circumference of your wristAdd some wiggle room to that measurement, then cut your elasticHold the two ends together and wrap them around one finger. How easy was that? Added Bonus: they as cute as the ones sold at Anthropologie! Let’s get some sun! Like this: Like Loading...

Curb Chain Ring While browsing important web sites the other day, I stumbled upon some pictures of Gwen Stefani and fell in love with a curb chain ring she had on. Long story short I decided to make my own version and recycle some broken rings while at it. Inspiration My DIY version Now, if you can handle a torch and silver you can make a similar version with silver curb chain and some solder. If not then this is a much better way for you to create this style. You will need: - plain rings (I used some broken adjustable rings I had laying around) - curb chain (best if the width is the same or larger than the rings) - E6000 glue - pliers - toothpick and an old ring box cushion or a piece of styrofoam You can use brand new or recycle old rings. Start by wearing the ring you will use. Continue by placing your ring on a piece of styrofoam or an old ring box cushion to keep it stable while working on it. Apply a little amount of glue on the toothpick and spread it along the top of the ring. Mix it up and enjoy! xoxo

Wholesale Fold Over Elastic - Printed Glitter Print Your search for wholesale fold over elastic by the yard is over! We have a wide variety of both elastic and fold over elastic. Varieties include lace in both a 1 inch width and 2 inch width, printed elastic such as animal prints, stripes, polka dot and damask, fold over elastic in numerous colors, glitter elastic in 3/8th and 5/8th inch, velvet in 3/8th and 5/8th inch, and the very popular chevron. If you're looking for any type of fold over elastic, we have it. Mix and match our wholesale elastic with our wide assortment of flowers, feather and buttons. The options and combinations of our elastic colors are endless as we currently have a variety of over 65 colors in stock in our 5/8th inch elastic with many of those same colors in our 1/8th inch elastic, our 3/8th inch elastic, and glitter elastic. Our wholesale prices allow you to buy just what you need because we sell our elastic by the yard and our lace in 5 yard increments.

Tea with a twist « Kate's Creative Space Sometimes the simplest projects are the most fun, and these are certainly simple. When we have people to dinner, the evening inevitably draws to a close with coffee – for the hardened souls who can sleep despite any amount of caffeine – and herbal teas, for those of a healthier disposition. I have a range of lovely different fruit and herbal teas, but all are pretty uninspiring to look at, especially when served bag-in… so here’s a way of pimping your teabags to raise a smile! Lovebird tea? These neon rubber beads are a good accompaniment to zingy fruit teas… How about making a set of these to tie onto Christmas tea as a gift – I’ll be enlisting Harry to help with punching these and choosing the colours as a simple homemade gift for relatives later in the year. I used whatever I had to hand – it’s fun experimenting, and you don’t need a full ‘set’ of matching tags. Like this: Like Loading...

Elastic By The Yard by ElasticByTheYard Anthro Plucked Petals Necklace This colorful necklace caught my eye. The little petals reminded me of paint chips; and guess what? I had a bunch of unused ones laying around. Instant DIY.This is a great tutorial that uses a recycled product, the paint chips; don't throw everything away! You can make great stuff with things you'd throw in the trash! You can make this in any color combination you want. You can also use gold or silver wire, to customize the look! A definite statement necklace! Make multiples in different colors to go with every outfit! Step 1: Gather materials. Step 2: Cut your petals. Trace your template on your paint chip underside, and then cut. Step 3: Take your wire, cut about 4". Let dry, then use jumprings to attach petals to wire holder. Add your chain to the ends of your wire pendant, attaching with more jumprings. Finished! A wide array of cool colors! All photos and instructions copyright Allison Cooling for Quiet Lion Creations. If you share/use/post this tutorial, please link back to me.

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!

Christine Chitnis: Pretty Pots This might be my favorite craft so far, and I got the idea after seeing one too many beautifully patterned pots that were just out of my price range! Nothing a little Mod Podge and pretty fabric can’t fix! The total cost of this project was about $3 a pot. Materials:Terracotta potsMod PodgeBrushFabric This works better in description form, rather than step-by-step: Start by cutting a length of fabric that will wrap once around your pot. I would avoid using these pots outside, because if they get wet, the glue will most likely wash off! ***I picked a new winner for the INDIA Giveaway *** The new winner is: Please email me so that I can send you your gift!! Like this: Like Loading...