Origami Stars Door Curtain DIY Door curtains. Curtains for the door. "Doors need curtains?" Door curtains are one of those things that's hard to get used to at first, but once used to, hard to live again without. Do I have u sold yet? 5. 6. And ta-da! flax & twine: Day 3: Sparkle Headbands - a diy headband tutorial Theses headbands I want to keep for myself. Really, I can’t decide which I like better the beads or the rhinestones. I know Allie won’t want to take them off. Who doesn’t love the idea of diamonds glittering in your hair? Really you can do this technique with most trimmed beads. I fell in love with the idea of the rhinestones after seeing Green Eyed Monster’s Rhinstone bangles - love these. Material: Plastic headband DMC Pearl Cotton Embroidery Thread Approx. 18″ of beaded trim with attachments in between each stone or bead (rhinestones, crystal beads, etc) Craft glue or hot glue gun Time: 1 hour Attach beginning of floss to inside of headband with craft glue or hot glue gun. Wrap floss around headband beginning at one end. You can wrap a number of times (5-7) quickly and then push strands together snugly, careful not to overlap the strands. When you get to the teeth, decide the maximum number of times you can wrap between each tooth and do that consistently through the toothed portion.
DIY Wreath Ideas - Holiday Wreath Making Ideas Bark is the key to these autumn "leaves." Contributing editor Andrea Greco fashioned this ring of everlasting foliage from birch. To follow her lead, you'll need twenty-four 6 3/4"W x 20 1/2"L sheets of birch bark, a 20-inch-diameter foam wreath form, and 45 small wooden cubes to act as risers (birch sheets, $9.99 for six; save-on-crafts.com. Wreath form, $11.32; floralsupplier.com. Wooden cubes, $2.29 for 49; 5/8"; createforless.com). First, print and cut out our oak- and maple-leaf templates. DIY Jeffrey Campbell Shoes DIY Fashion and Craft Tutorials | Stars for StreetlightsStars for Streetlights A while back I saw this post on Outsapop and I've been searching for a pair of shoes to use! I finally found a pair at Urban Outfitters for 10$ on clearance and I went out and got some thumbtacks. (600 of them!) Inspired by: Jeffrey Campbell's "Tick" via Lori's Shoes Apparently it is super difficult to find fabric paint in NYC so I had to order some online. Before-- I also used the Craft Glue I received from Eclectic Products. :) Here's a link to my tutorial!
Faceted Pendant Lights – The Large Sphere Inspiration really can come from anywhere. Sometimes I will see an odd product at a hardware store and just know, that could be a light. Sometimes I see a fully formed light idea and just know I have to try it for myself. That’s what happened with this project. I may not have been posting over the last three months, but I certainly have been creating. Well, the first time I had a spare moment I sat down and just knew I had to try this. For paper I used simple white printer paper, but I am kind of interested in trying one out of newspaper or some similar printed paper. I love this big light, its approximately 18 inches across (I used a 16 inch lantern) and it really makes a fantastic statement piece. More fortune teller obsession to come, but I figured I’d ease back into these posts and not cram too many projects into too few posts. So with that I leave you to have a very Happy September, and good luck to anyone out there starting school! Ciao, Allison Like this: Like Loading...
The Knotted Headband Tutorial My husband came home one day with a headband he had found in a parking lot (I know...sooo sanitary) and said "I bet you could make one of these" so I did...because I'm all for stealing awesome ideas. Difficulty: Medium Time: 30 minutes Cost: Under $10 Fun-ness: Why would I do a boring project? Materials: Yarn (100% cotton for a crisp look, acrylic for a softer look) Size H or J hook Ribbon (approximately 1/2 inch wide) Hot Glue Gun Directions Step 1: Creating the Chains And that's it! So wear your headband with pride! Love the headband, but don't want to make it yourself?
DIY: How to Make Flower Crowns Flower crowns have been taking the world (and our Pinterest feeds) by storm recently. Whether it’s a music festival, a wedding or just an afternoon out with your besties, flower crowns seem to be the go-to accessory nowadays, and we are pretty happy about it. There’s something whimsical and oh-so-girly about flower crowns. So when we got together for our last LC.com photoshoot we knew we wanted to put together a how-to on the topic. Luckily for us, our editor-in-chief Lauren has quite the knack for building these beautiful crowns (what can’t she do, right?!). With Lauren at the helm, we sat down for a flower crown building session. Not bad, right? Supplies: floral wire (we used this one)floral tape (you can buy some here)floral wire cuttersgreeneryflowers (real of faux, your choice!) For our flowers we used Lauren’s garden roses, dahlias and an assortment of other beautiful blooms. How gorgeous is this dahlia from Lauren’s garden? Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. XO Team LC
The Braidy Bunch Braids, braids, braids we do adore! *knocks of the third person bit* As you know, well some people know I used do hair quite a bit in fact I was all about the braiding and plaiting, and almost got my own Toni and Guy salon but that is a lifetime ago. One day over a slice of tea and cake I might tell you about that epoch in the life and times of Amma. But, after talking to a friend about the possibility of teaching braiding overseas for a short stint – it made me go a little bit braid nostalgic. Top to bottom: Maiden braid via a beautiful mess, Hair Romance 30 styles in thirty days (ebook available for download $9.95), Anais Poilot by Sylvie Malfray, Afro Mohawk, Mohawk Dreadlocks, and videoooooooos!!! Videos: 3 braid tutorials for Braids/Dreads Wedding Stylee, Braided Mohawk, About the author I'm the big kahuna with the whole shebang.
DIY: Tuxedo Jacket with Tails I've always found fashion inspiration in non-traditional places — I rarely buy anything I see in a magazine because I prefer the look and feel of street style or the quirky taste of fashion bloggers. For some reason, I also am a huge fan of airport fashion. (Minus all the velour sweatpants.) About a month ago, I was in the airport, exhausted, and I looked up to see this über chic girl standing in front of me wearing a tuxedo blazer with tails. The only non-costume women's blazer with tails I could find was this Elizabeth and James jacket. To make a Tuxedo Blazer you need: Blazer (I got mine at a thrift store.) Step 1: First you need to put your blazer on and mark off how far you want it to be cropped. Step 2: At the bottom of your blazer you need to take a seam ripper or scissors and carefully make a hole at the base of your jacket. Step 3: After you've got it flipped, find the open seams where you cut the fabric to crop the jacket. PS.
Faceted Paper Lamp Do you remember making folded paper fortune tellers when you were in grade school? They were quite the fad for a while, and my pals and I had a lot of fun inventing fortunes to write inside each little point. Now... an example of fortune tellers all grown up! Allison Patrick covered a simple paper lantern with the cootie catchers (as they are also called, ick and ha!) If folding zillions of the eye-catching triangles doesn't sound like a good time to you, Allison sells the lamp in her Etsy shop, Zipper 8 Lighting.