Neoprene is the stuff that they make wetsuits out of - and it’s all over the runway right now! One of the nice things about this fabric is that you don’t have to hem it (and it’s stretchy!). AP&AS has more great tips on how to whip up this skirt and how to use neoprene fabric, so click on through!
Have you ever wanted to make your own painting but didn’t know where to start? Well this painting is the perfect place to start - it steps you through every single part of this piece, and it’s so easy that I reckon if you can hold a paintbrush you can recreate this! I love the retro flower look and you can use whatever colours you want. Paint it on paper, on a canvas or on your wall!
I bought some rope with the intention of making a few hanging planters (please see previous posts to hear about how this ended up) and now have a bevy of rope. I was thinking of making some jewelry, but didn’t want to look like a lost sailor. I love ombre so this is perfect - it adds colour but still gives you the neutral of the rope. You could even double dip this to get some more colour - if you have an outfit that you’ve had trouble accessorizing, this is the perfect solution.
I’ve got Lia’s site bookmarked for anytime I need to wrap a gift. Her colours and patterns are gorgeous and any person who I’ve gifted with her wrap have commented on it. This is one of my favourite colour combos - plum, navy and pumpkin.
I love this candle holder and the fact that IBC has shown them in two colour ways - black and gold and white and black. Black and gold is a big colour combo right now - you’ll be seeing it more and more in the stores. But there’s something classic and black and white. This would be great for a centrepiece for your table - like a modern candelabra!
This DIY isn’t for the faint of heart, but it’s so amazing I just had to share it! The lampshade is made with a kit, but you could update an old shade with the veneer which I think looks very modern (and I’m pretty sure I could make the shades without help!)
If you love Pinterest, then try the real life version with this huge pinboard! What an amazing feature for your office/bedroom. Use it to pin up your bills, notes, etc. or add photos and art that inspires you. I’m loving that monogram and stud feature too!
Pretty Little Sydney completed! I love the colours in this one, very earthy and warm. And now on to Pretty Little Amsterdam! #crossstitch #satsumastreet #prettylittlesydney
Here’s another clever earring DIY for you guys, this time featuring metal pieces cut from….soda cans! How clever is that?! Some people’s creativity amazes me. I love combination of resin and metal, and these would go with so many different outfits (gotta love that!)
A while ago you might remember that I DIYed my bathroom wall with stickers. It didn’t end well - the humidity made them fall off constantly even though they were meant to be akin to vinyl stickers. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted! But my wall is now plain and sad and needs something! After a bit of pinterest-ing I came across this super easy DIY by the amazing Vintage Revivals blog. I’m thinking of doing this with a white paint pen, but the black looks pretty cool too!
I’m not a big jeans wearer - my official uniform is dress, cardigan & leggings. But after seeing this DIY I’m thinking I might need to sew up a pair of leather cuff jeans to add to my routine! If you’re going to make yourself a pair, then make sure you have a heavy duty needle in your machine so you don’t end up with a broken needle.
I’ve finally gotten round to decorating my bedroom after putting my wallpaper up last year! I really want a bench for the end of my bed but all the ones I like are, of course, insanely expensive! I love the hairpin legs on this bench and the fact that it’s so easy to make. You will need a few power tools if you want to make this (well, it will make it a lot easier and quicker if you do!) like a power saw and power sander. If you don’t need a bench, you could make it wider and use it as a coffee table too.
Lately I have seen some really clever earring DIYs using products that you’d find around your house, like these earrings made from popsicle sticks! You only need a few more supplies that you can find at your local craft store. Make a few pairs in different colours or a couple extra to give as gifts to friends!
This is such a cool DIY to dress up your boots with. Using ribbons, trim and studs, Bohomia shows you how to make these ‘straps’ that you hook up at the back. As someone who wears boots a lot and loves trim, this is my kind of DIY!
Is it too early to share pumpkin DIYs? Well I figure if they can start selling Christmas trees and ornaments in August then I can share Halloween DIYs in September! And these are some of the coolest pumpkins I’ve ever seen - that pink one in the middle is my favourite. And bonus - when your pumpkin is all sad and melty you can use the studs on another project!