Dagger Earring Studs | Minted Strawberry
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!
Boho Boot Straps | Bohomia
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!
Studded Chalk Paint Pumpkins | Cuckoo 4 Design
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!
Cat Purse | Lucille Michieli
This year I decided to start learning French, so I know that ‘Pochette Kitty’ means Kitty Purse. Progress! I’m keen to make this adorable purse for my niece who is a very stylish young lady and loves cats as much as I do, and is in her ‘accessorizing’ phase! Lucille has some amazing DIYs so if you head over to check this out make sure you see her other projects & art too.
Beaded Necklace | Design*Sponge
I really like the sweet pastel shades of this Sculpey bead necklace combined with the shades of grey. Girly, but not too girly! Sculpey is so easy to craft with and once you get started you’ll find so many things you can make with it. Pro tip though - don’t put your beads in the oven and then forget about them like I did, it does not end well for your beads or oven tray!
Y’all didn’t think I’d forgotten about Sunday Night Playlist did you!? Here’s a sweet Summer playlist filled with songs by some of my favourite honey voiced ladies. When is Lianne La Havas bringing out a new album?! Oh well, I’ll just have to make do with her amazing cover of ‘Twice’ by Little Dragon! Enjoy!
Here is the playlist!
Twice | Lianne La Havas
Somebody’s Talking | The Preatures
Giving Up | HAERTS
Unbound | Cathedrals
Stay Low | Ryn Weaver
Caught | Eliza Hull
Wasted Pilots | Airling
Tough Love | Jessie Ware
Stitched Tee | Wild Olive
Everyone has one - a super comfy, much worn and loved tee that has seen better days. But don’t give up on it yet! Give it new life and a bit of pizazz with some simple stitching and a few snips! If you don’t want to free hand your stitching, get yourself an air dry or washable marker from your local craft store to draw your design first.
Geranium Pink Sea Salt Scrub | Freut Cake
DIY scrubs are one of the easiest beauty products to make. They generally require only a few products (which are generally quite cheap) and depending on the ingredients used, will give your skin some lovin’. Not only does geranium oil smell incredible, it’s also great for insomnia and promoting emotional stability. So if you have trouble sleeping, try starting a routine of a warm bath before bed, scrubbing down with this lovely salt mix before climbing in to bed!
Sculpey Ring Holders | Brit + Co
I like pretty things (as demonstrated throughout my blog!) but what I like even more are pretty things with purpose. These sculpey ring holders are open to so much customization and when not in use are perfect little pieces of art for your room. If you’re into minimalism go for plain white with a gold stripe, or for something on trend go for the marbling look as seen in the middle. These would make a perfect Christmas gift too (it’s never too early to start making presents!)
Lace Tambourine | Honestly WTF
This might be one of the sweetest wedding DIYs I’ve ever seen! If you’re looking for something a little different to bubbles, rose petals or vuvuzelas for people to use as you exit the church, these are a fun and pretty alternative. And even better, easy to make. If lace isn’t your thing then go for a colourful fabric (you could even monogram your fabric with your initials!). If you don’t want to make a ton, have some other options available such as ribbon sticks for a super fun festive vibe!
Fruit Wedges | P.S. I Made This
It was 24 degrees Celsius the other day and I was pretty sure I was going to melt. Of course, I was wearing trackies and a jumper but regardless, it made me realise that Summer is very close! So it seemed only appropriate to share these fruit wedges that make me think of 50’s starlets lounging by the pool, fruity cocktails with paper umbrellas and the fact that I really need to get a manicure. Which fruit will you choose? (I’m all about those pineapple wedges witthe pom pom!)
Scissors + Thread turned 4 today!
If Tumblr hadn’t sent me a reminder, I never would have remembered! I can’t believe my little blog is 4 years old. Thank you to everyone who has followed me from the very beginning through to everyone who just started following yesterday! I have truly amazing followers who are kind and lovely. I have over 50 amazingly beautiful inbox messages to prove it! Here’s to another four years of DIY goodness!
p.s. please make sure you have a slice if cake and make something crafty in lieu of gifts ;-)
Personalised Iron On Tshirt | The Pink Samurai
Plain tshirts are so cheap these days that I can’t resist buying a few with the plan to decorate them. But inspiration hadn’t hit until I saw this post by the Pink Samurai. There aren’t any Summer Camps where I live so I never got one of those cool tshirts, but that doesn’t mean I can’t re-create one myself! And iron on letters are so easy to use, this is a great project for even the most novice DIYer!
Leather Bow Bracelet | A Pair & A Spare
Isn’t it funny how tastes change and yet stay the same?! When i was younger, i would have loved everything about this bracelet except for the fact that it had a gold bow. I related gold to old ladies! Now I prefer gold to silver. But regardless of whether you like gold or silver, this pretty bracelet is still a great way to add a bit of sparkle to your outfit. If you’re not in to using leather, faux leather will give you the exact same look. Even better, this bracelet will go with so many outfits!
Pom Pom Table Runner | Haberdashery Fun
If I could choose any store from America to come to Australia, it would be Anthropologie Not the clothes mind you, but the homewares! I can’t tell you how hard it is for me to find A) Pretty tablecloths for my round dining table and B) Pretty table runners. Please note, this may be something to do with living in Adelaide! I don’t think I’m going to attempt tablecloths but when I saw this table runner I thought: I can sew a straight line, and I love pom poms - sold! Do you know what I thought this might be nice for as well? A throw for the end of your bed for a bit of colour and fun. Though to be honest, I would pom pom my whole house if I could. Now if someone can send me some round Anthropologie tablecloths I would be very appreciative xxoo