97 posts tagged accessories
Sometimes a soft and delicate outfit needs a soft and delicate accessory. And you can’t get any softer than lace! Combined with a delicate gold chain and you’ve got the perfect accessory for all those sweet Summer dresses.
I’m hoping to go on a cruise at the end of the year, and doesn’t this scarf look perfect for relaxing on a deck, sipping…. diet coke…. and reading a magazine?! Actually it would be perfect for any kind of travel - gorgeous enough to dress up a tshirt and jeans and great to wrap around you when the flight temperature reaches below zero. If you don’t want to make a scarf from scratch, use one you already have and get fringe to match it. I Spy DIY does it again!
There are so many gorgeous and dramatic necklaces in the stores right now, and they deserve a gorgeous and dramatic place to be hung when they’re not around your neck! I also really like that necklace… off to buy some yellow beads!
Key rings are so fun to make, mainly because you can make a ton of them at once - great to use as decoration as gifts or to have on hand as little thank you gifts. This project is grat because not only is it cheap, but you can customise it in any colour with any kind of charm. Personally I recently bought a ton of charms on eBay for about $5, and will be using them - but you can get yours from etsy or your local craft store.
Raise your hand if you bought a name plat necklace after Carrie wore on in Sex & The City! Yep, min is up too. They might not be super popular anymore, but I still love mine and would love to make some for friends and family. It’s a sweet personalised gift and doesn’t it look great with the little bow too? The trick for this project as Born in 82 says is to draw your design first then use that as a guide for bending your wire - and some patience!
Is the galaxy print cool anymore? Do kids still say that? Cool? Well I don’t care cos I still love it. And the DIY version is so easy and fun to make. The best part is, each version is going to be different and you don’t have to be artistic to do it - it’s a galaxy, none are perfect as we all know! Plus - great last minute Christmas presents!
I saw a packet of nail decals today and thought - hmmm, am I too old to wear these?! After some thought I decided I probably was and so I passed. But this DIY is so clever and simple that I think I need to go back tomorrow and buy them to decorate my sunnies!
Today was the first real ‘Spring’ day in Adelaide- 29 degrees! I’m honestly surprised I didn’t see people walking around in shorts and tshirts. People in Adelaide have a habit of taking advantage of such beautiful weather as much as possible! And strolling around the shops you can see the colour of Summer coming through - pastels, neons and so much lace. This pretty little clutch would fit right in with those colours and textures. Perfect for nights out and even more perfect for all the Weddings and Engagement parties that seem to be popping up everywhere!
These are so easy to make that you’ll be able to create one even if you don’t have a sewing machine! And it’s so much nicer to offer someone a tissue from a sweet little holder like this rather than a weird scrunched up ball from your bag!
I love adding bits and pieces to my bag. I like making it unique and different especially when I buy from chain stores. I’ve already wrapped the handles with a pretty scarf and now I’m wanting to make a million of these tassel charms to add to it too! Maybe I’ll need to make a couple more for Chrissy presents too…
I wish I could meet the Honestly WTF girls, they are so creative and inspiring! Here they bring yet another gorgeous DIY with this woven chain collar necklace. Using thread and chain, they go through the steps of how to knot each chain together to create a thick collar. Even if you can’t find/afford the diamante chain (it’s very expensive!) it still looks amazing, especially with the coloured thread.
Wrap Charm Watch | Flamingo Toes
I usually don’t like to post tutorials that require you to buy a lot of new tools (this one requires a hole punch and rivet set) but this is so cool that maybe you can use them for other projects too! My sister fell in love with a watch very similar to this… that was $300! That kind of money on a watch is crazy (in my opinion!) If you’re wanting to make this for someone, try eBay for an empty watch box to present it in. It looks professional and makes it much easier to wrap!
Gold Leather Hairpin | My Little Fabric
We’ve missed out on quite a few Quick Saturday Crafts, so here is one for Sunday night! Decorating hairpins is so easy and so much fun to wear when they look like this. Geometric shapes are everywhere at the moment but I seem to see them only in neon so this sweet pale pink/gold combo is really pretty. Of course you can make them in any colour you want - great to use up scraps of fabric you have left over!
Pony Tail Holder Necklace | Madigan Made
Here’s another re-fashion of an everyday item into something fabulous! MM actually sanded some of the plastic balls to create a matte effect with the shiny plastic. A really pretty, neutral necklace that only costs a few dollars to make!
Flower Headband | Girls Raised By Wolves
I made a ton of these flowers a while ago with the intention of making some brooches and then… well, I probably just got interested in another craft to be honest, and they are now in the craft room… craft purgatory! I see a lot of flowery brooches now so I think I would love to make something like this instead. This would look great with a mix of floral patterned flowers and plain. Perfect Summer wear!