2182 posts tagged diy
Though probably not great for those of us who use their purse as a mobile home, this acrylic clutch is on-trend and perfect for showing off your cute purse and phone case! Plus this would be super tough and would go with everything, the best kind of clutch!
If you want to celebrate the 4th of July with a bang that doesn’t involve fireworks, may I suggest this awesome pinata from Confetti Pop?! It’s almost too pretty to smash up, but if you do, I would fill it up with red, white and blue candy. Plus bonus - no burnt fingers!
Have You Heard Of? | Mod Melts & Mod Molds
OH MY GOSH! I haven’t been this excited about a new product since Covergirl lip stains! This new product from the makers of Mod Podge is basically a form of faux resin that is shaped like a long hot glue gun stick. You pop it in your gun and push it out, the mixture is melted by the high heat of the gun and comes out like liquid. Wait a couple of minutes and the embellishment sets hard, ready for you to paint with acrylics, nail polish, glitter, paper and mod podge… endless! There is also the Mod Molds that you can use (though if you don’t find anything you like, I’m sure you could check out etsy). You can use your new embellishments for tons of things - jewelry making, scrapbooking, decorating.. I’m sure you can think of more! If, like me, you’re about to do a search to work out where you can buy these online, hold up! The new products won’t be available until July. Gah! That’s too far away! Haha! If you want to know more, check out the video here. I seriously can’t wait to try these out!
I should have a new regular post called ‘can you work out how this was made?’! This tote bag is made of rope that is sew around and around in a circle. I imagine that once you start building up the sides of the bag it might get a little tricky, but you’ll end up with a super tough bag that’s perfect for groceries, clothes, library books, etc and that you can chuck in the machine to wash. If anyone attempts this I would love to know how it works out! (also this would look awesome using neon rope!)
I know what you might be thinking - why would I make pickles when I can just buy them from the store?! Well for one, you will know exactly what is going in these ones - no preservatives in these! Secondly, how cool is it to say to someone ‘would you like a homemade pickle? I made them. From scratch. In my home. Pickles’. Yes, they might start calling you ‘pickle girl’ and avoid you at parties, but I think it’s worth it. Plus (here’s my catchphrase!) they would make awesome gifts, especially for new home owners!
A Pair & A Spare will always be my favourite DIYer. Her projects are trend-driven but never tacky, are easy to create but not slap-dash. Each time I check her blog I’m always like - she’s done it again! Well she’s done it… again… with this very cute lace romper. Don’t stress about patterns, this tutorial uses a pair of shorts you already have to cut the legs and some ribbon to cinch in the waist (or you could use a belt). This would be a great beach cover up!
Take a queue from the big fashion brands this Summer and make yourself a wardrobe of sunglasses that you can mix & match with your favourite outfits! Pearl sunnies were big on the Chanel runways and are my favourite of the three - they would look great on a pair of cream framed glasses!
The other day when I was window shopping ASOS, I came across this gorgeous metallic & lace tshirt dress. Well unfortunately though I would love to own it, it’s a little out of my price range right now. Then a serendipitous event occured and I discovered this sequin skirt DIY! I’m not sure how easy it is to sew sequin fabric, but I’m willing to give it a try!
One thing I noticed a lot of when I was in America was that they love monograms! And I came to love monograms too! I’m not sure why - I think it’s because they add the ultimate personal touch. Plus I have a habit of losing things a lot so having my initials on them means I can at least attempt to get them back! Add your monogram to your handbag, your top, your camera strap…
One thing I love about DIY bloggers is that they take things I love, like big chunky rhinestones and give me creative ideas on how to use them. Chunky chain is in all the fashion stores at the moment, so this piece is also really on trend at the moment. There are also some links with the tutorial on where to find these giant rhinestones if you’re not lucky enough to find them in your local craft stores!
Though these boxes are meant to be for party favours (which is awesome in itself!) I think these little boxes would be fantastic to use as display jars, especially for kids rooms. Fill with crayons, pencils, etc. Or if you want to make them ‘grown up’ you could use gold, silver or bronze paint!
From first glance can you work out what the pink fringe of these earrings are made from? I thought it was ribbon - but no, it’s raffia! I’m obsessed with these sweet, boho-chic earrings! And even better, they’re quite simple to make. In pink, blue, purple, green…
I love bath salts, but honestly, I don’t enjoy a bath unless there are millions of bubbles! This DIY recipe is best of both worlds - an easy to use bath salt that gives you the bubbles you need. These would make a great gift - pop them in a mason jar and tie on mini scoop on with some pretty ribbon!
I’ve always been in love with Rifle, especially their floral artwork. So I fell in love with this Rifle inspired nail art by The Beauty Department! There are detailed step-by-step instructions for each flower style, plus a colour swatch of all the brands/colours they used in the tutorial. If you want to see more of the gorgeous Rifle wares, you can click here and for you Aussies, you can buy Rifle products from Lark (I really, really, really want a Rifle phone cover!)
There’s nothing I like better than spots! They’re super fun, and always make me feel good when I’m wearing them. These spotty jeans are so easy to create - all you need is a hole punch, some paint and a brush. If you want more ideas on decorating jeans, you should check out the archive, there are lots of them and they’re all easy!