552 posts tagged fashiondiys
I love the look of earthy, handmade jewelry. When I save up some money I plan on getting this ring. Sigh. But as you can see, it’s quite expensive! Though these rings don’t have a big ol’ jewel on the top, I still love this DIY because it’s so simple and cheap to make but still has the look.
I know it’s only July but I’m already thinking about Christmas presents! I’m keen to DIY more gifts this year - last year fell in a big heap - and this beaded necklace would be absolutely perfect for my sister. She saw some very similar ones at some markets that were around $80, but I think i could make her about six for that much (though I might have to keep one for myself)
Summer Sandals 2 Ways
If your favourite sandals are looking a little worse for wear, then get out your craft box and get to decorating! These two options are high impact but easy to create. My So Called Crafty Life uses fabric flowers and Live It Love It Make It made some bright neon tassels. Click on the links below for more info!
I would never have thought to use iron on transfers on a pair of Vans - but they look amazing! The perfect ‘Summer shoes’ to slip on and get going in. As soon as I saw these I had the perfect floral images in mind to make my own pair, but all you need to do is either google image search ‘floral pattern’ or have a search on Pinterest.
Do your kicks need a makeover? Is your outfit never complete without a bit of animal print? Well head on over to Studs & Pearls for this easy and fun DIY to create your own pair of leopard laces (and also find out about those awesome BANGS sneakers and the great cause behind them!)
One thing I love buying from op-shops is hand embroidered table cloths. When you think about how long it must have taken someone to embroider a whole table cloth - wow! So I feel like I’m saving something quite special. This gorgeous collar won’t take you as long to stitch as a table cloth, but it will be just as special. There’s a free template with the pattern to follow for the hand stitching - just make sure you do your stitching before you sew together your collar!
Pineapples are everywhere - skirts, shirts, shoes, pillows, wall art, fruit bowls. The spiky fruit is fun, tangy and makes me think of hot Summer days. If you’re into tart treat as much as me, this sparkly pouch will be right up your alley. Perfect for keeping makeup in check, a pretty pencil case or even to store your ipad in!
Though I don’t like eating marmalade, I love the word. It makes me feel warm and happy! So of course I’m loving this marmalade bracelet - especially as the colours are reminiscent of the preserve. If you’ve attempted to braid on chain before and failed (as have I!) then this tutorial goes in to detail on how to accomplish it easily.
Being a plus sized lady means that fashion can be incredibly limited. The tshirt selection is abismal. So either you wear a plain tshirt or you get crafty dammit! I absolutely love this beaded sleeve DIY - it’s simple yet bright and colourful. You can follow this design or make your own - then get to sewing and creating your own beaded masterpiece!
Wander & Hunt is the DIY kit & supply shop from A Pair & A Spare, and it’s amazing! Not only can you get some great craft items like rhinestones, studs, fabric and chains, but amazing kits to make some truly stunning fashion pieces. This has to be my favourite kit so far - a ‘perfume bottle’ clutch that you can customise however you want with the included lace, flat pearls and tassels. What an amazing present for a fashionista/crafty/perfume obsessed friend! The kit isn’t cheap, but you get free shipping (awesome!). Make sure you check out the rest of the craft kits such as this gorgeous jewelled belt, rhinestone ear cuff or ombre tassel necklace.
I know these shoes are not everyone’s style, but chunky sport sandals are everywhere right now - even Prada has a pair! But I really love the spiky embellishment that Maegan has sewn on them, and it would be easy to use on any fabric shoe. And don’t worry - though it looks dangerous, the spikes are plastic so you’re not going to end up with an injury!
There is nothing like an easy, cool, soft & comfy dress that you can chuck on in Summer. This tshirt dress ticks all those boxes! It’s created from a tshirt and elastic, and Melly has some great tips on sewing with elastic (at the waist) if you’ve never attempted before.
Sunglasses are one of the easiest things to customise, and for something you wear everyday, you want them to be perfectly suited to you! Using pretty beads and a bit of super glue, you can turn your shades into a one of a kind piece. Work out the pattern you want on a piece of paper or on your computer before you start or check Pinterest for designs to get inspired!
If you like tassels as much as me, you will be as ga-ga over this bag as me! Funnily enough my mum recently bought a straw bag from an op shop that could use some TLC - perfect for this project! If you’re not keen on making your own tassels (though DIYing them means you can use any colour you can think of!) you can get them in bulk on eBay and etsy.
To celebrate her book launch, Tilly & The Buttons is sharing one of the projects from her book on her blog - the very 60’s Brigitte head scarf! This is a very simple sewing project which is embellished along the edge with one of the decorative stitches in your machine. And if you’re wondering how to style your new scarf, Tilly has created a Pinterest board with lots of inspiration!