31 posts tagged how to
Pulling off vintage clothing is one of those tricky things that some people just seem to effortlessly do whereas some others look like they got stuck in a time warp! AP&AS has some great pointers on how to fit vintage clothing into your everyday wardrobe without looking like a crazy person!
When I was younger I took lino printing classes and it was incredibly fun. i think it’s the fact that you create something right from scratch - creating your own design, carving it and printing it, it’s so rewarding. And carving is so fun! And really, as long as you can trace a design and create an image with negative/positive areas you can turn it into a stamp!
I’ve always been jealous of those fashion girls who know how to perfectly put together their outfits. Whenever I try to layer I just end up looking like I went crazy and put on all my clothes at once! This is a great guide on how to do it so you look stylish and not crazy - I love that sparkly skirt with the jacket & boots, it really dresses down a usually fancy skirt!
How To Decorate A Dotty Cake | Manhattan Craft Room by Brett Bara
My niece’s birthday is a fortnight away, and even though she’s having a party on Sunday, her birthday is on Saturday so I really want to make her a special cake for her. I love traditions, and I think making this fr her birthday each year would be lovely - I could even make the dots in different colours! But I quite like the pastel colours in this one. I will have to practice doing dots before attempting a whole cake - unfortunately I’ll have to make quite a few cupcakes to be able to do that!
How To Make Paper Pencils | Scissors Paper Wok
What a fun craft! I always prefer using pencils over pens. I have tons of scrap paper I’ve been hesitant to use because it’s too pretty! Though if you’re planning on making your own, the thinner the paper the better so it will roll.
Be-Jeweled | The Beauty Department
Now back in the day young ladies went to deportment classes and learnt all the important things in life like what fork to use and how to walk with a book on your head (er, I think, I’m not positive on that…) I wish they had these style of classes around still, but instead they would teach you how to do an awesome winged eyeliner, how to walk in high heels, how to get cooking oil out of your favourite hoodie and such. Maybe I should start those. Anyway, I love the Beauty Department for giving me some tips on style, including this great guide on what earrings to wear with which hairstyle. Some people will find this vapid, but I think not getting your hair stuck in your favourite chandelier earrings is quite important. Not speaking from experience of course.
Scarf How To | Samantha Hahn
Samantha Hahn is one of my favourite illustrators. Her gorgeous designs combine digital media, ink and watercolour. I was having a trawl through her portfolio and found her ‘how to’ section with illustrations she’s done for different companies and magazines. I particularly like these two scarf how-to illustrations she’s done. Click on the pic to see more!
How To Style A Hair Bow | A Beautiful Mess
This is like a more tame Lady Gaga! There’s something I really dig about this hair bow, probably that I could actually do this with my hair! If you’re not really sure you could pull it off, this would be super sweet on a little girl too.
How To Style Mod Eyeliner | A Beautiful Mess
This gorgeous eyeliner is inspired by Twiggy, and it’s inspiring me to finally try using eyeliner! I was just saying the other day that I love winged eyeliner but scared that I’m going to mess it up, but I’m going to be brave and have a go!
How To Style A Fishtail Braid | A Beautiful Mess
I think I’ve almost mastered the fishtail braid, which I’m pretty proud of because I’m usually pretty un-coordinated when it comes to styling my hair. I love the pretty yarn braided through this, though I would be slightly worried that it would get knotted in my hair forever and I’d have to cut it all out. What can I say, I’m a worrier. If you have blonde hair you could easily just streak some coloured bits through instead of the yarn, but I like the texture the yarn gives to this style. It’s up to you y’all!
How To Block Print Fabric | Prudent Baby
If you’ve never tried lino printing before, I implore you to. It’s incredibly fun and being able to print your own fabric is really rewarding (especially when people say ‘ooh, I love that fabric’ and you get to say ‘oh yeah, I made it’) You can get most of these items either from eBay or I know that in Australia you can get them from Eckersleys. Click through to the site to find out more and learn about how to block print and you’ll never look back!
Hair Donut How-To | Opening Ceremony
It might sound crazy but this gorgeous bun has a hidden secret - a sock! I didn’t know about this way of doing hair until the lovely devonelizabe told me about it. You simply cut up an old sock, roll it into a ‘donut’ shape and wrap the hair around it. I’m pretty sure even I couldn’t screw it up. Um. Yeah…
How To Clean Your Dress Jewelry | Idle Wife
I have a lot of dress jewelry from my favourite store in the world, Lovisa! I have and will continue to, spend a lot of money in that store. If you live in Australia and haven’t been there yet, then why not?! I love their style and I always get complimented on the pieces I wear. But even though they’re not super expensive I want to keep them looking good, and this is a great way to keep them clean on the cheap!
DIY Body Scrub | Martha Stewart
There are a million body scrub recipes out there (of which I will share more of later!) but to get you started with at home body products we turn to Martha to get a good basic recipe. Body scrub is like one of those products that you always buy as a treat for yourself but it’s really a necessary item to keep you looking fresh. Especially after Winter when you wrap yourself up in a million layers! Plus, Martha has generously provided printable labels for your scrubs so the look super professional. Sigh, ta Martha!