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Spiked iPhone Case | I Spy DIY
Oh man, I really, really, really want those headphones! Well that’s not going to happen anytime soon, but I’m pretty keen on that case. I’ve been looking for a good studded case everywhere, but I think I’m going to have to make my own. The ones I’ve seen are either in those dodgy hard plastic cases that don’t protect the screen, or are a hideous colour (like the weird orange one I saw today!). Not to mention the ones that haven’t had the spikes attached properly so they fall off in your handbag! Making your own means you get the case that you want, the right sized studs and the colour you want (I’ve noticed a lack of silver studs - everything is gold or bronze at the moment!). Click through for the whole tutorial. And if you’re feeling generous, click through the link above and get me those headphones (I promise to love you forever!)

Spiked iPhone Case | I Spy DIY

Oh man, I really, really, really want those headphones! Well that’s not going to happen anytime soon, but I’m pretty keen on that case. I’ve been looking for a good studded case everywhere, but I think I’m going to have to make my own. The ones I’ve seen are either in those dodgy hard plastic cases that don’t protect the screen, or are a hideous colour (like the weird orange one I saw today!). Not to mention the ones that haven’t had the spikes attached properly so they fall off in your handbag! Making your own means you get the case that you want, the right sized studs and the colour you want (I’ve noticed a lack of silver studs - everything is gold or bronze at the moment!). Click through for the whole tutorial. And if you’re feeling generous, click through the link above and get me those headphones (I promise to love you forever!)

Studded Kitten Heels | I Spy DIY
OK, first of all - I love the combo of this skirt/jacket/heels. So soft and yet tough too! Second, there have been so many kick ass shoe DIYs out there right now. A few years ago kitten heels were my passion so I have many sitting in my cupboard collecting dust (for some reason I just can’t throw out shoes!) just begging for a studdly makeover!

Studded Kitten Heels | I Spy DIY

OK, first of all - I love the combo of this skirt/jacket/heels. So soft and yet tough too! Second, there have been so many kick ass shoe DIYs out there right now. A few years ago kitten heels were my passion so I have many sitting in my cupboard collecting dust (for some reason I just can’t throw out shoes!) just begging for a studdly makeover!

Fringe Scarf | I Spy DIY
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!

Fringe Scarf | I Spy DIY

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!

Inspiration to Reality: Embellished Sweater | I Spy DIY

I’ve spoken before about DIY blogs and their ability to pick up on trends before I see them in stores. I Spy DIY is one of my favourite blogs, and she is ahead of the pack when it comes to this! Right now Embellished Sweaters are everywhere. I’m pretty much in love with that jacket in the first picture, but the ISD version is also amazing. Did I mention the easiness of creating this… which means you can knock up a couple for each day of the week!

Fringe Scarf | I Spy DIY
Scarves are quite big in my office right now - you’ll find at least three people wearing one on any given day! I personally love them - they dress up an otherwise boring outfit in a snap and the heating/cooling in the office can go from 10 degrees to 30 in an hour so it’s great for maintaing comfort too! This fringe scarf is no sew - just heat bond, coordinating fringe and you’re done!

Fringe Scarf | I Spy DIY

Scarves are quite big in my office right now - you’ll find at least three people wearing one on any given day! I personally love them - they dress up an otherwise boring outfit in a snap and the heating/cooling in the office can go from 10 degrees to 30 in an hour so it’s great for maintaing comfort too! This fringe scarf is no sew - just heat bond, coordinating fringe and you’re done!

Chain Bracelet | I Spy DIY for Refinery 29
I’m pretty sure the knotting in this project is macrame - if someone knows please comment! Anyway, irregardless of what type of knotting this is, it’s adorable! If you don’t want to use suede or can’t find it, you could use thick cord, cotton thread, or even that plastic cord you made bracelets out of when you were a kid!

Chain Bracelet | I Spy DIY for Refinery 29

I’m pretty sure the knotting in this project is macrame - if someone knows please comment! Anyway, irregardless of what type of knotting this is, it’s adorable! If you don’t want to use suede or can’t find it, you could use thick cord, cotton thread, or even that plastic cord you made bracelets out of when you were a kid!

Jewellery DIYs

I’ve been making so many earrings, necklaces and bracelets lately I have been looking for inspiration everywhere for more ideas. So here’s a roundup of some of my favourite pieces. I particularly love the accordion necklace though it’s taken me a bit of practice to learn how to do the folding!

Top row:

Chain & Rhinestone Bracelet | I Spy DIY

Dainty Beaded Bracelet | papernstitch

Hinge Bracelet | Love Maegan

Second Row:

Accordian Strands Necklace | Yellow Blackbird

Mixed Media Bib Necklace | Chic Steals

Lace & Pearl Necklace | Flamingo Toes

Embellished Tee | I Spy DIY
There’s nothing better than a DIY that looks super chic but is super easy. If you want to make a similar top, MJ Trim is the go-to place for appliques. They have a massive range that will spice up any tee! I have bought a couple of plain tees that I’m planning on decorating this weekend - I will take some photos to share!

Embellished Tee | I Spy DIY

There’s nothing better than a DIY that looks super chic but is super easy. If you want to make a similar top, MJ Trim is the go-to place for appliques. They have a massive range that will spice up any tee! I have bought a couple of plain tees that I’m planning on decorating this weekend - I will take some photos to share!

Tribal Necklace | I Spy DIY
Tribal anything is on my mind at the moment- I love the bright colours, the geometric shapes, and the silver details. I love this necklace, though of course it would take a while to make. But if you bought something similar to this in the stores I’m sure it would set you back a lot more. If you don’t love the colour combo, you can of course change it around too. I’m thinking of making this for Christmas day to go with my new dress, I’m sure I’ll get compliments! Haha!

Tribal Necklace | I Spy DIY

Tribal anything is on my mind at the moment- I love the bright colours, the geometric shapes, and the silver details. I love this necklace, though of course it would take a while to make. But if you bought something similar to this in the stores I’m sure it would set you back a lot more. If you don’t love the colour combo, you can of course change it around too. I’m thinking of making this for Christmas day to go with my new dress, I’m sure I’ll get compliments! Haha!