Move over glass slippers here comes an equally awesome glass necklace! I was at Jo-Ann buying some material for a different DIY project when I came across these awesome glass cube beads by Blue Moon. I bought them not knowing what I’d use them for. When I go home, I quickly realized that I loved them most when they were strung together. It’ll probably take you longer to gather the materials for this tutorial than it takes to make this DIY glass necklace!
This trendy piece of jewelry has been red hot since spring this year and it’s super easy to make. I’m not sure why anyone would want to buy these when you can salvage the materials from old jewelry and make them over into something fresh like this DIY wrap lariat!
Recently it feels like I’ve only been posting DIYs related to my sister and her upcoming nuptials (bachelorette decor, packing list, etc.). That’s probably not going to end anytime soon, at least not until the wedding in October. And now I’m adding one more to the list – DIY invitations and table name cards! We threw my sister and my soon-to-be-brother-in-law a belated engagement party, that may be more accurately called a wedding shower. I helped out by making some invitations and the table cards via Canva.
I was browsing Free People’s sales during Memorial Day Weekend and came across this awesome belt. Being the crafty person I am, I thought I could make my own DIY layered chain belt because I had made a chain belt the other month and had all the materials for it already from my layered chain necklaces DIY.
Have you ever walked around a fabric store and grabbed all the fabric samples from the plastic sleeves just because? I definitely have! I fall in love with fabrics easily, but I usually have no real idea of what I would do with them if I buy the fabrics, so the alternative for me is to collect the fabric samples instead. I hold on to them in case I think of a project with that particular fabric type or patter, but often I do nothing with them and they sit gathering dust. I know, I know, it’s a big waste! And I’m an advocator of reducing, reusing and recycling, which makes me feel even guiltier about this weird collection of mine. So I’ve challenged myself to start using them for DIY projects. I’ve challenged myself awhile back to only use materials I have on hand at home before, making a leather bucket bag with scraps/samples last year. This week, I used a fabric sample to make over an old bracelet I randomly found when I moved out of the university dorms years ago.
There’s tons of great DIY travel accessory round-ups out there on the internet, many of my favorite are created by Buzzfeed. But I haven’t found a good list specifically for luggage so I wanted to share with you all my favorites tutorials that I’ve used to make my own versions or intend to make in the future.
I love simple DIY’s that are quick and easy but have high impact with the results. I found several variations of leather bird rings being sold on etsy when browsing through Pinterest and was inspired to try making my own version of a DIY leather bird ring during a fifteen minute work break. I had happened to have all the materials needed with me and was able to get it done in under five minutes flats!
A few weeks ago I had hit up one of Forever21’s end of the season sales that had an extra 50% of clearance and had a big haul. One of them was this dress that I wore in my recent DIY Layered Necklaces post the other month. I’ve since gotten a bit tired of the low v and decided I wanted to try DIY-ing one of the hottest trends for the past several seasons, a front lace up!
I’ve got to say this is the easiest DIY I’ve done to date! It requires minimal materials and took me about ten minutes to get it all done and ready to be worn. I did this on a whim not caring too much if I messed up the dress because it was so cheap, but I’m so happy that my DIY lace up dress worked out without too many mishaps and to share it with you all.
Growing up I loved getting to dye things, from Easter eggs to science camp shirts. I loved getting my fingers stained with the dyes and getting to admire my pretty colored hands for the next few days (I know, I was weird). Take tie dying from childish to chic with some dip-dying that will take under an hour to make!