Three years ago, I posted my first DIY post ever that was a necklace makeover that started my obsession with embroidery thread. My second tutorial featured a straw bag makeover that resulted in extra tassels that inspired me to make these DIY embroidery thread earrings.
Since I’ve come back from my trip abroad, I’ve focused on making simple DIY’s that are fast and easy to make. I’m trying to use the materials I have on hand, instead of going out to buy new things every time. I came across Mollie Make’s embroidery floss necklace tutorial and was inspired to make a bracelet version.
Baby, it’s cold outside! But you can fight that frightful weather with some easy embroidered ear-warmers and gloves. I was inspired by these adorable gloves I came across on Pinterest (my go-to site for DIY inspiration). I’ve done several DIYs with embroidery thread, so had all the materials on hand to spruce up some plain ear-warmers and gloves in a jiffy. These DIY embroidered ear-warmers and gloves will also make great last-minute gifts for someone on your list!
I’m not one to do much with my hair other than straighten it when it has kinks in it from sleeping in a strange position or curling it when I’m in the mood. I’ve never been very good with styling hair and since cutting it short I’ve been even less motivated to seek out new hair tricks or styles. But with the renewed popularity of bobby pins styling I feel like they’re easy enough to use to easily incorporate into my every day styling when the mood strikes.
Back during spring this year I was given a bag full of clothes from my aunt because she knew I liked to DIY and refashion old clothes. I’ve made over a pair of white denim jeans and overalls so far, and now I’m moving on to a denim shift dress that had teeny tiny sunflowers embroidered all over it. I love thrift shopping and am never discouraged about little things like fit issues when buying clothes. As long as the item is a quality piece that I am in love with, it’s easy to put in a little work to make it wearable.
Cross stitch Iphone cases are incredibly popular and fun to make. However the new iPhone 6 and 6Plus phones do not have cross stitch cases available yet. I bought this iPhone 6 Case case thinking I can try to DIY my own version. It had the grid and the case itself was made of a soft, flexible plastic that an embroidery needle could easily penetrate.
After testing it out on a corner of the case, I thought I could do a simple embroidery design instead of cross stitching. After starting to create the square grid for it I quickly realized I made it too small. Instead of undoing all my work, I decided it’d be fun to try making a weaved design instead. I’ve never tried weaving before (it’s on my list of things I want to learn), so I used an easy tutorial on how to learn how to weave to help me.
Last summer I had went to Vietnam with my family for about a month. It was an amazing trip; I learned so much about my parent, my family and my Vietnamese culture. We were in Sa Pa, a quiet mountain town close to the border with China, when I came across a pair of hand embroidered pants. I thought they were the most amazing thing since sliced bread, but didn’t know how they would fit. The market that I found them at wasn’t the kind where you can try clothes on, so I took a leap of faith and bought them anyways.
I was shopping for a Mother’s Day gift and a birthday present for my little brother this past weekend when I stopped by Target to browse and found a straw bag in the the dollar spot area. Inspired by HonestlyWTF’s tassel tote post, I made my own version this weekend with the leftover embroidery thread from my DIY necklace makeover.
I ordered some jewelry from Forever 21 a few weeks ago and bought some things that I thought looked really cute online, but didn’t turn out so cute in person. Since their return policy is final sale on all jewelry I was stuck with a necklace that I wasn’t very excited about. So I decided to add some DIY magic to it and try to make it into something that I would wear, rather than let it take up space and gather dust at the bottom of my drawer.