It’s DIY time!
This DIY is great for sprucing up an old pair of jeans or to just add some bling to your favorite pair! You can add studs or use colored beads or thread to add some extra edge! Don’t forget you can try this out on the cuff of a jean jacket or shirt or try beading the collar. Your options are unlimited, so get creative!
Check out this lovely tutorial by Martina of Little Black Salmiak:
This is an extremely easy, fast fashion DIY! All you need is an old sweater and some studs. Very carefully place the studs in the “holes” of the knit, to avoid ripping of the fabric. Be creative, use different colored studs, make patterns etc… I’m very minimalistic so mine turned out like this :) what do you think?
Everyone’s wearing the collared shirt trend, whether their blouse features a rounded collar, a scalloped collar, or an increasingly popular Peter Pan collar. This tutorial by Manuela of Join the Mood gives a simple t-shirt the same effect as a collared shirt by lining the neck of the tee with a thick strip of decorative lace. With this simple update, a modest t-shirt can go from casual to chic!
Have any old t-shirts that you need to throw away? Recycle them instead by creating this unique necklace by Ivanna. The only materials required are some scissors, a needle and thread, and a few beads for decoration. Click here to make your own fabric necklace.
Jessica of Nome é para fracos transformed an affordable pair of black boots into cropped, beaded Chloé-inspired footwear. View the full tutorial by clicking here. (To translate the language from Portuguese to English or Spanish, there’s a link on the right side of her blog.)
Here is a follower’s submission that I think is really awesome, especially if you’re like me and have tons of embroidery thread stuffed in a drawer somewhere. (I had a brief friendship bracelet phase.) Check out the original post by clicking here or visit Mitzi’s blog at www.TheCardiganCloset.com!
A twist on the friendship bracelet trend = turn it into a bangle! All you need is embroidery thread, scissors, and any bangle. Start by knotting the string around the bangle, and simply alternate colors as you wrap the thread around the bracelet.
Of course! Just provide a link back to your blog post and we’ll provide a post directing our followers to your blog! If you want, also include a brief description of what you made so we can include that as well. If you are simply recommending that we take a look at another blog not your own, but definitely worth looking at, submit a link to their blog!
For those of you who have made submissions in the past, expect to see posts in the near future!
One of our awesome followers, Denise Heredia, takes you step-by-step through the making of her lovely ombre studded shorts. Thanks Denise!
“I have decided to edit my own pair of shorts in a very summery way haha lol! Going out of the stereotypical kind of shorts which are white, black or colored, I’ve decided to create ombre shorts! Ombre is the gradient effect that’s seen in fashion shows and are super in trend right now! From Abbey Lee Kershaw’s hair dip dyes to Topshop collections, I’m loving it! (aren’t you?) But, since I’m a fan of Tumblr but I don’t have my own account, I always see these kinds of shorts and tried to copy them! The brand is Runwaydreamz and they sell amazing shorts with studs and goes with the whole Coachella, I’m-too-cool look! Here they are and below are steps on how to make your own! Hope you try it! It’s super fun!
“Here’s the finished product that I’m soooo happy to have made.
That’s me btw! Know how excited I am? I’ll wear them today! HAHA!
“Runwaydreamz that cost about $150-200! No wayyy but they’re so pretty!
“My latest purchase. So happy I got this one @ Rockell PowerMac that it became my inspiration for this Do-It-Yourself project!
Pink Ombre Belkin iPhone 4 case
“Materials needed! From left to right: White shorts (Cotton On), Venus Dye in Pink, Studs from Carolina’s, and a knife to insert the studs!
(From left to right)
1.) Boil hot water and add the dye.
2.) Dip the tip of the shorts in the colored water.
3.) Use anything (in my case, a spoon) to scoop the colored water half-way up the shorts.
4.) Then create a darker mixture by adding more dye and dip JUST the tip of the shorts
(From left to right)
1.) Dry the shorts (Woke up going straight down to see if it’s dry since I dyed it at night).
2.) Prepare the knife and studs.
3.) One by one, push the studs onto the shorts and use the knife (or your hands which I did but it HURT!) to push the metals down to secure the studs.
4.) Done with the area of the pocket!
“This project was truly a great unexpected expectation! Try these out! They’re perfect for the summer and it’ll go with anything (trust me, I’ve mix and matched them with different tops already)! So, instead of getting those super
over-priced Runwayydreammzz, make these! They’re super easy and all in all it cost me less than a thousand Pesos!
Happy D-I-Y-ing! Tell me about what you did in my Twitter! Have fun! :)
Visit my blog too! It’s http://expecttheunexpectedwithdenise.blogspot.com :)”
Make a Lover inspired Serpent dress from a lace maxi dress. So easy! Step-by-step instructions from All The Good Girls Go To Heaven.
Color-blocking is a trend that is taking over this Spring.
Create your own Color block sunglasses in under 30 minutes with old nailpolish colors.
For more instructions and to see the full post check out inkedandsewn.com.
xx Jess James
“I think my favorite part of the clutch is that it’s not permanent. If I ever get inspired by a different pattern, or just want a simpler look, I can easily update it.”
Here’s a great idea from one of our followers, greengirlgret! Transform any pair of flats with a patterned scarf or some strips of fabric. You can approach this in so many ways; the possibilities are endless!
“Covered up some dirty old flats with a cute, patterned scarf I had. Check out my tutorial!”
An old velvet dress turn cute holiday adornment. They are versatile, and so cute on. Here are just a few examples of what you can do. Wear one on the front of a blouse or dress, the tops of your shoes, or even the backs of your heels. Simply secure with pins or closed bobby pins.
Cet hiver réchauffez-vous! On la voit partout et sur tout, les vêtements, les sacs, les colliers mais le plus chic c’est sur les chaussures.
Alors comment rendre vos chaussures un peu plus hivernale et cosy?
This winter keep it warm! We can see it everywhere et on everything, clothes, bags, jewels but the must on shoes.
How can you make your shoes more winter and cosy?
Prenez un col et découpez le en 2, coudre un moreceau de ruban à l’autre extremité qui n’en a plus.
Take a snood and cut it in 2 parts, then sew a ribbon on the side that you cut
Regardez cette petite boots toute triste:(
Look at this sad low boots:(
Beaucoup mieux comme ça:)
A lot better like this :)
Et jouez autant que vous voulez avec!
And play as long as you want with it!
C’est aussi canon sur une paire de bottes.
It’s also great on a pair of boots.
Check out this bright and colorful submission from Mitzi of The Cardigan Closet!
Made this purse from a few pieces of black felt, cardboard, packs of rhinestones, and a turn lock & chain from a craft store:
1. Cut cardboard and score into 4 panels: flap, front, back, and bottom
2. Measure out felt and sew directly onto cardboard
3. Position turn lock and cut through felt/cardboard
4. Bedazzle and bejewel!
5. Sew additional panels of felt on the sides
6. Poke chain through side panels
7. Voila! Sparkly bag ready to jazz up your outfit! :)
Check out this submission from Just Sangy who changed the look of her old bangles by simply adding different colors of yarn:
“Have loads of scrap yarn and want to use it to make something nice?? Then i have an idea for you! I used sober colors to give a colorblocked effect to my bangle. You can just go ahead and make one yourself using bright colors or just play around with all colors to create a multi-color look. Want to know how?? Read here.”
DIY your own colorful statement necklace using costume jewelry, nail polish, and fringe with a tutorial from Thanks, I Made It.