DIY: Brilliance Embellished Blossom Bottle

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If you’re looking for an easy way to add glamour to your decor, look no further than this DIY. It’s easy to make if you’re no stranger to a paint brush, and will instantly make your room look and feel more stylish. We used acrylic paint and our new Brilliance rhinestones to turn a basic glass bottle into a colorful flower vase.
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Materials:

Brilliance SS20 Fuchsia Crystals

Small Glass Bottle

Acrylic Paint

Paint Brush

E6000

Glue Syringe

Crystal Katana
DSC_00951. Begin by framing the rectangle glass bottle with paint.
DSC_01082. Add flowers with your paint, and let it dry.
DSC_01123. Glue Brilliance crystals to the centers of the flowers you painted, and let dry.DSC_0125

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Has your stock of ribbon reels started running low? Fear not! The Warehouse Clearance Sale is back on! We have full rolls of gorgeous ribbon starting at only $5!
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DSC_0515Curb that polka dot obsession with rolls of spotted ribbon. It’s playful and ideal for parties!

DSC_0516Organza and striped ribbon are perfect for wrapping gifts.

DSC_0519Appliques and flower pins starting at $2? Why not grab an entire bouquet?

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DIY: Glass Bead Cocktail Charms

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Summer is the season for casual and fun get-togethers, and there’s one way to make your next party even more bright and even a little more organized: personalized cocktail charms. Cocktail charms are a great way to keep track of your drink, so you can go out and socialize! We created these tiny charms using beautiful glass beads and memory wire, and with the amount of  colors available the options for customization are endless. These cocktail charms also make a great hostess gift.

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Beadalon Memory Wire

8mm Czech Glass Colored Pearl Beads

Wire Cutter

Beadalon Econo Round Nose Pliers

Flat Pliers

DSC_0386 1- Take your memory wire and cut about 3 inches for each charm.

DSC_03892- Take the flat plier and hold the wire with it. Take the round nose tip plier and curl the end yo create a closed loop.

DSC_03913- Loop three beads onto the wire.

DSC_03944- Take the other side of the wire and create a hook. Connect the two end today like a hook and eye.

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4 Ways to Embellish Bathing Suits: Classic Rhinestone Buckle Embellished Bandeau

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If you thought that there’s nothing more glamorous than a simple black bathing suit, we’re about to turn your world upside down! For this final 4 Ways DIY, we used one simple accessory to make your bathing suit almost elegant enough to wear to a formal event, almost. The addition of a simple rhinestone clasp instantly added glam, making it the perfect suit to wear to the pool party of the season!
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Materials:

Black Bandeau

Navette Cluster Rhinestone Buckle

Scissors

Needle and Thread

DSC_01601- Take your rhinestone buckle and sew into place going in a diagonal.

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4 Ways to Embellish Bathing Suits: Pom Pom Bikini

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If you’re a bohemian beach babe, you’ll love this 4 Ways DIY! We took an already fun and bright bikini, and added some funky contrasting pom poms to the mix! The look can vary depending on the colors you use too. If you want a more delicate look, use off-white or swap the pom poms for lace. Looking for even more bohemian flair? Try some fringe instead!  DSC_0177 Materials:

Orange String Bikini Top

Hot Pink Bikini Bottoms

15mm Mini Pom Pom Loop Fringe

Scissors

Needle and Thread


DSC_01781- Take your pink pom pom fringe and sew from the inside of the suit at the corner. Continue sewing from the corner until you reach the other corner of one triangle. Repeat on the other triangle.

DSC_01842- Take your other colored fringe and sew from the inside of the top rim on the bottoms. Start sewing from the side and sew around until you reach the starting spot.

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4 Ways to Embellish Bathing Suits: Retro Floral Trimmed Suit

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Looking for a retro-chic look this summer? Bring out your inner bombshell with a bandeau bathing suit trimmed with blooms! We used a beautiful blue daisy trim to offer a bold contrast against a bright yellow suit. Nothing says summer quite like a refreshing jolt of color paired with fun floral accent, and this suit absolutely screams it!

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Yellow Bandeau

1” Daisy Lace Trim

Scissors

Needle and ThreadDSC_01711- Take your floral trim and start to sew at one end of the suit on the top rim.DSC_01742- Sew going cross until you reach the other side. Cut excess trim.

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4 Ways to Embellish Bathing Suits: Neon Elastic Athletic Suit

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If you’ve perused any swimsuit website this season, you’ll see that strappy neon suits are all the rage right now! We love the look of neon and black, especially for summer, so we decided to create our own version of this trending suit using a basic black bandeau and fun neon elastic. With the addition of so many straps for support, this bathing suit is perfect for the active girl on the go!DSC_0185Materials:

Black Bandeau Bathing Suit Top

5/8” Neon Foldover Elastic

Scissors

Needle and Thread

 DSC_01861- Turn your bandeau over and carefully cut of the three straps or the amount of straps the bathing suits has.
DSC_01892- Measure the new elastics that will replace the ones you just cut. You might need less elastic since the thickness of the new elastic is thinner. Sew in the same spot where the previous elastic was.DSC_01933- Turn the bandeau over and measure the elastics for shoulder straps.
DSC_02014- Take two of the colored elastics and sew from the inside of the front to the inside of the back of the bathing suit. DSC_02035- Take the last elastic and sew from the inside of the front next to the first elastic from the center. Cross the elastic for the back part and sew on the inside of the back of the suit.DSC_0240

DIY: Greek Key Gladiator Sandals

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If you love gladiator sandals, then you’re gonna love the our DIY version that takes the sandal to the next level! Double up on the Greco-Roman inspiration with a Greek key jacquard to make your sandals even more iconic.
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What You’ll Need:

Sandals

1 3/8” Greek Key Metallic Jacquard

Needle and Thread

Scissors

Sobo GlueDSC_03361. You will need about a yard for each strap or more depending on how high you want the straps to wrap up your leg. Cut each strap to desired length.
DSC_03422. Take one end and sew to the sandal strap. Repeat on the other side.
DSC_03433. Add Sobo Glue to the end of the jacquard so it does not fray.

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Khaki Clothing Inspiration

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When it comes to summer style, many of us want to jump to extremes. And while we all love a dose of neon, there’s something refreshing about a cool neutral that look like it was taken right out of safari. We’re loving khaki for summer because of its versatility and neutrality. Plus it can make you look like you’re the most stylish glamper on the planet. So whether you’re rocking a light jacket, a pair of pants or even a dress; embrace the khaki this summer.Ralph-Lauren-Spring-2015main.original.585x0The looks at Ralph Lauren killed it in khaki with accents of lemon yellow!

1aba36ee200b81f2f39342c5cd884442This jumpsuit from Altuzarra had the perfect pocket ratio for a style that’s utilitarian chic.

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2ccb17b348605bf2d82b13b6597235d7Models know best when it comes to style, and these muted neutrals really let natural beauty shine.

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Independence Day DIYs

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This Independence Day, make your backyard party a blast with these simple DIYs! From decorations to party games, infuse your party with some stars and stripes to make it a real patriotic party!

669e827410d33d05fc5262e1924cb8f7 (1)Make your party a blast with these fireworks garlands!

stars-and-stripes-napkins1Salute the stars and stripes with these beautifully dyed blue napkins!

DSC2219-4Make an American flag that will hold up through all sorts of weather, and add instant appeal to your porch with this flag printed wooden pallet.

ring-toss-july-4th-gameAdd some fun to your backyard party with these DIY carnival games!

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Centerpieces don’t have to be elaborate. Adding accents to basic white pillar candles makes for a patriotic and minimal centerpiece. Use citronella candles to work double duty and keep bugs at bay.