4 Ways to Embellish Back to School: Calendar

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Buying a new calendar every year can be a hassle. First you need to find one you like, and then, a mere twelve months later, it goes in the trash. Make a reusable version, that you’re sure to love for years to come using ribbons and a frame.
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What You’ll Need:

Frame
1.5” Grosgrain Ribbon
E6000
Scissors
Marker Board Pens

1. Take the back of the frame out, and lay it out. You will work directly on this piece.DSC_02402. Using the ribbons, create a weave pattern. Make sure you 7 rows going across, and at least 5 rows of boxes going down.

 DSC_02484. Glue it to the frame back, and let it dry.DSC_02505. Put board in frame and using an erasable marker write down the month, days of the week, and days.

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4 Ways to Embellish Back to School: Pencil Case

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There’s nothing worse than losing all of your pens and pencils in the depths of your backpack. Make sure your writing utensils are snug, sound and stylish with this classy pencil case DIY.
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What You’ll Need:

1.8” Ultra Suede Tape

2” Metallic Crossweave Leather Trim

Hole Puncher

Scissors

DSC_0208 1. Fold a 14″ piece of gold trim in half.

DSC_0212 2. At the bottom corner start to punch holes going all the way up. Repeat on the other side evenly.

DSC_02243. Starting from the lower corner, push your suede cord through the hole and tie a knot.

DSC_02314. Start to weave the suede creating loops on the outside. Once you get to the top, tie a knot and cut excess suede.

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4 Ways to Embellish Back to School: Button Locker Magnets

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Keep your locker organized while also adding some much needed personality to that slate gray space. Create locker magnets for your personal cubby using our fun fashion buttons. You can also use these on your fridge, or any other magnetic surface that needs a dash of color!
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What You’ll Need:

Dome Faceted Button

Two-Hole Polka Dotted Striped Button 

Floral Beaded Button w/Shank

Two-Hole Flower Button

Round Magnets

E6000

 

DSC_01931. Snip the shank off of the back of the button if it has one.

DSC_01992. Place a small drop of E6000 onto the back of the button.

DSC_02003. Press down and let dry for an hour.
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4 Ways to Embellish Back to School: Backpack

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When going back to school, it’s always good to make a great first impression. This DIY will show you how to turn heads and wow your future friends with a bag that’s embellished to the brim!
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What You’ll Need:

Backpack

25mm Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon

Small Fur Pompoms

3” Imported Chainette Tassel

23mm Imported Floral Jacquard

9mm Rose Satin Jacquard

18mm Imported Floral Jacquard

15mm Mini Pom Pom Loop Fringe

1 3/4” Pom Pom Fringe

70mm Floral Jacquard

E6000

Scissors

 DSC_02901. Add pompom trim to the edges of your bag

DSC_0287 2. Tie tassels to the pull straps of the bag.

DSC_03123. Glue lengths of various jacquard along the top and sides of the bag.

DSC_0328 4. Tie the pom pom to the top of the loop on the backpack.

DSC_0361Need more inspiration for your back-to-school gear? Check out our 4 Ways Back to School Shop!

DIY: Beaded Friendship Bracelets

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Summer is almost officially over, but don’t let the September chill put a freeze on your friendships! Cement those ties you made during the warmer months with these fun friendship bracelets that feature beads and dainty little charms.
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What You’ll Need:
8mm Czech Glass Colored Pearl
1 3/4” Silver Celtic Key Charm
Elastic String
Jump Rings
Pliers
ScissorsDSC_04041. Wrap your elastic string around your wrist to gauge how big your bracelet needs to be. Leave an inch or two to tie a knot.

DSC_04072. Tie a knot at one end.

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3. Add on beads.

DSC_04184. Take the end and tie to the other end in a knot.

DSC_04215. Open up a jump ring and add a charm.DSC_04236. Close jump ring with the charm attached, anywhere onto the bracelet.

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Beaded Bracelets DIY Roundup

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Whether you’re a jewelry-making expert, or a total novice, beads are a medium that anyone can use! They’re easy to work with, but also come in a huge range of colors, shapes and sizes! Our love of beads knows no bounds, and we like to include them in almost any DIY that we make. That being said, we think this weekend should be filled with DIYs using beads! Check out this collection of beaded bracelet DIYs to create an elaborate arm party on your wrist!
Final-Paracord2These bracelets from Brit + Co. feature beads and parachute cord in fun contrasting colors!

beadbracelet13We love the stacked look of the beaded bracelets from Honestly WTF!

4c1172a265f9ae3864d7adb0016792e4This beaded bracelet from Flamingo Toes has just the right amount of sparkle!

bluestonebracelettitleThis blue stone chip bracelet from Fall for DIY is a beautiful way to use up loose stone chips.

92This leather bracelet from Poppy Talk is perfect for making a piece that’s a bit more rugged!

DIY: Tough Puppy Spiked Collar

Every puppy deserves a cool collar,and if you’re a crafty diyer you’ll love this neon spike collar that we’ve crafted just for Fido! Prepared to see a little more pep in your pooch’s step when you go for your morning walk!
DSC_0168What You’ll Need:

14mm Metal Buckle #21237

20mm Vinyl Braid #49140

8mm x 7mm Sew-on Mini Metallic Plastic Spike

Scissor

E6000

Needle

Thread

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1. Take your vinyl braid, and loop it through the buckle. Put the middle piece of the buckle through the vinyl so it is able to move back and forth. Push through the other end of the buckle and sew the end piece to the back.DSC_0179

2. Make sure to measure the collar around your pet to make sure the collar length is not too small or too big. Cut in place. Take the end and fold over and sew in place so the ends do not frill.DSC_0186

3. Lay out your vinyl collar and glue on spikes for embellishment.

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Man’s Best Friend DIY Roundup

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We feature a lot of DIYs for your home and your outfits, but what about your non-human other half? If your pup needs some pampering, create a DIY that you know they’ll love!ropeball2Does your dog chew up toys almost as fast as you can buy them? Make this rope ball to give them hours of enjoyment.diy-modern-pet-bedWith this modern pet bed will have your puppy saying sayonara to your bed for those nights when you want to have some extra room to stretch.

07_bowtie If your pup is a prince, don’t forget to deck him out in this adorable bow tie!

Screen-Shot-2012-01-13-at-11.07.00-AM-700x712Class up your daily walks with a leash that will make all of the park avenue puppies green with envy.

dog fenceKeep your space separate without the eyesore of the usual white dog gates.

Favorite DIYs of August

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This August was filled with fantastic DIYs for home decor, fashion, you name it! As the last full month of summer, these beauties embrace the fun and carefree spirit of the season!

 

DIY_Nail_Polish_Marble_Tray_8We love this beautiful marbled tray DIY. Beauty items that can beautify your home too? Sign us up!

DIY-Faux-Fur-Bag-11Ring in the fall weather, and keep your greens warm with this faux fur bag.

6a00d8358081ff69e201a511f21af6970c-800wiEmbrace the copper trend with these gorgeous copper letters!

14922703836_1c567b92fd_zKeep it classy with a leather and charm bracelet, that has a little bit of edge.

bugplates1Add a cute creepy crawly to your tea time with these vintage saucer DIYs!