What’s something really useful that you could definitely DIY in less than a day? A wallet! They’re simple, but can make a real style statement. They’re also the perfect presents for loved ones. The best part? You could probably make all of the ones listed below in one Sunday afternoon.
This fabric option by Color Me Domestic is crafty, girly and fun! And while the button she used in her tutorial is a beloved basic, we can’t help but dream of which buttons we would use!
More of a card holder than a wallet, this style from Lovely Indeed is so sleek that it will make a memorable impact with anyone who sees it. Love the gold leaf for added luxury!
This leather wallet from Oh Sweet Joy is the PERFECT present for any guy in your life. It’s homemade and stylish, but rugged and manly all the same.
Love Maegan upgraded her wallet with some divine gold accents that we just can’t get enough of! The designs add a fun update to this basic style.
This card holder is perfect for those of us who make shopping a sport, or happen to be members at a lot of libraries. Keep your cards organized with this cool DIY!
These DIYs make us want to keep our wallets out just a little bit longer when we’re at checkout, just in case someone is checking out our fine handiwork.
This February we have put some really special items up on the web. From furry pom poms to the perfect blazer button, we have everything you would ever need to create some stylish winter gear. We even have some cool new home decor additions too! Take a look below to see what’s new this February.
These colorful fur pom poms are the perfect addition to any winter hat! We love the gorgeous rainbow of colors they come in.
Need to make a fashionable style statement? Try one of our fashion buttons! The Dome Faceted Button adds some dimensional sparkle, and the Concentric Ridge Button comes in an unexpected design. Our Perforated Faux Leather Button with Shank is also a great choice for adding some classic style to your clothing!
Nothing looks better on a blazer than our gorgeous Dome Blazer Button with Crest! For added interest, try our Two Hole Metal Concave Button or Cast Metal Flat Rim Button!
Dress up your home with this gorgeous Braided Tassel Fringe! It comes in an array of colors to match any decor and style.
Which of these items are you most excited to try out?
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, one of the sweetest gifts to give and receive is something handmade! This year, why not make your sweetheart something they can see every single day? This DIY is a perfect piece of wall art, and will fit right in no matter what your home decor looks like because this DIY is completely customizable.
What You’ll Need:
Buttons: (Use different sizes)
Hexagon Fashion Button 4 Holes #39945
Octagonal Fashion Button #41710
Shiny Fashion Button 4 Holes #39789
4-Hole Button Classic #20919
6 Yards of Black and White 25 mm Herringbone Ribbon #43800
10″ x 10″ Foam Core Board or Canvas Board
1. Lay out your herringbone ribbon on one side. Be sure to leave enough ribbon to cover the sides of the foam board.
2. Begin creating the pattern with the ribbons. Make sure that what you do to one side, you mirror on the other side.
3. Pin down or glue the ribbons, and cut the excess.
4. Keep creating a pattern with the herringbone until the entire board is covered.
5. Turn the board over and cut the excess ribbon.
6. Lay your buttons out into a heart-shaped pattern.
7. Pick one button up at a time, and glue down to maintain your desired shape.
We love how personalized you can make this project. You can grosgrain ribbon, metal buttons, or make the shape into a monogram. The options are endless, and allow you to make a DIY that really comes from the heart!
Fashion week is well underway, and the air in New York City is vibrating with excitement. The latest trends are on display, and the most fashion-forward are strutting their stuff on the runways and sidewalks of Lincoln Center. While we all try to look our best in case a fashion photographer decides to snap a street style shot, sometimes we’re struck with a fashion emergency! These quick fixes will get you back on the catwalk in no time.
Did your earring back fall out? Erasers are a great substitute. Just pop one off of your pencil, and place the flat end against your ear. It may be better than the real thing!
Static overload? Spray the area with a light mist of hairspray to make all cling subside.
Scuffed shoes are messing with your swagger? Use some Sharpie markers for a temporary fix. Word of warning: this won’t hold up as well in bad weather, so just carry a marker with you wherever you go!
If you’ve got a run in your stockings, use the oldest trick in the book: clear nail polish. That run will stop in its tracks (temporarily).
If you’re having problems with your hem, use a stapler! We wouldn’t recommend this on very expensive pieces, but if you’re in a bind and need a quick fix, there’s no easier way to adjust a hem. You can also use packing tape for a sturdy hold that does minimum damage.
Another use for tape is furry friend damage control. The tape easily picks up any unwanted animal hair!
Have you every had a fashion disaster that you fixed with a DIY? Tell us your story!
Valentine’s Day is a polarizing holiday, and we totally get it. All the talk of love, hearts and chocolate could make anyone go a little crazy! But we’re challenging you to embrace the holiday for the day in the name of DIY. This holiday is ripe with adorable DIYs that will keep you busy all weekend! And unlike Christmas trees, hearts never go out of season. Check out some of our favorite ways to DIY your heart out!
Schools may be cracking down on giving candy valentines on February 14th, but what are their stances on slime? This awesome glitter goo is fun to make and receive whether you’re a kid, or a kid at heart!
Lay your weary head on these puffy heart pillows from designlovefest, and try not to smile. Impossible. These pillows are a great DIY to make for yourself!
Make any valentine infinitely cuter by putting it in this heart envelope from Mommy Savers!
These gorgeous floral letters from Honestly Yum are honestly the prettiest way to dress up a table for Valentine’s Day.
This throwback from Glitter n’ Glue is the perfect gift for your gal pals! It’s totally DIY, but looks simple, chic, and super expensive. Another great and totally crafty gift for your girlfriends? A Project DIY pillow pack of course! Just grab a bunch and have a craft party!
So which camp are you in? Do you hate V-Day, or love it? And if you usually hate it, have any of these DIYs changed your mind?
The 2014 Winter Olympics are underway which means that for the next couple of weeks you and your friends are going to be glued to the television set rooting for the home team! If you’re more of a doer than a watcher, you might want to take a peek at some of these fun Olympic-inspired DIYs. Make them with friends, use them for a party, or support your favorites with some custom jewelry!
Who needs a gold medal, when you can have a chocolate one? Make these cute chocolate medals with some satin ribbon, and you’re ready to celebrate!
Does your Olympics party have a dessert table? Bring the theme full circle with these painted candy jars from nobiggie.net!
Show your support with this adorable Olympic ring necklace from CraftGawker user RemarkablyDomestic!
Throwing an Olympic party? Let guests know where to go with this DIY Olympic Door Wreath from Confetti Sunshine!
This bracelet gives a subtle nod to the Olympics through it’s use of color and jump rings. You can follow this Brassy Apple tutorial to a tee, OR switch out the colored cords for something more your style.
Go back to the first Olympics with this polymer laurel wreath from Hands Occupied! The best part about this bronzed headpiece? You can wear it long after the Olympics are over!
Will you be watching the Olympic Winter Games? Which events are you most looking forward to seeing?
If you’re looking to make a totally glamorous statement, this DIY is for you. Our final DIY for our 4 Ways to Embellish Statement Pieces segment is a gorgeous set of sparkling earrings. Any time you want to make a statement Swarovski and sequins are the way to go!
What You’ll Need:
1 Yard of Wine 5/8 in. Sequin Flower #00757
2 Crystal AB Pear Sew-On Stones #27474
2 Large Earring Posts with a Loop for Jump Rings
1. Take your sequin trim and cut off 3 flowers. Cut off excess trim if needed.
2. Glue each flower to the earring post. Let dry for an hour.
3. Connect the jump ring to the earring post loop and the crystal opening. Close the jump ring.
4. Repeat steps 1 – 3 for the other earring. Let finished piece dry for 24 hours.
We adore the look of this blinged out statement piece! (Especially in that iridescent Crystal AB finish.) Check out our additional material inspiration!
The next item in our 4 Ways series is a set of Braided Chain Shoulder Pads. Now before you dismiss shoulder pads as an heirloom to the 80s, hear us out. These blinged-out accessories have been appearing on the celeb set, and are a fun way to make any average outfit pop with power! They instantly add glamour to a look, with just the right amount of POW! Upgrade your sweater, blazer or button-down for a look that is totally Beyoncé.
Shoulder Chain Pads
What You’ll Need:
2 4 1/2″ Braided Chain Motif #59205
1 Yard of Silver 6mm Colored Chain #36956
4 Bar Pins
1. Measure two sets of 4″, 6″ and 8″ chain pieces, and then cut.
2. Open your jump ring and start adding one set of the 4″, 6″ and 8″ chain. Connect to the end of the chain appliqué, and close the jump ring.
3. Repeat on the opposite side so that the chain is attached on both sides.
4. Glue two bar pins onto each side, and let your project dry for 24 hours.
Now you have a cool set of chained shoulder pads that will make any outfit a ten! These look amazing on a bold blazer like the one above, or even an all-black ensemble. Want to try a different chain? Check out what other materials you could use for this funky DIY!
You may have seen wrap bracelets coiled over the stylish wrists of fashion bloggers, but we guarantee you’ve never seen anything like this! Our Totally Twisted Wrap Bracelet features a silky twist cord and a coordinating rhinestone chain. It’s a little bit nautical, a lot of bit glamorous; and will surely make a statement wherever you go.
What You’ll Need:
2 Yards of Gold 5/16 in. Rayon Twist Cord #00618
2 1/2 Yards of 3/16 in. Metallic Rhinestone Chain #16675
End Caps with Loop
1. Take one end of the cord and the rhinestone trim, and glue into the end cap. Let it dry for an hour.
2. Once dry, wrap the cord around your wrist to measure how long it should be. We wrapped it around 6 times. Cut the cord, but leave extra length for the rhinestone trim.
3. Start to wrap the rhinestone trim around the cord, and sew in place every 1″ or 1 1/2″. Repeat until rhinestone chain reaches the end of the cord.
4. Take the ends, and glue them into the other end cap. Let it dry for an hour.
5. Add the jump ring and lobster clasp to the ends. Let the finished piece dry for 24 hours.
Like what you see? Check out what other materials we suggest for this look!
Necklaces are the standard when it comes to dressing up your neck, but sometimes it’s better to do your own thing and really make a statement! Stand out from the flock with this gorgeous feather collar. It’s so simple to make, and looks so elegant on.
What You’ll Need:
4-5 Light Blue Feather Patches #42641
2 White Beaded Jewel Feather Patches #43077
Hook and Eyes #43922
1. Create a collar that fits your neck out of felt, and cut it out.
2. Starting at the back, lay your light blue feather patches down. Make sure that the tips of the feathers are pointing out when you get to the end of the collar.
3. Take the next two light blue patches and repeat the same step but further down the collar. Glue down.
4. Lay the white feather patches on the tips of the collar where the closing will be. Leave a little space for the hook and eye. Glue feathers down.
5. Sew your hook and eye onto the tips of the collar for closing.
Check out our selection of feathers and other materials that would work really well for variations of this DIY!