Embellished Jeans DIY Roundup

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Denim jeans are a fashion staple, but sometimes your average pair seems a little basic. Check out these fun DIYs to make your spare pair into a statement pair!
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Add a little sass to your cuffs with studs!

Clothing-Texture-6Adding texture to a pair of jeans is easy with a needle and thread!

10438565764_2b3113cf83_zGlam up your pair with a sequined pocket!

Dotted Jeans

Mix in some pattern play with a fun dotted pair!

 

DIY: Toast the Host Lace Candle Holders

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Looking for the perfect gift for your holiday host? This DIY is the perfect last minute present that is sure to dazzle! These lace votive holders will set the cozy mood for any soiree, and they may even use them for the party as soon as they get them! DSC_0314

What You’ll Need:

 Glass Votive Holders

4” Fine Metallic Lace

Scissors

Magna-Tac glue

 Small candlesDSC_03161. Wrap your lace around the candle holder.

DSC_03182. Measure and cut.

DSC_03193. Cut one edge off of the lace trim so that the bottom is relatively flat.

DSC_03214. Add glue to your lace and gently wrap it around the votive. Place on candle holder carefully, and let it dry.

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DIY Hostess Gifts

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DIY-Polka-Dot-Napkins-21These polka dot napkins from Freut Cake are great for the playful party host because is there a pattern that’s more playful than polka dots? Nope.

483_01_p1140051The perfect gift for that host who loves to match, this geometric embroidered set is the stuff of their pattern-obsessed dreams!

 

Final7These watercolor mugs from Poppy Talk are perfect for the high-energy host. They need to get their fuel from somewhere, right?

votive01These cement votive holders from Say Yes are great for those who like their space industrial with a feminine touch, or for a new couple who are still trying to figure out how to balance his stuff v. her stuff.

DIY_Gift_Terrarium_Kit1A DIY gift for the DIYer? Check. A tiny DIY terrarium kit is all they need to get their green thumb and creativity going!

DIY: Geometric Elbow Patch

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This week we’re taking a cue from the nerdy-chic trend that tends to pop up around fall when school is in session! If you’ve ever had a boring sweater that needed a subtle upgrade, this DIY is for you! We’ve taken regular elbow patches that were already super-chic, and updated them with a fun geometric print. You can use this tutorial to create all different styles of elbow patches too! Try a floral stencil for something a little more feminine or paisley for a look that’s pretty and pretty! DSC_0189

 

What You’ll Need:

Sweater

Suede Cowhide Elbow Patch

Stencil

X-acto knife

Ruler

White pencil

Needle and Thread

DSC_01941. Turn your suede patches over so that side you want to show on the sweater is facing downward, and draw an oval circle by the edge of the patch to prevent excess cutting.

DSC_01972. Stencil on the design with your white pencil, and make sure to not stencil in anything past the white oval circle you made before.

DSC_02043. Carefully cut out the shapes you created with your knife.

DSC_02054. Figure out where your elbows would be placed in your sweater. Sew on each patch in that elbow area.

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Cute Kids Costumes

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For kids, Halloween is one of the best holidays of the year. They get to dress as their favorite characters, and walk from house to house retrieving candy. Who wouldn’t love that? But there are perks for adults too, like seeing all of the adorable costumes that the little ones don each year! If you’re looking for some cute costume ideas for your tiny tot, look no further. Here are some of our favorite costumes for kids!
il_570xN.191246178Dress up your little wild thing in a costume inspired by Maurice Sendak’s famous book, Where the Wild Things Are!

1b23411b7af10312b090988dd5b3ab84Everyone thinks their child is sweet, but with a cotton candy costume you can let the entire world know!

 

8f38828d1a946546af99c5d9b8f3b70cYour child can be the coolest bird on the block in a flamingo costume with matching hot pink shades.

 

This Frida Kahlo costume is perfect for cultured kids, and parents who love seeing their kids with drawn on facial hair.

 

slide_372210_4316436_freeWhy not aim high on Halloween, and set the bar to scientist? In a few years they’ll attribute their Nobel Prize to this very costume.

Halloween DIY: Gilded Goddess Statement Necklace

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If you’ve ever wanted to realize your inner goddess, we have the first step to your transformation. This epic statement necklace features chunky pendants, chains in an assortment of sizes and shapes, and beautiful beaded trim. 
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2 5/8” Bugle/Seed Beaded Fringe

1 1/4” Square Linked Chain

1 1/8” Metallic Circle Chain

Gold Sunflower Pendant

13mm Small Round Rope Chain

E6000

Jump Rings

Teardrop Pendant

Lobster Clasp

Pliers

Wire Cutters

 

DSC_05531. Create a long necklace using your small round chain. Add a jump ring and lobster clasp to the back.

DSC_05582. Lay the necklace out in an oval. Place a piece of the square chain to the center. Connect the corners with jump rings. Attach the jump rings to smaller pieces of the small round chain.

DSC_05803. Take the larger round chain and attach pieces to each side.

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4. Repeat step 3 with the small round chain.

DSC_05755. Add the teardrop pendants to the bottom on each side, and one on the top overlaying the square chain.

DSC_05716. Add the sunflower pendant to the bottom center.

DSC_05877. Cut a 5 inch piece of the beaded fringe. Fold over and glue each ribbon side together, then glue the ribbon to the back of the sunflower pendant so that only the fringe is exposed.

DSC_0588DSC_05908. Create a smaller fringe pieces doing the same process in step 7. This time add a hole in the center. Add a jump ring and attached on to each side next to the teardrop pendent in the center.

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No Carve Pumpkin DIYs

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Everyone loves decorating pumpkins for fall, but do you know what nobody loves? Dealing with pumpkin guts. That’s right! Having to clean up the ooey-gooey  insides of gourds is probably the least fun activity of autumn. Our solution? A bunch of pumpkin decorating DIYs that don’t have to be carved! Another added bonus? You pumpkin stays in tip-top shape too!pumpkinfeature1Add feminine flair to your fall decor with this floral and glittered pumpkin from PBTeen!

006-stringartpumpkin-dreamalittlebiggerThis string art pumpkin from Dream a Little Bigger ensures you can still make the creepiest pumpkin on your corner, without dealing with all of that cleanup.

6a017ee3c48414970d01b7c6f2c73b970b-800wiThese gold leaf pumpkins from The Home Steady are beyond elegant, and are beautiful enough to earn a spot on any dining table!

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If you love the look of metal on pumpkins, check out these copper-accented beauties from Home Oh My!

final3Have a talent for typography? Take a look at these chalkboard pumpkins from Fairgoods!

Halloween DIY: Feathered Flyer Beak and Headpiece

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This year, stand out from the flock with two accessories that are sure to be tweeted about. Make yourself into a bird that’s brighter than any peacock with our DIY Feathered Flyer Beak and Headpiece! This DIY uses a huge array of trims and embellishments that even a magpie would covet, and can be converted into any bird species just by switching up the colors! Want to see more creature-inspired accessories for your Halloween costume? Check out our Party Animals Halloween store!

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What You’ll Need:

5.5” x 7” Half Pin Wheel Feather

5/8” Single Face Satin Ribbon

1/2” Square Sequin Floral Trim

25mm Faceted Jewel Trim

Cobalt Blue Crystals

Scissors

E6000

Headband


DSC_05001. Glue the  satin ribbon and cover the headband starting from the tip. Put glue on the outside and the inside.

DSC_05042.Cut your feather patch into three sections, and glue on top of the headband.

DSC_05133. Embellish the rest of your headband with trims and stones..

What You’ll Need:

5/8” Single Face Satin Ribbon

1/2” Square Sequin Floral Trim

25mm Faceted Jewel Trim

Cobalt Blue Crystals

Scissors

E6000

Hot Glue

Illustration Board

Dowel

Hole Puncher

 

DSC_05171. Cut a rectangle out of your illustration board, and then cut out two equal triangles from the rectangle by creating an “X” mark on the rectangle. Cut where the mark are.

DSC_05182. On each piece score a line from the tip to the bottom. Softly bend and connect to pieces together. Use hot glue to connect these pieces.
DSC_05232. Punch a hole under the beak where the dowel will be punch up into the inside. Hot glue on the inside so dowel does not shift.

DSC_05423. Embellish the beak with trims and crystals.

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Canine Costume DIY Roundup

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Do you celebrate every holiday with the furry friends in your life? Then Halloween should be no exception! These critter costume DIYs are just the thing to your best pal’s tail wagging on the scariest day of the year.

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Everyone has seen the viral video of the puppy in a spider costume scaring passersby. Well now you can make your own with Martha Stewart’s DIY spider costume!

Kitai_halloween_dog_costume_chia_petMake your pup another type of pet with this DIY Chia Pet costume from I Found the Place!

FP1SUGVH97JR1WU.MEDIUMIf your pet is king of the castle at home, why not make him king of the jungle for a day with an easy to make lion mane?

DIY-Dog-Pinata-Costume-600x399This piñata costume will make your pup the life of the party!

FV5090MGU4MC7OA.MEDIUMTake your dog to new depths with a walrus costume from instructables!

Clever Creature Costumes

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Animals are always a popular pick for Halloween, and with an almost limitless amount of options, the decision to be a critter this Halloween is an easy one. But once you’ve decided that you want to be one with your spirit animal, how do you figure out how to really BECOME the animal? Take a lesson from these costumed creatures who have figured out how to harness the essence of animals with some makeup and trimming!like_a_snake_by_lucikoshkina-d63q09la8965c122be2aafd9cbdc9e3f1576dd7

 

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