Wintery Mix Decor DIY Roundup

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The holidays are over, but winter is just beginning! Have your home reflect the great outdoors with snow-themed decor that captures the beauty of the season, without the chill.

DIY-Oversized-Snowflakes-copyThese oversized snowflakes are the perfect pieces of wall art, and offer a modern wintery touch to any home.

04043104312 twig garlandMake these realistic ice-coated branches and add them to a vase.

icicle-candle-holders-copyKeep warm with these cool icicle-coated candle holders!

 

110Take your paper snowflakes up a notch with these beautiful snowflake ballerinas!

1495035ec60bbecd_009d4a408a78083ed5a2475d6825c5ee.xxxlargeCreate this beautiful snowy scene in a shadow box for a simple and rustic decoration.

Last Minute Ideas to Ring in 2015

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If you agreed to host a last-minute New Year’s Eve party and are trying to DIY your decor as the clock strikes down, we have a few quick DIY-ideas that won’t take too long and will bring the cheer and celebration to your get-together!

fa3e2737d8402a620d24882408e25872Fill a balloon with confetti and pop it when the clock strikes 12!

2012-12-10_coppola_new-years-eve-easy-decorations-glitter-new-years-candlesCover white votives with festive tinsel glitter with peekaboo numbers!

7ccffc1584a6e0de0450945b76bb2158Use metallic ribbons to create a circular chain garland!

DIY-Sparkly-BottlesAdd sparkle to your champagne with these glittery bottles!

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Get the party popping with these DIY poppers!

DIY: Dazzling Ear Cuff

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 Ring in the new year with this glamorous accessory!

DSC_0699What You’ll Need:

10mm x 5mm Navette Rhinestone with Setting

6mm x 6mm Swarovski Crystal Square with Setting

10mm x 6mm Pear Rhinestone with Setting

Blank Earring Setting

Glue (E6000)

Small Metal Component

DSC_07031. Glue your metal piece to the front of the earring. Let dry.

DSC_0704 2. Take your square crystal and glue in the center when you placed the end of the metal piece to the center of the earring setting.

DSC_0708 3. Take your navette pieces and glue down going opposite ways toward the top.

DSC_0712 4. Take your pear stone and add to the tip. Let dry.

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Uses for Wrapping Paper

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The moment after the presents have been unwrapped, reality sets in. You have a living room full of paper scraps that will undoubtedly end up in the garbage. Not this year! This year you can reuse those glittering pieces of paper to make your life more colorful and make you feel better about reusing that pretty paper. F9P5OC1GWF5TL0V.MEDIUMForget the packing peanuts! Shredded wrapping paper makes for colorful packing material.

holiday-gift-wrap-5Make a beautiful bow for future presents using strips of recycled wrapping paper.

enhanced-buzz-22491-1418143043-8If the paper isn’t too seasonal, use it to bring life to otherwise drab drawers.

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If you’re careful, you can always reuse paper for future gifts. Waste not, want not, right?

cd42971c7c0017d47bb086ac91d829cfUse your favorite wrapping paper to make a fun garland! If you have metallic wrapping paper around, it would make the perfect garland for New Year’s Eve.

DIY: Metallic Chain Cuff

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If you’re in need of a flashy statement accessory that will get you through the holiday season, from holiday party to New Year’s Eve, look no further than this DIY! This metallic chain cuff is just the piece you need to grab the spotlight without looking overdone. We used our flat snake chain to adorn a simple cuff, and the result looks like liquid gold! DSC_0001

What You’ll Need:

Metal cuff

6mm Flat Metal Snake Chain

Scissors

E6000

Syringe

Ruler

DSC_00051. Take your chain and cut seven 1″ pieces.

DSC_00072. Add E6000 to your syringe. Start adding glue about a half inch up from one side and ending one half inch up from the other side.

DSC_0015 3. Place one piece of chain at the top making sure one side of the chain is longer than the other side.

DSC_0018 4. Continue down making sure you keep making one side longer than the piece of chain above it. This will create an angle with the chain on the cuff.

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Cuff Bracelet DIY Roundup

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Make a statement with a jewelry piece you made yourself! A cuff is a great way to show off your style, and gives the impact of a statement necklace without affecting your neckline.
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DIY this leather cuff made from an upcycled belt!

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Make a cuff from scratch and give it a rustic patina with this DIY!

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Use leather to make a chic bow bracelet!DIYLaceCuffTutorial

This beautiful lace cuff is the perfect DIY accessory for a wedding or elegant event!

 

 

 

DIY: Holiday Gift Wrapping

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Sometimes, it’s not only about what’s inside that counts! Taking time to wrap a gift shows care, and makes the giftee even more appreciative of the effort. If you’re looking to upgrade your gifting game, check out these three fun ways to wrap your holiday presents!
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What You’ll Need:

DSC_02891- Place the largest velvet ribbon going across the front. Flip over and glue the two pieces together when they meet.

DSC_02922- Flip box over, and place the 36mm velvet ribbon on top of the larget velvet you just pout down. Flip over and glue down.

DSC_02993- Take a piece of the 36mm ribbon and place under the two velvet ribbons you placed down. Create a bow.

DSC_03024- Take a piece of your 50mm velvet and create a 4 inch. motif. Glue end to the back of the ribbon. Place aside.

DSC_03055- Repeat step 4 but with 36mm velvet and 2 inch. motif.

DSC_03116- Take your 22mm ribbon and place the tassel threw it.

DSC_03137- Take the 50mm velvet motif and 36mm velvet motif and place together with the smaller one on top.

DSC_03168- Lay the 22m velvet and tassel combo across the motif and glue on the back. Place in the center of the gift.

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What You’ll Need:

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1- Place velvet ribbon across and glue end on the back.

DSC_03192- Place a piece of grosgrain ribbon an each side of the velvet  and glue on back.

DSC_03273- Take the silk ribbon an create a bow. Create another bow by adding another piece of silk ribbon.

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What You’ll Need:

DSC_03322- Take a piece of velvet ribbon and place the fur pom pom threw. Tie a knot so the fur pompom does not slide off.
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What You’ll Need:




DSC_03441- Create a hole with your hold puncher at the end of each ribbon. Make the tags as long as you like.

DSC_03462- Cut at different angles to create different styles.

DSC_03483- Take your maker and write the person name or desired text.

DIY: Leather Fringe Gloves

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Looking for a fun way to upgrade chic, but basic gloves? This tutorial shows you how to DIY a pair of average leather gloves into a high-fashion, cold-weather accessory by using fun leather fringe! DSC_0867What You’ll Need:

2” Faux Leather Cut Fringe

Leather gloves (H&M)

Needle and thread

Scissors

DSC_08711. Take your fringe trim and measure on the outside of the glove.

DSC_08732. Cut to size.

DSC_08753. Sew on the fringe around the opening of the gloves.

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Leather Glove DIY Roundup

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Leather gloves are definitely a high-fashion way to keep your digits from freezing off! But if basic leather gloves are a little boring, upgrade them with these fun DIY alternatives!

DSC_0378+web (1)Upgrade a basic pair of leather or faux-leather gloves with this fun Chanel-inspired DIY!

Final-11Brit+Co. gives us three luxe options for leather gloves!

Screen-Shot-2013-12-18-at-10.44.07-AMHere are two ways to add some edge to your leather with the addition of studs!

gloves2Need added warmth? Extend those gloves with a form-fitting sleeve!

 

DIY: PomPom Blanket

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Keep your loved ones warm with a cozy and creative gift this year! We updated a basic blanket with a smattering of luxurious fur pompoms to give an ordinary blanket a quirky edge. For added fun, attach the pompoms to the corners of a matching throw pillow for a comfy and cute set!DSC_0880What You’ll Need:

Blanket
Large fur pompoms
Small fur pompoms
Needle and thread
Scissors

DSC_0889 1. Lay out your blanket. Place the large pompoms out first toward the edge of the blanket. Cut the elastic cord on the fur pompom.

DSC_08912. Sew pompoms into the areas you chose. DSC_0901 3. Fill in the other spaces with the smaller pompoms. Cut the elastic cord. Sew in place.

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