Favorite DIYs of January 2015

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We think staying inside to escape the cold has made some bloggers super creative because the DIYs we were introduced to this month are nothing short of incredible!
DSC_0031These adorable bee cloches are the perfect way to add a little bit of sunshine and warmth to the dreary winter day!

6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d0c7aebb970c-800wiFor the book lovers in your life, these quotation mark bookends are the perfect present!

DIY-Travel-Mug7-600x900Keep your beverages hot and sassy with these DIY travel mugs!

dip-dyed-diy-blue-green-stationery-set-10Make your letters and notes pastel and personalized with this dip-dyed watercolor stationery.

Fall-For-DIY-Watercolour-TablewearThis watercolor tableware is almost too pretty to eat off of, even with the use of non-toxic porcelain paint!

DIY: Leather-Trimmed Sailor Mirror

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Want to add an edgy element to your home, while also brightening your space? Check out our latest DIY which uses a rustic tray, a plain mirror and some sassy leather trim to create a chic decoration that is sure to be the fairest on your wall! DSC_0069
What You’ll Need:

Tray
Mirror
1 1/4” Stamped Animal Leather Ribbon
Scissor
E6000DSC_0070DSC_00751. Glue your leather trim down the middle of the bottom of the tray, and up five inches.

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2. Then wrap the leather around the top of the mirror, with about a foot for hanging of trim hanging loosely at the top.

DSC_00773. Glue the trim to the other side of the mirror. Cut any excess trim leather.

DSC_00834. Place E6000 on the back of the mirror and place it inside the tray.

DSC_00855. Let your mirror dry overnight before hanging.

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Emergency Snow Day Activities

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The East is about to be hit with a blizzard of epic proportions! For many this means school cancellations and work closings. And if you’re lucky enough to have a snow day, but don’t know what to do with your glorious day off, here are a few of our suggestions.

fdede48c8d54602e4ba4c72c4b766779 (1)Build a blanket fort. Hide from the cold, and embrace your inner child by making a cavernous fort using sheets!

10-shadowpuppetsIf your electricity kicks out, the fun is just beginning! Let the shadows do the talking with a shadow puppet theater!

b1beed8ce44637a116f1115227e7360a (1)Craft the perfect hot chocolate. With an entire day to spend however you want, and the snow beating at your windows and door, fight away the freeze by creating the perfect hot chocolate.

06df92a029c1c18856245c3f52963136Bring the outdoors indoors by making beautiful snowflakes out of paper!

 

Mirror DIY Roundup

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Notice that your wall space is looking a little bare? Spruce it up with some multi-purpose wall decor! Mirrors are a great way to freshen up an empty wall, they instantly make your room look bigger, and they reflect light making your room look brighter too! But don’t settle for just any average mirror, check out these DIY options to add even more personality to your pad. DIY hollywood vanity mirror 12

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DIY: Pompom Hat

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The ultimate in winter accessories this season? The pompom hat. From fashion bloggers to tiny toddlers, the pompom hat has taken over the city by polar vortex. And we’re all in. Who cares about hat hair when you’re rocking a classic beanie topped with a fun and funky pompom? Our favorite thing about this trend? It’s so easy to DIY. So grab a basic beanie, a fluffy fur pompom; and prepare to be both stylish and toasty at the same time!

DSC_0797What You’ll Need:

Basic Beanie
Large Fur Pompoms
Needle & Thread

DSC_08021. Place your pompom at the very tip of the hat.

DSC_08002. Use a heavy-duty needle to sew it into place. Try not to get the fur caught in your stitches!

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Winter Hat DIY Roundup

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6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c6fe0490970b-800wiHave a stained or shrunken sweater that doesn’t stand a chance paired with a chronic case of cold ears? Make a hat!

IMG_3867Another day, another hat made from a sweater!

oversized-pom-pom-DIY-square1-624x936Learn how to make a giant yarn pompom hat and embrace the pompom trend with open arms.

studded-beanieNo reason not to look cool while you’re warm and toasty! This studded hat DIY will make you look edgy without sacrificing comfort.

Leather DIY Ideas

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Only a few days left to save 10% on our leather trims with code LEATHER101! Take stock up on everything you need to make some super chic DIYs for the home, your hobbies, and your outfit!

 

DIY_Mystery_Braid_Bracelet_TutorialUse colorful leather trim to make a cool set of braided bracelets!

camera-strap 4An old belt, or a stamped leather ribbon can be used to make a rustic leather camera strap.

4ca3da041aece29e334ea212ed7bf616This grown-up hair bow is perfect for winter hairstyles.

diamant9Not all diamonds sparkle! Make a geometric design with this diamond leather necklace.

530b54bedbfa3f5391003dce._w.540_s.fit_Keep your sweaters under wraps with these storage containers, and kick those plastic bins to the curb.

 

leatherbracelettutorial.jpg.pagespeed.ce.8btLz2FlmPsfQwpJL28FThese bohemian bracelets pair crystal sparkle with matte leather, making for a perfect combination of styles.

DIY: Trimmed Toddler Moccasins

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Looking for a cute DIY to make for the little people in your life? These trim-embellished moccasins make a great baby shower present. They’re comfy, cute, and the funky ombre trim makes them colorful! DSC_0529What You’ll Need:

 Baby Moccasins
15mm Ombre Rococo Trim
Needle and Tread
Scissors

DSC_05301. Sew your rococo trim on the top of the shoe and all the way around the lining of the shoe.

DSC_05422. Cut any excess trim, and glue the edges to keep it from fraying.

DSC_05363. Repeat the same steps on the other shoe.

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Little Fashion DIY Roundup

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Kids clothes and accessories were MADE for DIYing. Why? The projects are smaller, the patterns are cuter, and the recipients are guaranteed to look adorable! Check out these projects for the little one in your life.
diy glitter rainboots kid how to 1She’ll sing, dance and play in the rain with these festive glitter rain boots!

diy dinosaur hoodie tutorialA hoodie for that adorable little stegosaurus in your life!

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Make this easy and adorable bubble romper for your baby!

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This chic little side button sweater is surprisingly easy to make!

 

Snow Day DIYs

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The temperatures have finally dropped, and the first snow has hit the streets. And this is only the beginning. If you’re enjoying the blistery weather from the comfort of your home, these snow day DIYs might just be the projects to get you off that comfy couch and into your snow shoes!

3632311f1629ae2cc1dd6c9cc91a55f2Make these ice mandalas using bright materials like petals, berries and leaves; and leave them up all winter long!

WILLOWDAY-ICE-LANTERNSMake beautiful ice lanterns to light your way.

this-5-minute-hack-will-make-your-porch-look-amazing-christmas-decorations-crafts-how-toCombine the two above DIYs to make a cool and colorful candle holder!

 

colored_ice_igloo_14And if you’re looking to make a larger than life project, why not try your hand at making this incredible igloo!