DIY: Button Embellished Shoulder Dress

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As a salute to spring, our latest DIY involves a spring fashion favorite: the dress! The light and sweet dress we used as a base gets an extra kick of personality with an embellished shoulder of buttons. You can also use this technique on your favorite blazer or cardigan!

DSC_0315 What You’ll Need: 

Dress

Shiny Button 4-Holes

Needle and Thread

DSC_0319 1. Lay out your dress. Line up 5 buttons (or an many as you want depending on the size of the button) on one shoulder for placement.

DSC_03162. Once you know the placement of button on the shoulder, you can start to sew each one on. We sewed them on so the buttons are over lapping.

DSC_03243. Repeat on the opposite shoulder.

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Spring Dress DIY Roundup

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There are a few things that happen when spring hits the city. The snow boots are replaced with rain boots. Iced coffee becomes even more popular. The parks become packed around lunchtime. And enviable dresses start popping up like daisies. If you’re skilled with a sewing machine, make these adorable dresses for spring!
IMG_4593 copyMake this bright and breezy knee-length swing dress! It’s the perfect casual dress to spend the day in.

15688793312_527c04a70f_oBe as beautiful as a bloom in this DIY tulip dress. The fun shape of the skirt adds fun and sass to a more modest top.

Jul212013_7981This dress is called the “Day Date Dress“, and it’s no wonder why! The dress is so cute, it would be hard not to fall in love at first sight!

DSC_00971This beautiful ballet-neck dress is ideal for a day on the town during those hot summer and spring spells!

 

Spring Decor DIY Roundup

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h4ye752fbdfb1c04b1Make a beautiful botanical centerpiece with friendly succulents!

IMG_4418-866x1024Greet guests with a wreath made from a garden hose for an exciting entry into your home.

4614690385_ce7030f846_oRain clouds under your feet are better than over your head, right? Make these cute cloud rugs to celebrate the spring showers!

dsc_099Use lace and jute to create this adorable vase that’s perfect for your next spring party!

 

DIY: Watercolor Throw Pillow

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Welcome spring with a decor accent that highlights the colors of the season! We’ve made a pillow cover that’s perfectly pastel, and just the thing to brighten up your space after a chilly winter. We used Rit Dye to create a watercolor effect on the fabric by painting the dye on instead of dipping the fabric in.

DSC_0777 What You’ll Need:

Plain canvas pillow case

Rit Dye powder (Fuchsia and Royal Blue)

Paint brush

DSC_0780 1. Take three cups and fill with water at different depths. Add in dye so you have light, medium and dark shades of each color you are using.

DSC_07912. Lay out your pillow and dip your paint brush into the dye. Create strokes going up and down making a cross-hatched pattern.

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Watercolor Decor DIY Roundup

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Inspired by the beautiful colors of spring, we love the light and playful look of watercolors. They’re the perfect pastel accents to your home if you want to breath seasonal life into your space without using florals. These decor DIYs are great weekend projects to get you revved up for the coming spring.    watercolor1sMake this cool watercolor teacup to hold trinkets and jewelry, or use it as a base for a candle.

DIY-watercolour-clock_feature-690x948Liven up your living space with a timepiece that’s also an art piece.

1500079875-adrienne-robertson-2Welcome spring with a bouquet of paper blooms that will last til next season! bedroom_accessories1Update your room with a fun piece of watercolor art that’s as pretty as it is easy to make!

 

 

 

DIY: Military Patch Embellished Denim Jacket

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We’re seeing patches everywhere these days! On jackets, jeans, backpacks and more! They add interest and color to basic pieces, and are usually packed with personality. For our latest DIY, our passion for patches led us to create a denim jacket decked out in military patches. DSC_0644

What You’ll Need:

Jean Jacket

1st Air Force Appliqué

Central Intelligence Agency Appliqué

101st Airborne Division Appliqué

Black Hawk Appliqué

Embroidered Iron-On American Flag

K-9 Corps Appliqué 

Great Seal Of The United States Appliqué

IronDSC_06471. Place the patches on the jacket in your desired pattern.

DSC_06492. Place a piece of transfer paper over the patches, and iron down carefully. For extra security, stitch patches into place after the glue has cooled.

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Spring Outerwear DIY Roundup

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It’s finally starting to warm up, and in celebration of the warming weather, we wanted to gather up a bunch of DIYs that you can rock you start dropping the layered outerwear. Soon enough it will be warm enough to walk outside wearing only a jacket or cardigan, and when that day comes you’ll be prepared with a bunch of awesome DIY outerwear! IMG_2797Upgrade a basic denim jacket with a cool fabric insert!

kimono1If you’re not bad with a needle and thread, this DIY kimono is a perfect pick for you.

IMG_0008Sparkle as you walk down the street with this sequin cardigan DIY!

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Accentuate your waist with a cropped jacket!

DIY: Stud Earrings

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Studs earrings are a great way to add a simple touch to your outfit without going overboard, and with so many different nailheads and buttons, you can make a pair of earrings to go with any outfit! Here we’ve created three sets of stud earrings for almost any occasion. Whether you want to look preppy and classic with a plain white pair, or edgy with a gold spike; these simple accessories will elevate your outfit.

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What You’ll Need:

10mm Hot-fix Flat-Top Pyramid Stud

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

8mm Round Hot-fix Epoxy Nailheads

E6000

Earring Stud Bases

Pyramid Studs

DSC_0581Take your E6000 and place a dot on the blank earring base. Apply pyramid stud. Let dry.

Gold Spike Studs

DSC_0583Take your E6000 and place a dot on the blank earring base. Apply gold spike. Let dry.

White Studs

DSC_0584Take your E6000 and place a dot on the blank earring base. Apply white nailhead. Let dry.

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Stud Earring DIY Roundup

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Add a little something to your next outfit without making waves in your style by adding a set of studs, stud earrings! KateSpadeglitterearringsDIY2_zpsd987c6cf

These fun glitter earrings are high-end inspired, but can be made with old nail polish from your medicine cabinet!

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These druzy earrings are perfect if you want to add a little bohemian flair to your outfit.

DIY-Heart-Earrings-The-Hobzy-Blog-tutorial-764x1024These heart-shaped earrings only takes a piece of wire to create, but the results are so cute.

 

 

monkey-knot-earringThese studs are modern, simple and chic; and are made with shrinky dink material. What’s not to love?

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These earthy studs are perfect for mixing and matching!

Our Favorite DIYs of February 2015

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Although it was a short month, February was full of clever and creative DIYs!  Here are a few of our favorite DIYs from the month. Fall-For-DIY-Semi-Precious-Stone-Soap-1These jewels are definitely precious, they’ll wash away in water!  Make these jeweled soaps that are almost too pretty to use.

6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d0dba194970c-800wi (1)Pompoms are making their way off of our hats and into our home decor. Make this pompom wall hanging to add whimsy to your room!

MS4A1941This mini marble clock makes the prettiest side table accessory.

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Add a touch of spring to your home with this ombre floral wall hanging.

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Or personalize your primavera home decor with this typographic floral wall art!