Independence Day DIYs

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This Independence Day, make your backyard party a blast with these simple DIYs! From decorations to party games, infuse your party with some stars and stripes to make it a real patriotic party!

669e827410d33d05fc5262e1924cb8f7 (1)Make your party a blast with these fireworks garlands!

stars-and-stripes-napkins1Salute the stars and stripes with these beautifully dyed blue napkins!

DSC2219-4Make an American flag that will hold up through all sorts of weather, and add instant appeal to your porch with this flag printed wooden pallet.

ring-toss-july-4th-gameAdd some fun to your backyard party with these DIY carnival games!

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Centerpieces don’t have to be elaborate. Adding accents to basic white pillar candles makes for a patriotic and minimal centerpiece. Use citronella candles to work double duty and keep bugs at bay.

DIY: Sew-On Chain Earrings

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If there’s any season to whip out your most outrageous looks, it’s definitely summer. Summer is the time for extremes: neons, brights, lavish accessories, dewy skin. And when it comes to accessorizing for the season, we like to wear one or two pieces to make a huge impact. Make your summer outfit shockingly stylish with a neon jewel and chain earring!

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Materials:

4mm Metal Chain

Assorted Acrylic Sew-on Jewels

Pliers

E6000

Jump Rings

Blank Earring Base with Hole

DSC_02651. Measure your chain how, and cut it to the length you want it to dangle.

DSC_02662. Take your pliers and unhook the links.

DSC_02693. Attach one side of the link to the jump ring and connect to the blank earring base hole. Close jump ring.

DSC_02734. Glue your sew-on jewel and to the center of the base. Let dry.

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Summer Wreath DIYs

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To all of us who still have holiday lights up, tis the season to refresh your outdoor space! March into summer with a vibrant approach to your outdoor decor. Cheer up your doorstep with these sunny and fun summer wreath DIYs!on doorMake a sweet summer sunflower wreath using felt and coffee beans. Yep, coffee beans.

da84cba855323c6c1204d9d33a88a138Make your doorway cuter with this nautical wreath.

shell wreath 1Hit the beach to get the materials for this sea-inspired wreath DIY.

Flip-Flop-Frenzy-Summer-Wreath-mommylikewhoa.com_Fun footwear is central to this bright and cheery flip-flop wreath DIY!

Patriotic-Wreath-by-Blooming-Homestead4A patriotic wreath is great for any time of year, but particularly perfect for Independence Day!

DIY: Rhinestone Button Pins

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If you ever need to add temporary elegance to an outfit without cutting, sewing or drastically altering a piece; this is the DIY for you! We used an array of rhinestone buttons to create pins for a cardigan. You can add these pins to a blazer, a canvas bag, or a hat! We love the instant dose of sparkle these flashy pins bring, and the fact that they’re removable and reusable doesn’t hurt either.DSC_0131

What You’ll Need:

Moonstone Rhinestone Button

Crystal Star Rhinestone Button

Dark Crystal Rhinestone Button

Rhinestone Heart Button

Five Petal Rhinestone Flower Button

Blank Pins

E6000

Wire Cutter
DSC_01341. Take your wire cutter and cut off the shank part of the button.
DSC_01362. Put some E6000 on the blank part of the pin. Take a button and put on top. Let dry.DSC_0212

DIYs for Dad

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Need a gift for dad this weekend? Check out these awesome DIYs that any dad would love! They’re sure to make any man melt, especially when he knows they’re handmade! homemade-rosemary-mint-shaving-cream-topFor the father who likes to maintain a memorable mustache, make a shaving cream that’s great for irritable skin.

54eb36ebe4623_-_gift-baskets-ketchup-bbq-rub-s3If your dad loves to grill, make him a kit that’s perfect for his pastime.

photo (7)If your dad has a favorite craft brew, turn those old boxes into cool coasters that look great on any table and keep the water rings away!

diy-leather-luggage-tagMake sure dad’s thinking of how much you love him whenever he flies with a DIY leather luggage tag!

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If you know your way around a sewing machine, this Waxed Canvas Backpack makes an impressive DIY gift!

DIY: Wire Silk Headband

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Keeping your head feeling and looking cool during the summer doesn’t have to be hard! We created an adorable silk headband that hides a secret weapon. Inside the headband is a wire allowing you to manipulate the headband however you want! It also makes the fit completely customizable. You can keep your hair out of your face while the summer heat is blaring, all while looking totally chic.
DSC_0064 Materials:

2” Midori Dupioni Silk Ribbon

16 Gauge Wire

Needle and thread or sewing machine

Scissors

 DSC_00661. Measure the Dupioni ribbon around your head leaving extra in order to twist once wrap is complete. Once you have your measurement, duplicate the same piece you create to have two pieces.DSC_00692. Start to sew the pieces together.
DSC_00713. Take your wire and create a loop. Twist the wire ends together.
DSC_00774. Insert wire into the ribbon before sewing up the last few inches.

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Stylish Sandal DIY Roundup

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Looking for fun summer footwear? Why buy it, when you can DIY it! We’re rounded up some of the most stylish sandals for spring and summer that you can wear to the beach, a pool party, or just out for everyday errands. From a heeled tassel sandal, to a fun tribal flat; these shoes will carry you through the season and then some. Which sandals are you totally loving this season? Have you ever DIY’ed a shoe before? Let us know about your experiences making footwear in the comments below! tasselshoes1-640x960

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DIY: Father’s Day Keychain

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This Father’s Day make your dad something he is sure to love! If your dad has a habit of losing his keys, make them harder to misplace with a guy-approved keychain. No rhinestones or baubles here! We created a braided faux leather keychain that has an edge of rustic masculinity.

DSC_0208Materials:

Leather Braid

Key chain clasp

Needle and Thread

Scissors

Sobo glue

DSC_02111. Take your leather fold over to create a loop. Make the loop as long as you desire. Cut excess leather.

DSC_02132. Slip the leather through the metal clasp opening.

DSC_02153. Sew the edges of your trim together.

DSC_02174. Glue the edges of the trim with your Sobo glue so it does not fray. Let dry.DSC_0259

DIY: Cord Necklace

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This week we have a DIY that is the perfect piece to complete your spring and summer wardrobe. Inspired by Marni’s incredible rope necklaces, we decided to put all of our cord to good use! This simpler design features one length of cord at a time, but you can always add additional segments to the necklace. We like wearing a clustered bunch to really make a statement, but you can also rock one at a time. These necklaces are a little bit nautical too, making them perfect for your summer vacation at sea!

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6mm Braided Metallic Cord

12mm Imported Chenille Twist

End Caps (small and large)

Lobster Clasp

Jewelry Wire

Jump Rings

Pliers

Scissors

E6000

 

Chenille Cord NecklaceDSC_01381. Measure your chenille cord around your neck, and cut depending on how long you want your necklace. Cut cord.

DSC_01422. Take your jewelry wire and hold the tip with the loop with a set of pliers. Create a knot by twisting the wire into a ball. This will allow the wire not to fall through the opening of the end cap.

DSC_01443. Place the loop tip into the end cap so it come out on the other side.

DSC_01514. Add glue and place cord into the end cap. Let dry and repeat on other side.

DSC_01595. Add a jump ring to each end and a lobster clasp to on end.

Braided Metallic Cord Necklace

DSC_01531. After cutting your cord to the desired length, take your smaller end caps and add glue inside.

DSC_01542. Place cord end into the cap and let dry. Repeat on the other side.

DSC_01603. Add a jump ring to each end and a lobster clasp to on end.

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