Everyone wants their space to be a reflection of their personalities, and if your personality is feminine, flirty and a little shabby chic, you’re going to love our latest DIY. Our cool, customized initial uses faux flowers and lace that look beautiful when paired together. You can make an initial that matches your personality by varying the trims. Use grosgrain for a preppy look, or jacquard for something more vintage-chic.
What You’ll Need:
5.25” Floral Pattern Chantilly Lace
6” Chantilly Floral Lace
Hot Glue Gun
1. Cut your lace into pieces.
2. Paint the Sobo Glue onto the letter.
3. Gently lay the lace over the glue. Pat down. Let dry.
4. Place on the letter in different spots, and glue down with the hot glue gun.
We’re officially in summer! And you know what that means, lazy days outside DIYing your heart out. There a few DIY essentials that we think are sure to make your summer even more fun!
Elastic – Super practical for summer, this trim is perfect for making hair ties, head bands, belts to cinch your summer dress, and straps for towel holders.
Lace – The perfect summer trim for all of your fashion DIYs. We’ve been seeing lace crop tops and shorts all over fashion blogs and in stores, but why buy them when you can DIY them?
Leather Cord – Go on a friendship bracelet making spree with our selection of bolo cords. From neon brights, to leather neutrals, we have all of the supplies you need for a rockin DIY.
Chain – Not only is chain great for making necklaces and bracelets, it’s also perfect for creating full body jewelry!
Need a DIY that adds a personal touch to your house? Put your name on it! Or at least your initial, with these awesome DIYs that feature your favorite letters in the alphabet. These make great presents, especially for baby showers, and can also add a sweet touch to a wedding.
Sunglasses can put the finishing touch on an already chic outfit, and really highlight your best features with frames that suit your face. This DIY is all about taking a simple pair of sunglasses, and transforming them into a stylish statement. We’ve used classic accents like pearls to embellish our circular frames, but you can use anything from rhinestones to studs if you’re looking for something more glamorous or edgy.
6mm Faux Pearls in Gold and Silver
8mm Faux Pearls in Gold and White
Hot glue or E6000
1. Take your pearls and create a design on each side.
2. Take the smaller pearls and create a frame going on top of the sun glasses.
3. Fill the center of the sun glasses with more pearls.
Summer is only a few weeks away, making this the best time to get your summer essentials prepped! And everyone knows a perfect summer day at the beach, park or pool isn’t complete without a pair of fabulous sunglasses. These sunglasses DIYs are a great way to personalize this summer standby. These chained sunglasses are rockstar chic, and easy to make with a few feet of chain.
Plain sunglasses get a retro upgrade with polka dots!
These embroidered sunglasses from Honestly WTF are created with real thread! How crafty!
These summer fruit sunglasses are perfect for a day at the beach in the tropics.
Yes, these doughnut sunglasses from Studio DIY ARE the sweetest things you’ll see all day.
Although the weather is warm and balmy, we have leather on our minds! There’s something so rugged about it that makes its addition to your home decor or outfit a little more earthy and cool. Its also a great medium to use when making gifts because its sturdy, durable and only looks better with age. Here are a few of our favorite DIYs that use this classic material.
Adventuring in distant lands this summer? Make this cool leather passport holder for your desert or jungle adventures!
Keep your items up with this cool shelf DIY that uses thick leather straps!
There’s something so natural and organic about these leather herb labels. You can use this same technique to create cool office supply jars!
Carrying around a heavy camera can be a bother, especially when you have a standard strap. Give your tech a rustic upgrade with this soft leather camera strap.
Still need a gift for Father’s Day? Make this tool roll that any guy would love!
Do you need a gift for your fashion-conscious father or husband? We have the perfect gift to send dad off with style, and the best part is that this completely customizable gift is easy to make yourself! Check out these DIY bow ties we created just in time for Father’s Day.
What You’ll Need:
35mm Imported Floral Jacquard
2” Striped Grosgrain
1.5” Ombre Grosgrain
Needle and Thread
1. Cut 3 inches of striped grosgrain, and put it aside. You’ll be using this strip for the center of the bow tie.
2. Take your longer piece of grosgrain, and fold one end of your striped grosgrain into the center of the ribbon.
3. Fold the other side over to meet the other piece.
4. Squeeze the center, and sew into place to secure the bow tie.
5. Fold your 3″ piece up horizontally, and wrap it around the center of the tie.
6. Measure the bow tie around a neck, leaving an extra inch.
7. Fold the corner tip of the ribbon to the center, and the other corner tip to the center. Sew the male side to the tip.
8. Sew the female end to the back of the center of the bow tie.
Make these bow ties in an assortment of styles for any occasion! Use trendy trim and ribbons to keep your dad stylin’!
Father’s Day is right around the corner, and we have just the DIYs for you to make your dad! Start the day off right with these cards shaped like shirts!
Your dad will never misplace his keys again when they look like a rugged swiss army knife.
The weather is warm and the sun is out. Make this great sunglass case to keep his shades safe from scratches.
Is you father formal? Make these cool cufflinks for his next event using our cool buttons!
Is your Dad a sci-fi fan? Make this cool Star Wars-inspired wall art!
Need some more suggestions? Take a look at last year’s roundup for some equally awesome ideas!
We love the look of canvas flats for warm weather, but sometimes they need a bit of an upgrade! We took a pair of basic flats and gave them a warm-weather makeover with some jute trim and colorful appliques!
What You’ll Need:
1/4” Jute Braid – Dark
2 2” Bullion Beaded Appliqué
Canvas Flats from Rainbow $12.99
1. Place glue around the bottom of the edge of your shoe platform.
2. Glue a row of jute trim to the bottom of your shoe.
3. Glue another row of jute above the first row of trim.
4. Glue your applique onto the center of the front of the shoe, and let it dry. You can also sew your applique on for added security.
The weather is fine, the sun is out, and it’s so close to summer you can actually taste the sea salt in the air. If you haven’t already, now may be the best time to banish those tall boots! Don’t have enough shoe options for spring? Don’t worry! These DIY options are perfect solution to your footwear woes.
These gladiator sandals are definitely for the bold and stylish. Imagine walking down the beach in these!
Jazz up a plain pair of flats with some fun colored lace!
All you need to embellish these cute flats is a pair of basic white shoes and a marker. Think of the possibilities!
These glittered sneakers are just the thing to wear on a sunny day! Your feet will certainly be attention-grabbing!
We’ve made quite a few warm-weather shoes ourselves, and these ombre flats are perfect for a stroll in Central Park!