4 Ways to Embellish Your Hair: Braided Bun with Metal Buttons

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The first DIY in this installment of the 4 Ways series is perfect for a formal event! This up-do is messy enough that recreating it is simple, but also stylish enough to wear to prom or even a wedding! We love using these metal seashell buttons for the warmer months, but feel free to play around with any shape or style! You can also use crystal sew-ons for a look that dazzles. DSC_0180

Materials:

Metal Shell Button

Metal Conch Button

Metal Sun Button

Metal Hair Pins

E6000

DSC_01811. Remove the shank on the back of the buttons with a set of pliers.

 

DSC_01892. Apply glue to the back of the button, and then add the clip directly on top. Let the clips dry overnight

DSC_0278-23. Take a section of the front of your hair and either braid or twist to the back of your head.

DSC_0281-24. Make a ponytail with your remaining hair.

DSC_0283-25. Combine the end of the braid and ponytail into a bun, securing with bobby pins as you go.

DSC_0284-26. Add the button hair pins into the braid or twisted part of the hair.

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Spring Hair Trend Inspiration

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Looking to upgrade your current ‘do? Take a tip from the 2015 Spring catwalks, and imitate some of the hottest runways styles! From metal hardware to real red roses, this season’s styles are sure to have something for everyone!
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LanvinAdding an edge of gold to your hairstyle can add a dose of glamour to your look, and adds interest to messy hair.

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dolce-and-gabbanaFlowers and hair are almost a match made in heaven! Whether they’re made of leather or picked straight from the garden, they add a natural touch to your style.

bottega-veneta-bunBarrettes are anything but boring when you add beading, gemstones and the like. Add them to a pony or loose chignon to finish off a basic hairstyle.

 

Doormat DIY Roundup

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If you’re having guests over, make a great first impression withe these a-door-able mats! From sassy to sweet, doormats are the perfect way to add a little bit of personality to your home.

rug DIY 3Grab a can of spray paint, and go to town on a plain doormat!

MosaicDoormat-HeaderThis decorative doormat hides a cute “hello” message in mosaic!

010Add a natural touch to your doorway with this stone welcome mat!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you want to celebrate your green thumb, check out this garden hose doormat!

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Trend Alert: Culottes

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Skinny jeans have been the stand-by pant silhouette for years now, and while they are a staple in our closet, sometimes we need a pant that’s a little more roomy. Enter culottes. These wide-legged cropped pants are making a comeback baby! Not only are they chic, they’re also one of the first types of pants to be acceptably worn by women because they were shaped like a skirt, while giving women the freedom to ride horseback astride a saddle. We love this style because it’s versatile, unique and modern; and we know you’ll be seeing it everywhere this spring!   PFW-Street-Style-Day-7

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Ceramics as Centerpieces

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We often hear the phrase, “it’s what’s on the inside that counts”, and while it’s true in most cases, today we’re making an exception. We’re looking at the inspiring vessels for flowers, foods and drink that are making a comeback in homes all around the world: ceramics. Unique ceramics are becoming statement and conversation pieces that can make their way into any room of the home. They’re also readily available for purchase from artists all corners of the earth and hit all price points, making this truly accessible art. The best part? There are so many styles from modern to rustic, that you’re sure to find the piece for you!
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DIY: Horned Pendant Necklace

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We love mixing materials to make pieces that are truly unique. For this week’s DIY we took inspiration from the festival styles that are all the rage this time of year and mixed metal, stone and leather to create a necklace that will look great will all of your bohemian outfits this season!

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What You’ll Need:

Braided Leather Bolo

Metal Tooth Pendant

Cord Ends

4.5mm Steel Rolo Chain

Faux Leather Fringe

Lobster Claw

4mm Jump Rings

8mm Jump Rings

2 Pliers

Scissors

E6000

DSC_01221. Take your cord and cut evenly in half for each side of the necklace. We made ours 7 inches long each.

DSC_0125 2. Add end caps to each end. Total of 4 end caps.

DSC_01343. Cut your chain into two pieces. We made ours 4 inches long. Add jump rings and attach to the cord ends.

DSC_01364. Take your leather cord again and cut a piece. We made ours 6 inches long. Add end caps to the ends.

DSC_01355. Take your tooth pendent and add to the cord. Now attach jump rings to the end caps and attach to the other ends of the chain.

DSC_01436. Cut a 4 inch piece of fringe and add glue to the rim and roll to create a tassel. Once dried add a jump ring and attach to cord where tooth pendant is.

 DSC_01427. Lastly, add jump rings to the top of the necklace and a lobster clasp.

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Bohemian Jewelry Inspiration

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Festival Season is approaching which means it’s time to break out the bangles, rings and necklaces; and start stacking! We love the look of bohemian jewelry, from the earthy and natural materials used to the mystical motifs used in the designs. 89f3f20cf5ae2eee59b5c11f35e53319

 

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Spring Wreath DIY Roundup

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There’s nothing more cheerful than seeing a beautiful wreath upon entering a home. Welcome spring to your abode with these friendly seasonal wreaths! Tulip_Door_Wreath_Tutorial_SpringWhy do we have to wait for May flowers? Bypass the April showers and make this tulip wreath to brighten your doorway!

SONY DSCWhat could be better than a fluttering kaleidoscope of butterflies greeting guests as the walk into your home?

diy-spring-wreath-pinAll of the elements of spring, from flowers to birds’ nests, are captured in this wreath.

cf3d9cb6668c66b8fb27727d7075e0abUse fabric scraps to make this colorful wreath that can easily be used inside too!

Easter and Spring wreath 5This wreath is made with an unlikely material: bubblegum! Who knew a chewy treat could look so modern and sophisticated?

Easter Party Inspiration

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If you’re throwing an Easter party this Sunday, but you’re scrambling for clever ideas to make your party stand out check out these adorable ideas! F29MoqOe1OC4aF5a0wyG6dlkMi1oM2S1FhchnR6-QzEBunnies are a must at almost any Easter party, and we love these little moss-covered cuties!

11974a2ed4e98f4bb163371e80af58eeDon’t let all of the jellybeans go to your head, there’s plenty of room for cake at an Easter party! Especially one that’s THIS cute.

 

carrot-crafts-5Decorate your party space with some veggie garlands! Carrots are a fun and unique addition to your decor.

e89bd6c454bdaa397d434cf1c0d737f0Pastels are the perfect palette for spring festivities! Baby blues, pinks and spring yellows are the ideal colors for a celebration this sweet!

 

15-EggCartonA carton of eggs makes the best set of vases for flower cuttings and looks so cute when clustered together!

 

1Bold paper blooms help to really make your party vibrant!