4 Ways to Embellish Back to School: Calendar

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Buying a new calendar every year can be a hassle. First you need to find one you like, and then, a mere twelve months later, it goes in the trash. Make a reusable version, that you’re sure to love for years to come using ribbons and a frame.
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What You’ll Need:

Frame
1.5” Grosgrain Ribbon
E6000
Scissors
Marker Board Pens

1. Take the back of the frame out, and lay it out. You will work directly on this piece.DSC_02402. Using the ribbons, create a weave pattern. Make sure you 7 rows going across, and at least 5 rows of boxes going down.

 DSC_02484. Glue it to the frame back, and let it dry.DSC_02505. Put board in frame and using an erasable marker write down the month, days of the week, and days.

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4 Ways to Embellish Back to School: Pencil Case

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There’s nothing worse than losing all of your pens and pencils in the depths of your backpack. Make sure your writing utensils are snug, sound and stylish with this classy pencil case DIY.
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What You’ll Need:

1.8” Ultra Suede Tape

2” Metallic Crossweave Leather Trim

Hole Puncher

Scissors

DSC_0208 1. Fold a 14″ piece of gold trim in half.

DSC_0212 2. At the bottom corner start to punch holes going all the way up. Repeat on the other side evenly.

DSC_02243. Starting from the lower corner, push your suede cord through the hole and tie a knot.

DSC_02314. Start to weave the suede creating loops on the outside. Once you get to the top, tie a knot and cut excess suede.

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4 Ways to Embellish Back to School: Button Locker Magnets

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Keep your locker organized while also adding some much needed personality to that slate gray space. Create locker magnets for your personal cubby using our fun fashion buttons. You can also use these on your fridge, or any other magnetic surface that needs a dash of color!
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What You’ll Need:

Dome Faceted Button

Two-Hole Polka Dotted Striped Button 

Floral Beaded Button w/Shank

Two-Hole Flower Button

Round Magnets

E6000

 

DSC_01931. Snip the shank off of the back of the button if it has one.

DSC_01992. Place a small drop of E6000 onto the back of the button.

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Tote Bag DIY Roundup

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Tote bags aren’t just the perfect beach bags, they’re also great for carrying those books to your next class, picking up groceries, or holding your lunch for the workday ahead! These DIY tote bags are perfect for that transition from summer to fall, and they are inexpensive to make so you can make one for every season!
IMG_4181This DIY from For the Love Of shows you how to give your tote bag the paint chip ombre treatment.

 

simple-sequin-tote-bag-craft_zpsffa05c74This simple sequin tote from Madigan Made has just the right amount of sparkle!

tote10Cupcakes and Cashmere knows how to keep things classy with this preppy DIY tote!

No-Sew-Canvas-Tote-BagThis tote from Homey Oh My was made completely from scratch, and no sewing was involved! Can you believe it?

leather-tote-15Dare to take on leather sewing with this cool, classic leather tote from Melly Sews!

 

 

DIY: Metallic Trim Headbands

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By Blerona

Don’t you just love just love wearing headbands!  It’s jewelry in your hair, and the one-of-kind-headbands are my forte. Since I love DIY’s so much of course I’d try my hand in hair accessories. And these accessories are super easy, Instant Gratification! Check out this Oh So Chic DIY Hand bands

Materials:

 

Directions First Headband:

  • Step 1: Measure the elastic head band around your head. Make sure it’s tight enough to stay put. Then cut elastic trim to the correct size.
  • Step2: Take your appliqué and hot glue one end onto the back of the appliqué, then hot glue the other end. And you finished!

Second Head band:

  • Step 1: Measure the Metallic trim around your head and cut. Now cut off an extra 2inches of the cut trim and hot glue or sew one end of remaining elastic thread to that end.
  • Step 2: Measure the trim and sewn elastic thread around your head again, and be sure to make it tight to stretch out the elastic trim for a stronger hold.
  • Step 3: Once you measured it cut the extra elastic off and hot glue or sew to the other end of the metallic trim.

Happy DIY’s