Blogger Highlight: Acid Dreams and Sugar Highs

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We just stumbled upon up-and-coming DIY blog Acid Dreams and Sugar Highs and we’re really loving it. Leather, studs, and neon? That’s right up our alley. See our fave projects below and stop by Acid Dreams and Sugar Highs for more.

Studded White Leather Bracelet

Bleached Skinny Jeans

Neon Stick Necklace

Blogger Highlight: Taylor & Demolish

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We recently found Candy’s blog Taylor & Demolish when we stumbled upon her DIY Sass & Bide inspired shorts, which we shared with you a while ago. Since then, we have been obsessing over Taylor & Demolish and all of the incredible DIY projects that Candy shares. From her spiked friendship bracelets to her dip-dye shorts, this girl truly has an eye for style! Stop by Taylor & Demolish to see some more of her trendy DIYS.

DIY Sass & Bide Inspired Embroidered Shorts

DIY Spiked Friendship Bracelet

DIY Dip-Dye Tribal Shorts

Blogger Highlight: Wunderlust

Karin of Wunderlust is mostly known for her dreamy outfits and fairytale-like photos, but we recently discovered her DIY projects and we’re just as obsessed. From her DIY feather hat to her lace cut-offs, we can’t get enough of Karin’s DIY Style. And isn’t her dog just adorable? See more of her whimsical projects at KarinKisten.Blogspot.com!

DIY Lace Cut-Offs

DIY Lace Peter Pan Collar

DIY Feather Hat

Top 5 Shirt DIYs

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With their simple cuts, plain t-shirts leave an endless amount of opportunity for cool DIYs. You can embellish, dye, sew, and do plenty other things to spice up a classic shirt. We rounded up the top 5 shirt DIYs by our favorite bloggers so we can get inspired for our next project. Which one do you like the best?

1. DIY Ombre Tee by A Pair & A Spare

2. DIY Flower Top by A Matter Of Style

3. DIY Embellished Tee by I Spy DIY

4. DIY Peplum T-Shirt by …love Maegan

5. DIY Bow Blouse by Cheetah Is The New Black

Blogger Highlight: Glitter ‘N Glue

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It’s safe to say that we have always been obsessed with Glitter ‘N Glue, a DIY blog that is run by the lovely Kristen Turner. She participated in our Blogger Challenge last year, and we adored all of the projects that she created. Her sparkling zebra flats were definitely a favorite around the office. Kristen was kind enough to chat with us about everything DIY-related – see her interview below!

How did you get started as a blogger and a DIYer? After maxing out my credit cards, I started DIYing as a way to feed my fashion appetite without breaking the bank.

Where do you find inspiration for your DIYs? I find inspiration from all over… magazines, window shopping, blogs, old Hollywood photos, vintage family photos.
Which of your DIY projects is your favorite? I just made these stackable ball and chain rings that I’m currently obsessing over. They were super cheap, super easy to make and come in so many different colors. I wear them almost everyday now. I pair them with my Michael Kors stackable rings as the perfect mix of designer and DIY
 

Have you noticed any upcoming DIY trends? Summer is upon us so I’m excited to see the DIY projects the change in weather will bring. I’m predicting lots of color which I’m very excited about!
What advice would you give to DIY beginners? Start simple. I find the best projects are usually the ones where I’ve used a can of spray paint to change the color of something. So simple yet it totally changes the look of my accessories.
What are your must-have DIY supplies? Glitter and glue, obviously ;-) I also seem to not be able to live without studs. Lately I’ve wanted to put studs on everything!

Top 5 Blogger Shorts DIYs

With summer on its way, there’s no better time to DIY a trendy pair of shorts. We scouted through our favorite DIY blogs to find the best shorts tutorials – check out our picks!

1. Floral Print Denim Short by Swell Mayde

2. Distressed Denim Cutoff Shorts by A Pair & A Spare

3. Scalloped Shorts by Boat People

4. Embellished Short by P.S. I Made This

5. Leopard Print Short Shorts by Because I’m Addicted

Blogger Interview: Thanks, I Made It

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If you haven’t stopped by Thanks, I Made It yet, you definitely need to update your blogroll. Erin, the lovely DIYer behind the blog, constantly wows us with her inspiration posts and creative projects. Our personal favorite is this DIY necklace,which she created with trim from M&J Trimming. We chatted with Erin about her blog, her DIYs, and her favorite products – see our interview below!

How did you get started as a blogger and a DIYer?

I’ve always been very hands on and making things, something that runs strongly in my family. I love the sense of accomplishment I get from doing it myself, from changing my own car battery (that was major for me!) to creating a new necklace. I was a “lurker” for a while on a lot of other DIY blogs, and thought I should show off my ideas and creations too. It started just shared with friends, but it became such an important personal and creative outlet that I loved putting the energy into making it grow.

Where do you find inspiration for your DIYs?

I spend too much time on my computer perusing other blogs, Pinterest and online retailers for ideas. I love to check the day’s popular posts on Bloglovin’ and Style.com’s accessory index is another go-to. Offline, inspiration comes from everywhere, like magazines, museums or people I see on the subway.

Which of your DIY projects is your favorite?

My Dannijo-inspired chain and rhinestone cuff definitely ranks high. It’s made from pieces from my grandmothers, and I was so excited when a woman at Bendel’s asked me if it was from Dannijo!

Have you noticed any upcoming DIY trends?

I think embellished shorts are really popular with summer coming. Other style trends, like neon and florals, definitely will influence people’s DIYs. DIY can be such a fun and low-cost way to try a trend.

What advice would you give to DIY beginners?

Be flexible–not everything will turn out the way you had in mind, but you can find a way to make it work differently or become something new all together. It can be a lot of trial and error, but don’t get discouraged. Take a break and then come back to it with an open mind.

What are your DIY must-haves?

Strong super glue (I like E6000) is probably the most used thing in my tool kit. A set of pliers (round and needle nose) are essential for jewelry making. I also think having a stash of old jewelry (from hand-me-downs or thrift stores) is very useful– you can reuse old or broken pieces so many ways!

Thanks, Erin! Stop by Thanks, I Made It to see more of Erin’s DIY projects.

Top 5 Shoe DIYs

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Studs, glitter, paint – you can use pretty much anything to jazz up a drab old pair of shoes. And no one knows this better than bloggers – we love watching them get creative with their shoes. Here’s a few of our favorite shoe DIYs that have been floating around the blogosphere lately.

1. DIY Spiked Heels by A Pair & A Spare

2. DIY Embellished Ankle Straps by Glitter ‘N Glue

3. Kitty Loafer by P.S. I Made This

4. DIY Glitter Sneakers by …Love Maegan

5. DIY Gold Color Block Booties by I Spy DIY

Top 5 Blogger DIY Bracelets

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We obviously can’t get enough of DIY blogger tutorials- especially their arm candy! From studs to embroidery floss, here’s a list of the top 5 DIY blogger bracelets that we plan to try.

1. DIY Spiked Bracelet by A Pair and a Spare

2. DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet by Honestly… WTF

3. DIY Chain and Rhinestone Bracelet by I Spy DIY

4. DIY Bullet Cuff by Stripes and Sequins

5. DIY Wrap Bracelet by Honestly…WTF