Easter Egg DIY Roundup

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Get your eggs ready for embellishment, and get cracking (hopefully not literally) on your Easter eggs with these fun DIYs! 9d05245944045a3a06c54aa1c67e9eb1If you’re egg-cellent at puns, you’ll love these stamped Easter egg DIYs!

img_9188-8Easter eggs can always take on a little “extra”. Bring in gold leaf, washi, and even trim for eggs that will really catch your eye!

decoupage-egg-diyIf you aren’t artistically inclined, decoupage your eggs using decorative napkins and let them do the hard work for you.

DIY-Emoji-Easter-Eggs4-600x900Say what you’re feeling without saying a word with these emoji easter eggs.

 

 

Spring Dress DIY Roundup

There are a few things that happen when spring hits the city. The snow boots are replaced with rain boots. Iced coffee becomes even more popular. The parks become packed around lunchtime. And enviable dresses start popping up like daisies. If you’re skilled with a sewing machine, make these adorable dresses for spring!
IMG_4593 copyMake this bright and breezy knee-length swing dress! It’s the perfect casual dress to spend the day in.

15688793312_527c04a70f_oBe as beautiful as a bloom in this DIY tulip dress. The fun shape of the skirt adds fun and sass to a more modest top.

Jul212013_7981This dress is called the “Day Date Dress“, and it’s no wonder why! The dress is so cute, it would be hard not to fall in love at first sight!

DSC_00971This beautiful ballet-neck dress is ideal for a day on the town during those hot summer and spring spells!

 

Spring Decor DIY Roundup

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h4ye752fbdfb1c04b1Make a beautiful botanical centerpiece with friendly succulents!

IMG_4418-866x1024Greet guests with a wreath made from a garden hose for an exciting entry into your home.

4614690385_ce7030f846_oRain clouds under your feet are better than over your head, right? Make these cute cloud rugs to celebrate the spring showers!

dsc_099Use lace and jute to create this adorable vase that’s perfect for your next spring party!

 

DIY: Watercolor Throw Pillow

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Welcome spring with a decor accent that highlights the colors of the season! We’ve made a pillow cover that’s perfectly pastel, and just the thing to brighten up your space after a chilly winter. We used Rit Dye to create a watercolor effect on the fabric by painting the dye on instead of dipping the fabric in.

DSC_0777 What You’ll Need:

Plain canvas pillow case

Rit Dye powder (Fuchsia and Royal Blue)

Paint brush

DSC_0780 1. Take three cups and fill with water at different depths. Add in dye so you have light, medium and dark shades of each color you are using.

DSC_07912. Lay out your pillow and dip your paint brush into the dye. Create strokes going up and down making a cross-hatched pattern.

DSC_07953. Wash and let dry.DSC_0875

Our Favorite DIYs of February 2015

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Although it was a short month, February was full of clever and creative DIYs!  Here are a few of our favorite DIYs from the month. Fall-For-DIY-Semi-Precious-Stone-Soap-1These jewels are definitely precious, they’ll wash away in water!  Make these jeweled soaps that are almost too pretty to use.

6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d0dba194970c-800wi (1)Pompoms are making their way off of our hats and into our home decor. Make this pompom wall hanging to add whimsy to your room!

MS4A1941This mini marble clock makes the prettiest side table accessory.

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Add a touch of spring to your home with this ombre floral wall hanging.

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Or personalize your primavera home decor with this typographic floral wall art!

DIY: Crystal Embellished T-Shirt

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Does your old graphic tee need a glamorous upgrade? Give it the gusto it deserves with Swarovski crystals! We’re channeling spring and breathing bright color into this botanical print t-shirt by outlining the leaves in brilliant shades of emerald and olive. DSC_0588

What You’ll Need: 

Graphic Tee (H&M)

Olivine SS20 Flat Back Rhinestones

Fern Green SS16 Flat Back Rhinestones 

E6000

Glue Syringe

Crystal KatanaDSC_05901. Decide which areas you would like to embellish with crystals. We decided to use the rhinestones to accent the palm fronds on the shirt.

DSC_05902. Apply glue with the syringe to create a neat thin line.

DSC_0599 3. Using your Crystal Katana, lay out your rhinestones precisely but quickly on the line of glue.

DSC_06124. Apply the rhinestones and glue section by section so that the glue doesn’t dry prematurely, and let the piece dry overnight.

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Lunar New Year DIYs

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Happy Lunar New Year to all! To celebrate we’ve collected some of our favorite DIYs featuring the moon. From clocks to pillows, there are ways to include every phase of the moon in your decor!    Moon-Phases-Wall-Hanging2Make this beautiful wall art using dye and wax.

 

52fa50eedbfa3f7c69000eb2._w.540_h.720_s.centercrop_Add a little lunar love to your bed with this printed pillow using a sponge and paint!

lunafadoA personal little moon is the ideal nightlight.

DIY-GIant-Moon-Pinata18-600x900Lunar viewing parties that need a little pep would definitely benefit from a pinata like this!

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If you’re in need of a celestial statement piece for your room, look no further than this lunar wall painting.

 

DIY: Leather Hair Bow

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Our latest DIY offering is playful, with a hint of sophistication. It’s a project that takes just a few minutes, but looks like a million bucks. This week we’re making hair bows, with a twist. Instead of grosgrain or satin ribbon, we’re using leather ribbon to create a set of hair bow clips that add the perfect amount of sass to any outfit!

DSC_0231 What You’ll Need:

1 1/4” (32mm) Animal Print Leather Ribbon (Natural Ostrich)

1 1/4” (32mm) Leather Ribbon (Hunter Green)

1 1/4” (32mm) Animal Print Leather Ribbon (Silver Snake)

Hair Clips

Hot Glue or E6000

Scissors

DSC_02341. Take your Natural Ostrich leather and tie it in a knot.

DSC_02372. Cut the tips to create a round finish.

DSC_02413. Glue down to hair clip. Let dry.

DSC_02481. Take your Hunter Green leather and create a bow. Fold the ends and cut on a diagonal going upward.

DSC_02492. Glue down to hair clip. Let dry.

DSC_02521. Take your Silver Snake leather and tie it in a knot. Cut the tips upward on an angle for a diagonal finish.

DSC_02572. Glue down to hair clip. Let dry.

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Valentine’s Day DIYs We Love

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Whether you’re looking for a DIY gift for your friend, a significant other, or just a lovely project for yourself, we have some of the sweetest love-themed DIYs to get you in the mood for romance!

IMG_2354_copyPlan for next year’s Valentine’s Day with this beautiful ombre calender from Me and My DIY.

Relief-Candle-13 If you’ve met the one who lights your soul on fire, this DIY carved candle may be just the thing for your flame.

easy-Valentines-day-glitter-sign-2-600x445Keep it simple and sparkly with this numerical glitter wall art. Perfect for a party with friends!

Vday-arrows-2These subtle Valentine’s Day arrows can be a decor staple on any day!

DIY_Glitter_Sequin_Metallic_Heart_Pillow21Snuggle up to this sparkling heart pillow, or give it to a friend!

DIY: Embellished Valentine’s Day Cards

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This Valentine’s Day why not get a little crafty and make a card for your loved one? With our two templates, creating the perfect Valentine’s Day card is as easy as printing and pasting.

Valentines Cards Template

DSC_0273LOVE Card

What You’ll Need:

LOVE Card Template

3mm Imported Rayon Twist Cord

Scissors

E6000 or Hot GlueDSC_02761. Trace the word “LOVE” using your glue.

DSC_02792. Place the cord in the script shape. cord3. You will have to cut the cord when getting to the “O” and “V” to avoid the overlapping cord..

YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE Card

What You’ll Need:

YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE Card Template

5mm Brass Figure Eight Chain

Scissors

E6000 or Hot GlueDSC_1291

1. Trace the heart-shaped filament inside of the light bulb using glue.DSC_1296

2. Place the chain over the glue path.DSC_1323