DIY: Greek Key Trimmed Lamp

4

This week’s DIY is super simple, but incredibly chic. We took one of our favorite patterns, Greek key, and added it to a basic white lamp shade. The result? A lamp that looks fabulous, and is easy and inexpensive to make.DSC_0835

1 3/8″ (33mm) Greek Key Jacquard

Sobo Glue

Scissors

Lamp Base

DSC_08361. Wrap the trim around the base of your lampshade to see how much trim your will need.

DSC_08372. Cut to the length you will need

DSC_08393. Apply glue to the base of the lampshade.

DSC_08384. Place your trim on the areas with glue.  If your lampshade has a seam, start there.

DSC_0844Continue wrapping the trimming around the lampshade until it covers the entire length of the base.

DSC_0876

 

DIY: Jute Rope Coasters

7

If you’re lucky enough to live by the sea, you might be a fan of nautical decor. This fun and carefree theme usually involves a combination of anchor art, navy accents, and definitely elements that feature rope. This DIY is for the sailors at heart and nautically-inclined. We’ve created a set of coasters using jute braid that are as simple to make as they are stylish.
DSC_0395

What You’ll Need:

1/2” (13mm) Jute Tubular Braid

Long pins

Scissors

Sobo Glue

1. Cut one yard of jute for each coaster.
DSC_0396 2. Glue the ends of the coaster so they do not fray.
DSC_0397 3. Start rolling the jute into itself, kind of like a cinnamon roll.DSC_04004. Start to pin through the jute to hold each area in place.DSC_0450

DIY: Brilliance Embellished Blossom Bottle

9

If you’re looking for an easy way to add glamour to your decor, look no further than this DIY. It’s easy to make if you’re no stranger to a paint brush, and will instantly make your room look and feel more stylish. We used acrylic paint and our new Brilliance rhinestones to turn a basic glass bottle into a colorful flower vase.
DSC_0088

Materials:

Brilliance SS20 Fuchsia Crystals

Small Glass Bottle

Acrylic Paint

Paint Brush

E6000

Glue Syringe

Crystal Katana
DSC_00951. Begin by framing the rectangle glass bottle with paint.
DSC_01082. Add flowers with your paint, and let it dry.
DSC_01123. Glue Brilliance crystals to the centers of the flowers you painted, and let dry.DSC_0125

4 Ways to Embellish Bathing Suits: Neon Elastic Athletic Suit

5

If you’ve perused any swimsuit website this season, you’ll see that strappy neon suits are all the rage right now! We love the look of neon and black, especially for summer, so we decided to create our own version of this trending suit using a basic black bandeau and fun neon elastic. With the addition of so many straps for support, this bathing suit is perfect for the active girl on the go!DSC_0185Materials:

Black Bandeau Bathing Suit Top

5/8” Neon Foldover Elastic

Scissors

Needle and Thread

 DSC_01861- Turn your bandeau over and carefully cut of the three straps or the amount of straps the bathing suits has.
DSC_01892- Measure the new elastics that will replace the ones you just cut. You might need less elastic since the thickness of the new elastic is thinner. Sew in the same spot where the previous elastic was.DSC_01933- Turn the bandeau over and measure the elastics for shoulder straps.
DSC_02014- Take two of the colored elastics and sew from the inside of the front to the inside of the back of the bathing suit. DSC_02035- Take the last elastic and sew from the inside of the front next to the first elastic from the center. Cross the elastic for the back part and sew on the inside of the back of the suit.DSC_0240

DIYs for Dad

7

Need a gift for dad this weekend? Check out these awesome DIYs that any dad would love! They’re sure to make any man melt, especially when he knows they’re handmade! homemade-rosemary-mint-shaving-cream-topFor the father who likes to maintain a memorable mustache, make a shaving cream that’s great for irritable skin.

54eb36ebe4623_-_gift-baskets-ketchup-bbq-rub-s3If your dad loves to grill, make him a kit that’s perfect for his pastime.

photo (7)If your dad has a favorite craft brew, turn those old boxes into cool coasters that look great on any table and keep the water rings away!

diy-leather-luggage-tagMake sure dad’s thinking of how much you love him whenever he flies with a DIY leather luggage tag!

canvas_back_pack_front

If you know your way around a sewing machine, this Waxed Canvas Backpack makes an impressive DIY gift!

DIY: Wire Silk Headband

8

Keeping your head feeling and looking cool during the summer doesn’t have to be hard! We created an adorable silk headband that hides a secret weapon. Inside the headband is a wire allowing you to manipulate the headband however you want! It also makes the fit completely customizable. You can keep your hair out of your face while the summer heat is blaring, all while looking totally chic.
DSC_0064 Materials:

2” Midori Dupioni Silk Ribbon

16 Gauge Wire

Needle and thread or sewing machine

Scissors

 DSC_00661. Measure the Dupioni ribbon around your head leaving extra in order to twist once wrap is complete. Once you have your measurement, duplicate the same piece you create to have two pieces.DSC_00692. Start to sew the pieces together.
DSC_00713. Take your wire and create a loop. Twist the wire ends together.
DSC_00774. Insert wire into the ribbon before sewing up the last few inches.

DSC_0129

DIY: Father’s Day Keychain

6

This Father’s Day make your dad something he is sure to love! If your dad has a habit of losing his keys, make them harder to misplace with a guy-approved keychain. No rhinestones or baubles here! We created a braided faux leather keychain that has an edge of rustic masculinity.

DSC_0208Materials:

Leather Braid

Key chain clasp

Needle and Thread

Scissors

Sobo glue

DSC_02111. Take your leather fold over to create a loop. Make the loop as long as you desire. Cut excess leather.

DSC_02132. Slip the leather through the metal clasp opening.

DSC_02153. Sew the edges of your trim together.

DSC_02174. Glue the edges of the trim with your Sobo glue so it does not fray. Let dry.DSC_0259

DIY: Cord Necklace

6

This week we have a DIY that is the perfect piece to complete your spring and summer wardrobe. Inspired by Marni’s incredible rope necklaces, we decided to put all of our cord to good use! This simpler design features one length of cord at a time, but you can always add additional segments to the necklace. We like wearing a clustered bunch to really make a statement, but you can also rock one at a time. These necklaces are a little bit nautical too, making them perfect for your summer vacation at sea!

DSC_0137

6mm Braided Metallic Cord

12mm Imported Chenille Twist

End Caps (small and large)

Lobster Clasp

Jewelry Wire

Jump Rings

Pliers

Scissors

E6000

 

Chenille Cord NecklaceDSC_01381. Measure your chenille cord around your neck, and cut depending on how long you want your necklace. Cut cord.

DSC_01422. Take your jewelry wire and hold the tip with the loop with a set of pliers. Create a knot by twisting the wire into a ball. This will allow the wire not to fall through the opening of the end cap.

DSC_01443. Place the loop tip into the end cap so it come out on the other side.

DSC_01514. Add glue and place cord into the end cap. Let dry and repeat on other side.

DSC_01595. Add a jump ring to each end and a lobster clasp to on end.

Braided Metallic Cord Necklace

DSC_01531. After cutting your cord to the desired length, take your smaller end caps and add glue inside.

DSC_01542. Place cord end into the cap and let dry. Repeat on the other side.

DSC_01603. Add a jump ring to each end and a lobster clasp to on end.

DSC_0167

Favorite DIYs of May 2015

9

Get ready to get crafty! We’ve put together a list of our favorite DIYs from the month. 6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d10e5a73970c-800wiThis tulle skirt from ABM is not only perfect for a spring date, it’s also easy to make!

Trinket-Dishes-2-600x900Studio DIY created these adorable trinket dishes that are perfect for anyone who constantly misplaces their keys.

egg-cup-planters-4-2These egg cup planters from Sugar and Cloth are perfect for succulents and summer seedlings!

DIY-Tissue-Paper-Art-8Make this colorful art from Design Sponge using tissue paper to create those cool abstract shapes!

IMG_8669

There’s nothing negative to say about these negative print foil prints from Damask Love!

DIY: Beach Hat with Ribbon Detail

5

This week make yourself a hat that you’ll be using every weekend this summer! Take a simple canvas hat, add a little embellishment, and you have a fun accessory to bring to the beach. We used a striped grosgrain, but you can use anything from jute to beaded trim to personalize your headpiece! DSC_0039

Plain Beach Hat

1.5” (38mm) Stripe Grosgrain

E6000

Scissors

DSC_0040 1. Glue the beginning of the ribbon to the back of the head.

DSC_0042 2. Continue glue around until you reach the point where you started.

DSC_0044 3. Cut the extra ribbon, but leave a little extra to fold over.

DSC_00464. Glue the final piece down so it connects to the other piece. Let dry.

IMG_5555