DIY: Dazzling Ear Cuff

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 Ring in the new year with this glamorous accessory!

DSC_0699What You’ll Need:

10mm x 5mm Navette Rhinestone with Setting

6mm x 6mm Swarovski Crystal Square with Setting

10mm x 6mm Pear Rhinestone with Setting

Blank Earring Setting

Glue (E6000)

Small Metal Component

DSC_07031. Glue your metal piece to the front of the earring. Let dry.

DSC_0704 2. Take your square crystal and glue in the center when you placed the end of the metal piece to the center of the earring setting.

DSC_0708 3. Take your navette pieces and glue down going opposite ways toward the top.

DSC_0712 4. Take your pear stone and add to the tip. Let dry.

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Last Minute DIY Gifts for Her

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Are you in a bind when it comes to finding the perfect gift? These easy DIY presents are easy to make, and look like a million bucks! And she won’t have any idea that you made them the night before.

DIY-Anthropologie-Monogram-Mug-cladandcloth.com-8-copy-705x1024A perfect present for the coffee or tea addict in your life! With a beautiful mug like this, they are sure take extra time enjoying the little things they love most, like a hot cup of coffee on a Saturday morning.

 

DIY-YOUR-NAME-BRACELET-51For those friends who can never find a personalized bauble, make a sparkling name bracelet!

diy_glitter_encrusted_magnets_10If your friend loves decorating with sparkle, whip up a few of these adorable glitter magnets!

bubble_bath_07A friend that likes a little bit of pampering will love this DIY bubble bath, especially if it comes in such a chic package!

 

6550823177_8aaaf237b5_oA great gift for the busy baker, this jar of brownie mix is ready to go whenever a sweet tooth strikes.

DIY: Metallic Chain Cuff

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If you’re in need of a flashy statement accessory that will get you through the holiday season, from holiday party to New Year’s Eve, look no further than this DIY! This metallic chain cuff is just the piece you need to grab the spotlight without looking overdone. We used our flat snake chain to adorn a simple cuff, and the result looks like liquid gold! DSC_0001

What You’ll Need:

Metal cuff

6mm Flat Metal Snake Chain

Scissors

E6000

Syringe

Ruler

DSC_00051. Take your chain and cut seven 1″ pieces.

DSC_00072. Add E6000 to your syringe. Start adding glue about a half inch up from one side and ending one half inch up from the other side.

DSC_0015 3. Place one piece of chain at the top making sure one side of the chain is longer than the other side.

DSC_0018 4. Continue down making sure you keep making one side longer than the piece of chain above it. This will create an angle with the chain on the cuff.

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Pinecone DIY Roundup

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As we head into the holiday season, we want to start decorating with all of the seasonal accoutrements: snowflake, elves, menorahs, jolly Santas. But if you’re looking for a more transitional element that will easily take you from fall to winter, may we suggest the pine cone? Pine cones have the perfect amount of autumn brown, while also symbolizing that iconic seasonal tree! Check out these DIYs using pine cones that are sure to get your home trimmed for the holidays!

 

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DIY: PomPom Blanket

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Keep your loved ones warm with a cozy and creative gift this year! We updated a basic blanket with a smattering of luxurious fur pompoms to give an ordinary blanket a quirky edge. For added fun, attach the pompoms to the corners of a matching throw pillow for a comfy and cute set!DSC_0880What You’ll Need:

Blanket
Large fur pompoms
Small fur pompoms
Needle and thread
Scissors

DSC_0889 1. Lay out your blanket. Place the large pompoms out first toward the edge of the blanket. Cut the elastic cord on the fur pompom.

DSC_08912. Sew pompoms into the areas you chose. DSC_0901 3. Fill in the other spaces with the smaller pompoms. Cut the elastic cord. Sew in place.

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DIY: Leather Wrap Watch

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Are you looking for the perfect present for that hard-to-shop-for fashionista? If so, we’ve got the perfect gift idea that she’s sure to love. Not only is this gift chic, it’s also handmade! You can customize it to fit the giftee’s style. Use all black cord for a punk look, or neon cord for a super-trendy summer style!

DSC_0836 Watch You’ll Need:

Braided Leather Bolo

Project DIY Modern Heirlooms Timeless Wrap Watch

5MM Jump Rings

10MM Jump Rings


DSC_08481. Take your cord and cut five 1′ pieces. The pieces should be long enough to wrap around your wrist.

DSC_08502. Add cord connectors to each end, and connect them to the watch with jump rings.

DSC_08543. Take the rest of the cord and cut five piece 8 inches or longer.

DSC_08514. Add connectors and connect with jumps rings to the watch.

DSC_08555. Place the watch face on your wrist. Wrap the long side around your wrist until it hits the middle of your wrist. Cut if too long.

DSC_08586. Wrap the short side until it meets the ends of the cords you just cut.

DSC_08617. Add cord connectors to each end with jump rings. On one side add the five cord ends to a jump ring and then connect it to the lobster clap.

DSC_08658. Connect the other side with a larger jump ring.

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Timekeeping Clock DIY Roundup

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Looking for a unique DIY gift to make for a loved one this holiday season? Why not a clock? These clock DIYs are great for the chronically late and the decor obsessed! And there’s definitely a style here for everyone!

This celestial clock is great for any stargazers you know! You can always replace the moon image with any other. What about a fruit, or a basketball for the sports-obsessed?

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Who knew a wooden platter could make such a cool, minimalist clock? This would look great in a kitchen!

PB Inspired Wall Clock and Tutorial at Me and My DIY

This rustic clock DIY looks like a million bucks but will cost you a lot loss!

how to make a stained plywood clock tutorial via Kristina J blog

The stain adds a funky design element to this cool clock DIY!

Upgrade an inexpensive clock with a leather belt!

 

Jean Dilemma DIYs

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Have you ever fallen in love so deeply that you overlook the bad, and highlight only the good? And then you get home and realize that the fit/shape/cut/color is all wrong? We’ve all fallen in love with a pair of jeans, that by all intents and purposes is perfect, except for one little setback. But one tiny problem can’t stand in the way  of true love, right? Right. With these simple DIY fixes, all of your jean dilemmas are a thing of the past. AND you won’t have to spend a dime on therapy afterwards, retail therapy that is.

Learn how to make your jeans a little more rough around the edges with this denim distressing DIY!

Does your favorite denim need darning? If your go-to pair needs a helping mend, use this DIY to make them almost brand new!

created at: 08/19/2013If your pair is picking up dust as you walk, use this DIY to hem those jeans like a pro!

If your jeans fit everywhere but your waist, it may be time to take them in at a side seam.

pink pants headerAre your jeans making you feel blue? Dye them with this DIY, and your friends will be green with envy!

DIY: Embellished Jeans

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If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to update your basic blue jeans, look no further than this DIY! It’s so easy, and there’s absolutely no sewing involved. Just place the gems and studs where you want to add some pop, heat them up with glue, and you’re ready to hit the town in style!DSC_0662 What You’ll Need:

 4mm HF Octagon Rhinestone Stud
6.5mm Hotfix Cone Shaped Stud
SS10 Hotfix Swarovski Pearl
Jeans
Iron

 DSC_0663 1. Lay out your jeans and place the iron-on studs and pearls to the desired areas. We laid the studs and pearls out in a denser pattern at the top and faded them out to the middle of the jean.

DSC_0665 2. Place your iron on top of studs and pearls to heat up the glue. The heat will attach the studs and pearl to the jean.

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Clever Creature Costumes

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Animals are always a popular pick for Halloween, and with an almost limitless amount of options, the decision to be a critter this Halloween is an easy one. But once you’ve decided that you want to be one with your spirit animal, how do you figure out how to really BECOME the animal? Take a lesson from these costumed creatures who have figured out how to harness the essence of animals with some makeup and trimming!like_a_snake_by_lucikoshkina-d63q09la8965c122be2aafd9cbdc9e3f1576dd7

 

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