4 Ways to Embellish Back to School: Backpack

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When going back to school, it’s always good to make a great first impression. This DIY will show you how to turn heads and wow your future friends with a bag that’s embellished to the brim!
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What You’ll Need:

Backpack

25mm Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon

Small Fur Pompoms

3” Imported Chainette Tassel

23mm Imported Floral Jacquard

9mm Rose Satin Jacquard

18mm Imported Floral Jacquard

15mm Mini Pom Pom Loop Fringe

1 3/4” Pom Pom Fringe

70mm Floral Jacquard

E6000

Scissors

 DSC_02901. Add pompom trim to the edges of your bag

DSC_0287 2. Tie tassels to the pull straps of the bag.

DSC_03123. Glue lengths of various jacquard along the top and sides of the bag.

DSC_0328 4. Tie the pom pom to the top of the loop on the backpack.

DSC_0361Need more inspiration for your back-to-school gear? Check out our 4 Ways Back to School Shop!

Upgrade Your Plain White Tee

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The classic white tee is well, a classic! But how many classic white tees can you own before you become a little bored of this basic staple? Here are three simple additions to jazz up any plain white t-shirt, perfect for those bulk sets of tees that come in three-packs! T-shirt with Lace

Want to make a flirty tank top or beach cover up? Cut off the sleeves and down the seams of your t-shirt. Sew the lace to each end of the open gap on both sides.  If you’re looking for a more modest option, just leave the seams as they are, and sew the lace directly onto the sides of the tee! 

T-shirt with Jacquard

To add a little bohemian flair to any plain tee, all you need is some gorgeous floral ribbon! Just line the top band of the pocket and the bottom band of the tee with one of our embroidered jacquards. Try our 18mm Imported Floral Jacquard, 13mm Jacquard with Picot Edge or 35mm Imported Floral Jacquard!

T-shirt with Sew-OnsPump up the glam factor by adding some sparkle to your sleeves! Sew clusters of assorted sew-ons to just the sleeves or the pocket of the tee for some understated edge!

Now that boring white tee is anything but! How will you be wearing your white tee?

DIY Inspiration: Greek Key

Greek key trim looks amazing no matter how you use.  We love seeing it in home decor, jewelry, clothing, and the list continues.  It’s simple geometric pattern brings so much life to anything it is placed on!

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Top 5 Greek Key Home Decor DIYs

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There is something about a Greek-inspired decorated home that we simply love.  It’s classic, chic, edgy, and pretty all at the same time.  It’s probably one of our favorite themes for home decor.  Our selection of over 50 types of greek key trim leave us completely inspired to recreate these 5 DIYs for our homes!

DIY Greek Key Pillow via Crafty Sisters

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DIY Greek Key Lampshade via A Well Dressed Home

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DIY Greek Key Dresser via Remodelaholic

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DIY Greek Key Window Shades via Green Street

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DIY Greek Key Rug via Tatertots and Jello

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Skirted Tables

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By Nicole

I love the crisp tailored look of these trimmed out skirted tables! I think it adds a fresh dimension to a traditional idea. Skirted tables are a great way to hide something ugly,give yourself more storage and create something beautiful!

So when I scavenged through my Mother in Laws basement and found the perfect size sofa table, I was so excited to make a chic table skirt for it!

My inspiration: This foyer by Tom Scheerer

This linen console from Beach Dwelling… I love the laces, so beachy and whimsical!

Blogger Eddie Ross took this old pedestal sink from grungy to gorgeous with his black and white skirt!

He inspired Jenny of Little Green Notebook to do the same! Hers is a no-sew DIY!

Here is a photo of the my skirted table! The fabric, an awesome KWID for Lee Jofa was on the pricy side, so I had my friend pillow maker Melanie of Plum Cushion whip this up for me!

We used a jacquard  to give it that crisp tailored look that I loved in the photos above.

Here is a close up of the fabric and the jacquard!

You can learn how to do it yourself with this tutorial from Better Homes and Gardens!

Check out my other blog Sketch42!

Recreate Your Pillows

By Goldie

Seeing the results of your creative work in your home can be very satisfying. You can add your own personal style  to just about anything; I would like to share with you two simple ideas you can use to recreate your own pillows by which you can express your own personal style. You can spruce up one of your own old pillows or you can purchase one. I purchased these inexpensive pillows at Kmart.

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Directions:

Organza rosettes pillow:

 

Greek key jacquard pillow:

  • Sew the trim onto the pillow. It is not necessary to stitch all around the trim fold the trim at each end of your pillow into a triangular shape and sew it together this will give your  pillow a clean cut look.