Favorite DIYs of August

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This August was filled with fantastic DIYs for home decor, fashion, you name it! As the last full month of summer, these beauties embrace the fun and carefree spirit of the season!

 

DIY_Nail_Polish_Marble_Tray_8We love this beautiful marbled tray DIY. Beauty items that can beautify your home too? Sign us up!

DIY-Faux-Fur-Bag-11Ring in the fall weather, and keep your greens warm with this faux fur bag.

6a00d8358081ff69e201a511f21af6970c-800wiEmbrace the copper trend with these gorgeous copper letters!

14922703836_1c567b92fd_zKeep it classy with a leather and charm bracelet, that has a little bit of edge.

bugplates1Add a cute creepy crawly to your tea time with these vintage saucer DIYs!

Glamping DIY Inspiration

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Camping may not be your thing, but glamping may be. For those of you that may not be aware, Glamping = Glamorous + Camping. We had our doubts at first too, but this trend has caught on rather quickly. Instead of going to a fancy resort, recreate your own glamping experience in your backyard with fun and easy DIYs.

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DIY Picnic Basket

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Top 5 Outdoor DIYs

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This summer it’s time to embrace your inner DIY guru. Remember, DIY projects are fun, and with proper instructions are fairly easy to complete. We’ve rounded up five of our favorite outdoor summer DIYs that will spruce up your yard in no time. Take the classroom outside with I Spy Diy’s flower Pot Chalkboard.  Her adorable flower pot can be used indoors or out.  Not sure what to do with all of those adorable plastic figurines? Why don’t you create a planter a la Ps I Made This. If you’re looking for something bigger to tackle this weekend, try creating a tire swing for the young ones. This childhood staple never gets old.  Be sure to check out M&J for all of your DIY needs.

Honestly WTFHonestly WTF created this DIY Mini Pajaki

ispydiy_chalkboard2I Spy DIY Chalkboard Flower Pot

MyMommysPlace-How-to-Make-tire-SwingBobvila’s DIY Tire Swing

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Summer Bird BathDIY Hanging Bird Bath

Four Looks with One Dress!

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By Blerona 

It’s time to put your winter clothes away because Summer is Finally Here! Your only crisis for the summer, “what to shop for first?” Beach clothes, party clothes, work clothes, lazy Sunday clothes? Well, we  just made it a lot easier for you. We took one simple dress and a created four different looks, for inspiration.

Look one: Day at the Beach/Park Accessories:  Donna Karan Raffia heal & Vintage Emmanuelle Kkhanh Paris Sunglasses

 Trimmings Used:

Necklace Directions:

  • Step one-  To create a flower appliqué with a button please see this tutorial
  • Step two-  Connect Chain and pearl strand by tying them together with scraps of fine lace, with either a knot or bow.

Jute Belt Directions:

  • Step1- Make knots one inch away from ends and unravel cord.
  • Step2- Fold the cord in half then wrap around waist and make a knot.

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Look two: Weekend/Day Off Accessories: Alloy Cowboy Boots 

Trimmings Used:

  For Peacock Feather and Tooth Pendant Necklace Click Here for Instructions  

Belt Directions:  

  • Step 1- Slip one end of the leather trim around the shank and hand sew with a leather needle and thread.
  • Step2-Measure around waist or desired length and insert three or four holes one inch apart on the other end of the leather trim. Cut excess trim.

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Look Three: Happy HourAccessories M&J Headband , YSL Platform Pumps 

Trimmings Used: 

  • Bib Necklace: 1 Ready Made 8″ Beaded Collar Style# 45054-Black/Crystal (1.800.9.MJTRIM)
  • Stretchable Belt: 1 yard of 100mm Ruffeled Elastic Style# 42206-7 (1.800.9.MJTRIM)
  • Stretchable Belt: 2 Snaps

Stretchable Belt Directions:

  • Step 1- Measure Stretchable trim around waist and cut.
  • Step2- Sew snap closures to the ends of the stretchable trim, 1 inch apart.

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Look 4: Nautical Look for work Accessories: M&J Belt  

Trimmings Used:

To make a belt, instead of bow Click Here  

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