DIY: Cord Necklace

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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!

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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.

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Favorite DIYs of May 2015

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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!

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

DIY: Beach Hat with Ribbon Detail

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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.

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DIY Beauty Ideas for Mother’s Day

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Looking for a great DIY gift for Mom? After a long day there’s nothing like pampering yourself with small indulgences. Whether it’s a piece of crazy-good chocolate, a light-hearted book, or a bubble bath with filled with your favorite fragrances. This post is going to tackle the latter, with a collection of DIY-able bath goodies that are sure to make your mom, friend, grandmother or anyone for that matter, smile during their luxurious soak.

Strawberry_Coconut_Sugar_ScrubA sweet strawberry scrub is the ticket to summer-ready legs!

DYI-coconut-oil-massage-barsRough day? Massage it away with these massage bars using herbs and flowers with medicinal properties!

content_il_570xN.420569209_tnkdAdd fizzing-action to your spa day with these bubbling bath bombs!

22-april13Make beautiful galaxy soap that is out of this world!

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DIY Keychain Roundup

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If you’ve ever accidentally mixed up your keys with someone else’s, if you find yourself struggling to find your keys at the bottom of a big tote bag, you’re in need of a key chain. Key chains are the perfect DIY because they are small, can use a number of different materials, and don’t take very long to make!
Key-Chain-Inspired-by-Anthro-1024x1024Make this cute letter key chain that can be customized with different statement beads!

 

1c4a0d80814755f7d94b40b0c0939168Armed with some basic sewing skills and fun ribbon, you could make these adorable key fobs!

12105868654_4809f3fd9b_bGuard your precious keys with these fearsome painted beast keychains!

62a829466f8b236e765cd1d0d112c6c5Wood you be able to say no to these charming wooden key charms? Yeah, we wouldn’t be able to either.

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Give your Jenga pieces new life by making them into Mod Podged map piece keychains!

Outdoor Activities DIY Roundup

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The weekend is coming up and the sun is finally shining, which means that we’re finally able to enjoy the outdoors! Add some fun to the sun with these outdoor DIY games that are cute, crafty and entertaining for the whole family! They also make great activities for parties or weddings.
Rainbow-Paver-Hopscotch-Hop-ScotchHop the day away with this rainbow hopscotch board made from paving stones!

Checker-Game-Table-05376-1Play some classic board games, and then have a delicious dinner outdoors with the flip of a table tile with the outdoor checkers table!

DIY Lawn Game, Iron & Twine, Glidden PaintRevive an old classic game on the lawn with these bright and colorful lawn dominoes!

 

mackie-climbing-header-picUse your shed to create an epic rock wall for little ones!

 

horseshoesUpdate your average horseshoes with colorful pastels!

Doormat DIY Roundup

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If you’re having guests over, make a great first impression withe these a-door-able mats! From sassy to sweet, doormats are the perfect way to add a little bit of personality to your home.

rug DIY 3Grab a can of spray paint, and go to town on a plain doormat!

MosaicDoormat-HeaderThis decorative doormat hides a cute “hello” message in mosaic!

010Add a natural touch to your doorway with this stone welcome mat!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you want to celebrate your green thumb, check out this garden hose doormat!

donut-rug-biteGive your guests a sweet welcome with this doughnut rug!

DIY: Horned Pendant Necklace

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We love mixing materials to make pieces that are truly unique. For this week’s DIY we took inspiration from the festival styles that are all the rage this time of year and mixed metal, stone and leather to create a necklace that will look great will all of your bohemian outfits this season!

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What You’ll Need:

Braided Leather Bolo

Metal Tooth Pendant

Cord Ends

4.5mm Steel Rolo Chain

Faux Leather Fringe

Lobster Claw

4mm Jump Rings

8mm Jump Rings

2 Pliers

Scissors

E6000

DSC_01221. Take your cord and cut evenly in half for each side of the necklace. We made ours 7 inches long each.

DSC_0125 2. Add end caps to each end. Total of 4 end caps.

DSC_01343. Cut your chain into two pieces. We made ours 4 inches long. Add jump rings and attach to the cord ends.

DSC_01364. Take your leather cord again and cut a piece. We made ours 6 inches long. Add end caps to the ends.

DSC_01355. Take your tooth pendent and add to the cord. Now attach jump rings to the end caps and attach to the other ends of the chain.

DSC_01436. Cut a 4 inch piece of fringe and add glue to the rim and roll to create a tassel. Once dried add a jump ring and attach to cord where tooth pendant is.

 DSC_01427. Lastly, add jump rings to the top of the necklace and a lobster clasp.

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Easter Party Inspiration

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If you’re throwing an Easter party this Sunday, but you’re scrambling for clever ideas to make your party stand out check out these adorable ideas! F29MoqOe1OC4aF5a0wyG6dlkMi1oM2S1FhchnR6-QzEBunnies are a must at almost any Easter party, and we love these little moss-covered cuties!

11974a2ed4e98f4bb163371e80af58eeDon’t let all of the jellybeans go to your head, there’s plenty of room for cake at an Easter party! Especially one that’s THIS cute.

 

carrot-crafts-5Decorate your party space with some veggie garlands! Carrots are a fun and unique addition to your decor.

e89bd6c454bdaa397d434cf1c0d737f0Pastels are the perfect palette for spring festivities! Baby blues, pinks and spring yellows are the ideal colors for a celebration this sweet!

 

15-EggCartonA carton of eggs makes the best set of vases for flower cuttings and looks so cute when clustered together!

 

1Bold paper blooms help to really make your party vibrant!

 

 

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.