DIY: Heart Bouquet

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Valentines day is here and love is all around us! So lets whip up one of these edible heart bouquets, to give to your loved one. Check out the tutorial below:

Things you need:

  • Rice crispy cereal
  • Bag of marshmallows
  • Paper straws
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Jar or vase
  • Valentines stickers in assorted shapes
  • Candy
  • Wooden skewer
  • Construction paper in white, red, or pink
  • Heart cooker cutter (small and large

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To get started follow the original recipe for making rice crispy treats, you can find it here. When the directions call for you to pour you contents into a pan let cool for about 5 minutes and start cutting your heart shapes with your cookie cutters. Set to aside on a plate. Don’t stack because they will stick together.

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Take some of your lollipop sticks and cut them in half. We are going to use these to make arrows to stick through our heart rice crispy’s. Start by taking a sticker and sticking it to both ends of the cut sticks. I used a bigger heart for the top and a smaller heart for the bottom.
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Now it’s time to assemble them all together. Use your paper straws and slide it through the bottom of your heart. Take you heart arrows and place one through the top side of the heart and the other diagonal from the first to give the effect of an arrow going through each heart. Put these to the side once you have them all assembled and let them cool completely. If you start moving them before they are set the sticks will start coming out!
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While your hearts are cooling get your construction paper and sketch out the word LOVE. Cut out with scissors and use either double stick tape or a small amount of super glue to attach them to the wooden dowels.
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Put some candy in the bottom of your vase and start arranging your bouquet. You can add as many hearts as you want.
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I had some stickers left over and stuck them to my vase. I also wrote love all around with a black sharpie.

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Now go and deliver your love bouquet! Happy Love Day Everyone!

 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. — Corinthians 13:7-8 –

Best of 2013

Hey Guys! I know I’ve been MIA (missing in action) for the last month or so. But I’m back! This year I have decided to get back to doing things that make me happy like, creating!  I have some great projects lined up for you so stay tuned. But until then here are a couple of my favorite DIY’s from last year!

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Twister bracelet

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Cow print sweater

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Hardware necklace

Tribal painted Denim

Tribal painted Denim

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Button necklace

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Ribbon wrapped bracelets

DIY: Chain Embellished Clutch

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Hello everyone. These past few weeks have been so busy at work I’ve barely had time to post any new DIY’s for you guys but don’t worry this week I’m back!  To kick things off let’s spruce up a clutch with some chain! Check out the tutorial below

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Things You Need:

  • Clutch
  • Chain
  • Pliers
  • Super Glue

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Measure chain over the area it will be added too.

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Use your pliers to shorten chain to the correct length.

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Apply glue to your clutch only in the area the chain will lay.

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Press chain into place working from left to right. Let dry overnight to make certain the glue is dry and the chain is secure.  I moved mine to early and my chain started to slip so give it time to dry.

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All done!   A simple addition can spice up any clutch.

DIY: Earr Cuff

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Am I the only one that has been wanting to try an over the top ear cuff?  I have spotted them in just about every magazine and on some the most stylish celebrities.  I finally had an Ahh….. HaH moment while in JoAnns fabrics store, when I came across the perfect sparkly object to make my beautiful cuff.  Check out what I came up with below!

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Things You Need:

  • E 6000 glue
  • Black finger nail polish
  • Gemstone cluster embellishment you can get here
  • Wire cutters
  • Ear clips

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First, take your wire cutters to cut out the middle stone. I thought three big gems where just too much so I cut out the middle gem.

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Once you have the middle gem removed grab your nail polish and paint the clear gems black. Give them about two coats. If you want to keep them clear then just skip this step.

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Put a good amount of glue on your ear clips and attach the first one to the bottom gem with the clip facing to the left.  Glue the second clip to the top gem with the clasp facing inward too. Examine the  picture above and be sure to glue them the exact same way.

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Done!  If all black doesn’t suit you pick a different color and nail polish can be easily removed with nail polish remover so you change the colors at any time!

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What do you think about the ear cuff trend. Will you be adding a least one cuff to your jewelry box?

Favorite DIY Roundup

It’s already mid July and summer is almost over. Well maybe not for me because in Texas the summer heat is year round!  I Just wanted to share some of my favorite DIY’s with you just in case you missed it. Don’t forget to stop back by on Tuesday and the rest of the week for some really exciting new projects!

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DIY: Chain Cuff

 

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DIY: Star and Stripes Tennies

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DIY: Beaded Statement Necklace

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DIY: Placemat Clutch

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DIY: Coral and Chain Bangels

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DIY: Stars and Stripes T-shirt

What have been some of your favorites?

DIY Inspiration: CHAIN CHOKER

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Photos: Glamour.com

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Photos: Glamour.com

Karl Lagerfeld debuted his Chanel Cruise 2014 show  this week in Singapore.The models wore electric blue eyeliner and these punk like inspired chain choker’s and bracelets down the runway. We all know I love me some chain bracelets but  I’m thinking about trying out a choker. What do you think about this trend?

DIY: Jewelry Box

 

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Since I have a huge obsession with jewelry I am always in need of storage space.  I spotted this plain wooden box at the dollar store and thought is would make for a cute little box to store some of my things in.

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Things You Need:

  • Spiral roller
  • Gems
  • Wooden box
  • Paint
  • Felt with sticky backing
  • Paint brush
  • Mod Podge

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Paint the lid pink or whatever color you chose. Then paint the bottom half in a different color.

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Now it’s time to paint the polka dots. I used these reinforcement labels there the same ones I used in this earlier DIY to make polka dot flats.  You can do the same or just free hand it.

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Paint the inside of the circles in the same color paint you used for the lid.

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Cut your roller so it will fit into your box. Then cut a square piece of felt to wrap around your roller

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Take off the paper backing on your felt and wrap around your roller. It comes with a sticky back so no glue will be needed. Cut and wrap as many rollers to fill up the inside of your jewelry box.

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Add glue to the bottom of the box then line up your rollers .

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Last step is to glue your gems to the top of your jewelry box.

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It makes for a nice space to store your rings!

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Happy crafting!

DIY: Monogram Canvas

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Who says art has to be expensive. 10 bucks and a hour will buy you this beautiful canvas to hang on your wall.

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Things You Need:

  • Canvas
  • Wooden Letter
  • Paint Brushes
  • Glue (not pictured)
  • Paint ( two colors in gloss)

*painters tape is pictured but is not needed

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Pour some paint on a paper plate. Dip your brush and paint your canvas.  I suggest to paint on some old newspaper or sheets you don’t care to get any paint splatter on.

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Set  your canvas to the side to dry.  Grab another paint brush and start painting your wooden letter. Apply two coats.

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When both your canvas and letter are completely dry apply a good amount of glue to the back of your letter.

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Let glue dry  for a good thirty minutes. Now,  all there is left to do is choose which wall  to hang it on?

DIY Inspiration: Chunky Chain Bracelets

DIY Inspiration: Chunky Chain Bracelets

AllSaints curb chain bracelet / Jigsaw twist jewelry, $45 / GUESS bracelet bangle / Charlotte Russe gold chain link bracelet / Yellow gold jewelry, $7.55

DIY: Embellished Chain Sunglasses

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A dollar store pair of shades + some chain = a fashionable pair of sunnies! Follow the steps below to make a pair of your own.

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Things you need:

  • Pair of plain sunglasses
  • Chain gold or silver
  • Glue
  • 1 Jump ring
  • Pliers

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Start by adding glue to the top portion of your frames. Now add your chain. Work from one corner to the other.

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Your chain should only cover the top part of the frame. When shopping for the chain make sure you choose a size that will fit nicely on your sunglasses.

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When you’ve finished adding your chain take your pliers and jump ring and connect the loose ends. Let dry overnight,

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