DIY: Phillip Lim Inspired Jeans

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Phillip Lim showcased these patchwork jeans in his winter 2013-14 collection and I must say he became my hero. Who would think that putting patches on your denim could look every so chic. I have had this on my, MUST DIY, list since February when he debuted his collection in NYFW. Check out how to DIY your own below!

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Things you need:

  • Denim skinnies
  • Patches
  • Stick pins
  • Needle and thread (not pictured)

DSCN4633When shopping for your patches you might want to try your army surplus store. I found some of patches there and the others are flea market finds and iron on’s I bought at a craft store. Either kind will work too. Iron on or sew on it’s completely up to you. First,  lay your patches out on your jeans in a pattern you like.

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Using your stick pins, pin all your patches into place. Then take your needle and thread and start sewing them into place. If you purchased any that iron on follow the direction on the package to iron the patch in place.

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Tadah! It’s really that simple. You can customize your jeans however you want by adding more or just a couple patches.
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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?

DIY: Juicy inspired Anchor Shirt

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I spotted Beyonce wearing this Juicy Couture pullover in the June issue of Instyle magazine. I loved the anchor and striped sleeves but it is a little too hot in Texas right now, to rock a pullover sweatshirt. So instead I found this red and white stripped Tee for $5.99 at a local discount store and found an anchor decal at Hobby Lobby!  Check out the tutorial below:

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Things You Need:

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Lay your shirt on a hard, flat surface.

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Take your decal out of the packaging.

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Position your iron on art with the paper backing side up, in the center of your shirt.

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Read your instruction for the iron’s heat setting and follow all instruction to adhere your anchor to your shirt.

*if you use a different type of iron-on art read and follow the instructions on the package.

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Done… A five-minute DIY! Happy DIYing!

DIY: Update an outdated Tee!

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I was cleaning out my closet this past weekend and came across this plain cropped shirt. It was in the give away pile, since I rarely wear it, until I spotted this Asos alphabet print top online. Out of the give away pile into the hmmm maybe pile it went. My next stop was the craft store to pick up supplies. I couldn’t find the letters that I needed or liked but I did come across these iron on numbers that I LOVED! Check out how it came together below!

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Things You Need:

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Step 1:  Lay your shirt flat.

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Step 2:  Peal off the numbers. Be careful not to rip so go slowly.

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Step 3:  Place numbers on your shirt.  Position them in different ways to give your shirt a more playful look.

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Step 4: Arrange all numbers on your shirt with the adhesive side facing down.  The numbers I choice feel like velvet. This is the side that should be facing up.

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Step 5: Read and follow the direction for the heat setting for your iron then iron all numbers into place.

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Done! These iron on numbers are  such a simple way to turn an old or just plain boring  t-shirt into your favorite in only minutes.

DIY: Flower Clip

 

 

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H&M summer campaign “Beyoncé as Mrs. Carter,” is finally here! B never fails to deliver looking super sexy in the new ads, with these perfectly placed flowers in the divas blonde locks. I thought the addition of the flowers where the perfect accessory to put you in the mood for summer and going to the beach! Check Out the tutorial below.

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  • Flowers (not the real ones lol)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  •  Long flat alligator clips

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Pull one of the flower buds off the flower stem. Most artificial flower buds can be easily detached if not use scissors.

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You want to cut the stem down as low as possible.

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Add a good amount of glue to your alligator clip.

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Attach flower to clip. Hold down in place for about 10 seconds.

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After the glue is dried you will have the perfect hair accessory for the summer.

DIY: Square Necklace

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If anyone is familiar with Hobby Lobby, it’s the best place to go for craft supplies and materials, well in Austin anyway. This place is huge and its hard to not spend hours on top of hours finding new and exciting things. I for one have just been introduced to the wood section. My last DIY I used these plain wood rectangles to create a shoe clip. They have tons of shapes, numbers, letters etc…. all in unfinished wood. So today I’m bringing you my square necklace thanks to my new-found aisle . I promise it will be my last well, maybe not my last wood based DIY but for a while anyway. Check out the tutorial below.

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Things You Need:

  • Sponge brush
  • Pliers
  • 7 Wood squares
  • 2 large jump rings
  • Clasp
  • Paint. You need paint in two shades of the same color.
  • Triple thick (check your local craft store)
  • Chain

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First use a sharpie or pen to mark where your holes should go.

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Next drill your holes.

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Paint your squares on all sides. You want to paint 3 in the lighter shade and 4 in the darker color.

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Let your paint dry completely then apply a thin coat of the triple thick.  Coat one side at time letting each side dry before painting the other. It only takes a little so be sure not to over coat. This will seal your paint and give it a nice gloss.

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Once your gloss is completely dry grab your chain and start weaving it through your holes. Start with the darker color first.

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Weave it up through one hole then down the other side.

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After the darker color weave the lighter color square. Continue to rotate colors until all squares are used.

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Even the squares on your chain. Make sure you have equal amounts of chain of both sides. Add your clasp and jump ring to your chain.

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Finished!

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