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August 13, 2014

Fashion craft: Braided Cuff Bracelet With Hama Beads Tutorial

Make this lovely braided cuff bangle for under $10 and in about an hour. Using inexpensive memory wire and Hama beads, it's easy and fun to make a stack of cuffs to match your new season's wardrobe.
March 27, 2014

Fashion craft: Polka Dot Flower Hair Clips Tutorial

Polka Dot Flower Hair Clips! These are seriously cute and easy!...
March 26, 2014

Fashion craft: Braided T-shirt Keychain Tutorial

When you have kids, you go through a lot of t-shirts. Usually they outgrow them faster than you can replace them, but sometimes they end up with stains you can’t get out before they’ve finished their use ...
March 12, 2014

Fashion craft: Dyed Concrete Gemstone Pendant Tutorial

Concrete is an easy to use, accessible material that can be set in moulds to create all sorts of fantastic shapes and details. It's also easy to dye with household materials. These bang-on-trend faceted pastel-hued pendants are made using white concrete and food colouring....
February 21, 2014

Fashion craft: Geometric Glitter Necklace Tutorial

A year ago, I created this Mod Podged Glitter Geometric Necklace as a guest post for Mod Podge Rocks and I’m reposting it today if you’re looking for a glittery and fun necklace to make for your upcoming New Year’s Eve celebrations! You will need: ...
January 29, 2014

Fashion craft: Hot Glue Rings Tutorial

I was walking through the craft aisles with my nephews when I happened to see colored glue sticks. I'm not sure if these are a new thing, or something I just never noticed before, but the second I did see them, I kept thinking of this necklace from Dare to DIY. Now when I first saw the necklace I thought it was genius even if it was not exactly to...
January 22, 2014

Fashion craft: Feather Earrings Tutorial

Fabulous DIY Long Feather Earrings! I got a real feather duster at a yard sale for 10 cents. Feathers are amazing and stay clean because of the special oil from the it was very clean. I vacuumed it and wiped it with a damp cloth anyway. Then I carefully clipped feathers off and matched them up with like feathers....
January 20, 2014

Fashion craft: Leather Cuff With an Embroidered Zodiac Design Tutorial

If you're after a cool new accessory for the new year, have a go at making this leather cuff with an embroidered zodiac constellation. Just choose the correct zodiac design from the 12 templates I've prepared for you and follow the step-by-step instructions to create your star-crossed leather cuff.
January 15, 2014

Fashion craft: Geo Necklace Tutorial

Statement necklaces are the accessory of the season. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make your own gorgeous geometric statement necklace – just about from scratch. All you will need is a few sheets of paper and some jewelry supplies. The end result will be big and beautiful and at the same time super-light and comfortable to...
November 27, 2013

Craft idea: Terrarium in a Bottle Necklace Tutorial

T This is a perfect little reminder of life...of Spring or Summer! Perfect for cold winter days... ...
November 11, 2013

Craft idea: Dreamcatcher Necklace Tutorial

We recently spotted this stunning dreamcatcher necklace on actress Shailene Woodley and had to have it. Dreamcatchers are perennially popular with kids and teenagers (who didn't have one above their bed as a kid?) but the traditional Native American symbol has become a trendsetter once again. We've created a DIY version of this statement piece...
September 26, 2013

Craft idea: Duo Tone Necklace with Polymer Clay Tutorial

Texturing polymer clay is fun and easy to do, especially by using everyday items you probably already have at home. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to create three unique duo tone necklaces using buttons and a wooden skewer.
September 10, 2013

Craft idea: Crystal Pendant Necklace Tutorial

Finding the perfect pendant necklace can be a challenge. The right length with the right amount of bling is hard to find! The answer? Make your own! Using rough cut crystals creates an on-trend statement piece that doesn’t cost a fortune. It’s the perfect blend of natural elements and glamour.
September 06, 2013

Craft idea: Lego Earrings Tutorial

I posted these Lego Earrings nearly a year ago. I wanted to do a revise of that post...frankly because I realize that I do a crappy job writing up posts sometime...sometimes assuming that you already know how to do the project before you start. I'll try to be better! :) So. You will need a few things: 2 desired...
August 23, 2013

Craft ideas: Slip Knot Nautical Anchor Bracelet Tutorial

Anchors (or anything nautical) are so trendy right now... ...
August 16, 2013

Craft idea: Smiley Backpack Tag Tutorial

School will be back in session shortly, so that means it’s time for supply shopping and getting the kids to bed earlier from here on out. Kids love to accessorize, and the backpack has become the new way to express your child’s creativity and likes. ...
August 12, 2013

Craft idea: Kumihimo Tutorial

Some time ago my sweet nephews gave me a present. It was a package of hot pink seed beads and some braiding cords from the children's craft section. They sat in my stash for a long time because I didn't really know what to do with them. And then Kumihimo happened in a big, big way. My name is Allison and I'm a Kumihimo addict. Never before have I...
August 06, 2013

Craft idea: Painterly Pendant and a Pair of Earrings with Polymer Clay Tutorial

Inspired by abstract watercolour paintings and dripped paint, this pendant and earring set will add an artistic twist to your next outfit. Made from fun and easy to use polymer clay, I’ll show you how to finger paint (it’s not just for kids!) with the clay to create your very own wearable masterpiece. ...
July 31, 2013

Craft ideas: Fashion - Faux Leather Pouch With Tassels Tutorial

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of bags. And since tassels are incredibly hot right now, I thought I would combine the two! This fun little pouch is very easy to make. All you need is a few hours – and some basic machine sewing skills – to make one of these little designer-look beauties of your very own.
July 18, 2013

Craft Ideas Fashion: Rhinestone flip flops tutorial

Strolling through the mall this past weekend I saw lots and lots of what I'd call fancy flip flops. They were all differently adored with beads, studs and rhinestones but there was one common thread connecting them all. They cost far more than I'm willing to spend on a pair of flip flops. So I dug through my solid bargain bin flip flops (I...
July 02, 2013

Craft ideas: Kumihimo Tutorial

The very second I heard about Kumihimo I was online ordering a starter kit for myself. The. Very. Second. When it got here I jumped around the living room like a loon clutching my bubble mailer. I hadn't even opened it yet. When I opened it, I jumped right in. The directions were on the backside of the product card and it was easy enough to follow,...
June 25, 2013

Craft ideas: Tie Dye Patterns Tutorial

I am a freak about tie dye and I know exactly when I fell in love with it. I was a kid, standing over a boiling pot of dye while my once white shirt was becoming purple. I didn't even like the color purple but, dude was I stoked. This was like magic. Side note, nowadays to people let their 7 year old kids stand over a boiling pot on the stove with...
June 19, 2013

Craft Ideas Fashion: Ladybird Earrings Tutorial

What you need: 12mm cotton balls 6mm wooden beads Black seed beads Earring hooks with ball Head pins Wire for Beading Black and red felt tip pens Scissors Pinchers Pliers Needle
June 17, 2013

Craft idea Fashion: Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial

Craft idea Fashion: Wire Wrapped Rose Ring Tutorial Step1: Prepare three strands of the wire, each about 20cm long. The length may determine the size of decorative “rose” on upon your ring;
June 12, 2013

Craft ideas Fashion: Polymer Clay Necklaces Tutorial

Polymer clay necklaces are bang on trend and you can easily make your own to match your outfit or mood. They also make really brilliant gifts. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to make an ombre disc necklace and a colourful bead necklace. Read on for the how-to. ..
June 04, 2013

Craft ideas: Coin jewelry tutorial

When I was a kid I spent a lot of weekends with my Mimmie and Poppa (grandparents). My Mimmie worked in a dry cleaners and it was open on Saturdays. If both Mimmie and Poppa had to work I went to the cleaners. But Mimmie had to be there early in the morning, before the sun even came out. So she'd dress me and put me in the back of her car where I...
June 03, 2013

Craft idea: Nautical Knot Rope Necklace Tutorial

Classic nautical style is typically reinvented each season, and this summer is no exception with rope accessories leading the trend. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to make a bang-on-trend rope necklace with a maritime knot. It may look a bit complicated, but it’s fairly straight-forward if you follow my step-by-step instructions....
May 27, 2013

Craft ideas: Friendship bracelet watch tutorial

A few weeks back I made some horribly embarrasing videos to show you how to make chevron friendship bracelets. The reason why was because I had a handful of chevron friendship projects to show you. But I dropped the ball and they got lost in the shuffle. So today I'm finally sharing with you the second chevron project (the first was DIY chevron...
May 21, 2013

Craft ideas Fashion: Wooden Handle Mosaic Purse Tutorial

I’ve always wanted to make a purse with a painted wooden handle, and I finally got my chance! I received some Cricut Vinyl as a contestant on Blog Wars last week. I received glittery pink and matte green cut in triangles, and a sheet of glittery black vinyl, and we were challenged to make something with it. So here’s how I made my Wooden Handle M...
May 07, 2013

Craft ideas Fashion: Crystallized Bridal Shoes Tutorial

Getting married? Have you thought about embellishing your own bridal shoes? A growing trend in bridal footwear is to wear a pop of color on your feet. You could co-ordinate your shoes with your bridesmaids’ dresses, or match them to your bouquet. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create your own dazzling Swarovski crystal-encrusted...
May 05, 2013

Craft ideas Fashion: Quick Bangle Update Tutorial

I absoluely love those everything is a dollar jewelry stores. Don't you? A few weeks ago I snagged this wood bangle. It was simple and it was plain and at the time I liked that. But though I liked it, I never wore it because it was, as previously stated, too plain. Today I busted out my supplies and decided to give this little fella a very, very...
May 01, 2013

Craft ideas Fashion: Double Bow Necklace Tutorial

Vote registered!Error...Rating: 5/5 (1 vote) So I made this double bow necklace out of polymer cay. Read on for the tutorial! What do you need? Polymer clay, Cutter, Jump rings, Jewelry pliers, Clasp, Chain, Oven, Pencil,Pin It's so easy! The options are endless - you can make a ring if you attach it to a base, make a small pair of earrings (like the...
April 29, 2013

Craft ideas Fashion: Bling Charm Bracelet Tutorial

Last year when I started this blog I had begun collecting jewelry from thrift stores to make a fun, big chunky necklace with tons and tons of stuff on there like is all the rage. Now at one point I was thrifting at least once but often twice a week. My hand sanitizer (or as my mother and I accidentally say it, hanitizer) bill was through the roof! R...
April 23, 2013

Craft ideas Fashion: Knotted Charm Bracelet Tutorial

These simple French-inspired knot bracelets look so pretty when layered together. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a simple plaited bracelet that can be combined with charms and vintage treasures. This project is perfect for crafters of all levels, especially children.




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