DIY Faux-fur vest!!
Here’s what you’ll need:* 1-2 yards of Faux Fur
* Measuring tape
* Scissors* Needle and thread
- Step 1:Lay your fabric stretched out on the ground…(To make this vest appear asymmetrical, keep the width longer than the length.)
- Step 2:Measure your shoulders across your back from bone to bone and fold fur inwards according to your shoulder measurements.
- Step 3:About 6-12in. down from the top (according to how much of a collar you want) cut out arm holes in the shape of an upside down tear drop.
- Step 4:Now you will work with the collar, you will want to fold the designated material in half and add a few stiches in each side and down the middle to keep the material folded down!and there you have it!
tip: if you want to cinch the waist to create a more flattering look, use a ribbon to dress up the vest or a belt to dress it down!
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DIY Spiky Crystal Ring Inspired by Pamela Love FW11. Rarely do I get this excited over a tutorial, but this one has links to super cheap crystals (3/$2.25 + shipping) and the rest of the supplies you can get anywhere. It’s also so much easier than it looks. Photgraphs: Top Photo: DIY, Bottom LEFT photo: Pamela Love Crystal Slice Ring - Sterling Silver $510 here, Bottom RIGHT: Pamela Love Thin Crystal Block Cuff $485 here. Tutorial by Transient Expression here.
DIY Button Bracelet that requires NO TOOLS/NO JUMP RINGS. You do need scissors, ribbon, a chain bracelet with clasp and buttons. But that is it! Normally I dislike videos, but in this case she has 2 short videos that teach you how to make this simple bracelet… and again - no jump rings (and if can sit through these from start to finish - anyone can). Video tutorials from Vitamin C… A Daily Dose of Creativity here.
Lovely idea for alternative business cards:
DIY Weaving with Drinking Straws. Skinny = 3 straws, Wider = 15 straws. Even though this is for children of all ages, I had to read the directions twice, but then I got it and it was easy to understand. Good for small projects like bracelets, and great for kids. Tutorial at Home Ed Groups here.
Crepe Paper Flowers
Easy to make and perfect for gift bags and decorations - find it here.
::DIY::Luxe Snow globes::
- A jar of your choice (with a lid)
- Anti-rust sealant for metal pieces
- Clear-drying epoxy
- Distilled water
- Dash of glycerin
- Large silver or white glitter (smaller versions will float at the top)
- Use clear-drying epoxy to adhere your piece to the inside of the lid.
- After the epoxy dries, fill your jar with distilled or boiled water
- Add just a dash of glycerin so the “snow” falls slowly.
- Add glitter. If you don’t like the look of glitter, you can use faux snow (find@craft stores.)
- Screw your lid on tightly„,then enjoy your snowglobe
Owl purse by Stars for Streetlights
Thank you Stacie from Stars for Streetlights for this owl motif purse submission! Owl accessories have been a timeless fall must have and this designer inspired purse is the perfect addition to your wardrobe ! I must add this reminded me of an amethyst owl pin, my mother gave to when I was 12 that she purchased as a teenager! See how to make this DIY Kate Spade Owl Purse on her blog! :)