Sequins, glitter, and sparkles. OH MY! The DIY above, and the many more below, are spectacular ideas for any party but especially a sparkling New Years Eve party you might be hosting this year! Even if it’s a last-minute get together, add these to your party along with some friends, and a countdown and it’s a recipe for a
The steps are easy and there are so many variations you can do!
This quick and easy DIY project is ‘KEY” to organizing your everyday life. Sure, you could buy the little rubber doohickeys or just remember which is what, but using your seasonal polish colors really nails it!
You’re over an old pair of jeans? Then I encourage you to cut, rip, glue, stitch and tear your way to a new pair of cut offs before the summers over. If your nervous to take the first snip follow these easy suggestions; 1.Turn jeans inside out so you can mark your cut. 2. If you already own a great fitting pair of jean shorts line them up to chalk out the perfect length. 3. Always cut at a slight angle for a flattering cut. Check out Refinery 29 slide show for a helpful visual.
I wanted to share the design of one of my favorite necklaces in my mess of a collection. I can’t even take credit for finding this beauty and instead must give a shout out to an exboyfriend who found this gift at catbird based in Brooklyn, NY. I know, if a boy can find smart gifts like this, he’s a keeper! Well if you can’t find the boy or that will buy you a cute necklace, it’s time to take matters into your own hands with a little DIY action.
What I love about this necklace is the design is soft. Made up of a military embroidery design you can get at any fabric store. There are tons of different shapes, sizes, and colors you can get. I made mine pretty similar to the one I already own but get creative!
1. Anchor your chain to the design by a link. The original version even has some glue holding it in place in the back, but I found it just as easy to warp it once and anchor.
2. Once you get an idea of how much chain you want to use on the design don’t forget to cut off what you need for the chain of the necklace (or if your making it into a bracelet or head piece).
3. Wrap it in your own original design. Finish the design up by anchoring it again with the link to the chain.
4. Link on the chain pieces/closure for your new design!
I have attended many bridal and baby showers over the years and without a doubt, throwing a personalized homemade gift into the of pile of generous gifts is always a pleasant surprise for the soon to be bride or mommy. Mainly because she didn’t expect it! There is no way she can register for this homemade gift! My best advice is don’t make the handcrafted creation be your only gift. Making an inexpensive craft like I did below will make a nice addition to your already thoughtful gift.
My marshmallow baby was inspired by the soon to be mama’s last name. Marsh. They have been looking forward to the arrival of their lil marshmallow for months and so it only seemed appropriate to give them a lil sneak peek of whats to come. You could go with marshmallows or something totally different, depending on whats near and dear to the soon to be rents.
Need: Clear Plastic Kitchen Bag, Thread, scissors, Black Marker, White Shopping Bag, ingredient for Baby (I used 2 bags of marshmallows)
1. Pour ingredients into clear bag. Adjust to the size of the head you want. Knot off the bag. Closing the Ingredients in.
2. Pour more ingredients in and split it off to 2 sections (the arms). Use thread to tie off each arm.
3. Fill belly. Tie it off with thread.
4. Pour ingredients into rest of bag. Tie off whole bag as close to belly as possible. Split in 2 sections (the legs). Tie off with thread.
5. Use white bag (diaper) to cover the tie off of the end of the bag. Draw face on!
Word bubbles have been around for a long time… comics, scrap booking, and now your photos. This weekend I had the pleasure of throwing my dear friend a superhero party. My goal was to make a comic book come alive. With a lil BAM, POW, BANG added to the mix it was a true success. Word Bubbles work with any occasion. Birthdays, Baby Showers, Retirement Parties, Weddings … You name it, someone always has something to say. So put the words in their mouths for them.
What you need: Cardboard, Marker, Scissors, Paint, Paint Brush, Tape.
Step One: Draw it. Cut it. Cut a strip for handle. Step Two: Paint it the background. Step Three: Paint your words. Step Four: Tape a handle.