Saturday, August 16, 2014

4 Super Easy Flower Hair Ties ♥ ♥ ♥ Back 2 School!

Posted by Emily Jean at 8:10 PM 0 comments
(I know this picture shows 3 but there are 4 I swear)
You will need:
hair ties
hot glue/fabric glue
needle and thread
buttons/beads/decor
fabric
felt
stuffing
Version 1: 
For this flower hair tie you first need to cut out five round circles about 2~3 inches in diameter.

Next grab your needle and thread and simply sew the edges of the circle loosely. Then when you finish tighten the thread so that all the edges of the fabric meet in the middle. Lastly fill it with a bit of stuffing and tightly tie it off. It should look like this:
(sorry for blur) 
You should have five when you finish. Then cut out two circles of felt around 2~3 inches and glue the petals around the edge an put your bead/decoration int eh middle. Finally glue the hair tie to the middle of the second felt piece and glue the felt pieces together 

Version 2:

Once again you need to make about 4 ~5 2~3 inch circles depending on how you want your flower to look. Then you are going to want to fold them all in half and loosely sew the round part of your semi-circle. Make sure you have a very long piece of thread since your are going to use it for all of the circles. So when you are done sewing the semi-circle pull the string tight so you have a bunched up piece of fabric which is the petal. Repeat four to five times. It should look like this:
When I finished I sewed on some pearl beads in different sizes. Then fasten the hair tie like before and you're done!
Version 3:
For this one you don't really need to sew any thing unless you want to, but you will need a bunch of square pieces of fabric and the size doesn't really matter depending on how you want it to look. 
For this the easiest way is to use hot glue. First you need to fold the square in half and put a tiny dab of glue where the biggest points meet. Then you are going to need to fold the sides into the point that you had just glued creating a diamond shape. Put a dab of glue where the three points meet. then lastly fold the diamond in half and repeat that with all the other squares.
glue them all onto a round piece of felt around the edges and put the remainder in the middle. I added a clear plastic bead to mine and attached the hair tie to it like the rest.
Version 4: 

For this you are going to need a pretty thick piece of fabric. For this version you only need 5 5 inch or so squares. You are going to need to fold and glue them the same way as version 3. The only difference is that instead of gluing the last fold together making it a right triangle shape, you need to fold those edges inward and glue. also when gluing make sure to flatten the petal. It should look something like this. Repeat this for all 5 and then glue the suckers together.
 I glued on some decorations and tada! Done, Hope you found this usefull

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Update!!! Back to School

Posted by Emily Jean at 12:52 PM 0 comments
The next bunch on DIY posts will only be school related. : )

Thursday, July 24, 2014

How to make Lace Necklaces/Bracelets (Choker Version)

Posted by Emily Jean at 4:51 PM 0 comments
This project is extremely easy all you really need is lace or a strip of fabric.
You will need: 
Lace
glue/glue gun
needle and thread
decorations (strings of beads, charms, ribbon)
findings or buttons 
scissors  
Version 1: White
This version of the choker is simpler to make and more feminine.
 
Measure out matching lengths of pearls and ribbon that matches the circumference of your neck. Then cover the edges of the cut lace with clear nail lacquer.
Next sew on the closure pieces onto each end of the lace. Then sew the charm directly on the middle under the lace which lines the lace. To make the objects extra secure, add hot glue or fabric glue onto the knots made by the thread. 
Lastly sew/glue on any decorations and Tada!, you're done!
Version 2: Black and Blue
This version is a darker and more mature version.
This time you need a stronger piece of lace to support a bigger center piece. Again measure it to be the same size as your neck with a little extra so you can add a button. To make the necklace you are going to need to cover the white lace in a sponged layer of black fabric paint. Make sure you don't cover it completely because it won't give off the same effect when done. For the charm i mixed black nail polish and black paint together so that when you apply the paint it will be chunkier and not fall off. Again I did not completely cover the metal in black so that it could have a matching effect.
If you are looking for a similar charm, this came from a broken earring that I had. I just broke off the top loop and covered the old and dull gems in nail varnish. When applying this heavy piece to the necklace, I recommend first gluing it on with a strong glue and then also sewing it on tightly. 

 Lastly I fished blue ribbon through the holes except for one and glued it down. The reason for leaving one open is to make a hole for a button. For the button i used an oval shaped button around the width of the hole and sewed it onto the front of the other side. Then I glued on  a small bow made from the same ribbon right above the charm. And TADA! You're done. 
Hope you liked this~

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

No-Sew How to Up-cycle Old Socks or Tights! DIY

Posted by Emily Jean at 6:37 PM 0 comments
This is one of my favorite fashion DIYs because it's so fast, and cute! Pretty much all you do is grab an old pair of socks or tights and glue on lace. For mine I pretty much just used a pair of tights that were too short for me (Kid sized haha) and cut the leg proportions off.
Next I grabbed an object that was about the same size of my leg and big enough to get the sock over my foot when it was done. I found that I big roll of tape works the best. 
Also! Don't forget to flip the sock inside out and then put it on the roll. Neatly, I flipped the edges in a bit and glued it down with fabric glue, but super glue works as well.
Then i chose some lace that I like and measured the length with a little extra to match the circumference of the sock opening.  I then glued that on top of the already glued and folded piece of fabric. 

Now just let it dry and then flip it inside-out again. Tada! You now have a super amazingly cute pair of socks! This project also looks good on short socks too! 
What you need: 
Socks or tights
lace
scissors
fabric glue/ glue gun
and object big enough to wrap the opening of the sock on
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Remodeling Soap ~ Great Gift Idea

Posted by Emily Jean at 10:37 PM 0 comments
Do you ever have random bars of soap that have been sitting around your house for the past few years collecting dust? I know I do, the soap bars I used are originally from the dollar store and are by the brand pear. It's a super simple and way to use soap. But, if you are a child please have a parent helping you because it can be very hot. This project is also a bit messy but isn't hard to clean considering it's soap. : ) The different ideas and patterns are endless!
 
The materials I used are: 
Trader Joe's Lavender oil
Coconut Oil
Bowl
Random soap bars
food coloring (chalk pastel works too)
cookie cutters
Microwave(hot water works too)
cup
Let's begin! So I put a hunk of soap into a small bowl. Then i added a spoonful of coco oil because is makes the soap softer on the skin as well as Lavender oil mainly for the smell. 
Then I chucked it into the microwave for around 1 minute. (big mistake) I recommend putting it in for 15-20 seconds at a time otherwise it expands and blows up all over your microwave. When it's done it should be a liquid. So, another alternative is putting the bowl of soap into a bowl of hot water, but that tends to take a lot longer.
  Generally this is what it looks like.
Here I'm just adding food coloring to it for a cooler color.

So before the liquidized soap dries quickly pour it into molds. Excuse these messy photos. : >
Once they're dry you can pop them out of the mold and tada
The finished product should look something like these hopefully. 
: )


 

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