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Glitters!

30 Jun

A lot of you have mentioned that some of the polishes that we’ve posted in the past are too expensive when you’re living on a budget. Well, this sparkly DIY glitter polish tutorial should help you out. Here we go:

  1. Roll a post it into a cone shape and tape the side to create your funnel.
  2. You’ll need 3 kinds of sparkle. I used thick chunky craft glitter from the craft store, a fine craft glitter by Martha Stewart, and a gold pigment powder. You can either use a gold pigmented loose-powder eye shadow or you can get gold pigment powder from the art store.
  3. Get a bottle of clear top coat. Don’t use a quick drying top coat. It will get too sticky too fast. I used a basic clear top coat and dumped out a little bit to make room for the glitter.
  4. My formula: 1/4 teaspoon of the chunky glitter, 1/8 teaspoon of the fine glitter and “a pinch” of the gold pigment powder. Your formula depends on the size of your clear coat bottle, but go easy because you can always add more sparkles.
  5. Once you get it all in there, shake it up. Then you can decide if you want to add more of one glitter or another.

This makes a great gift when you’re a little tight on money– just personalize it by re-labeling the bottle with love. Good luck! Let’s see those sparkling manis!

Oh My DIY: Fabric Necklace

25 May

What you’ll need:

  • Scarf
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • A needle

Steps:

  1. Cut the scarf into 5 strips, each 2 inches wide.
  2. Start folding the material back and forth like an accordion, ironing each fold so the material is pleated. Repeat on 4 of the strips.
  3. Cut tops to even off.
  4. Using the last strip and a large needle, thread each pleated strip.
  5. Trim bottom to create your desired shape.
  6. Tie around your neck over a little white dress to create the perfect summer look!

Oh My DIY: Painted Leather Bracelet

2 May

I’m so excited to share this D.I.Y. with you today! This is a follow-up post for the Trendsetter Go-getter post about stacked bracelets. This project is fun to create and a great gift idea! You will learn how to create your own leather bracelet.

What you’ll need: 

  • snap hardware
  • hammer
  • hole punch tool
  • leather scraps
  • scissors
  • paint brush
  • paint

Steps:

  1. Cut strips of leather that are 1-2 inches longer than your wrist size. You can also use high quality faux leather or vinyl.
  2. Paint geometric designs. Don’t be scared, have fun experimenting!
  3. Finish off your designs with a second coat of paint and allow to dry.
  4. Put the snap on one side and then use it to measure where you want to punch the hole for your second snap. Follow the instructions on the snap hardware package to attach your snaps. Trust me, it’s super duper easy!

Tip: You can use glitters or different materials to beautify your leather bracelet!