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Oh My DIY: Lip Smoothie

21 Jun

Dry + cracked lips ruin how lipstick looks. And because of recycled air, flying, dehydration and just life, unfortunately all of us are victims! So I’m sharing exactly what I have my clients do before I apply their makeup. All you need is a disposable mascara wand (or toothbrush if you don’t have one), lip balm and a tissue.

1. Dip the wand into the balm to pick up a decent amount onto the bristles then apply it directly on your lips (Just like in the image, I started with my bottom lip).
2. Scrub back and forth, up and down and in small circular motions in the same fashion you would brush your teeth. Really work on the flaky areas until the loose skin gently breaks off.
3. Wrap a tissue around your finger and remove any flaky residue.

That’s it! If you want to stay on top of it and keep your lips polished and crack-free all year round, every time you brush your teeth, before you’re done, brush your lips with your toothbrush as well.

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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: Headband Holders

21 May

It’s time to organize those pretty little headbands! This is the easiest project ever and I am hoping that this will be as beneficial to you as it was to me and my messy drawers of headbands.

STEPS:

  1. Get a large roll of paper towels. Test a headband on it to make sure it fits. If not, remove some of the paper towels until they fit properly. Get a fabric that coordinates well with your bedroom or bathroom.
  2. Spray paint a ruler (or something flat that can stabilize your paper towel roll) with a complimentary or matching color.
  3. Plug in your hot glue gun and get your scissors out.
  4. Cut a fabric square and leave an extra 6″ on each side of the roll. Hot glue the edge of the fabric to the paper towel roll as seen above.
  5. Wrap it all the way around the paper towel roll, overlapping by an inch or two. Cut and glue that edge into place. Try to fold the edge under before glue-ing it to make it cleaner.
  6. Once that’s secure, twist the excess fabric on the sides (like you would with a piece of candy) and tuck them into the paper towel roll hole.
  7. Put hot glue on your ruler or piece of wood and secure it to the base of the headband holder to prevent it from rolling.
  8. Add sparkles, sequins, and other fabulous decorations!

Oh My DIY: Denim + Lace Shirt

17 May

Image from A Beautiful Mess

This season we’ve been loving demin mixed with lace! We decided to give this trend a try with a cute DIY top! Here’s how:

What you’ll need:

  • Denim or chambray button-up shirt
  • Lace
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing pins

Steps:

  1. Cut out the back of the shirt. You’ll want to leave about 1/2 inch from the seam so that you can stitch the lace directly on the seam line.
  2. Using the back of the shirt as a pattern, cut out a new back in lace.
  3. Next, turn the shirt inside out, pin the lace where the original back was, and sew into place. Because you left a 1/2 inch of fabric, it’ll be easier for you to sew it to where the seams are in the inside.
  4. Once you’ve sewn it in place, hem the bottom of the lace.
  5. All done! The stitching shouldn’t be showing and will line up with the original seam!

Tip: Go slow and sew/pin each turn one at a time. This helps to keep the lines crisp!

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!

Oh My DIY: Chunky T-Shirt Bracelet

28 Apr

Reuse. Repurpose. Recycle. Turn an old tee into a cute one-of-a-kind bracelet to add to your arm party.

What you’ll need:

  • An old shirt (cotton jersey works best)
  • scissors
  • needle and thread
Steps:
  1. Cut three equal strips of your shirt, each about an inch wide.
  2. Stretch out each strip.
  3. Sew the ends of your strips to bind them all together. Tape down strips to start.
  4. Braid the strips just the same way you would braid your hair.
  5. Stop when you reach the desired length. Sew the ends of your strips again to keep the braid from unraveling.
  6. Cut out a small rectangular piece from your leftover shirt.
  7. Use the rectangular piece to cover and join the ends. Sew in place.

Tip: Be creative! You can brighten up your bracelet using dye. You can also make it a hairband.