Thursday, June 27, 2013

diy clip-on earings

Remember when you went to the doctor as a kid and you saw that other kid screaming, crying, and running around the office. Well that was me. I hate shots, the doctor, hospitals, and injuries... that being said it is no surprise that I never volunteerd to have someone hole punch my ears. I am however obsessed with pretty sparkly things like earings so I decided to teach myself how to make clip-ons.

So again... here you go. I really hope my directions are not confusing ; )

Earing Clips
Small Plyers
Pretty earings of your choice

Find the loop that holds the hook of your earing. Open the loop with the small plyers. Take the hook of the earing off and attach the open loop on the new clip-on attachments. Close the loop of the earing around the new clip-on with the plyers... make sure it is secure. Annnnd your done!


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

diy floral headpiece

I love crafting, my latest atempt was creating a floral headpiece while watching Silver Linings Playbook I might add >>> cutest movie ever!

Where did I get my inspiration... well I love AnthropologieFree People, and bhldn so I was surfing the web an stumbled upon this >>> Super Expensive Headpiece it is gorgeous I will admit, but I am so not willing to pay $400.00 for it when I can make somthing that looks similar for $20.00.

So here you go >>>

  • Silk flowers with leaves in colors of your choice
  • Feathers
  • 1.5" or 2" wide elastic headband
  • Hot gluegun
  • Gluegun refills
  • Jar or bowl to use as a stand for your headpiece while your working

Turn on a chick flick (very important!), and separate the flowers from their stems. Make piles of different colors and shapes of petels, leaves, and feathers. Put the elastic headband on a jar or bowl to hold it while you glue. Hold the items up to the band to see what it looks like before you glue. Glue the back of the item and then pinch it with the headband material... repeat all the way around the band leaving a 2" or 3" space at the back. And Ta Da! there your go a beautiful halo.

Have fun creating and good luck!