Friday, April 27, 2012

DIY: Studded Ballet Flats

So what do you do when you realize that your puppy is currently munching on your favorite ballet flats?......You add studs to them!

The culprit

The damage

Studs + pliers + ballet flats

One down, one more to go

The finished product

Happy Weekend Kiddos!!!
xoxo, M

Friday, April 13, 2012

DIY Friendship bracelet and Neon Necklace

The Chevron Friendship Bracelet

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The Chevron Friendship Bracelet

What you'll need:
• 4 Strands of thread each 5ft long, each in a different color
• Tape or safety pin to hold your bracelet in place while you braid it

Step 1: Line up your 4 strands and fold them in half. Tie a knot about half an inch from the fold

Step 2: Tape or pin the knot to a flat surface and spread out each strand so that no color is touching the one next to it

Step 3: Take the first strand that is on your far left and make a knot with the strand next to it on its right, in my case it would be the neon green strand, working from my left to right I would tie a knot around the blue, next the orange, lastly the purple. Then I would move to the other side and starting from my right to left I would tie the green strand around the blue, next the yellow, and lastly the purple. At this point the two green strands should be in the middle of the bracelet. I would then tie those two together and repeat the process with the other colors.

Step 4: Continue the process through all of the colors. Stop braiding when you've reached a length that fits your wirst.

The Neon Necklace

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The Neon Necklace

What You'll Need:
Rhinestone necklace, paint brush, and neon nail polish

Once you've collected all your items all you'll have to do is paint the stones in your necklace your favorite neon color. I reccomend keeping your necklace on the paper card that you purchased it on so you don't get paint on your table or work surface. Other than that its a really simple and fast project to do to get the look!

(photos: Marisa Scott for Citizen LMS)

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(photos by Marisa for Citizen LMS)

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Happy Friday peeps!!