Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Featured DIY: Rhinestone IPhone Care

This is the modern version of the Carrie Bradshaw rhinestone covered cell phone. The perfect accessory for the girly girl in you. See the tutorial by Lovely Indeed, here.

Shop this DIY:
Hotfix rhinestones $5-$8

Featured DIY: Rhinestone Strand Wrap Watch

I'm loving this Anthropologie inspired watch upgrade from My Little Secrets. Watches need sparkle too guys.

Shop this look:
Rhinestone chain $9.50

Friday, February 22, 2013

Wedding DIY: BHLDN Unabashedly Gloves

Things you need for this DIY:
❂ crochet cotton gloves
❂ bow appliqués
❂ hot glue

Total time:
15 mins

I have adored these gloves since I spied them on BHLDN's website. They are so perfect for a chic city hall wedding. They are also ridiculously easy to DIY.

These beautiful gloves come with a cardboard insert. Just leave it in so you don't glue the top and bottom together and glue the bow onto the glove. That's it!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

DIY: GAL-entine's Day Gifts

Valentine's Day is for romancing with that special someone in your life but GAL-entine's Day (February 13th) is for celebrating those special girlfriends in your life. This year, celebrate with sparkly gifts!

Things you need for this DIY:
❂ bobby pins
❂ rhinestone chain
❂ wire
❂ wire cutters

Total time:
10 mins per

Valentines are so much better when they sparkle.

First cut a length of chain with six rhinestones. Hold the chain on the bobby pin.

Begin wrapping the wire around the chain.

Keep wrapping...

...and done! Easy and adorable!

Check out these other DIYs that would make perfect Galentine's Day gifts:


Friday, February 8, 2013

Wedding DIY: Glitzy Rhinestone Belt

Things you need for this DIY:
❂ rhinestone appliqué
❂ chain
❂ jump rings
❂ pliers
❂ a needle and thread (I used silver but white or grey would work fine too)

Total time:
20 mins

The perfect amount of sparkle!

First sew the ends of the chain to both ends of the appliqué.

Wrap it a lot of times before tying it off to make sure it is really secure and can take some stress.

Then, cut the chain in half, make sure it is the right length and add the clasp and the jump rings. The more jump rings you add, the wider size range you will have (for before and after dinner).

It's perfect for a bridal sash but looks great with a LBD.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Wedding DIY: Blusher Veil

Things you need for this DIY:
❂ tulle
❂ Russian tulle
❂ comb
❂ chiffon flutter appliqué
❂ hot glue
❂ scissors

Total time:
30 mins

Simple, pretty and so easy to make!

Cut your tulle into 14"X14" squares.

Round off one side of both pieces of your tulle squares.

Take you comb and glue both corners to the ends of your comb.

Then glue the middle down, leaving two loops.

Glue down the middles of the two loops.

Then glue the middles of the four loops you just made.

Glue on your appliqué and you're done.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Wedding DIY: Show-Stopping Rhinestone Bracelet

Things you need for this DIY:
❂ Capella rhinestone ornament
❂ jump rings
❂ a clasp
❂ pliers

Total time:
10 mins

I love when products are so beautiful on their own, you don't need to add anything to them. It makes for ridiculously simple DIYs.

So sparkly!

This couldn't be easier. Just add jump rings to either side of the appliqué.

Then add the clasp.

Such a stunner!

DIY: Shourouk Inspired Necklace

Things you need for this DIY:
❂ Constance rhinestone brooch
❂ rhinestone banding
❂ nylon cord (you can find it at the hardware store)
❂ fabric strips
❂ nail polish
❂ glue
❂ a needle and thread
❂ two bead ends
❂ jump rings + a clasp

Total time:
2 hours

I'm obsessed with Shourouk. I know right, big shocker.

Start by painting your brooch. Here was my inspiration.

Then glue the end of the fabric strip to the end of the cord.

Wrap the fabric around, glueing every inch or so.

Glue on the bead ends.

Sew the rhinestone banding along the cord.

Add the clasp and the brooch and voila!