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DIY: Statement Necklace

Jewel tone colors, the changing of the leaves, a daily hankering for a hot chai tea latte with LOTS of whip — these are just a few of the wonderful things I love about Fall (besides the fact that it’s my birth month season :).  Feeling extra creative and inspired by a piece of neck “candy” I snagged from Zara this Summer — here is my Fall take on the Statement Necklace.

A recipe? A craft? A new Fall Trend?  What has inspired you lately that you want to try?  Tell me below.

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DIY: How to Turn a Dress into a Jumpsuit


 

Have you ever picked up a cool dress and thought to yourself….this would have been HAUTE as a jumpsuit?  I have.  On one of my recent thrifting trips to the Housing Works BUY THE BAG sale I came across a denim dress and thought just that. Well…I recently came up with a solution that will help you turn all those printed and fun dresses into great jumpsuits that will take you into Fall (with leggings of course).

xoxo, Happy Sewing!

 

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DIY: Jewelry Board

I’ve had a 4×4 foot abstract painting that I’ve had for several years now, but had long since outgrown the print.  Also running out of drawer space due to my thrift shopping addiction and wanting a better way to display my costume jewelry other than an unfrequented drawer, a need for some creativity on my part was sparked. And thus my nifty Chevron and Neon Yellow Jewelry Board was born.

Supplies:

– Fabric
– Frame
– Spray Paint
– Primer
– Cork Tiles
– Straight Pins
– T Pins
– Industrial Stapler for larger frames

1. Frame Up – Pick a frame large enough to display your baubles, and make sure the fabric you use extends at least 2 inches on each side.
2. Single File – My frame had some had some deep scratches in it, so I used some sand paper to file them down.
3. Prime Time – Use your Primer to do long even strokes over each side of the frame until it’s an even white color.
4. Spray – Once your Primer is dry, repeat the same motion using your spray paint color of choice (this was my first time ever spraying painting anything….but I think I did pretty good).
5. Stick it Out – Take the backing of your frame and adhere your cork tiles to the surface with the sticky squares that come with it, cutting off any excess.
6. Keep it Tight – Tautly pull the fabric over your frame backing with the attached cork tiles, pinning the fabric in place (you can also use a regular stapler for extra support). You may need to use an industrial stapler for larger frames such as this one to staple the whole piece to the frame.
7. Show Time – Proudly display your jewelry using T Pins.