Tag: DIY Fashion

DIY: Decorated Graduation Caps

Graduation time is here! Nothing is more exciting than putting on your cap and gown and walking across the stage. But those plain cap and gowns they give you are a bit boring, now there is nothing wrong with being just another cap in the crowd. But if you want your family to be able to spot you from the bleachers, go out in style by decorating your cap. Here are two great ideas on how to stand out and show your individuality.

Cap #1: Decorate with Patches

Customize your cap with some of your favorite things, and what better way to show your style then with patches?

What You’ll Need:

  • Graduation Cap
  • Patches
  • Iron
  • Thin cotton cloth

NOTE: Make sure you know which is the front of your cap so your design sits properly.

 

Step 1:  Grab an assortment of patches in various sizes and play around with the layout until you’ve got it right.

Step 2: Iron the patches for 20 seconds each on high heat (no steam). Repeat if necessary.(Use a thin cotton cloth over the patches, to protect them)

Viola! You’re finished.

 

Cap#2: Decorate with Rhinestones

What You’ll Need:

  • Graduation Cap
  • Monogram print out
  • Rhinestones
  • Iron-On Rhinestone Trim (we used this one)
  • Iron safe transfer paper
  • Iron
  • Tweezers

NOTE: Make sure you know which is the front of your cap so your design sits properly.

Step 1: Choose the font and size you want your monogram (or quote) to be and then print it out . Make sure to print the “mirrored” version so it is the correct way once it is on your cap. For this we used the font Paduka Script

Step 2: Place your monogram under the transfer paper and peel back the protective layer to reveal the sticky side.

 

Step 2: Fill in your monogram with rhinestones. Put the rhinestones flat back up, jewel side down, so that the top of the jewel is on the sticky part of the transfer paper.

Step 3: Transfer to your cap. Carefully put your cap over the transfer paper and flip both over. Then position your monogram where you would like it to go.

Step 4: Iron on. Place a thin cotton sheet over the transfer paper and iron your monogram onto your cap. About 30 sec in each place then move around until its on there good.

Step 5: Lay out your trim. We cut this trim so it was a little thinner. Measure each side with the trim and make sure to account for any overlap in corners so that the trim lays flat all around.

Step 6: Iron on your trim. Just like with the rhinestones, place a thin cotton sheet over your trim and iron on. Holding for about 30 sec or until it is not loose.

That’s it, you’re all done!

 

 Now go strut your stuff across the stage and congratulations!

Oscar 2017 Fashion Roundup

The 59th Annual Academy Awards marked the end of award season this passed Sunday. And though it proved to be a more interesting show (hint hint: the biggest blunder in Oscar history), the fashion never failed to make us swoon. We picked our favorite looks of the night.. AND to make it even more fun, we pulled products inspired by the looks so you can create your own versions!

Here ya go!

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Best Actress winner, Emma Stone stole the show in this metallic gold, fringe Givenchy gown. Shop our metallic fringe trim!

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Kate Bosworth was a vision in this J. Mendel ballerina, tulle gown. We love the accent of velvet!

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Emma Roberts took the plunge in Armani. Use our beaded rosette trim for this bustier look!

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Selma Hayek stunned in this illusion black lace Alexander McQueen gown. Shop our sequin embroidered black lace trim!

 

Nina Dobrew oscar.jpgNina Dobrev had all eyes on her in this sheer Dior number with elastic straps. Shop our elastic to accent your pieces!

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And last but definitely not least, Janelle Monae in Elie Saab Couture. This gown is just WOW! Shop our rhinestone appliques to get this look!

 

 

 

 

DIY: Pom Pom Beanie

Pom Pom Beanies are everywhere this winter. Why empty out your wallet for one, when you can DIY! Select from one of our many faux fur pom and attach it to a beanie! We broke down the steps for you to make it even easier!

What you’ll need: 

Beanie

M&J Fur Pom Pom 

Thread 

Needle

Scissors

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Step 1: Thread the loop attached to the pom pom with a threaded needle. beaniepompom-2

Step 2: Make several knots to ensure hold.beaniepompom-3beaniepompom-4

Step 3: Insert needle (with pom pom attached) into the top of the beanie.beaniepompom-5

Step 4: Pull needle through the inside and turn the beanie inside out. beaniepompom-6beaniepompom-7

Step 5: Sew the pom pom onto the hat from the inside, knotting the thread when finished.beaniepompom-8

Step 6: Cut the remaining thread with a scissor. beaniepompom-9beaniepompom-10

Not so hard, right?

Customize your own beanie here! 

And be sure to check out our Youtube tutorial!

DIY: Rhinestone Beanie

Trend spotting from NYFW? RHINESTONES! Add a great detail to your beanie with this DIY! (Because, a little glitz never hurt anyone!) A needle and thread is all it takes for this fun look!

What you’ll need: 

Beanie

M&J Rhinestones 

Needle

Thread

Scissors

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Step 1: Place in the center and sew using threaded needle until secure.

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Step 2: Add gold rhinestones on both sides.
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Step 3: Add silver rhinestones next.

You’re all set!

Customize your own beanie here! 

And be sure to watch our Youtube tutorial!

DIY: Patch Beanie

The winter months can seem a bit long and dreary. (No better time for a DIY project, duh!). Make your cold weather accessories fun and unique with our customizable beanies. Just pick your custom patch and beanie color and follow these easy steps for application!

What you’ll need:

Beanie

M&J Bicycle Iron- On Patch

Iron

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Step 1: Place patch wherever you desire on the beanie. beaniepatch-2

Step 2: Carefully, with a hot iron press firmly down on the patch and surrounding area.

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Step 3: Hold for 20 seconds. Check to make sure it is firmly in place. beaniepatch-4

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and…. Voilá! You’re done!

Customize your own beanie here!

Be sure to watch our Youtube tutorial!

 

Nautical DIY Roundup

Nautical style isn’t just for the open sea! Bring a little bit of sand and salty air back from the beach with these fun DIYs!
NauticalInspiredToteWe love this canvas tote DIY from Lil Blue Boo. It’s perfect for taking to the beach or pool this summer!

dresser2You need a steady hand and artistic eye to pull off this dresser upgrade, but the results are worth the effort.

3611-1These rope heels are not only easy to DIY, but they look like a million bucks!

IMG_6651Let this little lantern light up your summer nights! It’s the perfect decoration for a beach-themed party!

525561d1697ab06b1a0008a2._w.540_h.357_s.fit_A simple TV tray table gets a nautical upgrade, and makes the perfect end table to display vacation photos!

 

4 Ways to Embellish Summer Shorts: Ruffled Lace

Lace shorts have been seen on style blogs and in stores all over the country, and we absolutely adore this trend! The light and airy look of lace with a relaxed pair of denim shorts is the ultimate salute to summer. We chose a ruffled trim to capture the carefree nature of the season, but you can pick any style you like. You can even mix up the color with black lace on red shorts for more of an evening look.

DSC_0277What You’ll Need:

Light Wash Blue Jean Shorts
Frilly Ruffled Lace Fringe
Needle and Thread

DSC_02781. Turn your shorts inside out, and line up the lace trim where you want it to go.

DSC_02842. Sew the lace trim around each leg opening.

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To find more inspiring materials to work with, check out the 4 Ways shop!

Top 5 Emerald D.I.Ys

Emerald has been ruling the runways therefore it is only necessary to incorporate the “it color” into our lifestyles. Many bloggers have been creating emerald infused pieces and we’ve rounded up 5 that we particularly love.  The following D.I.Y’s will make everyone around you green with envy.
Click on the images for the tutorials on each piece.

VJuliet Emerald Bib Necklace
Bliss-athome Emerald Decorative Storage Box
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Glitter_N_Glue Emerald Green Button Ring
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HonestlyWTF Emerald Woven Charm Bracelet
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Kittenhood Featuring Vixy Blue’s Emerald Heart Brooch

A big thanks to VJuliet, Bliss-athome, Glitter_N_Glue, HonestlyWTF and Kittenhood for the inspiration.

DIY Chain Tassel Earrings

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By Roseann

We’ve all seen chains used in about every which way possible these past couple seasons, but you know I just feel that my jewelry box isn’t saturated enough with them.  So, on that note, I would like to give a simple tutorial on how to make a great pair of earrings by creating your own tassel using chains.

Materials:

Instructions:

  1. First cut your chains into pieces, you can make them the same length or different lengths as I have done; my longest piece is 4”.  Be sure you have an even number of pieces.
  2. Divide them how you like so that you have equal pieces for each earring.
  3. Thread the hat pin through the ends of your chains and then add the bead cap.
  4. Cut the hat pin down so that you have only about an inch of it sticking out through the bead cap.
  5. Using the pliers create a small loop as close to the bead cap as possible.
  6. Connect the loop of the hat pin and the loop of the earring hook together and wrap the remaining wire of the hat pin around the loop several times to secure.
  7. See, wasn’t that easy?

Instant Denim Update: DIY Zipper Inserts

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By:Roseann

For this weeks blog, I would like to address that pair of jeans in our closets that haven’t done us any good but take up space.  You all know that you’ve got at least one of those, I happen to have several.  The pair I chose to work with still fit great despite a couple of holes, the problem I have with them is that they just look a bit dated.  So, here is my effort to revive a pair I’ve kept around solely for cleaning my apartment.

Materials:

Directions:

  1. Decide where you’d like the placement of your zippers.  I decided to start the first 6” from my knee. I then measured 7” up at an angle and marked a straight line with chalk. Then created a parallel 7” mark 2 ½” above the first.
  2. At the beginning and end of each of your mark make a perpendicular mark ½” long.  Should look like a small T.
  3. Cut on the marked lines and the ½” perpendicular.
  4. Turn your jeans inside out and fold back the sides of your slashed line ¼”.
  5. Pin and press with an iron.
  6. Turn the jeans right side out and pin the zipper from the inside.
  7. Hand stitch zipper in.  Pay special attention to the ends since they are unfinished.  It is best to do a buttonhole style stitch to keep the denim from unraveling.
  8. Wear and enjoy.