DIY: Romantic Lace Candle Holder

Nothing sets the mood like candles. Update your plain glass candle holders with some gorgeous, sexy lace! Check out these simple steps:

RED LACE CANDLE HOLDER

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What you’ll need: 

Glass Candle Holder

Hot Glue Gun

Scissors

Approximately 1 foot of red lace  (depends on the size of your holder)

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Step 1: Measure the amount of lace needed to wrap around your candle holder.

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Step 2: Cut excess material, leaving a little extra for a neat finish.

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Step 3: With the hot glue gun, add a line of glue on the glass where the lace will begin.

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Step 4: Begin to wrap lace around the holder, sealing it at the end with another line of glue.

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Step 5: Complete by folding and glueing the end.

Put a white candle in it and light it up!

BLACK EYELET CANDLE HOLDER

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What you’ll need: 

Glass Candle Holder

Hot Glue Gun

Scissors

1 foot of black eyelet

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Step 1: Starting at the bottom, add a pea size amount out of glue

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Step 2: Begin to wrap lace in upward motion, adding small amounts of glue throughout

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Step 3: Seal end with a pea size amount of glue.

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Step 4: Cut excess lace.

Fill with a candle, light, and enjoy!

DIY: Customized Cufflinks

Show your significant other how much you care with these amazing customized rhinestone cufflinks! Check out the steps:

PINK RHINESTONE CUFFLINKS 

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What you’ll need:

Cufflinks

Gem-tac Glue

Rhinestone Glue-On Kit

Pink Rhinestones (Or any color of your choice)

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Step 1: Apply a thin layer of Gem-tac to cufflinks.

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Step 2: Using the Glue-On Kit, apply rhinestones working your way from the outside-in with the wooden applicator.

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Step 3: Allow it to dry!

RHINESTONE BUTTON CUFFLINKS

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What you’ll need: 

Silver cufflinks

Cutting Pliers

Rhinestone Glue-On Kit

2 Rhinestone Buttons

Hot Glue Gun

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Step 1: Using plyers, remove the link in back of rhinestone button.

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Step 2: Apply thin layer of hot glue to cufflink.

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Step 3: Add button to cufflink and apply pressure.

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Step 4: Allow time to dry.

DIY: Sexy Bra Makeover

Want to have sexy lingerie this Valentine’s Day without hurting your wallet? Just give your bras a sexy makeover! You’re only limited by your imagination but here’s three ideas to get you started:

Products used in the Video:

Rhinestone Bra: 

Gem-Tac Glue

Rhinestone Glue-on Kit

Brilliance Rhinestones

Fringe Bra:

E6000 Glue

Scissors

Leather Fringe

Flower Bra:

Flower Trim

Needle and Thread

Scissors

 

DIY: Holiday Greeting Card

Love is a present you don’t have to wrap but you can always express it with a card. To make it extra special, make it yourself! We’ve come up with three easy tutorials for cute holiday cards that your loved ones will swoon over.

RIBBON STOCKINGS

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What you’ll need:

Card stock paper

Printable artwork (click to download)

Ribbon (3 types)

X-acto knife

Tape

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1.Print the provided artwork on the card stock. Then with the X-acto knife, carefully cut the inside of the stocking out.

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2. Cut each ribbon into a 2″ piece. You should have three different pieces in the end. Make sure you’ve selected ribbon that’s wider than 1.5″.

dsc_08003. Tape the three pieces behind each cut-out in the card, making sure it’s fully covered.

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4. Paste another piece of card stock on the inside for a clean finished look.

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And you’re done!

 

MINIMALIST TREE:

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Card stock

Printable artwork (click to download)

Colorful buttons

Glue

dsc_08131. Print provided artwork on cardstock. Apply glue and start glueing your ornaments (buttons).

dsc_0814dsc_0817dsc_0819And you’re done! Simple right?

 

BUTTON WREATH:

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Card stock

Printable artwork (click to download)

Green and red buttons

Glue

dsc_0807dsc_08101. Print provided artwork on card stock. Apply glue to the top of the wreath and place three red buttons for the berries.

dsc_08112. Glue green buttons around the wreath.

dsc_0827Voila! Happy Holidays!!!

DIY: HALLOWEEN TREAT BAG

The best part of halloween is definitely the candy! So why not dress up your treat bag in its own little costume? We’ve put together two simple DIY tutorials for fun treat bags that you can fill with all the sweets you can get.

BAT SILHOUETTE BAG

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What you’ll need:

A tote bag

White Felt

Bat Iron-on Patches

Scissors

Fabric Glue

dsc_06721. Trace a circle on the felt to make the shape of the moon. Make sure it’s proportionate to the bag and the patches.

dsc_06772. Cut the circle out and using the fabric glue, glue it onto the bag.

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dsc_06794. Iron the patches on high heat for 20 seconds each. Repeat if necessary.

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And you’re done!

FRANKENSTEIN BAG

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What you’ll need:

A tote bag

Felt – Green and White

Two black buttons in different sizes

Vinyl trim

Scissors

Fabric Glue 

dsc_06841. Draw a zig zag line on the long side of the felt sheet.

dsc_06882. Cut the felt along the line. Using the fabric glue, glue it onto the bag.

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3. Cut two differently sized circles from the white felt for the eyes. Make them larger than the buttons.

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4. Glue the two circles onto the felt.

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5. Glue the buttons onto the white felt, placing them closer to the bottom of the circle.

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6. Cut a strip of vinyl trim to make the unibrow.

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7. Cut vinyl trim into thin strips for the scar details.

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8. Cut a curved mouth shape and glue all the details onto the bag.

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Trick or Treat?

DIY: Patched Denim Jacket

If you saw our previous post, you would know that we love the new (old) 90s inspired embroidered patches trend. It’s such a DIY-able project, we just had to make our own patched jacket. From runway to street style, this trend is the perfect way to express yourself and we’ll show you how.

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What you’ll need:

Patches of your liking

Pins

A Denim Jacket

An Iron

DSC_00781. Place the patches where want them on the jacket. Pin them to keep them in place.

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2. Add more patches. Use them to tell a story.

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3. Once you have them all in place, see if you like the overall effect.

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4. Fix them to the jacket by ironing them on. Place a teflon sheet or a cotton cloth over the patch and apply heat till they’re secure.

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DIY: Bright Pompom-Embellished Bag

With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, we’ve become inspired by the rich and bold culture of Mexico. To celebrate, we’ve created a colorful pompom and ribbon-embellished clutch that’s sure to dazzle and delight all summer long. Rock it at a festival or bring it to the beach!

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What You’ll Need:

10mm Woven Ethnic Ribbon

35mm Imported Floral Jacquard

15mm Mini Pompom Loop Fringe

3/4″ 2-Row Mini Pompom Trim

Jumbo Pompom Fringe

1 3/4″ Pompom Fringe

65 X 16mm Metal Tooth Pendant

5 1/2″ Braided Band Imported Tassel

Sobo Glue

Scissors

DSC_02111. Position your trim in the arrangement you like. We used a mix of ribbon and jacquard, and placed them on the clutch horizontally.

DSC_02162. Begin gluing your trim down. Start in the center and work outward.
DSC_02143. Cut off any excess trim so that it does not hang over the edge of the clutch.

DSC_02294. Glue the jumbo pompom trim around the perimeter of the clutch.

DSC_02315. Add a tassel and pendant to the zipper. Use a jump ring to connect the tooth pendant if you cannot fit it through the zipper pull.

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DIY: Pretty Patch-Embellished Denim Overalls

Earth Day is right around the corner, which means we’re looking for little ways to reduce our carbon footprint, and reuse what we have to make something completely new! Kids grow out clothes quickly, but that doesn’t mean the clothing needs to fall into the waste bin. This small update will make that too-tiny piece into an item younger siblings will want to wear instead of a dreaded hand-me-down.

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What You’ll Need:

Flower Love Applique
Flower Peace Applique
Rainbow Peace Flag
Rainbow Heart Applique
Love Heart Applique
Sobo Craft Glue
Denim Overalls, Jacket, or Jeans

DSC_00551. Play with the arrangement of patches until you land on a layout you love.

DSC_00542. Either use glue or iron patches on to affix them to your garment.
DSC_00583. Continue this process until all of the patches are attached, and then let dry 24 hours before wearing.

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Have you ever up-cycled a piece of clothing or accessory? Let us know below, and share any projects you’ve made in honor of Earth Day!

DIY: Ribbon-Embellished Spring Basket

We’re hearing the hop of the Easter Bunny just around the corner, and he’s inspired our latest DIY! This Easter we’re approaching DIYs differently. Why should eggs have all the fun, when the basket they come is just as inviting for DIY enthusiasts? We’re using grosgrain ribbon to add a little pastel pop to a basic basket.
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What You’ll Need:

Small Woven Basket

Sobo Glue

8 1/2″ Mundial-Dressmaker Shears Scissor

3/8″ (9mm) Grosgrain Ribbon

9mm Grosgrain Polka Dot Ribbon

40mm Wire Edged Taffeta Ribbon

22mm Ruffle Elastic Trim

Green Paper Basket Filler

M&J Trimming: Spring Basket DIY1. Follow the horizontal weave of the basket with your grosgrain ribbon.

M&J Trimming: Spring Basket DIY2. Switch between the polka dot and solid grosgrain.

M&J Trimming: Spring Basket DIY3. Cut and glue the ends of the ribbon down once you’ve wrapped the basket once around.

M&J Trimming: Spring Basket DIY4. Try to place the end of the ribbon underneath an opposing basket groove to hide edges.

M&J Trimming: Spring Basket DIY5. Top it off with a big bow! We recommend using wired-edge ribbon because they’re malleable and great for making statement bows that hole their shape.

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DIY: Brilliance Statement Shoulder Sweater

As the weather gets colder and party season heads into full swing, we’re looking for holiday party style that won’t leave us shivering! This week we used Brilliance sew-on jewels to upgrade a stylish sweater into a seasonal staple! Pair this sweater with dark denim and a wedge boot, and you won’t need another accessory. And remember, there’s nothing wrong with giving the cold shoulder with a little bit of icy Brilliance bling.
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What You’ll Need: 

Sweater
Brilliance Sew-On Jewels in Jet
Needle and Thread
DSC_03121. Place Brilliance stones onto sweater in your desired pattern. We placed them in a random cluster on one shoulder, but follow your creative instincts. Use different colors, play with placement and have fun with it!

DSC_03132. Start sewing! If you find your jewels sinking into the sweater, place a fabric behind the sweater material and jewels.

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