Tag: Easy DIY

DIY: Tassel Wall Hanging

Wall hangings have been all the rage the last year or so and the trend doesn’t seem to be dying down. Whether it’s a woven tapestry, macrame or fringe, a handmade wall hanging is a beautiful addition to any room. I decided to use the stunning colorful tassels we have and make a simple hanging that is vaguely bohemian.

What you’ll need:

A dowel or sticks (I used long thin sticks from the floral section of the craft store)

Twine/Cord

Tassels (I used multiple colors but you could also try the all white or all black look)

Step 1: If you’re using multiple thin sticks, bind together a few to make it more sturdy. You can skip this step if you use a dowel.

Step 2: Decide how you want your final hanging to look. Do you want them all the same length? Do you want a ‘V’ Shape? I chose to do an asymmetrical upside down ‘V’. Keeping your design in mind, tie the cords to the sticks and cut to whatever length you need.

Step 3: Using the loops, attach the tassels to the ends of the cords.

Step 4: Tie a cord on both ends of the stick to hang the hanging from.

And you’re done!

DIY: 3 Ways To Give Your Throw Pillows a Fresh Look

Sometimes I put things on a list just to cross them off. Really simple things like “Finish watching Season 10 of …..”. Ah the sense of accomplishment. What if you could do that and be productive at the same time? These 3 quick updates for your throw pillows will make you feel like you made a lot of effort (when you really didn’t). Check out this video to see how you can cross off easy DIY throw pillows off your list:

Check out the individual tutorials here:

Tufted Pillow

Embroidered/Patched Pillow

Tassel Pillow

DIY: Faux Bee Embroidered Pillow

Ok, so we didn’t actually do the embroidery, hence the ‘faux’. But our way is better for those of you who don’t have the time or the skills to embroider something. Check out how to make this super cool bee embroidered throw pillow:

 

What you’ll need:

A pillow cover

Embroidered patches – We used this one

An iron

 

Yup, that’s it.

Step 1: Place the patches how you want them.

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)

And that’s it, you’re done. No joke.

Check out how to make this pillow and two others in this video:

DIY: Tassel Pillow

Have an old pillow you want to give some life to? Just grab a few tassels and add them all around. Tassels are a fun addition to a lot of home decor projects. Check out how we updated this pillow:

What you’ll need:

A pillow cover/pillow

Tassels

Needle and Thread

Step 1: Starting with a corner, sew a stitch from the back of the pillow and then sew it back through.

Step 2: Using the loop on the tassel, fasten it to the cover by repeating the first step.

Step 3: Just add more tassels all around the pillow.

And you’re done!

Check out this video for more ideas on making cool pillows:

 

DIY: Tufted Pillow

One of the easiest updates you can give a throw pillow is the classic tufted look. It looks complicated but it’s so simple to do. You can do this with armchairs, cushioned benches and pretty much anything with cushion/padding that you can tuft. Check out the video at the bottom of the page if you want a quick tutorial on how to tuft pillows.

Disclaimer: If you’re going to tuft something, it’s going to stay that way. So if you have a pillow with a cover and an insert, make sure you’re not going to want to change it in the near future.

What you’ll need:

Throw Pillow

5 Buttons of your choice – We used This One

5 Small Buttons

Decorator’s Needle

Extra Strong Thread

Pencil

Step 1: Mark where you want the tufts.

Step 2: Tie a knot at the end of the thread. Pull the needle through to the other side (through your marking)

Step 3: Thread the needle through the button’s shank. Pull the needle through the pillow to the back.

>Make sure you pull the thread through as tightly as you can.

Step 4: Thread the needle through the smaller button that will anchor your main button.

And you’re done!

Check out the video to see how to make this pillow and two others:

 

DIY: Pom Pom Flowers

You know those DIY tutorials that are so simple you catch yourself asking, “Wait, what’s the catch?”. Well there is no catch! It’s just that simple to make these adorable pom pom flowers that you can use to brighten up a space. The best part is you can keep them simple or get creative and make some elaborate flowers with different sizes of pom poms.

What you’ll need:

Big Pom Poms

Glue Gun

Sticks or Thin Branches

Scissors

Step 1: Trim the sticks to the length you want. I cut mine about ten inches.

Step 2: Cut the pom poms from the trim.

Step 3: Add a some glue to the end of one stick with your glue gun and stick a pom pom on. Apply glue and add a couple of more pom poms to create a flower. I varied the number to make different shapes.

Aaaand *drum roll* you’re done.

 

Beaded Headband DIY Tutorial

Call us a tad bit biased, but we can’t help our latest obsession over our foldover elastic trim. Here’s a fun and easy DIY tutorial for the wearable elastic.

SUPPLIES
18MM Foldover Elastic Trim
1.5″ Bugle/Seed Beaded Leaf Trim

1. Headband Supplies

Apply a decent amount of E-6000 glue along your elastic band.

2. Glue

Place your 1.5″ Bugle/Seed Beaded Leaf Trim on the area that you had just glued.

3. Placing

Allow the headband to dry for 24 hours prior to wearing it.

4. DryNow that the trim is secured, tie your elastic into a double knot.
The elastic is easy to unknot so feel free to test out different measurements making sure the headband rests comfortably on your crown.

5. Knot

Try mixing and matching various trims and appliques using the same steps. We’d love to see what you come up with! #MJTRIMMING

Easy DIY Barrette

We love sprucing up our locks, but sometimes we wake up wanting to snooze another ten minutes rather than dedicating that time on our hair. This easy to do barrette transformation will take less than five minutes to complete and give you an excuse to sleep in. Simply clip your hair up with this chain barrette and you’ll look movie star set for the day. What’s not to love?

SUPPLIES
Leftover chain from a previous project
E-6000 glue
Barrette

1. Barette SuppliesSTEPS
Make sure that your chain matches up with your barrette prior to starting.
If the chain is too long us your pliers to adjust the measurement.

Open your barrette. Once you have done this, apply a small amount of glue along the flat metal part of the hair clip.

3. Glue

Place the chain over the E-6000, applying a small amount of pressure.

4. Chain

Wait 24 hours prior to showing off your new hair clip.
This will ensure the longevity of the clip.

5. FinishedHow easy was that?

Monogrammed Pillows

By  Sketch 42 blogger Nicole Cohen 

Ever since I saw this picture of design team Badgely-Mischka’s horse farm home with its killer monogrammed bed pillows, I have been loving them.   I think esthetically it happens to look really cool. It looks crisp and modern and adds a graphic element to an otherwise simple bed.    

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You can make your own gorgeous monogramed pillows with nothing but a pillow, the trim of your choice and a needle and thread!  For a kids room, I would love to make the monogram out of a lot of  buttons, sewed on to the pillow in the shape of a letter!  or an edgier look, I would use a nailheads to add a little bit of rock n roll to a room…  For the simplest and most refined look, I would use our chrome spun grosgrain ribbon and some iron on tape to create a chic monogram!    

 Here’s what I came up with for a children’s room     

Materials Used: 

Directions: 

  •  First Step- Take out the cushion/feathers/Stuffing from the pillow, the write out the desired letter and design with Tailors chalk on the pillow
  • Second Step- (can be done in two ways)
  • First Way: Place the buttons on the traced letter and put tape over the buttons for a strong hold. Then machine stitch the buttons onto the pillow case and remove the tape when you’re are finished.
  • Second Way: Hand-sew each button onto the traced letter, if you are not able to machine stitch.
  • Third Step- When you are done sewing on the buttons take your ribbon (any other trim) and machine or hand-stitch the desired design around the buttoned letter.
  • Fourth Step- Re-stuff your pillow and find the perfect place for your new pillow.

 

Happy DIY!