Tag: Back to School

DIY: Velcro Patches

Never had a tattoo because you can’t commit to a design? Feel the same way about trends? Me too. I love looking at all the beautiful things designers grace the runway with every season but I can never manage to semi-permanently adopt a hot new trend. Patches have been a staple since the spring of 2016 and they don’t seem to be going anywhere, anytime soon. So I thought to myself, what can I do if I want to cover my things with unicorns and emojis without really committing to the trend? The answer is *drumroll* VELCRO!

Fun Fact: The word Velcro is a linguistic blend of the French words velours (“velvety fabric”) and crochet (“hook”). It’s one of those companies (yep, it’s the company name) that’s become synonymous with the product.

You can watch the video below to see how you can use Velcro to attach patches and scroll down for more details.

 

Here’s What You’ll need

Velcro

Patches

Scissors

The thing you want to put patches on

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Cut the Velcro to the size that you need. You can cut both sides of the Velcro so that you have a matching set.

2

Peel off the backing for the adhesive and stick one piece of Velcro on the accessory or clothing and the other on the patch.

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Now you just have to attach the two pieces like you would do with Velcro normally. Switch ’em out for different patches.

*Note that the adhesive might not stick to some materials.

Kind of a no-brainer huh? I love simple life hacks.

You can also do it with shoes:

 

 

 

DIY: Flower Studded Shoes

Ahh it’s that dreaded time of year when you start seeing all those back to school ads. Time to start thinking about finishing your assigned summer reading and mentally preparing for another school year. A cool new wardrobe is just the thing you need to help you look forward to the first day of school. Keep reading to see how you can make these adorable floral studded slip ons to strut into school with.

What you’ll need:

This daisy velvet trim

Small gold pronged studs

Scissors

Pliers

Shoes

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Start by cutting the trim into individual flowers. You can do this by cutting them where they join together.

2

Place the flowers on the shoes to see what placement looks good.

3

Using the stud, push it through the flower and through the shoe. On the back of the flap you can see the prongs protruding.

4

Using the pliers flatten each prong until it’s curling in. Repeat for all the flowers.

You can also try different placements as shown below:

 

That’s it! You’re done.

 

4 Ways to Embellish Back to School: Calendar

Buying a new calendar every year can be a hassle. First you need to find one you like, and then, a mere twelve months later, it goes in the trash. Make a reusable version, that you’re sure to love for years to come using ribbons and a frame.
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What You’ll Need:

Frame
1.5” Grosgrain Ribbon
E6000
Scissors
Marker Board Pens

1. Take the back of the frame out, and lay it out. You will work directly on this piece.DSC_02402. Using the ribbons, create a weave pattern. Make sure you 7 rows going across, and at least 5 rows of boxes going down.

 DSC_02484. Glue it to the frame back, and let it dry.DSC_02505. Put board in frame and using an erasable marker write down the month, days of the week, and days.

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Need more inspiration for your back-to-school gear? Check out our 4 Ways Back to School Shop!

4 Ways to Embellish Back to School: Pencil Case

There’s nothing worse than losing all of your pens and pencils in the depths of your backpack. Make sure your writing utensils are snug, sound and stylish with this classy pencil case DIY.
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What You’ll Need:

1.8” Ultra Suede Tape

2” Metallic Crossweave Leather Trim

Hole Puncher

Scissors

DSC_0208 1. Fold a 14″ piece of gold trim in half.

DSC_0212 2. At the bottom corner start to punch holes going all the way up. Repeat on the other side evenly.

DSC_02243. Starting from the lower corner, push your suede cord through the hole and tie a knot.

DSC_02314. Start to weave the suede creating loops on the outside. Once you get to the top, tie a knot and cut excess suede.

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Need more inspiration for your back-to-school gear? Check out our 4 Ways Back to School Shop!

4 Ways to Embellish Back to School: Button Locker Magnets

Keep your locker organized while also adding some much needed personality to that slate gray space. Create locker magnets for your personal cubby using our fun fashion buttons. You can also use these on your fridge, or any other magnetic surface that needs a dash of color!
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What You’ll Need:

Dome Faceted Button

Two-Hole Polka Dotted Striped Button 

Floral Beaded Button w/Shank

Two-Hole Flower Button

Round Magnets

E6000

 

DSC_01931. Snip the shank off of the back of the button if it has one.

DSC_01992. Place a small drop of E6000 onto the back of the button.

DSC_02003. Press down and let dry for an hour.
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Need more inspiration for your back-to-school gear? Check out our 4 Ways Back to School Shop!

Tote Bag DIY Roundup

Tote bags aren’t just the perfect beach bags, they’re also great for carrying those books to your next class, picking up groceries, or holding your lunch for the workday ahead! These DIY tote bags are perfect for that transition from summer to fall, and they are inexpensive to make so you can make one for every season!
IMG_4181This DIY from For the Love Of shows you how to give your tote bag the paint chip ombre treatment.

 

simple-sequin-tote-bag-craft_zpsffa05c74This simple sequin tote from Madigan Made has just the right amount of sparkle!

tote10Cupcakes and Cashmere knows how to keep things classy with this preppy DIY tote!

No-Sew-Canvas-Tote-BagThis tote from Homey Oh My was made completely from scratch, and no sewing was involved! Can you believe it?

leather-tote-15Dare to take on leather sewing with this cool, classic leather tote from Melly Sews!

 

 

DIY: Metallic Trim Headbands

 

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By Blerona

Don’t you just love just love wearing headbands!  It’s jewelry in your hair, and the one-of-kind-headbands are my forte. Since I love DIY’s so much of course I’d try my hand in hair accessories. And these accessories are super easy, Instant Gratification! Check out this Oh So Chic DIY Hand bands

Materials:

Directions First Headband:

  • Step 1: Measure the elastic head band around your head. Make sure it’s tight enough to stay put. Then cut elastic trim to the correct size.
  • Step2: Take your appliqué and hot glue one end onto the back of the appliqué, then hot glue the other end. And you finished!

Second Head band:

  • Step 1: Measure the Metallic trim around your head and cut. Now cut off an extra 2inches of the cut trim and hot glue or sew one end of remaining elastic thread to that end.
  • Step 2: Measure the trim and sewn elastic thread around your head again, and be sure to make it tight to stretch out the elastic trim for a stronger hold.
  • Step 3: Once you measured it cut the extra elastic off and hot glue or sew to the other end of the metallic trim.

Happy DIY’s