Friday, 30 November 2012

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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

DIY Earmuffs from a slipper!

You will need: An old slipper (clean), A hair band, fluff, scissors, glue and decoration if you like.

Cut your fabroc so that it is flat (ie not a slipper). Draw 4 circles on your fabric. I used a Nutella lid... mmm.
Also cut off the fur trin from the top of your boot.

Here is what you should have.

Glue 3/4 of your circles edge and place 2 circles together. Repeat with the last 2 circle.

You should have 2 circles like this, like pouches.

Stuff your pouches with fluff. (I got my fluff from an old teddy bear. R.I.P. Hansel) 

Cover the end of your hair band in glue and insert into the pouch. Glue up the open part.

Here I glued the fur from the rim of my boot to the band.
Let stand to dry. Before completely dry put on your muffs and make sure they cover your ears. Don't do this until muffs are semi dry or you'll get glue in your hair.

Decorate how you wish, I decorated mine with these bows from Mei Flower.

 Leave to dry and wear!

Look at me! I'm feckin delighted with my new muffs!
(So much innuendo in this piece)

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
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Monday, 26 November 2012

DIY Charm Bracelet/ Matching up Brass.

So I found these beautiful brass charms in a little bead shop beside Georges Street Arcade, Dublin.
They were only 50c each and Iv always wanted a charm bracelet about my love of dress making!

But I couldnt find a brace link bracelet :( I could only find gold, silver and bronze. The brass ones I did find were too green looking and none matched the charms.
So I teamed the charms with a blue leather strap necklace and folded it over.

To make this! It's so cute! I was making it as a temporary measure but I might keep my charms on this blue band.

Hope you like it!

Saturday, 24 November 2012

DIY Candy Bouquet

 You will need: A bucket (mine is a santa bucket because it's CHRISTMAS!!!), foam block, bars, sweets and lollipops, electrical tape...
 And skewers!

Cut your foam block to size and place in the bucket.

Attatch all candy to your skewers with electrical tape...

... and stick into the foam.

Heres what it looks like from the back, naht very pretty. OH well.

And the final product! IT LOOKS LIKE FLOWERS!!!

So there you have it! DIY candy bouquet! Enjoy!


Monday, 19 November 2012

River Island Eyelashes Knock Offs

So I saw these eyelashes in River Island and thought they were fab!
Until I checked the price tag. €14 for eyelashes? I dont know about normal people but my lashes usually last half the night and end up being peeled off and either thrown on the dance floor or stuck to my past out mate.
So here is how to make your own. Mine cost me €1.50

You will need: Eyelashes (mine are from Pennys), glue, glitter stars (I found these in Dealz in a glitter set, Im sure they have them in craft shops and other €stores) and a tweezers depending on your level of patience.

1. Initially I tried to attatch each star individually with the tweezers, I lost my patience and gave up.

So the real steps:
1. cover the lashes in glue, do not put glue up near the line of where the lashes stick to your lid (like I did, because of this the lashes wouldnt stick and I had to remove stars from the rim)

2. Scatter the stars on a surface and mop them up using the eyelashs. 

3. Leave to dry.

Here is the end result.

These lashes have stars too close to the lid. I had to remove stars from the lid so that the lashes would stick.

They worked really well once I fixed them and were so flamboyant!
And best of all cost €1.50 to make.

Hope you liked this tutorial,

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Praise for Mei Flower

Mei Flower is an online brand that specialises in card making, scrapbooking and crafting supplies. All of their products are of the highest quality and great value.
Their designs are unique and adorable and I simply can't get enough of them!

Everything they make is so pretty!

My favourite are the self adhesive gems. They have such strong staying power and look high quality.

My haul from Mei flower. Oh the high quality photos!
Thats only some of the stuff I got!

I made these before I took a photo of my stock.

It wont let me turn these around :(
They are felt book marks made with Mei Flower felt shapes, buttons, flowers and ribbons. SO CUTE!

Here's my attempt at a felt shape - gnome
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Mei Flower even have a blog site full of ideas!
So get crafty with it!


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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

A/W 2012 Trend 2: Collars

You will need: An old ugly shirt (sorry Mom), scissors, pliers, a button and studs. I got these studs from an old belt. You can buy them only or take them off an old piece of clothing. They are very difficult to find at good value in Irish shops.

 It's very simple, stick the studs in the collar and close using a pliers.

I didn't like the generic white plastic button that comes with most shirts so I rummaged in my collection for a nicer one.

 Make sure the button fits through the hole... Of coarse I didn't and had to start again.

Here'e the end result! How pretty!

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Autumnal Trend 1: DIY Glitter Heels

Glitter heels are a fall staple this year, seen on the catwalk and high street, there's no escaping it!
Personally I'm thrilled. I love sparkly things, especially coming up to Christmas!
So here is how to make your own sparkle heels if you don't fancy fishing out for Miu Miu's.

You will need:
Heels, glue (I used fabric glue as my heels have a suede finish) and glitter.

Mix together your glue and glitter to make a paste.
Then brush it on your heels with a paint brush. try and make it as even as possible. Thin layers are recommended as if it clumps together too much it looks messy.

Don't worry, the glue dries clear!

Allow the heel to dry before applying your second layer.
You will need about 3 layers all together.

Voila! It dries clear! YAY!
Tidy up the edges with the edge of a knife or something thatl scrape away the stray glue and glitter.
In hind sight I should have used tape to mark it off.