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When preparing for the Prom, don’t forget about your corsage. Nowadays many more girls are beginning to make their own corsages. This is a fast growing trend, because girls want the option to personalize it. If you want to create your own Prom corsage then you’re going to love this DIY video.
We stumbled across this video from Gurl.com, where Jamie shows you step by step how to make your own corsage, using a few simple items. Not only will you be able to save money, but you will also look good doing it. In case you are looking for additional accessories you can create, below are a few other jewelry crafts. Enjoy!
With spring here and summer right around the corner, it is hard not to notice all the vibrant colors all around. During this time of year people begin to brighten up everything, from their homes to their wardrobes. For many women looking to add some color to their wardrobe, they look no further than buying a piece from Lilly Pulitzer.
In case you are unfamiliar with this line, Lilly Pulitzer is an international fashion brand that is known for its tropical prints and colors. Lilly Pulitzer, a socialite turned designer, was the creator of this line. She never intended to be a fashion designer, but similar to a crafter she made her first tropical shift dress out of necessity. She created the dress while working at a juice stand. The vibrant colors and tropical fruits were cleverly chosen to hide any juice stains she would get on herself, while tending the juice stand.
The countdown for Prom season is underway. Millions of teenagers are gearing up for their Cinderella moment at their high school Prom. When shopping for the Prom usually most people feel the dress is the most important item, and while that’s true, the shoes you will wear are also a very crucial item. Often times when shopping for that perfect pair of shoes, you can create in your mind what you want, but not be able to locate them in the stores or online. If this sounds like you then we have a solution for you, design your own Prom shoe.
One of the most exciting times in a young girl’s life is her Prom. Proms are a huge milestone and coming of age event, that marks the transition for many young girls from little girls to beautiful teenagers. Girls begin preparing for this night several months in advance. If you don’t fall into this category, no worries you still have sometime to get ready.
Now that spring is here, wedding season is kicking into high gear. The spring and summer months are the most popular times for people to tie the knot. In case you or someone you know if preparing for an upcoming wedding we wanted to let you in one of the hottest wedding trends of 2013, mint. Mint weddings are all the rage this season. This cool yet eye-catching color can make your special day fun, fresh, and elegant. Mint is a very romantic color and gives off a very whimsical vibe. In case you’re interested in incorporating this trend in your upcoming nuptials, we have displayed some examples of how you can do this. Enjoy!
Have you caught Olympic fever? If so, then you probably have also gotten into one of the hottest decor and fashion trends, Union Jack. Union Jack is the flag of the United Kingdom, where the 2012 Summer Olympics are going on. This pattern has been popping up everywhere since the games began. Last week we showed you some home decor Union Jack themed pieces, this week we want to share with you some Union Jack fashion items. From shoes, to bags, to doggy wear, several fashion items can be found including this trend. While you will be able to buy this trend at your local mall, why not try creating some Union Jack fashion DIY projects. Below are some great project inspirations that we found on Pinterest. Have you created or bought any Union Jack fashion items lately?
Happy Wednesday, awesome crafters. Today we are launching Print + Paint! I teamed up with FolkArt craft paint and designed a series of printable step-by-step painting projects. Download the free project to get the instructions and the supply list to create this super hip painting.
I was inspired by Italian screen prints from the 60′s. Geometric shapes and clean lines make these small works of art modern and vintage all at once. The project is really versatile as well. You can print out one or several and use them as. The Print + Paint project will be a great fit for any room in your apartment or home. Hand painted artwork for just a few dollars–yes please!
Let me introduce you to the first project in the series, Cousine. This painting has a cool geometric vibe and you can paint the entire piece in about 20 minutes. This is a no fail project, you will be happy as a clam with your results. The easy to follow directions guarantee it! Click here to download.
The springtime and summer months are my absolute favorite times to buy shoes. I love sandals, wedges and pumps you name it. During this time of year they’re so many trendy styles to choose from. Currently my shoe buying is on hold, as I am trying to be more budget conscious. If you are in the same boat you may want to try creating these mod podged shoes. I have come across several projects online, where people gave their shoes a new makeover. Debbie Saenz designed these Mod Podged Shoes with Flowers. This project is very easy to do, and it will take 1 hour to an hour and a half to make. Transform those drab shoes into something spectacular with the help of Mod Podge!
Mod Podge Outdoor – EUCS11219, Ring Bling (2) – Pink Sequin Topper # 13489
Pair of shoes with covered toe, Pink floral tissue paper, Contact glue, Scissors, Paint Brush, Craft knife
Rip tissue paper into ½ to 1 inch pieces
Adhere to shoes with Mod Podge overlapping as you work. Smooth down with your fingers. Cover entire outside of shoes, allowing paper to extend edges of shoes. Allow to dry.
Carefully trim paper ¼ inch above opening rim of shoes (leaving enough paper to fold over edge of shoe opening). Use Mod Podge to secure paper over edge of shoes.
Cut off excess paper along sole of shoes with craft knife.
Seal entire outside of shoes with a coat of Mod Podge. Allow to dry.
Glue Flower embellishments to top front of each shoe
By now I am sure you have heard about the hottest color of the spring, Tangerine Tango. It is everywhere, especially when it comes to clothing and home fashions. For many it may seem easier to wear this hot color, than to decorate your home with it. This orange hue is a bright, vibrant color that can scare people to use in their home. Don’t be fearful of experimenting with bright non-traditional colors in your home. There are several ways you can add a color such as tangerine tango to any room, without going overboard. Take this bedroom pictured above; it uses tangerine tango in a chic way. I found this image on HGTV. They give several other ways to decorate with Tangerine Tango, which can be found here. The bedroom above pairs this hot color against a soft blue, and neutral white color. By adding tangerine tango to these less vibrant colors, it creates a nice balance. This is something that can easily be recreated in your home, by adding colorful accessories. The next time you’re concerned about playing with color, try adding a small accessory like a pillow or chair. Are you excited or nervous to decorate your home with vibrant colors?
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: # 2252 Blue Mist, # 628 Pure Orange, # 429 Winter White, and # 452 Raw Sienna
It is officially the first day of spring. Yay . This is absolutely one of my favorite times of the year. I love seeing the trees and flowers in bloom, and I love all the hot new spring fashions. One huge trend you will see with spring fashion, is color-blocking. In case you are not familiar with this term or trend, it is very simple. Color-blocking is when a garment or outfit is composed of finite blocks of color. This trend was first seen in 1960s and again in 1980s. This is a fairly simple trend to create, and wear. This is a great trend during this time of year, because of all the vibrant colors one can use. Take the images above. These are all great exmples of how to color-block. Have you tried this trend lately?
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: Apple Spice #951, Aqua #2580, Parisian Pink #2233, and Peach Fuzz #2489