Category: Diy

DIYDIY Friendship Bracelets

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Diy Friendship Bracelets: Make these simple beaded friendship bracelets by thrifting cute necklaces, or by cleaning out your jewelry box and re-purposing the beads. Make a new bestie at the fest? Offer them part of your arm party as a cute memento!

Materials: Beaded Necklaces, Scissors, Elastic Cord 0.5mm thick.

Step 1: Source cute beaded necklaces or strings of beads. Make sure they move freely along the strand. (Mardi Gras necklaces are often attached to the strand and won’t work for this project.)

Step 2: Cut a 10″ strand of elastic and triple knot one end.

Step 3: String your beads on the elastic, mixing and matching to your liking.

Step 4: Finish by tying the ends together with a triple knot and trimming the excess elastic.

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DIYDIY Mini Dress to Top Refashion with Merrick’s Art!

If you’re feeling crafty and need some inspiration, there’s no better source than Merrick of Merrick’s Art. That’s why we are so excited to team up with her for this fab fashion DIY! Tired of your old shift dresses? Transform them with this easy mini dress to top refashion! It’s the perfect way to re-purpose your old frocks for a look that’s fresh and fab! See below for the full tutorial!

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As you might know, I don’t wear mini dresses. So when I’m shopping, it’s majorly annoying to find and fall in love with a mini dress in a gorgeous pattern or color, cause throwing on a pair of leggings underneath it totally changes the look for me, and not usually in a good way. 

So I was thinking about this annoying situation a few weeks ago, and then I ran across this pin that I’d pinned ages ago and it sparked an idea. Instead of fighting the mini dress, how about I just make it work for me? An easy chop and hem, and suddenly it’s a darling hi-low top that doesn’t alter the gorgeous print, and doesn’t look silly with leggings. 

Such was the case with this darling dress from Lulu*s. A quick refashion and now it’s one of my favorite tops that looks amazing with jeans, shorts, or even a pencil skirt. 

Here’s how I styled it, and a super easy tutorial is at the end of this post!look3
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(Photos by sara walk photography)

This tutorial doesn’t work for every mini dress, but it works for many of them, especially shift dresses that have one color or print all over the dress, like mine. I would love to try it with this navy and white graphic print dress, this amazing neon and mint dress, or even this navy contrast sleeve dress! What do you think??

Tunic Tutorial

Step 1. Start with a mini dress. Try it on and determine the length you want to cut in the front. Add half an inch for seam allowance and mark or pin this spot. Do the same for the back.
Step 2. Lay it profile, flat on the ground, and cut according to your pin marks, making it a hi-low hem.
Step 3. Hem.

(note: mine had a lining, so I did the exact same steps, just making it about an inch shorter on all sides so it didn’t show).

DIYLuLu*s Fresh Spaces: DIY Figurine Trinket Dishes

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Hello again!! I’m Ashley, the founder and crafter behind Sugar & Cloth. I’m so excited to team up with LuLu*s to get to share a few home DIY projects with you in a new series: Fresh Spaces. As I mentioned last post, this week we’re bringing the perfect touch of gold to items around the house.

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Putting away your accessories at the end of the day just became a whole lot more fun with these simple DIY figurine trinket dishes. You can personalize with your favorite animal, geometric object, or even a paper weight! Depending on just how many or few accessories you may need to store away, you can choose to use a bigger or smaller dish.

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DIYLuLu*s Fresh Spaces: DIY Pendant Lamps

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Hello again!! I’m Ashley, the founder and crafter behind Sugar & Cloth. I’m so excited to team up with LuLu*s to get to share a few home DIY projects with you in a new series: Fresh Spaces. As I mentioned last post, this week we’re bringing the perfect touch of gold to items around the house.

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Nothing makes a statement quite like a unique light fixture, and these DIY golden pendant lights are subtle, modern, and have the perfect touch of glam. Not to mention you can make these for a fraction of the cost of a store bought version, which leaves you plenty of extra room in your budget for that dress you’ve been eyeing.

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DIYLuLu*s Fresh Spaces: DIY Upcycled Containers

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 Hello! I’m Ashley, the founder and crafter behind Sugar & Cloth. I’m so excited to team up with LuLu*s to get to share a few home DIY projects with you in a new series: Fresh Spaces. This week we’re bringing the perfect touch of gold to items around the house.

sugarandcloth_upcycledplanters-finished2aPeople often ask me how I come up with projects to create, but sometimes a DIY is only an arm’s length away and can be practically free if you reconsider some items you may already have floating around the house. For instance, instead of stowing away old planters for the winter or storing cakestands in the pantry when they’re not in use, you can create DIY upcycled containers with just a little paint or gold leafing, and give them a totally new purpose!

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