Category: Diy

DIYDIY: Everyday Sparkle

Check out these fun ways to add sparkle to your everyday accessories and enjoy some one-of-a-kind shine:

Sparkle

- The Wanna Be Heartin’ Something Ring started out as a beautiful basic, but we pumped it up a notch with red glitter for a look as classic as Dorothy’s infamous ruby slippers.

- White and teal glitter gives the Trip to Tri-Land Earrings an eye-catching new look that’s inspired by another LuLu*s favorite: the Can You Zig It? Teal Chevron Print Dress.

- A little glitter can make an inexpensive pair of heels turn into a posh one-of-a-kind pair! From date night, to girls’ night out, the My Delicious Date Black Patent Pumps are sure to be a sparkly hit with some glitter added to the heel.

Helpful Hint: The trick when using glitter is to make sure you find the right adhesive. Your local craft store will have a lot of options to choose from, so check the label (or ask a friendly sales associate!) and you will have no problem finding the right glue option for your DIY project.

Good luck!

DIYDIY: Glitter Wine Glasses

DIYPut some more sparkle in your life with these pretty DIY glitter wine glasses!

What You Need: Wine Glasses, Glitter, Mod Podge, Brush, and a Piece of Paper (to catch the extra glitter).

1) Coat the handle of the glass in glue (we used Mod Podge).

2) While being careful to stay over the paper, sprinkle glitter onto the glass. Don’t be shy with the glitter! You can use the paper to dump the extra back into your glitter container.

3) Let the glass dry and repeat steps 1 and 2 until you reach your desired level of sparkle.

4) Put at least two layers of Mod Podge on top of the last layer of glitter so that the glitter won’t come off in your hand.

Helpful Tip: These glasses are hand wash only so make sure they don’t end up in the dishwasher!

Gather the gals, and start sipping in style!

DIYDIY: Decorated Candle Holders

These DIY candle holders are so cute, you won’t believe how easy they are to make! Simply cut or punch out tissue paper in the shape of your choice and use Mod Podge to glue it to the glass!DIY

Tips:

- Get creative with this one! Try different sizes/shapes of glass and challenge yourself to cut out fun and unique patterns of tissue paper.

- Some of the lighter shades of tissue paper may need an extra layer or two for the color to really pop.

- Put Mod Podge over the blank areas of glass as well for a slightly foggy appearance that will soften the candlelight.

BeautyDIY Eye Gloss – Two Methods!

diy eye gloss

DIY Eye Gloss

Eye gloss (also known as liquid eye shadow) was all over the fall 2013 runways, yet some of the brands used like MAC are not even released yet! Before you go out and buy that expensive new eye gloss, try making it home with this easy tutorial. After researching methods that used everything from glycerin to petroleum jelly, we narrowed it down to the two easiest and least expensive methods that use materials you probably already have lying around. You can literally use any eye shadow or body glitter you have – especially a broken palette! – just crush it up and mix.

Materials Used: Milani Powder Eye Shadow in Gold Dust, Baby Oil Gel, Max Clear Lip Gloss.

 

Baby Oil Gel Method

Pros:

- You can use regular baby oil for a subtle, sheer look, or kick it up a notch with baby oil gel. The gel creates a slightly thicker application that is still thinner than the lip gloss method.

-  Baby oil is safe enough for a baby and easy on your skin. It’s also widely available.

-  Resists creasing.

-  Inexpensive.

Cons:

- Coverage is more subtle than the lip gloss method.

 

Lip Gloss Method:

Pros:

- Thicker, dramatic, editorial-worthy coverage.

-  Inexpensive.

Cons:

- Tends to be very sticky.

- Can be difficult to remove.

- Creasing.

 

Overall, we found baby oil gel to be the best mixing medium, but feel free to experiment and tell us your favorite in the comments below!

DIYDIY: Rihanna’s Pearly Chanel Sunglasses

Shine bright like a diamond in these Rihanna-inspired sunnies, and save yourself the Chanel price tag with supplies you can score for under $10 at your local craft store.

All you need are a cute pair of circular sunglasses, a string of (faux) pearls, and a little jewelry glue (or cheat with a glue gun; we won’t tell!).

Helpful tip: when you trim your string of pearls to fit your frames, skip the knot and dab a dot of glue on the end instead. We’ve all seen what happens when pearls hit the floor….

xoxo