Wednesday, June 06, 2012

DIY Round-up

In the past two years I have become a bit of a DIY junkie. If I want something new for the house or for myself I pretty much always consider if I can make it before looking to buy it. While I love going to the mall, I still want to maintain a certain unique factor to my style and home. What better - and usually cheaper - way to spice things up?

Some DIYs that I've been looking to start:

1. Beaded Statement Necklace from Making it Lovely - looks relatively inexpensive to make. Michael's offers a 40% coupon every week and you can print it online. Michael's is one of those stores where you shouldn't ever buy anything at full price. **I just looked on the Michael's site and they have a coupon for 20% off entire purchase!!**

2. Mini Makeup Bag from Say Yes to Hoboken - another inexpensive project with umpteen variations. You could make three different sizes to use for travelling or make them as bridesmaids gifts full of makeup! So cute. Check out the scraps bin at the fabric store for small bits perfect for this project.

3. "Freaktastically Awesome Rug" from Vintage Revival - LOOK at that thing!! What a way to make a huge, unique statement in your home! Homesense carries rugs in a variety of sizes and also has good sales. Ikea also carries basic, cheap rugs that would be good for this, too.

4. Men's Shirt Pillow Covers from Ducks in a Row - any easy way to avoid sewing a button or zipper on a pillow case and a cute, preppy result! Re-purpose that stack of old shirts instead of donating them... if only they could maintain the cologne smell.

5. Neon Rhinestone Bangle from For the Love Of - Neon is huge right now and this is a very cheap way to add a bright pop to an outfit without buying those neon pink jeans that you'll get one season out of from H&M.

6. Colour-Block Tote from Say Yes to Hoboken - what a cute beach or market tote! I love carrying a bright, one-of-a-kind tote and this one looks very simple. Maybe this will happen this weekend...

Do you have any fun DIYs planned for the summer?

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