Sunday, November 14, 2010

DIY: Knit Headband

Perfect solution to keep your hair down when it's windy out and your ears warm during those chilly days!

Materials: knit beanie (Forever21 sells some great beanies for a great price), scissors, needle and thread, some ribbon or left over scraps of fabric, one safety pin

1. cut horizontally at the top and bottom of beanie (save the scraps)
2. cut the circular strip and measure what is a comfortable size for your head
3. hem the bottom and top of beanie
4. sew up the two ends to make the long strip into a circular

Decorating your beanie:
There a number of ways you can decorate your beanie depending on your mood. All you need is those left over scraps of fabric.

Here are some ideas...
NOTE: To make a rounded flower just take a small strip of fabric and twist it in a circle. After you are done making your decorations, just put attach them with a safety pin so they can be easily removed!

Here are a few other ways you can wear your NEW knit headband!

From upper left corner: with your hair down, in a bun, with a ponytail, as a turban (to do this pinch the headband and pin it with a safety pin), with a white bow, white flower, knit bow

side view shots

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I spy- MY- diy!

photo courtesy: Jenni (of I SPY DIY)

Uber excited because I just recently found out that Jenni of I SPY DIY mentioned me in her most recent diy roundup post! :) Check it HERE. Thanks Jenni!

I hope you are all having a great Veteran's Day. To all the Veteran's and soldiers out there fighting for our country--THANK YOU!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

DIY: Magazine Bowl

Here is a cool piece that can be used either for loose change, jewelry, or anything miscellaneous! I came across this DIY on a website for a magazine about "crafts and green living ideas" called Esprit Cabane. There are several cool projects from this website that I want to do. For directions click HERE.

All you need is: an old magazine, a bowl to be your mold, parchment (to placed over the bowl), and...
NOTE: I used the ruler to make it easier to measure out the strips. To do this, just wrap a page of a magazine around the ruler.

I didn't have parchment so I used some paper towels. lol.

TIP: You might want to mix some of the glue with water to create paper mache and glaze the bottoms and inner parts of the bowl to make it sturdier.

I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday and keeping dry. It's raining really hard here where I'm at.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Cold Wars

The weather up here in the Bay Area has been so unpredictable. During the week we will have 70-80 degree weather then all weekend it will rain cats and dogs. I hope you are all enjoying more consistent Fall weather.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Music Monday Shuffle--Kings of Leon

Just recently discovered Kings of Leon's recently released album. I have only sampled a few of the songs off this album, but I have a feeling it's gonna be good. These guys are on a role!

Monday, November 1, 2010

DIY: House of Harlow 1960 Jewelry p.2

I hope you all had a great and safe Halloween Weekend! Can you believe it is already November?! I am soooooo excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas!! Love love love this time of year! Here is another DIY project for you all. I kind developed this through experimentation...

Piece of cardboard, Scissors, Flat round object (e.g. quarter), black and gold paint, glue gun, bendable wire, clear nail polish, gold chain

1. Trace the round object onto the cardboard and cut it out.
2. Draw the star onto the cardboard.
3. Spread some hot glue onto the round cardboard and let it dry for a couple of minutes. (This creates a base for your paint to latch onto.)
4. Paint center of the star with black and the outer portion with your gold paint. (This may require a few coats.) Let paint dry.

5. Put a coat of the clear nail polish on pendant. (This makes your pendant look not only shiny but makes it waterproof. It is important you let this dry for an hour or so.)

6. Pierce the top portion with a pin and put bendable wire through and make loop.

7. String in your chain.

There you have it! You have another House of Harlow 1960 necklace!