DIY Alert | Shawl, Vest or Bikini Cover Up

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Who doesn’t love a fashionable creator friendly DIY!? Lately I’ve been wearing cute shawl/cover-ups to complete my outfits and decided to share the how-to.

Here are a few looks

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(I’m on the right)

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And worn as a bikini cover-up

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And here is the quick 1 minute how to:

Happy creating and accessorizing!

XO,

 

 

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DIY | Rope Inspired Decor

Sharing a simple inexpensive way to add a personal touch to your space! You will need styrofoam balls (less than $5 at Walmart), glue gun & glue sticks and rope:

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Simply wrap the rope around the object applying hot glue often. Remember, a little glue goes a long way.

End results:

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You can even think outside the box and add the new decor to seashells like I did here:

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The possibilities are endless with this DIY. You can cover vases, bowls, lamps–the sky is the limit.

Until next time…

carmen

DIY | Customized home decor

Today I’m featuring the color scheme through out my apartment: pale jade and mustard yellow.

I’m working on a (close to three-month) major apartment clean and will either toss, reduce or donate a lot of junk I’ve collected over the past few years. Today, I did some recycling and wanted to share some of my new pieces.

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Wood, vases from Michael’s, Ferrero Rocher (chocolate treats), and an old iPhone case revamped with decoupage (using scrapbook papers, matte finish mod podge glue, tacky glue and paint). And here you have it folks! (I made the throw pillows and serving tray earlier this year)…

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Most of these pieces will be placed in my home office once I’m done completing it. Looking forward to more DIY’s in the very near future.

Until next time…

carmen

DIY | Tree decor to die for

Greetings dolls!

I had the pleasure of turning something old into sometime super fun and brand new. Tree trunks spray painted to use in the home as props. The project pretty self-explanatory and easy to follow through pics below.

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I found the top two images via google– since I didn’t take before and during pics. The sky is the limit with the color paint you can use for this projects. Here is the big reveal:

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Until next time,

carmen

Exposed butt problem? NO problem! | Jean DIY

Jeans are made “standard size”…yet, usually never fit my waist. I don’t always want to wear a belt…nor do I want the large waist to expose my underwear and butt. So, here is a quick solution.

I used elastic cut at 5 inches wide, scissors to create two slits in the jeans the length of the elastic (1.5in) (make sure its centered by using measuring tape to find the center of the back half of your waist), bobby pin (or clothes pin) to feed elastic through slits, and a hand needle/thread to sew through the jeans top layer as well as the elastic.

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Now I happily bend and stand in confidence. If you need assistance, ask questions and ill be sure to help you master this super easy DIY.

Until next time…😉

XO,
Carmen