Dress Me Up!



Bracelet: Topshop | Shoes: River Island | Dress: River Island | Cludge: H&M | Necklace: Dorothy Perkins | Flower headband: Ebay


Oh, how I would love to have all those pretty flowerpatterned items that seem to be everywhere these days! But since my wardrobe is full and my wallet is empty, I have to come up with different ideas to play flowery dress up. So here is a dress up game with all those pretty floweritems and me! Now I can play dress up and it doesn't cost me anything ;) 

How are you fighting the summersale temptations? 


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Sweet Flowers!


I am feeling a bit under the weather the last couple of days and am very frustrated about not being able to do my usual crafty business:(  
But two days ago I got these amazingly pretty flowers from a friend and they cheer me up every time I look at them. They are so gorgeous and they smell amazing! 
I'm hoping that I'll feel better very soon, because sitting still makes me come up with a lot of new ideas to post on my blog!



Pictures by Lana

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Dogtag DIY

Dogtag DIY

Remember how I talked about my sisters new dog Cacao? I made him this cute dogtoy a couple of days ago. Well now I'm posting about a unique dogtag that I made him as well. It seems like a lot of work when you see the tutorial, but it's actually very easy, I promise!

Supplies:
white shrinky dink plastic(I used the one that you can't print on, because I have a laserprinter and it doesn't work with this kind of printer); shiny mod podge; nailpolish in the color of your choosing; perforator; pencil and paper.

1. Draw the shape that you want your tag to be on a piece of paper. Remember that it will shrink about three times the size.
2. Cut the shape out of the paper.
3. Place the shape onto the shrinky dink plastic and cut it out.
4. Make a hole in the shrinky dink plastic using your perforator.
5. Place the tag on an oven plate.
6. Place the tag in the over and wait for it to shrink.
7. Take the tag out of the oven and let it cool of.
8. Paint the nailpolish on one side of the tag.
9. Paint the other side also with nailpolish and let it dry.
10. Measure your tag and open photoshop. Use the rulers in photoshop to make two circles in the size you want. Type the name of the animal in one of the circles. And type the personal information, like adress or phonenumber in the other circle. 
11. Print the paper.
12. Cut the circles out of the paper.
13. Grab your mod podge and glue the printed circles onto both sides of the tag. 
14. Keep applying several layers of mod podge onto the tag, to get a nice glossy coating.

All done!

If you don't have photoshop, or printer, etc. You can of course cut a circle in the desired size and write the name on it by hand. You can use different handwriting fonts, to create your own unique look!





Pictures by Lana





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Final days to vote!


Remember the sewing challenge I entered from Ricochet and Away? I made this heart cutout dress from scratch! Voting has been up for the entire month of June and since June is coming to it's end, voting is almost done. So these are the final days to help me and vote for your favorite garment!
Thank you all so much for your votes and lovely comments, I really enjoyed joining this challenge :)

Voting can be done by clicking on the button below.



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Dogtoy Tutorial

dog toy DIY

My sister just got a new dog named Cacao, and I must say that he is the cutest dog in the entire world! As a gift for him I made him this dogtoy out of old shirts. He doesn't really know what to do with a toy yet, but I guess he will figure it out eventually :) 
I am sorry in advance for the blurry dogpictures, but he is only three months old and it's impossible to let him sit still for even a few seconds.

1. Get some old stretchy shirts.
2. Cut the shirts into strips of about 1,5 cm wide and 60cm's long.
3. This is what it should look like.
4. place them next to each other. Make sure that you have about enough of each color.
5. Hold them together and tie a knot at the top. this way they will all be combined.
6. Start braiding. Use each color as a separate strand to braid.
7. Braid until you are almost at the end. To finish tie a knot at the ending.
8. Cut the fringes at the end in the same size as the other end.

All done!




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Vintage Hairdo Tutorial


Here is my promised post about the vintage hairdo. It's really easy and all you need is your vintage headband!


1. Brush you're hair.
2. Get your hairpiece.
3. Wrap your headband around your head, like shown on the picture.
4. Get a lock of hair.
5. Wrap the lock around the headband.
6. Pull on the end of the lock, put not to tight.
7. Keep wrapping the lock around and around the headband until you reached the end. Don't pull to tight.
8. All done!


Pictures by Lana

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Vintage Headband Tutorial

Vintage Headband Tutorial

I always seem to be focussed on my outfits, and can forget sometimes that there are a lot of fun ways to dress up your hair to! This is why I decided to make a headband. My head is a bit small and elastic bands seem to be sliding right of my head. So I made a headband out of a ribbon, that you can just tie around your head. Here is my tutorial, Have fun!


1. Get your supplies: Glue (I used multipurpose glue from Bison Kit); A ribbon that is long enough to fit around your head, with an extra couple of cm's; Something to decorate your ribbon with; a pare of scissors.
2. Cut the ribbon in the desired length. 
3. Find the middle of the ribbon and choose where you want to put you're decoration.
4. Glue the decoration onto the ribbon and let it dry.
5. All done!

Pictures by Lana


Curious on how I made this matching vintage hairdo to style the pretty headband? Take a look at my blog tomorrow and very soon you will find out! 





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Lamp Upcycle DIY



Here is a fun and easy tutorial on how to restyle an old lamp. Your lamp can transform in any style you like with just a few simple steps!
1. Take the lampshade of the lamp. Put down some newspaper and use painterstape to protect the wire and the inside of the lamp.
2. Spraypaint the foot of the lamp. I used a glossy white spraypaint.
3. While the foot is drying, you can upcycle the lampshade. Get a piece of fabric, pompomp ribbon, regular ribbon, glue and some scissors.
4. Wrap the fabric around the shade. Fold a piece of the fabric to the inside and pin it. Make sure it's tight around the lampshade.
5. Do the same with the top and bottompart of the fabric.
6. This is what it should look like, Make sure that you don't attach it to the lampshade, you will have to be able to remove the fabric in order to sew it.
7. Take the piece of fabric and sew the pinned parts.
8. Get your ribbons.
9. Sew the pompom ribbon to the bottompart of the fabric. Put the fabric back onto the original lampshade.
10. Take some glue and glue the regular ribbon about 50 mm above the pompom ribbon.
11. Let the glue dry.





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Striped Nails Tutorial


striped nails tutorial

I was feeling girly today, and what a better way to spend such a girly afternoon then transforming you're nails into pieces of art! I used painters tape to help apply the polish on my nails. I have seen this technique on a few other blogs and wanted to try it myself. And it worked great! My hands are not very steady, so this made sure that the stripes looked sleek anyway. 


You will need:
3 different colors of nailspolish, I used two shades of pink and a deep red; Painterstape; A big bowl and an alarm clock(or anything to tell the time, but I found the alarm clock very helpful)


1. Fill the bowl with cold water. 
2. The bowl of water is to dry you're nails in. This makes the drying process go faster and you will be able to apply the second layer without having to worry about messing up the first layer. Feel if the water is cold enough, it should be as could as possible.
3. apply the first layer of nail polish. This will be the bottom stripe. After you applied the nail polish put you're hands in the bowl of water. If the water is tape cold it takes about 5 minutes. If you put ice cubes in it will take about 3 minutes. The nail polish should have hardened in the bowl, so you can early wipe you're nails dry.
4. Rip small pieces of painters tape and apply them to you're nail like I did on image 4. Make sure that the bottom part of you're nail is completely covered
5. Apply the second coat of nail polish on you're nails and directly take the painters tape of. Put you're hands in the bowl of water and let the paint get hard. Then apply the painters tape in the same way as before, only this time a little bit higher on the nail. Apply the third layer of nail polish and repeat the process.

After you are done, you can apply a transparent coat of nail polish for extra shine and to seal the layers.







Pictures by Lana


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Cushion DIY


cushion DIY

I bought some old plain cushions and pieces of fabric from the local thrift store and decided to design my own new cushions! The pieces of fabric actually where textile samples, from what I assume to be a home decorating store. They are a really nice material and the colors match really well. So my design was mostly based on the size and colors of the fabric. And to make them more my style, I added 3 kinds of ribbon. 

Here is how I did it:


1. Pick you're pieces of fabric, go wild and choose bold colors! (not on the picture, but also get an old cushion or some cushion filling. Depending on the size you will have to decide how much fabric you will need).
2. Choose which kind of ribbons you would like to use. I used a pompom ribbon, a zigzag ribbon and a regular ribbon with a pattern printed on it.
3. Sew the pieces of fabric together to create the top part of the cushion. Do the same to make the bottom part.
4. Sew a ribbon of you're choice on the seems where you just stitched the fabrics together.
5. Sew the zigzag ribbon 1.5 cm from the edge of the fabric all the way round.
6. Sew the pompom ribbon 1 cm from the edge of the fabric all the way round.
7. Sew the two pieces of fabric together, leave one side open to put the filling, or the cushion in.
8. Fold the fabric inside on the part that is still left open, like on the picture. Sew it closed.

All done!






Pictures by Lana



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Cushion Restyle DIY


I bought this rocking chair a while ago and didn't have a cushion that matched my other cushions. So I decided to restyle an old cushion that I had to match the others. 
I wanted to give a personal touch to the cushion, and decided to make a unique edge around the stitching.

Here is the tutorial on how to restyle you're own cushion:



1. Get two different pieces of fabric, a scissor, rope, and an old cushion.
2. put the cushion on a piece of fabric en cut around it, with an extra 1 cm.
3. Repeat this step, to make sure you have two pieces in the same size. These are you're top and bottom part.
4. Cut a long piece from the other fabric. It has to be about 3 cm wide.
5. Put the cushion on its side on the fabric and cut around it with an extra 1 cm. Repeat this for all 4 sides.
6. Put the robe in the middle of the strip and fold the fabric. The rope is now trapped between the fabric. Pin just underneath the rope,to make sure it stays in place.
7. Sew all the parts together, with the fabric piece with the rope sticking out. Leave one part open to put the cushion in.
8. When all sides are stitched together, put the cushion in. And hand stitch the opening.

All done!






Pictures by Lana

Look at these two cuties, enjoying there new spot! 


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