Thursday, October 20, 2011

DIY Picture Frames (Decorate Your Home Series)

Have old picture frames laying around and don't know what to do with them? Here's a project that turns something old into something new!

I recently moved and discovered that one of my picture frames wasn't so lucky to make it here alive! (broken glass). So instead of throwing the lovely frame away.. I decided to revamp this old picture frame into something new.

For this project you will need:
Scrap fabric of your choice (2 different types)
Hot glue gun/ sticks

total cost for this project about $4 dollars or in my case (totally free :) )

Step 1: take the glass out of the picture frame and remove the back card board

Step 2: cut out fabric large enough to cover the front end of the cardboard

Step 3: Glue fabric to card board to provide a back drop for your picture frame

Step 4: Find a flower pattern of your choice and cut out pattern pieces. (in my case i used a square then trimmed edges to make a rounded rectangle then i glued the bottom piece of the flower to form the shape of the petal)

Step 5: Design pieces to fit in a pattern then glue down in its proper space

Whala!! you have a brand wall art for your newly 
decorated home!

Monday, October 17, 2011

DIY Twine Coasters (Decorate your home series)

As promised... This is an inexpensive way to add a little bit of character to your home for as little as 2 bucks!

For this project you will need:
(twine, cork coaster, hot glue gun)

I brought some twine from walmart (also available at the dollar tree for 1 dollar) and some cork coasters from Ikea for 99 cent

Step 1: Start your gluing around the coaster edge and continue around until you reach the next row. (I glued the edge down towards the center so that I could cover it up with the twine as I went around the coaster.

SN: as you can tell I chose to use the non decorative side so that way the coaster can be exchanged between the designs so its kind of like a two for one deal! (smart right?? I know... HA!)

Step 2: Continue gluing the twine around the coaster until you reach its center.

Repeat step one and two for the other three coasters. Then whala! you have your very own twine coaster set! 

Easy as pie right??? Hope you enjoyed this post and try it for yourself! These not only decorate your home but make great housewarming presents as well!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Introducing Decorate your Home series!!

Hello everyone! I'm glad to be back blogging again! I know it has been a long time so let me just update you on whats been going on in life.. I recently moved and have been so busy with school and redecorating my new place so i apologize for not updating in so long. 

I have decided to do a home decor series on how to find new and inexpensive ways to decorate your home because if you are like me on a college student budget then you are constantly trying to find ways to minimize your budget while maximizing your home decor!! 

stay tuned for awesome ideas and tips on how to decorate your living space!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Flower Headbands for Sale!!!

I have super cute flower headbands for sale in my etsy store as well as my smashion store... or you can email me if you live locally (atlanta, ga) and we can meet up which eliminates shipping fees! 
Visit my etsy store:  Unique Creativity Etsy Store 
 my smashion store Unique Creativity Smashion Store

Here are a few headbands that are in my store as well as some I have previously made on this blog!

the above flowers are 4 dollars each or 2 for 6 ( more selections available)

Brooches on sale for 6 dollars a piece or 2 for 10 (more to come)

Hair pins on sale for 5 dollars a piece or 2 for 8

Soon to Come Flower Necklaces 10 to 12 dollars a piece. Some examples but not for sale

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I made my first babydoll halter top!!!

Today browsing through the as is section of job I found this fabric......

FOR 50 CENT!!!!!

A total steal!! I just couldn't wait to get home and "attempt" to make something! After thinking I decided to make a babydoll halter top... 

So here's how I made it...

After doubling the fabric ( so I could make a front and back of the shirt) I measured from the top of my bust to the bottom at an angle and  also across.

Next I drew my shape on the fabric and then cut it out. I then pinned around it and sewed.

Next I used a piece of elastic.....

and sewed it inside the shirt right under the bust.

I then used some excess fabric to make the halter straps and sewed them onto the bust of the shirt.

I  then tried it on and whala!!!!! A brand new baby doll halter top!!....


Unfortunately There will be no pictures of me trying it on b.c I didn't do a good job at measuring the size of my bust and the cups are entirely too small! lol! I tried to wear a shirt underneath  but it did not look good with the back being out so.... with that being said I will probably be giving this shirt away.. LOL

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mens Tshirt Refashion

I took this long sleeved Mens button down shirt and turned it into a womens tube top :) 

First I cut the bottom curve out the shirt, cut the sleeves out, and then cut across the breast. I used the sleeves to create a hem for the elastic for the top. I also added elastic to the midsection for a more feminine appeal. 

Like the necklace?? Well it was my first attempt at making some shorts from scratch.... All was going well until i decided to get fancy and add a pocket... and well as you can see the shorts were an epic FAIL hence the necklace lol

Here are the shorts.....

And here is the closeup of the necklace....

Friday, May 6, 2011

Braided Flower Headband

So I was cleaning up the house today going through some stuff I haven't seen since we moved in this apartment... (smh) and I found this twine...

 I have no idea where it came from but my guess is that you can find it at walmart... (they have everything... literally)

I cut two sets of 3 long strands of twine and braided them together each set separately.. then tied them together to make a double braided headband... 

I also made a matching pair of earrings to match the flower (also out of twine) that was on the headband.

Here is a close up of the headband.

next I think I am going to make a belt and a necklace :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Flower necklace

This is another cool tutorial on how to turn something old into something new... Except this was a shirt I still liked and was trying to do something fancy to it and winded up messing it up so......

Here is a picture of the original shirt..

First thing is to cut out 5 small circles out of felt

Next take the fabric of your choice.. in this case my silk shirt

Cut out as many small circles as your shirt / fabric will allow
( i had way more circles than this by the way)

next scrunch one circle up and glue it to the felt

do this as many times as it takes to cover up the black felt. ( it should then resemble a flower)

Repeat the above steps for each circle

take your black felt and glue the first 3 flowers into a shape that you like

add a chain to each side of the last two flowers and glue to the scrap felt

 Cut the excess felt around the flowers and whala... you have a brand new fashion accessory 

Not bad for camera phone pictures :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Leather headband from Belt

I saw this really cool tutorial on how to salvage old things into something new and I decided to create this headband from an old belt that I never wear

Here is the belt... not a good photo I know...

First step is to cut out the pattern into little leaf shapes

Then arrange the shapes to resemble a big leaf on a felt backdrop 

Next grab an elastic headband and glue your leaf onto the headband

I added a clip to the back of mine so I could remove it if I decided i wanted to wear it as a brooch instead of a headband

and whala... you have a brand new headpeace/ brooch for your wardrobe... 

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