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Weekends are a great time to catch up on all of those DIY projects you've been eyeing on Pinterest throughout the week. Check out the 5 projects I'm looking forward to trying the most, ranging from jewelry DIYs to beauty DIYs; and find out how you can get featured on the blog next week by simple using a hashtag!Read More
Remember when I shared my list of DIY projects to complete over the weekend? Well I’ve been slowly completing them over time, because of my busy work and school schedule. It’s been like little treats to myself to craft something in between all of the chaos.
So on Sunday, when I woke up to a rainy morning, I decided as a spur of the moment thing to do, instead of making breakfast, to make this ring! I knew it was going to be easy, but didn’t expect it to be so easy! It literally took me only 10 minutes to make this, including my BS time spent walking around aimlessly, and stopping to take photos of the Step-by-step. So if you’ve got a rainy afternoon, this is the perfect activity and takes very few supplies.
· Zipper (cut in half; great because this can make two rings)
· Blank ring (could be one that the pendant fell off of, or a blank ring from the craft store; mine is adjustable)
· Glue gun and glue sticks
· Gem stone for the middle
· Small felt circle
Gather your supplies on your work surface. If you haven’t already, cut the zipper in half. A broken zipper is perfect for this because you won’t miss it. You’re going to need pliers to remove the actual zip piece if it’s still there.
Take your zip and tie it in a knot.
Then tuck the loose ends in on itself. It’s kind of like making a wreath. Use your glue gun to secure these pieces.
Attach the back of the zipper wreath to your felt circle. Because of my type of ring, I attached the felt to the ring itself to make sure it fit properly.
Glue the gem stone in the middle.
Attach to the ring base.
And rock your new ring!
See I told you it was easy! The great thing about this is that the design is totally customizable! And with two halves of a zipper to work with, you can always try again if you mess up.
What kind of designs are you thinking of trying with this?
On Saturday, I had the pleasure of going to Happy Hair Boutique for a Pop Up Shop Hosted by Shop The CC. Lavonne Alexis is the proprietor of Shop The CC and I absolutely love her stuff. She has the most unique pieces that I can’t resist! I love standing out and her accessory game is on point! Going in, I knew that I wanted to buy the aviator style sunglasses I referenced in last week’s post. I went in with a $50 budget and easily (more like shamelessly) surpassed it.
Her layout was gorgeous and enticing! There was a rack of vintage clothes where I immediately picked up a black fringe skirt (with mess detailing on the bottom) for $28. (Photo not available). Then I found the sunglasses! There were only two pairs on display so I grabbed mine before anyone else could! And when she told me the sunglasses were only $10 each, I grabbed another pair just because! At this point I should have stopped. I was already at my limit. But then…
I saw the cupcakes. Now you know my inner fat kid can’t resist a bougie cupcake! These weren’t just any cupcakes. They were Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes! Let that just sit on your tongue for a bit. When you bite in, the top layer (a swirl of red velvet and pound cake) is complimented with a relatively thick layer of cream cheese! THEN there’s a layer of pound cake, followed by the red velvet! It was heaven! One of the girls ended up looking at me strange because I was in my own world after eating that. Smart move Lavonne, having cupcakes with clothes. I see you.
It encouraged me to stay longer and browse more. That’s when I saw the fifteen cent earrings I’ve wanted for two years! I saw them at an old pop up shop of hers, and recently at a local shop while I was looking for a Mother’s Day present. But this time, I finally had enough to get them! (Just because I had a $50 limit doesn’t mean I only brought $50. Come on, I’m not an amateur). I was so in love with my earrings, I wore them to church on Sunday (again photo not available). I promise to show them off with an outfit soon enough!
I loved everything about the pop up shop. The atmosphere and decorations were gorgeous, the staff was friendly and helpful and the pieces were to die for! I was a little upset that one of the shoes I liked didn’t come in my size, and I didn't have enough for the Sade t-shirt, but I definitely left there inspired to change up my look a little! I can’t wait to show off my new style to you guys so stay tuned!
What inspires your style? Do you ever mix it up? Share your favourite style stories in the comment section below!
Now that we've had time to adjust to the spring weather and fashions (my allergies still haven't adjusted) there’s no better way to celebrate the weekend than with a good DIY project. Take advantage of the sunshine and get a couple of your besties together for a craft date, complete with home décor and beauty treatments! So here are the 5 projects I’m looking forward to the most to tackle this weekend before Monday rolls back around!
1. Getting an edge, business cards – I love my business, but I can’t believe how easy it is to give them a quick face lift! This is a great 2 minute project that allows you to tackle other projects as well since it won’t take long to complete.
2. Coconut oil & Coffee Body Scrub – I tried making my own exfoliating coffee soap bar, but the tutorial I followed left me with more questions than answers, and soap that may have done more than exfoliate (more like take my skin off because it was so hard and jagged). So let’s hope this one goes better.
3. DIY Gallery Wall – I’ve wanted to do this project since February but kept putting it off. Well now I’m ready and can’t wait to show you guys the end results!
4. Washi Tape Mini Wood Pallet Coasters – OMG how cute are these! I don’t have washi tape or know where to find any on my island, but I know how to improvise. This should be fun!
5. Zipper ring – When I read the tutorial on how to do this, I couldn’t believe it was so simple! This is another project that shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes to complete!
What DIY projects are you making this weekend? Did we inspire you to try something new? Show us your project by tagging us on Instagram + using the hashtag #iamcreative!