Polka dot jeans have been popping up on all my favorite fashion blogs and stylish ladies I see on the street, and it’s causing me to have some pretty major polka dot jeans envy. I have a big move coming up, so I’m trying not to buy too many new clothes. What’s a trend-obsessed girl to do? Add polka dots to a pair of jeans I already own, obviously! I’m going to try this super easy DIY on a pair of denim cutoffs this weekend and think spring-y thoughts. Care to join me? [A Merry Mishap]
It’s waaaayyyy too cold to leave the house this weekend, so make the most of your indoor time by transforming an old sweater into a cozy new pillow cover. The process is surprisingly easy, and when you’re done you can cuddle up with the fruits of your labor and take a nice, long nap. [Brassy Apple]
One way to streamline your holiday to-do list (and save money) is to wrap all your presents in simple brown butcher paper. The minimalist look can be fine on its own, but just in case you want to add a little something extra, I rounded up eight simple DIY projects to help spruce up holiday packages. Most of these would also make great crafts for kids, so if you’ll be hanging out with little ones this weekend, invite them to get crafty with you! Click through to get inspired!
This whimsical ornament chandelier would be a great way to display those extra ornaments that are rolling around the bottom of your Christmas decorations box, but it would be even more fun to hit the thrift store and craft a chandelier out of the most ridiculous ornaments you can find. Can you imagine a sparkling bundle of Dollywood souvenir ornaments? Talk about a conversation piece. [Real Simple]
The best thing about fall (besides new TV shows and crunchy leaves and pumpkin spice lattes) is stepping out in a cute pair of boots, and what makes a cute pair of boots even cuter? A chunky cable knit sock peeking out from the top. Get the layered look without the bulk by cutting the arms off an old sweater to create these adorable leg warmers, which would look just as awesome pulled over thick tights as they do with jeans. [The Farmer’s Nest]
The other day, my friend Becca and I were talking about how much we miss being in school sometimes, particularly those moments when you’re sitting in class and have some huge epiphany about society or media or social justice and you’re like, “Oh my god, I have to tell the world RIGHT NOW.” Although I won’t be joining those of you headed back to campus this month, I will be enthusiastically stocking up on
school office supplies, and thanks to this clever tutorial, I can’t wait to turn a couple 99-cent composition books into chalkboard notebooks, perfect for recipes, random brainstorms, and world-changing manifestos. [Warm Hot Chocolate]