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Weekend Project: DIY Some Trendy Cap Toe Pumps!

DIY: Glitter Flats
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DIY: Fabric Flower Rings
Perfect for bridesmaids gifts! Read More »
DIY: Makeup Board
Make this awesome magnetic makeup board! Read More »

I love the cap toe shoe trend that’s happening right now: white ballet flats with black toes; black stiletto slingbacks with silver toes; pink pumps with yellow toes–I’ll take a pair of each, please! For some reason the idea that you can DIY your own cap toe shoes totally blew my mind, even though it’s one of the simplest projects I’ve ever come across. All you need is tape, spray paint, and a simple pair of shoes ready to get the cap toe treatment. As you can see, neon toes look fabulous on tan pumps, but you could try whatever color combo worked best with your wardrobe. If you give this DIY a try, send me a pic of your finished footwear at winona@thefrisky.com! [Green Wedding Shoes]

Weekend Project: DIY Washer Necklace

DIY: Glitter Flats
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DIY: Friendship Bracelets
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My favorite craft projects involve taking a very ordinary material and transforming it into something totally unexpected. For example, maybe you take 10 washers (you know, those round discs found at hardware stores), paint them with a bright nail polish, and create a very of-the-moment geometric bib necklace that would look right at home in the pages of a high fashion magazine. So cool. Click here to learn how. [By Wilma]

Weekend Project: Make Your Own Himmeli Mobile!

DIY: Framed Vases
A cute and clever way to show off spring stems. Read More »

I love adding 3D design elements to a room but I hate adding clutter to surfaces, so I’m totally on board with any cool thing that hangs from the ceiling. Pretty sure this himmeli mobile is the definition of “cool thing that hangs from the ceiling.” Commonly used as Christmas decorations in Finland, these unique geometric designs would look great in an office or living room, and all you need to make your own is colorful coffee straws, string, scissors (or “siccors,” in Lochte speak), and a needle. Now go on and make your high school math teacher proud! [The Red Jet]

Weekend Project: Teeny Tiny Book Earrings

Rad Reads Week!
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DIY Book Jewelry Box
Turn an old tome into a gorgeous jewelry box! Read More »

In honor of Rad Reads Week, we thought a literary weekend project was in order. How about these adorable DIY book earrings? Craft yourself a pair that resembles your favorite book or make some with a sweet inscription for your bookworm BFF. Either way, they’d be a welcome addition to any book lover’s library–er, jewelry box. [WikiHow]

“Pintester” Is Messing Up Pinterest Tutorials So You Don’t Have To

Pinterest Ruined My Wedding
Pinterest wedding
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If Pinterest Was Real
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I love Pinterest, but certain recipes and DIYs make me a little suspicious. Crockpot tiramisu? Really? Five-minute French tip manicure? Riiiiiight. My Pinterest side eye has been hilariously validated by a writer named Sonja Foust, also known as the “Pintester.” For the past six months, Foust has been testing recipes, crafts, and style tips she finds on Pinterest and writing up hilariously honest reviews of the process and end results. Spoiler alert: her attempts usually don’t turn out anything like the gleaming, flawless pictures you see on Pinterest (the picture above is her attempt at “Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake”). From nail art to wine jello shots, she’s trying everything, unabashedly failing, and bringing some much needed humor into the frighteningly perfect world of Pinterest. Sonja, we raise our mason jar of slightly disappointing homemade sangria to you! [Via Laughing Squid]

DIY Louboutins Are A Boon For The Red Paint Industry

DIY: Glitter Flats
Learn how to make your own sparkly shoes! Read More »
Spruce Up Your Shoes
Annika's advice to make your shoes last longer. Read More »

A real pair of Christian Louboutin heels will set you back anywhere from $800 to $2000 (“A stupid pair of shoes should never cost the same amount as a fair condition ’95 Nissan Maxima!” — my dad), which means they’re not a realistic footwear option for most people. But hey, if the recession and crumbling global economy have taught us anything, it’s that a little creativity will get you far. Keep reading »

Weekend Project: Make A Fabric Wall Pocket!

DIY: Framed Vases
A cute and clever way to show off spring stems. Read More »
Make It: Red Wine Fudgesicles
Yep, you read that right: wine and chocolate on a stick. Read More »
DIY: Fabric Flower Rings
Perfect for bridesmaids gifts! Read More »
DIY: Glitter Flats
Learn how to make your own sparkly shoes! Read More »

In my endless quest to de-clutter my house and become more like one of those minimalist Danish people that get featured in O magazine, I’m trying to keep household surfaces clear. Despite my best efforts, there are always a few necessities–sunglasses, pens, save-the-date cards, etc.–floating around my living room. This adorable fabric wall pocket is such a brilliant solution, and guess what? There’s no sewing required! Just pick out a couple pieces of cute fabric and stretch them over an embroidery hoop. I’m feeling more Danish already. [Abernathy Crafts]

DIY: How To Make This Beaded Necklace!

We are huge fans of DIY projects that can make us look glam in under 15 minutes. This DIY necklace design (made by me and modeled by Amelia) is awesome for three reasons: 1) It picks up on one of the hottest necklace trends, beads and chain; 2) you can recycle beads and a chain from another necklace or bracelet you have (if you want); and 3) the magnetic clasps mean you can make tons of bead combinations on new strands and swap them in!

After the jump is your list of supplies, and if you’re new to beading, a video we made for additional info. Keep reading »

Weekend Project: DIY Strawberry Foot Scrub

Cinnamon Sugar Lip Scrub
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Wearing flip-flops and going barefoot whenever possible is a fun and refreshing summer tradition, but man, it makes for ugly feet. Why not treat your feetsies to a homemade strawberry scrub that will leave them soft, smooth, and smelling decidedly more delicious than sweat and sidewalk? All it takes is three ingredients–strawberries, olive oil, and sea salt. Just mix it up and massage onto your feet to thank them for all their hard work. [Homemade Wellbeing]

Weekend Project: Fabric Flower Rings

DIY: Framed Vases
A cute and clever way to show off spring stems. Read More »
DIY: Glitter Flats
Learn how to make your own sparkly shoes! Read More »

I get easily intimidated by Martha Stewart’s craft projects, because Martha is a crafting goddess and I definitely fall into the “crafting mortal” category. That being said, these fabric flower rings look genuinely easy to make (as long as you’re confident with a hot glue gun), and I love the result: so dainty and pretty. Martha recommends giving them out to your bridesmaids. Personally? I’ll be making a full bouquet to wear myself. [Martha Stewart]

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