Fashion Passion

Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all the latest trends – things change so quickly, and I for one don’t have the time or the budget to update my closet so regularly! Here are some DIY’s I found that can help give the clothes you already have a little update. Some of these ideas, would be perfect for that daughter, niece, or granddaughter  in high school or junior high, as well!

Happy DIY-ing!

1. Neon Toe Shoes

Neon Toe Shoes

 2. Maxi Skirt

Maxi Skirt

 3. Studded Shoes

Studded Shoes

4. Peplum Dress 

Peplum Dress

 5. Three Strap Bra

3 Strap Bra

 6. Men’s Polo Upcycle

Men's Polo Upcycle

 7. Vintage Dress Transformation

Vintage Dress Upcycle

 8. Cinch Tee

Cinch Tee

 9. Fitted Tee

Shirt Reconstruction

 10. Twist Dress

Twist Dress

 11. String Back Tee

String Tee

Film Strip Lampshade

What better way to combine two absolutely lovely things, lighting, and photography! I know for the most part we’ve all switched to digital photography and film negatives are hard to come by. I think pulling out some of the old negative from years gone by makes this project that much more special! Click here to see a larger step by step!

Film Strip Lamp

10 Brilliant Candle DIY’s

You can never have too many candles. They contribute to ambience, add fragrance, and can really bring a little extra something to a room. I’ve found some really smart candle and candle holder DIY’s. I wish I would’ve thought of some of them myself!

1. Music Sheet Candle

Sheet Music

 2. Mason Jar Cut Out Candle Votive

Cut Out Mason Jar

3. Wine Cork Candle Holder

Wine Cork Candle

4. Tissue Paper Vase

Tissue Covered Vase

5. Rustic Candle Holder

Rustic Votives

6. Yearbook Mason Jar Candle Holder

Photo Mason Jar Candle Holder

7. Tea Cup Candles

Tea Cup Candle

8. Painted Votives

Painted Candle Holder

9. Gold Candles

Gold Candles

10. Chevron Candles

Chevron Candle

My Perfect Summer Party

My perfect summer party includes gorgeous weather, my closest friends and family, delicious food and beverages, and the following nine DIY’s.  They help create a lovely atmosphere while getting those creative juices flowing! My personal favorites are #2, #5, and #6. Go check them out!

1. Mason Jar Cups w/ Lids

Mason Jars Cups

2. Terracotta Lanterns

Terracota Lanterns

3. Colorful Utensil Organization

Colorful Utensil Organization

4. Fruit Infused Water

Fruit Infused Water

5. Paper Lanterns

Paper Lanterns

6. Sangria Drink Station

Sangria Bar Drink Station

7. Hanging Mason Jar Lights

Hanging Mason Jar Lanterns

8. Wine Bottle Tiki Torch

Wine bottle lantern

9. Movie Screen 

Outdoor Movie Screen

Make Your Own Lip Balm

I, for one, just can’t live without chap stick of some sort.  A personal favorite of my is Burt’s Beeswax, but how much fun would it be to make your own?! This recipe also uses beeswax, and as a bonus, you include a few shavings of your favorite lipstick shade! A DIY tinted lip balm -and just in time for summer. How perfect!  Click here for the directions!

DIY Lip Balm

Nail Art

IMG_2392  I’m a sucker for nail polish. It’s a rarity that I can leave the store without picking up a new color. Nail art is all the rage this summer, and I’ve had loads of fun trying some of these tutorials! The first one is super cute, especially with the 4th of July just around the corner.

1. Nautical Nails


2. The Great Gatsby Nails

Great Gatsby

3. White Polka Dots

White Dots

4. Fantastic Foil Nails 

Fantastic Foils

5.Geometric Nails 

Funky Geometric

6. Rose Nails

Floral Wreck

7. Tricolor Tips

Tricolor Tips

8. Sequin Nails

Glequins Nail Art

9. Mermaid Nails

Mermaids Nail Art

10. Roses and Stripes Nails

Roses and Stripes

11. Ikat Chevron Nails

Ikat Chevron


Make This Rug!

When I stumbled across this rug tutorial, I nearly fell out of my chair! Our home has wood floors, and can sometimes feel cold and a bit empty (not to mention our poor dog slides around everywhere!) so rugs are a must have. Their prices, however, are not. Here is a budget friendly alternative that looks great! A bonus is, if you get tired of it, you can make a new one! Here is the tutorial for this brilliant DIY.