Spring fever is in full effect. Follow your heart with a headband as you step into the season with some extra sparkle and shine. Mix luminous and rich materials with earthy textures for a match made in heaven. Get inspired by crazy cool crystals from SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and springtime hues for a haute headband thats to DIY for!To create: Measure and cut SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS CUPCHAIN TRIM to fit the top of the headband. Chain should cover all but the bottom inch of the headband. Cut 4 feet of colored raffia and fold in half. Secure chain to the headband by knotting raffia onto the end of the cupchain trim. Begin wrapping from the bottom and continue all the way around securing chain. Use the cross-over method going over and under each crystal you wrap. Knot off once you reach the end and snip off any remaining raffia.P.S.- You’re invited to dive into DIY this week with Erica Domesek where she will be at Saks Fifth Avenue in Atlanta, New York City & Palm Beach Gardens. Join Erica and create headbands, necklaces, bracelets and other j’amazing accessories with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Click here for details…See ya there!
Hex Nut Wrap Bracelet | Henry Happened
For a few dollars you can create this wrap bracelet - some pretty lightweight fabric and a couple of hex nuts from the hardware store - or you can buy it for $36 from J Crew! Crazy!
What’s not to love about Cartier’s Charity Love bracelets? In 2006, Cartier partnered with 24 high-profile and big-hearted Celebs including the likes of Eva Mendes, Scarlett Johansson, Salma Hayek, and more! Each satin cord signature bracelet has a dedicated Charity partner in a corresponding color, where the proceeds will benefit.
My version of the delicate bracelet inspired by this wonderfully chic and charitable initiative just so happens to be in Sarah Jessica Parker’s hue in blue which has partnered with UNICEF. Hit up your local hardware store for small key rings and hex nuts for your version. Be sure to singe the satin cord knots with a very quick burn using a lighter- but be careful! Safety first!
Lions and Tigers and Leopards… Oh MY! This Fall, Leopard has proven to be one of the hottest trends were following from runway to reality. With no time to spare and a desperate need for a fabulous tote bag, I rushed to Muji (one of the greatest Japanese stores) for an inexpensive bag, snagged some fun colored Sharpie paint pens, and tape. This chic design and Sharpie paint pens transformed my canvas bag into a chic personalized bag in minutes. I of course looked to Louis Vuitton and Goyard for the racing stripe inspiration!
PS- PETA would totally approve of this leopard bag!
DIY: A Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday party lanterns
Tools and Materials
- One sheet each green and yellow cardstock
- Two purple pipe cleaners (or chenille stems)
- One 8” decorative paper lantern in red
- Six 8” decorative paper lanterns in two shades of green
- Clear fishing line
- Hot glue gun
And a lot of other handy tips for planning a Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday party at Pottery Barn.
Faux Snow Globes | Well Worn
If someone asked me what stores I would like imported from America to Australia, Anthropologie would be right at the top of the list! I would also add Old Navy, Mod Cloth and their Target. Our Target doesn’t compare. But back to Anthropologie - I adore their furniture and the styling in their shops. And I have to say, if I saw these in a store, I too would be trying to work out how they made it! I love the jewelry snow globes - like something you would find on a dresser of a sweet old gost in a Tim Burton movie… hmm. Does anyone know what I mean!? And you don’t have to shake them - they’re permanently snowy!
Modern Wall Art with Paint Swatches | A Beautiful Mess
Paint swatches are a weakness of mine. I could stand in front of them for hours, trying to decide if I like Pink Flamingo or Sugar Candy better (I can tell the difference!) I’m pretty sure the local hardware store sees me come in and says to the paint counter attendant - don’t bother, she ain’t buyin! Now I can steal paint swatches with an actual goal in mind - this awesome art! But what colour set should I get? Pastel? All pinks? I know what I’m doing tomorrow!