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DIY: Ring Necklace

Why buy a new necklace when you can make your own?! All you need is ribbon and rings {that you undoubtably already own!} Inspired by the lovely P.S. I Made This, I’ve been wearing this ring necklace for awhile and would LOVE to see more queens rockin’ the same neck party. Here’s how:

STEP ONE: Cut ribbon {Keep it longer rather than shorter so you can re-wear it at different lengths}

STEP TWO: Select and string big, chunky, fun, colorful and ridiculous rings on the ribbon.

STEP THREE: Tie in knot or bow at the back of your neck

STEP FOUR: Wear your bedazzled necklace with smile and confidence! You look great!

Two things to note – or maybe pretend you don’t notice: My shirt is semi see-through {sorry} and I look bald {awkward. sorry again}! Annnnd oh look, I’ve been wearing the ring necklace for a long time {with ring variations}. This picture is from last fall:

As always, thanks for reading! I’m always on the lookout for fun DIY projects so make sure to send them my way! xoxo

DIY Faux Fur Vest


STEPS BEFOREHAND: Find a fab piece of faux fur at a local crafts store. The original PS I Made This post suggested 1-2 yards of fabric. I purchased 1.5 yards. Also keep in mind, faux fur might fray/shed where the fabric is cut!

SUPPLIES: 1-2 yards faux fur, scissors, paper, marker, tape measurer, *string

TIME: 1 hour-ish

STEP 1: Place fabric on flat surface and double check the size of the fabric by measuring from each side. *Additional suggestion: recruit help! My momma was willing to join me in the DIY adventure and was definitely helpful as an extra set of eyes and hands.

>>>The Athens craft store had limited faux fur options, but I chose this rosette patterned cream faux fur with a dark brown lining. If I did the project all over again, I would maybe choose a thicker fur fabric.

STEP TWO: Turn the square piece of fabric into a huge circle using the entire fabric space. You can eyeball it, but we found the center of the fabric square and tied string to a marker to create a perfect circle. Also, you will be working with the fabric from the INSIDE (so make sure you flip the fabric and are drawing and cutting from the inside)

>>>We also moved from the kitchen counter to the floor…which was great, until our dog Rugby got in the way.

STEP 3 (not pictured): Measure the distance between each shoulder (from the inside) so you know where to cut the armholes for the vest

STEP 4: Draw an oval shape on a piece of paper and cut out. I just eyeballed this! These will be the stencil for the arm holes.

STEP 5: You’ll be tracing the oval shape in marker on the back of the fabric. After measuring the distance between your shoulders, you will be putting the two arm hole stencils (oval-shaped piece of paper) this distance apart from each other. For example, if your shoulders are 14 inches apart, find the exact center of the fabric circle and measure 7 inches to the left and 7 inches to the right. Trace the ovals and cut out!

STEP 6 (not pictured)Shake, shake, shake it baby. Like I said, the faux fur will shed a little and fray to give the fur piece a good shake. Also, have your broom handy because the floor will be messy! *Also, the first time I tried on my vest it was a little long so we cut about 1/4 inch off the entire circle. Just repeat Step 2 and cut inside the circle.

STEP 7: Rock your new vest! Personally, I think the vest looks better belted so we tried it with both thick and thin belts. You can also play up with the neckline and have the faux fur exposed or the interior show for a contrast (both pictured below)

Need a thick brown thick belt. And a shower, but that's beside the point.

>>>Where would you wear this faur fur vest? What are some other craft projects you’re interested in doing? A few past DIY adventures I’ve had can be found here. Send any new ideas my way! Much love, xo

Studs, jewels, feathers, rings, bedazzlement.

>>>I’ve been diy-ing lately…

I look so mean! Ew! Sorry!!

DIY: Take a cloth headband and simply push the studs or grommets through the fabric. Make whatever pattern you want-I kept it simple and did two rows of five studs. Definitely stick to cloth headbands..I tried HAMMERING studs into a hard shell headband at first and it went very downhill. You can also add studs/grommets to shirts, leggings, anything soft!

This photo is mega awkward/not cute, but I wanted to show the side of the headband!

DIY: Nooooow is the time to use a hardshell headband. I used jewels all the same color and chose a bright green to contrast the dark gray. I used a glue gun to secure all the jewels on the headband and voila! You’re donezo.

DIY: Perttttty easy. Find a piece of ribbon and showcase your ring bling. Letzdodis.

Alexander Wang feathers

I should brush my hair.

DIY: I’m slowly trying to be brave enough to wear feathers, but this headband is a perfect transition. Just buy a feather piece (this one if obviously circular) and glue gun the featherzzzzz on a cloth (or hard) headband.

Cupcakes and Cashmere's embellished tights

Bedazzled tights. I'm the second from the right...obv

DIY: I love sequins, sparkles, diamonds, and anything embellished and have wanted to make tights like this for awhile. My lazy Sunday turned into craft night and I gave these tights a try. I took small circular gemstones of the same color and glue-gunned them onto the tights. At first, I put cardboard into the legs of the tights but found it was easier to just put the tights on myself and add the gems. No worries, the heat from the glue won’t hurt you. Place the gemstones all over (to your own discretion) but I suggest front and back!

ENJOY! Now go have your own Do-It-Yourself adventures. This post has been a work in progress…Pictures were took at random times in the past couple weeks. PS, so sorry for lack of quality photos. My camera is getting fixed, so for now, I’m limited to cell phone pictures & Photobooth. I feel like a Myspace superstar. Have a great day!