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Crafts - DIY - Fashion

DIY Scrunchies

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Scrunchies have always been one of my favorite hair accessories, and I’m so happy to see them in style again! This is a super simple and stylish accessory, and they hold your hair in place better than any elastic hair tie. They are also a great stocking stuffer to give this holiday!

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Materials:

Fabric of your choice
Fabric scissors
Sewing machine with thread to match your fabric
Sewing needle
Elastic

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Instructions:

1. Cut a rectangle of fabric for the scrunchie. Cut the fabric 45 x 10 mm. You can adjust the width length depending on how thin or thick you want your scrunchie to look.

2. Fold the rectangle in half lengthways. Stitch the end of your fabric together with a 0.5 cm seam, or allow the edge of the foot on the sewing machine to line up with the edge of your rectangle.

3. Turn the tube right-side out. You may need to use a pencil to help push all of the fabric through.

4. Cut a piece of elastic about 14 cm long. Thread it through the tube and tie a knot. The fabric should naturally scrunch around the elastic. Turn the raw edges of the tube under and hand stitch all the way around the edge to close your scrunchie.

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xox,
Lizzy

Crafts - DIY

DIY Succulent Wreath

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After completing the peony wreath kit last summer, I was dying to make another one. At Paper Source I found this adorable succulent wreath kit, you can purchase it here, and I love how it came it out. This is such a fun craft that you can easily pick up again at anytime, and especially a fun craft to make on these gloomy LA mornings.

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Kit includes: pre cut shapes, ribbon, wreath form, foam squares
You will need: scissors, tape or glue

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Steps:
1. Begin by punching out the pre cut shapes. To punch out the shapes quickly, I suggest layering the sheets on top of each other and punching them out together.

2. Using a pencil or scissors (which is what I found most effective) curl the petals towards the center.
For the outside petals made the curls more loose, and tighten your curs as your leaves get smaller, and closer to the center.

3. Follow the diagram the kit gives you to assemble your succulents. You will have extra petals, which you can use to fill up your wreath more, or what I like to do is turn them into present toppers.

4. Begin to lay out your succulents on the wreath before taping or glueing them down.

5. And voilà, a beautiful wreath made by you!

xoxo,
Lizzy