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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

DIY - Fashion - Style

DIY Patch Denim Jacket

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We’ve been keeping this under wraps for a while now, but we are now published!! You can now find this DIY embroidered jacket in the Top of the Pops magazine, (on the Insta-glam page) which you can purchase the current issue here. Inspired by our love of all things embroidered, I purchased some vintage floral patches and sewed them onto an old denim jacket of mine. You can find a similar one here. You can play with sewing on a few patches to accent your jacket, or like I did sew a bunch of your favorites on the back of jacket.

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Try sewing your patches on a pair of jeans, shorts, or a skirt to fit and customize to your own style. Below I’ve listed links to some more patches that I love.

Other Fun Patches: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Jacket: BDG Denim Jacket
Patches: F&S local fabric store

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

DIY - Recipe

DIY Floral Bath Salts

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Sorry for the lack of posts this past week. Emily, Viv, and me (Lizzy) were all on vacation last week, but were all back now and we have some new and yummy posts in store to share. For today however, I am super excited to share with all of you this DIY floral bath salt recipe I created. These are really easy and quick to make, and are great little gifts to give or to make for yourself . Enjoy xox

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Materials

  • Dried Flowers: I used sage and dried roses, but you can use any type of flowers or even add herbs of your choice. While on vacation I stopped by a little organic foods store where I bought the dried rose petals and sage, but you can reuse flower petals from a bouquet of flowers in your home and dry them out yourself by putting them in an air-tight container overnight.
  • Bath Salts: The bath salts I used were lavender and lemongrass which I’ve collected over the years from little hotel room. Who knew after all these years of collecting little shampoo and conditioner bottles that it would actually pay off! If you don’t have these hanging around your house though, you also can also buy himalayan or mineral sea salts too at your local grocery store. Also a fun thing to try is to add your favorite essential oils fragrance and mix it around with the sea salts to the fragrance and texture of your liking!
  • Jar/Bag: In the photos I used a small linen bag (which I have tons of lying around in my room and closet), which are really pretty to use if you’re going to give it as a gift. However I suggest putting the bath mixture in a glass container if you want to store a bigger amount.

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Also using different types of flowers and herbs will give your bath salt mixture different fragrances and textures, but its also fun to keep in mind the different colors you use. I chose to include dark pink roses and sage into my mixture to give it more of a fall theme.

 

xox,

Lizzy

DIY

DIY Peony Flower Wreath

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Over the weekend I was at Paper Source, one of my favorite places, (I always want to buy everything I see!) I spotted a beautiful DIY Peony Wreath Kit, and I thought I would show you my process in making in.

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Supplies:

  • Double sided tape or glue (I prefer double sided tape for this project)
  • Pencil
  • Wreath Kit
    • cutout flowers
    • adhesive foam squares
    • cardboard wreath board
    • white ribbon

Small Bloom

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Steps:
1. Begin by punching out the flower cutout flowers. Tip: to punch out quickly I suggest layering the sheets and punching them out at the same time. This will save you a lot of time)

2. Using a pencil curl the petals towards the center. Do this for all the flower shapes except for the smallest one. As the petals get bigger make the curls looser and bigger too. This will also happen naturally as the flower begins takes more shape.

3. Layer four of the smallest flowers (that are already curled) on top of each other with the double sided tape in between each flower.

4. Once you’ve layered the four smallest flowers add an adhesive foam square (which are included in the kit) and then layer the four medium sized flowers.

Begin to lay out your flower wreath, and play around with where each bloom will be placed.
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Large Bloom

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Steps:
1. Repeat steps 1- 3 from the steps  for the small bloom

2. Once you’ve layered the small and medium sized flowers with an adhesive layer four of the big flowers together.

3. Add three adhesive foam squares stacked and add one extra-large flower

4. Add another three stacked foam squares and add the last extra-large flower.

Tip: For the large and extra-large cutout flowers with a pencil draw a small line in between each petal and cut a small slit. This will help make a bigger curl for each petal.

 

Leaves

Steps:
1. The kit will include a few pieces of paper and a template to make the leaves. I used another shade of green to make two different tones of leaves for the leaf.

2. For some of the leaves I curled them a little bit, and for some of the others I lightly them in half giving them a small crease to give the leaves some shape.

Now that you’ve completed all the steps do these for the rest of all the flowers and then you can put together your beautiful wreath! The kit contains 5 strawberry, 2 white, 3 blush, and 1 blossom of the small blooms, and 2 white, 1 blush, 2 blossoms of the large blossoms.

 

Ta’da!

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xoxo,
Lizzy

DIY - Photography

Mini Polaroids

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Hey Everyone! Over the long weekend last week Emily and I and a couple of friends spent the day at Point Dume in Malibu. The beach was so beautiful and there weren’t many people so it felt like our own private little beach. Since it was so beautiful Emily and I couldn’t resist but take a few photos which might of turned into a lot between the two of us. Emily and I printed our photos on polaroids with the Fujifilm Instax printer (I bought mine at Urban Outfitters here, but they also have it on amazon and other websites too). As I was looking at my little collection of polaroids I had the idea of showing you guys a few ways to display your beautiful images. Hope you enjoy these cute little fun ideas!

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A couple of months ago when I first bought the printer I also bought plastic sheet covers to store my polaroids. I bought the plastic sheets online at a store called Poketo but they don’t sell them there anymore. Amazon and other little stationary stores might have something similar to that. The plastic sheets are 8 inches by 5 1/2 inches so I wanted to get a mini binder to put everything in so I picked up this mini binder from the Container Store by Russel and Hazel. (I bought the gold one, but it comes in 5 other patterns and colors.)

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Another display idea is to hang them from a string. I think this such a cute creative way to show off your beautiful images which is also a great way to decorate any space. I used Baker’s Twine from paper source here and I bought a set of 6 different colors in oranges, pinks, and purples, and they also have another six piece set with blues and greens here. To hang the photos I used regular sized clothespins with prints on them, but you can also use mini size clothespins that would also look great. Supplies:

  • Clothespins
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Tape or push pins
  • Mini binder
  • Mini polaroid plastic protection sheets
  • Fujifilm Instax printer of Fujifilm Polaroid camera

Hope you enjoyed this simple little DIY Project and keep posted for more projects like this. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions.

xoxo, Lizzy