DIY Strawberry Brooch

Dress up your wardrobe in no time with these diy clay strawberry brooches!You know that whole thing I said yesterday that Im all ready for fall? Well, maybeee that wasn’t 100% true. Or at least I am not at the point where I’m okay with letting go of fruit-themed diys. If you want a fun way to add some cuteness to your wardrobe, you’ll definately want to make these strawberry brooches! Here’s how:

Time: 1 hour (for set of 12, including bake time)
Materials: oven bake clay, cookie cutter, pin back, E-6000 glue, paint

Dress up your wardrobe in no time with these diy clay strawberry brooches!I ended up using a mix of acrylic paint and paint markers to make my strawberry face. I would also recommend not getting Fimo effect clay like pictured above. It was a bit too dry and hard to work with. The soft worked MUCH better!

Dress up your wardrobe in no time with these diy clay strawberry brooches!First roll out your clay and punch your strawberry shape with a cookie cutter. Set on baking pan until you’ve made the amount you wanted. Bake according to clay instructions and let cool.

To paint your face, all you need to draw are two U’s and a smaller U for the mouth. Two dots under the eyes and some green hair will add a bit more personality to your berry! Glue the pin back on, let dry and you’re all set!

Dress up your wardrobe in no time with these diy clay strawberry brooches!This really may just be the cutest project I’ve ever made. I’m considering branching out into other shapes to make a whole fruit family. What do you think?!

Dress up your wardrobe in no time with these diy clay strawberry brooches!

Dress up your wardrobe in no time with these diy clay strawberry brooches! Dress up your wardrobe in no time with these diy clay strawberry brooches!

 

 

 

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch TutorialsNow that it’s fall, it means it’s time to mix things up a bit with my wardrobe! Another great reason to celebrate the season, am I right? And while I can’t make my own clothes just yet (at least to the point where I’d wear anything in public), I do love a good bag tutorial. Whether you’re gearing up for holiday travel or just a night on the town, here are ten must-try zipper pouch tutorials you’ll want to try asap!

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials1. Color Book Pages Pouch by Damask Love

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials2. Hand Lettered Clutch by Paper & Stitch

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials3. No Sew Pouch by Homey Oh My

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials4. DIY Pencil Pouch by Alice & Lois

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials5. Painted Clutch via Martha Stewart Continue reading…

10 Minutes or Less: DIY Pom-Pom Shoe Clips

You can whip up these diy pom-pom shoes clips in 10 minutes! Only cost about a dollar to make too!As much as I love getting a new pair of shoes, and I do mean LOVE, I don’t always have the budget to match my addiction. Instead of just growing tired of the pairs I currently have in my closet, I made some pom-pom shoe clips so I can mix it up from time to time! You can make these in a variety of colors to swap them out for any occasion or outfit. And the best part is that it only takes 10 minutes (and less than $5) to make a set! Here’s how:

Time: 10 minutes
Materials: tulle, shoe clips, scissors
Cost: $3-$5 Continue reading…

DIY Iron-On Cactus Shoes

An easy peasy tutorial for how to make these DIY Iron-On Cactus Shoes in less than an hour! If there’s one recent trend I can fully support, its the cactus print. Cover my home, clothes, and everything in between with it and I’d still be happy. Perhaps it’s because I miss California, or that it’s one of the only plants I can keep alive and healthy, but I’m wayyyy into it.

If you have a plain pair of sneakers on hand (or have $7 to spend on new shoes), you can add a bit of the desert to your wardrobe in no time at all! Here’s how I made my cactus shoes:

Time: 45 minutes
Materials: sneakers, iron, heat transfer material, fabric (can be scrap piece)

An easy peasy tutorial for how to make these DIY Iron-On Cactus Shoes in less than an hour! I used a Silhouette to cut the cactus shape, but you could make a less intricate stencil and cut out by hand if you don’t have a machine. It will most likely add another 30-40 minutes to the make time.

An easy peasy tutorial for how to make these DIY Iron-On Cactus Shoes in less than an hour! Before beginning, stuff your shoe with paper or fabric so that the outside is firm. Cut out all of your cacti shapes and peel the excess transfer material away from the plastic. Position on your shoe (plastic side up), cover with fabric, and iron. I saw the best results when I held the iron in place and just pressed down firmly for 60 seconds.

Peel plastic away from your design and continue transferring remaining shapes until shoe is covered. Then ta-da, you’re done!

An easy peasy tutorial for how to make these DIY Iron-On Cactus Shoes in less than an hour! I haven’t tested these shoes in anything but sunshine (we’re in a bit of a drought in Oregon), so I can’t say how they’ll hold up in rain. I’d seal with decoupage if you were planning on wearing these outside in different weather.

And if you’re not so into the cactus trend, perhaps these diy glitter shoes are more your style!

An easy peasy tutorial for how to make these DIY Iron-On Cactus Shoes in less than an hour!