Now 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!
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:
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:
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.
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!
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!
Okay friends, I’m officially hooked on making pom-poms. There’s a support group for that, right? If not, I say we start one. I’ll bring the wine. Either way, these diy pom-pom brooches are a fun way to add a pop of color to your wardrobe without costing much money (each brooch maybe costs $.25 to make, if that!) or taking too much time to make.
I’ve made pom-poms with a fork before, and I have to be admit, I kinda hated it. I could never really get the right size or shape that I wanted, so I decided this time to invest the $5 into a set of pom-pom makers. 100% worth it!
Once you have your poms all made, turning them into brooches is really easy.You can attach your pin backs in one of two ways: either looping through your poms center knot, or glueing to a piece of felt. I decided to do the latter.
Using your hands, gently flatten the back of your pom out a bit. Glue a piece of felt to you pom and let dry. Then glue on your pin back and let set overnight. In the morning you’ll have a new accessory that’s bound to make any outfit pop!
Easy enough, don’t you think? You can wear one or several at a time depending on your mood/outfit– it’s up to you!