Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a DIY with these Commando M shoes! Commando M was a big hit in the 80′s and is now back 30 something years later. I am so excited to be one of the kiwi bloggers they picked to send a pair to and customise in my own special way! So here is what I did…
Firstly I penciled on my poppy drawings. Using fabric paint, I painted the red onto the shoes and left to dry. Some spots were definitely more difficult than others! I wanted the overall style to look hand drawn so left little areas of white. I then used a black permanent marker to outline the poppies and give them some form by shading.
Voila! All done. I also had fun with the laces and working out different ways they could be laced. Make sure you check out the Commando M Facebook page for other style ideas and to grab your own pair!
Heyhey! Today I’m sharing a DIY on how to make this little beaded buzzy bee necklace. I had a sudden flashback of making these bee’s as a kid and wanted to see if I could remember how to make them. Turns out they were easier to make now than when I was 10!! You could possibly make them bigger than I have if you used bigger beads.
For this DIY you will need: thin wire, 2 different coloured beads (for the body and wings), pliers and chain.
1. Put 3 beads onto a piece of wire and pull both ends of the wire through 2 of the beads. 2. You should have a little triangle of beads as shown. 3. Add 3 more beads onto the wire and repeat the process. 4. Add 2 beads and repeat, then 1 bead and repeat. By this stage you should have a perfect body shape for the bee. I had to really tighten the wire to get it sitting like this. 5. Curl the tops of the wire to make the antennae. 6. Use another piece of wire for wings. I simply twisted the ends together and attached them to the body.
Next, attach the bees to the chain. I made 2 of them and attached them at different lengths on the necklace. Super cute huh? I am really enjoying sharing some beaded DIY’s! You can check out how to make an amethyst necklace here.
Today Im sharing how to make this pretty amethyst and glass bead necklace. When I was younger I made tonnes of beaded jewellery and loved it. I found my old box of beading gear and got re-inspired to create something.
Supplies needed: Chain, clasp, silver wire, pliers, glass and amethyst beads.
Firstly, cut the chain to the length wanted and secure a clasp to the end. Next, find the center of the chain at the bottom and cut it. This will be where you attach the beads. For each link I simply curled a small piece of wire, slipped on the bead and curled the other end. You can see this in the top right image above. Repeat this and secure all the links together. Attach to the chains ends.
Good morning! Today Im sharing how to make your own iPhone case! I really love this DIY and have been using my case ever since I made it. You know how much Im addicted to birds and floral so this is perfect!
Firstly you will need to source a clear iPhone case that is the same size as your model. I found mine on Etsy. Other supplies: Paper, black pens, a pencil and scissors.
Using a pencil, stencil your iPhone case onto the paper. Sketch your design inside this stencil and go over it with the black pen. I coloured in the negative space so that my bird was floral.
Cut out your design, then using a craft knife cut out where your camera lens is. Insert into the clear case and you’re ready to roll. Time to go thrifting…! xo Bec
Today I’m sharing with you a rug I made using old curtain and sheet fabrics- the perfect way to recycle! All up I spent $13 on the fabric and it took me around 5 hours to complete. If you know how to crochet, then this will be easy! If not, follow my instructions below…or if you’re still stuck just Google how to crochet a simple oval or circle.
Supplies needed: Long strips of fabric! I cut mine to a width of about 10cm. Make sure you have HEAPS! This small rug used a sheet and 2 curtains. A crochet hook (because I didn’t have one, I used my fingers to loop the whole rug!)
1. What a chain link looks like. 2. To start your oval shaped rug, chain link a long piece of fabric. I did 7 stitches but if you’re making a circular rug just do less. 3. Once you get to the end, turn back onto your chain links and find the second hole from the end, this will be your first crochet stitch! 4. Pull your fabric through the hole. 5. Loop this around your crochet hook or (in my case) finger. 6. You should now have 2 loops on your finger. Loop once more so there is three. 7. Pull the third loop through the first two. If this is too confusing, just youtube how to do a single crochet stitch.
Continue along the chain stitch until you come to the end. To go around a corner, all you have to do is three of these crochet stitches into the same hole. This curves the end. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look like anything at this point because once you get further into the rug, it will take shape. If your rug starts to curve in like a giant fabric bowl, just add more stitches in. Have you ever made a rug from something recycled? How did it turn out?
Looks who’s trying to claim my new rug! Too cute. xo Bec
I found these twig arrows on Pinterest the other day and HAD to try them. They’re so cute! And I love having little crafty things like this in corner of my home.
Supplies needed: Twigs painted white, glue, scissors, anything you want to decorate your arrows with.
First, I did some watercolour on a sheet of firm paper. Once dry, I doodled on it then cut out shapes needed. Remember to do a front and back for each arrow. Place the twig in between the paper and glue sides together. I finished mine off with a little bakers twine bow! Have a lovely day! xo Bec