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DIY| Faux Marble Coasters

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I’m sure you are all planning your gifts for the special people in your lives. Let me give you an easy and fancy DIY idea that can make a great gift for the holidays.

This DIY is amazing, it actually uses clay instead of marble which is soft to the touch and absorbent.  Not only does it look like the real thing, but all coasters came in at under $8!

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Heres what you will need:

-Premo Oven Bake Clay in two colors

-Glass or Mug

-Rolling pin

-Cutting board

-Parchment paper

-Metal bake sheet DSC_0029Start by mixing the two different color premo clays together with your hands, mix the two colors as much as you would like. 
DSC_0035Flatten the clay using the rolling pin by covering it with two pieces of parchment paper. DSC_0049Roll it out to a thickness of about 1/8″. Using a large size mug or glass with a thin or sharp rim cut your clay into circles. Repeat this step one through three until you have as many coasters as you would like. I made 5!DSC_0055Then bake at 275 °F  for 30 minutes on a parchment lined baking sheet. Take them out and your done!DSC_0112DSC_0117DSC_0121

Your going to love the finish product! All you have to do now is wrap them and check…..one custom handmade gift done! You can see in some of the photos that mine have a slight sparkle that looks like real stone or quartz. Which I think make them look more luxe.

Would you try this? Let me know in a comment.

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DIY | Baby Moccasin Booties

Its a girl!

My cousin is having a baby girl, and I seriously can’t wait to spoil her. This past weekend was her baby shower and auntie-to-be got her some dope baby gear (Did you know they have baby wipes heaters now? blew my mind). Naturally I didn’t stop there I had to make her something a little less ordinary, gold and adorable. So I made her these….

GOLD BABY MOCCASSIN BOOTIES

This is my cuuuutest DIY, yet.

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This DIY is very easy, and you can hand sew.

Here is what you will need:

Baby Booties Pattern

12″ x 12″ Pleather Fabric

Leather Laces

Thread

Needle

Rotary Hole Puncher

Scissors

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 Other tools:

E-600 Glue

Pen or Marker

Baby Moccasin Pattern

I had to hand draw my own pattern, but you don’t! You can print this pattern and use for your baby booties. The pattern piece is for a size 1 bootie. Just print larger for larger sizes!

Start by cutting the bootie pattern and trace it twice on the back side of your fabric (make sure to flip over the sole piece for the right side bootie).

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Now cut your pieces, and set the extra fabric aside.

Using the rotary hole puncher, cut the marked circles on the heel piece and cut the two lines on the front piece.

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Sew the heel piece with the sole piece (leather facing in).

Use binder clips or clothespins to hold the fabric together if needed. Make sure to position the piece so it is even. Sew 1/8″ from edge to secure.

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Now sew the front piece on to the sole piece, over lapping into the heel piece at each end.

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Now flip your bootie inside out, and lace them up!

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You can leave them as is, or do as I did and make them Moccasin Baby Booties.

Using extra fabric cut out two 1″ x 2″ pieces, then cut 1″ slices across to create fringe for that moccasin look. Now simply glue the pieces (fringe down) across the front part of your booties.

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Aren’t they adorable!!!

Pocahontas wishes she had these flawless baby moccasin booties.

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DIY | MOD PENDANT LIGHT

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Its been two weeks since I posted anything… sorry. Austin City Limits happened and I managed to attend both weekends. Because I’ve evolved into this festival junkie, but OH MY GAWD! It was bananas! I have just recently re-adjusted my sleeping pattern and finally finished this, sigh….

DIY | MOD DIAMOND PENDANT LIGHT

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Here’s what you will need:

Shelve bracket

3-Way Socket w/ Turn Knob

Light fixture cord

Lightbulb

2- 3/8 in Round hardwood dowel

Metallic Silver spray paint

Glue (I used Gorrilla Glue, but hot glue will also do the job)

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Power drill

Screwdriver

Hand saw

Start by cutting the hardwood dowel using a hand saw into the following sizes:12- 6inch | 6- 9inch. Create a hexagon using 6 of the 6 inch sticks, and glue them together.

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This next step is just like playing with Legos. Take the top of the 3-Way Socket and the 6- 9inch sticks, glue each stick at every corner of your hexagon first, then to the top of the socket.

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Pull the light fixture cord through the top hole of the 3- Way Socket. Then…

Separate the metal ends of the light fixture cord, take the bottom of the 3-Way Socket and unscrew the (two) screws on each end. Wrap each metal end to each screw and tighten it with the screwdriver.

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Then simply attach the two 3-Way socket top/bottom together, and pull the light fixture cord back.

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You will now need to glue the other 6- 6inch sticks together to make the bottom point of the diamond…(Shine bright like a diamond…RIRI stuck in my head!). Again glue each stick to each corner of the hexagon and then together to make the point.

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Now spray paint the crap out of it, and make a little dance because your almost done!

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Attach the bracket to your wall with a power drill or screwdriver, add a light bulb and wrap the cord in/out of the bracket and let it hang! You now have a minimalist, chic pendant light that will bring more light into your home.

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Let me know what you think in a comment below! And keep posted for upcoming projects and #ootds.

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DIY | HANGING CLOTHES RACK

HOLA HOLA!!

I recently moved into the most charming old Victorian style home, but with its charm came  less closet space! (You can’t have it all!). Even though I donated a lot of stuff, I still needed more storage space. Mainly rack space, but I didn’t want it to bulk up my dressing room. So, I decided to building my own hanging clothes rack, sort of like a boutique. And it turned out amazing, I was honestly very proud.

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Here’s what you need to make it!

 You can find it all at The Home Depot.

1″in x 50″in Plain Steel Rod

7 ft Stainless Steel Wire Rope

1 Set, Aluminium Ferrules

4 1/4″in Cobra Anchors

2 Wire Ring Anchor Point

All for under $25!

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Extra tools:

Power Drill

Wire Cutters

Pliers

Ladder?

Tip: Home Depot can cut the steel rod at any size you want.

Hold the steel rod against the ceiling and make a mark (with pen or pencil) at each end, on that same mark hold the wire ring and make two marks in each hole.

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Then install the cobra anchors on your marks. Using your power drill, pierce the ceiling using the tip of the driller toggle and screw it into the ceiling, then slide the body through.

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Insert the machined screw through the wire ring anchor “hole”, then screw clockwise into the anchor until firmly in place. Repeat this step to install both wire rings.

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Now take one of the steel ferrules and slide one end of wire rope through.

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Loop the wire rope through the wire ring anchor, then slide the same end of the wire rope through the ferrule and hold.

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Using the pliers crimp (press) the ferrule tightly, so that the wire can’t pull through. You will need to repeat these steps at the other end of the hanging clothes rack.

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Take the wire rope then pull it through both the steel rod, and the wire anchor. While you hold the steel rod repeat the last steps and install the other ferrule.

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Cut the extra wire rope with the wire cutters…and Voila!

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DIY | Sunnies Display

Hello! My name is Priscilla Sandoval and I am a sunglasses hoarder!

While in the process of moving last week I realized that my old sunnies display could no longer hold my growing collection. So, I decided to make a new one and share my DIY….it only cost me $15.

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Here’s what you will need:

Picture Frame -$10

Jewelry Wire- $2.50

Cutting Pliers

Ruler

Power Drill

Screws -$2.50

Pen or Pencil

DSC_0122Start by laying out your sunglasses inside the picture frame to determine your general layout.

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Use a ruler to evenly space where you would like your sunglasses to hang. Make a mark with your pen or pencil, on both ends of the picture frame.

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Now safely drill each screw on your pen/pencil marks using the powerdrill.

DO NOT DRILL THE SCREWS IN ALL THE WAY.

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One down, five more to go.

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Once all of your screws are drilled in, take the jewelry wire and measure it across your picture frame (leave some extra). Then cut the wire using the cutting pliers.

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DSC_0211Now finish drilling the screws into the picture frame. Repeat these steps according to your layout. Now display those sunnies!

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DIY: Hassle Free Tassel Necklace

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with tassels, and when I came across this statement necklace I just had to “make it”. With my own twist and not green!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

A simple chain necklace

Embroidery thread

15 MM Gauge Jump Rings

Jewelry Pliers

 Scissors

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Start by making the tassels.

Using half of one embroidery thread link, evenly wrap the thread around 4 of your fingers back and forth creating a “circle”.

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Then carefully slide the “circle”  off your fingers maintaining the thread wrapped in a circle/loop.

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Now using the jewelry pliers open up a jump ring, and slide it in and out the thread circle.

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Using your scissors, cut about 3-4 inches of the embroidery thread and wrap it around the top of the thread circle (close to the jump ring) then, make a tight knot to secure your tassel.

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With the scissors cut across the loop end of the tassel, letting the thread hang loose.

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Voila! You have a tassel. (Now you only need about 10 more!) Repeat these steps to make more tassels. Finally, using the jewelry pliers attach your tassels to the chain necklace by  closing the jump around the chain.

DSC_0075 2There’s one! Now attach the rest of the tassels evenly spaced.

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And your done!

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Here’s how I wore it to work today!

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That’s my I would rather be crafting face! lol 

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DIY POM POM Picnic Bag

Lately I’ve been spending my Thursday afternoons at Zilker Park, “Austin’s most loved park” with my friends and pooch Cooper. We take some snacks, beer (mostly beer), sit back and enjoy the Texas sun. I always love to take a giant bag to hold all of the many things I end up taking.

So I decided to share this DIY with you on how to turn a standard straw bag into a sassy fiesta ready picnic bag. I got the original straw bag from The Academy Sports+ Outdoors for the banging price of $5.49, but you can find them everywhere this summer.

You’ll need…

  • Plain Straw Bag
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Masking tape
  • All purpose strong glue
  • Scissors
  • POM POM Trim 2 yds
  • X-Small POM POM Trim 2 yds

PINTHIS1. Mask off stripes with your tape

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DSC_02424. Glue along the edge of each color stripe and follow the line with the POM POM trim, pressing down firmly. Do each row and cut when you reach the end of each strip. Repeat this process with the x-small POM POM trim.

Now stuff some yummy treats and hit the park. It couldn’t be much simpler! Tell me what you think and comment below 🙂

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Bidi Bidi, Anything for Salinas DIY T-Shirt

Give your old T-Shirt new life with your favorite quote! Mine was inspired by the current athletic sportswear vibe and SELENA QUINTANILLA! Bidi Bidi, Bom Bom!

I, along with my cousins was (honestly, still am) obsessed with her! Anyone that knows me can tell you this. Selena in one way or another is a part of many of my best childhood memories. “Anything for Salinas” is a quote from her movie that Jennifer Lopez stared in 1997, portraying the short life of the Queen of Tejano. Anyone that is or was a fan will recognize!

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Heres what you need:

Old T-Shirt
Soft Flock Iron-on alphabet letters ($3.49 online)
Soft Flock Iron-on numbers ($1.84 x2 online)
Iron
Ruler

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Start by laying out your shirt on a flat surface, and peel off the letters you will be using for your quote. Then, place the iron-on letters on your shirt (flock side up), play with the spacing and design according to the look you want.

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I used a ruler to make sure the iron-on letters were spaced evenly and straight.

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Only lay out as many letters as can fit under your iron. Now heat up the iron and press on the iron-on letters for 10 to 15 seconds.

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After ironing the entire message in place, flip the item over and press again from the inside. I added the numbers 95 on the back (date of her death) to get that athletic sport wear feel.

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DIY Trendy Tassel Shorts

My inspiration…

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$59.00 I don’t think so, my dog and I have to eat!

Here is a simple and easy way to get this look for way less.

Here’s what you need:

Shorts (I found these cute pattern shorts at Forever 21, $15.80)

1 yd of 2″ Black Tassel Fringe Trim (Hobby Lobby, $3.99)

Needle (Already had, $0)

Thread (Already had, $0)

Scissors (Already had, $0)

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Begin by laying out your shorts on a flat surface. Then measure the tassel trim around the outside of each of your shorts’ hemlines (leg holes) and cut each side using your scissors. (You should have two separate tassel trims).

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If you have never hand sewn before this link can help you:

http://www.wikihow.com/Sew

Using your needle and thread sew one tassel trim around the outside edge of your shorts hemline.

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Then repeat, by sewing on the second tassel trim on the other hemline.

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And for $19.79 your shorts are ready to wear! I paired mine with a simple bright pink shirt. The tassel trim will wash and hold their shape, but I recommend you hand wash or pop them into a laundry bag that can go inside your washing machine on a gentle cycle.

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DIY GOLD Chain Camera Strap

I’ve been wanting this fancy gold chain camera strap from Anthropologie, but could not bring myself to drop $100.00+ for this unnecessary, but necessary accessory.  So I decided to make it!
Here is what you need:
Gold Chain 1 yd (make sure it is lightweight!)
2 Leather Cords 2 yd (pick your own colors)
2 Lobster clasps
Leather Piece
Jewelry Pliers
Needle
Thread
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First you have to measure the gold chain, I simply put it around my neck at the length I would like my camera to hang, and using the pliers removed whatever was extra. Then you knot both leather cords on one of the ends of the chain. I left a little extra cord to hang on each side of the camera, like fringe!
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Now you will begin to thread both cords over and under between the chain until you reach the other end, then knot the cords at this end too.
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This next step was a little hard! I added a leather “tube” to my camera strap so that it would be more comfortable around my neck, but you can skip this step if you would like a simple chain strap.
Fold the leather piece in half vertically with the fuzzy side facing out and sew the open side together using your needle and thread. (This took longer than I expected and poked myself several times lol)
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Now you will have to flip your leather “tube” inside out until the leather is facing you. Then pull it through the middle of the chain.
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Finally using your pliers open up each end of the chain, and slip in one lobster clasp on each end, now you can attach it to your camera.
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Done! Now you have a custom fancy gold chain camera strap for less….baller on a budget!
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