Category DIY

Anyone Can DIY These Simple Etched Wine Glasses

Gifts that are handmade speak straight from the heart. It’s the ultimate way of personalizing a gift for someone you love. Aside from having something tailored to your specific liking, this can be a super budget­friendly option – especially for people that have a long list of people to buy for. This simple, but elegant, project can be the perfect pairing for a bottle of wine that anyone would love to receive. For this project, you’ll need one bottle of Armour Etch, which is an glass etching cream product. I purchased my bottle at Michael’s Craft Store. You’ll also need wine glasses, a paintbrush, stencils, and tape. Get started with wine glasses of your choice. I love stemless glasses (these ones are $1.95 each!), they’re chic and an unusual alternative to your typical stems. After you’ve chosen your stencils, tape them securely onto the wine glasses. I chose to do these delightful, free­form, organic butterflies. After the stencils

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8 Stylish, Affordable and Easy DIY Gift Ideas!

Small budget this holiday season? I can relate! A new house, a few new things for the new house (because of course, right?), plus a whole lot of unexpected expenses that tend to crop up (without fail!) just before spendy season arrives, and, well let’s just say Christmas this year will be less about waiting at the check out and more about lining up some easy and stylish handcrafted gifts. ‘Tis officially the season to share your creativity, your time, and handiwork with these great DIY gift ideas! A little note before we start- DIY and I have traditionally had a rocky relationship, so when it came time to rounding up DIY gift ideas for small budgets this Christmas, my main requirements were to find projects that were affordable (natch) but also ones that were easy and quick. I think I’ve got a good selection here! Ready? Let’s get into

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Nail Art Tutorial: Fall into Ombré with Julep

Ombré isn’t a new trend–we’ve been seeing it for years, on everything from clothing to nail art to hair. In my opinion, it’s not even a trend at all, it’s really a constant that just happens to be generating more buzz than usual lately. And it’s definitely not fading! Why? Probably because ombre is so fun to create and so easy to DIY. Julep has shared a new ombre nail art tutorial that uses colors from their ‘Fall Into Ombre’ Welcome Box – FREE when you join Julep Maven. I love this tutorial because it’s so simple for anyone to do, even those who are DIY challenged, like myself. Let’s get started! 1. Choose three polishes that blend well together, spanning from dark to light. Not sure what to pick? You can’t go wrong with a deep, opaque color, a lighter shade of the same color, and white. Used here are Julep’s Elise (Bombshell), Danica

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DIY: Pearl Embellished Boyfriend Jeans

First, let’s take a moment to cheers to my first DIY on here! I’m so happy to be able to bring these projects to you guys, and I hope you enjoy trying them as much as I enjoy putting them together! Now onto the fun. If you don’t live under a rock – I’m sure you’ve noticed and have been loving the embellished denim trend seen basically everywhere on the runway and beyond; Burberry with shearling, Au Jour Le Jour with sequins (if you haven’t seen these yet – get ready to go bananas), Roberto Cavalli with distressed patches, and Adam Selman with precious pearls. As soon as I saw these caked-up jeans, the DIY gears started turning. But which icing to choose? Choices, choices, choices. With all the ballerina-love here at Allyn Lewis, I finally decided on pearls. I’m over the moon with how these turned out – simple,

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The Hidden Gems of Painting Pumpkins

The past few fall seasons have given an upgrade to the tradition of carving and decorating pumpkins.  This fall, the trend has been given a funky makeover, literally, with paint.  DIY bloggers, Pinterest, YouTube – any search on these sites or even Google will give you a enough ideas for the next 20 fall seasons.  So naturally, some of the girls at Relevé Public Relations got together to get in on the painting fun. I mean honestly, what fall-lover wouldn’t?! We took a few minutes to look at some of the tons of ideas the inter webs had to offer, and then decided to just wing it and dive right in. The next 4 hours were a mess of laughing at ourselves, glitter, and ahem, impatience. By the end, we had come to a few conclusions about what we’ll do next year… starting with smaller pumpkins. Read on to find out

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