DIY Valentino Inspired Studded T-Strap Pumps Tutorial from I Spy DIY here. Really clever tutorial using a pair of cheap strappy sandals ($5) combined with kitten heel pumps. Top Photo: $895 Valentino Studded T-Strap Pumps here, Bottom Photos: DIY by I Spy DIY. The hardest part? Finding the right sandals and pumps.
DIY Isabel Marant Fringe Boots Overlay Tutorial from Make My Lemonade here. I traslated the instructions from French to English with Chrome. Two really cute GIFs of the boots in action.
DIY Kelly Wearstler Inspired Metallic Sea Shell Earrings Tutorial from Honestly…WTF here. Where on earth do you get cheap sliced sea shells? As usual Honestly…WTF has links to everything. This DIY project is so much easier than it looks with really good instructions for these statement earrings.
DIY Chanel Inspired Vintage Leather and Chain Bracelet Tutorial from Wobisobi here. Top Photo: $958.03 Chanel Vintage Leather and Chain Bracelet here, Bottom Photos: DIY by Wobisobi. *I bought my leather punch tool at Ace Hardware for about $13 and using a coupon at Michaels it may be cheaper.
My first post of 2013 and it’s a really good one! DIY Banana Republic’s Anna Karenina Inspired Crystal Bib Necklace Tutorial from Smart N Snazzy here. Top Photo: $79.50 Banana Republic’s Lace Bib Necklace from their Anna Karenina Collection here. Photo Credit: Style Blog here. Bottom Photo: DIY by Smart N Snazzy. Really good knockoff and easy to follow tutorial from Smart N Snazzy. Lia said this “big bang for your buck” statement necklace cost about $15 to make.
DIY Pnut Inspired Lock and Key Charm Bracelet from Wobisobi here. Top Photo: $219 Pnut Blacken Broken Lock Bracelet here, Bottom Photo: DIY by Wobisobi. All materials for this DIY were from Michaels. For more easy jewelry tutorials I love from Wobisobi go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/wobisobi
*Give as a gift with the message: key to your success, key to your happiness, key to your dreams, key to your future etc…
DIY Knockoff Fortalezza Shell Ring Tutorial from you want me to buy that? here. To see the original $158 (on sale) Fortalezza Shell Ring go here. Another cute, cheap and easy to make gift. *For more knockoffs go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/knockoff
DIY Kate Spade Inspired Ostrich Bow Bridge Bracelet Tutorial from inspiration & realisation here. Top Photo: $88 Kate Spade Ostrich Bow Bridge Bracelet here, Bottom Photo: DIY by inspiration & realisation here.
Really clever tutorial using a recycled plastic bottle as the base for the bracelet. Also, if you have a question about tools or supplies used etc… there are links for everything. Ribbon crimps just make everything look better.
DIY Three or Four Ingredient Starbucks Instant Peppermint Mocha Recipe from La Vie en Rose here. *You probably have everything already in your kitchen. Package in a mug or big jar with a bag of marshmallows for a gift. This is how easy this is: La Vie en Rose labels the recipes SUPER EASY and EASY.
DIY Knockoff Anthropologie Piccadilly Drops Earrings Tutorial from Small Good Things here. Really clear and easy tutorial. Left Photo: $48 Anthropologie Piccadilly Drops Earrings here, Right Photo: DIY by Small Good Things.
DIY Assad Mounser Inspired Amethyst Collar Necklace Tutorial from Unfortunately Oh! here. For a Chanel Inpsired Crystal Bracelet tutorial go here, for a Chanel Inspired Crystal Necklace go here, and for a truly spectacularDIY Spiky Crystal Ring Tutorial Inspired by Pamela Love FW11 go here.
DIY ASOS Knockoff Ribbon Bracelets from The Quiet Lion here. I must be tired because I had to read this tutorial two times to understand you use elastic thread to bunch up the ribbon to make this really easy knockoff. Top Photo: ASOS Ribbon Bracelets now on sale for 2/$6.63 here (good price now that they are sale, but colors are limited to black and neon yellow/green), Bottom Photo: DIY by Quiet Lion. *For lots more knockoffs go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/knockoff
DIY Anthropologie Mirela Fringe Necklace Tutorial from Flamingo Toes here. Day Three of Flamingo Toes’ Anthropologie Necklace Knockoff Week (for the other Anthro knockoffs go here). *Bev has a “how to do it” basic jewelry tutorial page if you have questions. Also all necklace supplies except the brooch came from Michaels. Left Photo: $58 Anthropologie Mirela Fringe Necklace here Right Photo: DIY from Flamingo Toes.
DIY Anthropologie Almagest Knockoff Necklace Tutorial from Flamingo Toes here. Day Four (and my favorite so far) of Flamingo Toes’ Anthropologie Necklace Knockoff Week (for the other Anthro knockoffs go here). *Bev has a “how to do it” basic jewelry tutorial page if you have questions. Also all necklace supplies except the two side Filigree squares came from Michaels. Left Photo: $298 Anthropologie Almagest Necklace here, Right Photo: DIY from Flamingo Toes.
DIY Celine Inspired Polymer Clay Knot Bracelet from A Splendid Assemblage here. Top Photo: $470 and up Celine Brass Knot Bracelet here, Middle and Bottom Photo: DIY from A Splendid Assemblage. *As always, anything that touches polymer clay can never touch food. Also, be really careful of fingerprints - sometimes you don’t see them until the clay is baked!