I discovered another trick for using tights in unexpected ways (see yesterday's post). In my never-ending quest to find cheap party decor tricks that don't involve plastic items from the party store, I am always spicing up plain vases from the dollar store. And one of my rules is that the decor has to be removable so I can continue using these vases. I realized I can easily customize these vases to any color scheme and it is so cheap!
This doesn't really deserve a tutorial. It's soooo easy. I've been wearing these headbands for years. In fact, my favorite brown headband is going strong after 2 years of constant use. The trick to the most comfortable headband ever? Old tights!
We recently had our quarterly office meeting and my team was in charge of decorating. So you know I had to pull out my cheap party tricks. (See previous ideas - general tips, baby shower ideas, liners in a cup). I added a new trick to my arsenal - floral letters. Now, this isn't a new idea but it is so easy to pull off and looks awesome.
Guess what? It's time for another Quarterly Collab post! Check out our last project to see what we've been up to and learn about the six other creative bloggers that made jewelry project this quarter.
I love bracelets but I rarely wear them because they seem to get in the way of typing, which is a big part of my day job. Regardless, my collection is ever growing. I make them because 1. They are really fun to make and wear 2. I rarely find bracelets to fit my wrist! If you have a small or large wrist, you know the pains of trying to find a bracelet that will fit. Most bracelets are made to the 7inch standard.
This bracelet is definitely DIY-able but it isn't exactly a beginner's project. It takes a bit of time and patience and utilizes several jewelry-making techniques. I would say it is an intermediate project because of the amount of supplies and techniques required. Let's get started!
Chain-nose pliers (these are optional but I find them quite handy for using jump rings and headpins)
Round-nose pliers or a 3-in-1 tool (pictured)
3 types of chain, preferably including one chunky chain
Beads (I used white magnesite rondelles, turquoise glass, wood, black metal and horn)
Connectors (a finding with the a hole on either end or an open-shaped finding)
Jump rings (it's nice to have various sizes to accommodate the different chains)
Step 1: Measure your wrist with a tape measure or just by wrapping chain around your wrist. Using the wire cutters, cut your chain about .5inches shorter than your wrist size. I have a 6in wrist so I cut my chain to 5.5 inches.
Last week, I went to a conference in San Diego. It was insanely beautiful and my hotel was right on the marina. I snapped a few photos of the pretty views as a PSA. You gotta go to San Diego. No, I do not represent their tourism board. It's just that gorgeous. Perfect weather. I wanted to stay forever.