I started out with four blank 6 by 6 canvases from Michael’s Craft Store. I painted two of them aqua and the other two coral (took about three coats). Then I added the gold designs on top, in order to make the gold more opaque, I did multiple coats of paint. I then traced the elephant silhouettes using a fine tip Sharpie.
This DIY only took me about 20 minutes, it was super easy. I found a rectangular shaped doily and decided to turn it into a shirt.
I cut the “built in” bra top out of an undershirt and hand stitched the doily to the top of it. I considered putting elastic straps on the back instead of the fabric but for now it looks good to me!
That’s it! I styled it with my DIY leather fringe skirt.
I found this dress at goodwill which had a very pretty lace overlay pattern and I decided to change it up a bit to make it more modern by hemming it and adding a triangle cutout.
First, I pinned the area of the triangle I wanted to cut.
Then, I cut an upside down T into the fabric.
Then, I carefully folded the fabric under and pinned it. I cut tiny slits into the corners of the bottom fold in order to make it easier to fold over. Try to keep it symmetrical. Sew the triangle and then you’re done!
So happy with my cute new dress!
I picked up a long, elastic waisted skirt from the local goodwill down the street from my house. It was sitting in my fabric pile for a lonnnggg time. I knew I would find something to do with it eventually! A girl can never have enough leather. Except maybe bikers, they probably have enough. However, I stumbled across an awesome tutorial while on pinterest from apairandaspare (http://apairandasparediy.com/2014/03/diy-fringe-leather-skirt.html). Finally, a cute option for my frumpy leather skirt!
I began by using a seam ripper to take out the lining of the skirt. I then took the elastic out of the waist, took in the sides of the skirt to fit my waist, and added a zipper. The zipper was honestly the hardest part of the entire project!
Next, I chopped off the bottom of the skirt and used a ruler and a thin point sharpie to mark where I wanted to cut the fringe. I ended up cutting my fringe into fourths from the original fringe cut because I made the strands way too wide.
I’m so happy with how it turned out!
- embroidery hoop
- embroidery floss
- hot glue gun
I began by wrapping the twine around the embroidery hoop and hot glueing it in different places to make sure it didn’t unravel. I found it easier to wrap the entire ball of twine around the hoop instead of unraveling the twine first.
Next, I attached my doily using the embroidery floss.
To add a little bit of spice to the doily I wove in some embroidery floss. Yay color! Tape around the edge of the floss to create a makeshift needle.
I added twine to the bottom using the knot seen below.
Add in beads, feathers, twine, braided embroidery floss, anything you want! I used wire to add the small beads and I attached the feathers with a combo of wire and hot glue-putting beads at the top of the feathers to add support and to hide the glue.
The whole project took about 5 hours to complete. I’m adding mine to my bohemian style college apartment room!