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DIY Leather Pouch

I’ve always wanted to know more about how the experts work with leather – I was aware that it’s not such an easy thing to do – and so you can imagine how excited I was when Juju herself agreed to show how it’s done by making a simple mini pouch for us. Take it away Julie!

DIY Record Clutch

Got a few scratched old records lying around and don’t want them to go to waste? Well this is the DIY for you -- a quick and simple clutch made from to workout records.

DIY Lace Up Ballet Flats

Having always been a bit of a Francophile, you can probably guess that I’m already sold on the simplicity and clean lines of a pair of ballet flats. But what if you want to take that classic perfection to another level? I’ve been seeing embellished flats here and there, but when I stumbled upon a pair of lace up ones I knew they would be the next DIY. So easy to make, I’d take these over a pair of heels most days!

DIY Lace Up Ballet Flats

Having always been a bit of a Francophile, you can probably guess that I’m already sold on the simplicity and clean lines of a pair of ballet flats. But what if you want to take that classic perfection to another level? I've been seeing embellished flats here and there, but when I stumbled upon a pair of lace up ones I knew they would be the next DIY. So easy to make, I'd take these over a pair of heels most days!

DIY Bow Heels

When it comes to DIY, bow heels are about as addictive as it gets. Mainly because they’re stupidly easy to make and yet, at the same time, so effective in turning something simple into something standout. In this version we opted for a clip on style, allowing you to add and remove as you please, and upping the wearability of your favourite pumps!

DIY Scalloped Heels

Today I’ll be showing you how to make a very very simple pair of scalloped heels – the perfect center piece for an outfit designed to dance the night away to soul, hip hop, funk – whatever your jam! Although, to be fair you’ll probably find me shoes in hand by the end of the night… :) And you guys, in case you weren’t sold on this project, the scalloping is totally removable so you can get happy with these shoes over and over!

DIY Embellished Party Heels

In the meantime, in the event that you’re on the lookout for something fun to wear on your feet to usher in the new year, now’s a great time to get a little crafty. I had a pair of thrifted heels lying around the house and recently decided to add a bit of sparkle to them. One of the more simple DIYs you’ll do, so perfect for passing a few minutes between holiday meals!

DIY Tassel Heels

All you need for this tutorial is a pair of heels and some matching tassels. I've been adding lots of different things to these heels– there's nothing like a simple style to add to! You can even add and remove as and when the inclination takes you.

Easy Bow Party Heels

Read on for how to create a simple pair of bow heels, it is great because you can take the embellishments on and off as you please.

French Braided Welcome Wreath

Inspired by the french braid trend, I came up with this simple, french-braided fabric wreath and know it will make an easy, versatile housewarming gift. I chose to make it with bright gradient colors of fabric scraps, but I think it would look equally amazing in raw burlap or all white linen. Gorgeous! There are so many possibilities that you could use this technique to match any style.

Easy Zipper Pouch

Try this tutorial, and I’m betting you’ll be adding pouches to purses, suitcases, and yes, backpacks too! Lets get started.

Plaster Flower Votives

Plaster is a fun medium to work in. A liquid become a solid in a few short minutes and you get to decide how to form it. For dipping, the plaster coats the petals, freezing them in creamy white loveliness. With the stamina of the plastic flower, the votives appear fragile but aren’t so.

Plaster Votives

This is such a fun project! Using basic plaster and simple materials, you can create the perfect gift for a someone you love. Give a romantic message to your sweetheart, or a collection of supportive notes for your best friend.

DIY Monogram Soap Bottles

This is a smart, usable gift for teachers, but really, it will work for anyone on your list at any time of the year — a housewarming gift, a hostess gift, a neighbor gift at the holidays — or make some for your own house. Come and check out this simple project.

Gold Leaf Plaster Votives

Clean white and sparkly gold leaf makes a fresh combo. Plus, plaster offers a nice, soft white and it is so much fun to work with — it can be molded into whatever we choose! And then to make it more candlelight friendly (read: candlelight can shine out), a power drill works wonders, while gold leaf makes it shine.

Clay Chandelier Mobile

They can hang it above the changing table, or the bassinet — there is a calming peace that comes with the quiet twirl of a mobile. With air dry clay, an embroidery hoop, string and some paint, the possibilities are endless.

Leaf Napkin Rings

Fall has arrived — and a new season of cooking! I feel like every time I open a magazine or check a favorite website, people are planning autumn dinner parties. So I thought it would be fun to come up with a knock-your-socks-off hostess gift for those of you with dinner plans on the calendar. I love how they turned out! I think I might need to adapt them into Christmas ornaments.

Sturdy Household Containers

In our home, we are always in need of storage containers to organize our stuff and I thought it would be fun to make them ourselves! This Big

Colored Ice Ornaments

I hope you get a chance to try this Big

Painted Boxes

Sometimes, I’m just in the mood to make something, so I come up with a project just because. This is one of those projects. Happily, this project happens to be stunning, and would make an excellent gift!