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Posts Tagged ‘Easy’

Jimmy Choo Inspired Clutch

March 18, 2012

I spotted this Jimmy Choo clutch in Australia’s Harper’s Bazaar’s April 2012 issue. It retails for AUD$2525! Ouch!

Jimmy Choo is another one of those unattainable brands that make girls like me oh so sad. Ahh to own a Jimmy Choo bag, that would be the life!

But enough with the pining! I will deal with this is issue like I do most; I’ll make my own version!

For this project you will need a wooden craft box, a drawer pull, glitter (I’ve mixed together equal parts of both gold and brass to create a dual tone), a paint brush, super glue, PVA glue and clear acrylic spray paint.

We will start by using super glue to attach the drawer pull / handle onto the box.

Leave the super glue to dry for a good hour, maybe even a couple. We want to make sure its stuck well and good.

Use a paint brush to paint the PVA onto one side at a time.

Place a sheet of paper underneath the box (your glitter supplies will thank you), and pour your glitter in excess over the box and press it into the glue.

Tap of all excess glitter onto the sheet of paper underneath and leave the box to dry. You can the use the paper to funnel the glitter back into its container (see I told you, plus it’s less mess solution).

Glue glitter on each side until the whole box is covered. Be sure to pay particular attention when painting the glue around the hardwear.

Now all you have to do is give it a few even coats of clear acrylic spray paint and you’re done!

Yay! This one is super quick and so simple but it will add just the right amount of glitz to your favourite outfit! Heck this would even go great with my Louboutin Inspired Pumps!

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Louboutin Inspired Pumps

March 17, 2012

So got these nude pumps on clearance for AUD$10! I’d been looking for shoes exactly like these for ages but to no avail. But why look for them so intensely you ask? So I could make them over with gold leaf of course :P.

My inspiration? These AUD$650+ Louboutin Pumps:

Aren’t they divine?! I thought so too. So I got to work!

You will need gold leaf, leafing glue, a paint brush, clear acrylic spray paint, some tape and the shoes, of course.

Start by sectioning of the tip of the toe with tape to control the gold leaf. Paint the desired area with the leafing glue and leave for 25 minutes to get tacky.

Carefully place the gold leaf over the area once tacky.

Repeat the same process for the heel.

Leave the shoe for about 25 minutes to ensure the gold leaf sticks to the shoe.

Use a box cutter / Stanley knife to run along the edges of the gold leaf. I then used my nails to remove any excess leaf off the shoe.

Lastly, spray the shoe with clear acrylic spray paint. Viola!

I can’t wait to wear these babies!

Handbag Makeover – Sad to Fab

February 12, 2012

I recently acquired a $30 voucher for a shoe store, but wasn’t in the mood for new shoes (shock horror). I opted for a handbag instead. After the $30 discount I got this handbag for only $9.95! Can you say bargain?

It is an okay handbag but I feel that’s a bit too plain but for $9.95 I couldn’t really complain. I thought this bag would be perfect for a sad to fab makeover.

First I started out with some gold bag chain and jump rings.

Using pliers open a jump ring to capture the chain.

To determine the best length of the chain I stuffed the bag with some clothes to hold it upright. Once I determined the length of the chain I used the pliers to unlink and then attach it to the jump ring on the other side.

I then attached the second chain to both jump rings.

And then a third.

I love how a few strands of chain can transform a handbag. I will most likely add some charms but for now this will do.

Braided Headband

February 4, 2012

I’m not a headband kinda girl. Mostly if I’m wearing a headband it would be because I am curling my hair (a post will be made on that at a later date). I must admit though, sometimes a headband could be exactly what I am missing to complete an outfit.

This project began with some round chain and leather cord. I weaved the cord through the chain to create semi-flat surface.

I made three of the weaved combinatations in equal lenth and used a jump ring to join all three ends to begin braiding.

Once completed I used another jump ring to seal off the braid and glued the stray bits of cord down.

It’s almost done! All you need to do now is grab a hair tie and open the jump rings to also hold the hair tie.

Voila!

Have fun xx

Tile Coasters

January 2, 2012

These coasters are super cute, cheap to make and easy!

You will need:

  • Scrapbook paper or a selection of photos
  • 4×4″ tiles x 4
  • Mod Podge
  • Clear acrylic spray paint
  • Cork sheeting
  • Rub’n’buff or acrylic paint
  • PVA Glue
  • Stanley knife
  • Paint Brush

And here is how it is done:

Use the stanley knife to cut the scrapbook paper (or you photos) to the size of your tiles. I did this by placing the tile along the edge of the paper and tracing the tile with the stanley knife.

 

Use the Stanley knife again to cut the cork sheeting, make this smaller than your tile. I did this by placing the tile over the edge of the cork and tracing around the tile with the stanley knife.

Use the Rub’n’buff or your Acrylic Paint to paint the edges of your tiles.

Use a mixture with equal parts of both Mod Podge and PVA to adhre the paper to the tiles and let dry.

Once dry use the paint brush to apply 2 thin coats of Mod Podge over the paper and edges of the tile to make it waterproof.

Once dry use the PVA glue to adhere the cork on the underside of the tile.

Lastly, use clear acrylic spray paint to seal the coasters by applying two even coats and voila!

Have fun!

xx


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