SHRINK DINK DAINTY BRACELETS

By: Chelsea Vang

Instagram: itschelseachels

*All photos were taken by me.

Hello, Creators! Fashion is not always about the clothes you wear, it also about accessories that goes with. Accessories are a great way to make a statement. For example, bracelets are a means to enhance the clothes you are already wearing. It can help personalize your style or express something you believe in. For today’s DIY, we will be creating dainty bracelets!

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The materials you will need: paper, scissor, twine (or anything to wrap around your wrist), shrink dinks, sharpies, hold puncher (not in image), and a gold paint pen (optional), paint (optional), paint brush (optional).

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First, find designs you want for your pin. You can either draw them out and get creative or simply just print out the designs you want. But make sure to enlarge them because they will shrink!

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Next, place one shrink dink on top of your designs with the pre-sanded side up.

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Now, you can begin to color the rainbow! In this case, the rainbow is your designs.

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After, cut out the artwork on the line or leave some space around it. In addition, hole punch both sides of the design to make an opening for the twine to pass through.

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Then, place the pieces on a tray that is either cover with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

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Preheat your oven according to the instructions of your Shrink Dink.

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Now, it’s time to bake the goods for 1-3 minutes! You’ll see them curl up during the baking process but that is normal!

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Once they are done baking take the tray out of the oven and the foil with the designs off of the tray to let it cool down for 1 minute. After the cooling process, paint the back of any designs that needs to be painted and let it dry for 30 minutes.

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Next, take the twine and wrap it around your wrist to measure out the length but add a few inches. Then, cut the twine from your measurements and cut in one more time in half.

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Insert the twine in one hole then tie a knot. Do the same steps to the other side. The last step is to tie a knot to both ends to connect them!

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Your masterpiece is complete! These dainty bracelets are a great accessory to add on to anything you own. We hope we love them as much as we do!

Here’s to another great week of creating! Subscribe to The Creative Room to see next week’s DIY. We post every Monday.

 

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Holographic Detailed Shoes

By: Valeria Herrera (all photos were taken by me)

Welcome back, Creators! For this week’s DIY project, I wanted to create a trend I have been recently seeing a lot on social media. I have noticed how shoes have become a big fashion trend, especially ones with unique colors and designs. One of my favorite designs are shoes with iridescent details. They look so unique and artistic. Unfortunately for me, shoes like these cost around $70-$100 and I can not afford to easily spend that much money. So, I decided to try to recreate this amazing design.

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I took an old pair of my favorite puma shoes and transformed them into the latest stylish trend. Below, I will guide you step by step on how you can recreate this trend yourself!

Materials You Will Need:

  • Your own used shoes (you can re-design a detailed shape of your shoe or even the midsole of your shoe).
  • Metallic paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brush
  • Iridescent cello wrapping tissue
  • Scissor
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Helpful Tools:

X-acto Knife and Scotch tape

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  Step One:

The first step is to outline the shape of where you would like to place the iridescent detail (shoe logo or midsole of the shoe). Make sure your outline is light but visible so that you can easily cut the piece. Using scissors, cut out the shape. I found that using an x-acto knife was easier to get the precise shape.Trust me, cutting the detail piece at the beginning will make it easier to paste later on and save time.

Once you cut the piece, set it aside for now until step four.

Step Two:

For the next step, I chose to mix sterling silver and ice blue. I decided to mix these two because my cello wrap tissue had a strong pink shade, so I added metallic blue color underneath that will create an even more iridescent effect. If your cello wrap tissue has blue/green tones, then you can mix purple or pink with metallic silver to do the same effect.

Before I began to paint my shoe, I added scotch tape around the edges of the shape. I found this helpful in case I painted onto the fabric of my shoe. Then, I painted the white detail of my shoe with the metallic ice blue paint. I found that 3 coats of paint were enough to achieve a solid color.

*Tip: Make sure to wait until the paint is completely dry in between each coat of paint because the paint can move around when still wet. You can use a blow dryer to speed up the process.

Step Three:

Using Mod podge, cover the design shape with a light layer of the glue finish. 1-2 coats should be enough.

*Tip: Make sure the shape is completely covered with mod podge and somewhat tacky before proceeding to the next step.

Step Four:

Finally, the last step in the process to take the cut piece you set aside from step one and place it on top of your shoe while the glue is still somewhat wet and tacky. Let it dry so that it does not move around.

*Tip: If you notice that your cut out shape is slightly bigger than the design, then use scissors or x-acto knife to trim the excess tissue.

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After you placed the iridescent tissue, add another layer of mod podge on top to reinforce the tissue onto the shoe. The glue finish will harden and protect the cello wrap tissue from falling off.

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Hooray! You have finished!

 

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I loved this DIY project! It added a unique touch to my favorite shoes and made them look as if they were brand new. The vibrant iridescent color reflected beautifully against the light. But what I loved about this project the most is that, instead of buying shoes with iridescent details for $70-$100, I only spent around $10 to create myself. How amazing is that!

 

BLACK SKINNY SCARF

By: Desteny Villa

*All photos were taken by me.

So my DIY creation for the week is pretty simple. I’m sticking to the basics, with a solid black skinny scarf. It’s simple enough to wear it diversely with any outfit and it adds a cool vibe to any style, while still remaining playful.

What’s so great about scarves is that they’re year round accessories. And skinny scarves are a perfect companion for any spring and summer outfit, because of their simplistic decorative purpose, which makes them breathable.

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Time estimation: 30 minutes

You’ll need a few supplies:

  • Silky fabric
  • Black thread
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine or fabric glue
  • Iron
  • Pins are optional

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First, you would need to cut your fabric to the size you want. Then, you’ll need to pin the fabric down so you’ll be able to iron straight. If you don’t have pins just use a paperweight to hold down the ends, so you’ll be able to iron straight.

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Then, sew down the edge.

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Tie a knot with the thread after sewing each end.

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Trim any excessive fabric from the seam.

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Turn fabric inside out.

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Iron the end edge inwards and close the seam either by machine or sewing by hand.

And you’re done!

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Just wrap it around your neck, you can try knotting at the front or just throw it around your shoulder! There are so many ways to wear it and don’t stop from personalizing, I simply gave you the template of your canvas, so enjoy and experiment!

Embroidered Denim Jacket

By: Chelsea Vang

*All photos were taken by me.

Happy Monday, Creators! I noticed that embroidery has been all over the runways for Spring 2017. Being on trend can be costly, but not if you can do it yourself! Here is an inexpensive alternative to help you stay on trend, and keep money in your pockets, for this season!

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Here are the materials you will need: denim jacket, needle, pins (or tape), a blank sheet of paper, pen, scissor, and embroidery threads (color of your choice).

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First, on a blank document chose the font and size for the word you will be embroidery on your denim jacket.

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Next, print and cut out your word.

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Then you will pin and adjust it to the denim jacket until you are satisfied.

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Once that is done, use a pen to trace out the stencil you created.

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It should look something like this afterward.

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Next step is to thread the embroidery thread into the needle and create a knot at the end of it. Now you’re ready to start embroidering!

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Pull the needle through from the back of the denim jacket

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To begin, I am embroidering in a horizontal direction then I will follow the direction of each curve in the letters.

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Here you have it! Your trendy embroidered jacket should look like this once it is done!

Staying on trend does not have to mean spending hundred of dollars when you can do it yourself! Look good for the upcoming season with keeping money in your pocket. Stay tuned for next week’s inexpensive DIY!

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