So two weeks have passed since my last DIY LOTW, and it’s high time I shared some links that have caught my interest since then. Lots of projects and ideas are in my inspiration folder for the past couple weeks…
Yup – that’s pretty much where I get my inspiration…from nature. Where do you get yours?
Dismount Creative shared this super-simple way to make a pair of el-cheapo shoes with a faux woodgrain sole…look much more expensive than they are. With a Sharpie, no less! Check it out here and give all your ugly Target and Payless shoes a clean makeover.
Though it has nothing to do with DIY, I just loved this illustration from Retrogasm: History of Fashion Silhouettes. I kind of want to add 2011 to is: loose blouse + poufy 80’s-style pants!! 😉
Smashion Babble posted the hottest nail colors for Spring 2011. I think they need a coral-red-orange to add to the list!!
Chic Intuition‘s DIY Balmain Ripped and Safety-Pinned T and Slashed Pants are so simple but so effective. Where are all my razorblades??
LOVE this D&G-inspired music clutch by Cut Out + Keep user Andrea. Music to my ears hands. LOL
Soccer Mom Style is at again – this time with a trio of DIY Alexander McQueen-inspired miniaudieres! GREAT idea to use separate rings to emulate the look of the knuckleduster…and a brooch pinback! Genius!
(And we all saw Honestly, WTF‘s tutorial for the DIY Miniaudiere, right? Best use of a sunglasses case I’ve ever seen!)
Naughty Secretary Club posted 20 Favorite Green Craft projects for Earth Day. (April 22) 3 days left – so get your craft on!
We all know how much I love a men’s shirt makeover!;-) Here’s a cute project that turns an old shirt into a sweet skirt from Hawadare!
Recent favorite affordable and cute shopping destinations:
Shock Boutique Sock Dreams Mandee.com
And since I’m not doing my DIY Roundups anymore, if you have a DIY project, tutorial, or creation that you’d like to see featured on Chic Steals, please email me at carlyjcais at chic-steals dot com – and I’ll try to squeeze it in to one of my Links of the Week posts!
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LOL! Thanks, Carly. I’ve been called genius before but not in a nice way 😉
Love the D&G inspired music clutch. It’s very cute.
Soccer Mom Style recently posted…DIY- red duct-tape striped nautical wedges with rope bows
I love that you post these weekly!
I have a fashion channel on YouTube with lots of DIYs, come stop by if you’d like (:
Love those fashion silhouettes- thanks for sharing!
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Wow this weeks DIYs are amazing!!! I’m especially loving the nails, the ripped and zip tee, and the D&G inspired clutch!!! I love it!!
modanista junkie recently posted…Mel Made- Split Romper
thank you thank you thank you for sharing all of this i looooove it! I’ll have to check them all out. I looove steal from other peoples creativity since I have none of my own.
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