Welcome to another DIY Links of the Week!  I’ve decided to condense 2 weeks into one again – mostly from lack of time and being away part of last weekend camping.  There’s been a lot out there on the Internet, and all of you have been so kind in sending me links to your tutorials in the meantime.  Let’s hit it!

Wanting to add to your “arm party” of bracelets this Summer?  Follow Maryjanes and Galoshesbraided leather bracelet tutorial and quickly make some pretty suede braided bracelets.  Love!

Something Fashionable re-made a pair of denim shorts with the addition of some lace trim at the hems and pockets.  This definitely adds a bit of dressy to the typical casual denim short.  (And I swear I have that exact same trim in my trim bag!!)

Channel your inner Cher and make a boho-style tassel leather fringe necklace with black & white & loved all over.  And extra points for creativity – she made it with an embroidery hoop as the base!!  How’s that for innovative?

Have any old pants with an elastic waistband lying around?  Make them into a cute sheath dress with elastic straps, courtesy of Comely Vesture.  Can you even tell the dress was once a pair of pants??  And definitely check out all her other amazing refashions and tutorials on the blog!

It seems that everyone wants to hack the sleeves off their shirts now that it is Summer.  Case in point: A Cleaner Closet shares her makeover of a silk blouse into a bias-edged shell.  I love the schoolgirl-vibe to this refashion!

Sometimes tech needs a feminine upgrade.  I’d love to makeover my boring old laptop case into a ruffled laptop case with the help of Less Cake More Frosting, shared on Tatertots and Jello.  Plus, you could do this with any old bag!

Finally, you can DIY furniture, electronic equipment, and lasercut jewelry without owning the tools thanks to Ponoko’s innovative making system.  Now if only a garment manufacturer could somehow implement a similar model for clothing!

Just lovely!  Make a DIY Bow Pillow with E Tells Tales.  The perfect use for leftover jersey from your stash!

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If you have a DIY how-to or tutorial 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! (Tutorials/how-to’s with steps and photos included please! So everyone can share in the DIY goodness:-)



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