3 weeks have passed since my last DIY Roundup…and there’s been some great projects in the meantime!  I hope everyone’s enjoying a wonderful start to 2012, and if even if you aren’t…things can only get better, right?!  So here’s to creativity, craftiness, and a ton of FABULOUS DIY for the coming year!

So in the past couple weeks, here’s what’s been on my radar…

A Matter of Style DIY’d those famous glitter Miu Miu booties – curved heel and all!  Just mind-blowingly awesome!  See how she did it here.

Smart n Snazzy got her weave on and used pretty sparkly ribbon to create a DIY Bottega Veneta Woven Clutch.  I literally can’t tell the difference between her DIY and something from a store – and it’s a great way to cover up an old clutch that’s dirty or ripped.  Bravo!

Got an old sweater?  Upcycle it into a DIY pretty pair of mittens and a cloche hat, with some contrasting buttons and applique flower.  One Pearl Button has the how-to.

I love this little DIY Faux Fur Vest from The Style Projects.  With only 2 sewn seams, it’s a quick’n’easy project that will have you out the door – bundled up in stylish, fuzzy warmth- in no time!

In the same gotta-wear-something-to-cover-up-when-it’s-cold vein, Chictopians Lipglossandblack posted a DIY for a blanket-style poncho.  This is pretty much the same as P.S. I Made This’s DIY Plaid Cape, except it doesn’t have the collar lapels.  Either way you do it, it’s still one stylish cover-up.

Swellmayde‘s Neon Envelope Clutch/iPad Case provides that perfect pop of color for those dreary Winter months.  LOVE that she used vinyl and not real snakeskin…all the better for a more affordable (and humane) project!

Naughty Secretary Club embraced the kitschiness that embodies the IFC series Portlandia and created a Put a Bird on It Brooch.  As a fellow Portlander, all I can say is…awesome!  (And that the dream of the 90’s is obviously still alive.;-)

Outsapop posted a couple videos of people making their own DIY Alexander McQueen armadillo heels.  Insane.  Utterly insane.  But if you ever wanted to make these for yourself, that’s’s how!

If your project was featured above, feel free to grab a button and share the DIY!

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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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