Hi everyone!  So another week has gone by, and I’ve been embroiled in a ton of work for school; this is my last week and Finals are upon me!  I have two huge projects due this coming Monday…and only time will tell to see whether I’ll have to go light on posting on this blog this week to make it all happen.  But…in other news, the blogosphere has been a-buzz with some great projects that I’m sure you’ll all want to try!  Like…

Well, for one, March is NATIONAL CRAFT MONTH!!  Celebrate by crafting up a storm with some of my favorite crafting sites, including Cut Out + Keep, One Pretty Thing, Tip Junkie, Instructables, Martha Stewart, and Dollar Store Crafts.  And to start you off, why not try out this chic-looking DIY Paperclip Necklace featured on Dollar Store Crafts?  It reminds me a bit of a Forever 21 paperclip necklace that I saw awhile ago…only better.  Check it out!

Taylor & Demolish created yet another way to bling out your shirt collar…with some DIY Chained Collar Tips!  Love that she converted earring posts to make it super-simple for anyone to do.

LOVE this.  DIY some furry gorilla arms (don’t be scared!  They’re actually really fashionable:-) on your old Winter coat.  Which not only will be perfect for A/W 2012, but also right.right.NOW.   (Especially since it just snowed today here in Portland!!  Eek!  Will Spring never come??)  from Lipglossandblack on Chictopia.

Refinery29 shared this great video: How To Make your own DIY Rodarte Star Hair Clips, which is just an awesome idea.  How about using buttons, different-shaped studs, or vintage broken-down bits of jewelry instead?  Instant perfect hair accessory!

How about something bright and fun and part of Spring’s neon trend?  Hello Brit‘s Duct Tape Feather Earrings are super-simple and won’t break the bank!

Hey! Look What I Made crafted a pretty, sparkly top inspired by a sweater from Pixie Market. Simple and chic!  (and check out the rest of her blog, her writing is uber-funny.  I warned ya!;-)

The Embellished created a beautiful sequined clutch from a spangled Ebay bolero.  Sequin fabric is indeed hard to come by, so working with something that already exists is a great way to get some good materials!  How amazing is the finished product that she made??

From ¿Qué puedo hacer con esto?, a Spanish-language DIY blog, I found this fun tutorial for adding a faux tartan-pattern to a sweater.  Just a little simple stitching with some yarn and you have a whole different look to your sweater!  (Reminds me a bit of my Woven Ribbon Sweater DIY that I did last year.)

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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