I think I haven’t posted a Links of the Week roundup in over a month!!  Can it be?  I’ve been so busy while in Tokyo taking care of my Mom, trying to keep up with classwork for the two online classes I’m taking this semester, and not often able to connect to the internet, that surfing online to find some great DIY has been pushed to the back-burner.  But now I’m finally home again and am gladly catching up on all my DIY reading!  Like:

Ever wanted a pair of jeans that were uniquely you?  Well now you can get them, by DIY’ing your own custom jeans with GetWear.  Choose from a variety of washes and shapes to design your perfect pair, including rise, buttons, embroidery, pocket style, and thread color.

Though I normally restrict my roundups to fashion, jewelry, and accessory items, I couldn’t resist including this amazing DIY Faux-Woodgrain Laptop Cover made from Con-Tact paper, by Fine & Feathered.  Retro cool in the best way!  (And you could definitely re-appropriate this idea for any hard-sided clutch you have!!)

Speaking of Con-Tact paper, Soccer Mom Style has come up with another great project using it: DIY Heels with Metallic Detail.  So chic and elegant – and the possibilities for what to add this metallic paper to are endless!

I always love discovering a new DIY blog; Creme de la Craft has made my week.  Every week, she posts a new tutorial utilizing everyday objects.  Her DIY Neon Pyramid Necklace (using straws!) is a great project to start with!

Whimseybox is a craft-of-the-month club that every month sends you a goody box full of crafting supplies for just $15!  They also share some great projects on the blog to give you some ideas for what to make with your box full ‘o craft goodies.  Check out these Washi Tape Slap Bracelets that use pretty tape to makeover that old 80’s staple.

Summer’s almost here and it’s time to break out the fun sunnies to complete your outfits.  How about customizing your own pair, with some Mod Podge, paper, and Madigan Made’s how-to post on Mod Podge Rocks?

Natalie’s Creations posted this great video tutorial for how to make a Dolce & Gabbana-inspired lace dress…from a t-shirt and a curtain panel!  Creativity at its best!!

Add an oversized corsage to your look, with Stripes & Sequin‘s DIY Ban.do-Inspired Bloom Pin.  This would make a lovely and chic addition to any outfit.

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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