2 weeks into 1, posted on Thursday, playing catchup as always.  It finally feels like Summer here (most days that is) and school years are winding down and I’m gearing up with Summer DIY projects by the dozen.  What’s everybody else been up to??

Got 10 minutes?  How about making 5 bracelets? Matter of Style posted this Build Your Arm Party awesomeness.

This may be from awhile ago, but it’s just perfect for Summer!  Passions for Fashion’s DIY Guide – Draped Skirt is super-easy, non-destructive to your materials, and looks super-elegant!

Virginie Peny‘s DIY Veiled Cap is an excellent take on the omnipresent Jil Sander DIY Net Veil Beanie that’s been making it’s way around the blogosphere.  Sporty + chic = instant love!

Found another DIY blog!  Trinkets in Bloom has a number of great DIY tutorials to peruse…and I think I love her Striped Leather Purse DIY best.  What an amazing transformation!

Cocorosa shared a pair of easy DIY Flower Heels…made with the addition of clip-on barrettes from H&M.  (I made a similar pair of flower heels awhile ago, by creating clip-on corsages from flowers from the craft store that I liked.  Either way, a little bit of floral prettiness on your feet goes a long way!!)

Just when I was thinking of making a camera strap to replace my DSLR’s ugly CANON-emblazoned one, Chictopians LIPGLOSSANDBLACK come up with an edgy spiked DIY Designer Camera Strap.  Gorgeous!

Reware Vintage posted an ingenious tutorial for re-using the metal brackets that come in a picture frame…and fashioning them into a DIY Chevron Necklace.  How incredibly cool is that?!

More awesome repurposing: How to Make a Belt from a Scarf from Scarves.net (incidentally written by my DIY blogger friend Stacie from Stars for Streetlights).  It may take a bit of sewing, but the pop of pattern and color at the waist can’t be beat!

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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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