Yup, it’s Thursday again, and here I am with last weeks DIY weekly roundup!  I’ve been super-slammed this week (and have some really awesome personal news that I can’t wait to share with all of you!) but first – let’s see some creativity!I’m so excited to have found Trash to Couture, who’s done some incredibly awesome DIY tutorials on her blog.  Love her Zipper Tee Tutorial – such a great way to add a little bit of edge to a basic tee.Take any old, oversized blouse and make it cute and cropped with the help of Chictopians Lipglossandblack.  Just a little shape update is all that’s needed to make it more 2012 – and a major staple in your Summer wardrobe!NEW DIY community alert!  From the folks at Burdastyle, Kollabora is a Pinterest-style inspirational community, chock-full of resources, projects – AND the materials for said projects, instantly available to buy.  DIY + E-Commerce?  Awesome!  (And this week they’re requesting people to upload a photo holding, wearing, or using a handmade project (either made by you, or made for you) to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #kollabora, and every day starting June 11 they’ll choose 3 of their favorites to score great prizes from Wool and the Gang, Colette Patterns, Mood Fabrics, and more!)

I had no idea that Karmaloop was sharing DIYs on their blog!  So far, it’s been DIYs that have already been trending in the blogosphere, but they’re definitely a blog to add to your DIY reading list! (And try out their DIY Wrapped Curb Link Bracelet for a quick and easy summer project!)Speaking of bracelets, Cheap Chic Obsession shared a tutorial for a DIY Drop Chain Bracelet, which is a little twist on the standard chain bracelet.  Add a pendant, and you have a dainty pendant bracelet – which can also double as a necklace!Update an old clutch by painting a chevron pattern on it and sealing it with Mod Podge, with the help of Short of Something.  LOVE how fun and summery the result is!I’ve also come across another blog that posts DIY’s from time to time…DARK-WINGS-CITY, the blog of designer Pedro Korshi.  He offers up a number of tutorials (where the steps aren’t usually photographed, but are detailed out nonetheless), and his aesthetic is pure and minimalist.  Try out his White Sandals with Clear Straps idea – not hard to follow at all, and a fabulous update for Havaianas for warm weather!And yet another DIY blog to add to my reading list: Crimenes de la Moda, which is an amazing Spanish style and DIY blog!  You can check out all her fashionable DIYs here, as well as try out her DIY Neon Chain Handbag project.  Wrap that chain and stick it on a bag for an edgy pop of color!

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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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