DIY :: Joe Fresh Fur Trimmed Infinity Scarf and Embellished Hat

DIY Fur infinity scarf and knit hat Joe Fresh

TGIF friends! Starting your weekend off on the right foot with this DIY fur trimmed infinity scarf and embellished knit hat project just in time for the cold weather and the holidays!

I was lucky to snatch up this matching grey knit infinity scarf ($29) and hat ($10) at Joe Fresh a couple of weeks ago and decided to add a few touches to it. Faux fur is absolutely a hot trend this season and beaded embellishments are always a great hit!

Follow along to see how easy it is to transform your scarf and hat into a special Christmas gift idea or to add to your own wardrobe! Read the full article →

DIY :: 4 Fun DIY Sweatshirt/Sweater Projects

DIY Sweater and Sweatshirts

I’m currently brainstorming my next few DIY projects, seeing that snow has arrived, it’s got me in the mood for cozy sweatshirts and sweaters. I added my first DIY sweater project for this season recently, thank you so much for all the comments! If there is a DIY fashion project you’d like me to try out, please leave me a comment below, I’d love some brainstorming help!

In the meantime, here is a roundup of some of my favourite DIY sweatshirt and sweater projects from my old posts, I hope they’ll inspire you to create something for the cooler season!

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DIY Workshop :: Whimsical Wreath with DeLight Floral Design

DIY Wreath Workshop Cover

I’m beyond excited to host this DIY Wreath Making Workshop with DeLight Floral + Design! Sarah recently renovated her home studio (see photos below!) and we are collaborating to host our very first DIY Workshop in Toronto!

If you’re looking for a great way to spend your Saturday, meeting new friends, and being surrounded by beautiful inspirations while learning how to make a whimsical holiday wreath, we’d love for you to join us!

Keep reading for full details and how to RSVP, spots are filling up really fast and we may even hold a second session! Read the full article →

DIY :: Joe Fresh Jeweled Sweater

DIY Joe Fresh Jeweled Sweater

I have a thing for embellished clothing. In my opinion, a jeweled sweater adds instant glam to any outfit and there’s also no need for added accessories. I’ve been meaning to jazz up a simple crew neck sweater and so glad to finally share this simple yet stunning DIY jeweled sweater with you. I picked up a super basic yet necessary Joe Fresh merino crew neck sweater ($49) and went to town on it by adding an assortment of sparkly blue crystals to the collar and arrow strips down the sleeves.

I am incredibly happy with this DIY Joe Fresh embellished jeweled sweater and can not wait to work on a few more variations!

I hope you’ll give it a try and just have fun and go crazy with it! Read the full article →

DIY {Expert Series} :: Whimsical {Holiday} Wreath

DIY Whimsical Holiday Wreath Workshop Cover

Too early to be in the holiday spirit? Never! I’ve started to plan out my holiday decor ideas already and had the pleasure to work with Sarah from Delight Floral + Design over the past weekend. We had talked about collaborating months ago, came up with several ideas and finally decided to work on a DIY whimsical (holiday or not) wreath together. I’m also incredibly thrilled to select Delight Floral + Design as our dedicated wedding florist!

For this DIY Wreath sesh, Sarah provided an assortment of gorgeous, next to real, silk flowers, stems, and decorative items. She always has access to beautiful, hard-to-find, real/silk florals.

This DIY whimsical wreath tutorial is perfect for the upcoming holiday season but can equally be used to create a fabulous floral crown!

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DIY :: Necklace Organizer/Display {with Shop for Jayu}

DIY Necklace Jewelry Stand Organizer Display

Hello! I’m so excited to be sharing this new DIY necklace/jewelry display project with you! Its such a pet peeve of mine when my dainty necklaces get all tangled and knotted in my jewelry trays. I was determined to create a necklace organizer that would solve this annoying problem, I’m sure you’ve also encountered. Who wants to sit there and untangle necklaces when you’re in a rush to head out the door? 

I decided to create this necklace organizer with two things in mind – functional and beautiful.

How do you organize your dainty necklaces? By the way, isn’t this collection of dainty necklaces gorgeous? Thanks to Shop for Jayu for inspiring me in creating this super simple and functional DIY jewelry organizer project! Read the full article →

DIY [Experimental] :: Faux Sleeve Tie Wrap Sweater

DIY Celine inspired Faux Sleeve Tie Sweater

I am often asked how many attempts I make on my DIY projects or whether I’ve created any major DIY fails. The answer is, OF COURSE! Sometimes I think I have a great idea in my head but when I actually start my DIY creation, it turns into a disaster or a total fail. However, I generally won’t give up and I’ll attempt it a couple more times before I get it right. As you know, practice makes perfect! As a DIY-er, crafter, creator, or artist, I think it is so important to make attempts and experiment with ideas that may or may not work. Which is a nice to lead into today’s DIY sweater project!

I created this DIY sweater almost a year ago as an editorial contribution to a local fashion magazine. However, timing didn’t quite work out and in the end, it never got published and printed (it happens!). I was asked by the Fashion Editor to re-create a Celine sleeve-tied sweater that was seen on the runway last year. I was a little nervous about creating a version of my own that would be well-received by the every-day consumer since the Celine version was very ‘couture’ but I wanted to experiment anyway!

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DIY :: 10+ [FREE] Tools for DIY Graphic Design

10 Free Tools for Graphic Design, DIY Graphic Design

Hello! I wanted to share some amazing [FREE] tools for creating your own DIY graphic designs today! Being able to create your own graphics isn’t only a skill needed as a blogger or a marketing expert anymore. From time to time, I’m sure you’ve wanted to create your own graphics whether it was for a party you’re planning or a presentation you’re conducting. Having some user friendly, high quality, and FREE tools handy, can only be benefit, right?

Photoshop is great when working with photos, but creating complex graphics do require some dedicated learning. I’m so pleased to share 10+ tools for creating your own graphic design. Read the full article →

DIY :: Wired Word Art Jewelry

DIY Wire Word Art Bracelet Jewelry DIY Blog

Hello! Greeting you today with this fun DIY project that can be made into bracelets, necklaces, rings, and even home decor – DIY wired word art. I originally worked on this wired art project for a DIY Wired Kit I was collaborating on with Wander and Hunt. However due to changes in management, looks like these kits won’t be produced and sold after-all. I’m definitely a little bummed but onward and upwards! Lucky for you though, I’m more than happy to be sharing this DIY tutorial, even though these won’t be made as kits, you can easily purchase assorted jewelry wire at the local craft store.

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DIY :: Denim 3 Ways

DIY Studded Wax Denim Joe Fresh

Hello! Last weekend, I had the pleasure to host a fun DIY denim event with Joe Fresh at their flagship store in Toronto. Though the foot traffic was a tad light, we had a great time and I was able to show a few of you have to distress your denim… the proper way!

For those of you who weren’t able to make it to the event, here are the three (studded, distressed, and stenciled) simple step by step tutorials you can try at home. They are super fun and easy, and just in time for the cooler Fall weather! Do Denim Your Way! Read the full article →