DIY: No-Sew Clutch with Audrey Fabric from Jo-Ann’s Buttercream Luxe Collection

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Jo-Ann has just released a brand-new line of luxe fabrics known as the Buttercream Luxe Craft Collection exclusively at Jo-Ann stores. The Collection consists of Audrey, Olivia, Stella, and Elizabeth fabrics: all color-coordinated and designed to work together for all your projects.

The beautiful monochrome and chic patterns probably make Audrey my favorite collection – but the other ones are pretty gorgeous as well!anchor_elizabethanchor_oliviaanchor_stella

Kollabora put together a project featuring fabric from the Audrey Collection: this super-cute No Sew Clutch.

No Sew Audrey Clutch with Jo-Ann Buttercream fabric

See the full project with instructions here:

Audrey No-Sew Clutch by Kollabora

I can’t wait to check out this line at Jo-Ann…using my 40% off coupon…and whip up something really gorgeous for my office!


Kollabora x Jo-Ann Fabrics DIY Instagram Instacation Magnets

Ever wanted to display all those beautiful photos from your Instagram feed into a craft easily and at home?

This is a fun project to turn Instagram photos into magnets commemorating a fun event or time. (AKA an “Instacation!”)

They’re surprisingly easy to make at home (and a number of the supplies used in this project are on sale right now!) Plus, you don’t have to use a 3rd part for the printing – you can just use a regular printer to print your images on cardstock. Print, cut, and stick and that’s it!

Check out How to Make the DIY Instagram Magnets here



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DIY Links of the Week 5/11-5/17/15

links-of-the-week-portland-love-padlockMy tutorial on how to take headshot photos that reflect your blog’s brand was just included in the weekly round-up of Links a la Mode on IFB!

There are a bunch more links – and many EXCELLENT DIY tutorials as well, so clicky clicky to visit all those included and say hi!

Thanks for the inclusion!


Links à la Mode: May 14

SPONSOR: East Dane: Red Heels, Sensi Studio, Katie Diamond, Gray Malin, Vermilion Dresses, Deux Lux, Brooklyn Tailors, Veda, 70s looks & Chaser Clothing

33 DIY’s for Mother’s Day from Darby Smart


My DIY Agate Keepsake Box was just featured in Darby Smart’s roundup of 33 DIY Ideas for Mother’s Day. If you’re looking for some DIY inspo, Darby Smart is definitely the place!


And, my DIY Agate Keepsake Box kits are still available for purchase.


It’s a super-fun project that makes a gorgeous trinket box for Mom or another special lady in your life! Shop this kit here.

But you don’t necessarily need a kit to get crafty at the last minute! For Mom, whip up something creative and unique by Sunday:

Check out the 33 DIY Ideas for Mother’s Day here


Create and Craft x Kollabora How to Print a Cool Lumi Inkodye Wallhanging Video

Hi DIY-lurvers!

Who wants to learn how to do lumi photo print inkodye?? What is lumi photo print? Well, it’s a fun alternative to screenprinting that uses direct sunlight to transfer photos to fabrics – and Create and Craft has the perfect lumi photo print kit to get started. I wanted to share this neat video with all of you because although they make a wall hanging in the video, you could make anything, including photo-print bags, scarves, or even a cool graphic T-shirt sporting your favorite photography.

Who wants to get started with Lumi Photo Print? I definitely want to try it as my next project for Summer!

Check out Create and Craft’s Lumi Photo Printing Kit (on sale for limited time) here!

Happy DIY’ing!
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Buy or DIY: Loeffler Randall Gem Clutch


Welcome to a new series of mine: Buy or DIY, where I break down an on-trend piece into where you can Buy It (if you want the original) or how to DIY it (if you want to put your own original, affordable spin on it).

Loeffler Randall Gem Clutch

Buy: $195, here  or  DIY: $55.70, below

The DIY version: Thrift (or make!) a neutral suede-like zip envelope pouch – or try this version for $18.95. Use Loctite Vinyl, Fabric and Plastic Repair Adhesive to affix a variety of pastel mint rhinestones to the front, like these Tear-Shaped Rhinestones and/or these Marquise Rhinestones. If you can find or make a clutch in a thinner fabric, you could also sew these rhinestones on instead, using a thin beading needle like these.

Which version do you prefer: BUY or DIY?



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