Archive of ‘DIY’ category

Chic Steals x Wander and Hunt DIY Kits Available Now!

I’ve just completed a super-fun collab with DIY kit shop Wander & Hunt – and designed 2 special DIY projects just for them.   The first, the DIY Radiant Rhinestone Belt, was actually inspired by a rhinestone belt I spied on Anthropologie.com this past Winter, and figured it would be a snap to re-create. For [...]

DIY Chocolate Chip Cookie Macaron Coin Purse

While I was in Tokyo last year, I picked up another felt macaron coin purse kit. (I think I’m a little addicted!) I made a cute little half-and-half cookie macaron coin purse the year before, and within 6 hours of hanging it from my handbag, I promptly lost it somewhere on the streets of Tokyo. [...]

DIY Hair Accessories for Spring 2014 from the Runways

Spring is headed our way, and what better way to embrace it than to whip up some quick DIY hair adornments? Here are some ideas for fun and fabulous pieces to add the crowing touch to your warm weather outfits. For the above look at Dolce & Gabbana, wrap a thin wire headband with a [...]

DIY the Look: Tilda Swinton for Cut Out + Keep

When I first started blogging back in 2008, Cut Out + Keep was the very first tutorial-sharing site that I joined. I loved its scrappy, can-do attitude and the welcoming community there. I ended up posting 61 projects on the site over time, as well as being featured multiple times as a Crafty Superstar, a [...]

15 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts for Everyone

We have just about 2 weeks until the big V-Day and it’s getting time to figure out how to celebrate it. Will you celebrate with a kind gesture towards your loved one, whip up a favorite dish, splurge at a pricey store, or go anti-V-Day? If you are actually celebrating it with your sweetie, why [...]

The 12 Must-Have Tools for Jewelry DIY’ing

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 /  11 / 12 Gradually I’m going to be adding these Must-Have Tools for DIY lists for my DIY Resources page, and the first one I’d like to share is this one. I’ve been making a number [...]

2013: The Year in Review for Chic Steals

Another year has gone by, and now it’s time to do my yearly wrap-up of content. (This was supposed to post New Year’s Eve, but my home router is broken, so I had to write this at my local Starbucks, using their wi-fi. Thanks, Starbucks!!) Every year on New Year’s Eve I republish a list [...]

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