Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tapestry iPhone Case | DIY

Raise your hand if you like super cheap and simple do-it-yourself projects! Well if you do, then this is the perfect project for you. I have had this iPhone case for a while now and I always get asked if I made I thought it would be great to finally make my own. I bought my original one at Free People for $28 and made my own for $2. I'd say this project was a win.

 Materials: Thick tapestry fabric or ribbon*, iPhone case (found at JoAnn's for $2), E6000 glue, Embroidery thread, Needle, Pen & Paper, Sewing machine (optional)

*I used fabric and ribbon from JoAnn's Fabric. Go to a thrift store and find a vest or bag in a cool pattern, braid leather chord together or cut up a crocheted can use anything!

Steps: Trace your case on a piece of paper and cut out. Play around with your fabrics and lay out how you want your case to look like. Using a zig-zag stitch, sew your fabrics together how they are layer out (this is optional, but helps cutting your case easier- you can skip this step and just go ahead to embroidering by hand if you want!) Cut your fabric to the size of your case and embroider around the edges with a simple whip stitch. Trace the camera hole on your fabric and cut out- be very careful with this, it is better to have the hole too big than too small. Embroider around the camera hole and anywhere else on your case. Using E6000 glue, glue down the tapestry onto the case and press down. Make sure the edges are glued down well. Cut off excess strings around your case and you are finished!
What is your favorite phone case at the moment?

Monday, July 14, 2014

I'm Over Here...

Today, I'm over on Oh the Lovely Things sharing a little DIY project. Go on over to Clemence's blog and check it out!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Floral Vans Restyle | DIY

My best friend got married a few weeks ago and the bridesmaids wore white Vans, I had a few ideas of what I wanted to do with them afterwards and I'm glad I went with this option. I love how customizable canvas shoes are and I was very pleased with how these turned out.
 Materials: White Canvas Shoes, Iron-on printer paper, leather cord (optional)
Steps: Print out your design on your paper as the directions say, Cut out designs and iron on.
Remember to let the image cool down completely before peeling away the paper. If you mess up, try layering parts of the design. I like how parts of my flowers came out worn looking. Cut a piece of leather cord the length of your old shoe laces and weave in!

*For my image, I just searched 'floral pattern' and this came up. I do not own this image, I am only using it for personal use- so keep that in mind when you are making your own!

  This could possibly be one of my favorite projects to date- I had all the materials on hand and it was SO simple. What pattern or image would you iron on your shoes? A few other ideas I had was ocean waves, forrest trees, pineapples, flamingos and daisies.