diy: dip dyed alphabet magnets

On my latest favoritest blog Radical Possibility (Zandi is cussy and snarky and does amazing diy projects, and sometimes they’re a big hilarious FAIL) was recently a post on knock off gold fridge magnets. I loved these because 1) if I ever have kids I certainly don’t want their ugly crap lying all over the house- the more you can disguise their crap into pretty items of decor (only beautiful artisanal wooden toys for any future children! ;) the better and 2) seriously, what I don’t need kids to want alphabet magnets. She mentioned dip dying them so I took this project in that direction.

You’ll need:
-alphabet magnets (another trip to the TOY STORE please)
-white spray paint
-gold acrylic paint

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diy: chevron tray

To corral all of the COFFEE RELATED CRAP in the kitchen I made a gold chevron tray. I wanted something simple so made oversized zig-zags. The other reason I want something pretty for the coffee stuff is that thanks to my friend Anna I bought an electric milk froth-er. I’m going to make thousands of espresso drinks on our trip to St. Lucia (the milk froth-er is coming with us).  Pre-safari latte is where it’s at.

Materials:
1 white tray
gold spray paint
over sized masking tape

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fashion friday: diy gold feathered shoulders

This week I fancied a grey shirt with gold feathered shoulders. The nineties are back people, and there is nothing you or I can do about it.

For this project I used:

1 grey shirt, cropped-ish (I got mine from Mr. Price!) That’s like Old Navy for all you ‘mericans. I got a cropped-ish specifically so I could wear it with my high waisted pants (like above) or my pleated black midi skirt and a loud skinny belt.

1/8 yard vinyl (any color)

spray paint (gold)

needle and thread

scissors.

First I cut my vinyl into shapes like so. I made about 50. It’s not an exact science, shape and size wise.

Like many things on this blog, I took them outside and spray painted them. I picked gold. Black would look nice too. 

Then I put on my shirt and marked where I wanted the shoulder pad thingies to start with a pin. Then I started sewin’. About 5 or 6 in a row closer to the top, and 4ish towards the bottom. Again, this is not an exact science nor is it Project Runway.

Et Voila!

The only lame thing about this project is my pictures. I’m sorry. Sometimes the stars, lighting and photographer availability don’t align. Maybe I’ll re-photograph it and add it later on. When I wear it I feel like I have cool bird shoulder wings. It’s like an extremely less severe version of this shirt that Kim Kardashian was wearing. And when it comes to Kim Kardashian, it’s always a good bet to be less extreme than her.