I love buttons. They add a soft, homey, gentle touch to every layout as well as texture and interesting dimension. There is another special reason I like to use buttons in my creations. They were a gift, a gift from my late grandmother. My grandmother used to love her sewing, and she had a huge […]
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Embellishing is everywhere! A huge trend on designer runways, the look of overly-embellished shirts, pants, purses and more is taking fashion by storm. I love it—the more sparkle the better!—and it’s totally doable for a DIY. In this tutorial, I take a printed graphic tee and add rhinestones and sew-on embellishments for a multi-dimensional piece. […]
Henri Matisse remarked that “There is nothing more difficult, for a truly creative painter, than to paint a rose, because before he can do so, he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.” But what if learning how to make a rose brooch can trigger memories of all the roses one ever saw? Roses […]
Candles get a totally sparkly update with this home decor tutorial! Using pillar candles, glitter, a carving set, metallic tattoos, and crystals, you can create intricate centerpieces for any party or gathering! If you have never carved before, don’t worry: the waxy candles are super easy to etch your design in, much easier than pumpkin […]
Have you ever received a 3D card? Whether it had cool embellishments on the front or it popped out at you when you opened it, that card probably felt a little more special than most of the other cards you received. It definitely stood out more, regardless of what was written inside, and that’s important. […]
Southwest style is the star here with this DIY embellished belt! Using eyelets, crystal flatbacks, and bohemian cabochons, a plain belt is dressed up and ready for the summer season. Go with a mixed metal theme (gold and rose gold used here) to amp up that Southwest feel. It’s all about mixing textures and colors! […]