DIY Boho Camera Strap

DIY BOHO CAMERA STRAP

Make a boho Camera strap to carry your camera in style!

You will need:

-Braid (at least 90cm)
-Eyelets x6
-Eyelet tool
-2xKeyrings
-Scissors

Step One:

Cut the braid to about 90cm or to the length you feel comfortable with your camera hanging.

Step Two:

Thread the ends of the braid through the keyrings. Fold over the end of the braid by 5cm.

Step Three:

Use a Eyelet tool to add three eyelets to the folded braid to secure it.
 

Step Four:

Add the strap to your camera!

DIY Marquee Light Wall Art

DIY Marquee Light wall art

I recently did a craft haul of gorgeous stuff from Craftstash.co.uk (go check them out there's some really cool crafty stuff!) So thought it would be cool to make something with the bits I got. I'm still obsessed with marquee lights so anything that brings that carnival, circus vibe to my life is fine by me! I want to create an easy piece of wall art for my office that had some kind of meaning or motivation and using this arrow die seemed like the perfect place to start!

You will need:

Step One:

Cut out one arrow with your die cutting machine on pink paper.

Step Two:

Glue the arrow onto A5 Black Card.

Then use the white ink pad, 'This way to" and 'New Adventures" stamps to stamp the sentiment below the arrow.

Step three:

Stick the adhesive gems into the holes inside the arrow. I decided to go for a carnival looking multicoloured effect.

Ta da! One awesome piece of inspirational wall art! Add it to your wall for instant sparkle and motivation.

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DIY Plastic Charm Necklace

DIY Plastic Charm Necklace

I used to make these necklaces a lot when I had my Jewellery business- Jewell Emporium and thought it was about time they had a moment in the DIY spotlight! You can easily buy a bag of these plastic charms on eBay, and get making!

You will need:

  • Plastic Charms
  • Jump Rings
  • Pliers
  • Necklace Chain

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Step one:

Take a jump ring (that the silver ring with an opening you see holding most jewellery together) and open it up using the pliers. Thread it through your charm and then through a link on the necklace. Start at the centre and work out so that your charms lie nicely.

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Step Two:

Kepp repeating step one, until all of your charms are on your necklace, don’t be afraid to make them as full as you can, the more the merrier!DIY Plastic charm necklace-Theseglitteryhands craft blog

It’s really that simple to make! Add to an outfit for an extra bit of zing!
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DIY Glitter Tassel

DIY Glitter Bag Tassell

We made these Glitter Bag tassels recently at The Craft and Cocktail Club and I cant help falling in love with them more and more ever since. These are so easy and soo cheap to make, you no longer have an excuse for staring at the £30 Kate Spade alternative! Make one of these babies ASAP!

Plus the love doesn’t stop there, everywhere I go with one of these on my bag someone gives me a compliment to which I reply very smugly “I made it myself!”

You will need:

  • 20x20cm Square Glitter Fabric ( I bought mine from Paper and String and cannot recommend them enough!)
  • All Purpose Adhesive
  • Keyring
  • Scissors

Step One:

Take your fabric square and cut two centimetre width lengths off of the top of your square.

Step Two:

Put the two strips of fabric to the side. The start cutting the fringing into the big piece of fabric.

Cut 5mm strips up the fabric, stopping about a centimetre from the top.

Step Three:

Take on of the long strips you cut earlier and your keyring. Fold the strip of fabric in half and thread it through the keyring. Glue the fabric together, leaving a loop closest to the keyring.

Step Four:

Turn over the fringed piece of fabric and glue the key ring to the top edge leaving a centimetre at the top.

Step Five:

Tightly roll up the tassel, glueing as you go. 

Step Six:

Use the leftover strip of fabric to neaten up the edges, wrap it around the top of the tassel, cut off and excess and glue into place.

Hold it tightly together to ensure it is firmly glued.

Attach to your bag and wait for the compliments to start flooding in!

 

DIY Easy ABC Card

DIY Easy ABC Card.

I’ve always loved those Alphabet posters, where each letter is assigned an object to help you learn the alphabet, so when the Glittery Hands box theme was Alphabet for January. I thought it was time to illustrate my own.

Although I think its ultra sad to cut it up, this page works great as journalling cards or as an easy way to make a personalised card. Why not cut up the letters to make a word and add it to a card ready for valentines day!

You will need:

  • My illustrated ABC paper (you can download it here!)
  • A blank white Card
  • Scissors
  • Double sided tape or glue

Step One:

Cut out the letters you want to use, I’m going for LOVE because I’m boring and unoriginal but you could always spell out a name or just stick on their fave things. Love bearded men? cut out that little guy and stick him on!

Step Two:

Stick on your letters in a square fashion using glue or if you are feeling fancy some double sided tape. 

Ta da! One super cute card, that cost you less than a packet of peanuts! #winning

DIY Letter Bead Friendship Bracelets

DIY Letter Bead Friendship Bracelets

With valentines round the corner, it’s always nice to make something for your gal pals! to show them how important they are to your girl gang. These easy friendship bracelets are perfect for presents and so simple to make you will be whipping them up for everyone you know!

You will need:

  • Letter Beads
  • Oil Slick Beads
  • Waxed thread
  • Scissors

Step One:

Pick out the beads you need. I decided to spell out LOVE but you could go for names or cute phrases, push the boat out!

Step two:

Tie a knot about a third of the way down your thread. 

Step Three:

Start adding beads, I added three beads then my letters, followed by three more beads.

Step Four:

Tie a knot at the end of your beads to hold them in place.

Then tie one end of the thread to the other with a simple knot, then repeat with the other end of the thread to create a fastening.

Share the love with these beauties! Who will you give one too?

DIY Floral Button Badges

DIY  Floral Button Badges

I can’t get enough of self-cover buttons! They are such an easy way of making a button to match and outfit or to update upholstery. They also make great badges!

These floral button badges are a great way of using up those leftover scraps of material to create something super cute and unique to pin onto a jacket.

You will need:

  • Self-cover buttons
  • Floral fabric
  • Scissors
  • All Purpose Glue
  • Pin badge blank
  • Needle and thread

Step One:

Cut out a square of fabric big enough to cover the front of your button.

Step Two:

Using a needle and thread, sew a rough running stitch around the edge of the fabric.

Place on the button, then pull the thread tight and tie off.

Step Three:

Push down the back of the button and cut off any threads.

Push down the back of the button and cut off any threads.

Step Four:

Glue the Badge to the back of the button using all-purpose glue.

Add to a jacket and you are good to go!

DIY Sequin Cake Topper

DIY Sequin Cake topper.

This is the perfect DIY to make for your upcoming New Years Eve party!

A simple but full on sparkle cake topper, that will get everyone into the party spirit!

I made these before for a party but thought they finally deserved their own DIY tutorial as they are so fantastic.

You will need:

  • Sequins
  • Glue Gun
  • Kebab Sticks
  • Baking paper

Step one:

Lay down a piece of greaseproof paper. Draw your desired cake topper shape with hot glue. You could do letters or numbers or simple shapes, I’ve gone for a simple heart.

If you think I’m being sassy by using Glitter glue sticks instead of clear, I’m not i just ran out of clear ones! Drama! However, glitter ones do mean less work for you as they look pretty by themselves!

Step Two:

Layer up the glue, then add in your kebab stick and continue to layer glue on top to secure it.

Step Three:

Sprinkle sequins into the hot glue before it drys making sure you have an even coverage.

Step Four:

Leave the glue to set completely and cool so that you can peel the cake topper off from the baking paper.

Turn it over and add more layers of glue then sequins to finish it off.

Here’s some I made last year for a party!

Ta da! Pop your cake topper into the top of a cake for a fabulous centre piece! You could always make mini sequin cake toppers on cocktail sticks for cupcakes!

DIY Snowball Garlands

DIY Snowball Garlands

We all know I love a garland and I can’t get enough of pom-poms this year! These snowball garlands are another easy way to have a fabulous pom-pom themed Christmas.

These are super fun for kids to make too!

You will need:

  • Big and medium sized White Pom-poms
  • White and silver twine
  • Large Plastic needle
  • Scissors

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Step One:

Cut a long length of twine.

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Step two:

Thread the twine onto a large plastic needle, the type you generally find in kids projects and sewing sets.

Thread the twine onto a large plastic needle, the type you generally find in kids projects and sewing sets.

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Step three:

Push the needle through the middle of each pom-pom. You will find that the pom-pom has a centre that you can easily get the needle through, just keep trying until you find it.

Put the poms on randomly, changing between sizes as you go.
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Hang your snowball garlands! They would look super lovely above a fireplace, on the bannisters or around the tree!

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You can always add a saying to your snowball garlands to make them extra Christmassy!

DIY Stranger Things Christmas Card

DIY Stranger Things Christmas Card.

Hands up if like me you became obsessed with Stranger Things this year? I don’t know about you but I can’t look at a fairy light in the same way now!

I found these super cute tiny Fairy lights recently and they just screamed Stranger Things Card at me! So ere it is,  The Christmas card that’s perfect for the Stranger Things fan in your life!

Inspired by Joyce’s Alphabet wall!

You will need:

  • An A5 Plain card
  • Mini Fairy Lights (Like These!)
  • A Black Sharpie
  • Fine Liner Pen
  • Glue Gun
  • Print out of floral wallpaper (Try This!)
  • Scissors
  • Pritt Stick

Step One:

Print out a piece of floral paper, that looks similar to Joyce’s wallpaper. The stick it onto the front of your card. Cut off any excess.

Step two:

Cut three lengths of Fairy lights around 5 bulbs long, then glue the two end bulbs of each string to the card with the glue gun.

Be sure to space them evenly.

Step three:

Write each letter of Merry Christmas under the bulbs in fine liner. The messier the better- The woman was in absolute despair to be drawing on her own walls!

Step Four:

Go over each letter to make it look like thick paint, then us the fine liner to add little drips of paint to some of the letters. 

 

There you have it, a card any Stranger Things Fans will totally get! Not sure you can send post to the upside down though.