DIY Crystal Necklace Straight From the Runway

How to Make a Crystal Necklace

Fashion magazines and runway shows are a great way to get ideas for creating jewelry.  You get to see the latest trends and colors and then use those images as the foundation for making a design that is all your own.

Like this beautiful purple crystal necklace from Because I’m Addicted.  She pulled her inspiration from the Chanel fashion show and some stunning pieces that were probably worth thousands.  But with that vision in mind, she set off to recreate the necklace…the DIY way of course.

How to Make a Raw Crystal Necklace

How to Make a Crystal Necklace

Be sure to drop by for the complete tutorial and to check out some of her other DIY projects.  You won’t be disappointed!

Raw Crystals

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Mothers Day Flower Mug Bouquet

Mothers Day Flower Mug

Make your mother a bouquet of flowers that she can reuse once Mother’s Day has passed.  With this mug bouquet, she’ll be able to use the mug and the artificial flowers all year long.

Although this video shows you how to make a flower mug bouquet, one of the things I like best about it is the technique for wrapping the gift with shrink wrap.  It’s a great tip that can be used for any present you may have, whether’s it’s for Mother’s Day, a birthday, or Christmas.

This tutorial uses a premade mug, but how about if you gave her a personalized mug?  Now that would be an extra special gift that mum will really love.  This gift idea is perfect for any special person in your life, so an Aunt, Grandmother, or teacher would also love this gift.

Flower Bouquet Tutorial

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How to Crochet a Flower

How to Crochet Flower

A crocheted flower is the perfect accent piece for a headband, bag, or gift wrapping.  This tutorial shows you how to crochet a flower with ease.  The video ties-in to the How to Crochet a Headband article, but I wanted to list this tutorial separately since these crocheted flowers are perfect for more than just a headband.

What I like about these videos is that she takes you from start to finish.  This means that she had to break-out the tutorial over 3 videos, but each one is only 5-10 minutes which is a great length and she goes at a pace that I think is easy to follow.

How to Crochet a Flower

 

 

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Easy Gift Idea-Personalized Coffee Mug

Personalized Coffee Mugs

Any gift is more special when you personalize it.  With this tutorial you’ll see how to take a plain coffee cup, or mug, and personalize it to make it the perfect gift.

This DIY gift idea is perfect for Christmas, but it can also be used to help you make a gift for your child’s teacher, or maybe for a Grandmother on Mother’s Day.  You can also take the technique used in this tutorial and apply it to making decorated plates, serving pieces, or accent pieces for your table.

How to Make a Personalized Coffee Mug

This video is super short, but it shows you a great way to make perfect polka dots.

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