DIY Wedding Headpiece

The past year or so, I have been looking through thousands of wedding ideas and have seen a number of fun and unique ideas.  One thing I have always loved was fun, art deco head/hair pieces.  But, they are always sooooo expensive.  This got me thinking, why not just create one?  You can make it as ornate or simple as you’d like and save a couple bucks in the process.  Oh, and you get to tell people you made it!  All you need is a bracelet of your choosing; it can be vintage or modern, second hand or from Michael’s.  The bracelet I chose was my grandmother’s.  She passed away over ten years ago, so this headpiece is extra special.

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You will need:

  • jewelry tools or scissors
  • chain to match/contrast bracelet
  • bracelet

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Wrap the chain around your head to get the chain the proper length.  You want it to be fitted, but not too loose to fall and not to tight to pinch you hair in.

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After you have the chain cut the right length, with the scissors or jewelry tools, you place one link into each side of the bracelet and then close.  Voilà, you have your very own, one of a kind headpiece.  You can now wear decide if you want to wear it across your forehead or on the side of your head.  I also want to try this DIY with a over the top bracelet.

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(Not the cutest; but, I wanted you all to see it on someone. [I just got back from the gym.])

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DIY Chain Pocket T-Shirt

I am always trying to come up with ways to make my t-shirts and comfy staple pieces a little more unique and fun.  That is where this post was born.  Why not have an oversized, comfy tank with a chain pocket detail?  I picked up the shirt at a second hand store for $2.99 and the chain from Michael’s (with a coupon) for under $3.  I chose to get an oversized tank to make the look even more edgy.  This project will take a little patience and a little sewing by hand skill!

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You will need:

  • tank/tshirt
  • chain
  • needle
  • thread
  • sewing pins
  • piece of paper and marker/pencil (for a pattern)
  • scissors

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First, you will need to draw and cut out the size pocket you want.  This piece of paper will act as a pattern and also help while you are sewing on the chains.  Then cut the chain to match the length of the pattern.  Lay it out on the pattern to make sure it matches up and is the size and look you want.

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Then, pin the pocket pattern where you want it on the shirt.  Take this time to place it exactly where you want.  Nothing would be worse than sewing it all on only to find that it is too far left/right or too high/low.  It might also be smart to try the shirt on with the pocket or look at a shirt with a pocket for best placement.  Remember the pocket will most likely droop/dip a little in the center.

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This is where patience and sewing is needed.  Each chain will need to be sewn to the shirt at the first link and the last link.  As you add more links, also connect, with thread, the first and last link the chain above it.

(I removed the pattern for the picture.)

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Once you finish sewing each chain, you can go back and add any addition chains if you fill the pocket doesn’t look filled enough.

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This is a picture of how the shirt looks on the inside.  Not pretty but this was the easiest and fastest way to have the chain stay.

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The shirt will need to be hand washed to keep the chains intact.

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DIY Embellish Shoes

I have been wanting to purchase a pair of nude flats for a while now.  So, I when I saw them at Target for around $15, I had to pick them up.  I wanted a way to make my shoes different and unique.  I went to Michael’s and found these octopus pieces in the jewelry section.  Be sure to look online for coupons before going!!  These shoes cost under $20 for me to make.

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You will need:

  • pair of shoes
  • superglue
  • 2 embellishment piece – buttons, jewelry, gems, bows, etc.

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This is one of the easiest projects you will ever do.  You simply apply superglue to the back of the piece you want to attach to the shoe and then stick.  Hold it for 30 seconds to allow for the superglue to start drying.  I let my shoes sit for a few days before wearing them.  If they become loose after wearing them, superglue again.

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