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24 Oct

Love those really cute pony tails/headband from my post Cool Pony Tail Holders/Headbands?  Don’t want to pay $15 for 5?  Then check out this really cheep and easy tutorial from masidenrosebeauty1 at YouTube!


Find the tutorial here (Sorry, I could not get the video to inbed in the post).  As always, the link will open up in a new tab or window.





PS  The website in the video was Pampered Princess Pretties🙂


DIY: Wrap bracelet

10 May

A couple of days ago I wrote a post on wrap bracelets, and today I will show you how to make the your self!  This is all you need:

The post I got this idea from (same pics as the video):

A good video I found on YouTube (it uses the same pics as the post):


My notes on the tutorial:

*You can use rhinestone chain instead of the ball chain

*I just tied a knot with the leather instead of using a hex nut.

*Clear nail polish helps keep the starting and finishing in place

*I went across the whole bracelet, then went back up with the string


My bracelet:





Wrap Bracelets

2 May

I love wrap bracelets.  I have been seeing them everywhere!  I already have two.  They can be worm as a bracelet, necklace, or even a belt.  Here are a couple examples:

$50 on Amazon


$6.99, Aeropostale


$190, Sundance





SUPER Cool Headphones

3 Feb

I was reading a magazine and I saw this SUPER cute craft!  All you need to do is get pair of headphones (make sure they are not your favorite,  you might accidentally get polish on the electrical part while you are still practicing), and some nail polish and you will be listening to your music in style in no time.

Here is my first attempt:

Started with these headphones

Used two coats of pink, on coat of glitter, and one coat of top coat

The finished result!!!  They look better in real life, though.

Try this out and tell me what you do!



Friendship Bracelets

29 Jan

Friendship bracelets are my favorite summer (and winter) craft.  They are easy, cheap, and fun to make.  I have made hundreds of them for my friends and family.  To start go to Micheal’s (or any other cheap craft store) and pick up some embroidery thread.  The first design you should learn is probably the chinese staircase, or twister.  After you master that you can go on to candy stripe, and then arrow.  I could go on and on about all of the different advanced patterns but for now let’s start with the basics.

Chinese Stair Case

1.  Start by tying four (or more) strands of what ever color you want, and taping your strands on to a hard surface or safety pinning them to your pants (the length depends on your wrist size, a good rule of thumb is to make it double the length from your elbow to your wrist).

2. Then, take one strand out and lay it over the other strands so it makes a four.

3.  Reach into the four and pull the end of the string through the hole.

4. Tighten the strand.

5. Repet steps 2-4 untill your knotted part is an inch long.  Your knots should go around the bracelet and create a spiral.

6.  Take another color and repeat knotting 1 inch with all of the colors until your bracelet is long enough.

If you have mastered this pattern you can move on to the more advanced patterns.

Go to  for some more cool patterns.  If you don’t want to do that there are a bunch of other websites, book, and other kinds of directions about friendship bracelets.



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