Tuesday, September 30, 2014

eHow diy: Faux Fur Pom-Pom Beanie


Would you believe me if I said that the faux fur pom-pom on this beanie was handmade...and detachable? All you need is a circle of faux fur fabric, a needle and thread to make the pom-pom. Add some glue and a pin back, and you have yourself a removable pom-pom. Because you know we all like options!

Click here to check out my latest DIY for eHow, the Faux Fur Pom-Pom Beanie.

Xo, Kirsten

Monday, September 29, 2014

diy: Chain Bib Necklace


I've been head over heels for all-metal statement jewelry, lately...especially tarnished silver, gunmetal and brass. I came up with this idea when trying to find a use for my massive collection of chains; I love the waterfall look that the chain creates when worn. It also looks a lot more complicated than it really is. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

darice diy: Feather Fringe Necklace




My latest DIY for Darice Crafts' blog, Live. Craft. Love., is a Feather Fringe Necklace - the perfect layering accessory for the fall (or any time of the year, for that matter). The silver feather charms are lightweight and compliment the gunmetal finish of the chain. Click here to check out the tutorial!

Xo, Kirsten

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

diy: Plaid Patchwork Jeans


If you're the least bit like me, you own quite the collection of fabric scraps and remnants. And if you're even more like me, you like to put them to good use. So, for this week's project, I put a spin on a pair of well-loved, black denim jeans with a few plaid flannel scraps. My finished project cost next to nothing, which is pretty sweet considering this pair of Paige Denim 'Jimmy Jimmy' Patch Detail Skinny Boyfriend Jeans is similar in concept, but retails for $250. 


Paired with a beanie and my favorite boots, these jeans and I are all set for the breezy autumn season. Keep reading for the tutorial! 

Monday, September 22, 2014

designed by kirsten: Mini Felt Succulent Card Holders at Darby Smart


Darby Smart and I recently collaborated on a seasonal hostess project kit...Mini Felt Succulent Card Holders!

Perfect for your next autumn holiday party (Halloween, Thanksgiving, or just because). Not only are they super adorable and super easy to make, but they can double as name card holders and home decor. I know I'll definitely be using my set all year round. Click here to check out the kit, which is available for $14 (set of 6). Enjoy, and let me know what you think!

Xo, Kirsten