Wednesday, February 25, 2015

eHow diy: Thread-Wrapped Key Ring Necklace


Can you believe this necklace was made out of key chain rings? Yeah, me neither...and I'm the one that made it!

Learn how to turn super ordinary key rings into a statement necklace with my latest DIY at eHow Style, right here. I can guarantee everyone else won't believe it, too. 

Xo, Kirsten

Monday, February 23, 2015

designed by kirsten: Gilded Moon Clock at Darby Smart


Remember the Gilded Moon Clock that I made last month? Darby Smart turned it into a kit - so now you can make it, too! Don't forget to check out my other Darby Smart projects: Build a Clock kit and Mini Felt Succulent Card Holders

Xo, Kirsten

Sunday, February 22, 2015

review: Handmade Beauty Box Blue Striped Bath Bombs


As a recovering beauty product addict, handmade toiletries have a way of grabbing my attention. So, when I had the chance to try out a new box subscription - Handmade Beauty Box - I was super excited. The box I received featured a set of Blue Striped Bath Bombs, but Handmade Beauty Box also offers kits for DIY lotion, lipstick, and other spa projects.


I'm pretty familiar with most homemade beauty products, but haven't tried making bath bombs - so this was something new for me!


The box comes with labeled (all-natural!) ingredients and a pamphlet of instructions.


The finished bath bombs! My work space smelled amazing after I made these. They are scented with lavender herb oil, which was also included in the box. The blue tint was achieved with blue mica, which was pretty awesome. I somehow warped that one bath bomb above, but it'll still work just fine!


There seemed to be a bit of a mix-up with the molds in my box, but I was able to make it work. In total, my kit made 5 bath bombs, which are perfect for gift giving. They kind of look like planets, don't they? 

All in all, I loved this kit! It was nice to try something different than the usual, especially since I've never tried my hand at creating bath bombs before. 

Handmade Beauty Box is available for $31.50 a month (or $29.99/month if you sign up for 3 months and $28.79/month if you sign up for 12). Want to learn more about Handmade Beauty Box? Follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!

Xo, Kirsten

Friday, February 20, 2015

eHow article: 7 DIYs to Stock Your Jewelry Box




Now that it's the weekend, why not take on a few jewelry projects? I recently rounded up 7 awesome jewelry tutorials that are exclusive to eHow, right here. Everything on the list was created by myself and Geneva of A Pair & A Spare! (Aren't her Embellished Chain Hoop Earrings amazing?) 

And once Monday rolls around, you'll be all set with some brand new baubles thanks to this list.

Xo, Kirsten

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

honey good diy: Dyed and Hand-Stamped Kitchen Towel


For all you fellow cooks, bakers and foodies out there...learn how to dye and hand-stamp a kitchen towel (with a homemade stamp) over at Honey Good, with my latest tutorial

Xo, Kirsten