Tuesday, June 23, 2015

darice: Summer Fringe Wall Hanging DIY

Any crafty-Pinterest-obsessed-maker knows how all about the beauty of fringe wall hangings. The best part is that there's so many different ways to make one...no loom required!

For my latest exclusive project at Darice Crafts' blog, I created an easy breezy summer yarn wall hanging made of natural elements and simple techniques. I love the way the faux baby's breath compliments the soft yarn; if that doesn't say "summer", then I don't know what does.

To learn how to make this beginner-friendly DIY, visit the tutorial at Darice right here.

Xo, Kirsten

Monday, June 15, 2015

eHow: How to Shorten a Necklace

When you're just starting out in the world of DIY, it's important to get all the practice you can get. Even if it's a super basic technique, it matters! Many people ask me how I learned to do this or that, or how I cultivate this or that idea. My reply is always the same: do, do and do some more. It's the best way to learn and experiment.

With that in mind, I brought it back to the basics and developed a tutorial on how to shorten a necklace. The article is broken down in a way that explains why each component matters, and the different ways you can customize the technique to fit your needs. It's not a bad refresher for well-seasoned DIY experts, too!

Xo, Kirsten

Thursday, June 11, 2015

eHow: How to Make a Floral Appliqued Striped Shirt

I have to admit: I don't mix and match prints often. But when I do, you can be sure there's some kind of neutral striped pattern involved. For my latest DIY at eHow, I decided to combine summery bright flowers with a thrifted white shirt by creating no-sew, iron on appliques. Talk about an instant transformation; did I mention it's no sew? This is an awesome way to use up those fabric floral scraps or give some life to that plain jane t-shirt.

Visit eHow to learn how to make a floral appliqued striped shirt!

Xo, Kirsten

Monday, June 8, 2015

darice crafts: Gold Sunburst Mirror

With my recent move from New York to California, I've become all kinds of obsessed with DIY home decor ideas. Granted, that's always been the case - but now? I have an unspoken out to let myself drown in decor projects. And this girl has zero shame!

For a recent project at Darice Crafts' blog, I created a simple yet chic Sunburst Mirror project. I'm all kinds of in love with this one; it's easy, inexpensive and it adds some major oomph to any room. I used gold, but this would be pretty awesome in silver or even black or white. 

To take this one on, click right here for the full Sunburst Mirror DIY at Darice.

Xo, Kirsten

Friday, June 5, 2015

darice diy: Beaded Triangle Bib Necklace

Anyone knows me that I love my simple, geometric shapes. Pair that with rose gold and I'm 110% in love. For one of my recent projects at Darice, I demonstrate how to use rose gold beads to make a triangle bib necklace. This tutorial provides excellent practice for jewelry making, too!

Visit the DIY, right here.

Xo, Kirsten