Do it yourself

Fashion DIY: Bloody Necklace

Halloween is coming up and I love it when people make their own costumes rather than purchasing generic ones. Last month, I came up with a DIY idea that’s both perfect for the October festivities and for those who, like myself, simply possess a fondness for alternative style.

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Materials:

Necklace (or other piece of jewelry) of your choosing

1 tube of red craft paint (I used Apple Barrel’s Flag Red)

A small cup of water

1 toothbrush

1 spoon (or spork)

1 paper bowl

Paper towels

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Step 1: Squeeze a large drop of craft paint into the bowl. Add water a little bit at a time and mix it until you reach a thick yet loose consistency, like blood.

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Step 2: Spread out your necklace on a blanket of paper towels.

Step 3: Dip the toothbrush into your fake blood mixture and splatter the concoction onto your necklace with a controlled, flicking motion.

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Step 4: Leave your necklace to dry for about 20 minutes or until the paint is no longer tacky. When dry, turn it over and repeat step 3 on the other side. Then you’re done!

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Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

Fashion DIY: Bracelet Holder

Nothing but dark, rainy days have passed this week, so what better than doing a little fashion DIY! With the help of some online inspiration, I made a stylish bracelet holder with everyday household items.

Materials needed: a toilet paper roll, a tin foil roll, a small square of cardboard (I used a flap from a small box), magazine pages, a hot glue gun, and colored/printed duck tape.

Step 1: Cut two small half-circles at one end of the toilet paper roll (see photo 3). Step 2: Stuff the TP and TF rolls with crumpled up magazine pages. Step 3: Wrap up the square of cardboard and the stuffed rolls with the duck tape of your choice.¬†Don’t cover the ends of the TP roll. Step 4: Hot glue the TP roll onto the cardboard, half-circle end facing up. Step 5: Hot glue the TF roll onto the TP roll, fitting it snugly between the half-circles, and you’re done!

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Happy crafting! XOXO ~Arianna