Must-Wear DIY Shoes With Fringe Embellishment


DIY FRINGE SHOES (1)

 

In the winter, we embellish with vintage jewels. In the summer, we embellish with fringe.

Visit Momtastic to see what item we upcycled to make these fabulous DIY shoes with fringe embellishment. It’s a totally doable DIY, and a must-wear shoe! Target wins again with the base of the shoe!

diy shoes with fringe embellishment

 

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DIY Perler Bead Earrings You’re Girls Will Love

DIY enchanting fairy garden

We’ve made animals, geometric shapes, flowers and rainbows from the tiny, amazing Perler beads in the past, but this week’s craft was a first for us. We made DIY Perler bead earrings. The colorful and affordable DIY jewelry is so versatile because the color combos are endless, plus so many pairs can be made in a day. Our daughters made some for themselves, and then pairs for friends. We customized with vinyl shapes and letters, but also made multi-color earrings with large and small Perler beads. It was fun!

Here’s how we did it. We can’t take full credit for this idea. The super talented Kimberly of A Girl and A Glue Gun originally posted about this craft idea. Thanks for always sharing such amazing idea, Kim.

Materials: 

Directions:

Step 1: Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet, and then set perler beads on top of it. If you want the circular multi-color ones, you need to put two small perler beads inside the big beads. If you want one solid color, you just need to melt one perler bead.

DIY perler bead earrings

DIY perler bead earrings

Step 2: Melt them at 350 degrees for about 38 minutes. Let them cool. You can see the difference in size once the big and littler perler beads are melted.

DIY perler bead earrings

DIY perler bead earrings

Step 3: Add vinyl shapes or letters to the front of the earrings.

DIY perler bead earrings  DIY perler bead earrings

Step 4: Use a dab of E-6000 on the back on the earring pin post, and then push onto the back of the perler bead (the flat side). Let dry for at least 24 hours.

DIY perler bead earrings

 

DIY perler bead earrings

Step 5: Make DIY cards to gift to people from cardstock, or add the colorful cuteness to your ears.

DIY perler bead earrings

DIY perler bead earrings

 

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DIY Succulent Fairy Garden

DIY succulent fairy gardenWith summer just around the corner, our kids need activities to keep them busy. This activity has painting, planting and fairy magic all rolled into one. Plus, this is a great planter for those of you who are green thumb challenged, because succulents are easier to keep alive than other plants.

Get all the details on Momtastic here.

The Art of Alt Business Cards

DIYconfetti-businesscards

I went to my second Alt Summit in March to represent J. Sorelle. What an incredible experience! I am so grateful to Alt for the opportunity to attend such a phenomenal conference, and meet inspirational women. Plus, the location, Palm Springs, has been on my wish list for quite some time now. It lived up to all my expectations!

You see (or you already know) that I have a fear of flying. I’ve never loved it, but I had a bad flight that really did a number on me, and then I had kids. We all know the worry and crazy (and really amazing things) that comes out when we have kids. I’m afraid of flying, and I’m really, really afraid of flying without my family with me. I had a ticket to Alt in my online shopping cart two years ago, and made excuses not to go. Last year I had an actual ticket, and just couldn’t do it. It was an investment I wasn’t ready to pay for. And, that irrational fear crept up, and I was afraid to fly there.

This year, I made it happen. A large part of it is because I have the most amazing husband that was willing to go on a road trip with the kids and me to Palm Springs. He always encourages me to do the things I want to do, but am afraid to do. He’s just the best. So, I was able to “work” and play in Palm Springs. Plus it was our first road trip (more to come on that), so it was overall a fantastic adventure to Alt Summit 2019.

Back to Alt, and the point of this post – business cards. The tiny, and maybe not so tiny, cards are the first impression we leave with people, other than our brief (if any) personal interaction. At conferences, I get to meet so many people, and it’s nice to go through my purse at night and remember people, plus it gives me an opportunity to check out their work. At Alt, some of the most creative people in the country bring their business card A-game. So, it’s important to bring a business card that will grab the attention of fellow bloggers and business owners, and help you stand out.

amazing business cards at Alt Summit

This year some of my favorites were:

  • Seeking Alexi and her fun construction pencil
  • Laura Plouzek and her Palm Springs mini pennant from her line XOELLE
  • Greeting cards from the amazingly talented Lisa Bardot with her own artwork on the front
  • Dapper Animal wooden pins (these ladies had the cutest purses)
  • Notebooks I used throughout the conference with fantastic quotes on the front by Salt & Honey
  • A business card with a cute photo and pops of confetti (which very much matches her aesthetic) by the lovely Haeley of Design Improvised 
  • Alison Winterroth‘s biz card, where the beautiful photography speaks for itself
  • Clean and simple, black and white cards by Callie Christensen (the one and only Callie from Slumberkins)
  • Our confetti business cards (tutorial below)
  • The colorful and modern design on Jessica’s biz cards caught my eye, plus we had a great lunch together, so I definitely kept her card.
  • Colorful tattoos from Art 2 The Extreme, the creator of the original rainbow crayon.
  • LaCroix was a sponsor, and their product is so good, they didn’t even need a card, but I just couldn’t help but include their amazing LaCroix straw in there.

amazing business cards at Alt Summit

The must-haves for every card is the name of the business, social media handles, your name and contact information (how to reach you via email and/or phone number), and a word or brief description that tells someone what you do (i.e. graphic designer, photographer, blogger, etc).

The first time I brought business cards to Alt, they were mini file folders with out contact information inside. This time, our business card was inside a confetti party. Plus, we gave an added bonus gift to attendees we met – DIY lip balm. We homemade it with organic ingredients and essential oils. Since we from the high altitude of Colorado, and I was on an emotional “high” at Alt, the packaging was all about High Altitude Vibes. If you were at Alt and want one, we have some leftover and would love to send one your way. Visit us on Instagram and direct message us.

Here’s how we made the cards.

amazing business cards at Alt Summit

 Materials:

  • Business card (Jenna made ours)
  • Protection sleeves for paper
  • Fuse tool
  • Confetti, or glitter shapes (not fine, thin glitter), Target and Michaels

How To:

We do have a close up look at how we made these cards on our Instagram stories. If your more of a visual person, check it out.

Step 1: Once you have a business card, get the other materials ready, and get ready to add some sparkle to your cards. We used the same tool and sheet protectors for our DIY confetti bookmarks, which also has good photos to follow along on how to use the Fuse tool.

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Step 2: Set the business card inside the protective sleeve. There will not be sections like the photo above – this photo is just to show you the tool and the sleeve. You can add about 4 or 5 cards in there at a time once you get into the groove. Set the metal ruler on one side of the card, directly next to the paper (but not on top of the paper), and begin to burn along the edge. Continue until you get to the end of the card, and repeat on another side until you meet the end of the 1st fused side.

Step 3: You should have two sides sealed. Now, garb a pinch or two of glitter, and add it to the card. Next, seal the other two sides.

Now, shake and watch that glitter move. Get ready to make a cute and sparkly impression when you exchange cards.

amazing business cards at Alt Summit

 

amazing business cards at Alt Summit

DIY 3D Frames With The Most Adorable Floral Crowns

DIY 3D FLOWER FRAMES

Spring has sprung, which makes us so so happy. Give us all the flower projects because the snow is on it’s way out, and green leaves and beautiful blooms are going to take center stage once again.

We’ve always wanted to wear floral crowns. I can’t believe we haven’t done it in real life yet. We really need to add that to our bucket list. But, now at least a photo of us with floral crowns lives on our walls, which is enough to make us smile.

All the how-to details are on Momtastic. Mom would love one for Mother’s Day, just sayin’…