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diy: red lips belt with scotch duct tape

By  •  September 3, 2013

DIY Kiss Belt with Scotch Duct Tape

Red lips are a print I’ve already adored — in style, in art, in any form — for years, yet this average girl has never been totally sure she can pull it off in a major way. So when I saw the Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape print I knew it was my opportunity to create something I could wear for a little sexy sass…. and a belt perfectly bit the bill. I mean how good is this print??  I’m so smitten, and perk: this DIY is so easy that even this DIY + time-time challenged gal easily pulled it off!

DIY Kiss Belt with Scotch Duct Tape


Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape in Pucker Up, Black and Red
Scotch Precision Scissors (ps: most amazing/best cutting scissors!)
Black belt (this one is flat, good width and under $10)

DIY Kiss Belt with Scotch Duct Tape

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diy jewelry box

By  •  May 15, 2013

Wishing Erin lived closer so I could give her a mah-jor hug for this one! Check out her easy and creative DIY  jewelry storage solution… that would also make an …
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DIY: Spring Bling Bracelets

By  •  March 13, 2013

Welcome back DIY contributor, Erin, of Thanks, I Made It, for a bracelet I am so ready to add to my arm stack (would love this with my white MK watch!) to add a little color to any outfit. Don’t worry if this matches… just leave it on for the long haul… err, at least until mid-September. Take it away, Erin….

DIY Crystal Bracelets

ERIN: When I saw this bracelet from Chan Luu, I knew I had my next DIY. Spring is around the corner, and what better heralds in the season than a brightly woven piece of wrist wear? (PS- you could easily use extra crystals to make these earrings with these simple steps!) You could use a single color of cord, but I like playing with two different colors for a bright look.

Tools and materials:

Colored cord (mine is from Michael’s)
Baguette or rectangle shaped crystals/rhinestones in sew-on setting (I used these)
Clear nail polish (optional, but helpful!)
how to make a bling bracelet

DIY: Emi-Jay Hair Tie and Headbands

By  •  March 8, 2013

DIY elastic hair ties || THe Average Girl's Guide

Ya know the elastic hair ties in a million colors that everyone wears around their wrist? There’s a good chance they’re Emi-Jay, the “designer” elastic hair brand that  can cost $10-$12 for just five, max. I’ve been wanting to make a more affordable version — and headbands, too — when my good friend P suggested I do so, and led me to an Etsy shop selling satin elastic. Perfect! This is the fastest DIY, and doesn’t require much patience or attention (so hint: you can watch the housewives, or kardashians, at the same time). All about the smart multi-tasking!

All you need:

  • Yards of satin elastic, 5/8″ wide (I purchased 10, one of each color, there’s dozens, at Elastics by the Yard)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler (but you can get away without)

DIY elastic hair ties || THe Average Girl's Guide

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DIY Chunky Chain Necklace

By  •  February 13, 2013

Hello TAGGers… it’s Erin, your DIY contributor, from Thanks, I Made It! For this month’s DIY, we asked you to contribute your ideas for my next project. We had …
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What Should We DIY?

By  •  January 29, 2013

As you know, each month DIY contributor, Erin of Thanks, I Made It, shares one of her talented DIYs here. This month, we’re opening it up to you! What do …
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DIY Tassel Bead Bracelet

By  •  January 9, 2013

Welcome back Erin of the amazing, cool (and budget friendly!) DIY style blog, Thanks, I Made It! (have you visited lately?) with an awesome new bracelet for 2013…

If you’ve been following Thanks, I Made It, I don’t need to tell you my affinity for tassels, you’ve seen it here and here. I may be on the verge of needing a tassel intervention, but let me just share one more project with you. This Shashi seed bead bracelet was calling my name, and I loved the little rainbow of tassels. Last time, I promise.

Tools and materials:
Small black beads
Small gold beads
Binder clip
Stretch beading cord (I used .5mm)
Thin, flexible wire (I used beading wire)
Embroidery thread, in your choice of colors

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DIY: Glittery Barrettes

By  •  December 5, 2012

It’s DIY Wednesday! Love this time of the month, and once again, Erin of Thanks, I Made It! reads my mind! Been dying to get my hands on some Modge …
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DIY: Two-Tone Pretty Holder

By  •  November 7, 2012

Happy first Wednesday in November! This means that one of my favorite — and most talented bloggers — is back with another DIY. Don’t you love her DIYs on The …
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DIY Initial Keychain

By  •  October 3, 2012

Hi all! It’s the first Wednesday of the month which means Erin from Thanks, I Made It! is here with a fab DIY. Love this one; sometimes the smallest projects yield the most happiness! And, PS: how amazing is her DIY projects gallery? Obsessed.

Hey everyone! Do you have trouble rooting around your bag for your keys like I do? My solution is a fun and bright keychain! For five minutes and less than $3, you can DIY it too.

Tools and materials:
Leather letter (I found mine for $1 at Hobby Lobby; also online here)
Fabric paint (I used Tulip So-Soft fabric paint in neon pink, leftover from this project)
Paint brush
Leather punch
Large jump ring (and pliers for opening/closing the ring)

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