This is a diy project i just finished. I took about 45 minutes from start to finish. I had the lace bits for about 4 years now…i know! Lets just say i was waiting for the right time/inspiration and the right project. Well, over the weekend, i decided I’d waited enough and I’ve recently wanted to make myself another bib so, here goes.
All I did was to place the lace bits the way I wanted the bib to be shaped and hold them together at the joint (the middle) with an office pin. Out came my needle and thread. I simply sewed them together with small precise stitches. Please remember to use a single thread. Doubled threads look untidy and obvious. Also, small-sized darning needles are better for this project. You can get them at any fabric or craft store (the beads too).
Once i got the lace base ready, the rest was easy. I brought out some beads and started beading. I chose to stitch my beads following the pattern of the lace. I used different colours, sizes and textures of beads which makes for a fun visual experience. Then i beaded the sides and added a lobster claw clasp to finish.
You can try this with any lace and bead it as you’d like, and finish the sided with a ribbon instead of beads like I did. Have fun.
This is co cute, easy to DIY and season appripriate. All you need are clear Acrylic nails, top coat and base coat polish, white nail polish and nude pink nail polish. Oh yeah and…accent colours for the bunny; red, black, yellow and silver nail polish (you can use nail pens).
Tools: For the base coat, Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro in Sunset Orange, $4.91, available at Drugstores; for the blooms and leaves, Milani Nail Art Precision Brushes in Green Sketch and Yellow Design, $3.99, available at Cherry Culture; for the outlines, Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Black, $7, available at Drugstores; any clear topcoat.
Directions: After applying a base color and waiting for it to dry, make two to three messy splotches in a bright color with your precision brush. Add one to two isosceles triangles in green. Don’t worry if things look sloppy at this stage. Once it dries, use the Nail Art pen to draw “V”s over the green leaves, and spiral squiggles around the flowers to mimic petals. After it dries, apply a top coat, admire, and then be prepared to field compliments. Continue reading