Wednesday, March 14, 2012

pinterest challenge: winter edition

Ok, it is time for the big reveal! What have you been working on? Did you check something off of your Pinterest-to-do-list? Check out all the rest of the amazing DIY projects here {and the other co-hosts of the challenge here, here, here}, and mine are below! 

So of course, I waited till the last minute (last night) to complete my Pinterest Challenge. In my defense, I went to Michael's earlier in the week, and picked up so many items for all the craft projects swirling in my head (house decorating, Bachelorette Party planning for friends, and wardrobe rehabs) that I didn't know where to start. 

I chose the leather bracelet DIY found on my "DIY Love" Pinterest Board
Inspiration Pic: Left panel {via
{Official Leather Bracelet tutorial}
I followed the linked tutorial to a T, so I will spare you the gory details. But I do want to tell you about my awesome leather score: all these leather scraps (in 4 different colors) from Michael's for $5.99. Run don't walk and pick your self up some!
 I also picked up "Instant Krazy" glue that clearly said on the packaging it could be used for leather, and grabbed a sheet of snaps.

FYI: if you use scissors you love, they are have a chance of being dull by this point...
I also ended up severely bending my needle when sewing the snaps on... not sure it was "leather" gauge... 
 But voila, somehow it came out even better than I expected!
I had so much leather left over, and was on a roll, so next I tackled the girlie bow I have had my eye on, with this official tutorial
Again, easy peasy lemon squeezy, and it looks so legit! Can't wait to wear this under my top knots for Spring, à la Blair from Atlantic-Pacific {here, here}

I really still want to tackle this Matthew Williamson inspired DIY Chain Bracelet {pinned here} (but need to collect some supplies first)... I'll keep you posted.

In fact, I have caught the bug and really want to start ticking off all the projects I have on my DIY Love board. Especially with my shopping hiatus, it is so amazing to see how a little craftiness can transform your clothes!
Ok, show me yours now! 
Include some links in the comments to your recent Pinterest inspired craft projects!


  1. Yay! Please share the finished products. I wore my bracelet yesterday and the Krazy Glue works crazy good! xx

  2. Omg. Could that hair bow be any cuter!! Im making some for me and the girls this weekend!! I'll let you know how it turns out!

  3. I love the bracelet! You inspired me to take on three projects this week!

    Here they are!


  4. Love!! You have inspired me to make some. I love the hair bow especially.

  5. This looks devilishly easy, and it seems to have turned out really well!  Great job, and thanks for linking up with the Winter Pinterest Challenge!

    Erin @ The Great Indoors


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