Wednesday, January 25, 2012

DIY Couture Clutch

My sister's wedding is approaching quickly and I spent yesterday searching everywhere for a golden clutch for myself for the wedding.  I found many clutches, but they were a little pricey for 1 night. So I decided I would make my own.  I found a cute sparkly golden set of make-up bags that would be perfect to transform into an embellished evening couture clutch.  Here is a tutorial on how I did it.

Supplies I used:

Hot Glue
Hot Glue Gun
$6 Make-up bag
3 Jewels
A pin back

1.  First I found some flower petals which I glued together making this ivory flower.  I then hot glued the 3 jewels in the center.  If you have trouble with the centers sticking to your flower, you may need to use a fabric glue instead of the hot glue.

2.  Next I cut a large circle from felt and glued it to the back of my flower.

3.  I then cut a smaller circle to use to attach my pin back to the larger felt circle attached to my flower.  The smaller circle just reinforces the pin back to the flower.

4.  Finally I attached the flower pin to my make-up bag and here it is an easy DIY couture clutch.  You also end up with a classy flower brooch to attach to your top, purse, scarf, or belt.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A New Beginning!

So I am moving forward into 2012 with the same goal of keeping my blog going strong this year.  I would like to continue to chat about being a mom, business, fun, decorating, DIY tips...the list goes on and on.  This year is full of lots of exciting things in my family and my business.  First up is my little sister Kacie's wedding next weekend.  My other sister, Kelsey, was suppose to host the party except she hosted from her bed because she caught the flu.  I had lots of fun making decorations for the bachelorette party and thought I would share them with you!

I used tulle as the line and small glittered paperclips to hang cutouts of bras & underwear. 
 I always love to have a framed sign with the theme of the party.
 These wine bottles were easy to decorate using cardstock, a hole punch, & ribbon.
 Found bra and underwear templates on Google.
 Also found a template on Google for this super cute card I made.
 This is a basic bachelorette sash that my Mom and I added lace to.
 My beautiful Bride to Be, my little sister Kacie.
My sister Kels didn't miss a thing!