Inspiration Board

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One of my first blog posts was all about Inspiration Boards. I’ve wanted to make my own ever since, and I finally got around to it. Having my inspiration board hanging on my wall inspires me to be creative everyday! Now if I could just get off the computer…

magazinesI gathered my biggest source of inspiration…magazines!

magazine pagesRip out anything and everything that gives you inspiration.

inspiration boardI started by laying out the bigger pages first, and organized everything into categories: food, decor, jewelry and fashion.

inspiration cutoutsThen I cut out specific images from larger pages to overlay on the board.

inspirational quotesAdd quotes!

inspo2Add fabric and jewelry for a 3-dimensional aspect.

inspiration boardTime to get creative!

DIY Inspiration: Floral Headpieces

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Floral headpiece/crown/headband. Whatever you call them, they have been popping up all over the web. Alice + Olivia models wore them with the Fall 2013 collection. Vintage-inspired brides wear them to their whimsical and rustic weddings. No matter the occasion, floral headpieces are sure to add a touch of beauty and whimsy wherever you go!

Floral HeadbandsFloral-CrownFloral Headpieces{Images from here, here, here, here, hereΒ and here}

DIY Painted Heart Sweatshirt

Heart SweatshirtI bought this sweatshirt around Christmas time for another project that never got made. So, I decided to use it to mimic similar sweatshirts I had seen online. This was such a simple DIY! The longest part is waiting for the paint to dry. This heart sweatshirt is perfect for the month of February but I’ll definitely rock it all year long!

Supplies

You will need:

– Sweatshirt
– Fabric Paint (I used Tulip Soft Matte in Petal Pink)
– Paintbrush
– Poster board
-Scissors
– Marker

sweater1I wanted a big heart but didn’t have the right size paper. A simple fix is to tape pieces of paper together until you get the size you want. Then trace and cut out a heart shape with the fold in the center.sweater2Open your heart stencil and place it wherever you want the heart to be on your sweatshirt. Tape it in place so it doesn’t move while you paint. Begin by painting the outline of the heart.IMG_6729I found it easier to paint the entire outline of the heart. Remove the stencil and fix any mistakes.Β sweater3Fill in the rest of the heart. This will be the first layer of paint. Wait for the paint to dry (about an hour). Go back and add a second coat. I did two coats and a third round of touch-ups.Β IMG_7840Wait for the last coat to dry. I recommend washing your sweatshirt as it will smell of paint. Then it’s ready to wear!

 

DIY Inspiration & Weekend Project: Peplum Skirt

I love the look of peplum and what it can do for the body. Depending on the fit, it can hide a belly, enhance slim hips, and even out the torso if you have broad shoulders. I’ve been reading up on how to make the trend work for you and it’s all about tailoring it to your shape. I’ve made circle skirts in the past and decided it was time to step it up a notch and try my hand at a peplum skirt. Wish me luck!

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{Images from here, hereΒ and here}