DIY Popsicle Stick Earrings

How to make: Popsicle Stick Earrings - curlymade.blogspot.pt #diy #crafts #upcycle #pastel

Today, I wanted to experiment a little with popsicle sticks and since I haven't made earrings in a while this was the perfect opportunity to try a new idea. Use your creativity and try as many color combinations as you want, I was in the mood for some light colors, so I slowly mixed the paints together to create pastel shades.

Since I already had all the materials, this project cost me absolutely nothing and was super quick to make.



Materials:
Popsicle sticks | strong scissors or an x-acto knife | sand paper | paint | drill | glue | chain | jump rings | fish hook earring wire | pliers


Start off by using the scissors or an x-acto knife to cut two arrow shapes with the same size.
Sand the rough edges if necessary.


Choose what colors you want to use and paint the shapes. I've made my own mix of pastel blue and purple.


Get the drill and with a small point, mine was the 1.5, make a hole on the outer corner of each piece.


Glue both of the pieces together and attach the jump rings, chain and earring wire.


These earrings are super lightweight, which is a plus for me, I can wear them all day without hurting. I hate when I see a pair of earrings I love, but can not wear because they are too heavy.

Have you made popsicle stick jewelry before?
If you make these don't forget to post on Instagram #curlymade so I can check it out.


Talk to you soon,

Heads Up // 5 Headband DIY's


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2. Fabric Knotted Headband - sugarbeecrafts.com
3. DIY T-shirt Headband - kawankumagz.com
4. DIY Headwrap Bands - deliacreates.com
5. Modern Bridal Hair Piece - crafts.tutsplus.com

Free Download // Hand Drawn Arrows





Hi everyone, since I still have to finish my latest DIY, today I decided to share a new freebie. Sometimes simple elements like these arrows, really come in handy, especially for that "hand drawn look" kind of design.
The files are available in: transparent background png, eps vectors and editable pdf.
Have fun using these on your cards, posts, pictures... and use the #curlymade to share what you created on Instagram.


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DIY Turban Headband - anthropologie inspired

How to make: DIY Turban Headband - anthropologie inspired // curlymade.blogspot.pt #crafts #color #handpainted #bow

I've been seeing so many types of these headband turbans on Antropologie, like this one, that I had to try and DIY one myself, it seemed easy enough, the only problem was that I didn't have any nice fabric to use. So I just grabbed my plain white fabric, and tried some patterns and textures to see which one worked best. As you can see I went for a colorful brushed look, and I'm pretty happy with the result.






You will need:
White or patterned fabric | plastic headband | hot glue gun | measuring tape or ruler | needle and thread | scissors | acrylic paint | paint brushes.


Start by cutting a rectangle of fabric with 18x11 inch or 45x28 cm, and a smaller one for the middle part of the headband with 6x4.5 inch or 15x12 cm.



Paint the fabric all over with random brush strokes in different colors like so, and once you have enough color, set it aside to dry and paint the smaller rectangle with the same technique.

Let both parts dry completely and cut the edges.


Fold the fabric in half, right sides together and use a fine line of hot glue to hold.

Turn the right side out and press the seam in the center. At this point, you can also see if the fabric is not too big for the headband, and trim if needed.


Gather the ends on both sides, making a small stitch to secure.

Glue the fabric to the headband, small sections at a time,


Cut 2 new small rectangles of fabric, and fold the edges inside, and hold it using a bit of glue.


Cover the end of the headband, by first folding the fabric in half, and wrapping it around


Grab the smaller rectangle that you painted, and fold the sides inside, I actually had to fold mine twice, because it was still too wide, to fit the headband.


Place the right sides together and glue the edges, turn the right side out, slide it onto the headband.



If you made this, what pattern would you use?
Hope you enjoyed this diy, and I will talk to you soon,