Today’s diy is a floral cuff, I will show you two ways to add a pretty little floral touch to any cuff that you may have lying around!
This first diy is fairly simple all you need is a cuff and fabric paint or acrylic paint. If you don’t have any cuff or fabric paint you can get a cuff at Micheal’s that’s where I got mines on sale for less than $3 and that’s also where I got my fabric paint.For the cuff you can also probably purchase one at any store that sells accessories/ jewellery.
Step 1: Grab your fabric paint and cuff and start painting and then let dry and then you have a pretty floral print on your cuff! I chose a cherry blossom inspired print.
This second diy just requires some spare floral materials and crazy glue/glue gun, I chose this pretty black rosy print scarf that I had lying around from the Talize thrift store.
Step 1: Grab your fabric and cut out a strip as thick as you want, and then glue it diagonally and voilà there you have it!
Here is another diy choker, except this choker is made out of a belt and can also be worn as a bracelet.(2 in 1 for all you diy lovers)
Grab a old medium sized or small sized belt, you can get any colour, I chose navy blue. It’s because we are going to splatter some acrylic paint on it to give a pretty artsy flare, and the navy blue backdrop is suited, because it’s dark and will make the colours pop more! Adding the pop of colourful paint is optional, but it definitely makes the piece more of a unique statement piece.
Step 1-2: Get your belt and cut it down to about 6-7 inches. Then get some acrylic paints, fabric paints or nail polish you can go with whatever you prefer or have.Make sure you have a newspaper or anything that you don’t mind getting paint all over, cause it can get messy!
Step 3-4: Grab a paint brush or nail polish brush and start splattering. Although I did use all of them, I did find that the nail polish did give a more pigmented, vibrant look. Get a ribbon clasp/ crimp closure and use pliers to clamp it down between the belt.
Step 5: Last but not least, get some chain and attach it to the closure with pliers, and attach the necklace hook, and there you have it voila! It can be worn as choker and bracelet, the photos below, will show the different ways it can be worn.
Spring Wonderland is a piece of art I created inspired by a collaboration of ideas that resulted in this pretty little acrylic painting.
Spring: This one is an obvious one, because the title is called ‘Spring Wonderland’ the flowers and roses scream spring. The abstract floral shape is actually made by using a piece of lace as a stamp, which I thought created an beautiful effect.
Easter Eggs: The colours are also a inspiration of Easter eggs and Easter candies, yum!
Psychedelic 60’s: The wonderful swirls are reminiscent of the 60’s art and lava lamps, I thought this would make the art piece more playful with a touch of magic.