We love Spring because it means we can unpack our summer clothes, embrace lighter colours and finally wear those adorable flats we purchased on sale during the winter months. What better way to welcome the warm weather than a few DIYs to spruce up the ol’ accessory collection? Here are 6 Spring Accessory DIYs inspired by some of the season’s hottest trends that we’re dying to try this season.
1) Two toned glasses.
Otherwise basic sunglasses get a mega “wow” factor facelift when a two toned effect is applied. Using a pair of $6 frames (Forever21 and H&M are a gold-mine for this type of project) use painters tape to define your straight lines. Then simply paint the top half of the frame with your nail colour of choice.Wait to dry, readjust your tape and apply a second colour on the bottom half of the frame.We used Essie’s “Turquoise & Caicose” with “Play Date” on our project. Apply a top coat for added shine.
2) Balenciaga inspired crop top.
A simple tank top becomes the ultimate summer pièce de résistance with a few simple cuts and stitches!. Start with a scoop neck tank top that fits long in the torso (the longer the tank the more fabric you’ll have to wrap with), cut out the back of the tank top (when you try it on it should come to about your mid-back). Starting at the neck of the tank use fabric scissors to cut evenly down the front of the tank- the fabric should look almost like a vest that’s longer in the front. Now wrap the top around you, criss-crossing the straps in the front. Fold over excess fabric above the bust for a more subtle neckline. You can stich these down if you’d like. Use a simple stitch to gather the the straps and create a more feminine line.
Click here for the Balenciaga inspired crop top DIY
3) Leather lunch bag
When we spotted models toting leather lunch bags at Jil Sander and Soia & Kyo we just knew we had to find a perfect DIY to pull it off ourselves. The key to this project is all in the leather (or faux leather you use) -you want to find something light yet structured enough to hold its shape. This project involves the use of a sewing machine, however it’s the perfect place for a novice sewer to learn. Check out the link below for the full details on pulling this beauty off yourself.
4) Utility rope necklaces.
These bright, unique pieces will add that needed “oomph” to any drab outfit. The best part about this DIY is the simplicity. All you need is brightly coloured string (available at a craft store) and utility rope and hardwear pieces, all found at your local hardware store. Arrange your hardwear pieces on the utilty rope. Wrap your coloured string, add a little glue and volia! A brightly coloured necklace! Make a few of these for layering or wear alone.
5) Metallic Tipped Flats
If there was ever a time for cute, quirky flats Spring is it. We’ve been wondering what to do with our boring old flats and this adorable metallic hearts project was just the ticket. This project uses pointed toe flats to create a heart shaped effect, however using rounded toes and just painting the caps would be adorable as well. You could even try variations such as spraying the heel or creating geometric shapes with your metallic spray paint. Check out the link for the full tutorial.
We have never had such a strong DIY urge as when we saw the plastic flower adorned sunglasses emerge from Dolce & Gabbana. This project is so simple you’ll have time to make a few (for your lucky friends). Simply add plastic floral embellishments to a pair of sunglasses with crazy glue and you’ve made the seasons trendiest sunglasses all on your own.
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