DIY Rainbow Patch Crew Socks

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I'm going to let you in on a little secret... I am addicted to cute socks. I can't even tell you how many pairs of both novelty and plain socks I own. And don't even get me started on tights! So, needless to say, this DIY has been so much fun to think about and make. The best part about these DIY socks though, is that they took less than 5 minutes to make! Find the full how-to below. 

Crew socks
Mini patches (I got mine here)
Iron
Straight pins

1. Try on your crew socks and mark where you want your patches to go with a straight pin.

2. Take your socks off and make sure that the patches are placed evenly on both socks when laid flat. 

3. Warm your iron up to the settings specified for your patches. Once the iron is hot, carefully press it down on top of your patch, working with one sock at a time. After about 20 seconds, lift up the iron to see if the patch is attached. If it is not, continue to press down firmly with your iron for 20 second increments. 

4. Repeat step 3 with the other sock, and allow both to sit for 24 hours before wearing. 

These socks are definitely going to be my new favorite spring accessory. I already know they look good with heels, and think they would look equally as cute with sneakers!

#WTCwalls :: Stay Cool

This is just a quick post to share another amazing wall mural I found in South Austin. This "stay cool" wall is located at 2005 S Lamar Blvd. It's on the north facing side of Sola boutique. I've seen it there for the past few months, but who knows when or if it will be painted over. Make sure to check it out if you're in town for SXSW. 

How To: Velvet Wrap Choker Necklace DIY

I have been absolutely crazy over the choker wrap trend that has been sweeping the fashion scene over the past year. It's such a simple accessory that can spruce up any old outfit. I decided I just HAD to make my own, and of course I wanted to share it with all of you. Oh, and you want to know the coolest thing about this DIY? It seriously takes less than 5 minutes to make! 

Velvet ribbon
Metal necklace ends
Necklace Charms
Jewlery pliers
Scissors

1. Wrap the velvet ribbon around your neck to determine the length. Once you like how it looks, cut the ribbon to size. 

2. Slide one end of the ribbon into a metal necklace end, and then clamp it down with a pair of pliers. Repeat with the other side.

3. Open up the link on one of the charms with the pliers. Attach the open link to the hole on the metal necklace end. Make sure to fully close the link on the charm so it does not fall off the necklace. Repeat with the other side. 

Now that I know how easy these are to make, I want one in every color! I'm thinking it would also be fun to experiment with colored leather too. What do you think? 

DIY Fringe Bandana Scarf

I'm getting fringy with it in today's DIY! I am going to teach you how to make your very own fringe bandana. This scarf is perfect for the summer months, but is also great for adding a bit of drama to any fall or winter ensemble. Keep on reading below to learn how to make one yourself. 

  • Bandana
  • Chainette fringe trim
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Straight pins
  • Thread

Measure the length of one side of the bandana, and add 1 inch. This will be the length of fringe you need. Example: If your bandana is 22 inches, long on one side, your fringe will need to be 23 inches long. Fold under 1/2 an inch on each end of the fringe.

Place the fringe along the edge of your bandana, overlapping slightly. Use straight pins to hold the fringe into place. Make sure to also pin down the folded edges at the ends. Use a sewing machine to attached the fringe to the bandana. Repeat these steps along the opposite side of the bandana. 

This is a great project for beginner sewers. The steps are very simple, but the difference of material makes it an interesting challenge for new or first time sewers. If you are more experienced, this project will probable take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes, depending on how big your bandana is, and how much fringe you are adding. 

#WTCwalls :: Black & Neon Mural

I am so exited to be posting about this mural! It is one of my favorite walls here in Austin, and this post has actually been in the works for a while. It took me so long to post about it because until recently I have not been able to take pictures that would do it justice.

I found this wall in a parking lot on East 6th Street and Pedernales Street. There are lots of small shops and local restaurants around, so finding it empty enough for pictures can make it a hit or miss photo op location. But even when it's full of cars, the bright funky shapes are really eye catching. 

                              Jacket: Boohoo, Skirt: Forever 21, Shoes: Kelly & Katie

I also need to give a quick shout out to my sequin jacket, which is to be honest, is the real show winner of this post. The colors match with the mural so well I can hardly handle it! I'm also really digging how it looks with my metallic silver skirt.