Hey everyone! Instead of making you all gift guides this year, I’m going to be having a series of ‘To Buy or DIY’. Consisting of your holiday favorites: should you buy them or can you DIY them? I’ve tried to keep it simple, so that no matter your skill set, this is something fun and easy you can do. I can’t wait to show you what I have in store in the coming weeks!
This week I’ll be showing you the velvet bow sweater – should you buy it ? or DIY it?
First up, we have the bow sweater. I spotted this idea from J. crew. Okay, I love J.crew and if I could pay rent to live inside their catalogue, I would sell a kidney. All joking aside, one of the reasons I love their clothing is because it is the perfect amount of quirky, yet classic. I loved this sweater because it was such a cute, subtle detail that made the sweater so very festive! Kate Spade also makes a lush alternative:
Another really awesome surprise is, I’m going to show you how to make this groovy velvet bow brooch with a youtube video. I’m still learning, this is my third video ever. However, I must say, I am very proud of it! It’s sometimes so nice to see how far you’ve come from your first try.
Bar Pins (here)
1-2 ft velvet ribbon (mine is 3/4 inch wide)
Hot glue gun
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