Easiest Gold Necklace Ever

Quickest DIY necklace everI figured out how to make the cheapest gold necklace ever.  Well, ok, it isn’t real gold but gold coated or something.  After my wardrobe consultation, I realized that a lot of the jewelry I own does not fit the look that I want to have.  So I have been slowly adding new pieces to my collection.  But I’m super cheap when it comes to accessories.  But I had this idea so I headed to the local craft store to see if it would work.

DIY gold knot necklace DIYI looked in the jewelry section for a gold chain that I like the look of.  I’m pretty sure that this one was $3.00.  And it might have even been cheaper because I think it was on sale.  Look for the longest chain that you can find.

DIY gold chain knot necklaceGrab the two ends and make a knot.  Boom.  Remember that you will have to fit it over your head so keep the knot close to the ends.  Or you can just undo the knot when you want to take it off.

simple gold necklace tutorial Super easy and pretty cute.  And since the chain won’t let the knot get too tight it kind of slips around so it looks a bit different each time you knot it.  And I didn’t have to buy any special jewelry making supplies.  And since my usual post partner in crime was out-of-town I had to take these photos of myself.  Super awkward but you get the point.


Green with Envy for this Camo Jacket

St. Patrick's Day fashionI do not get excited about St. Patrick’s Day.  I have no interested in going out and drinking green beer just for the sake of it.  And I seem to never have green in my wardrobe.  I think people wear things on this day just to work in some green and forgo their usual fashion sense.  But I think this is the perfect look for me.  I am dying over this great camo jacket with gold foil accents.  And you can’t go wrong with a Ban.do gold scarf.  What will you be wearing on the 17th?

Easy Sequin Tassel Tutorial

Easy Gold Sequin Tassel DIY TutorialYo.  What’s up.  Today I wanted to share the easiest tassel tutorial ever.  I give you:  Easy Sequin Tassels.  I made these for my balloon Valentine’s but they could be used in so many other ways.  I would love to get a gift with one of these cuties.  Or hung on a Christmas tree!

gold sequin tassels with mint and peach yarnI like how these sequin tassels are a little bit looser than a normal tassel.  And that they don’t require you to wrap things tight around your hand so it gets stuck and you feel like a nerd trying to get it loose.  Or maybe i’m just doing it wrong…They way I did this tutorial, you make two at a time.

sequins and yarnThe main supply that you might need to order for this craft is the sequin trim.  I picked this up at Paper Mart (hey Orange County – their warehouse is in Orange and you can will call your orders.  HUGE!  Your welcome.)  Then you just need yarn or string to tie them off and scissors.  Nothing complicated about this.

steps to diy tutorialThere are no measurements for this.  Wing it.  You will need to cut of a length of the trim.  Loop it about 4-5 times.  Pull the yarn through the sequin loops on one side and tie a knot.

tie knots at both endsDo the same thing on the other end.  Or don’t.  If you want to do just one long tassel, you would cut the loops and then trim up the ends so they are even.

cut the tassels apartIf you do want two, cut them apart in the middle.  One side will be a little bit more full due to it having an extra loop.

easy sequin tassel garland diySuper easy.  Super sparkly.  Super fun.

DIY gold sequin tasselsHow would you use these sequin tassels?

gold sequin tassel garlandYou can even make them in to a garland.  This one is totally whack but sometimes that is just how my crafts go.  I was too lazy to dig around my garage for the perfect thing to hang them from.  But you can see the potential and if you are so inclined, make it better.  I also like things messy so I like the pop of color from the yarn ends.  Feel free to trim it off if it offends you.  This couldn’t be any easier, right?

Easy Hanging Balloon Valentine’s

hanging balloon valentinesHi there.  I don’t usually post on weekends but I decided to share with you all the Easy Hanging Balloon craft I’m hosting at Craft with the Bloggers today!  I think balloons are awesome and are totally underused.  They are cheap, they are easy to keep on hand and you can do so much with them.

Easy valentine's ideaAll you have to do to make a hanging balloon Valentine is grab a balloon and find something pretty to hang it from…Another favorite material of mine is yarn.  It comes in EVERY color and is cheap. Hmmm, it sounds like I am a cheap skate.  Totally not.  My husband would vouch for that.  I just hate when you buy something and then you don’t want to use it because it was so expensive.

peach and gold hanging balloon valentine

Add whatever embellishments you would like.

feather and ballon valentine with mint peach and gold

Who knew they made peach feathers!  And it is hard to see from this picture, but this clear balloon is filled with sequins.

fill balloon with sequins

All you have to do to get sequins in a balloon is to insert a funnel.  With the help of a skewer you can get them through the hole and in to the balloon.  Another idea would be to write a small love note, roll it up and put it inside the balloon so your honey has to pop it to get it out.  hanging the balloon valentine

My idea for the hanging balloon Valentine’s is to hang out them outside a closed door so it is the first thing they see when they get up in the morning.  I think that would be a delightful surprise.

peach feather mint green and gold balloon valentine

These can also be made for birthdays or other special days.  Just remember, if these balloons pop it’s going to rain sequins…For some that is a dream, but to people like me who are mess averse it could be tear inducing.

Thanks to Lauren for helping me shoot this!  It is so much easier to shoot with two people!

Champagne for Awards Season

edible stars in champagne coupeMany of you might not know this about me but I studied TV and Film in college.  I had big LA dreams.  I interned for some pretty great casting agents but when it came time to pull the trigger and actually move to LA, I just couldn’t leave my little Orange County bubble.  I prefer more stability in my jobs and the idea of a show being cancelled or always looking for the next job did NOT appeal to me.  But what does appeal to me is awards season.  You can often find me crying right along side the best whatever winner.  I love when people share real joy.  And while the actors might just be adding a little something extra for the cameras, it gets me every time.  I don’t throw a big bash to celebrate the awards shows, but if I did I would totally add these adorable edible gold stars to everyone’s champagne.

champagne and cheese ball for awards season entertainingThe stars like to cling to the bubbles and they start to dissolve and turn the champagne a bit yellowish.  But I still kind of love it.  Oh yeah and I’d serve it up with a cheese ball.  Instant party.

easy flair for the awards shows and partiesAnd it wouldn’t take much more to turn to turn it in to a real legit party with some simple gold flair.  The Golden Globes are this Sunday.  Will you watch?


Adult Halloween Party Inspiration

halloween party inspiration boardI’m craving an adult Halloween party that is grown up, sophisticated.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t really like Halloween.  But I think a more arty, avant garde approach would make it tolerable.  P.S. that gold pinata is a DIY from A to Z Celebrations.  Totally go make one.

Black diamond glasses  .  gold tray  .  tablescape  .  black glitter art installation  .  gold masks  .  cherry cocktail  .  gold leaf white chocolates  .  black and gold lamp  .  white wig with mask  .  black horned mask  .  champagne with sparklers  .  worm noodles  .  spider candlestick holder  .  black cake plate  .  gold pinata