Hello Blogland!! I hope everyone has had a wonderful start to their week!! Or at least a reasonably good one!!
Monday Makeover involves making something out of this mess:
We’ve got some thrifted wooden bangles, some plaid ribbon and a cover it yourself button kit. What could this possibly turn into??
I have wanted a plaid bangle after spying one at Kohl’s for $22!! I had picked up the wooden bracelets over the summer for 10 cents each. I had some plaid ribbon in my stash. This was SUPER easy!! I put a bit of tacky glue on the inside and just wound the ribbon around until covered. A bit more glue to hold down the end and it was DONE!! I’m looking for some more cheapy wooden or plastic bangles because the ribbon aisle at the craft store holds SO many possibilities!!! Custom bangles to match everything!! EASY gifts!!
I also pulled out the DIY button kit I had and made a pair of plaid earrings following the directions on the package. Glued pierced earring posts on back and new Tartan earrings!! I found the teal painted buttons at Joann’s and just cut off the shanks and glued on posts for earrings. LOADS of earring possibilities now lurk on the button racks!! I may redo one of the Tartan ones to better center the plaid motif.
Today was day 2 of my neutralarama week. I am seriously bored already. A co-worker even commented it was odd to see me without a bright color SOMEWHERE!!! Oh well–this is what challenges are for-to stretch my boundaries!
I did sneak SOME color in!! Both of my winter jackets are a color (red or teal) and it was cold enough today to wear one. I pulled out the cashmere/angora/wool Lord&Taylor car coat I recently thrifted-for $3 or $4 DOLLARS!! I now want leopard gloves, hat and scarf to finish it off!! It was super warm without being heavy or bulky!
Don’t forget to VOTE tomorrow (if you’re in the USA!!)
Have a wonderful evening! I’ll be linking up with Lakota for Tah-Dah Tuesday this week!