diy with Brittni:

March 11, 2011

Brittni here from papernstitch. And this week I am delving into all things sparkly for my diy roundup. It's a little bit of everything: small to big, fashion to home decor, all with one thing in common: casual glamour. Casual glamour? What the heck is that? Well, we're about to find out. Enjoy!

Hang your favorite postcards, love notes, and everything in between in a place that rarely receives any design love: the fridge. Yep! Dress up your fridge with a fun and flirty magnet diy found on Curbly using vintage jewelry, vintage babble turned magnets (image above), and you'll feel inspired each time you take a trip to the kitchen.


Then, bring some drama into the bedroom (or dining room) with this capiz shell look-alike chandelier. So clever! Believe it or not the "shells" in this project are actually made of wax paper. Sure fooled me.

And how about a little gold? You didn't think I was going to get through an entire glamour diy roundup without it, did you? These two gold projects have me hooked on home decor, in very different ways. So, if you're feeling regal, spruce up an old lampshade with a geometric gilded treatment that feels oh-so luxe. Or get in on the gold rush and create these quirky alchemy bookends, if you're looking to spice things up with something a bit more unexpected.

And for our final project of the week, turn a basic sunglasses case into an evening clutch in a matter of minutes using this easy clutch tutorial. Genius! You can even paint the "clutch" with textile paint to take it things to the next level. How's that for casual glamour?

Now that I've showed you a few causal glamour craft projects, I am curious to know your take on things. How do you describe "casual glamour"? Let me know in the comments below.

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About Brittni: She is the founder of the handmade exhibition site, papernstitch and is also the editor of a handmade blog, by the same name. When not working on papernstitch, she is dreaming up fun little tutorials and crafting projects for her home. If you love DIY as much as Brittni does, visit her free diy projects and tutorials section for more than sixty quick and easy projects.

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  1. The last picture is amazing:)

    Have a great day...

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  2. I love it all!! I really need to do some DIY!! =)

    Melanie's Randomness

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  3. i LOVED this! that chandelier just ran straigh tot the top of my list!! thanks for the diy eye candy! :)

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  4. Girl In Oslo is right. I feel I wanna be this lady from the last pic.
    Greetz:)

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  5. Yep. Sometimes, I like to save the best for last. :) And, oh yes, isn't that lighting diy great Lauren? I love it. Have a great weekend everyone.
    -Brittni

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  6. That is a KILLER chandelier, and the last photo of the girl is amazing. Love everything about it. Specifically that shes not looking at the camera.

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  7. Thanks Brittni - I've been looking forward to this post all week I'm yet to try one of your DIYs out, but I've found them all really inspiring. I made all of our Christmas gifts this year, and plan to do the same next time, so thank you so much for all of your great ideas.

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  8. That chandelier is awesome! I made something similar out of paper for a local hair salon. Check it out!

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2105248&id=1386956074

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  9. That is one badass chandelier.

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  10. those chandelier are really nice and creative..I would love to try and edit mine myself

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  11. that chandelier is INCREDIBLE!! I'll have to take a closer look!

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  13. I'm SUPERDUPER in love with the wax paper chandelier!!! I have been wanting to make sooomething to cover up the horrible exposed lightbulb in our bedroom. This is THE way to do it!! I am so doing this - this weekend! Can't wait!!!

    I also love those sparkly fridge magents. Super pretty :)

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  14. i am really digging that chandelier idea, thanks so much for sharing!

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