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How To Tie a Square Blanket Scarf

I always love when something that is comfy is fashionable… tennis shoes, leggings, tunic sweaters, and chunky scarves. Yes please! Since picking this scarf up at Forever 21 (in stores), I have gotten a number of questions about how I tie it. Here’s how…

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How To Tie A Blanket Square Scarf

  1. Unfold your scarf.
  2. Fold it across evenly to create a triangle.
  3. Grab the two far ends of the triangle, one in either hand.
  4. Cross the two ends behind your head.
  5. Pull them around to the front.
  6. Tuck the two ends slightly under the rest of the scarf and fluff it out until the desired look is achieved.

Voila! You have a cute way to wear the tricky but cozy square blanket scarves.

Some of my favorite plaid scarves are here, here, here, here, and here. Stay warm!

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DIY Lucite Clutch

I mentioned recently that I am am loving lucite and after seeing the clutches all over NYFW, I knew I had to have one myself. Unfortunately, these clear little boxes are deceivingly expensive. So… it’s time for another DIY!

Materials: Hinged box (I got this exact one), E6000, Knob, Studs

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1. Drill a hole at the top center of your plastic box with very light pressure. Make sure you use a drill bit that is just slightly larger than your knob. I got an experienced coworker to help me with this.

2. Use wire cutters to shorten the screw on your knob. It needs to be just slightly long enough to fit the washer and nut.

3. Screw it into the hole carefully, add the washer, and then tighten the nut around it.

4. Using your glue, add studs down the side. Be carefully not to apply too much glue or it will ooze out the sides and dry white. Allow to dry over night.

5. Optional, but I added a black leather pouch inside to keep my items hidden. Kind of defeats the purpose of a transparent clutch but hey, different strokes for different folks!

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There are so many versions of this that I’m looking forward to trying. Next up will be this beautiful perfume clutch. Happy crafting!

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DIY Valentino-Inspired Studded Leather Clutch

I am becoming quite the proponent of upcycling… and studs… on everything! So after finding this black leather bag at my local Goodwill, I was inspired to create my own take on the Valentino RockStud Clutch. I searched high and low in my local craft stores and could not find studs. As it turns out, flatback beads and super glue work just as well, and it’s even easier to make! Just make sure the glue says that it works with leather.

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Materials: Black Leather Clutch (Here is an affordable option), Studs, Scotch Super Glue Gel

And here is a Michaels coupon for 40% off the materials!

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I simply laid out the beads about a half inch from the edge of the clutch and began to glue. Keep in mind that a little glue goes a long way! If you put too much on the back of the bead, it will ooze out of the sides and dry white. No bueno. I would recommend using a q-tip to dot the glue on your bead before attaching it to the bag. Stud three sides like me or four like Valentino and voila! You’ve jazzed up a boring bag 🙂

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