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How to Tuck Non-Skinny Jeans Into Boots

Although skinny jeans are ubiquitously popular, some of us still have a real affection for flared or boot-cut jeans. That sometimes proves to be a problem come boot season. But contrary to what you might think, you don’t need to wear skinny jeans or even straight-leg jeans to wear your favorite pants with boots. With a little (OK, a lot) of trial and error, we’ve figured out the elusive trick to tucking the bulkier wide-leg jeans into a pair of cute boots.

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DIY White Board Pen Stand

Don’t you love it when something looks great and is multipurpose? I do! And it’s even better when I can customise it easily. That’s exactly what we were going for with this DIY white board pen stand. 

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DIY Unicorn Dreamcatcher

Materials:

– 6″ Embroidery Hoops
– Yarn and ribbon of various textures and colours
– Hot glue
– Felt (stiff white and light pink)
– Decorative craft flowers
– Glitter paper
– Scissors

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Stitched Geometric Artwork

SUPPLIES

  • Template (download below)
  • Washi tape or paperclips
  • Cardboard
  • Push pin or awl
  • Watercolor paper
  • Paint brush
  • Embroidery floss
  • Embroidery needle
  • Thread conditioner (optional)
  • Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1

Print out the template, draw your own design, or trace an existing pattern on printer paper. Layer the design over watercolor paper and tape or paper clip together to secure. Place the template and paper over several layers of cardboard and punch holes using a push pin or awl into each point in the pattern where the lines intersect.

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LEAF CATCHALL DIY

Materials

  • Leaves
  • Air dry clay
  • Roller
  • Craft knife
  • Gloss varnish
  • Paint brush

Steps

1. Break off a small lump of air dry clay and roll out flat and thin. The thinner you can roll your clay the more delicate and lifelike the leaves will look. Be careful not to roll it too thin, though, or your imprint will go right through the clay.

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DIY Paper Allium Flowers

Materials-

  1. Allium template
  2. Tacky Glue
  3. Fine crepe in “French Violet”
  4. Heavy crepe in “Eggplant” and fine crepe in “Olive Green”
  5. 18 inch lengths of 18 and 20 gauge stem wire
  6. Paper scissors
  7. Wire snips
  8. Small awl
  9. Optional: millinery stamens that coordinate with your paper colour
  10. One 1.5” polystyrene ball
  11. One 18″ length of vinyl tubing 3/8” outer diameter, ¼” inner diameter. (Home Depot and Lowe’s both carry it in the plumbing department)

Directions

For the stem:

Cut a 15” length of tubing at a very sharp angle. This pointy end will be the top of your stem, and you’ll insert the point into the polystyrene ball to help anchor the stem. Cut three of the 18 gauge wires so that they’re 16” long. Insert the wires into the length of tubing to hold your stem fairly straight while you wrap it.

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DIY TAPE PICTURE FRAMES

There is something inherently sophisticated about hanging picture frames on one’s walls. Perhaps it’s because they lend a space some semblance of intent, rather than the feeling that random bits have been thrown together. Unfortunately, many rentals and dorms restrict frame use because of rules forbidding nails or tacks. Additionally, frames can be cumbersome to move and ones that aren’t from the dollar store can be quite costly.

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