DIY Sunday: Spiky Collar

11 november will not only be remembered as Armistice Day but also the day you’ll have made your own collar. How much more fun can a lazy Sunday be?! So, whenever you’re ready…

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 You’ll need the following materials to make this DIY happen:

  1. An old shirt from your dad or bought at the thrift store, preferably with a hard collar
  2. Fabric glue
  3. Scissors
  4. Some accessoires to customize your collar with. I used an broken bracelet but you can easily use pearls like the ones in the pictures too! Whatever works for you ;-)

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Step 1: Cut the collar of the shirt. Make sure you don’t forget to cut right under the seam, so that you leave the button to be able to wear this collar as a necklace by buttoning it up.

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Step 2: Glue your materials on the collar. Wheter it’s spikes, pearls or even pieces of other fabric, put the glue on and paste it where you want. The fabric glue I used was white in the beginning but as it dries out, it becomes transparent.

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Step 3: Button up the collar. You can wear it with a jumper or just as a necklace. I made this a while back an I have to be honest: I hardly never wear it. I think I prefer a peter pan collar, which is also doable with this DIY!

Enjoy making this super easy DIY and let me know what you created!

 

DIY: Chanel 2.55 Cake

Every now and then, a girl indulges in new clothes but let’s face it, sweets are nice treats too! So that’s why Birdy and I decided to do something during the day: make a crazy cake! The Chanel 2.55 immediately popped in mind… We were serious about making one, so the next day we bought supplies and there we were baking a cake, like a boss!

Of course, sharing mouth-watering pictures is not enough… That’s why I’ll be sharing you step by step what you have to do! Good luck and don’t give up like we did a bit at the end :D

Preparing the cake to put in the oven is the first step. We knew we had a lot of work to do with the finishing touches of the cake, so we opted to go for prepared cake dough by Herta with both chocolate and vanilla. We filled 3 rectangular cake pans (buttered them first of course + some powdered sugar) with the marble cake dough from Herta and while the cakes were rising and become even more yummy then the dough – oops, sorry mom, I always eat the dough even though you taught me not to – we started making the chocolate buttercream.

We used these ingredients from Savory Sweet Life but ours didn’t turn out so chocolate brown but it was delish!

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks or 1/2 pound), softened (but not melted!)
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners (powdered) sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 tablespoons milk or heavy cream

After making the buttercream, start making the small details on the bag, such as the Chanel sign, the chains and last but not least the ‘leather’ of the bag! To make all of this, you’ll need cake fondant, which apparently exists in every color possible! We bought one white and 2 black ones. We covered the white with gold paint dust to make it look like actual chains. Don’t panic, everything we used, is eatable… Weird, huh?!

By now, the cakes will be ready and not at all in the shape you want them to be, that’s why you have to cut them to be flat so you can stack one onto another. The buttercream will come in between every piece and also around the whole cake, before you put the fondant around it. You’ll have to knead the fondant until it’s flat enough, cut it in the right size and draw the seams onto the bag. Then take the fondant and cover the cake with it. Put the final details on them to finish it up.

There you go… Piece of Chanel cake!

DIY Monday: Tie dye jeans

Today, I’ll be showing you how to tie dye your jeans. Of course, by now, you’ve probably found it elsewhere, but still… I thought it was fun to share this one with you! Let’s get those hands dirty!

Step 1: You’ll need a few things to make this DIY work! So look for a pair of jeans you’d like to give a second chance of showing that booty of yours! Fill a bucket with some water and add some whitener. The amount is up to you, I added quite a lot to make this work, but like I said: it’s up to you ;-) Next you’ll need a pair of plastic gloves because bleaching can be a b*tch! Grab a few elastics and keep following instructions….

Step 2: For a nice tie dye effect, putting the pants in a bucket with some whitener will not be enough. You’ll have to wrap the jeans in every way possible and secure those small parts with some elastics. Start at the bottom of your pants and wrap it all the way up! The places you can’t see, the whitener can’t reach. Are you getting excited already?

Step 3: It’s time for some action. You’ll have wrapped the jeans with a few elastics and put on those gloves already… So now, do it! Put those pants in that freakin’ bucket! :D Make sure they stay under, because they tend to float around… I filled another bucket with some water and put in on top to make sure it stays where it needs to be. Now leave them in there for as long as you want, as long as you like the result!

Step 4: After all the running back and forth to the bucket, you can finally take those pants out of the water, let them dry, maybe wash them first… and then you can flaunt them jeans, Isabel Marant style! I can not assure you it will go as quick as it seems but you’ll love the result! What I can tell you is that you have to choose a thick pair of jeans because the ones I’m wearing here are in fact jeggings, of which the fabric is not very strong… That results in a few holes here and there, hihi!

Have fun and let me know how it turns out ^^