NOTD: The Victoria’s Secret

These nails were inspired by those famous pink and red stripes on the VS shopping bag (click photo to enlarge). I threw in some gold in there to represent the gold VS logo printed on the bag.¬†When looking for nail art ideas, just look around. You might be inspired by the pattern on your favorite dress, the colors on your sneakers, or um… a shopping bag. Doesn’t take much to inspire me!

DIY: The Statement Pillow

I had a few people asking me about the 20 X 20 “Go To The Gym” felt pillow on my bed in the sausage ponytail tutorial video, and I am proud to say that it was made by yours truly! I saw a similar pillow on Etsy that was $100, and I was determined to copy it. My broken sewing machine has been stuffed away in a closet somewhere for years, so I stitched the whole darn thing by hand. It was actually easier that I thought, only taking a couple hours. I ended up making the “let’s make out” pillow the next day with the leftover felt.

To follow the same basic pillow tutorial that I used, click here. To make the letters, I cut them out of paper first, then I placed the paper letters wrong-side-up on the felt and traced around them with a sharpie. That way when you cut them out, the marker will be on the underside of the felt letter. I hand sewed the letters onto the pillow, but you could easily just glue them on with fabric adhesive. If you have an old throw pillow that you no longer use, you could just cover it, or take the filling out to stuff your new cool pillow. Have fun!

NOTD: The Starfish

Continuing with the whole starfish theme, here are the nails to go with your DIY headband! I started to get a little starfish-sloppy with these, but they still turned out pretty sweet if you’re not too critical. Use little paint brushes and/or homemade dotting tools (pencil, bobby pin, or sewing pin tips) to create the details. Have a great week everyone!