DIY glam for spring training games

terri o spring training fan apparel

I looked up logos under images for my favorite teams. There are tons to choose from. I used them as templates, patterns or even inspiration. One important tip, before you decorate any new t-shirt is sure to pre-wash it. Do not add fabric softener!!

Supplies to make your shirt & hat dazzle:

T-shirt

Foam hat

Permanent markers

Iron on letters, numbers & paper

Iron

I show you how Super Simple it is to create right HERE on Sonoran Living!

 

Jewelry cleaning and repair tips!

If you have ever experienced your jewelry leaving dark marks on your skin, try painting the back or the parts that touch your skin with clear nail polish.

To fix a missing stone, find a nail polish the color of the stone and fill in the spot where the stone is missing. You can also use glitter glue — it comes in a large variety of colors.

jewelry box To create a new look, you can paint your jewelry with nail polish. There are so many colors you can match almost any outfit!

To clean costume jewelry, use a soft cloth or soft bristle brush and some dishwashing liquid. For tougher jobs, you can use a plain, basic toothpaste with a soft brush. Just be careful to not scrub too hard and be careful not to scratch any of the stones.

If you lose a jewel and you have it, be sure to use a jewelry glue to repair it. It will ensure your jewels stay put with the right adhesive. You can find it in the glue section at any craft store.

Boutique-style Jeans in mere minutes!

You are going to use lace a  Color Artz Air Compressor and Paint Pouches to create boutique-style jean shorts.

For tone on tone jeans use two shades of the same color!

Wearable right away because you don’t have to heat set the fabric.

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Color Scrunched T-shirt

This shirt might look like tie-dye, but it’s not! It is so fun, true to color and super simple (of course) to make!

Here is another technique to use with the ColorArtz Air Brush. (One can of propellant will do about 5 Ts.)

Scrunch up a simple white t-shirt and craft your work of art!

The first color I use in the video is Mango Tango.

Which beach will you lounge around on in your cool painted t-shirt?

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Add Bling and Sass to Summer Sandals and Swimsuits

Want to make plain flip flops get ohhs and ahhs?craft sandals terri o

If you would rather not pay $20 or $30 or more  for designer sandals or flip flops, here is my super simple way to add beads and bling!

The great thing is, it costs just pennies and a few minutes of your time to craft. Update your summer swimsuit and sandals with some beads and bling. I used last years shoes and an inexpensive pair I bought for a dollar.

Adding spice to a swim suit is just as simple!

Materials:

2 pair of plain sandals or flip flops

assorted beads (or buttons or a combination of the two)

wire

hot fix tool

flexible glue

rhinestones

headpin

wire cutters
Beaded Bling Sandals:

1.  First lay out your beads in the order you want them to be placed on your shoe. String it with beads. You will need about 3 times the length of the strap for the wire.

2.  Attach the wire by pushing it thru the spot where it is attached to the bottom of the shoe. Wrap it around the rubber knob that secures the strap to the shoe. Simply wrap the wire around the shoe strap and place a bead on top each time your wrap it.

3.  Once your reach the end, secure it into the bottom of the little knob that secures the strap. If your shoes break our wear out, because they are pretty cheap, simply cut the wire and remove the beads.

Rhinestones Sandals:

1. I used a hot fix tool to adhere the beads. For the larger beads make sure you use FLEXIBLE glue.

update swim suit terri oUpdated Swim Suits:

1. I just added a few beads on a head pin to give an old suit some new life.

 

If you’d like to see how, click here!

 

Patricia from New York won my DVDs this week.

You could be next if you leave a comment that you have contacted your local station.

One winner chosen each Friday, announced on Saturday.

Sassy Sonoran Stilettos You Can Make!

I was thrilled to be asked to be a guest artist for Second Inspired Soles: A stiletto shoe auction to benefit Artlink Phoenix. The show is back by popular demand among patrons and local artists for its second year.

Local designers, artists and celebrities have custom-decorated the stilettos.

Those of you who live in the Phoenix Metro Area are getting a sneak peek!

Terri O DIY Stilettos
For those of you who are not able to attend but want to add sass to your own stilettos, the instructions are below.

All of the stilettos will be unveiled and auctioned on April 5, 2013, during First Friday in Downtown
Phoenix at the 6th Avenue Gallery (located on the southwest corner of Sixth Avenue and
McKinley, one block south of Roosevelt. The gallery is in the basement level of the
building).

The stilettos will remain on display throughout the month of April.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Artlink Phoenix, a nonprofit organization dedicated to linking artists, business and the public to better understand, appreciate and promote the thriving arts community in Central Phoenix.

Sassy Sonoran Stilettos
Level: Moderate
Designed by: Terri O

Supplies:
Plain Black Stilettos
Red Paint (I used Master’s Touch Acrylic in red)
White 3 Dimensional Paint
Hot Fix Rhinestones
Round Sponge Dauber
Paper Plate

Instructions:
1. You will have to do the shoes in stages so that each step dries. First I did the zebra stripes on the
platform of each shoe and let it dry.
2. Paint the bottom red. You may need several coats of paint. Let dry in between each coat.
3. With the round sponge dabber, add the polka dots to your shoes and let dry.
4. Place two rows of hot fix rhinestone to the heel.
5. Keep in mind this was my creation. Yours may look different but that does not mean it is wrong!
Embrace your own creativity!!
6. xo

A Purse by Any Other Name… Clutch!

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Super Simple Beaded Clutch

Purse, pocketbook, handbag, or clutch, it is the one accessory a woman rarely goes without.

You can win a purse in horse racing, boxing, and once upon a time, each member of a crew on a ship that captured an enemy vessel was entitled to a share of the purse… aka money.

So naturally, the purse has come to be the one accessory women rarely go anywhere without.

I suspect these days they cell phone is probably a close second and if your cell phone is not in a pocket, it’s in… you guessed it… your purse!

We make a fashion statement with our purses. My assistant Carol claims her mother’s purse was “an infinite bags of holding and had everything but the bathroom sink.”

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We borrowed this photo and the painting is available from: http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/51412

The purse is an accessory of many names and styles. An acquaintance of mine from New York calls it a “pocketbook”. My neighbor calls it a “handbag”. When someone refers to a purse as a “clutch”we know they are going out in style.
Beaded Clutch Materials:

Item you wish to decorate
Terrifically Tacky Tape
Seed and Bugle Beads –
Optional: Charms, Beaded ribbon

Instructions:

  1. Cut strips of Terrifically Tacky Tape and apply to item you wish to decorate. (The clutch above was a plain purse I found for a couple of bucks on sale.).
  2. Remove top plastic layer from tape and liberally apply Beads.
  3. Repeat process as necessary.

 

Tip: I made the clutch above super simple, but you could easily ad beaded ribbon to dangle from the bottom and an aesthetically place charm or two.

DVD Give-Away and Card Making Blog Hop with Operation Write Home

The reason to participate in OPERATION WRITE HOME’s card making extravaganza is a win in itself. Operation Write Home is a non-profit that encourages others to make cards that our men and women serving the military overseas, often in combat zones, can send back home to their loved ones for birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, I love you and all those other reasons that people send still send cards.

I’m sweetening the pot with a drawing for a set of my Paper, Fashion and Holiday crafting videos. I’ll choose one winner at random who makes a card and comments on the blog.

The DVDs are normally $9.99 each. From now until June 9, 2012, you can order a set for $25 through my assistant, Carol La Valley.

I can’t stress this enough, be sure to check the FAQs on the OWH site about card making size and safety –no glitter!

It’s a long holiday weekend so no excuses.

Come on back to my blog  early tomorrow morning for all the details!

 

 

 

Simple Sunburn Save

Sunny days are here and even the careful among us can get burned while enjoying the nice weather.

You can soothe a sun burn with this one-time use facial mask you can whip up in your kitchen!

Salsa Facial Mask
1/2 small tomato
1/4 cucumber with peel, chopped
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 egg white (optional)

Instructions: In a food processor, combine tomato, cucumber, parsley and lemon juice; puree until smooth. If desired, stir in egg white. Apply mixture to your face; leave on 10 minutes, rinse with warm water and pat dry. Refrigerate remaining mask.

Did you know that human hair grows at a rate of about six inches per year?

Daily scalp massages (small clockwise motions with your fingertips) will help stimulate blood and accompanying nutrient flow to the hair follicles.

Jalapeño Hair Tonic
2 small or 1 large jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
1/2 cup vodka
2 Tbsp. castor oil

Instructions: Place chopped jalapeño in a ceramic bowl. Pour vodka over peppers; allow mixture to sit for several days. Strain off vodka and discard peppers. Add castor oil to vodka; pour into a clean bottle. Shake before using. Massage a small amount to scalp before going to bed. Avoid getting this in your eyes!

Paper Belt Buckle

 

Once you have the findings all you need is some pretty paper and old jewelry parts to make this amazing belt buckle. Your friends won’t believe you made it yourself!