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Clones N Clowns by Aimee Wood

DIY Christmas present idea : Rhinestone embellished scarf and gloves !

So hats, scarves and gloves are a classic Xmas pressy, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring ! This year why not glitz up a set for your best mate ? It takes no time, looks incredibly pro and costs next to nothing ! To do it yourself, you will need : – Hat/scarf/gloves – Rhinestones in various shapes and colours – Jewelry glue Step 1 : Practice arranging your rhinestones without gluing them, to see which design you like best. I like to just play around with them, placing them one after the other and fitting smaller ones in the holes as I go. Try to get it as symmetrical as you can – this way the end result always looks good ! Step 2 : Take a piccy of your design, just in case it gets blown away or destroyed by a clumsy someone (like yourself !) Steps 3 & 4 : Follow the design on the picture you took or simply pick up the stones one by one and glue them back down with your jewelry glue. A drop will do. Press lightly on each stone to stick it down, making sure the glue doesn’t squidge out at the edges when you press down. If it does, have a tissue handy and quickly remove any extra glue. Pssssst – Make sure you don’t create two right/left hand gloves ! Glue the rhinestones on a different side of each glove. And there you have it ! A beautiful set to give away or even to treat your own little self with this Christmas 🙂 Hope you like it, if you do I’m sure others will too – give it a share ! Have a lovely week-end, xx – – – – – –

DIY Christmas present idea : Rhinestone embellished scarf and gloves !

Do it yourself : Toy dinosaur baubles for your DIY Xmas tree

This DIY was inspired by a gold dinosaur I saw on Urban Outfitters – but they’re so easy to make yourself ! I think they’re so cute and definitely a quirky touch to a crafty Xmas tree. Also a good one for the kids as week-ends and holidays become more and more Xmas activity orientated – and it’s just three simple steps ! To do it yourself, you will need : – Plastic dino toys – Screw hooks – Gold spray paint – Gold ribbon And here’s how to ! Step 1 : Screw a hook into each dino’s head or back Step 2 : Paint the dinosaurs on both sides and leave to dry Step 3 : Thread a piece of gold ribbon through each hook and hang ! What do you think ? I LOVE them ! I’m so proud and have them dangling around the tree 🙂 Cute, trendy and HOME MADE ! More decoration DIYs coming soon. See you tomorrow ! xx – – – – – –

Do it yourself : Toy dinosaur baubles for your DIY Xmas tree

DIY : Pearl glasses

When Mister Spex offered me a pair of glasses to customise I couldn’t resist ! Challenge accepted ! I knew straight away what I would do with them : make them into an original pearly pair ! Here’s how I did it : Mister Spex offer a wide range of basic glasses at an affordable price so why not try a pair of your own and avoid spending hundreds on a pair of designer specs ? It’s easy, fun and stylish ! P.S. Thanks so much for your enthusiasm for my new DO IT KITS ! I’m so pleased you like them ! xx – – – – – –

DIY : Pearl glasses

DO IT KITS : ROUND 2

After an exciting launch already one month ago, my DO IT KITS project has been non stop ! I’ve worked on three new kits for your to enjoy DIYing at home – a chic Braided Chain Bracelet, an Emerald Green bejeweled statement Necklace and last but not least a DO IT KIT version of my popular Heat Knot Necklace ! As a reminder, here’s the deal : After noticing how popular my DIY tutorials were, I realised people really wanted to get down and create. However, many people were unable to satisfy their craving because supplies take time and effort to find, often meaning you have to cross the whole city to find all the bits and bobs you’ll need, and you also often have to buy much more than you need… My answer to this dilemma ? DO IT KITS ! I offer a selection of popular projects from my blog as well as exlusive projects created especially for DO IT KITS so that you can buy online and receive everything you need to create at home. The kits include a tutorial, the supplies to create the chosen project and extra creative ideas for those who wish to take DIYing a little further. DIY has never been so simple 🙂 Do It Kits are for sale on www.doitkits.com and will soon be on sale on Etsy too ! I hope you like them, I love every one of them and so did the editor of Grazia UK when she saw them ♥ Click on the links below each product to see the shop. ♦ Please not that stocks are limited so if you like a kit, grab it ! ♦ All kits are shipped within 3 days. FREE WORLDWIDE DELIVERY Happy DIYing ! DO IT KIT Braided Chain Necklace ON SALE HERE   DO IT KIT Heart Knot Necklace ON SALE HERE DO IT KIT Emerald Green Statement Necklace ON SALE HERE So, are you willing to give it a go ?! xx – – – – – –

DO IT KITS : ROUND 2

DIY : Barbie statement necklace

Chucnky statement necklaces are the way to go this year, especially worn with a smart jacket or under a shirt collar. I think bright accessories are perfect for a business meeting, it gives a bit of femininity to a ‘working woman’s’ outfit without going over the top or looking too casual. This is more of an inspiration tutorial than an actual project – you can use the techniques used for this statement necklace to make your own original piece of jewelry without necessarily using the same shapes and colours as I have. I hope you like it ! Necklace : DIY above Tee-shirt : Mango Jacket : IKKS Jeans : IKKS Shoes : New Look Leather bag : DIY here WAIT ! Before you go, I have two last things to say… 1 / I found out last night that my blog is so far 8th in the French Golden Blog Awards – I can’t believe it ! Thanks so much to anyone who has voted for Clones ‘n’ Clowns once, twice or everyday. 2 / Votes close on 22nd and I need to stay in the top 10 to get through to the finals ! If you liked this tutorial, if you like my blog or if you just think I have a funny face, PLEASE VOTE for my blog by clicking on the blue button below. You can vote once a day until Monday. One vote = one click = one second. Thank you all a million times around the World ! ♥   xx – – – – – –

DIY : Barbie statement necklace

DIY : A leather carrier bag (Or grocery bag for you Yankies ;-)

I first saw these leather shopping bags a few years ago and loved the idea straight away. Not only is it quirky but it’s also ecological and classy – you never know who you might meet when topping up on fruit and veg ! I hope you like it ! I thought it was about time I showed you a sewing DIY again and seeing as my machine was out from me doing a tutorial for Marie Claire last week-end… suspense… more info soon ! xx – – – – – –

DIY : A leather carrier bag (Or grocery bag for you Yankies ;-)

My day at Alexandra Palace

If you live in London, you may know and may even have been – this week-end was the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace. I couldn’t resist going for snoop around although people there were generally at least two generations older than myself ! I just love seeing places full of crafty people and supplies, I felt like a little girl in Wonderland as I took in the endless aisles of beads, the tall shelves of fabric, the boxes of wool and the inspiring projects. The Singer machine above si the sewing machine of my dreams… The original black design with all the modern features ! I also loved the black wool with bits of glitter and the beautiful Rowan fabrics… And take a look at the giant knitting needles below ! I’ll actually be attending a similiar show in Paris this November, selling my Do It Kits (the Xmas ones are in the making and looking RAD btw !) and holding workshops. Stay tuned for more info ! As you can tell on the top photo, I’m loving my new bobble hat… Outfit post coming later on today showing you how I attended this fun event 🙂 Oh, and one last thing…. Please VOOOOOOTE ! (By clicking on the blue button in the sidebar so that it goes purple ! THANK YOU ♥ xx – – – – – –

My day at Alexandra Palace

DIY : Skull & chain necklace

I always look at All Saints and IKKS necklaces and sigh… I love each and everyone of them but can hardly ever afford a £50 gimmick necklace. I have a robot one from IKKS that I adooooore (he’s called Jean-Robot), I’ll have to show you him one day but he’s missing a leg so I don’t take him out of his box so much these days 🙁 Skull beads seem to be a favorite this season and definitely match the grungy feel of the brands above. I didn’t think braided chains would make it through the Autumn but here I go again using this almost over DIYed technique. I used leather thread this time, to rock up the look, and added in a bead every now and then so that the skulls hang off the necklace. I love the result and know I’ll be wearing this often – a gothico-cute look perfect for Halloween or even all Winter through ! You will need the following supplies as well as a clasp and a couple of jump rings to attach it to the chain : Here’s a quick look at how I braided the chain and added in the beads but for a more detailed tutorial on braiding chain click here. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by ! xx – – – – – –

DIY : Skull & chain necklace

Introducing……..

Finally the day has come and I can show you what I’ve been working on for weeeeeeeeeks on end ! So many of you have been enjoying my DIY tutorials, I decided to make it even easier for you to DIY at home. I know what it’s like when you want to do something crafty, you get that inspirational buzz but then either can’t be bothered to go out and get the gear, do go out but are unable to find what you need or go out, find it and end up having to buy enough to amuse a whole army ! Do It Kits are a new, easier way for you to shop for DIY supplies. Pick a project you like, buy it on the Do It Kits website and receive everything you need to make a unique item from scratch. The pleasure’s all yours ! Here are the three first kits I have created, three very different pieces so that there’s something for everyone ! I hope you like them as much as I do – I can’t stop wearing mine and kept having to take them off before shooting outfit photos so that you wouldn’t find out about the secret until today ! Please note that prices are in EUROS. You can use this online convertor to see how much each price is in your currency. Visit DoItKits.com for more information and to buy your first kit ! FLURO CUSTOM KIT – SEE THE KIT RED, PINK & PURPLE BELT – SEE THE KIT FAUX LEATHER STUDDED COLLAR – SEE THE KIT The kits are available in English and in French so make sure you click on the right product ! It should be quite clear 😉 And finally – how about a bit of a competition ?! Who want’s to win a Do It Kit ?! I’m giving away one of each Do It Kits to celebrate the launch – yippee ! All you have to do is click on the below link which will take you to my Facebook page, then like the page and leave me a message on my wall telling me about a kit you would like to see on sale soon. The winners will be picked out at midnight next Sunday and announced in a post next Monday. Good luck ! Oh, and you can give me a click on the big blue button in the sidebar too if you like, it won’t help you win a kit, but it might help me win the French Golden Blog Awards ! Thank you ! ♥ xx – – – – – –

Introducing……..

DIY : Starstruck boots

If you’re following me behind the scenes (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), you will already know I was in Primark a couple of hours ago. What you don’t know is that I went to buy something in particular (although I came out with much more, as you do)… The facts are these : Back in June, I bought a beautiful pair of studded shoes from Zara. I love them to bits but unfortunately they’re definitely Summer boots and if I wear them under the London rain they’ll simply drown. I’ve been looking for a Winter version to take their place for a while now, and you have to agree, this season we’re spoilt for choice as far as studded boots are concerned. But – I’m not very good at making choices… So I decided to make my own (surprise, surprise) using hotfix star studs. In literally 15 minutes my boring black Primark boots became my favorite starstruck beauties. And all I had to do was follow the instructions (i.e. place star, cover up with coton tee and place iron on for a few seconds until stuck). Bonus : All together these boots cost me £20. Yihaa. ** – – – – – –

DIY : Starstruck boots