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My Favorite 22 Melt and Pour Soap DIYs from truebluemeandyou. 2015 Spa Gift Guide Part 1. 

Why Melt and Pour Soap? It makes soap making quick and easy, so everyone can make soap that looks like it came from a boutique. 

You can combine DIY Boutique Soaps with sugar scrubs, candles and homemade beauty products for a wonderful spa gift. Check back for more Beauty Roundups.

For more DIY beauty and spa recipes including roundups from 2012, 2013 and 2014 go here.

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DIY 9 Favorite Spa and Beauty Recipes posted on truebluemendyou. Part 1. Part 2 is here. My DIY spa gifts and beauty recipe posts are some of my most popular posts around the holidays. Why? Because they are cheap and easy to make yet so customizable. You can also make most of them in big batches. You can find more DIY bath and beauty recipes and roundups here.

Vanilla Pumpkin Sugar Scrub from Smart School House.

10 Minute Pumpkin Spice Soap from Happiness is Homemade.

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DIY Spa Gift Recipes and Printables from Classy Clutter: 3 Ingredient Cocoa Bath Salts and 3 Ingredient Milk Bath.

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Soy Candle Tutorial with Printables from Going Home to Roost.

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Easy Homemade Soaps from She Makes a Home.

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Cocoa Peppermint Lip Balm from Essentially Eclectic.

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3 Ingredient Tropical Bath Salts from Dream a Little Bigger.

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3 Ingredient Lavender Lotion Bars from Essentially Eclectic.

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3 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe and Printables from Uncommon Designs.

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14 Nightmare Before Christmas DIYs from HalloweenCrafts by TrueBlueMeandYou.

DIY Jack Skellington Gluten Free Cookie Cake Recipe from Sweet Nothings in the Kitchen here.

DIY Life Sized Jack Skellington from diynmbcprops.blogspot.com here.

BUY or DIY: $9 Jack Skellington Bow Tie from Magical Ribbons here.

DIY Jack Skellington Nail Art from Pshiiit here.

DIY Halloween Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas Makeup Video Tutorial. If you don’t buy a wig you could make one from this tutorial here.

Transform a Dollar Store touch light with paint and a sharpie from Saki.Girl on Halloween Forum here.

Nightmare Before Christmas Bento from Neatorama here.

DIY Jack Skellington Dipped White Chocolate Apples from Wonky Wonderful here.

Free Pattern for Jack’s Paper Spider Snowflake from Instructables here.

DIY Zero the Ghost Dog Tutorial and Pattern from Polish the Stars here.

DIY Amigurumi Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas Free Pattern from Ravelry User Irene Strange here.

DIY Nightmare Before Christmas Life Size Sally from diynmbcprops.blogspot.com here.

DIY Jack Skellington Nail Art Tutorial from Swatch and Learn here.

DIY Zero the Ghost Dog’s Grave Stone Dog House from diynmbcprops.blogspot.com here.

DIY Roundup 9 Beauty Spa Recipes. Part 2. Part 1 is here.

  1. Pink Tinted Lip Balm using Beeswax from Delia Creates.
  2. 3 Ingredient Cocoa Butter Milk Bath from All the Little Extras.
  3. 3 Ingredient Chocolate Milk Bath from Henry Happened.
  4. 3 Ingredient Personalized Sugar Scrub Recipe and Printables from Jenny Highsmith. You can swap one oil for others, swap white sugar for brown, and try different essential oils.
  5. 2 Ingredient Crayon Lipstick from Hey Wanderer.
  6. Post and Guides for Beginners: Bath, Beauty and Spa DIYs from Humblebee & Me.
  7. Beeswax Lip Gloss from Joy the Baker.
  8. 2 Ingredient Kool-Aid Lip Gloss from Meet the Dubiens.
  9. DIY Chocolate Mint Sugar Scrub from Henry Happened.
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DIY Halloween Potion Labels from Love Manor. Part 1. Part 2 is here. Go to the direct link and find the labels on Flickr in Love Manor’s Potion Set and download them at the highest resolution. Many of the printables I’ve really liked from other blogs have disappeared. For more really good printables from toe tags to potion labels to a ouija board go here.

12 Seriously Scary and Creepy DIYs and DIY Inspiration from truebluemeandyou. Part 2. For Part 1 go hereFor 18 Gross Halloween Party Food with original sources go here.

DIY Raven with Freshly Plucked Eyeball by Frankies’s Girl from halloweenforum.

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Halloween Masquerade Flesh Mask FX Makeup from Sandra Holmbom.

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DIY Horse Heart Eating Daenerys Targaryen Cosplay Costume Tutorial from XO Mia.

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DIY Inspiration: Ghostly Stuffed Animal Prints made by Artist Geoffrey Ricardo.

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DIY Halloween Toilet Seat Message Idea from Parties for Pennies. 

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DIY Meat Man by Kim Atkinson Fiorini on FB for The Walking Dead Premier.

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How to Scare Children on Halloween - “Bad Children from Last Halloween…”

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DIY Beak Mask Tutorial and Pattern from jos.net.au.

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DIY Scary Doll Head Tutorial from BradBlogSpeed.

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DIY Halloween Bathroom Duct Tape Toilet Paper.

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DIY How to Get a Baby Doll Inside a Jar Tutorial from by Bakke on HalloweenForum.com.

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DIY Halloween Inspiration: Fantich & Young Apex Predator Shoes.

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18 Mini Bottle DIYs posted on truebluemeandyou.

Many of these mini bottle DIYs would make unique, quick, and easy gifts.

72 DIY Bracelets. DIY GIFT GUIDE from truebluemeandyou. *UPDATED - all 72 links checked and fixed.*

This used to be 8 separate posts, but I’ve consolidated them into 1.

2012 was an excellent year for DIY Jewelry from bloggers. There are bracelet DIYs here for every budget and skill level.

For other roundups of DIY Gift Guides from earrings to necklaces to spa gifts go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/diy-gift-guide

  1. Leather Cuff from Think Crafts! here.
  2. DIY Inspiration: Rings’ Bracelet here. Old rings, rings that don’t fit, cheap rings etc… joined with O rings and a toggle clasp.
  3. Cardboard/cereal Box Bracelets for Kids from A Fanciful Twist here.
  4. Fisherman’s Sailor Knot from Etsy here.
  5. Chain and Rhinestone Bracelet from I SPY DIY here.
  6. Anthropologie Knockoff Weights and Measures Bracelet by Flamingo Toes here.
  7. Chan Luu Knockoff Bracelets from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar here.  
  8. Memory Wire Spiral Bracelet from Yellow Blackbird here.
  9. Two Styles of Leather Braided Bracelets from Maryjanes and Galoshes here.
  1. Wrapped Scrap Felt Bracelet from Bugs and Fishes here.
  2. Metallic Wrapped Leather Cord Friendship Bracelet from Dismount Creative here.
  3. Kabiri Knockoff Ombre Bracelet Using Plumbing Parts from inspiration & realisation here.
  4. Floss Wrapped Leather Bracelet from El Cuaderno de Ideas here.
  5. Betsey Johnson Knockoff Half Stretch Bracelet from Crafting Rebellion here.
  6. Easy Charm Bracelet with Button Closure from Wobisobi here.
  7. David Yurman Knockoff Pearl and Multi Chain Bracelet by Flamingo Toes here.
  8. Tie Dye Like Friendship Bracelet with Charms from Quiet Lion here.
  9. Polymer Clay Braided Bracelet from Delighted Momma here.
  1. Ladder Stitch Bracelet from Lima Beads here.
  2. Textured Polymer Beads Tutorial from Jibby and Juna here.
  3. Heart Friendship Bracelets from Purlbee here.
  4. Button Bracelet from quelinda crafts here.
  5. Masculine Bracelets Tutorial Roundup from Thanks, I Made It here.
  6. Book Page Bracelet from Happy Hour Projects here.  
  7. Knockoff Les Nereides Pom Pom Bracelet from Small Good Things here.
  8. Knockoff Matthew Williamson Neon Drawstring Bracelet from inspiration & realisation here. *All supplies from Home Depot.
  9. Hemp Twine Wish Bracelets from Happy Hour Projects here.
  1. Galaxy Cuff from Pretty Quirky Pants here.
  2. Braided T-Shirt Bracelets with Magnet Closures from Hello Natural here.
  3. Easy Rope Knot Bracelet from Belrossa here.
  4. KIDS CRAFT and fund raiser LEGO jewelry links. LEGO Bracelet from Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! here.
  5. Star Beaded Bracelet from Happy Hour Projects here.
  6. No Sew Easy Trim Bracelet from Momtastic here. *Velcro closure.
  7. Rhinestone Embroidery Thread Friendship Bracelet from all the good girls go to heaven here.
  8. Woven Friendship Bracelet Using a Circular Cardboard Loom from Michael Ann Made here.
  9. Yarn Wrapped Rope Bracelet with Button Closure from cut out + keep here.
  1. Bead and Leather Bracelet with a Button Closure from Happy Hour Projects here.  
  2. Braided Bead Bracelet from Pretty Quirky Pants here.  
  3. Multi Strand Rope Bracelet from inspiration & realisation here. *You can use ribbon crimp ends for almost any material.
  4. Leather Studded Bracelet from Fashionrolla here.  
  5. 2 Easy Bead and Crystal Bracelets with Sliding Square Knot Closures from Wobisobi here.
  6. Knitted Wire and Pearl Cuff from COCO Knits here.Photo: inspiration & realisation who used this pattern.
  7. Hardware Store Brass Hinge Bracelet here. Top Photo: DIY from The Stripe, Bottom Photo: DIY from Sprinkles in Springs.
  8. Polymer Clay Chanel and Pamela Love Crystal Cuff from Dream, Create here.
  9. Diamond Hex Nut Bracelet from Trinkets in Bloom here.
  1. Diamond Beaded Bracelet from Wild Amor here.
  2. Braided Bracelet With Charm from Happy Hour Projects here.
  3. Leather Studded Wrap Bracelet from Thanks, I Made It here.  
  4. Gold Tube Bracelet with Sliding Knot Closure from Honestly…WTF here.  
  5. Gold Lace Cuff from Runway DIY here.
  6. Beyond Easy $1.50 Ball Chain Bracelet from Bettina’s Blog here.
  7. Pearl and Tube Bracelet from inspiration & realisation here. *Amazing knockoff of a designer who doesn’t want to be named.
  8. Jean Inseam Bracelet from Mich L. in L.A. here.
  9. Roundup of Fifty DIY Bracelets from Saved by Love Creations here.
  1. Bungee Cord Hardware Store Bracelet from Thanks, I Made It here.
  2. Cord Wrapped Leather Bracelet by lebenslustiger here.
  3. Easy Ribbon, Suede or Yarn Wrapped Bangles from Studs and Pearls here.
  4. Rose Gold Chain and Wire Bracelet and Anklet from Love Maegan here.
  5. Shell Bracelet or Any Charm with Sliding Knot Closure from Happy Hour Projects here.
  6. Sliding Knot Closure Evil Eye Charm Bracelet from Honestly WTF here.
  7. Cord Charm Bracelet with Knotted Closure from Passions for Fashion here.  
  8. Morse Code Bracelets Using Crimp Beads from Fall for DIY here.
  9. Rhinestone Wrap Bracelet from LuLu’s here.
  1. Spike Bracelet from The Stripe here.
  2. Ribbon and Silk Wrapped Charm and Bead Bracelet from inspiration & realisation here.
  3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Knockoff Sporty Turnlock Bracelet by Swellmayde here.
  4. Leather Cord Bead Bracelet from Happy Hour Projects here.
  5. Two Easy Braided Bracelets with Beads from Lines Across here.
  6. Fishtail Friendship Bracelet with Button Closure from Typical House Cat here.
  7. Button Bracelet from Cosmo Cricket here.
  8. Tube Bracelets Done 2 Ways  from Small Good Things here.
  9. 4 Easy Knit Cuffs from A La Sascha here.

12 Favorite Macrame Jewelry DIYs. Roundup by truebluemeandyou. If you are interested in macrame, a  jewelry project is a great place to start.

Macrame Stone Necklace  from Essas Frescurites.

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Shourouk Inspired Macarame Rhinestone Button Bracelet from Honestly…WTF.

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J.Crew Inspired Silk Knotted Jeweled Necklace from Thanks, I Made It. 

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Macrame Fringed Necklace by Megan Todd.

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Netted Stone Necklace from Lune Blog.

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Box Braid Hardware Necklace from Wardrobe Recycle.

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Macrame Gem Necklace from sustainability in style.

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Macrame Paracord Bracelet from Remarkably Domestic.

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Macrame Hanging Plant Earrings from honeythistle.

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Box Braid Hardware Necklace from Honestly WTF.

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Chan Luu  Friendship Metal Tube Bracelet from inspiration & realisation.

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Macrame Square Knot Beaded Bracelet from Lebenslustiger.

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21 Crazy Easy DIY Gifts to make in time for the holidays.  Roundup by truebluemeandyou. 

These are all “stick and glue” DIYs - the easiest crafts I have posted on truebluemeandyou.  

DIY Saskia Diez Knockoff Rope Bracelet and Necklace from Facing North with Gracia here.

DIY Marble Ring from Marte Ravn Tovik here.

DIY Wrapped Crystal Cuff from Thanks, I Made It here.

DIY Gold Leaf Headband from Witchery here.

DIY Easy Miniature Dollhouse Jewelry from Morena’s Corner here.

DIY Dolce & Gabbana Inspired Keyhole Bag from Dare to DIY here. The keyholes are scrapbook embellishments which makes this a cheap and easy “stick and glue” DIY.

DIY Lucky Number 7 Ring from I Always Pick the Thimble here. Package with a deck of cards.

DIY Attached Double Ring from Hapy Friends Shoppe here.

DIY Easy Wire Wrapped Jewel Ring from Jewelry from Home here.

DIY Easy Stacked Chain Necklace from Fall for DIY here. The layers of chain are glued together - see the GIF I made.

DIY Ribbon Bow Earrings from Lana Red here.

DIY Loren Hope Knockoff Jeweled and Studded Cuffs from Life In Mod here.

DIY Cotton Ribbon Rhinestone Bracelet from A Pair & A Spare.

DIY Rhinestone Ring from Behind My Desk.

DIY Torque Bracelet from Thanks, I Made It here.

DIY Scrapbooking Brad Ring Tutorial from Life in Mod here. These are super cheap rings as they use scrapbooking brads, making them perfect to give as kids’ jewelry. Even better, make a kit of brads and ring bases.

DIY Knockoff Iosselliani Fused Stone Skull Studs from Thanks, I Made It here.

DIY Tea Time Dollhouse Miniatures Tin from The Cottage Market here.

DIY Book Necklaces (Easiest Book Cover Pendants Ever) from Two Butterflies here.

DIY Miniature Teacup Ring by a pair & a spare here.

DIY Knockoff By Boe “Leather Reminder Earrings” from Small Good Things here.

DIY 12  Favorite Miniature Book Tutorials. Mini DIY books have always been very popular on my blog, so here is a roundup of them all in one place.

Miniature Book from 1 Inch Minis.

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No Sew and No Adhesives Miniature Book from gohlikim.

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Miniature Book from Karen Kavett.

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Easiest Book Cover Pendants Ever from Two Butterflies.

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Mini Book Necklaces with Charms from Art by Wendy.

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Miniature Book Pendant from the Russian Blog scrapshopchallenge.

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Mni Spell Books from Ruby Murray.

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Anthropologie Inspired Library Stack Necklace from Craftster.

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Knockoff Library Stack Necklace by Anthropologie from The Scene of Sublime.

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Mini Book Necklace and Keychain from Chic Steals.

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Tiny Books from How About Orange.

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Mini Accordian Books from Poppytalk.

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12 Favorite DIY Rings. Part 1. Annual Gift Guide 2014. There are DIY rings for every skill level and price range - from cheap and easy wire rings to a “cold enamel” ring (#12). *For the 2013 Gift Guide of 18 DIY Rings go here. For the 2012 DIY Gift Guide of 18 DIY Rings go here

DIY Snow Globe Ring from Henry Happened.

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DIY Nail Polish Ring from Ice Frost Beauty Diary.

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DIY Stitched Air Dry Clay Ring from Little Button Diaries.

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DIY Double Pearl Ring from Honestly WTF.

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DIY Easy Leather Ring from Lana Red.

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DIY Superhero Shrink Plastic Ring Tutorial and Templates from Glitter Mint.

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DIY Chanel Button Ring from Stripes & Sequins.

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DIY Easy Wire Wrapped Jewel Ring from Jewelry from Home.

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DIY Antrhopologie Knockoff Wire Double Pearl Ring Tutorial from Swellmayde.

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DIY Stamping on Shrink Plastic Tutorial from Craft and Creativity.

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DIY Easy Wire Circle Ring Tutorial from Emerging Creatively Tutorials. Excellent tutorial for beginners.

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DIY Gold Enamelled Ring Tutorial from Fall for DIY.

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DIY 9 Tee Shirts with Interesting Back Details that I’ve posted. Part 1. Part 2 is here.

  1. Twisted Back Tee Shirt from A Beautiful Mess.
  2. Strappy Tee to Coverup from Trash to Couture.
  3. Crochet Back Tee from Katrinshine.
  4. Altered Tee to Macrame Racerback from Trash to Couture.
  5. Bershka Knockoff Harness Tank Tee form Operation Overhaul.
  6. Angel Wings Tee Shirt with Template from cut out + keep.
  7. No Sew Lace Inset Moon Tee Tutorial from Mr. Kate.
  8. No Sew Criss Cross Back Tied Tee Shirt from Wobisobi.
  9. Red Valentino Bow Back T-Shirt from inspiration & realisation.

12 Favorite DIY Bracelets. Part 1. Part 2 is here. Annual Gift Guide 2014. There are DIY Bracelets for every skill level and price range - from easy “stick and glue” bracelets to rough crystal cuffs. *For the 2013 Gift Guide of 72 DIY Bracelets go here. For the 2012 DIY Gift Guide of 72 DIY Bracelets go here.  

DIY Crimp Bead Crystal Bracelet from Thanks, I Made It.

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DIY 2 Easy Leather Bracelet Tutorials form El Cuaderno de Ideas.

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DIY Melted Perler Beads Braided Bracelet from Pink Stripey Socks.

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DIY Easy Nautical Knot Rope Bracelet from Etsy.

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DIY Leather, Crystal and Metal Wrap Bracelet from How Did You Make This?

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DIY Shamballa Bracelet from Happy Hour Projects.

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DIY Tiny Friendship Bracelet with Charm from I Spy DIY.

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Easy DIY Stick and Glue Torque Bracelet from Thanks, I Made It.

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DIY Cotton Ribbon Rhinestone Bracelet from A Pair & A Spare.

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DIY Leather Arrow Bracelet with Button Closure from Lebenslustiger.

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DIY Free People Inspired $12 Wrapped Rough Crystal Bracelet from Chic Steals.

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DIY Knockoff Aurelie Bidermann Braided Cuff from Honestly WTF.

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12 Favorite DIY Earrings. Part 1. Annual Gift Guide 2015. There are DIY earrings for every skill level and price range - from miniatures to wrapped crystals to easy knockoffs. To see other roundups of DIY gifts go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/diy-gift-guide and for an excellent archive of DIY earrings (lots of knockoffs) go here.

DIY Easy Miniature People Jewelry from Instructables’ User spunk.

Easy Embroidery Floss Tassel Earrings from Gina Michele.

DIY Knockoff Joomi Lim Rhinestone Wrapped Spike Earrings from Thanks, I Made It.

DIY Vintage Inspired Rhinestone Earrings from Anna Evers.

DIY Easy Chain and Bar Earrings from Thanks, I Made It.

DIY $10 Knockoff Dannijo Earrings from Bromeliad.

DIY Knokoff Max & Chloe Rhinestone Wrapped Pearl Earrings from Thanks, I Made It.

DIY Knockoff Chain Connecter Earrings from Thanks, I Made It.

DIY Mise en Dior Inspired Earrings by Fashionrolla with a twist.

DIY Delicate Hoop Earrings from Hello Whimsy.

DIY Earring Packaging Inspired by Briolette Jewelry.

DIY Rough Crystal Earrings from and then… there was Gwen.

Roundup DIY 9 Friendship Bracelet Tutorials. Summer 2014 Part 2. Part 1 is here and and Part 3 is here.

  1. 6 Strand Arrow Friendship Bracelet from Spoonful.
  2. Rhinestone Friendship Bracelet from Passions for Fashion.
  3. Friendship Bracelet from Fenkoplet.
  4. Sliding Knot Closure Beaded Friendship Bracelet from Hey Wanderer.
  5. 5 Strand Friendship Bracelet from Stripes & Sequins (easy).
  6. Braided Bead Friendship Bracelet from Pumps & Iron.
  7. Beginner Braided and Knotted Bracelets from Happy Hour Projects.
  8. 4 Braided Friendship Bracelets from The Purl Bee.
  9. Ariel Gordon Silk Curb Friendship Bracelet from Thanks, I Made It.

DIY Roundup of 9 Men’s Shirt Restyles posted on truebluemeandyou.

  1. Men’s Shirt to Wrap Crop Top 3 Ways from The Felted Fox.
  2. Men’s Shirt to Off the Shoulder Blouse from Trash to Couture.
  3. Men’s Shirt to Women’s Shirt Dress from Wobisobi. 
  4. Transform a Men’s Shirt into a Dress, Skirt and Halter Top Video Tutorial. Design of and model in the video: Irina Zvidrina
  5. Cut Out Men’s Shirt from Pretty Quirky Pants.
  6. Men’s Shirt to Strapless Top from By Wilma.
  7. Men’s Shirt to Peasant Blouse from Cut Out + Keep.
  8. Men’s Shirt to Cropped Tie Top by Syl and Sam from Chictopia.
  9. Mens Shirt to Cut Out Dress from Syl and Sam at Chictopia.

DIY Roundup 9 Mini Bottle Tutorials. Part 1

  1. Bottled Potions Tutorial from Etsy. Love Potion, Dragon’s Blood, Wolfsbane Potion and the Antidote
  2. Mini Meditation Bottle made with glitter and water. I suggest a better way to make this at the link.
  3. Knockoff ModClothSweet Shop Necklace from Quiet Lion Creations.
  4. Mini Apothecary Bottle Necklaces from My So Called Crafty Life.
  5. Lavender Oil Bottle Necklace from Sincerely, Kinsey.
  6. Mini Terrarium Necklace from Happy Hour Projects.
  7. I Love You I Hate You Bottle Rings from Ornamantea. This is where I get bottles in unusual mini shapes.
  8. Secret Message in a Bottle from Happy Hour Projects.
  9. The BIG Version - Meditation Jar. Tutorials and printable idea at the link.

9 More Mini Bottle Tutorials: PART 2

DIY Roundup of 13 Altoids Tin Craft Tutorials.

  1. Altoids Tin Clock from Design Sponge.
  2. Altoids Tin Tiny Vampire Hunter Kit from craftster.
  3. Memory Altoids Tin.
  4. Zen Garden in an Altoids Tin from Design Sponge.
  5. Mini Mouse Sleeping in an Altoids Tin from mmmcrafts.
  6. Altoids Tin Survival Kit from Field & Stream.
  7. Rock Paper Scissors - My Toolkit for Making Important Life Decisions: poster link and DIY
  8. Pocket Size Altoids Tin Pool Table from Instructables.
  9. Altoids Tin Beeswax Survival Candles from Teotwaki.

Even more Altoids Tin DIYs:

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