a cool and simple way to spruce up any piece of denim in your closet!
by abigail thielen
I recently received a pair of overalls from my sister (Thank you, Angie). And love them so much, but there was something lacking about them.
The problem with denim overalls on adults is that they can sometimes feel very farmer-esque, which isn’t exactly the aesthetic I am going for. I decided I needed to find a way to make these overalls definitively fun and cute and not like I frequent my local tractor supply store. I stumbled upon a TikTok that inspired me to pull out my bottle of Clorox and paint brush.
Bleach (I use about 1 cup)
Thin paint brush (It will get slightly damaged from the bleach)
Bucket (for soaking the denim)
And thus, I embarked on a 5 hour DIY journey filled with bleach fumes and many fashion podcasts. The DIY is fairly simple; it calls for painting waves on the pant legs, and adding volume to some of the peaks to give it a trippy-looking effect. This required patience and a couple layers of bleach to get the waves to be even. If you need more guidance, Sammy has an additional TikTok describing their technique:
After you finish bleaching your denim, neutralize the bleach by combining hydrogen peroxide and water in a bucket and let the denim soak for about 15 minutes. Drain the denim and put it through a normal wash cycle. Then ta-da! You have the most fun denim to ever exist!
I absolutely love the results of my overalls! Let me know if you try this DIY out, and I will talk to you next week!
By abigail thielen
I tried the viral faux terra-cotta vase trend and here's how it went...
I thrifted this vase last summer for my golden pothos propagations and always felt like it was missing something. After being persuaded by a few TikToks trying out this DIY, I drove to my local Joann Fabrics (I love the vibes in there) and bought some acrylic paints that matched the theme of my bedroom. I decided against the true color of terra cotta and opted for a pastel seafoam green and lavender.
I mixed the acrylic paint with baking powder until I got a thick, but spreadable consistency. The key is to get a good texture that mimics the texture of terracotta. I did two coats to make sure that the color was completely opaque.
After that the base coats finished drying I was really pleased with the results, but I set out to paint a fun pattern with the lavender and ivory colors. And so I did:
Once it finished drying, I was left with a matte finish and a funky pattern that was carefully examined and approved by my roommate’s puppy, Ophelia.
My propagations looks extra cool in this vase, I love it! Let me know if you end up doing this DIY, and I will talk to you next week.
Two ways: Morning and evening
By quinn Wilson
Add some more luxury to your morning and night routines with these two all-natural sugar scrubs!
What you’ll need:
-sugar (can be brown or white)
-green tea bag
-essential oils (optional)
Rejuvenating Green Tea Morning Scrub
Relaxing Oats and Honey Evening Scrub
Note: Measurements can be adjusted based on your preference. If you like a softer scrub, add more oil; or add more sugar if you want additional exfoliation.
Wake up refreshed with the green tea scrub and unwind at night with the oats and honey scrub! These scrubs are one of my favorite parts of my self care routines. Let us know what your favorite self care routine is!
the easiest and cutest way to show off your plant babies!
By abigail thielen
Did you become a plant parent over quarantine and struggle to find a place for them? Well, I’ve got you covered! I experimented with several different DIY tutorials and found the easiest and most gratifying method to make adorable homes for your plants.
For this DIY you will need:
1 roll of macrame cord in the color of your choice (I bought pink cord online)
1 Plant pot (Any size works)
Large decorative beads
Fine hair comb
1. Cut eight strands of cord each measuring around 45 inches (This can be adjusted based on your preferences for height). Tie the cords in one big knot at the end, leaving about 4-5 inches for the fringe.
2. Place your plant pot upside down on a flat surface. Divide your cords into four sections and place on the bottom side of the pot in 4 ‘corners’ of the pot. Tape the knot on the center of the bottom of the pot, securing the four sections in place.
3. Knot each of the 4 sections around the edge of the bottom. Tape over those knots.
4. Divide each section (the two cords) in half and join each side with the next cord over, forming a diamond shape. Knot at the halfway point of the point in the center of the two sections. Tape over each knot.
5. Repeat the last step, placing the knots along the brim of the pot. Tape over the knots.
6. Join all 8 cords into a knot, leaving at least 5 inches of cord at the end. Hold the hanger by the knot and see if it is crooked. Adjust the knot as needed until the pot sits evenly. The extra 5 inches of cord allow you to tie the hanger around any curtain rod or shower rod of your choosing.
7. This step is optional. Brush through the fringe at the bottom with a fine tooth comb for a fluffy fringe. Start combing from the very ends and work your way up, otherwise the cords will get tangled.
8. Place your plant in the pot and hang your planter wherever you’d like to! Now it’s time to marvel at your plant in all of its suspended photosynthesizing glory.
This DIY is really easy and spruces up any room. Macrame cord comes in many different colors. Here are some cords I recommend:
If you’d like to add beading, they would go stringed between the knots of your plants as desired. Here are some pretty beads you might enjoy:
Linked here is the original tutorial that taught me the basics of how to make these plant hangers:
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Tag @cma_fsu on instagram so we can see yours. We’ll see you next week!
Different ways to style a bandana
By bianca fertig
Over the last few years, bandanas have become more versatile as new ways to wear them are being created. People began to repurpose an already existing item into an item that can do so much more than originally intended. Also, bandanas can be found in almost any print or shade now, not just the original red paisley!
Ten different ways a bandana can be worn include as a regular bandana, a flat headband, a headband with a bow on the top, a necklace, a choker, a belt, a sarong/bathing suit cover-up, a shirt, hung on a bag, and of course, in 2020 fashion, as a face mask.
I am going to show how to turn a bandana into a headband!
Besides as a flat headband, there are also other options on how to wear the bandana following those exact steps. The headband can be flipped and worn with a bow tie at the top or even worn as a choker around the neck to further accessorize.
I can’t wait to see you guys try this out, and make sure to share it with us if you do! See you soon!