Don't Buy It, Make It! Pretty Fashion Presents to DIY

Skip the mall and head to the crafts store. These DIY accessories from our favorite bloggers are just as impressive as store-bought gifts, and oodles more thoughtful

Jeweled Statement Earrings

Jeweled Statement Earrings

pair & a spare

The gift: Red carpet-worthy costume jewelry earrings in tonal shades of blue.

The blogger: Geneva of a pair & a spare

Who to make it for: Your favorite night owl.

Level of difficulty: Easy-medium. Geneva’s genius secret of using PVC backing will have you addicted to DIY jewelry.

DIY! Make it yourself with step-by-step instructions at apairandasparediy.com 

Braided Rhinestone Bracelet

Braided Rhinestone Bracelet

Honestly wtf

The gift: A glitzy rhinestone bracelet updated with a bold silk braid and tassel trim.

The blogger: Erica of Honestly WTF

Who to make it for: Your favorite magpie.

Level of difficulty: Medium. You’ll need patience to create a nice, even braid.

DIY! Make it yourself with step-by-step instructions at honestlywtf.com 

Tasseled Keychains

Tasseled Keychains

design love fest

The gift: A luxe leather keychain that will remind her of you every time she unlocks the door.

The blogger: Bri Emery of Design Love Fest

Who to make it for: Your coolest aunt.

Level of difficulty: Medium. You’ll need to be precise when measuring out your strips.

DIY! Make it yourself with step-by-step instructions at designlovefest.com 

Neon Envelope Clutch/iPad Case

Neon Envelope Clutch/iPad Case

Swellmayde

The gift: An expensive-looking day-to-night pouch sized just for the iPad.

The blogger: Aimee of Swellmayde

Who to make it for: Your tablet-crazy little sister.

Level of difficulty: Medium-hard. Simple sewing is required.

DIY! Make it yourself with step-by-step instructions at swellmayde.com

Studded Phone Case

Studded Phone Case

i spy diy

The gift: An edgy phone case embellished with mixed-metal studs.

The blogger: Jenni of I Spy DIY

Who to make it for: Your gadget-addicted niece.

Level of difficulty: Medium. Premade studded trim simplifies the process, but you’ll want a steady hand with the glue.

DIY! Make it yourself with step-by-step instructions at ispydiy.com 

Teardrop Beaded Earrings

Teardrop Beaded Earrings

minted strawberry

The gift: Bold jet-black earrings that are a chic alternative to classic chandeliers.

The blogger: Aki of Minted Strawberry

Who to make it for: Your elegant older sis.

Level of difficulty: Medium. This project uses basic jewelry techniques.

DIY! Make it yourself with step-by-step instructions at mintedstrawberry.blogspot.com 

Leather Butterfly Pins

Leather Butterfly Pins

love maegan...

The gift: Fluttering, runway-inspired pins that look like they came from a Left Bank boutique.

The blogger: Maegan Tintari of Love Maegan…

Who to make it for: Your most fashionable friend or super-cool coworker

Level of difficulty: Medium. Simple sewing required.

DIY! Make it yourself with step-by-step instructions at lovemaegan.com 

Statement Rope Necklace

Statement Rope Necklace

pair & a spare

The gift: A sparkly necklace for the girl who knows her port from her starboard.

The blogger: Geneva Vanderzeil of a pair & a spare, author of this fall’s DIY Fashionista: 40 Stylish Projects to Re-Invent and Update Your Wardrobe

Who to make it for: Your cousin who lives for the summertime.

Level of difficulty: Medium-hard. Some sewing and jewelry-making techniques required.

DIY! Make it yourself with step-by-step instructions at apairandasparediy.com 

Braided Clay Bracelets

Braided Clay Bracelets

delighted momma

The gift: Of-the-moment clay bracelets in sophisticated, California-cool colors.

The blogger: Lindsay of Delighted Momma

Who to make it for: Your stylish little sis who loves to wear the latest trends.

Level of difficulty: Easy for anyone who knows how to braid and turn on an oven.

DIY! Make it yourself with step-by-step instructions at delightedmomma.com 

Gilded Geode Ring

gilded geode ring

Swellmayde

The gift: An earthy-glam cocktail ring that looks like it cost a bundle.

The blogger: Aimee of Swellmayde

Who to make it for: Your accessory-loving oldest friend.

Level of difficulty: Medium.

DIY! Make it yourself with step-by-step instructions at swellmayde.com 

 

 

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