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CRAFTS, STYLE

Easy mask chain

Mask chains are very in this season! And probably will be for the next one as well… and the one after that… and so on. It seems that masks are here to stay. At this point, I perceive my mask as an additional accessory. An accessory that unlike other accessories in my collection, can reduce the chances of me and a fellow human being getting sick, when worn CORRECTLY. Of course, no one likes this essential accessory, but because it's a crucial element in combating the virus, we can always find ways to make it...fun! Wearing a mask as a pleasant...

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CRAFTS, KIDS, STYLE

Pom-pom beanie

In this article, which if visualized, it would definitely be very fluffy, you will find out how you can decorate an old beanie with a pom-pom. This super easy craft can be done in no time, in order to give your beanie a bit more flavor. And if not YOUR beanie per se, maybe your child's, or a loved one's that enjoys going around like this : This is not the first time that you see pom-poms on A Shiny Day. The truth is that we never say no to crafts with colored, tufted pom-pom balls, and previous articles like...

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CRAFTS, KIDS, STYLE

Pom-pom tights for kids

Let's start this by saying that, lately I have fallen in love with pom-poms. I look for them everywhere, in different colors and sizes and I use them as decoration wherever I can. In decorative items, Christmas decorations, clothes, hats, tights. I say all this to justify the pom-pom-paranoia that will occure from now on. I warned you.   So in one of my experiments, I thought that a pair of tights full of colored pom-poms would be perfect. I made it, Myrto tried it, she loved it and never took it off, as I was informed later on. The best...

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CRAFTS, STYLE

Hair clips in 3 different ways

Hair clips are the cutest and in fashion accessory you can wear lately and in this article you will learn how to make them yourself. The backstory : Several months ago, I started seeing hair clips (or hair barettes) coming back in fashion! Most international fashion brands and magazines incorporated them in their looks. I lusting after them because I love cute details in my style, but it was impossible for me to buy them, because their price was something like 35 euros a pair. That's a bit excessive! So I decided to make them myself! And I have already made...

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CRAFTS, REVAMP, SEWING, STYLE

I sewed a boring sweater with colorful thread

Isn't it wonderful when we can give a cute note to a simple boring garment, accessory or object? I love finding old clothes or objects and decorating them in different ways. That's what I did with a simple old sweater : I decorated it with knitting yarn at the neckline and on the sleeves. And it came out perfect! The backstory : On one of my walks in the city, I stumbled upon a super cute sweater that had sewn thread around the neckline and sleeves. I loved it right away. I showed it to Machi, Spyros' mom, and she said...

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CRAFTS, STYLE

DIY fabric floral headband

Headbands and retro hair clips are making a comebank and I'm so happy! You may have noticed that, I'm a huge fan of retro and somewhat childish details in accessories and clothing. After hair clips, it's now time for headbands. Today I will be sharing with you this -very easy- way to decorate an old boring headband with just some inches of gorgeous floral fabric. In the process of DYIng headbands I experimented a bunch with different textures, fabrics and styles. Let's start with this, since it's the easiest! Once we perfect this technique, we will go to the next level....

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CRAFTS, SEWING, STYLE

DIY fabric hair ties (scrunchies)

The fabric hair ties, you may also know as scrunchies, are a stylish way to get your hair out of your face. In recent years, they have become super popular (again) and can be found in various colors and sizes in the market. Apart from the fact that scrunchies are super snazzy, they are gentle with hair. And what's even better? We can make them ourselves! We can use old fabrics, leftover pieces from clothing pieces we have cropped, or clothes that no longer fit. Anyhow, DIYing scrunchies is super easy and cheap! It can take us from 15 to...

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CRAFTS, STYLE

Semicircle Earrings

Every time I wear my favorite earrings, my friends say "i love your earrings!" and my answer is : "I made them myself!". These particular earrings are super easy to make yourself. You can choose your favorite color and make your own semicircle earrings in just 10 minutes! You will need : Polymer clay. I used yellow A cutting surface for constructions A knife A glass or rolling pin for constructions * It shouldn't be wooden because the clay will stick to it A tray A round cookie cutter Earring bases Instant glue Instructions : Form a 3 cm ball using...

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CRAFTS, PLANTS, STYLE

T-shirt printed with real flowers

Just like everything I try to create and it succeeds, the first time I tried to print real flowers on fabric, I was thrilled! I tried all almost everything you can print flowers to and one of the items is a boring white T-shirt! The backstory : A few months ago, I shared with you how you can print flowers on fabric. It's true! You can decorate any cotton fabric with all the wonderful pigments that real flowers produce! You can read the technique in detail here. The flowers and leaves of plants can give us wonderful pigments to decorate...

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CRAFTS, ECOLOGY, NATURAL DYES, STYLE

Naturally dyed net bags

Net bags are an easy and stylish way to avoid plastic bags while shopping. You can always carry them with you since they don't take up space and fill them with fruits and vegetables. In summer they can turn into the perfect bag since they are light and cool. Net bags are even more special when dyed with natural colors. By utilizing the colors that some plants and foods lavishly offer us, we can give character to any net bag. Did you know that net bags are also called mesh bags? That's what our grandmothers called them.   I tried to dye...

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