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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

::DIY Pashmina Poncho::

Looking for the perfect Fall cover up as the temperatures begin to drop? Our perfect DIY pashmina poncho is just for you! Start by purchasing a large pashmina scarf or other large shawl in your favorite pattern or color. Fold the scarf in have length ways and find the middle along the folded edge. Cut a neck slit that is approximately 12 to 18 inches or big enough to comfortably fit your head through. To prevent this opening from fraying, use washable fabric glue to adhere a ribbon along the inside seam. The possibilities for embellishment are endless. You can apply a variety of appliques to the corners of the neck opening to had a funky touch. For those of your with a more intermediate skill set, try creating the neck slit with a jacket zipper. This would allow you to adjust the size of the opening to vary the look and feel of the poncho. Let your imagination go wild and your wardrobe grow!

::Wrangle Your Bangles::

Here is a quirky idea to organize and display all your favorite chunky bracelets. Purchase a funky counter-top paper towel holder (you could even find one at a yard sale or thrift store too)that catches your eye. Simply place the holder on your dresser and then stack your bangles and cuffs over the center post. Voila! This allows you to show off your unique accessories and find them easily since you to see all of them at once! Enjoy.