DIY Notebooks #backtoschool

So I guess summer is officially over with school starting up again. So today I’m just going to show you two really easy but cute ways to make your boring refill pads or copies look cute and personal. So let’s get started…

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Taking you blank piece of paper, paint any colour or colours thatyou would like onto it. I used a light pink and blue to create and ombre effect for one. For the other, I placed the waterpaint colours in the corner and painted from there on outwards. Screen shot 2014-08-28 at 16.00.39

Once that has dried, you can leave it like so, or draw patterns and designs on it. Whatever you like. Make it your own. This way you can be sure that no one else will have the same copy as you. Screen shot 2014-08-28 at 16.01.45

Then all you will need to do is place it onto your copy with craft glue or Mod Podge. Paint a coat of glue onto the front part to seal in any design that you have created. Remember, this will not be perfect and air bubbles are completely normal…Screen shot 2014-08-28 at 16.01.27

Using old magazines that you don’t mind cutting up, cut rectangular pieces out that you can use as a label. Alternatively, you can use pieces of fabric or even make your own, as I have done with the colourful ones on the left hand side of the picture. 

Using your glue, stick these to your unique and personal copy and simply write your class or name on it. 


And voila! Now you have cute and colourful copies that you won’t mind using. 

Enjoy and Good Luck xx


DIY Lace Shorts


DIY lace shorts

Lace shorts, especially white ones are totally in right now, but can be quite expensive to buy.

Time to DIY it up and create our own lace shorts in just a few simple and easy steps.

White shorts and white lace are fashionable, but pastel pinks are also pretty to wear. So start off buy selecting a pair of shorts to re-vamp. Place these shorts on a flat surface. if you have a large roll of lace, cut the last into thin strips and have them the horizontal length of the shorts. If you have a roll of lace that is already in thin strips (as pictured ), just place these over the shorts and cut when the fabric covers one length of the shorts. Lace can be found in any craft store or textile store. If you like to sew, you can sew the strips of lace onto the shorts, one at a time. Otherwise, you can use fabric glue to glue the lace strips onto the shorts. Let it dry and then turn the shorts over to do the other side. And voila!! Your own lace shorts.

To add your own personal touch to it, you could add some different coloured lace or shorts to make them unique and your own.

white lace

white shorts

How to style the shorts.


The shorts pictured here have a pink tone to it. They were paired with a simple white button up blouse and a printed clutch.


These shorts are also pinkier and this look is very casual. Just paired with a nude takn top and a denim button up, that was left open. Layer on some jewelry and sneakers for a more casual look.  images

This last look was paired with a red flowy tank top and an oversized cardigan, for when it gets a bit cooler. Add gold jewelry for a more comfy chic look.

Add a brown belt too, to pull a look together.

Enjoy and good luck. xoxo