Happy Canada Day!

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Canada Day Tee

Even though Canada Day is officially tomorrow. I thought I’d share a quick way to do a Canada Day themed DIY. Follow the steps in my Graphic Print DIY, but instead use a maple leaf.

Print out a picture of a maple leaf, cut out the leaf and trace the outline with a marker onto the sponge. Evenly spread fabric paint onto the sponge and stamp your maple leaf onto shirts, shorts, scarfs or whatever you like! You can find a maple leaf outline here.

I’m showing my patriotism with a Canadian flag tank that I found at Winners.

Happy Canada Day!

-EssDotElle

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DIY Flower Headpiece

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I first spotted the flower headpiece sometime during the spring, and I’ll be honest I wasn’t too crazy about it. As the the weather got warmer and I started seeing them on more heads, they grew on me (no pun intended). This flower headpiece is an easy DIY that makes a fun and flirty summer accessory.

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7 Alternate Jewellery Uses

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Think Outside the Cloth and try these 7 different ways to wear your jewellery. Get more looks from one piece, and add a little extra sparkle and shine to your clothing and accessories.

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DIY Graphic Print Shirt

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This DIY is a super easy way to add some character to a plain shirt. This project was inspired by P.S. I Made This Printed Jeans. Since this was my first time using fabric paint I decided to keep it simple, but I’m definitely going to try this again with a more intricate pattern. I love the textured effect the sponge gives.

The Supplies

Plain Shirt
Fabric Paint
Sponge
Marker
Scissors
Piece of cardboard

The Steps

Draw the outline of whatever shape you want to imprint on the sponge. I (obviously) decided on a heart.

Cut out the shape.

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Place the piece of cardboard in between the shirt so the paint does not soak through to the back.

Take the fabric paint and apply it evenly on your sponge shape.

Press the sponge down on the shirt.
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Repeat, evenly reapplying the paint to the sponge when necessary.

Optional: Once I was finished I added some dots of gold coloured fabric paint.

hearts

-EssDotElle ❤

 

DIY Strapped Bandeau

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Bandage bra coverI’m really excited to share this project because it was really inexpensive to make (shout out to my local dollar store lol), and I really liked the way it turned out. I plan on making another one in a different colour. Fair warning, this project does require a bit of sewing but don’t be discouraged my sewing skills are very very basic and it turned out great.

Wear the strapped bandeau on it’s own, under a sheer shirt, or with a muscle tee.

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Trick — Top 2 Bottom

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Get two different looks from one piece. Put on a cute top and wear your tube top as a skirt.

-EssDotElle

Tip — Adhesive Bra

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If you’re going out for a night on the town and you decide on a risqué revealing outfit with a plunging neckline or an open back it can be really difficult to find the right bra. Adhesive bras are a great leave-your-regular-bra-at-home solution. They lift, support, add shielding, and come in variety of shapes and styles. When you apply them make sure your skin is lotion and oil free and they should last all night. You can find them at lingerie stores and some pharmacies (specifically Shoppers Drug Mart).

-EssDotElle

How to – DIY Body Chain

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The first time I spotted a body chain was in a picture of Beyonce walking hand in hand with Jay-Z, and my first thought was what is that?! And where can I get one?! Fast forward months later. While browsing around a jewellery supply store, I thought I could attempt to make my own body chain, and that same night I stumbled across LaurDIY’s tutorial. I now have a DIY body chain to call my own and I plan to rock it every chance I can this summer.

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Trick — T-Shirt to Tank

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Revamp your neglected, (or in my case) awkward fitting t-shirts and give them a little love. This trick is a super easy, no-sew method which will turn your tee into an edgier looking tank.

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Tip — Bye Bye Deodorant Stains

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Ever have those days where you have a last minute change of heart about an outfit, or you try on a million pieces of clothing before you find the one outfit that works? Finally content, you do one last check in the mirror and whomp whomp there’s a bunch of ugly looking deodorant stains along the sides of your shirt. Don’t fret.Take a fabric dryer sheet and gently rub it on the stains to remove them, and you’ll be good to go!

-EssDotElle