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DIY Disco Pom Pom Shoes

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I can’t even keep track of the amount of times I’ve gone sifting through my craft supply arsenal, at the 11th hour – just before the start of a party, looking for any odds and ends I can find to ameliorate a pathetic accessory situation. Because as you also know, it’s all about the accessories. After lusting over Aquazzura’s disco sandals, I was inspired to create my own version. With pom poms, naturally. So if you happen to be staring at pair of strappy, metallic sandals right before your New Year’s Eve celebrations, wondering how they could possibly be even better, this is a quick and easy fix for you. These shiny kicks are quirky, optimistic and over the top – just how I wanna ring in the new year . . .


You’ll need: 10-20 0.75-1″ yarn pom poms6-8 0.75″ disco ball ornamentsmetallic heeled sandals, with strapshot glue gun







Start by removing the strings from the disco ball ornaments. Place a dollop of hot glue on the first pom pom or disco ball. Quickly place the pom pom on the far end …

DIY Boxwood Wreath With Paper Flowers

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It all started with a boxwood wreath from Trader Joe’s. Honestly. I’ve always loved the hardiness and rich green hue of boxwood and for $10, I couldn’t possibly pass up one of TJ’s favorite holiday offerings. But how would I use the oh too simple wreath as a foundation for something bigger, brighter and more festive? Real flowers only last a few days but ah, paper flowers . . . paper flowers could easily outlast the boxwood itself and carry me through the holidays. So I paid a visit to paper flower genius Lynn Dolan and my friends at Castle In The Air for some brilliant ideas on how to embellish my new door decor. Lynn suggested poinsettias, a Christmas classic, in a Palm Springs inspired palette. Ding, ding! And what makes this tutorial even sweeter is that poinsettias “petals” are actually leaves (the tiny yellow buds in the center are the flowers!), which means there is really only one shape you’ll need to craft out of crepe paper to make this dream a reality. Easy, peasy. Just fo…