DIY: Gemstone Jack-O-Lanterns

Halloween is almost here! Have you been to the pumpkin patch yet? The October weekends are winding down, so if you haven’t carved yourself a festive pumpkin yet, here’s a creative way to decorate all the while showing your passion for all things sparkly! We found this craft on Pinterest via Design Sponge, and today we’re sharing how to make your own Gem-O-Lanterns!

image via Design Sponge

image via Design Sponge

What you need:

– Carving pumpkin(s)

– Pumpkin carving tools

– Marker

– White spray paint

Draw your favorite gem shapes on your pumpkins after hollowing them out fully. Carve out your designs the way you would carve any jack-o-lantern, and finish by spraypainting your pumpkins white (or any other color of your choice) for a super-chic gemstone look! For the full tutorial with additional images and tips, see the original tutorial at Design Sponge.

bst10018What’s your favorite gemstone cut? Would you carve it into a gem-o-lantern? What are you carving into your Jack-O-Lanterns this year?

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DIY: Dip-Dyed T-Shirt

via Wit & Whistle

via Wit & Whistle

From hair to home furnishings to clothes, ombré is in! We found a fun and helpful tutorial from Wit & Whistle on how to dip-dye a plain white t-shirt. The tricky part is how long to leave the shirt in the dye for each shade of the color, but the tutorial is quite detailed and helpful!

What you need:
– fabric dye
– salt (if dye calls for it)
– plain white t-shirt
– stainless steel sink or bucket for dye
– warm water

Once you’ve got all your materials and a crafty mindset, click here to head on over to Wit & Whistle for the full tutorial!

Once you’re ready with your new ombré t-shirt, pair it with some fun ombré jewelry, like these Swarovski crystal ombré heart earringsombre earrings

NFL Nail Designs

How do you get women interested in football? Inspire them with fan-inspired manicures, or as Covergirl is calling them, “fanicures.” What a fun idea for superfans/manicure fanatics to express two passions in one! Covergirl even has a unique tutorial for each NFL team!

fanicureIt looks like it takes some serious talent to paint on those team mascots, but at the very least the coordinating colors make for a fun, sporty manicure! Covergirl nailpolishes ring up at under $5 a pop, so they’re not too expensive a habit to indulge.

What do you think of these game day nails? Would you try it? What team would you rock on your fingers?rgz10429We’d pair them up with a few stackable birthstone rings in coordinating colors!

How to Clean Sterling Silver Jewelry

You invest a lot into your jewelry. You invest time into picking out the perfect piece, you invest money into purchasing a quality product, and you invest care into maintaining your jewelry’s beauty. Don’t waste your time and effort- make sure you properly take care of your sterling silver jewelry. Watch the video below to see the Dos and Don’ts of caring for your sterling silver jewelry.

Spring Fashion Style (VIDEO)

Spring is definitely in the air…finally!

Here is Eve’s Addiction’s COMPLETE and total guide to spring fashion and accessories! Enjoy!

 

Shop what you see in the video:

Black and White Jewelry

Emerald Jewelry

Bold Gold Jewelry

Flower Jewelry

Striped Jewelry

Happy Pancake Day!

Today is Pancake Day! I love that there is a day just to celebrate our love for pancakes!

I’m going to celebrate by planning a pancake feast for dinner tonight!

Here is the menu:

Blueberry pancakes

blueberry panckakes

Strawberry & Banana pancakes

strawberry and banana pancakes

Apple pancakes

apple pancakes

Chocolate Chip pancakes

chocolate chip pancakes

They don’t also call this “Fat Tuesday” for nothing! Hope I don’t get a stomachache! 🙂