Friday, June 1, 2012

DIY: A Jeweled Necklace Tank

You know those tees and tanks that look like they have a necklace attached?  Ya, you know the ones.  Well, I really like the idea of one, but I couldn't seem to find one as detailed and let's face it--blingy--as I wanted it.  The ones I kept seeing had simple prints of plain necklaces, or when the designs did get fancier, they still remained flat.  So, I purchased some metallic paint, glitter, and 3-D stones and created my own!

Things you will need for this DIY: a plain tee. (I chose white, but you can choose any color you want.  I got one for $5 at Michaels.)  You will also need metallic paint, a couple of other craft paint colors of your choice, and glitter paint. (Metallic/craft paint is around $1/small bottle & glitter around $2/small bottle at places like Michaels & Jo-Ann's).  You will also need a few sizes of paint brushes.  As mentioned in my previous DIY's, you can buy a pack of 5 cheap brushes for a few dollars at craft stores).  You will also need jewels, which can get a bit pricey if you choose to go all out.  The jewels I purchased were around $2 a pack at Michaels, and I also used a few sizes of flatback pearls (here are over 2000 options of pearls on etsy).  Lastly, you need some adhesive and scissors.

Ok, so let's begin!!
  
1. Gather your materials.


2. I started by cutting the sleeves and collar off of my shirt to make it look more edgy/punk.  You can decide how you want your tee/tank to look!

It's ready to go!


3. Start by painting simple flat shapes onto the shirt using various types of paint (glitter, metallic & plain colors).  This will be the design of your "necklace".

4. Once your flat shapes have been painted, you can attach the stones onto them using adhesive to create a 3-D effect.


5. You can lay the stones however you choose within the flat painted shapes.  I chose to put them in the middle and around the edges to create a cool effect.

6. After all the stones are laid within the shapes, "connect" each shape using either paint or stones.  This will make your necklace complete and make it appear as though each stone is attached.


It's completed!!!

7. Wear and enjoy!!

What do you guys think about this DIY?  Will you try it?

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226 comments:

  1. I love how detailed and creative this is! You totally rock it too.

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    1. Thank you so much, Mandi! You're very sweet!

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  2. Great work! Compliments!!!

    http://themadcreationist.blogspot.it/

    Giuseppe

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  3. Hi dear :) you are so talented! I like your ideas so much :) Really inspiring!
    xoxo from Munich

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  4. Thanks for stopping by on my blog, i love yours.
    Off course we can follow each other, I'm following yours now.

    Xx
    http://justdailythings.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Magna! I appreciate it!

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  5. Wow, this is very creative and it's cute. Great DIY!

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  6. interesting effect,
    I'm inviting to me, new post! :)

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  7. wow, good job :) I like your ideas :)

    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

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  8. Wow this is gorgeous! Such an inspiration.

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  9. Hi sweetie!
    This DIY is super nice! The t-shirt is very special and trendy
    Kisses

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  10. Soooooo cool...I love how blingy it is!:P

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  11. I wish you would make me one haha mine would never turn out that well....however I am totally going to try this one!!! Love it
    Brooke @ what2wear, Monikabrooke.blogspot.com

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    1. ohhh Brooke! LOL. You are so incredibly creative!! I know that yours is going to be absolutely AMAZING!!!

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  12. I love it, this is so creative,
    xoxo

    http://www.descontraidas.com

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  13. Allison, you are seriously so creative! This came out so well, I just love it. That's like a tee you would buy from a boutique or something!

    Have a great weekend! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. awww thanks, Yi-chia! That is so sweet! Maybe one day, maybe one day! :)

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  14. Waoo! You are an artist! and a genius of course! Look so fabulous! I need to make one! Love it! Great job senorita!

    fashionistafueradelaciudad.blogspot.com

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    1. aww thank you! You are very kind!

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  15. Wow, that's so awesome, Allison! I love the way it came out! You're so creative!! I would love to try something like this if I have time this summer.

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    1. Thank you, Victoria! I really hope that you do try it! :)

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  16. What a great project. You are so very creative!

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  17. i love this, A!! you are so fab - i wouldn't do it because i'm a klutz and it would not look anywhere near as pretty as this!! xox P

    phiphisblog.com

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    1. awww thanks so much, P! I think you would do a great job though! :)

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  18. OH MY GOOOOSH!!!
    This is AMAZIIIING!!!
    A must try!

    thank you sooo much!
    i'll definitely post one soon..of course inspired by YOU!

    SUPERB!


    ~ http://zoeonhowlifeis.blogspot.com/

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  19. Really cool idea! Thanks also for your comment on my blog...I am now following you on Bloglovin ;)


    XX,
    Miranda

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    1. Thank you so much, Miranda! I really appreciate it! :)

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  20. Oh my goodness! I am so impressed! That looks incredible!

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  21. wow that is super creative! looks great!

    www.glasstotherim.blogspot.com

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  22. OH wow!!

    That is very impressive! You've got talent girl, it looks fantastic!


    oxo

    ML
    Twenty York Street
    www.twentyyork.com
    Follow me in Twitter: @20YS

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  23. you're so clever! Love the colours and the symmetry of your pattern ;)

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  24. hey there nice blog... want to follow each other? pls follow me anf i will follow back..

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  25. great piece of art!

    www.LAByDiana.com

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  26. You are SO creative! I love how you made this. It looks as good as the store ones :)

    Enter to win a Crash and Burn dress!
    Trendy Teal

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    1. awww thanks! You are very sweet!!

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  27. It's Beautiful, compliments!! I have made a similar t shirt ;)

    Stephilà Creations-Myfashionblog

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    1. Thank you! I would love to see the shirt you made! :)

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  28. wow this is amazing diy! i like it

    http://madame-chocolate.blogspot.com/

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  29. Well well... pretty and talented! This is soo totally amazing and so way out of my league that you had me laughing when you asked whether "you would try it"?? I'm more apt to find a blouse with all the glitter stuff, cut it out and glue it on another shirt, if that... So happy the world has crafty people like you!

    Hope you enjoy you weekend!

    http://danaslookbook.blogspot.com/

    Dana

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    1. awww thanks so much, Dana! You're really kind!!

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  30. wow this is really a fabulous DIY project darling!
    love the result!
    kiss,mary
    http://maryloucinnamon.blogspot.com

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  31. yes we can follow each other!
    I follow you, you can follow back now :)

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  32. nice post darling,i really like it,
    come and visit me on

    www.viewrama.blogspot.de

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  33. Amazing DIY. I love how great it came out.

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  34. I love it! I'll try to do it but i'm not so good with DIY's :P
    And I'm following you, you have a nice blog and I fell in love with the socks of your previous post, so lovely!

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    1. aww thank you! You are very sweet & I really appreciate that you are following!!!

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  35. What a lovely DIY! It'ds really cool!

    xxx

    modas-diva.blogspot.com

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  36. you are amazing! I love love love it! You are so talentueuse!

    http://leguidedelama.blogspot.com

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  37. Super original, loved it!!


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  38. What a great idea! It's so lovely :)

    - Victoria
    www.Vickkitas.blogspot.se

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  39. super nice! well done :)

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  40. allison, you're not only stylish, but you're so talented! i absolutely love ALL of your DIY projects. this is an amazing detail on a simple t, and you look amazing! :) hope you have a fantastic wknd. :)


    xoxo
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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    1. Thank you, Jasmine! You are so sweet!!!

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  41. Result is amazing, it is beautiful :)

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  42. Ok I'm following younow. follow me too
    www.yourlovinstyles.blogspot.com

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  43. nice idea, turned out so pretty

    Love,
    www.chicksinfeathers.co.cc

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  44. This is a great DIY idea. I've been going DIY crazy with all my time off, now that I'm on vacation :)

    -Rose

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    1. LOL I love when I have time to work on a ton of DIY projects!!!

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  45. Hey, Allison! Thanks for hitting me back! I already do follow your blog!

    I love this new post <3 you really are something!!!

    Yuka Yuka from Floating in a Tesseract

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    1. Thank you so much! You are very sweet!!

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  46. Wow, that's amazing! It turned out so beautifully!

    www.stylingmylife.com

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  47. super bonita!! mucha imaginacion!! un beso!

    http://estilocon2s.blogspot.com.es/

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  48. This is such a cute idea! I've gotta try something like this! Although I doubt I could be as crafty as you. ;)

    xo

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    1. Thanks, Sara! I think you could do it!! :)

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  49. OMG you're so talented! the result is so cute and professional!! looks like fun too :)

    of course i would like to follow each-other!
    following now, follow back?

    kisses and see you around,
    teresa
    www.trend-ish.com

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  50. This is so cute! You're so creative and talented :)

    161cm.com

    joanne♥choi

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  51. Wow, amazing diy!!

    totally love it!
    Kiss,
    N
    http://nikadressed.blogspot.com/

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  52. Wow, this is absolutely amazing! The DIY turned out amazing!!

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  53. Wahoooo this DIY looks so amazing I really love it, congrats!

    See you xx

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  54. very impressive and creative!!!!

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  55. Lovely DIY! Thank you for your lovely comment!

    Carmen Ri.

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  56. got a very interesting thing from the usual T-shirts!

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  57. That's really creative! :) Almost high fashion! :) Love that idea, best wishes! :)

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    1. awww thanks! That's really sweet!!

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  58. you made this?? it's amazing! how creative.

    xo,

    wardrobe girls

    www.wardrobesimetandliked.com

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  59. Very original! Thanks for stopp on my blog! I'm follow you now, i hope you follow me back
    http://dress-toexpress.blogspot.com.ar

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  60. ummm wow!!!! xx

    http://whatwouldkarldo.com

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  61. Gorgeous! Great final result!
    http://violetcatstyle.blogspot.com/

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  62. This is such a good and easy DIY idea!! Love it and cant wait to try it!!

    Carly and Stacie

    www.theislandsecret.blogspot.ca

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  63. Nice DIY shirt! It looks awesome.

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!
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  64. okey if you will be my follower i repayment ;))

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  65. This is a work of art! I don't know if I would have the steady hand (or the patience) required for this but it looks awesome. Looking forward to seeing what you pair it with x

    Carly

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    1. awww thanks so much, Carly! You're very sweet!!

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  66. From drab to fab!

    Thanks for stopping by, just became a follower xo

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    1. awww thank you so much! I love getting new followers!!

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  67. Que buena idea. Te ha quedado genial.
    Besos

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  68. Wooow this is lovely, you are very talented!!!
    xoxo DIa!

    Check my new post: http://www.peach-punch.com/2012/06/leather-dress.html

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  69. nice tutorial dear!
    and I've already follow you back!

    xoxo

    http://sony-ann.blogspot.com/

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  70. Love it! Wow, you are really creative! Great effect!

    Have a nice day dear, xoxo

    http://www.lolitainthemix.blogspot.com

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  71. Great work Allison! It looks really good!
    xx
    I Want It All

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  72. that really looks so cool and stylish!! very creative I must say :) i like how the necklace turned out to be detailed and unique!!


    ps: thanks for dropping by and commenting on my blog post! i really appreciate!



    czarina♥
    paint it stripes

    New Outfit and Photodiary post "Concrete jungle + BU3 experience" is up on the blog, Hope you can check it out :)

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  73. What a creative, innovative DIY technique! Love the multidimensional element it adds to the basic canvas of the shirt. Beautiful <33

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  74. This looks like such a good idea! Yours turned out great, i absolutely love it!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

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  75. Of course I would love to ! :)
    I follow you now ♥

    Great DIY, love it!

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    1. awww thanks so much, Kate! I really appreciate it! ;)

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  76. OMG this is so amazing i can't say it using words!!! great idea, beautifull effect, i love this blouse and people like you :***

    Hugs
    Lona
    http://lenalona.blogspot.com/

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  77. wow!this is art!great post!thanks for your comment!

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  78. Hi beautiful! tnks a lot for ur lovely comment (: Great DIY! Would u like to follow each other? (:

    xx from
    http://heelsandroses.blogspot.com.es/

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  79. Wow Amaizing DIY!
    Have a great Sunday!
    http://robertascoolestplaces.blogspot.com.es

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  80. really nice...pity me and this kind of work never were really friends :P
    XOXO

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    1. awww thank you! I think you should try it out!! :)

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  81. Hi dear:)

    Lovely blog and really cool DIY blogpost:) I love creative people and like to collect them on my bloglist:)
    I would love to put you on my list and follow your blog.

    Would u like to follow each other too?

    Hugs
    from Denamrk

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  82. Great job! I love wearing unique clothes.

    Glad to be a new follower.
    You can visit my blog here:
    http://letmebeyourtrendsetter.blogspot.com.es/2012/05/pajas-peta-zetas-y-daddy-yankee.html

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  83. Cute diy it looked really professional in the end.

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  84. Que boniiito por favor! y que paciienciiaa! ha quedado perfecta!!!! :D

    Besiitos desde amayaT.!
    www.amayat.com

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  85. Thanks for comment. Of course I would like to follow each other, i love your DIY post and looking forward to see more tutorials like that :). I'm following You dear :) Lona

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  86. En una palabra: PRECIOSO!! Me encanta!! Yo tambien tengo un blog, porfavor si te gusta sigueme ;)
    http://liveyourdreamallthetime.blogspot.com.es/

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  87. Fantastic tutorial!
    Thanks for your comment, I`m follwogin your interesting blog, hope you might follow me back:)

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  88. This looks amazing! Looks really expensive too xxx

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  89. Qué fuerte!!! Me ha encantado lo que has hecho con una simple camiseta blanca, es una obra de arte. Mi enhorabuena por tu blog. Te sigo. Un saludo

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  90. Amazing DIY! Thnx for it! :)
    Also, thnx for visiting my blog.. I follow you from now, amazing blog! :)

    Kiss from Serbia,

    Ivana

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  91. Hi beautiful! tnks a lot for ur great comment (: Follow u back dear!

    xx from
    http://heelsandroses.blogspot.com.es/

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  92. Thanks for visiting my blog! I´m your new follower!!!!!
    I love this DIY!!!It´s very simple and easy!!! great! kisses http://trendytips-trendygirls.blogspot.com

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  93. Wow! What an amazing DIY! It looks fantastic!

    xo
    Rachel

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  94. super cute!

    http://sindy-ng.blogspot.co.uk/

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  95. prfect diy honey, you have a great taste!!
    nice to meet your blog

    xx

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