DIY Shoe Clips Tutorial

Want to spice up your shoe closet for the winter? The holiday season is all about decorations and ornaments, which is when all the popular retailers come out with their decked-out shoe collections. Glitter, bows and flowers are just an example of the many gorgeous combinations you’ll find on the shelves. You may feel tempted to grab them while they’re still hot, but we, at iLoveSexy have a special treat for you this week! We are always looking for fun and affordable DIY tutorials that are easy on the eyes and your wallet so that you can recreate fashion trends that you find in stores. In fact, we have come up with this crafty DIY Shoe Clip tutorial so that you can decorate your shoes anytime you want. This is perfect if you have any high heels lying around the house that you’d like to transform for a special occasion. Or if you’re looking for some new shoes to adorn, we have many gorgeous pumps in our Pump Collection that you may like. In just a few easy steps, you can take any old shoe from drab to fab. So stick around and find out how to make your own DIY shoe clips.
 

DIY Shoe Clips - What you will need

 

What you will need: 

Decorative appliques (bows, flowers, ornaments, etc.)
Earring clips
Pliers
Hot glue or tacky glue

 

DIY Shoe Clips - Step 1

1. Use pliers to pinch and flatten the earring clip so that they rest comfortably against the shoe when they are attached. Repeat this step for the other clip.

 

DIY Shoe Clips - Step 2

2. Apply hot glue or tacky glue to the back of your applique.

 

DIY Shoe Clips - Step 3

3. Attach the flattened earring clip to the glue and wait for it to dry. Repeat this step for the other earring clip.

 

DIY Shoe Clips - Finished

 
Don’t these DIY shoe clips just brighten up the high heels? The best part about them is that you can switch them around to your liking and place them in different positions. Wear them in the front as your centerpiece or to the side to give it a sophisticated and romantic look. You can even clip them to the back of the shoe for a fun, retro feel. Here are just a few different ways you can wear your DIY shoe clips.
 

DIY Shoe Clips - Black Velvet

Similar: Pleaser Hidden Platform Pump

 

DIY Shoe Clips - Glitter Peep Toe Pump

Peep Toe Glitter Pump

 

DIY Shoe Clips - Harlow Pinup Couture Classic Pump

 

Harlow Pinup Couture Classic Pump

 
Shoe clips are chic, versatile and a simple way to dress up a pair of shoes. You can use all different kinds of shoes with these DIY shoe clips such as sandals and flats. And if you have any old costume jewelry or ornaments lying around, you can use those as part of your shoe clips as well. If you’re feeling fancy and want to incorporate some arts and crafts into your fashion, then this tutorial is perfect for you. What would you decorate your shoe clips with? Are you a fan of this look?  Let us know in the comment box below what you thought of our tutorial and if you’ll be trying this out yourself. And pay us a visit again next week to see what new tutorial we have in store for you.

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DIY Glitter Tights Tutorial

As you know, the holiday season is just around the corner. While most of us are focused on Thanksgiving, we, at iLoveSexy, personally can’t wait for Christmas time. That’s why, we are glittering things up for this week’s DIY! The holidays are all about sparkling Christmas ornaments and pristine snowfall during a Winter Wonderland. And what better time of the year than Christmas time to wear sparkling clothing? This week, we came up with a tutorial for some amazing DIY glitter tights that you can wear to all your holiday parties and excursions. These DIY glitter tights are fun, fashionable and go beautifully with ankle boots and high heels. These glitter tights are sold in retail stores during the holiday season and while you are free to purchase them, why spend money when you can easily make your own? This week’s DIY tutorial does not take up a lot of time and only requires a few steps before you can step out this Christmas season with your new gorgeous DIY glitter tights.   If you have some old nude pantyhose lying around your house, you can use that or you can purchase a new pair of Lycra Sheer Pantyhose off our website, which we have used here. So if you’re looking to spice up your attire for the winter and add this lovely accessory to your wardrobe, let’s get started!
 

 DIY Glitter Tights - What you will need

 
What you will need: 
Nude pantyhose
Spray adhesive/glue
Ultra-fine glitter
Scratch paper/Newspaper
 

DIY Glitter Tights - Step 1

1. Lay out your scratch paper or newspaper to catch the glitters from getting all over your place. Then lay your nude pantyhose flat against the paper.

 

DIY Glitter Tights - Step 2

2. Spray your spray adhesive to the pantyhose in sections.

 

DIY Glitter Tights - Step 3

3. Sprinkle a layer of glitter over the area you have sprayed. Try to sprinkle it as evenly across the pantyhose as possible. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have covered both sides of the pantyhose.

 

DIY Glitter Tights - Step 4

4. After you have finished applying glitter to both sides, carefully lift the pantyhose off the paper and gently shake the excess. Place your hand inside the pantyhose to separate both sides, as the spray adhesive may have caused them to stick to one another. Let your pantyhose dry for a couple of hours to make sure that all of the glitters are secured and there is no fall-out.
 

DIY Glitter Tights - Finished

And voila! Aren’t these simply breathtaking? They may look pretty now, but we guarantee you will be even more amazed after you put them on. We used an ultra fine white iridescent glitter to mimic a sparkling snowflake after a snowfall, but you can use other colors such as gold or silver as well.We recommend wearing these with a skirt and ankle boots. Ankle boots have made a big splash in the fashion industry this year, and there’s nothing quite like a pair of booties to dress up an outfit. If you wish to wear shorts or skirts in the winter but want to remain warm, then wearing these DIY glitter tights are the perfect accessory.
 
Well, that’s all for this week’s DIY! We hope you enjoyed reading this week’s post on how to create your own DIY glitter tights. What did you think of this week’s DIY tutorial? Are you a fan of wearing glitter tights in the winter? We can’t stress how in love we are with glitter, so you just might be seeing more glitter DIYs from us for the holiday season. Would you like to see more of those from us? Let us know in the comment box below your thoughts, questions and suggestions. And check back again next week to see what new treats we have in store for you!

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DIY Wedding Garter Tutorial

Most women dream of that special day when they will be able to walk down the aisle in a beautiful white gown. Thousands of people get married each day with various customs and traditions. However, one custom that has gone back since the 14th century and continues to be practiced to this day is the tossing of the garter. A tradition that is both loved and hated yet practiced universally, the garter symbolizes who among the wedding bachelors is next to get married. Planning for a wedding can be quite expensive and gathering all of the right accessories can definitely put a dent in your bank account. That is why this week, we, at iLoveSexy, we wanted to share a quick and easy DIY wedding garter tutorial that you can do right at home. While you are free to sew your own garter, this tutorial does not involve any sewing and all of the items we purchased can be found at your local crafts store. And best of all, everything was under $10! This DIY wedding garter is perfect to wear underneath a wedding dress or as an accessory for matching your bridal lingerie. At the end of this blog post, we’ve picked out some of our bestselling wedding lingerie from our collection that you might want to take a look at. So stick around, gather your materials and browse through our entire Bridal Collection for any gorgeous outfits that you might want to consider for that a very special night.
 

DIY Wedding Garter - What you will need

 

What you will need: 

Elastic lace
Medium-thick (3/8 inch) ribbon
Thin (1/8) ribbon
Decorative flower
Rhinestones
Scissors
Hot glue gun

 

DIY Wedding Garter - Step 1

1. Measure out the desired length of elastic lace needed to fit comfortably around your thigh. Measure out the same length of ribbon. Apply hot glue in sections to attach the ribbon to the elastic lace.

 

DIY Wedding Garter - Step 2

2. After you have finished attaching the lace, create a circle with the elastic lace by hot gluing the edges together.

 

DIY Wedding Garter - Step 3

3. Prepare your decorative pieces. Here we have our flower decoration and we cut a piece of 3/8-inch ribbon and tied it into a bow.

 

DIY Wedding Garter - Step 4

4. Use hot glue to attach the ribbon to the decorative flower, so that they form one unit.

 

DIY Wedding Garter - Step 5

5. Apply hot glue to the elastic lace garter and attach the decorative flower.

 

DIY Wedding Garter - Step 6

6. This is how your garter should look so far. You can add more decorations or you can leave it as it is.

 

DIY Wedding Garter - Step 7

7. To make the garter a little snazzier, we added a few rhinestones to complement the colors.

 

DIY Wedding Garter - Finished

And now we are finished! How easy was that? You can make one by itself or if you wish to wear the garters on both legs on top of regular thigh high stockings, you can make an additional matching garter.  It takes less than half an hour and only uses the handy dandy glue gun to put everything together, which is great for those of you who don’t know how to sew or don’t have the time. These DIY wedding garters are cute, chic and sophisticated and would go with a number of bridal lingerie pieces from our collection. While we carry a wide variety of lingerie on our website, here are a few of our most popular selections!

 

Wedding Garter - Honeymoon Surprise

Honeymoon Surprise

 

DIY Wedding Garter - Blushing Bride

Blushing Bride

 

DIY Wedding Garter - Sweetheart Bride

Sweetheart Bride

 

DIY Wedding Garter - Floral Fantasy Bride

Floral Fantasy Bride

 

Whether you are ready to walk down the aisle or not, it never hurts to gather ideas for that upcoming dream wedding. Customizing your own DIY wedding garter is easy to achieve and doesn’t cost nearly as much as it does to purchase one at a store. You can personalize yours any way you like by adding charms, fabrics, lace or even embroidery. In addition, this tutorial can be used to make different types of garters and is not limited to just bridal. You can use black accents to create a lovely burlesque garter or even chains to give it a dark, Gothic feel. The possibilities are endless and the results will always be spectacular. We hope you enjoyed our tutorial, as we had a lot of fun putting it together. Will you be making your own DIY wedding garter? Or did you have another idea for a garter in mind? Did you like any of the bridal lingerie selections that we have picked out? Please let us know in the comment box below if you have any comments, questions or suggestions! And check back again next week to see what all new DIY tutorial we will be bringing you!

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DIY Studded Bra Tutorial

Studs and spikes are a fun and trendy way to add edginess to clothing and it has been quite popular in the fashion industry over the years. There’s something so iconic about studded apparel, and it can really transform an outfit from drab to fab in minutes, especially in the winter. This week at iLoveSexy, we felt like tapping into our inner bad girl and we came up with this easy and affordable DIY studded bra tutorial. We’re sure you’ve seen this studded bra around in stores with various designs. But if you knew how easy to it was to create your own, you would definitely want to make your own DIY studded bra at home.  Adding studs to an old bra can really spice it up and it makes an amazing accent piece in a fierce and modern outfit. We made this with our Convertible Four Way Bra, which works great because you can wear this bra many different ways once you are finished. If you prefer something more demure and feminine, you can opt for this Demi Cup Underwire Padded Bra which has lace and faux leather detailing. Or if you want to go rocker chic, then adding studs to our Leather Bra would be our top pick. Whether you choose to use one of our bras or use one you have lying around your house, this tutorial is fun and easy to follow. So let’s get started!

 

DIY Studded Bra - What you will need

 

What you will need:

Bra
Studs (We used 1/2 inch silver studs that we purchased from Studs & Spikes)
Sewing stiletto (or anything that you can use to punch holes such as a razor blade)
Pliers

 

DIY Studded Bra - Step 1

1. Take a stud and press it against the bra to make an indent in the material.

 

DIY Studded Bra - Step 2

2. Use the stiletto to poke two holes where the stud has left its indent. If your bra’s material does not contain padding and is thin enough, then you will not need to use a stiletto.

 

DIY Studded Bra - Step 3

3. Poke the stud’s tines through the holes you have created.

 

DIY Studded Bra - Step 4

4. To secure the studs in place, use a pair of pliers to bend the tines down.

 

DIY Studded Bra - Step 5

5. To make sure that the tines are as flat as possible, you can place the bra on a flat surface and press the flat side of the pliers to push down the stud.

 

DIY Studded Bra - Finished1

Repeat steps 1-5 throughout the entire bra, with whatever design you want to go with. This is our finished product, after we have finished studding.

 

DIY Studded Bra - Finished2

And here is a side view of our DIY studded bra. What do you think of this design?

 

DIY Studded Bra - Finished3

You can use any kind of bra that you like, but what’s great about this convertible bra is that it can be worn four different ways, which works wonderfully for creating different looks. Whether you want to wear this peeking out of a blazer or paired with a jacket or even on its own, this bra is extremely versatile.

 

DIY Studded Bra - Finished4

So what did you think of this DIY studded bra tutorial? Will you be trying this out at home? Studded bras have always been a favorite among women, and while they can be found at many retail stores, making your own with a customized design is just as easy and so much more fun. You can also get creative and add spikes and different colored studs to your bra. And once you are finished, you can rock out in this gorgeous piece wherever you go. So let us know if you liked this tutorial and if you will be making your own using this method. And share your thoughts with us in the form of questions, comments and suggestions in our comment box below! And check back next week for an all new DIY tutorial that you can accomplish at home!

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DIY Rhinestone Cat Ears for Cat Costumes

Halloween season has officially ended and we have another year until we can resume all of our favorite spooktacular festivities! While we are sad that we have to wait an entire year until we can celebrate our favorite holiday, we still have plenty of DIY tutorials for you to check out. We all know that Halloween is not the only time where you can dress up an outfit with a cute hair accessory. In fact, one of the most popular accessories since last year are rhinestone cat ears, which were first seen in Taylor Swift’s music video for “22”. These are incredibly fun and easy to make so we thought that it would make the perfect DIY to kick off the start of November. You can wear these DIY rhinestone cat ears with outfits in our Cat Costume Collection or casually with an everyday outfit. These DIY rhinestone cat ears are cute and subtle enough for anyone to wear animal ears out in public without looking like they’re confused about Halloween. So if you’ve always wanted to make your own pair of DIY rhinestone cat ears, stick around for our tutorial!
 

DIY Rhinestone Cat Ears - What you will need

 
 What you will need:

Headband
Floral wire
Rhinestones
Wire cutters
Pliers
Hot glue gun

 

DIY Rhinestone Cat Ears - Step 1

 

1. Measure the length of wire that you will use to form your cat ears. You can eyeball it depending on the size you want, but just make sure to leave enough wire to wrap around the headband.

 

DIY Rhinestone Cat Ears - Step 2

 

2. After you have finished cutting out your first wire, use that first piece to measure out your second piece.

 

DIY Rhinestone Cat Ears - Step 3

 

3. Using pliers, wrap the two ends of the wire around the headband, keeping the shape of the cat ears in mind. You can also use the pliers to bend, shape and smooth out the wire.

 

DIY Rhinestone Cat Ears - Step 4

 

4. This is how your cat ears should look after you have finished wrapping the wires.

 

DIY Rhinestone Cat Ears - Step 5

 

5. Use hot glue to attach the rhinestones to the wires. You can add as many as you’d like, depending on how many the cat ears can fit.

 

DIY Rhinestone Cat Ears - Finished

DIY Rhinestone Cat Ears - Finished2

DIY Rhinestone Cat Ears - Finished

 

Are these adorable or what? It seems as though everyone is jumping on the rhinestone cat ear trend nowadays. From pop music stars to magazine cover girls, every girl wants to get her hands on these. Well, what better way than to make your own? And if you prefer to add other decorations, you can use pearls or different colored crystals instead. These DIY rhinestone cat ears are simple to make and only take a little time to create. So get started on creating your own cat ears right meow! And show us some love in the comment box below in the form of any comments, questions or suggestions that you would like to see for next week’s DIY tutorial.

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